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.
Join us for a free concert featuring Joynt Effort to kick off the Music on the Rocks Summer Concert Series. Joynt Effort is a newly formed local band made up with eclectic musicians who got together one night to jam and discovered a special sound. Members are: Vicki Shields~Vocals & Rhythm Guitar, Danny Marshall~Bass Guitar & Vocals, Tim Fullerton~Drums, Colie Brice~Lead Guitar & Vocals, Elijah Brice~Keyboards. Their sound is “Americana,” combining the California 70’s with the Jersey Shore and some Down East "swagger" like "Jagger." Music on the Rocks is organized by the Tides Institute & Museum of Art with generous support from individuals and area businesses. The other dates in the series are July 10, 24, August 7, 21, and September 4. In case of inclement weather, the start time will remain the same with the concert beginning at 5 pm, and notices will be posted at the amphitheater and on the institute's website, www.tidesinstitute.org with an alternate indoor location.
Eastport Arts Center is excited to feature "Portrait of an Artist as Santa Claus: An Alaska-Style Summer Holiday Show" by Ken Waldman on Wednesday, June 26 at 7 pm. Waldman combines Appalachian-style string-band music, original poetry, and storytelling in his unique performances, and in his Santa-inspired show will after each poem or tune go into the audience to give away the book or CD that contains the piece he just shared. The event will thus be part traditional roots music concert, part literary reading, part storytelling festival and part holiday gift exchange! Waldman adapts each show to the performance place, and in Eastport promises not only an evening of fun, inspiration, and surprises, but local musical guests, special treats, maybe a tasty experiment or two.
StudioWorks Artists-in-Residence Marc Mitchell and Onya Hogan-Finlay & Kim Kelly will host an open studio and artist talk on Wednesday, June 26 at 7 pm at StudioWorks, 48 Water Street, in Eastport. Marc Mitchell is an artist/curator that received a M.F.A from Boston University. His work has been reviewed in the Boston Globe, as well as featured in New American Paintings in 2014, 2017, and 2018. At StudioWorks, Mitchell is studying the region’s maritime history and industry. His studio work includes paintings, making related digital prints and compiling/documenting research done in Eastport. Onya Hogan-Finlay is a Canadian multidisciplinary artist and educator. Kim Kelly, born in the US, is an artist and sustainable landscape designer. Together they are a two-person, bi-national queer-identified collaborative team. At StudioWorks, they are also studying the maritime landscape. Their plans include designing and disseminating an artist multiple with letterpress packaging (MIST herbal tisane), interactive activities for members of the public, and lead experiential, site-responsive research in and around Passamaquoddy Bay.