Arts & living

  • Artists to discuss use of color at forum

    Artists to discuss use of color at forum

    DEER ISLE — The Deer Isle Artists Association will present its second public session, featuring painters Jill Finsen, Susan Finsen and Walter Smalling, at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6, at 15 Main St. The discussion is part of the association’s “ART matters” series of talks in its fourth year. The three artists will discuss “Color,

  • Landscape artist Kevin Beers to lead workshop

    Landscape artist Kevin Beers to lead workshop

    WINTER HARBOR — In winter, coastal Maine’s wild beauty stands out starkly. The absence of foliage revealing the landscape’s bones. At the Schoodic Institute, Thomaston painter Kevin Beers will show how to capture the scenery as part of a three-day workshop, running Wednesday-Friday, Feb. 6-8, at the Schoodic Point campus. All skill levels are welcome.

  • Cave Hill students prove that the show must go on

    Cave Hill students prove that the show must go on

    EASTBROOK — Come snow, sleet or sniffles, the show must go on. Cave Hill School students staged an entire play — from casting to curtain call — last week. With a snow day on Monday and a delayed start on Tuesday, they didn’t get the full five days of preparation originally planned. Principal Brenda Jordan

  • “Christmas Island”

    “Christmas Island”

    Editor’s note: Penobscot writer Bundy Boit wrote “Christmas Island” as part of a collection of short stories, titled “Light from Sheep Hill” for family and friends.   By Bundy H. Boit “There’s a moose in the field,” he called to me from a window. Although the light was fading, through binoculars, I could see the

  • Scale modelers delight in detail work, good company

    Scale modelers delight in detail work, good company

    HANCOCK — Of the more than 12,500 Vought F4U Corsairs built between 1940 and 1953, only about 45 of the fighter planes remain. But look at Larry Horyna’s incredibly detailed 1/32-scale model, and you can almost picture these high-performance aircraft in flight. Horyna is a member of the Downeast chapter of the International Plastic Modelers

  • Grants enable sculptor, filmmaker to pursue new projects

    Grants enable sculptor, filmmaker to pursue new projects

    AUGUSTA — The sea, land, harbors and weathered structures in and around Stonington continue to fire the imagination of sculptor Lynn Duryea, who earlier this month was awarded a $5,000 Maine Artist Fellowship Award by the Maine Arts Commission. Duryea, who divides her time between Deer Isle and South Portland, will soon embark on a

  • Cathy Bell Clark captures animals in action in wool

    Cathy Bell Clark captures animals in action in wool

    GOULDSBORO — One could be forgiven for thinking there is a pair of rats perched motionless on a cabinet at the Gouldsboro home of Cathy Bell Clark. Clark’s woodland creations — red foxes, harbor seals with mottled coats and horsehair whiskers, a chipmunk with wax-dipped toenails — look as though they are nearly in motion,

  • Puerto Rican strays finding homes Downeast

    Puerto Rican strays finding homes Downeast

    CHERRYFIELD — More than a year ago, Hurricane Maria slammed into the island of Puerto Rico. Nearly 3,000 people are estimated to have been killed and food, water and medical care were scarce for months after. The island’s power grid was essentially wiped out, and millions of Puerto Ricans went without electricity for months. While