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Cashore Marionettes Take a Bow in Retrospective

Cashore Marionettes, though Pennsylvania-based, have been part of the EAC performer family “since before there was a building,” noted EAC Director Chris Grannis. A collaboration between Joe and Val Cashore, the multi award-winning company has a strong connection Down East—with Joe’s brother John Cashore (a well known face in … [Read More]

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EAC’s Virtual Concert & Keyboard Talk Spotlights Philip Glass

EAC staff and volunteers have been working to produce a virtual concert and keyboard talk with pianist Gregory Biss. The first piece of this series was Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in E minor; the latest selection is Etude #3 by Philip Glass. Special thanks to volunteer Bernie Cecire and … [Read More]

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ArtWalk Continues: Map and Gallery Updated; Featured Artist: Vittoria Chierici

Local artists and organizers Anne Shields Hopkins and Joan Lowden, in association with Eastport Arts Center, Eastport Gallery and the Tides Institute & Museum of Art, proudly introduced the Eastport ArtWalk Map on April 24th. One participant, Italian painter Vittoria Chierici, was scheduled to return to her home bases … [Read More]

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Online Arts Experiences and Educational Resources

We at EAC have been thrilled to see all of the efforts being put forth by educators and arts organizations to bring arts experiences and education into our lives and homes during this time when participating in community means staying at a distance from others. Please feel free to … [Read More]

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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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Check Out ALL Our Current Exhibitions!

EAC and its community is rich in exhibitions—both online and those with socially distant safety built in. Please check out the links below for the latest from Eastport Gallery and Washington Street Gallery, EAC volunteer Mary Anderson’s quarantine-themed work made in part from recycled EAC publicity materials, plus an … [Read More]

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What to Watch? Start With EAC’s Own Video List

Whether brand new or ‘from the vault’ we present here a collection of videos for your enjoyment. Stay tuned as we add more, and in the meanwhile here are selections from both Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra and PBSO member Sarah Lord, pianist Gregory Biss, video artist Lauren Koss and … [Read More]

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Online Draw-a-Thon ‘Empowering’

Featuring three models, live musical accompaniment, and the continuous scritch scratch of many pens and pencils, the Draw-a-Thon held online on April 25 was a great success. Originally planned as an EAC event by Life Drawing Workshop leader Anne Shields Hopkins, the program was brought (along with the drawing … [Read More]

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KinderArts Presents Activities for Preschoolers and Up

EAC’s KinderArts program has gathered some intriguing ideas for creative and arts-oriented activities for preschoolers. About the percussion projects: “Using kitchen utensils or sticks from your backyard you can practice tempo (fast and slow), dynamics (loud and soft) and register (high and low),” notes EAC’s Education & Outreach Coordinator … [Read More]

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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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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.