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.
Maine author and humorist retired Ranger Tim Caverly and his wife Susan will present their program: "The Challenge of Wilderness Living.” Viewers will travel deep into the Maine wilderness and experience the demands of every day life and how spouses of Rangers, are often called into the thick of the action.
*rescheduled from January 28 due to illness* The Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center series continues January 28 at 3 pm, when Zack Klyver will present on The Future of Whale Habitat Protection and Whale Watching in Passamaquoddy Bay, which will include a review of how communities surrounding Passamaquoddy Bay have repeatedly turned back large industrial projects, starting with the proposed Pittston Oil Refinery in 1973, in favor of protecting the environment, fisheries, and whales. Attendees will learn of options for the future of whale habitat protection and whale watching in Passamaquoddy Bay.
Offered by voluntary donation, with proceeds shared equally between the presenters and EAC ongoing program The Concert Series, which offers year-round programming run by volunteers. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. The full series schedule, which runs weekly through early April, skipping Easter Sunday, may be found at eastportartscenter.org/the-concert-series.
The University of Southern Maine Art Gallery is pleased to announce the 2024 Artist-in-Residence, Ryan Adams. During his residency, painter and muralist Adams will complete a mural as part of his Piece Together Project. The series celebrates individuals who comprise the fabric of the neighborhood, with the goal that their faces will serve as an inspiration for future generations.
The first event of Adams’s residency will be his artist lecture occurring simultaneously on Zoom and in the University’s new McGoldrick Center at the 2nd Floor Salon. Register for the Zoom event here.
Come to the Porter Memorial Library on Saturday, February 17 for a presentation of Winter is the Time for Stories - a cross-cultural journey of 21 years, listening, writing, and learning - featuring stories from Passamaquoddy Elder Fredda Paul (1945-2021). Potluck to follow. Attendance is limited to 14. Call Porter Memorial Library at 207-255-3933 to register.
The Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center series continues at 3 pm, February 18, when Woody Gillies presents Roos, Emus and Kookaburras! A Photo Tour of Australian Wildlife. The mysterious land down under is known to many through pop culture renderings like Crocodile Dundee—a land rife with poisonous snakes, giant saltwater crocodiles, nasty spiders, deadly hot deserts, and kangaroos. While all these things are found in Australia, it also has many unusual birds, some quite bizarre like the Emu, an ostrich-like bird found in arid areas, and others that are beautiful and brightly colored, such as the Rainbow Lorikeet.
offered by voluntary donation, with proceeds shared equally between the presenters and EAC ongoing program The Concert Series, which offers year-round programming run by volunteers. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. The full series schedule, which runs weekly through early April, skipping Easter Sunday, may be found at eastportartscenter.org/the-concert-series.
The Pembroke Historical Society is greatly honored to host renowned art historian and author Dr. Margaretta Lovell for a presentation of Painting the Inhabited Landscape: Fitz Henry Lane and the Global Reach of Antebellum America on February 21 at 6 pm.
To register for this free online event, please click here.
Jo Radner presents: "Wit and Wisdom, Homegrown Humor in 19th Century New England" at the Milbridge Theatre on February 23 at 1 pm! Whatever did New Englanders do on long winter evenings before cable, satellite and the internet? In the decades before and after the Civil War, our rural ancestors used to create neighborhood events to improve their minds.
This is a free event, open to all.