Arts & living

  • Author Brings the Joy of Cookies to Blue Hill Library

    ELLSWORTH — A Stonington summer resident has recently released a cookbook — “Cookie Swap: Creative Treats to Share Throughout the Year.” “The whole premise is basically that we spend most of our year’s worth of time baking during the holiday season when we’re already strapped for time, so why not share the wealth?” said Julia

  • On Writing

    Hancock author Sanford Phippen, some of whose books include “The Police Know Everything” and “The Kitchen Boy,” will kick off “Maine Authors: How We Do It!” from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Winter Harbor Library. The free weekly series, running through Oct. 24, features Maine writers reading, signing books and answering

  • Journalist Signs Her Novels

    MOUNT DESERT — Noted author and former journalist Elizabeth Flock will speak about her novels and participate in a booksigning on Wednesday, Aug. 19, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Northeast Harbor Library. Ms. Flock, reported for Time and People magazines before becoming an on-air correspondent for CBS News. Her acclaimed debut novel, “But Inside

  • Renowned Artist Has Show at COA

    BAR HARBOR — Artist Robert Neuman will be showing selections from his Maine-inspired work at College of the Atlantic’s Ethel H. Blum Gallery. The exhibit, “Maine Inspiration: Paintings, Prints and Drawings by Robert S. Neuman,” runs Sunday, Aug. 16 through Friday, Sept. 25 with an opening Aug. 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The show

  • Art Show Set for Bar Harbor

    BAR HARBOR — This year’s 2009 Bar harbor Fine Arts Festival will artists to the drive of the Bar Harbor Inn overlooking the town’s harbor and pier. The show starts at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 14, with a patron’s preview during which the public is encouraged to meet the artists and get a preview

  • Works Explore Maine Coast

    MOUNT DESERT — The Redfield Artisans gallery in Northeast Harbor is hosting a new exhibition, “Maine Coastal Views (1880-1980) through Saturday, Aug. 22.   “The coast of Maine has long attracted tourists and artists drawn to the drama of the ocean and the beauty and safety of the harbors,” said gallery owner Rita Redfield. Her

  • Sumner Senior Launches Fashion Magazine

    SULLIVAN — In what might seem like a contradiction in terms, Leila Saad is an intellectual and a fashion maven. Not only does the Sumner Memorial High School senior love spending time poring over glossy magazines looking at the latest in clothing and accessories, she also thinks about the larger implications. “I love fashion and fashion

  • Poor Presentation Spoils Stone Show

    BAR HARBOR — Some of the most important artistic trends, and several heavy-hitters, of 20th-century American art are represented in a show at College of Atlantic’s (COA) Blum Gallery through Friday, Aug. 14.   The scope of the ambitious show, however, is eclipsed by the disappointing way the artwork is presented. The show fails to

  • New Book Features Poetry, Art Inspired by MDI

    BAR HARBOR – “Still on the Island: A Collection of Poems Inspired by Mount Desert Island” is now available at Sherman’s and Mystery Cove Book Store in Bar Harbor and online at All profits will be donated the Bar Harbor Food Pantry.   The volume was collected, edited and published by Lauren Gifford, a