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Sunday Afternoons at EAC presents: Theresa and Chris Peek: Art in Stone and Stone Art
January 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
The Sunday Afternoons at the EAC series, a winter offering of informal and interactive programs every Sunday at 3 pm at Eastport Arts Center, will open with Washington County Gem and Mineral Society cofounders Theresa and Chris Peek’s talk, “Art in Stone and Stone Art,” on January 6. “Mother nature is an amazing artist and provides amazing canvases,” note the Peeks. “When we look at a rock or a rock formation, we sometimes see art in the rock or the overall formation…a garden, a landscape, an animal.” The Peeks will share, from their personal collection, natural rock images that look like they could have been created by van Gogh or Jackson Pollock, to name just a few. They will also share the artwork of Bryan Carter who paints on stone. Additionally they will display carved stone pieces, explain where these stones are found, and explain how modern artists create works in stone.
Chris Peek has been a rock hound since he was 5, thanks to his grandfather who had him looking for Lake Superior agates. Theresa Peek started off as a reluctant rock hound; she was never into rocks until she met Chris. Now 13 years later she enjoys collecting and making jewelry and refers to herself as “a wealth of useless information on rocks”. Chris is a lifetime member of the Houston Gem and Mineral Society (HGMS) and both Chris and Theresa are members of the Maine Mineralogical & Geological Society and the Penobscot Mineral & Lapidary Club. The couple own Seaside Stones in downtown Eastport.
Sunday Afternoons at the EAC programs are held downstairs at the EAC. Hot drinks and refreshments are offered; donations are gratefully accepted. The series will run through April, skipping Easter Sunday. For more information, and to view the rest of the series lineup, please visit
The Eastport Arts Center is at 36 Washington Street, Eastport, and is handicapped-accessible.