Eastport Arts Center

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Bread Baking, Chocolate Art Conclude Workshop Series on a Tasty Note

EAC’s Summer Workshop Series continues via Zoom with The Art of Bread Making with Chris and Steve Grannis on August 11. The series finale, with Melissa Newcomb, will be Chocolate Art on August 18. Click on the workshop names above, or visit our events calendar for full details about … [Read More]

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Eastport Area Yoga Instructors Bridge the Distance

“Through yoga I’ve learned to take a moment to breathe when faced with an unfavorable situation—Covid-19, in this instance,” says Katie Melancon, who like EAC’s other yoga instructor, Lilli Danaea, has continued to meet weekly with her students via Zoom since the EAC building closed in March. “No longer … [Read More]

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Witches and Wizards at Home? Send ’em to Hogwarts, EAC Style

Instructor Sara Myrick will lead EAC’s second Summer Arts Camp session—the Virtual Harry Potter Arts Camp Experience—August 4, 5 and 6, from 10-11 am each day. Geared for children ages 6-13, the camp will include an exciting array of Harry Potter-themed activities to be completed together with the group … [Read More]

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What is Zentangle? Pembroke Student and Perry-based Musician Demonstrate

On Tuesday, July 28, popular EAC instructor Ann Cannizzaro will teach ‘Zentangle: A Mindful Approach to Creativity and Flow,‘ as part of the arts center’s Summer Workshop Series via Zoom. Take a peek at the Zentangle technique in footage made by Ann’s daughter and fellow artist Nia Aretakis, featuring … [Read More]

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Anton Webern’s ‘Piano Variations’ Latest in Virtual Concert & Keyboard Talk

EAC staff and volunteers have been working to produce a virtual concert and keyboard talk with pianist Gregory Biss. Previous videos were Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in E minor, Etude #3 by Philip Glass, Mozart’s Rondo in A Minor, Biss’ own composition, Nocturne, written in 1991, and Chopin’s Nocturne, opus 9, … [Read More]

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Life in Washington County Collaborators Turn an Eye to Monthly Draw-a-Thon

EAC’s Draw-a-Thon is a monthly virtual program co-hosted by Anne Shields Hopkins, EAC’s life drawing workshop organizer, and Mark Macey, EAC and Stage East’s Island Institute Fellow. The cohosts and their collaborators from Stage East’s Life in Washington County project chat about the upcoming Draw-a-Thon in this video, with … [Read More]

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Henna Workshop Bridges Tradition and Technology

On July 14, 17 enthusiastic participants of all ages gathered via Zoom to learn about the many fascinating aspects of henna tattoos. The talented Ashley Hinson Dkakal, whose personal experiences highlighted the afternoon’s in-depth workshop, explained and taught step by step how to draw the four most popular motifs. Participants were … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery Presents Additional Works in Members’ Shows

The Eastport Gallery, proudly celebrating our 35th year, presented two members shows: the General Works show and the ‘Smalls’ show, in June. Always as a complement to the larger general show, the ‘smalls’ show, notes Eastport Gallery President Jude Kempe, is comprised of works thought of “As hidden gems, … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery presents Poetry Talk with Jason Grundstrom-Whitney

Poet and lifelong activist Jason Grundstrom-Whitney was hosted by Eastport Gallery for the second virtual literary evening of the season, titled, “Spirituality and Creativity: The Poetry of Jason Grundstrom-Whitney.” He is joined during the prerecorded event by gallery member Lora Whelan and Resolute Bear Press Publisher and Editor Valerie … [Read More]

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Draw-a-Thon On Tap for July 25

EAC’s next monthly Draw-a-Thon, a virtual program co-hosted by Anne Shields Hopkins, EAC’s life drawing workshop organizer, and Mark Macey, EAC and Stage East’s Island Institute Fellow, is Saturday, July 25, from 7:30-9:30. All are welcome to participate in the “pay if you are able event”, which uses the Zoom … [Read More]

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The work of Eastport Arts Center is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. The work of Eastport Arts Center is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.