Arts & living

  • Farnsworth at the Gilley

    Farnsworth at the Gilley

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — An opening reception for the special exhibition “Treasures of the Farnsworth: Maine Masterworks” will be held Sunday, July 7, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Wendell Gilley Museum. The exhibition features masterpieces of Maine landscape painting and avian art, and will be on view between June 28 and Oct. 16. The exhibition was

  • Play reading, or tag sale? Both!

    Play reading, or tag sale? Both!

    TREMONT — Barn Arts will host a reading of “Groundswell,” a new play by artist-in-residence Taylor Beidler set in a New England swap shop, on Saturday, July 29, at 6 p.m. for an evening that will be a performance, tag sale, and community event all rolled into one. The Barn will be transformed into the

  • Coyotes are talk topic

    Coyotes are talk topic

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Conservation biologist Geri Vistein will discuss coyotes Tuesday, July 2 at 5:30 p.m. at the Southwest Harbor Public Library. Vistein’s focus is on carnivores and the vital role they play in maintaining the biodiversity on our planet. She will discuss perceptions and relationships between the coyote and Native Americans and European Americans.

  • Hardacker to speak

    Hardacker to speak

    BAR HARBOR — Author Vaughn C. Hardacker will discuss his latest book “My Brother’s Keeper” Wednesday, July 3, at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. In “My Brother’s Keeper,” private investigator Ed Traynor is called to a crime scene in the remote woods of New Hampshire. There, Traynor finds out that his estranged brother

  • Shaw’s sculptures featured

    Shaw’s sculptures featured

    MOUNT DESERT — Northeast Harbor jeweler and artist Sam Shaw is exhibition his sculpture and jewelry at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, Mass. now through Oct. 27. The exhibit honors 15 people who have all been designated as Master Craft Artists by the Maine Crafts Association over the last ten years. Shaw was honored

  • Emory on ‘finding your silver lining’

    Emory on ‘finding your silver lining’

    MOUNT DESERT — Dianna Emory will read from and discuss her upcoming book “Assess, Adjust, Advance: Facing Adversity and Finding Your Silver Lining” on Wednesday, June 26, at 4:30 p.m. at the Northeast Harbor Library. She will use illustrative cases, including her own stage 4 metastatic lung cancer, as examples of how to take challenging

  • Photos in historic Selectmen’s Building

    Photos in historic Selectmen’s Building

    MOUNT DESERT — A grand opening of a new Selectmen’s Building exhibit featuring photographs of stained glass on Mount Desert Island Thursday, June 27, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the MDI Historical Society Somesville Museum and Gardens. Artist-in-Residence Jennifer Steen Booher photographed stained glass from throughout the MDI area. “I hadn’t paid much attention to local

  • Concert to benefit Search and Rescue

    BAR HARBOR — A concert to benefit MDI Search and Rescue will be held at St. Saviour’s Parish on Sunday, June 30, at 7 p.m. Performers include Ann Sears and Guy Urban on the piano, and Charlyn Bethell playing the oboe. The suggested donation is $20. Contact 288-4215.

  • Kids’ programs set

    Kids’ programs set

    BAR HARBOR — The Jesup Memorial Library presents a series of programs just for kids on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. throughout the summer. The “Universe of Stories” series continues on Thursday, June 27. Kids ages four and older are invited to create their own planet and then make a model of their planet. “We cannot

  • Poetry slam

    BAR HARBOR — The next Verse Unleashed! Poetry Slam will be held Friday, June 21, at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. “Share your poetry or a piece of poetry that inspires you,” event organizers said. “Whether it is a haiku, free verse or sonnet, we want to hear it.” Unlike traditional slams, the