Arts & living

  • The world through shape, line and color

    The world through shape, line and color

    LAMOINE — They’re watercolors, but in the right light they look a bit like stained glass: intentional, vivid colors with crisp, clear lines. “If you don’t try to make it look real you just kind of get lost in the shapes of color,” said Diana Roper McDowell, who paints from her home overlooking Meadow Point

  • Book explores rich sea life in “Moby-Dick”

    Book explores rich sea life in “Moby-Dick”

    Reviewed by JoAnne Fuerst Tired of binge-watching those mind-numbing programs and movies? During this pandemic, we’ve been warned to exercise regularly and that includes our brain. With extra time for nonessential activities, it’s an opportunity to read a few good books — especially venturing into unfamiliar territory. Last year, the University of Chicago Press published

  • Monteux music school cancels 2020 season

    Monteux music school cancels 2020 season

    HANCOCK — The Monteux School & Music Festival’s board of directors has made the difficult, unanimous decision to cancel the 2020 summer season. This decision comes on the heels of Governor Janet Mills’ extension of the state of civil emergency to May 15. Marc Thayer, executive director of MSMF, stated, “On behalf of the Monteux

  • Fiddler to bring Celtic spirit

    Fiddler to bring Celtic spirit

    WINTER HARBOR — U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion in 2016, Seán Heely will sweep the audience off to Ireland, Scotland and the Canadian Maritimes at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 29, in a virtual concert via Schoodic Arts for All. The Last Friday Coffee House’s featured performer, Heely is equally at home playing a wide

  • Cancer patients fight back with food

    Cancer patients fight back with food

    ELLSWORTH — If there’s a silver lining to undergoing chemo or radiation treatment it might be this: milkshakes are encouraged. “We try to get as much calories and protein per swallow, basically, as we can get into people,” said Donna Walsh, an oncology nutrition specialist who works at the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care

  • Abbe Museum to stage virtual Indian Market

    BAR HARBOR — After its decision last month to cancel the 2020 Indian Market, the Abbe Museum is forging ahead with plans to hold the three-day festival in a one-day virtual format in light of the continuing public health crisis arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. From 2 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, the