Arts & living

  • Science inspires student art

    Science inspires student art

    BAR HARBOR — Anyone who has walked the halls at Mount Desert Island High School has no doubt seen – and been impressed by – the paintings mounted on the walls that were done by current and former students. In the hallway upstairs, outside the classrooms where science and math are taught, the paintings by

  • New drama club to meet

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Southwest Harbor Drama Club, a new monthly play reading group founded by Joe Marshall, will hold its first gathering at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 5 p.m. with a reading of the Mary Roberts Rinehart play, “The Bat.” The public is invited to come with a

  • Bryan’s ‘Beautiful Blackbird’ to be given to kids in need

    Bryan’s ‘Beautiful Blackbird’ to be given to kids in need

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Ashley Bryan Center, a foundation that celebrates the work of award-winning author and illustrator Ashley Bryan, and First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise that addresses education inequity, will distribute 15,000 special edition copies of Bryan’s “Beautiful Blackbird” to children in need in three states this month. The books will be distributed

  • Catlin-Legutko to talk museum decolonization

    Catlin-Legutko to talk museum decolonization

    MOUNT DESERT — Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko will give a Soup with Substance Lecture and lead a discussion titled “Decolonizing Museums” at the Northeast Harbor Parish Hall, 21 Summit Road, on Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 5-6:30 p.m. Working in museums for more than 20 years, Catlin-Legutko said she believes they have the power to change lives, inspire

  • Sprague’s collages on display

    Sprague’s collages on display

    TREMONT — Mount Desert artist Roberta Sprague’s collages are on display and for sale at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library, 89 Bernard Road, Bernard. “Light and color are elusive qualities, offering ever-changing patterns that vary with the movement of branches and shadows through the landscape, with the seasons, the time of day and the weather,”

  • Silver jewelry on display

    Silver jewelry on display

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The jewelry of John and Diane Ringseisen will be featured at the Southwest Harbor Public Library for the month of October. John and Diane Ringseisen started making jewelry in 1998, one year before they married. They enjoyed a healthy business in Newport, R.I., before moving to Europe for five years. They have

  • Lambert’s landscapes at library

    Lambert’s landscapes at library

    BAR HARBOR — Artist Beth Lambert’s paintings of Maine landscapes will be on display at the Jesup Memorial Library during the month of October. “My art is about how the land and sky feels to me,” said Lambert. “I paint plein air, gathering information from what I see around me. Early morning and late afternoon

  • Poets inspired by national parks

    Poets inspired by national parks

    BAR HARBOR — Texas Poets Laureate Karla K. Morton and Alan Birkelbach will bring their Words of Preservation: A Poets Laureate National Parks Tour to the Jesup Memorial Library on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. Morton and Birkelbach are visiting more than 50 national parks across the country as they continue to celebrate last