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  • Reception planned for Vennema show

    Reception planned for Vennema show

    MOUNT DESERT — An exhibit of new paintings by Maine artist Willa Vennema will open at Swallowfield with a public reception with the artist on Thursday, July 20, from 5-7 p.m. During the summer months, Vennema paints the waters, woods, rocks and trees of Swans Island and surrounding islands using acrylic paints “en plein air.”

  • ‘Magician’s Assistant’ to follow magic act

    ‘Magician’s Assistant’ to follow magic act

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Brooklyn-based artist and clown Me`lissa Smith will perform “The Magician’s Assistant,” a family-friendly one person romp, at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Thursday, July 20, at 6:30 p.m. This show is for audiences of all ages. The evening will feature a special opening magic act from Mount Desert Island’s own Aiden

  • Taylor to talk about recreating a masterpiece

    Taylor to talk about recreating a masterpiece

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Artist Judy Taylor will give a talk about her commission to recreate a 16th-century painting by Pontormo at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Tuesday, July 18, at 5:30 p.m. Jacopo Carucci was born at Pontorme in 1494 and is usually known by the name of his birthplace. He painted in and

  • Face painting, fun on tap

    Face painting, fun on tap

    MOUNT DESERT — Face painting for children will be offered by a group of local artists at the Northeast Harbor Library on Monday, July 17, at 10:30 a.m. “Ms. Robin” and staffer Kate Young will staff a DIY-type photo booth to capture the transformations. Chilren can play lawn games or listen to a read aloud

  • ‘Christians’ takes the Rep stage

    ‘Christians’ takes the Rep stage

    MOUNT DESERT — “The Christians” is playing at the Acadia Repertory Theatre Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8:15 p.m. with Sunday matinees on July 16 and 23 at 2 p.m. In the production, 20 years ago, Pastor Paul’s church was nothing more than a modest storefront. Now, he presides over a congregation of thousands, with classrooms

  • Galera-López to perform in music festival

    Galera-López to perform in music festival

    BAR HARBOR — Pianist Antonio Galera-López will perform a solo recital at the Bar Harbor Congregational Church on Tuesday, July 18, at 8 p.m. as part of the continuing Bar Harbor Music Festival. He will perform music by Debussy, de Falla, Fauré, Chopin and Granados. “Galera-López represents all that we admire in a pianist: warm

  • Wissler to talk about his artwork

    Wissler to talk about his artwork

    CRANBERRY ISLES — Former Heliker-LaHotan Foundation artist fellow-in-residence John David Wissler will speak about his work at the second Meet the Artist event of the foundation and Great Cranberry Island Historical Society on Tuesday, July 18, at 4:30 p.m. Wissler is on Great Cranberry to conduct a plein-air painting workshop. Wissler, from Lancaster, Pa., received

  • Fitzgerald to talk about evangelical movement

    Fitzgerald to talk about evangelical movement

    MOUNT DESERT — Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and historian Frances Fitzgerald will talk about her newly published book, “The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America,” at the Northeast Harbor Library on Wednesday, July 19, at 5:30 p.m. Fitzgerald will tell the story of how the Christian evangelical movement has come to play such an influential role

  • ‘Gwich’in  Women’ film

    ‘Gwich’in Women’ film

    BAR HARBOR — “The Sacred Place Where Life Begins: Gwich’in Women Speak” will be screened by Reel Pizza Cinerama, 33 Kennebec Place, on Sunday, July 16, at 2 p.m. In this short film about the plight of native people in the region of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, Gwich’in women speak out to

  • George Nixon Black subject of Goodrich biography

    George Nixon Black subject of Goodrich biography

    BAR HARBOR — Author Jane Goodrich will discuss her fictionalized biography of George Nixon Black, “The House at Lobster Cove,” when she visits the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, July 15, at 7 p.m., almost 90 years after Black’s death. While Black spent much of his life in Boston, Black’s family built Woodlawn in Ellsworth