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Castine Exhibit Talk Explores History of Fish and Ships

The exhibit Risky Business explores the range of risk factors associated with Castine’s 19th century shipbuilding and trade.   Castine - Join the Castine Historical Society on Tuesday, August 27 at 5:00 p.m. for a free behind-the-scenes exhibit talk to be held at the Abbott School gallery, 17 School Street, Castine. The...

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Gallery Talk at Courthouse Gallery “Meaning in Layers”

Ellsworth Courthouse Gallery will host “Meaning in Layers” on Wednesday, August 28 at 5:30pm. Artist Charlie Hewitt and art critic Daniel Kany will talk about Hewitt’s work and the strategies behind making art, and how the creative process, technique, and cultural meaning come together in contemporary art. A solo show of Hewitt’s large-scale abstract paintings and neon constructions...

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FOLK LEGEND DAVID MALLETT PLAYS THE STONINGTON OPERA HOUSE

 Beloved folk musician and Mainer David Mallet plays the Stonington Opera House on August 31, 7pm. Photo courtesy of the artist.   STONINGTON— Opera House Arts (OHA) is thrilled to bring August to a close with legendary folk musician David Mallet and his celebration of rural life in concert at the Stonington...

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Grants Available to Fund Transportation Programs for Older People

 PORTLAND – Grants of up to $10,000 are available through the Maine Community Foundation for community-based efforts to improve or increase access to transportation that may also reduce social isolation for older people. The Maine Charity Foundation Fund grants will support new volunteer driver programs, expansion of transportation programs, and improvements...

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Metal Etching Workshop with Sarah Regan at Woodlawn 

ELLSWORTH -   Sarah Regan will teach a workshop titled “Metal Etching” on Saturday, September 7 from   9:30am -12:30pm in Woodlawn’s Sleigh Barn. Students will learn the basics of working with sheet metal to create pieces with a raised image of their choice. A resist will be used to apply a design...

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Linoleum Block Printing Workshop with Holly Berry at Woodlawn 

Ellsworth - Holly Berry will teach a workshop titled “Linoleum Block Printing” on Friday, September 6 from 10:00am - 3:00pm in Woodlawn’s Sleigh Barn. In this hands-on workshop, students will create a multicolor print from a single block of linoleum. The “reduction cut” process involves carving a design from a linoleum...

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Maine Expansion Arts Fund Seeks Grant Applications

ELLSWORTH & PORTLAND — The Maine Community Foundation’s Maine Expansion Arts Fund is accepting applications from nonprofits for grants of up to $5,000 that support indigenous, ethnic, or rural arts programs or projects, particularly those that serve areas with limited access to arts events. The deadline for grant applications is September...

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Woodlawn’s Black House Named Maine’s Most Famous House

  Ellsworth: Woodlawn’s main house, the Black House has been named “Maine’s Most Famous House” by magazine, House Beautiful. The Black House, is Federal in style with Greek revival overtones. It is based on a design from Asher Benjamin’s architectural book, “The American Builder’s Companion”. Construction on the house began in 1824...

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