Arts & living

  • Baltz to hold open studio

    Baltz to hold open studio

    MOUNT DESERT — R. Scott Baltz will host his annual July Open Studio at 46 Parker Farm Road on Sunday, July 30, from 12-5 p.m. This year is the 15th anniversary of the studio, which is just south of the Mount Desert Fire Station in Somesville. In 2016, Baltz designed and built this new, larger

  • Evangelism subject of FitzGerald talk

    Evangelism subject of FitzGerald talk

    BAR HARBOR — Frances FitzGerald, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author of the story of how the Christian evangelical movement has come to play such an influential role in the culture and politics of the United States, will be at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m. for an author talk and

  • Herbarium exhibition open

    Herbarium exhibition open

    BAR HARBOR — The Beatrix Farrand Society’s herbarium exhibition can be viewed at Garland Farm, 475 Bay View Drive, on Thursdays through Sept. 28, from 1-5 p.m. It also can be seen on days of Garland Farm programs. The herbarium exhibition celebrates the plants of three Mount Desert Island gardens: Reef Point Gardens, Beatrix Farrand’s

  • Art, jewelry exhibit planned

    Art, jewelry exhibit planned

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — An exhibition of art and jewelry on the theme “drift” by artist Ginny Lane and metal smith-jewelry maker Ellen Fox will take place at the Harbor House on Wednesday, July 26, from 5:30-9 p.m. Lane and Fox are inspired by the many things that appear on the shore: driftwood, boats, vistas, sea

  • Garden exhibit

    Garden exhibit

    MOUNT DESERT — A “Main Street Blooms” garden exhibition will take place in Northeast Harbor on Thursday, July 27, from 4-6 p.m. Members of the Garden Club of Mount Desert are creating interpretive arrangements for the shops, galleries and restaurants on Main Street. “The event will coincide with the traditional Thursday night social and will

  • Kline to give glimpse of ‘A Piece of the World’

    Kline to give glimpse of ‘A Piece of the World’

    BAR HARBOR — No. 1 New York Times-bestselling author Christina Baker Kline will talk about her newest novel, “A Piece of the World,” at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, July 27, at 7 p.m. The novel imagines the life of Christina Olson, the real-life muse of Andrew Wyeth, portrayed in his iconic painting “Christina’s

  • Plants predict climate change

    BAR HARBOR — George Jacobson, professor emeritus of the University of Maine School of Biology and Ecology and the Climate Change Institute, will give a lecture at Garland Farm on Thursday, July 27, at 4 p.m. Jacobson served as the state climatologist for several years. His talk will focus on how plants in Maine may

  • Reception for Hastings’ exhibit scheduled

    Reception for Hastings’ exhibit scheduled

    CRANBERRY ISLES — A reception for artist Willoughby Lucas Hastings will be held at the Cranberry House on Saturday, July 22, from 4-6 p.m. Hastings’ show of textile-based work, “Tactility: The Illusion and the Form,” is hosted by the Great Cranberry Island Historical Society. Hastings’ art practice grew to incorporate textiles during a winter spent

  • Nadel to share ‘Manifesto for Women’

    BAR HARBOR —Author and award-winning journalist Jennifer Nadel will share the nine principles that she and actress Gillian Anderson have outlined in their book “We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere” when she visits the Jesup Memorial Library on Tuesday, July 25, at 7 p.m. Nadel also will sign copies of the book, which sets women