Come and join other parents and toddlers for a social and playful time. Creating and laughing making beautiful memories and toddler art work. Snacks will be provided.
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.
Eastport Arts Center is thrilled to welcome Portland-based indie soul-folk group GoldenOak for a special concert on June 7 at 7 pm. GoldenOak, an emerging sound in the New England folk scene, is fronted by the flowing harmonies of siblings, Zak and Lena Kendall. The band’s carefully crafted songs and poetic lyrics paint a picture of Maine’s landscape and community, and the feeling of growing up in the Maine woods. The band is joined by their percussion player, Jackson Cromwell, and bass player, Mike Knowles, who is a native of Washington County and whose family still lives in the area.
ARTrageous is about partnerships and community. Organizations throughout Charlotte County come together to celebrate the arts and to promote and raise awareness of the talent found not only in our own backyard, but right across the country. ARTrageous and Kingsbrae Garden are home to the highly-acclaimed sculpture competition, an annual free community concert featuring Sistema, a market in the garden, as well as many art workshops for children from area schools. ARTrageous will take place on June 8th, 2019 with free admission to Kingsbrae Garden.The New Brunswick Youth Orchestra with Special Guests Troiselle will perform at 2:00 pm at the Kingsbrae Amphitheatre. Admission is free, or by donation to Sistema NB.
This Creative Studio led by acclaimed artist Stephen Hutchings is designed for artists with an active practice. The course is designed to be an intensive, collaborative weekend of idea sharing, mentorship, peer critique, and critical dialogue. Participants will come with an idea, body of work or in-progress piece. Participants will receive one-on-one mentorship and will delve into conceptual and critical thinking to push their practice forward.
Join TIMA for the "Art for Visual Thinking" opening reception. This exhibition was selected from the Tides Institute & Museum of Art's permanent collection to showcase works of art that are suitable for discussions using the Visual Thinking Strategies method. Facilitated discussion sessions will be held during the exhibition, look for more information coming soon.
The Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra will debut its new timpani, made possible by a generous grant from the Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust, when it performs the 2019 Spring Concert Series on June 14 (7:00) in Eastport, June 15 (3:00) in Machias, and June 16 (3:00) in Calais. PBSO is thrilled to accompany cello soloist Dan Allcott with his impressive interpretations of Kol Nidrei by Max Bruch and Hungarian Rhapsody by David Popper. Also, on the program are Der Freischutz Overture by Carl Maria von Weber and Symphonic Metamorphosis (a 20th century piece based on Weber's works) by Paul Hindemith. Gene Nichols and Lynette Woods will amaze by playing a piece written for 14 different percussion instruments and Nancy Asante will delight with her flute work.
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.
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.
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!
On Tuesday, June 25th, please join Downeast Lakes Land Trust and the Passamaquoddy Wildlife Department’s (PWD) John Sewell for a unique presentation on the Downeast Deer Partnership. This impactful research has major implications for the health and well-being of Downeast Maine’s white-tailed deer herd. Mr. Sewell has been tracking area deer through GPS collaring methods, and will describe the progress of the project. In addition, DLLT President David Montague will speak about DLLT’s partnership with the PWD, and initial efforts of implementing this project in the Downeast Lakes Community Forest and Grand Lake Stream. Meet at the Grand Lake Stream School Building at 6 pm. For more information, please contact DLLT.
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.
A sip ’n’ paint event inspired by Expressionist painter Franz Marc will be offered from 7-9 pm, Thursday, June 27, at Eastport Arts Center. Organizer Sue Riddle, who has named the event ‘On Your Marc … Get Sip … Go!’ notes “I am drawn to Marc for his fabulously colorful animal paintings—which are just juicy, glorious things. In one article I read, it mentioned that he wanted to see animals from their perspective, but he also wanted to use colors as symbols of certain qualities and emotions.” Participants in the event (a follow-up to Riddle’s Sip ’n’ Klimt, inspired by the works of Gustav Klimt, held last year) can choose to copy directly from a Marc painting or create a tribute based on an animal photo brought from home. Another option is to attempt to recreate or continue one of Marc’s ‘lost’ works, referencing images from Marc’s sketchbook, created in the field near the time of his death in World War I. All materials will be provided for the sipping painters, as well as things to sip (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and snacks.