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Diana Young: ‘Joyful, Accomplished and With One Wicked Sense of Humor’ in Latest ‘Artist to Artist’ Video

Eastport Gallery’s Artist to Artist video series continues with a studio chat and interview with painter Diana Young. Diana has been a member of the Gallery for 32 years and counting, splitting her time between Bangor, where she lives, and Eastport, and managing to participate in both artistic communities at … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery Blooms—Online and In Person

The Eastport Gallery at 109 Water Street will open for the season on June 5th, “But you don’t have to wait until June,” enthused Gallery president Joan Lowden, “to appreciate the cheerful windows brightening the corner of Water and Washington Streets right now!”  The works in the windows, displayed … [Read More]

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EAC Video’s Most-Watched Title—’Farmer Jim’ Kovaleski—Tops 2K Views and Climbs On

EAC Video’s most-viewed offering, which topped 2,000 views on April 1, combines ‘Farmer Jim’ Kovaleski’s passions—scythe mowing and poetry. We share it this week as part of EAC’s celebration of April as National Poetry Month—set to culminate in our Poetry & Pie Night on April 30. The video was … [Read More]

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Gene Nichols Talks Rain Sounds & Rain Sticks to Prep for April’s Craft-along with Nia

As inspiration for April’s Craft-along with Nia—a custom rain stick craft, here’s Gene Nichols, multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire, showing a few makers of rain sounds from his collection. In the Craft-along video, which will be published April 16, KinderArts video instructor Nia Aretakis will demonstrate a technique for creating a child-sized … [Read More]

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Portland’s Poet Laureate to Read for EAC Poetry & Pie Night

Linda Aldrich, the celebrated Poet Laureate of Portland, Maine, will be opening reader for EAC’s 2021 Poetry & Pie Night, planned as an online event for April 30. Originally conceived as an open mic-style event featuring local poets and homemade pies, the event was held as an online gathering … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery Spring Show Opens April 2

The Eastport Gallery’s virtual Spring Show opens Friday, April 2, and runs through June 17, featuring works by 16 of the gallery’s members. Visit the show online at www.eastportgallery.com.  While you are out enjoying the beautiful weather, please stop to appreciate the spring display in the Gallery windows at 109 … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery New Member Application is Open April 5-9

The 20-member Eastport Gallery cooperative has an opening for one new member. Interested artists are encouraged to apply. The gallery is a constituent member of the Eastport Arts Center. Membership includes participation in monthly seasonal shows in the Water Street gallery, year-round virtual shows, an artist page and shop … [Read More]

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Visual Contributions Sought for International Cookbook

EAC is creating a cookbook based on its legendary annual International Dinners and honoring EAC founder Joyce Weber, who passed away in 2020. Visual artists who work in any medium, including photography, are welcome to submit an artwork for consideration for inclusion in the cookbook. The cookbook will include … [Read More]

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Online Drawing Regulars Discuss Inspiration & Connectedness

“Assignments really help me. I get lost in too many options,” writes Sue Riddle of Pembroke, Maine, one of several artists who have participated for a year or more in EAC’s online portrait drawing group, interacting each week with a close-knit community formed despite social and physical distance. The … [Read More]

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March Draw-a-Thon Features Album Release ‘Listening Party’

This month’s Draw-a-Thon—offered Saturday, March 27 at 7:30 pm— will feature an opportunity for community members to hear the new album, ‘Welcome to Camtschaticus’ by Oh Boy Thanks, a sibling trio including Downeaster Rafi Hopkins and his brother and sister, Jesse and Anastasia Galkowski. As finale of the Draw-a-Thon, … [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.