Arts & living

  • Auto Museum wins awards

    Auto Museum wins awards

    TREMONT — The Seal Cove Auto Museum is the recipient of an Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History for its “Auto Wars: Then & Now exhibit.” The Leadership in History Awards, in its 73rd year, recognizes achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history. The 2016-2017

  • Author Reilly to talk about ‘Everything’

    Author Reilly to talk about ‘Everything’

    BAR HARBOR — Meg Little Reilly will give an author talk about her book “Everything That Follows” at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, June 29, at 7 p.m. She will sign copies of the book. The novel explores what happens when a rash decision has life-altering results. “In ‘Everything That Follows,’ Kat and Hunter,

  • Prey exhibit to open at Gilley

    Prey exhibit to open at Gilley

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A free, public opening reception for an exhibition of Barbara Prey paintings of Maine will be held at the Wendell Gilley Museum on Sunday, July 8, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. “Barbara Ernst Prey: Earth, Sea, Sky” celebrates the artist’s long engagement with the landscape and people of Maine, where she has been painting

  • Local poets to read work

    Local poets to read work

    MOUNT DESERT — Five local poets will read from their own work at the Northeast Harbor Library on Wednesday, June 27, at 5:30 p.m. Christian Barter of Bar Harbor will be the moderator and a reader for the event. His most recent work, “Bye-Bye Land,” a book-length poem, was published in 2017 by BOA Editions.

  • New exhibit explores MDI history

    New exhibit explores MDI history

    MOUNT DESERT — The MDI Historical Society’s new exhibit, “Beholdings: Fourteen Introductions to the History around Us,” will open with a reception at the Somesville Museum, 2 Oak Hill Road, on Friday, June 22, from 5-7 p.m. The installation explores different dimensions of regional history through 14 featured objects. Conceived as a companion piece to

  • Book looks at search and rescue heroes

    Book looks at search and rescue heroes

    BAR HARBOR — Sandy Stott will talk about and sign copies of his book “Critical Hours: Search and Rescue in the White Mountains” at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, June 28, at 7 p.m. Stott’s book shines a light on the search and rescue workers (SAR) who save countless lives in the mountains after

  • Tiffany stained glass expert to speak

    Tiffany stained glass expert to speak

    BAR HARBOR — Wayne Boucher will speak about his research on Tiffany stained glass windows when he visits St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church in Bar Harbor on Friday, July 20, at 11 a.m. Boucher is the creator of the Tiffany Window Census, a catalogue of existing and lost windows in churches, public buildings and the like.

  • Music kicks off Jesup summer reading

    Music kicks off Jesup summer reading

    BAR HARBOR — Pianist and composer Deborah Fortier will kick off the Jesup Memorial Library’s Summer Reading Program on Thursday, June 21, at 10:30 a.m. The theme this year is “Libraries Rock!” Children of all ages are invited to join “Miss Mae” Corrion and a group of musicians, artists and speakers for eight weeks of

  • Gallery offers art classes

    Gallery offers art classes

    TREMONT — Art classes will be offered at the Quietside Art Gallery and Studio, 35 Bernard Road, Bernard, on Thursdays this summer from 1-3:30 p.m. Ginny Lane will lead students through a Maine-themed painting of subjects like a lobster buoy, sailboat, lobster or a landscape. Students will leave class with a finished painting. All levels