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Models Near and Far Prepare for Saturday’s Draw-a-Thon

“I am so excited to invite you to the first Draw-a-Thon of 2021!” says organizer Anne Shields Hopkins. “We will be welcoming Easy Elliot for our long pose this time around. He will be immersing us in the full experience of his studio in Biddeford, Maine. We will be listening to … [Read More]

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Winter Show Opens January 21

Brighten your winter by visiting the new Winter Show at the Eastport Gallery’s virtual gallery, featuring works by 14 of the member artists.  Here is just a taste of what you will discover when you visit the online gallery at: www.eastportgallery.com.

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Sauerkraut Next in Online Workshop Series

Join Anne Hopkins and friends in your home kitchen for EAC’s next workshop offering: an afternoon of learning to create the digestive ‘wonder food,’ sauerkraut. The free foodcraft class will take place from 1:30-3 pm, Sunday, January 31, via Zoom. Participants will receive a PDF of Anne’s sauerkraut-making pamphlet … [Read More]

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‘Hearts for the Arts’ Show Seeks Community Submissions

The Eastport Gallery invites all community artists to join the virtual Hearts for the Arts Valentine Show and online silent auction set for February 1-14. This show is being offered as the replacement fund-raising event for the gallery’s popular Paint Eastport Day, which was canceled in 2020 because of … [Read More]

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EAC Workshop Students Share ‘Heart-felt’ Creations

After learning a needle-felting technique at a July 2020 EAC Zoom workshop, Lauren Koss, a longtime student of wet felting, began engaging with the dry-felting in earnest in winter 2020, and also taught her 7-year-old son (also a frequenter of EAC workshops) the technique. As taught by Audra Christie, … [Read More]

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Owling-Inspired Art Project Next Up from KinderArts Craft Along Series

Have you ever gone owling? Winter Owl Art will be the next from the EAC KinderArts program’s Craft Along video series. Instructor Nia Aretakis will help viewers make their own wise, brave owl with paint, felt and cardboard in an easy-to-follow and gentle video presentation.EAC’s Craft Along workshops are accessible to … [Read More]

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Stage East Wraps 2020 With Online Production—Take a Peek!

A new adaptation of It’s A Wonderful Life will conclude the 2020 season for Play by Play, Stage East’s online theatre and play reading class. On Thursday, December 31 at 7 pm the class will continue Stage East’s New Year’s Eve tradition with a free production featuring 19 actors. … [Read More]

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EAC Wellness Classes to Continue Without Pause Through Holidays

EAC’s Tuesday, Friday and Saturday yoga classes will continue to meet as regularly scheduled through the Christmas and New Year holidays this year. “Since this year things are so different than normal years,” noted instructor Lilli Danaea, who’ll teach on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, “I am offering … [Read More]

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Local Family Reunites Online for Stage East New Year’s Tradition

A newly written adaptation of the Christmas classic It’s A Wonderful Life will be Play by Play’s finale reading for 2020. Play by Play, Stage East’s online theatre and play reading class, spent the fall studying the most produced plays of the 2019-20 U.S. season. In its final session—on Thursday, December … [Read More]

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Festival of Ornaments a Bright Spot for Holiday 2020

Attracting more than 50 students, with several double- or even triple-dipping by attending more than one of the series’ workshops, EAC’s Festival of Ornaments allowed many community members to spend meaningful time together while making handcrafted ornaments. Presented via Zoom November 29 through December 13, the workshop trio—Tassel Tree … [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.