Arts & living

  • Featured Artists

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Flying Mountain Artisans on Carroll Hill is kicking off the group’s featured artist series this week. Every two weeks, works of one of the proprietor artisans of Flying Mountain will be featured in an exhibit along with several other consignee artists. Call Flying Mountain at 244-0404 for the schedule of artists and

  • Library Readies Poetry for Public

    MOUNT DESERT — The Northeast Harbor Library is featuring a collection of old fishing gear on display for the summer, with borrowed treasures from Anna Fernald, Rick Alley, The Mount Desert Historical Society, the Great Harbor Marine Collection, Super Junkin’, Tom and Jean Falt, Amy Philbrick, and Robert Pyle. And there is space for more

  • In Search of Studio Art

    BAR HARBOR — The literal and figurative spaces that art inhabits was the topic of discussion at a College of the Atlantic lecture July 2. The discussion, moderated by Suzette McAvoy, highlighted the work of artists from the former Wingspread and Moss galleries of Northeast Harbor, both lost to fire in July of 2008. The

  • Young Adult Novelist to Speak

    BAR HARBOR — Beckie Weinheimer, author of the young adult novel “Converting Kate” and a summer resident of Mount Desert Island, will speak at Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, July 11, at 4 p.m. “Converting Kate,” the author’s first novel, is set in a coastal village near Acadia National Park. While generally one thinks of

  • Retired Corporate Executive Pursues new Career as Bead Artist

    Mid-life has meant a new career as a bead artist and jewelry maker for a newly established Penobscot resident. Kathleen Henderson said when she turned 50 she began looking for a creative outlet. Henderson describes it as “her bliss quest.” She tried pottery, she tried painting, and she tried making jewelry, which she enjoyed. So,

  • Blue Hill Garden Club Holds Annual Meeting

    BLUE HILL — The Blue Hill Garden Club celebrated 75 years of community service at its annual meeting June 23. Forty-four club members also looked ahead to the future during their gathering at the Blue Hill Country Club. Club members also elected a new slate of officers. The president is Don Church, of Blue Hill

  • Stonington Gallery Tour to Feature Owl Stool

    STONINGTON — For the first Friday Stonington Galleries tour on July 3, Geoffrey Warner Studio will be introducing the Owl stool, the first of his new line of affordable furniture. In response to the current challenging economy, Warner is offering the stools as finished pieces as well as unfinished kits at a reduced price. Customers

  • Plein Air Art Event Starts July 15

    ELLSWORTH — The Frenchman Bay Conservancy will hold its first Annual Plein Air Art Event July 15 through July 31. Artists will paint in a variety of preserve sites and the paintings will then be sold in a silent auction Aug. 2. It is the goal of the conservancy for this event to broaden public

  • MDI: Reading Group Gets NEA grant

    TREMONT — A group based here is among recipients of a National Endowment for the Arts grant for a program called The Big Read, the NEA announced Tuesday. Island Readers and Writers, the brainchild of Jan Coates (owner of Somesville’s recently closed Port in a Storm bookstore), got an $8,000 matching grant to participate in

  • MDI: Gallery Features Turtles

    BAR HARBOR — Turtles are the topic of a new mixed media show at the Alone Moose gallery, on display through Monday, July 20, featuring the work of Maine artists. The gallery, at 78 West Street, is open Monday through Saturday. The “Turtles on the Edge” theme has a double meaning in that turtles are