Arts for Tots and Folks – Family with Chantal Vincent
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.
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.
Tracey Cockrell is an interdisciplinary artist who synthesizes sculpture, experimental music, and linguistic theory. She will be conducting a series of listening walks in different locations; on Monday, May 27th, meet at the Mathews Island parking area on Deep Cove Road, for a low tide sound walk to Mathews Island. Tracey will be collecting sounds and materials. Walks are weather permitting. Additional sounds walks may be added; check the window at StudioWorks, 48 Water Street. Tracey currently lives and works in Woodstock, NY. For more information about Tracey, see traceycockrell.com The StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Program is an initiative of the Tides Institute & Museum of Art.
Tracey Cockrell is an interdisciplinary artist who synthesizes sculpture, experimental music, and linguistic theory. She has conducted a series of listening walks in different locations around Eastport and Cobscook Bay, and created speakers with natural materials to play the sounds. Tracey currently lives and works in Woodstock, NY. For more information about Tracey, see traceycockrell.com The StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Program is an initiative of the Tides Institute & Museum of Art.
See “The Manager” in Cancer as well as the ancient cluster, M67. Marvel at rapidly rotating Regulus in Leo, visit Virgo and her bounty of galaxies, and enjoy the king of the Planets, Jupiter. Rain date: May 30th.
Quoddy Voices will present its spring concerts on Friday, May 31 at 7 pm, and Sunday, June 2 at 3 pm, at the Eastport Arts Center. The program, “Around the World In 80 Minutes”, is a rhythmic and joyful exploration of the great diversity of musical traditions in our world. The featured work is one recently composed for Quoddy Voices by Chinese composer Yujing Bai.
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.
Join us for a laugh featuring Yuk Yuk’s hilarious comedian Kathleen McGee at our New Brunswick resort! The Algonquin offers tickets to the comedy show only ($20.50 per person,) or take advantage of a special Eat, Laugh, and Stay package.
Wednesdays, 7-9 pm Session begins June 12; no workshop June 26 or July 3 Participants in this two hour weekly workshop will approach drawing the figure through a series of short exercises that lead to an hour long study, using the drawing medium of their choice. Learning to draw the figure has long been the […]
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!
LAMPS (The Lubec Area Musicians' Philanthropic Society) presents a street dance during the Bay of Fundy International Marathon on Water Street Lubec, Maine. Live music, free admission. Donations gratefully accepted. Rain venue: Lubec Brewing Company.
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.
The Eastport Arts Center’s popular summer concert series will begin on Friday, June 26 at 7 pm, with a concert of Baroque music by Jane Lanctot, harpsichord, and Jan Holms, flute. A reception sponsored by The Pet Store will follow the concert. Lanctot has played harpsichord professionally since 1980. She studied with Edward Smith, and also attended the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute. She has played continuo in numerous early music groups, including a 17th century dance band. She performed the Bach 5th Brandenburg Harpsichord concerto at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis. In addition, she holds degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics.
Come enjoy the talents of Jane Lanctot on harpsichord and Jan Holms on baroque flute. In addition to featuring works by Handel, CPE Bach, Locatelli and Hotteterre, the performers will discuss historical performance practices, such as playing at low pitch and working from figured bass.
Cobscook Bay Music's first concert featured Jack Williams back in 2009. Jack returns to Lubec for the fourth time to celebrate CB Music's 10th anniversary with a performance at Crow Town Gallery on June 29th. Jack will also perform at a house concert on June 28, and present a workshop benefit for the Lubec Area Musician's Philanthropic Society on June 30. Information and tickets for all these events can be found at CB Music's web site at https://cobscookbaymusic.com The music of Jack Williams, rooted in his native South Carolina, was shaped by a 59-year career of playing folk, rock, jazz, R&B, classical and the popular music of the 30s, 40s and 50s. He is counted among the most dynamic performers on today's "folk" circuit - "...one of the most enlightened and entertaining performers I've ever encountered", said Dave Humphreys of Two-Way Street Coffeehouse in Downer's Grove, IL. Jack is considered a "musician's musician," an uncommonly unique guitarist, a writer of vivid songs with a strong sense of place, and a storyteller in an old Southern tradition who further illustrates each tale with his guitar. Rich Warren of WFMT "Chicago's The Midnight Special" said, "His artistry is nothing short of amazing." Vic Heyman, in SING OUT!, wrote, "He is one of the strongest guitar players in contemporary folk.”
LAMPS (The Lubec Area Musicians' Philanthropic Society) presents a music workshop with Jack Williams. Jack’s creatively holistic approach to music is intended to help people at all levels of musical skill and understanding. This includes those who have played music all their lives, but who’ve come up against roadblocks to advancement – which happens even to professional musicians. It also includes beginning musicians and those who’ve attained a modest level of skill. It is even intended to help people who haven’t yet begun making music to get a sense of what playing and writing it are really all about - and to help them find their own sense of musical direction.
Escape the creative confines of a highly structured art class and participate in a unique course where each student is taught in the media and style of their own choosing. During this course, you will be encouraged to bring ideas that mean something to you. Students will have an opportunity to contact the instructor prior to the course so that he may best help you prepare for a most enjoyable "Art Escape". This course will begin with some clear, practical drawing exercises to enhance observation and portrayal skills. The remainder of the course will be devoted to individual instruction in the mediums, styles and subjects of each learner’s choosing. This is an excellent opportunity for students to expand their knowledge of their favorite medium or learn the basic skills of a new one. Students will also learn a great deal through demonstration given to others in their mediums and styles.
This course will introduce the student to a variety of watercolour techniques using flowers, fruit and vegetables for subject matter. Through demonstrations and discussions learn the wonderful versatility of watercolour while exploring the natural world. This class is designed for beginners and those wishing to improve their skills.
