Eastport Arts Center

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Welcome to Our New Site!

We hope you’ll enjoy exploring EAC’s new site, which features posts about current projects and online activities at EAC, plus lots of stories and photos about past events for you to enjoy. Each post is tagged with descriptors—like ‘Stage East,’ ‘Recap Story’ or ‘Workshop.’ Clicking on these words will take you to an archive page of other posts on … [Read More]

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6th Annual Youth Art Month Exhibition—Check it Out Here!

In spite of Eastport Arts Center’s doors being closed at this time due to COVID-19, our 6th annual exhibition of young artists’ works is ready to roll! The art has been photographed by Robin Farrin, a frequent documenter of EAC events, or in some cases has been submitted digitally. Scroll on to see the show, or read more here.

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EAC and COVID-19

In this time of alarm and uncertainty around the COVID-19 virus, EAC has decided to take the precaution of canceling all public events at our facility for the time being. We will be reassessing our options on a regular basis and will try to reschedule events as we can. We have brought several exciting new virtual options online and … [Read More]

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Artist Profile: Shaïloh Plumbs ‘Major Arcana’ for Youth Art Month Show

11-year-old Shaïloh, a homeschooled Eastport resident, is at work on an ambitious art project—to create an his own illustrated Tarot deck. The first 9 of these cards are currently on view in EAC’s Youth Art Month Exhibition, and the artist plans to continue plugging away at his task. “I got the inspiration for the tarot cards mainly from reading books … [Read More]

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Live Community Drawing Group Formed Online by EAC Instructor

Zoom in and draw in community! EAC is excited to announce a new online portrait drawing group, organized by Anne Hopkins, our Life Drawing leader. Participating artists will take turns holding 5-20 minute poses for each other. Each artist—whether amateur or experienced—will have a turn to draw. “We can then share our experience and what we’ve made,” noted Hopkins. … [Read More]

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Stage East’s Comedy Appreciation Class ‘All About Having a Good Laugh’

Laugh Lab, now an online course, takes participants through the ins-and-outs of watching, reading, and writing comedic sketches. The class, run by Mark Macey, was originally focused on improv comedy. “We always intended to move into sketch comedy,” Macey said, “and now seemed like the perfect opportunity.” Weekly installments can be found on YouTube with links available every Tuesday … [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 away on producing new shows each week from her extensive … [Read More]

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Arts Resources for Creative Community—from Home

We at EAC have been thrilled to see all of the efforts being put forth by educators to bring arts education into our lives and homes during this time when participating in community means staying at a distance from others. Please feel free to email us additional suggestions for this page, and we’ll keep adding on. Cherryfield-based artist and … [Read More]

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Vintage Film Collage Keeps Pace with Composer’s Martian Opus

EAC Publicity Director Lauren Koss—who studied video and film at Hamilton College in the late 1990s—collaborated extensively with digital musician Samuel Pellman in 2003-04 and again 2012-2015, creating videos to illustrate his album, Selected Planets. Following is Pellman’s Ares Vallis. “The music for this piece was completed on the twentieth anniversary of the first successful landing of a craft … [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 a frugal, resource-conscious stance, and she has introduced many children … [Read More]

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Children’s Theater Workshop Steps into Wonderland

EAC’s Children’s Theater Workshop has responded to building closure with a graceful pivot and plan for an online continuation of the group’s Alice in Wonderland production, originally planned for a May performance. “Of course the show will look very different,” said Mark Macey, director of the play. “We’ll continue to use the story of Alice in Wonderland as a … [Read More]

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EAC Dance Groups Continue Online

EAC’s two weekly dance groups—Ecstatic Dance and International Dance—will continue to offer opportunities for participation, via YouTube playlists. The Ecstatic group has always provided dancers a chance to cut loose and dance with no rules or judgement, and the initial playlist offers listeners some great inspiration to do the same from the comfort of home. The International Dancers have … [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.