Arts & living

  • Children’s Illustrators and Their Artwork Focus of Show

    It started out as just an idea in Mary Lou Weaver’s head — bring in children’s book authors and illustrators this summer to read in the cozy confines of the historic beach and fieldstone Channing Chapel — home of the Winter Harbor Library. “Then I had an afterthought — let’s have an exhibit of illustrations,

  • Jonathan Fisher House Receives Conservation Bookshelf

    BLUE HILL — Treasured objects and artifacts held by the Jonathan Fisher House will be preserved for future generations with help from the IMLS Connecting to Collections Bookshelf, a core set of conservation books and online resources donated by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The Jonathan Fisher House contains one of New

  • “No Dig” Gardening Takes Root in Surry

    SURRY — If Bob Jones learned only one thing about “no dig” gardening over the past year it would have to be that people really dig the concept. He has learned much more, however, and the workshops he gives on the “no dig” or “sheet composting” method of growing vegetable gardens have become so popular

  • Charting a Course: Island Photographer Publishes Collection

    In her new book, “Portrait of a Maine Island,” Mount Desert photographer Sarah C. Butler charts a course through the internal life of Mount Desert Island and its colorful inhabitants. A collection of 60 original portraits and scenic photographs, the book focuses primarily on the village of Northeast Harbor, capturing its unique social and physical

  • Fiber Arts Focus of Downeast Show

    WINTER HARBOR — Nearly 100 pieces of wearable or displayable art that was knitted, crocheted, quilted, woven or otherwise made by hand will be on display at the 2009 Fiber Arts Show at Hammond Hall June 28 through July 5. Some of the sweaters, small quilts, rugs, shawls, hats and mittens, vests, dolls, floor mats,

  • Modern Arts

    Jeff Freeman is a contemporary artist whose work spans the gamut from edgy to alluring. His art takes on many forms: modern furniture pieces, artistic cutting boards, tense sculptures, colorful paintings, and rugged garden planters that become alive with moss. After five years on the fine arts and craft show circuit, Mr. Freeman has settled

  • Art Homage

    BAR HABOR — College of the Atlantic’s Ethel H. Blum Gallery is celebrating the legacy of two Northeast Harbor galleries with a new show that opens Sunday, June 14, with a reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and runs until July 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For 40 years, the

  • Tiny Treasures: Orland Woman Runs Miniature Business

    Rarely does a box of Reynolds aluminum foil inspire oohs and ahs — except when it’s smaller than a paperclip. Shrink even the most ordinary household item to that size and it’s bound to come out looking downright adorable. At least that’s the perspective of most customers who wander into Acadia Highway Dollhouse Treasures in

  • Booksigning

    BAR HARBOR — Photographer Greg Hartford will sign copies of his new book of images of Bar Harbor at Sherman’s Books and Stationary on Saturday, June 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. He also will answer questions about his photography techniques. For more information, call Sherman’s at 288-3161.