Arts & living

  • Perkins to lead basket workshop

    Perkins to lead basket workshop

    MOUNT DESERT — Jeanne Perkins will lead a fiber basket workshop at the Northeast Harbor Library on Saturday, Jan. 21, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants will make a basket using paper mache over a form, using natural fibers such as paper, moss, cotton, silk, etc. Perkins encourages people to bring their own favorite

  • Ghost of Paul Revere to take Criterion stage

    Ghost of Paul Revere to take Criterion stage

    BAR HARBOR — The holler-folk band Ghost of Paul Revere will perform at The Criterion Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 8 p.m. From the banks of the Saco River comes this energetic, nontraditional American folk band known for its harmonies and heart-pounding performances. The band’s first show was in 2011 at a tiny bar

  • Sock snowmen workshop set

    Sock snowmen workshop set

    BAR HARBOR — Youth services Librarian Mae Corrion will lead an intergenerational craft time to make sock snowmen at the Jesup Memorial Library on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 6 p.m. This craft is fun for everyone: parents, kids and grandparents. Each participant should bring one child’s-size white crewcut sock to make the snowman’s body, the

  • MDI poet voice of proletariat

    MDI poet voice of proletariat

    MOUNT DESERT — The mundane in daily life is rarely lost on Somesville resident Carl Little, an art lover and writer and a poet. Whether he is picking up his shirts at the dry cleaners, meditating as his car is tugged through a car wash, or watching his Saab get a lube job, it’s all

  • EXTREME ART! For the Skatepark!

    EXTREME ART! For the Skatepark!

    BAR HARBOR — The MDI Skatepark Association (MDISA), ArtWaves and Choco-Latte present an art show featuring outdoor and extreme sports in January and February. Proceeds from the “Extreme Art! for the Skatepark” group art show will be split between the local artists and MDISA, the group building a public skate park at the town athletic

  • Women’s exhibit seeks artists

    Women’s exhibit seeks artists

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Bass Harbor Memorial Library, Jesup Memorial Library, Northeast Harbor Library and Southwest Harbor Public Library are holding open calls for items to include in Women’s History Month exhibits. The theme of the pan-island exhibits is “creating communities.” “Generation to generation, neighbor to neighbor or island to island, women have woven much

  • Free movies for kids to be shown

    Free movies for kids to be shown

    TREMONT — Two movies for school-aged kids will be shown at The Bass Harbor Memorial Library during December’s school vacation. “The Martian” will be shown on the library’s big screen for kids in grades five through eight on Wednesday, Dec. 28, from 5-8 p.m. Pizza, popcorn and refreshments will be served at this free event.

  • ArtWaves open house

    BAR HARBOR — ArtWaves will host a New Year’s open house at its studio at the YWCA MDI, 36 Mount Desert St., on Sunday, Jan. 1, from 2-4 p.m. The open house is an opportunity to see what ArtWaves offers: batik, felting, stained-glass mosaic, pysanky (Ukrainian eggs), printmaking, painting, collage and more. Visit or