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Laugh Lab Moves to Zoom

Island Fellow Mark Macey’s educational romp through the history and practice of sketch comedy, which began with a 5-part series on YouTube, will now center around a weekly writing group on Zoom. Classes are held every Thursday at 6:30 pm. You can check out  Mark’s YouTube channel for past classes, or view … [Read More]

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EAC’s Poetry and Pie Event Continues Online

Submissions of poetry (or pie photos!) are welcomed for EAC’s celebration of April as National Poetry Month. Our original plan for a celebration was to be our first-ever Poetry and Pie Night, sponsored by Pembroke’s Pie Ladies Bakery. Given current circumstances, we’re instead offering an online festival with BYOP … [Read More]

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Stage East’s ‘Life in Washington County’ Project Entering Final Lap

Stage East’s latest project, ‘Life in Washington County‘, an all-digital collaboration directed and produced by Mark Macey, has attracted a group of more than 30 participants. With an online opening planned for next month, the piece will consist of a series of videos, each containing contributions from four people: … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery Goes Virtual with ‘Hearts’ Exhibition

Eastport Gallery’s first-ever virtual exhibition—Hearts—opened this week. “The Hearts show came into being in mid-March when the coronavirus pandemic became a sudden reality in our country and region,” said member Lora Whelan, who had the idea for the exhibition, and worked with gallery president Jude Kempe to bring the … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery Launches Virtual Gallery With Tributes to Joyce Weber and Dominic Noe

Eastport Gallery has launched a new virtual gallery for art-lovers to explore. Currently featured on the page are tribute sections for two beloved and recently departed artists: founder Joyce Weber and longtime member Dominic Noe. In addition, representative works by members may be enjoyed. Coming soon to the site … [Read More]

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Online Drawing Group Offers Friday Coffee Hour and Wednesday Portrait Meetup

EAC’s drawing group, led by Anne Shields Hopkins, has moved online, and is now offering both an open portrait drawing session on Wednesdays at 4 pm and a coffee hour with still life on Fridays at 9 am. The group would be interested in having a musician to participate … [Read More]

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PBSO’s Sarah Lord (and daughter Luna) Present Video Collection

Sarah Lord, a flute player and Board member for Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra, has recorded a series of musical videos to share with the EAC community. She commented, “This Covid-19 situation has changed my family’s life in so many ways, but one positive change is that we have more … [Read More]

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Eastport Teacher Launches Online Art Lessons with Upcycling Focus

Beloved educator Sara Myrick, a longtime instructor of EAC youth workshops and camps, and art teacher for the Eastport schools, has launched an ‘Art with Ms M’ page on Facebook, and is sharing art time with her students—and anyone else who’d like to watch. Myrick’s lessons have always reflected … [Read More]

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Ride the Airwaves ‘Round the World’ with Chorus’ New Accompanist

EAC’s international community chorus, Quoddy Voices, recently announced that their new accompanist is Jane Lanctot—Lubec resident, multi-instrumentalist, scholar of Cambodian music, electrical engineering and mathematics, AND host of Round the World with Cracklin’ Jane, a radio show aired online and via Eastport’s Shead High School radio station, WSHD-LP. Cracking … [Read More]

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Read more about it: Youth Art Month Exhibition

Despite widespread COVID-19 closures, Eastport Arts Center’s Washington Street Gallery will celebrate Youth Art Month with its 6th annual exhibition of young artists’ works. The art has been photographed by Robin Farrin, a frequent documenter of EAC events, and has been compiled as an online exhibition on the center’s … [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.