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Handy Links: EAC’s Online Offerings (Ongoing and ‘Live’)

Ongoing online activities: Ecstatic Dance Subscribe to this group’s YouTube channel to access dance-inspiring playlists, updated weekly. International DanceFind a playlist of videos here, including demonstrations of the dances. EAC’s Poetry and Pie FestivalContributors of poems and pictures are sought! Please check out current submissions and read more here. … [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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EAC’s Wellness Corner: Online Yoga & Dental Health

Seeing a recent video—on toothbrushing—created by Kathleen Dunbar, dental hygienist and longtime Stage East actress, EAC director Chris Grannis joked about how Kathleen was ‘driven to it’ by quarantine life, which is preventing Kathleen from taking to the stage as she’s done memorably in many productions at the center. … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery presents Season Finale, Online and On Water Street

The current members’ shows, augmented with additional works, will be on view at the gallery beginning the 28th of August and run through the end of September, concluding the 2020 season. The virtual gallery will be ready for viewing the updated shows on Monday, August 31st. “We have had … [Read More]

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‘Four Elements’ Explored in Gallery’s Latest Hybrid Show

Eastport Gallery will be offering works for a special members’ theme show, The Four Elements, beginning Friday, August 14 and running for two weeks. The ‘hybrid’ show, in addition to being on view at the gallery in downtown Eastport, will also be viewable via the Gallery’s website and Facebook … [Read More]

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Stage East’s Latest Wants You, Readers and Listeners!

Stage East announces Play by Play, a script-in-hand series that invites the public to participate in weekly play readings. The events will be held over Zoom, and participants are welcome to read or just come and listen.“The nice part is there’s no homework. You can just come a flex … [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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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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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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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.