Arts & living

  • Landscape photographer Terrell Lester’s work on view

    Landscape photographer Terrell Lester’s work on view

    DEER ISLE — Anyone who was in Maine from the 1980s through the 2000s likely would have seen were certain to have American landscape photographer Terrell S. Lester’s shot of the scarlet blueberry fields unfolding from atop Caterpillar Hill in fall, a white dingy in the fog and other iconic images. Born in Lincoln, Nebraska

  • Mystical Irish landscape explored in children’s book

    Mystical Irish landscape explored in children’s book

    Book review “Kathryn, the rhythm of the natural world changes with the seasons, with morning dew and evening shadows, with rain, wind, hail and snow, sunrise and sunset, starlight and moonlight,” writes Penobscot author Bundy Boit in her latest children’s book. “Letter by Fairy Post” is written as a letter to Boit’s granddaughter, who as

  • Ceramicist founds year-round artisan lab

    Ceramicist founds year-round artisan lab

    GOULDSBORO — In 1971, Dan Weaver moved to town as a broke twentysomething with plans to make a living as an artist. For nearly five decades, the Texan and master of fine arts graduate did just that, hand-crafting pottery and much more at Maine Kiln Works. Now on the other side of his career, Weaver

  • Watercolors class at Woodlawn

    ELLSWORTH — Woodlawn will welcome back artist Gay Paratore for a two-day basic watercolors class on Friday, Aug. 24, and Saturday, Aug. 25. The class will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days. Students will have fun learning how to paint beautiful clouds and sunsets and easy ways to make rocks,

  • Aromatherapist simplifies essential oils in new book

    Aromatherapist simplifies essential oils in new book

    ORLAND — The world of essential oils is vast and it’s easy to get lost among all the tiny bottles. Luckily, Orland certified aromatherapist and licensed holistic aesthetician Stephanie Tourles has written a new book, “Stephanie Tourles’s Essential Oils: A Beginner’s Guide” (Storey Publishing, 2018) Storey approached Tourles about writing the book. “We needed to

  • Meet the neighbor

    Meet the neighbor

    In the Right Place   Editor’s Note: Brooklin author/photographer Richard J. Leighton creates the popular “In the Right Place” posts online about life and nature in Maine. He shares a post the second Thursday of each month in The Ellsworth American. The former Washington, D.C., trial lawyer and his architect wife, Barbara, summered in Brooklin for

  • Library’s Abby Morrow assumes new outreach role

    Library’s Abby Morrow assumes new outreach role

    ELLSWORTH — Abby Morrow, who took the helm as community engagement librarian at the Ellsworth Public Library on Aug. 1, took career advice from a well-known figure in the literary canon: Miss Rumphius. “She said, ‘You must do something to do make the world more beautiful’,” says Morrow, who saw the library as a perfect

  • West Gouldsboro villagers prize their history

    West Gouldsboro villagers prize their history

    GOULDSBORO — For Nat Bradley, driving north from Boston to Maine is a bit like “moving back in time.” Cottages replace high-rises; the bustle of city life fades into quiet, rocky coastline; toll prices drop and become payable in cash. When Bradley was a child, his family’s annual road trip along U.S. Route 1 to