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“she’s ever present” and “Recent Acquisitions” Concurrent Opening Receptions

The Tides Institute & Museum of Art will be hosting two concurrent opening receptions on Friday, July 27 from 5 to 7 pm. An exhibition of recent acquisitions will be presented at TIMA’s main building at 43 Water Street, and a large-scale weaving installation, “she’s ever present,” by Sarah Hewitt will be opening at the North Church at 82 High Street. “she’s ever present” by Sarah Hewitt, is an installation featuring a life-size humanoid female form, bold weavings, and fetishes scattered throughout the project space. “she’s ever present” works its way throughout the space with bold color, sparkle and discussion between the works, the space and its past history. “Recent Acquisitions” at the Tides Institute & Museum of Art will include a large print by contemporary artist Jennifer Bartlett, a painting of the Cutler towers by Francis Hamabe, as well as objects, sculptures, and other recent additions to the museum’s permanent collection of art.

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EAC Summer Workshop Series: Intro. to Playing Ukulele with Eustacia Landrum

Eastport Arts Center’s Summer Workshop Series, which features offerings on summer Tuesdays from 1-3 pm, will present an Introduction to Playing Ukulele for ages 8 and up on August 7. Participants will learn how to hold the ukulele, form basic chords, and learn some simple strumming patterns. By the end of the workshop, attendees will be able to play some tunes together. No experience playing an instrument or reading music is necessary to participate.

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Something Fishy in Eastport

The Eastport Breakwater Gallery will present a group show called “Something Fishy in Eastport”. This show focusing entirely on Fish will begin on August 3, with an Opening Reception 5:00 to 7:00 on the same day. Fish created from pottery, glass, painting, sculpture, folk art and underwater photography will be shown. Artists included in the show are Blue Moon Clay Carves, Val Feehan ,Cynthia Morse, M.M. Morse and Royane Moseley. The show closes August 31.

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Literary Event: 3 Nations Anthology: Native, Canadian & New England Writers

Valerie Lawson will introduce readers to anthology authors who live nearby as well as others from farther away, with live readings of selected passages, followed by Q&A. The book is focused on Northeast United States and Atlantic Canada, where people share borders, blood, and heritage. 3 Nations Anthology explores the things that divide, the bridges between, and the intense love of this rugged region that people hold in common. All ages.

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Bright Fish and Flowers Sidewalk Chalk Party! with Fern Polsky-Hilyard

Using a design prepared in advance, participants will embellish the library sidewalks with simple but beautiful fish and flowers, or add anything you can imagine. In case of rain, the project will come indoors and will proceed using recycled newspaper and colored inks. All ages. Under 5 with an adult.

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Expanding Your Self-Care Toolbox

Join Megan Lindemanis of Downeast Massage to discuss the role of self-care in finding and maintaining your well-being. Explore methods you may currently be aware of, as well as learn new ideas to add to your self-care toolbox. Teen to Adult.

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TIMA Art: Found Object Boat Model Building

Come together, at the library, with artist Scott MacLeod to work on a collaborative ship model sculpture using found objects, salvaged wood, personal artifacts, unusual parts, and other non-traditional materials. Bring items you are interested in adding or work from pieces provided. This will be an ongoing project so future collaborative work times at StudioWorks are possible.

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Film Screening: “A Plastic Ocean” with Bill Humphreys

2016 TV-PG, 1 hour 40 minutes. Journalist Craig Leeson searches for the elusive blue whale and discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. In this adventure documentary, Craig teams up with free diver Tanya Streeter and a team of scientists and researchers to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncover truths about plastic pollution, and reveal working solutions. Shown by permission

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Author/Book Talk: “The Elder Widow’s Walk”

Lubec author Lucille Metz reads and discusses her new book, and shares her personal experience of what it means to become a widow after 65–what helps and what does not, in coming to terms with a life forever transformed.

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