Eastport Arts Center

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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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Hearts for the Arts Exhibition Now Open

Hearts for the Arts auction is now OPEN!  Bidding closes at midnight on Valentine’s Day. Presented by the Eastport Gallery, this show features more than 90 pieces lovingly created by community members. Download the full catalog with links for easy bidding at:  www.eastportgallery.com. The event is a mid-winter answer to … [Read More]

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Hearts for the Arts Silent Auction Opens February 1

Celebrate the season of love with the Eastport Gallery, who present Hearts for the Arts February 1-14, featuring works by extended community and Eastport Gallery members. The exhibition, which will take place both online and in Eastport Gallery’s windows, “Is a beautiful reflection of talent and love for our … [Read More]

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Winter Show Opens January 21

Brighten your winter by visiting the new Winter Show at the Eastport Gallery’s virtual gallery, featuring works by 14 of the member artists.  Here is just a taste of what you will discover when you visit the online gallery at: www.eastportgallery.com.

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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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Eastport Gallery Spotlights Jude Kempe

Longtime gallery member Jude Kempe is the Eastport Gallery’s featured artist this week.  Jude reflects: “The gift of being an artist for me is that I find absolutely everything in the world fascinating. The gift of being an artist has given me the ability to observe keenly, feel deeply, honor … [Read More]

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‘Hearts for the Arts’ Show Seeks Community Submissions

The Eastport Gallery invites all community artists to join the virtual Hearts for the Arts Valentine Show and online silent auction set for February 1-14. This show is being offered as the replacement fund-raising event for the gallery’s popular Paint Eastport Day, which was canceled in 2020 because of … [Read More]

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Ostrander-Kempe Tête-à-Tête Kicks Off New Video Series

This week, Eastport Gallery introduces a new video series: Artist to Artist, produced by gallery member Jude Kempe. “The series idea came about because as an artist myself I am interested in asking other artists questions,” noted Kempe. “‘Why do we make art? Why did we choose to be … [Read More]

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EAC Workshop Students Share ‘Heart-felt’ Creations

After learning a needle-felting technique at a July 2020 EAC Zoom workshop, Lauren Koss, a longtime student of wet felting, began engaging with the dry-felting in earnest in winter 2020, and also taught her 7-year-old son (also a frequenter of EAC workshops) the technique. As taught by Audra Christie, … [Read More]

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Youth Bandana Auction a Resounding Success

Eastport Gallery extends thanks to all for supporting the Eastport schools’ art program via the recent youth bandana auction. “I was sad to take down the bandana display at the gallery on Sunday, but it was time for the bandanas to go to their new homes,” said Gallery president Joan … [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.