Arts Glances: Group art show, ArtWaves birthday bash, teddy bear picnic

“Dahlias and Morning Glories,” watercolor on paper by Susan Van Campen.

Group show at Artemis Gallery 

NORTHEAST HARBOR — Artemis Gallery celebrates its fourth opening of the season from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 21.  

This group show exhibits works by various Maine-based and Maine-inspired artists, including acrylic painter Geoff Disston, sculptor Robert Haskell, acrylic painter Bibby Loring, oil painter Maja Paumgarten and sculptor Pat Toogood.  

A portion of sales from this show will benefit the Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute.  

Artemis Gallery is located in Northeast Harbor at 1 Old Firehouse Lane. The show runs through Aug. 3.  

For more information, go online to or call (207) 276-3001. 


ArtWaves birthday bash 

TOWN HILL — ArtWaves is holding a birthday masquerade party and fundraiser from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at its campus in Town Hill. 

Fundraiser proceeds will go toward children’s programming, a new boiler system, a parking lot expansion and campus upgrades.  All donations will be matched.  

For more information or to RSVP for the event, go online to 


Flash fiction workshop  

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Award-winning writer Annaliese Jakimides will teach a workshop at Wendell Gilley Museum on Saturday, July 23, from 9 a.m. to noon, focusing on flash fiction. 

“Flash fiction is known by many names, including sudden fiction, short-short stories and microfiction. Although people often think it’s a ‘new’ form of writing, it’s been around for as long as we’ve been writing stories,” Jakimides said. 

This event happens in person only at the museum and costs $25 per person for nonmembers or $20 for museum members. Space is limited and registration is required at 


Teddy bear picnic 

NORTHEAST HARBOR — Grab your favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal and join a bear-themed read aloud and picnic. 

The Northeast Harbor Library is hosting a Teddy Bear Picnic for children and families from 11 a.m. to noon Monday, July 25, on the library lawn. All ages are welcome. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required for this free event.  

Snacks and drinks will be provided but bring a towel or blanket to sit on. 

This event is part of the Northeast Harbor Library’s summer reading program. For more information, go online to the library’s Facebook page or 


Auditions at The Grand

ELLSWORTH — The Grand is holding auditions for a stage version of the classic movie musical “Willy Wonka.” There are roles available for all ages. 

Auditions will take place 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28, and 1-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, at The Grand in Ellsworth.  

Actors will be seen in signup order and are asked to come prepared with 16 to 32 bars of a classic musical theater song. Bring sheet music for the accompanist with the section to be sung marked. Acapella singing or karaoke tracks are discouraged.  

Actors may be asked to sing or read from the script as well as learning simple choreography.  

Performance dates are Sept. 30, Oct. 2 and Oct. 7-9. 


Book signing event 

BAR HARBOR — Ed Crockett, a Portland-based state representative, president of Capt’n Eli’s Soda and author of “The Ghosts of Walter Crockett” will sign books at Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop in Bar Harbor from 10 a.m. to noon July 30.

“The Ghosts of Walter Crockett,” published by Islandport Press, captures the joy of youth, love of family and a quest for redemption as they play out against a backdrop of poverty, uncertainty and the ever-present specter of an alcoholic and homeless father whose flaws, choices and fate haunt a young man and tear at his confidence. 

Crockett, a native of Munjoy Hill, holds degrees from both the University of Maine at Orono and Boston College.  



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