Eastport Arts Center

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International Dinner Traditions Recalled in Video

In honor of EAC’s International Dinner we take a look back at what makes this event so special. You’ll hear memories of the annual feast from EAC Director Chris Grannis, her husband and Keltic Schmeltic band member Steve Grannis, and Nancy Asante, whose dish Rice Adamiatifi is an International … [Read More]

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Arts Campers and Creations Captured in Video Recap

EAC’s annual school break week Arts Camp was a colorful February highlight with an eager group of students aged 6 to 12 working via Zoom on a menagerie of paper-craft reptiles. Instructors Sara Myrick and Ann Cannizzaro, both full-time educators in Washington County, shared their school break time with … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery Offers Valentine’s Day ‘Live’ Art Reception & Radio Shows

Celebrate—Hearts for the Arts—a virtual Valentine’s Day party and reception, Sunday, February 14th between 6 and 8 pm. The event is an opportunity to mix and mingle with artists and friends, much like a “live” art reception, and a final chance to view the 90+ heart-themed auction items created by … [Read More]

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Video Explores Shared Subject of ‘Hearts for the Arts’ Submissions

Eastport Gallery’s ‘Hearts for the Arts’ online exhibition, featuring 90 works by 42 artists, contains a pair of images of the same subject—wintry late afternoon views of the Tides Institute and Museum of Art (TIMA), with its traditional glowing red heart decorations in the top floor windows. Mark Macey … [Read More]

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Suncatcher Hearts Are Here! Craft Along or Relax and Enjoy the Video

Nia Aretakis, instructor of EAC’s KinderArts Craft-Along video series, presents her latest—Papercraft Suncatcher Hearts. The video covers a few techniques, including the all-important cutting of a heart-shape, and the use of liquid starch and colored tissue paper to make a flexible translucent material that forms the suncatcher’s center. This … [Read More]

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Music Video Celebrates February’s Craft Along Project

Next in the Craft Along with Nia video series from EAC’s KinderArts program is Papercraft Suncatcher Hearts. The full video will be released on February 12. Whether you’ll craft along or not, please enjoy this montage of Nia’s imagery of the project alongside a tasty tune from this month’s … [Read More]

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Past, Present and Vivaldi! ‘Get to Know Us’ features PBSO’s George McBride

The latest from EAC Video’s ‘Get to Know Us’ series is George McBride, cellist and treasurer of Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra. Thanks to George for sending footage from his home in Whitneyville, for the discussion of the orchestra’s formation and future, and for playing Vivaldi for us! A constituent member … [Read More]

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Pastels & Drag: Studio Visit Series to Continue!

EAC Video’s Studio Visit series will continue with looks into the work of pastel painter Cynthia Morse and drag performer Zach Smith. Check out this trailer to see these folks in action—Cynthia exploring a blueberry barren’s bold color through her chosen medium, and Zach preparing for a Downeast Pride … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery Presents Literary Talk with Catherine J.S. Lee

The Eastport Gallery will host a virtual literary talk with Catherine J.S. Lee exploring her fiction, haiku and haibun. The talk will be available to view online at: www.eastportgallery.com A seventh-generation Mainer, Catherine J.S. Lee lives, writes, teaches, and flower gardens near the ocean in Eastport, Maine. She has been … [Read More]

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Winter Owl Craft Along is Here! Free Materials Kits Available

Nia Aretakis, instructor of EAC’s KinderArts Craft-Along video series, presents her latest—Winter Owl Art. Viewers’ curiosity about owls will be piqued as they’re inspired to make their own wee owls of cardboard, felt and paint. Geared towards children 3-8 years of age, though fun for all ages, EAC’s KinderArts … [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.