Arts & living

  • 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.

  • Southwest Harbor Library Displays New Art For June

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — During the month of June, local artist Ann Jones will be displaying 10 pieces of her work along the downstairs stacks of the Southwest Harbor Public Library. This exhibit will be on paper and incorporates words, letters and numbers. Ms. Jones, a native of Westport, Conn., has been painting scenes of Mount

  • Tie-dye Tyveck

    MOUNT DESERT —  On Tuesday, June 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Otter Creek Hall, there will be a two-hour hands-on introduction to the luminescent effects that can be achieved by hand-coloring Tyvek. The end result is durable, flexible, water-resistant paper with soft marbleized colors. Participants will leave the workshop with several sheets

  • Haitian Art Show Set

    MOUNT DESERT — St. Mary & St. Jude Episcopal Church of Northeast Harbor and Seal Harbor is sponsoring a Haitian Art Show, which will highlight Haitian artists and help raise money for the partnerships and mission projects of the parish. Redfield Artisans Gallery, 125 Main Street in Northeast Harbor, will host the exhibition from Saturday,

  • Gull Gift

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Wendell Gilley Museum recently added a bird carving to its permanent flock. Linda Pickwick DeLozier of Mount Airy, Md. has given a one-fourth life-size herring gull carved and painted by Wendell Gilley, circa 1968, to the museum in memory of her mother, Ruby Higgins Pickwick, formerly of Southwest Harbor. Mrs. Pickwick