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.
St. Stephen University's Winter Festival features four sessions open to the public, including Reconciliation, Trauma, Arts and Religion in the context of post-colonial conflict resolution featuring Pádraig Ó Tuama, the leader of the Corrymeela Community, Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation community. A profoundly engaging public speaker, Ó Tuama has worked with groups to explore story, conflict, their relationship with religion and argument, and violence. Using poetry, group discussion and lectures, his work is marked both by lyricism and pragmatism, and includes a practice of evoking stories and participation from attendees at his always-popular lectures, retreats and events.
This event is January 31 – 7pm, and will be free and open to everyone. Additional events including Meditations on Winter, Responding to Trauma, Identity and Healing, and Finding Home, a Night of Story and Song follow on Saturday.
Eastport Arts Center’s Children’s Theater Workshop (CTW) will begin a new session on Saturday, January 11. The group will meet from 10-11:30 am, and be held weekly on Saturdays. Led by Mark Macey with assistance from Chris Grannis, the group will introduce young people to theater arts, including an array of theater games and exercises. The group will discuss interest in a possible production for this spring at EAC. CTW is free for participants, and open to children aged 7 to 17. Children younger than age 7 should be accompanied by an adult caregiver.
Contra dance nights with The Moose Island House Players will be held on Saturday, February 1 and Saturday, February 29, from 6:30-9:30 pm at Eastport Arts Center. No contra dance experience is required to participate, and caller Eustacia Landrum will guide participants. The band formed late last year and hope to bring regular contra dances to Eastport and surrounding communities. Members are Alice S. Clair, Ross and Brandy Argir, Susan Luthin and Joan Lowden. The group’s varied musical backgrounds create a unique sound sure to please both newcomers and seasoned contra dancers. Admission is free for this family friendly event, though donations of $5-10 are suggested for adults.