Arts & living

  • Picturing downtown Ellsworth

    Picturing downtown Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — Portland photographer Heath Paley, whose large–scale and high-definition photographs of 18 Maine downtowns were highlighted in a traveling exhibition at the Maine State House in Augusta and other venues in 2016-2017, turned his lens on Ellsworth as part of the series. Those images are the focus of a show opening Wednesday, April 24,

  • Newspaperman Jeremiah Hacker focus of book

    Newspaperman Jeremiah Hacker focus of book

    BAR HARBOR — Jeremiah Hacker was a 19th-century Maine newspaperman, activist and preacher. His life and writings are absent from all but the most specialized histories of newspapers and social movements of the day, but a new book by Mount Desert Islander reporter Becky Pritchard aims to change that. Hacker was the editor and publisher

  • Maine animator had a hand in new release

      GOULDSBORO — “Missing Link,” a stop-motion animated film about a lonely, lovable Sasquatch resembling a giant, apelike pine cone, who enlists a pompous British explorer to guide and help him find his missing relatives in Shangri La, opens this weekend April 12-14 in cinemas across the nation and world. Prospect Harbor’s Adam Fisher, who

  • America’s composers celebrated at orchestra’s concert

    America’s composers celebrated at orchestra’s concert

    ORONO — The Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s fifth Masterworks concert for the 2018-19 season on Sunday was a celebration of American composers. The program’s first half comprised three works featuring featured popular tunes. William Grant Still’s “Can’t You Line ’Em” is a brief orchestral treatment of a chant sung by railroad workers. Still, who has been

  • Award-winning quilt on display at library

    Award-winning quilt on display at library

    ELLSWORTH — Pot holders, the colorful and decorative squares used for whisking hot pots off the stovetop and out of the oven, were the inspiration for award-winning Bath quilter Wendy Caton Reed’s creation “No Bake Applique,” which will be on view through May 1 at the Ellsworth Public Library. Quilting since she was 9 years