Arts & living

  • Lerner creates art from everything

    Lerner creates art from everything

    Susan Lerner is an accomplished painter and sculptor, but her creativity doesn’t stop there. She has yet to come across a material she couldn’t use to make art – from old clothes to muscle shells, from the foil around the necks of wine bottles to meringue. She fashions the foil into bracelets, earrings and pins.

  • December art for sale

    December art for sale

    TREMONT — The Bass Harbor Memorial Library’s December art show will feature affordable artwork and handcrafted items made for giving. All items will be for sale and priced no higher than $250, with 10 percent of sales going to the library. In addition to being displayed on our walls, the library will host a Holiday

  • MDI is craft fair central

    MDI is craft fair central

    Shop locally this holiday season! Friday, Nov. 24 STEUBEN — A holiday craft fair will take place at the Ella Lewis School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call Teresa Ginn at 460-2485. STEUBEN — A Thanksgiving and holiday fair will take place at the Henry D. Moore Library and Parish House from 9 a.m.

  • ‘Strange Eyes’ series up for Gotham Award

    ‘Strange Eyes’ series up for Gotham Award

    BAR HARBOR — Nancy Andrews, film professor at the College of Atlantic, has been nominated for a Gotham Independent Film Award for her web series “The Strange Eyes of Dr. Myes,” which was shot on Mount Desert Island. The series, which is available on YouTube, was one of five projects nominated for the Best Short

  • St. John to sign books

    BAR HARBOR — Susan St. John, author of “To Sail beyond the Sunset,” is set to sign books at Sherman’s on Friday, Nov. 24, at 1 p.m. The book tells of the creation — starting in 1964 — of the Outward Bound sea school on Hurricane Island. The book begins with short histories of Outward

  • Former poet laureate to read from new novel

    Former poet laureate to read from new novel

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Baron Wormser will give a reading from his new novel, “Tom o’ Vietnam,” at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 5:30 p.m. “Tom o’ Vietnam” traces the travels of a Vietnam vet in the fall of 1982. Tom o’ Vietnam is an American road novel and “an evocation

  • Sculptor adds spirit to stone

    Sculptor adds spirit to stone

    BAR HARBOR — Liz Mead of Bar Harbor wears many hats: snowplow driver, lawn care professional, wildlife biologist. In the downtime between those endeavors over the last 20 years, she also has been a self-taught carver of small stone animals. None are for sale; all are gifts for friends, family and some strangers. “I think

  • Artist-in-Residence applications sought

    Artist-in-Residence applications sought

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — The park is taking applications through Jan. 15 for its 2018 Artist-in-Residence program. It is open to visual artists, performing artists, writers, composers and artists in emerging technologies. Those selected for the program will have a “two-week immersive experience in Acadia,” during which time they will lead a public presentation. They

  • Graves artworks on display at Jesup

    BAR HARBOR — The artwork of James Graves is on display at the Jesup Memorial Library during the month of November during library hours. Graves, who was born in Bar Harbor and spent his early years living on Mount Desert Island, joined the U.S. Navy before attending art school in Boston. Since graduating from art

  • Holiday card workshop set at Gilley

    Holiday card workshop set at Gilley

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A printmaking workshop will be offered at the Wendell Gilley Museum on Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 5:30-7 p.m. Artist and teacher Bethany Hanson and carver Steve Valleau will lead participants through the reduction block printing process. Attendees will carve their own stamp and ink a set of holiday cards to send or