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Shiatsu Massage at EAC—Thursday, August 11

Mary McAlister, Eastport summer resident and shiatsu practitioner for 35 years, will offer short (10-15 minute) seated shiatsu massage treatments to benefit EAC. Mary will be set up on Thursday, August 11, from 1-3 pm, downstairs at EAC, in Washington Street Gallery. Sessions are offered free of charge, with … [Read More]

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Ecstatic Dance

Ecstatic Dance has resumed weekly meetings at Eastport Arts Center. All are invited to come and dance to great rhythmic music and move however they wish on Tuesdays from 5-6 pm. Attendees should wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring water to drink. The sessions are offered by $5 suggested … [Read More]

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Ecstatic Dance Group is Back!

Ecstatic Dance has resumed weekly meetings at Eastport Arts Center. All are invited to come and dance to great rhythmic music and move however they wish on Tuesdays from 5-6 pm. Attendees should wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring water to drink. The sessions are offered by $5 suggested … [Read More]

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Online Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation

Lilli Danaea will offer classes twice weekly via Zoom, February 1-April 26: Tuesdays 9-10 am and Sundays 4:30-5:30 pm. Lilli’s aim is to create a safe and inviting space (albeit digitally) for participants to:~ learn to engage and re-awaken muscles that may have gone “off-line” ~ develop greater strength, balance … [Read More]

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Spring Dance Classes Are Underway; Drop-ins Welcome, Offerings for All Ages!

Eastport Arts Center’s intern, L. Elwood, is now offering dance instruction, with two classes for youth, and two for teens and adults.  Classes are held on a drop-in basis, with a suggested sliding scale donation. No previous dance experience is needed, and no dress code is required. For older … [Read More]

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‘Ballet!’ for Youth

Eastport Arts Center’s intern, L. Elwood, will offer dance classes this winter at the Center. Classes will be held on a drop-in basis, with a suggested sliding scale donation. No previous dance experience is needed, and no dress code is required. “Wear what you can move in,” says Elwood. … [Read More]

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EAC Wellness Classes to Continue Without Pause Through Holidays

EAC’s Tuesday, Friday and Saturday yoga classes will continue to meet as regularly scheduled through the Christmas and New Year holidays this year. “Since this year things are so different than normal years,” noted instructor Lilli Danaea, who’ll teach on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, “I am offering … [Read More]

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Young Artist’s ‘Signs of Fall’ Pair with Musical “Namaste”

Reprising a collaboration from July 2020*, EAC Video presents imagery shot by Nia Aretakis with musical accompaniment by Art Lindemanis. Art’s tune, “Namaste” is from his album, Artful Touch: Music for Massage vol 1: Acoustic Guitar; Nia’s footage was made around her home in Pembroke. The video pairing is … [Read More]

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Eastport Area Yoga Instructors Bridge the Distance

“Through yoga I’ve learned to take a moment to breathe when faced with an unfavorable situation—Covid-19, in this instance,” says Katie Melancon, who like EAC’s other yoga instructor, Lilli Danaea, has continued to meet weekly with her students via Zoom since the EAC building closed in March. “No longer … [Read More]

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What is Zentangle? Pembroke Student and Perry-based Musician Demonstrate

On Tuesday, July 28, popular EAC instructor Ann Cannizzaro will teach ‘Zentangle: A Mindful Approach to Creativity and Flow,‘ as part of the arts center’s Summer Workshop Series via Zoom. Take a peek at the Zentangle technique in footage made by Ann’s daughter and fellow artist Nia Aretakis, featuring … [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.