CulturePass is your window into the artistic and cultural richness of the greater international Passamaquoddy region including Cobscook and Passamaquoddy Bays and the St. Croix River.




Transcending the Photo Reference in Painting with Alyssa Monks

Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre 139 Water Street, ST. Andrews

This workshop is designed to guide the students toward creating a painting from a photo reference, using both indirect and direct traditional painting techniques. It aims to instruct painters on how to use the photograph to create a painting that surpasses the look of the photograph, not simply imitates a photograph.
The workshop will explain how to create a useful photo reference, covering topics such as ideal lighting, camera settings, lenses, Photoshop, and printing. The process will begin with preparations such as choosing a composition through quick sketches from a variety of reference photos, progressive oil sketches with limited use of the photograph, and then laying in the composition with an imprimatura wash. When that is dry, the students will learn to create color relationships that portray the space and volume, creating the illusion. Emphasis is then placed on paint application and ways of activating the surface.


Hymn for Her in Concert

Eastport Arts Center (EAC) 36 Washington Street, Eastport

Eastport Arts Center is psyched to present our favorite backwoods blues-folk-punk-psychedelia act, Hymn for Her, on June 21 at 7 pm. The high adrenaline duo have been busy touring across the country and abroad over the past few years, with their unique sound which has been described as “Hell’s Angels meets the Amish.” The semi-nomadic couple describe Maine as their “heart home,” and enjoy visiting their cabin in Deer Isle whenever they can. The couple is currently touring to present their latest release, "Pop-N-Downers." Mingling textures and tones far removed from the “hayride to hellsy” twang-rock blast of their 2016 release, "Drive Til U Die," the songs on "Pop-N-Downers" exude sophistication and a charming, childlike whimsy.


DLLT Outdoor Film Series

Downeast Lakes Land Trust 4 Water Street, Grand Lake Stream

Hosted on the ballfield in Grand Lake Stream, Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT) is thrilled to host the 2019 Outdoor Film Series! These Friday night movies are free of charge, and everyone is welcome! Popcorn is provided, and movie-goers should bring blankets, chairs, and drinks. This exciting, new community program is sponsored by our friends at Machias Savings Bank. This showing on June 21 will be White Fang. Movies begin at 8 pm. Bring the whole family!