Arts & living

  • Felted vessels

    Felted vessels

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Liz Cutler of ArtWaves will teach a class in making felted vessels at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The class will explore wet and dry needle felting, starting with raw fleece, teasing, adding colors and felting it over a form to create

  • Felted skirt workshop planned

    Felted skirt workshop planned

    MOUNT DESERT — An unconventional sewing workshop with Jennifer May will take place at the Northeast Harbor Library on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 1 p.m. May calls it “mindfully made wearable art.” Participants will make a skirt from felted wool sweaters. They should find two large wool sweaters they are willing to felt. If the

  • Staff creativity on show

    Staff creativity on show

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Creative works by members of the Southwest Harbor Public Library staff will be on display at the library for the month of February. Works include knitted and crocheted items, stoneware pottery, glass mosaic, needlepoint, folded paper cranes, handmade papers and even a Kabuki doll. Call the library at 244-7065.

  • Cistone to speak

    Cistone to speak

    BAR HARBOR — “Navigating the ‘Sea of White’ in Maine as a Kenyan,” a talk by College of the Atlantic Trustee and Kenyan-born attorney Alyne Cistone, is set for Friday, Feb. 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the Gates Community Center as part of the college’s Diverse Voices Series. “We hope that students, through both academic

  • Paine to show paintings, give presentation

    Paine to show paintings, give presentation

    TREMONT — Local artist and sailor Art Paine will give a slide show and talk about the Bahamas’ Out Islands Regatta at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments provided. This event began in 1954 as a race between the Bahamas’ rustic fishing and freight sailing vessels. In that

  • Critchfield to sew a home

    Critchfield to sew a home

    BAR HARBOR — Fiber artist Maya Critchfield ’16 will present “To Sew a Home,” a five-day artist’s residency, at College of the Atlantic’s Ethel H. Blum Gallery Monday through Saturday, Feb. 12-17. During her time in the Blum, Critchfield will collect and piece together vintage fabric and household linens to create a sewn structure, or

  • Decolonizing museums is forum focus

    Decolonizing museums is forum focus

    BAR HARBOR — Abbe Museum President and CEO Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko will discuss decolonizing museum practice and encouraging collaboration among indigenous peoples and the museum field at College of the Atlantic’s Human Ecology Forum in McCormick Lecture Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 4:10 p.m. The Abbe Museum’s mission is to inspire new learning about the

  • Jay paintings on display

    Jay paintings on display

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — “Finding Beauty,” an exhibit of paintings by artist Robert Jay, are on display at the Southwest Harbor Public Library during the month of February. Jay’s paintings explore the tranquility and serenity of Mount Desert Island in all four seasons. The exhibit features 20-plus original paintings of island scenes, from Otter Cliffs to

  • Valentine crafts

    TREMONT — Valentine crafting will take place at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library on Thursday, Feb. 8, from 3-5 p.m. and on Saturday, Feb 10, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. All crafting materials will be supplied, along with food and refreshments. Call 244-3798.