Arts & living

  • Dance performances set

    Dance performances set

    BAR HARBOR — A sneak peak of the Acadia Dance Festival will be available at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, July 25, at 7 p.m. The festival, which features performances by Nimbus Dance, will be at the Criterion Theatre on Saturday, July 27, at 8 p.m. The preview at the Jesup is free and

  • Geology lesson promises to be delicious

    Geology lesson promises to be delicious

    MOUNT DESERT — Katie Coppens, a teacher and author of “Geology is a Piece of Cake” will lead an interactive program geared toward kids ages 6-14 on Thursday, July 25 from 4-5 p.m. at the Northeast Harbor Library. Coppens will teach various concepts in geology, while kids and parents eat cakes that serve as models

  • Maine’s role in postwar American art is talk topic

    Maine’s role in postwar American art is talk topic

    MOUNT DESERT — Farnsworth Museum curator Michael Komanecky will give a lecture on Wednesday, July 24 at 5:30 p.m. at the Northeast Harbor Library. He will discuss the art exhibition, “Slab City Scenes,” currently on display at the Farnsworth in Rockland. “Slab City Scenes” features the work of a group of young, avant-garde artists based

  • Baltz to host studio reception

    Baltz to host studio reception

    MOUNT DESERT — R. Scott Baltz will host at a reception Sunday, July 21, from noon to 5 p.m. at his studio space at 46 Parker Farm Rd. Baltz has maintained a studio here since 2002, though this year marks the third anniversary in the Parker Road space. Recent work takes a look back at

  • Kimura explores nature’s balance

    Kimura explores nature’s balance

    MOUNT DESERT — Work by local painter Keri Kimura will be shown at Swallowfield in Northeast Harbor July 18-Aug. 7. An opening reception with the artist is set for Thursday, July 18 from 5-7 p.m. Kimura is a visual artist living in Southwest Harbor. She studied painting at Smith College, the Glasgow School of Art

  • Champlain Institute begins July 29

    Champlain Institute begins July 29

    BAR HARBOR — College of the Atlantic’s third annual Champlain Institute, “Art: Dissent and Democracy,” will run from July 29-Aug. 2. The event “turns its lens on the ways art undermines or advances political, social, and cultural norms,” organizers said. “Over the course of five days and 11 sessions, curators, artists, writers, historians, scholars, and

  • Hidden history

    Hidden history

    MOUNT DESERT ISLAND — Artwork from Kaitlyn Metcalf is on display at both the Jesup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor and the Northeast Harbor Library throughout the month of July. The Northeast Harbor Library exhibit will feature paintings from Metcalf’s new “Celestial Series,” as well as pieces from her “Century One: Acadia” and “Mixed Media”

  • Bolsey, Neuman and Saunders at Star Gallery

    Bolsey, Neuman and Saunders at Star Gallery

    MOUNT DESERT — An exhibit of work by Carole Bolsey, the late Robert S. Neuman and sculptor Rikki Morley Saunders is now on display at Star Gallery in Northeast Harbor. The exhibit “celebrates the voyages we take through life and the wonders we encounter along the way,” the curators said. An opening reception is set

  • Music galore!

    Music galore!

    BAR HARBOR — The Bar Harbor Music Festival Opera Theatre presents Georges Bizet’s opera “Carmen” Friday, July 19, at 8 p.m. at the 1932 Criterion Theatre. The production is directed by Fenlon Lamb and the cast consists of some of this country’s top young operatic talent. Mezzo-soprano Audrey Babcock stars as Carmen; Adam Diegel, tenor,

  • Design, history meet at Showhouse at La Rochelle

    Design, history meet at Showhouse at La Rochelle

    BAR HARBOR — Months of work were unveiled Friday when the organizers and designers of the Bar Harbor Designer Showhouse opened the doors of the historic West Street estate known as La Rochelle for a preview party. This is the third project of the Showhouse brand, founded by Kim Swan to showcase Maine designers and