For this show three artist have created works using their own interpretation of the same species of birds. Dianna Ammons Johnson expresses her passion for birds through her photography. Bonnie Clymer began to experiment with combining gold leaf and oil painting while and discovered that a gold leaf background placed emphasis on the shape and texture of the image it surrounded. Michael Morse is a folk artist who uses driftwood, glass, found objects and a sense of humor to create three dimensional pieces. Birds are a favorite subject and many of the natural items used often have bird-like qualities.
Expand your stone-setting skills by learning new techniques of setting various styles of gemstones in different and creative ways. We will cover a variety of methods, incorporating cast and fabricated settings for round, oval, princess and pear-shaped faceted stones, as well as pearls and cabochons, in a hands-on learning environment.
Join plein air landscape painter Michael Chesley Johnson for small-size outdoor painting workshops and painting retreats in Lubec, Maine, July-August 2019. Looking for a small workshop? Plein Air Painting Maine plein air painting workshops are limited typically to only 4 students. You'll get much more feedback and personal help in these small workshops. Only 90 miles from Bar Harbor, Maine! Lubec (Maine) and Campobello Island (New Brunswick) are quiet, beautiful retreats for the plein air painter. Think romantic lighthouses, cobblestone beaches, cliff overlooks, broad meadows, working harbours - and lobster! Lubec, Maine, is a historic working waterfront with many opportunities for the painter. Adjacent Campobello Island is home to both the Roosevelt-Campobello International Park and the Herring Cove Provincial Park. Both locations provide lodging and dining to make sure your workshop week is an enjoyable one! Workshops run Tuesday-Friday, 8-12 Eastern, 9-1 Atlantic. This leaves you plenty of time in the afternoons to explore the area -- or, you can paint more on your own! Lubec, Maine, and nearby Campobello Island offer hiking, biking, kayaking, whale watch tours and more!
Join local plant enthusiast Amy Zipperer on a walk about town to admire and discuss the medicinal, edible, and otherwise fascinating flora of Moose Island amid the festive atmosphere of the Fourth. Wear your walking shoes and work up an appetite for the Peavey Library's famous strawberry shortcake which will be available right after the walk.
Get in line early for a delicious shortcake, before we sell out!
Kicking off the “Grand Lake Stream America” festivities, DLLT is pleased to host the annual “Race For Grand Lake Stream.” This 3-mile road race begins at Big Lake Landing, and follows tree-lined Water Street back to the village of Grand Lake Stream. Registration will take place on the DLLT lawn from 8-8:45 am, and a bus will transport runners to the starting line for a 9 am start time. The cost is $12, and all registrants will receive a t-shirt. For more information, please contact DLLT at (207) 796 – 2100
Eastport Arts Center’s Washington Street Gallery will present A Painter’s Retrospective: Works by David Orrell, for the month of July. An opening reception, including live music by Sánchez & Squibb, will be held on July 5 from 3-5 pm. “A small box of artist’s oil paint given to me on my tenth birthday catapulted me into the art world,” reminisced Orrell. “I set myself up on Wadsworth’s dock and painted the red gasoline pump. Encouraged by this, I followed with another from the South End bridge looking toward Shackford Cove, known then by artists as ‘Motif #1’. My Grandmother was so enraptured by my effort that she hung my tiny landscape over her couch. In 1949 my family moved to Massachusetts. After graduation from high school, I had little choice in life but to go on to art school at the Worcester Art Museum, where I discovered my penchant for teaching. After 35 years as an instructor in public schools in Massachusetts and Connecticut, I retired with my wife to my home in Eastport, where it has been a great joy to have been a part of the art community for over 26 years.”
On July 5th, August 2nd and September 6th downtown Eastport will holding First Friday Art Walks. Ann Dalton Studio, The Commons, Eastern Maine Images, Eastport Art Gallery, Eastport Breakwater Gallery, Full Fathom Five, Ben Georgia Gallery, Sea Side Stones and the Tides Institute and Museum of Art all will be open until 6:00 for the Art Walk. Art, Food and Fun.
Eastport Arts Center’s Summer Workshop Series continues from 10 am to 3 pm, Saturday, July 6, with Garden Stone Casting. Instructor Richard Klyver will help participants to create a low relief mold in wood of a Maine wildlife or plant image. A concrete mixture will then be poured into the mold to form unique garden stepping stones. If preferred, a vermiculite mixture may be used to create a piece suitable for hanging. After learning this technique, participants will be able to use their wooden mold for more casting at home.
Multimedia artist Richard Klyver is perhaps best known locally for the bronze mermaid who overlooks the walkway downtown, created in what is perhaps the northernmost outdoor bronze foundry in the world. Much of Klyver’s art has been inspired by his extensive travel in Africa in the 1960s, during which he drew, painted and sculpted animals and people, and began his teaching career. One highlight, while visiting Gombe Stream in Tanzania, was drawing the chimpanzees studied by Jane Goodall, who though frequently photographed, weren’t otherwise ever drawn. The lexicon of works from his impassioned journey are still being produced today.
U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt treasured neighbouring Campobello Island, N.B., as their summer retreat from the busyness of public life. Their magnificent summer cottage and surrounding grounds are now maintained as an international park celebrating their legacy. Join expert interpreters from Roosevelt Campobello International Park for a special presentation of the popular “Tea with Eleanor” program: stories of Eleanor Roosevelt’s life on Campobello Island and her years of activism and public service, all accompanied by Eleanor’s favourite blend of New Brunswick-made tea and delicious cookies. Starts at 2:00 pm, $8 admission – tickets sold in advance – we sold out early last year!