Arts & living

  • Schoodic Sculpture Symposium focus of new book

    Schoodic Sculpture Symposium focus of new book

    WINTER HARBOR — Steuben sculptor and Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium founder Jesse Salisbury will introduce a newly published book, “Creating the Maine Sculpture Trail: Legacy of the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium,” at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, at Hammond Hall in Winter Harbor. Salisbury, who spearheaded the five sculpture symposiums held between 2007 and

  • Owls focus of wildlife, drawing workshop

    Owls focus of wildlife, drawing workshop

    BLUE HILL — The Blue Hill Public Library’s lawn was abuzz with folks perusing seedlings and potted perennials at the annual plant sale, but inside the brick building, the Roland Howard Meeting Room was teeming with children waiting to meet live owls. East Blue Hill art educator and children’s book illustrator Rebekah Raye joined Birdsacre

  • Mount Desert quilter wins “Viewers’ Choice”

    Mount Desert quilter wins “Viewers’ Choice”

    Mount Desert resident Sheila Smallidge won the “Viewers’ Choice” award for her 92-by-104-inch “Blue Challenge,” which was featured among 70 handmade quilts in the Island Quilters’ quilt show on April 27 at the Somesville Fire Station in Mount Desert. A longtime member of Island Quilters, whose members number 35, Smallidge said her piece took many

  • Quilt raffle to fund scholarships for Sedgwick students

    Quilt raffle to fund scholarships for Sedgwick students

    SEDGWICK — Master quilter Linda Helen Tellesbo’s “Violets & Violets” and “Purple Medallion” quilts will be raffled off on Thursday, July 27, by the Sargentville Thursday Club to help fund scholarships for Sedgwick students. The sale will take place at the Sargentville Chapel. From Snohomish, Wash., the late quilt artist died in 2014. Per her

  • Students exhibit art at Camden National

    Students exhibit art at Camden National

    ELLSWORTH — Regardless of the weather, Crystal Richards knows when it’s spring because her customers start asking about art. Richards manages Camden National Bank’s Main Street branch in Ellsworth, which for 30 years now has hosted an art exhibit each spring featuring work from Ellsworth High School students. “You would all be amazed at how

  • Try tai chi for free

    Summer can be a hectic time of juggling work, family and social obligations. Why not add tai chi to your busy schedule? A perfect antidote to our fast-paced modern culture, the ancient Chinese practice incorporates slow, gentle, controlled movement that improves relaxation, flexibility and muscle strength. In that spirit, Healthy Acadia is offering that two

  • Corea resident continues to explore and take pictures

    Corea resident continues to explore and take pictures

    GOULDSBORO — It took hours of walking and driving across the steppes of Outer Mongolia, but Beth Parks finally got her shot. The former biology professor and Vietnam War nurse wanted to take a picture of an endangered Przewalski’s horse, but doing so proved a difficult task. The wild stallion and his accompanying foals and