Arts & living

  • Local artist co-authors textile design book

    Local artist co-authors textile design book

    BROOKSVILLE — Canadian designer Destiny Seymour didn’t play with dolls as a child. The Manitoban would sit in the back of her mother’s hair salon and make houses for dolls, which she would give away to her friends. Seymour, a member of the Anishinaabe First Nation tribe, designs fabric. She is one of 25 profiled

  • Peru’s prized wool finds a niche in Maine

    Peru’s prized wool finds a niche in Maine

    AMHERST — Weaving together romance, compassion and a keen business sense, Karina Pomroy has bridged the more than 10,000 miles between tiny Amherst and the South American nation of Peru to create a thriving enterprise through soft, silky wool. For over 20 years, Peruvian Link has served the niche market of apparel created from alpaca’s

  • An Advent calendar for listening pleasure

    An Advent calendar for listening pleasure

      BLUE HILL — To celebrate the holiday season, Blue Hill Bach has created an online “Advent calendar” for music lovers’ listening pleasure, Dec. 1-25. Collaborating with the Zenith Ensemble, Blue Hill Bach is offering daily a rich variety of seasonal treats from introductions to the northern New England choir’s individual singers to famed folk

  • New Surry Theatre serves up delicious Thanksgiving

    New Surry Theatre serves up delicious Thanksgiving

    BLUE HILL — Someday, a play will be written specifically for a virtual Zoom format or, then again, perhaps, with a COVID vaccine on the horizon, it won’t be necessary. Let’s hope! The New Surry Theatre, however, is not waiting for either of those eventualities, and have instead, courageously forged ahead with a virtual performance

  • Design for living

    Design for living

    LITTLE DEER ISLE — Walk into a Coakley house and you’ll be surrounded by wood, space and light. A designer and builder who can slip a line from “Moby Dick” into the conversation with ease, Coakley has been creating homes for about five decades, first up in the Pembroke area and for the last 35

  • Library to host art show and auction 

    Library to host art show and auction 

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Public Library will host an online art auction throughout December in order to give regional artists a spacious venue to show and sell their work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Online bidding will start Dec. 1 at www.ellsworthlibrary.net.​ The monthlong auction, proceeds from which will partially benefit the library, replaces the library’s

  • Art featured in old courthouse’s stairwell 

    Art featured in old courthouse’s stairwell 

    ELLSWORTH — In late fall, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art mounts an exhibit of artists’ small work in its lofty stairwell. Straddling Bridge Hill, the stately Greek Revival building, which once served as the Hancock County Courthouse and Registry of Deeds, becomes part of the show as patrons leisurely ascend the stairs and eye paintings, prints

  • Stonington artist wins arts fellowship

    Stonington artist wins arts fellowship

    AUGUSTA — Stonington marlinspike artist Tim Whitten is among seven Maine artists being chosen and honored by the Maine Arts Commission as its 2021 Fellowship Award winners. Each fellow will receive $5,000 and represents one of seven categories ranging from fine craft to visual arts.  Other recipients include Dianne Ballon of Portland, Gabriel Frey of