Arts & living

  • Literary arts fest in the works

    Literary arts fest in the works

    BLUE HILL — Maine’s quiet, rugged beauty has drawn writers to its woods and shores for hundreds of years. Former Blue Hill Inn owner Sarah Pebworth thinks all that writing should be celebrated. So, the innkeeper is organizing what she hopes will be an annual event: “Word. Blue Hill Literary Arts Festival.” The festival will

  • “Arts Iditarod” to make local pit stop

    AUGUSTA — On Jan. 17, the Maine Arts Commission launched its 2017 Arts Iditarod, an information and listening tour from York to Winter Harbor to Presque Isle. The ambitious tour will encompass more than the 1,160 miles of Alaska’s Iditarod National Historic Trail. The Portland Public Library event will be the first of seven such

  • Castine resident pens stories of a different time

    Castine resident pens stories of a different time

    CASTINE — With its stately old trees, centuries-old homes and Revolutionary War remnants, it might seem to the casual observer that Castine is a town frozen in time. Longtime residents, however, can attest that venerable veneer belies reality. “I grew up in Castine,” said Donald Small, a Castine resident and author of “Salt Water Town:

  • Jaw drop

    Jaw drop

    Franklin Sealander, an eighth-grader at the Brooklin School, fashioned his piece “Loan Shark” in an art class project where students created wall trophies as sculptures. Art teacher Sarah Doremus, who is doing the same project at Sedgwick Elementary School, says the eighth-graders’ works ranged widely from Medusa and Donald Trump to a boy’s self-portrait and

  • Schoodic Arts offering museum excursions

    Schoodic Arts offering museum excursions

    ELLSWORTH — Schoodic Arts for All once again is offering the opportunity to make a day trip and take in a docent-led museum tour without the hassle of driving there yourself in unpredictable winter weather. As part of its “Creative Aging and Lifelong Learning” mission, SAFA is offering an outing from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30

  • Fishy business

    Fishy business

    The blaze-orange fish hangs again at Young’s Market in Gouldsboro. The 8-foot plywood sign, suspended from a giant hook, was reinstated by store owner Jamie Watson overnight on Jan. 4. Originally created by local artist Billie-Jo Brooks, the eye-catching fish blew down and broke in a wind storm a couple of years ago. Young’s, many

  • Mother-son duo to play free concert

    Mother-son duo to play free concert

    ELLSWORTH — Flutist Deirdre McArdle and pianist Deiran Manning will perform at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Gen. Bryant E. Moore Community Center. The free concert is the final in a series of four sponsored by the Ellsworth Community Music Institute (ECMI). The mother-son duo will perform “Davidsbündlertänze,” Op. 6 by Robert