Arts & living

  • 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

  • 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. Executive Director Marc Thayer stated in an April 20 press release:

  • From the studio

    From the studio

    Here’s what a few Maine artists are working on or just finished amid the spreading COVID-19 pandemic. Bangor illustrator Eric Zelz is painting watercolors for Arizona children’s book author Annie Watson’s story about a little girl and her “monster” to be published by Maine’s Tilbury House. In Bar Harbor, artist Michelle McCann leads the Mount

  • Guitar man

    Guitar man

    WINTER HARBOR — Gordon Thomas Ward was learning to play the clarinet when he his love of music veered in a different direction. One of his fifth-grade teachers brought in a guitar and sang for the class. “I just fell in love with the guitar,” said the guitarist-vocalist, who grew up in Bernardsville, N.J. “I

  • Bravo, Maestro Jinbo!

    Bravo, Maestro Jinbo!

    HANCOCK — This coming summer makes 25 years that conductor Michael Jinbo has led and lifted the orchestra and trained hundreds of young musicians at the Monteux School & Music Festival founded by famed conductor Pierre Monteux 77 years ago. Nestled in a quiet woodland setting, overlooking Taunton Bay to the east and the Skillings

  • Garden paths create order out of anarchy

    Garden paths create order out of anarchy

    There is a wise motto used by civil engineers: “Roads first.” Whatever the work is, you can’t begin it until you get there. It is no different for a garden. A path takes you into it and allows you to work there productively and happily. The layout of paths and beds defines a gardener’s style.

  • Fun things to do

    Fun things to do

    With so many folks and families confined to their homes, many artists and musicians have stepped up and offered free lessons and material. Here’s some we’ve come across. Know of others? Send to [email protected] The fold of art Origami cranes and dogs were on tap as part of Cherryfield artist Audra Christie’s first two live