Arts & living

  • Two centuries of women’s fashion

    Two centuries of women’s fashion

    MOUNT DESERT — A cotton petticoat bustle with a wire bustle cage from the 1880s hangs diagonally across from a pair of patterned cotton skirts that were made from Miss Vogue patterns in the 1960s in the exhibit titled “200 Years of Women’s Fashion” in the Mellon Room at the Northeast Harbor Library. The exhibit

  • ‘Good design’ workshop at Anchorspace

    ‘Good design’ workshop at Anchorspace

    BAR HARBOR— A workshop about evaluating good design will be offered by Danielle Meier of Porcupine Design on Friday, March 20 at 3 p.m. at Anchorspace Bar Harbor. This workshop will be a short course in principles of design, allowing participants to confidently weigh in on the design decisions demanded from running a business. Meier

  • Four seasons of painting

    Four seasons of painting

      BAR HARBOR — The Plein Air Painters of Acadia are a group of local artists that like to get out and paint in almost any weather. “I’ve been out at 30 [degrees],” said painter Liz Cutler, “and it was really hard.” Cutler kept her eyes on the harbor and brandished a paint brush, dotting

  • MDI choirs shine  like silver and gold

    MDI choirs shine like silver and gold

    ELLSWORTH — Mount Desert Island’s school show choirs and a new jazz octet mined a heap of gold and silver last Friday at the District VI Middle/High School Vocal Jazz Festival, and every one of them are going on to the finales Friday-Saturday, March 27-28, at Lawrence High School in Fairfield. The day of song

  • Film showing

    Film showing

    MOUNT DESERT — The Local Film Series at the Northeast Harbor Library will screen the film “Deep Waters” on Wednesday, March 11 at 5 p.m. The 1948 film is based on the novel “Spoonhandle,” written by Ruth Moore in 1946. It follows the path of a young troubled boy, orphaned, trying to find a place

  • Starlight Speakeasy  planned for March 7

    Starlight Speakeasy planned for March 7

    TREMONT — The annual Speakeasy at the Seal Cove Auto Museum will be held on Saturday, March 7 from 7-11 p.m. “This year it’s all about the stars – dance and drink under them in our fabulously decorated museum; come dressed as a star from Hollywood of the 1920s and 1930s, a flapper or other

  • Less fire, more fish: The story of a river reborn

    Less fire, more fish: The story of a river reborn

    BAR HARBOR — College of the Atlantic David Rockefeller Family Chair in Ecosystem Management and Protection Ken Cline will speak at the next COA Human Ecology Forum on Thursday, March 5 at 4:10 p.m. in the McCormick Lecture Hall. Cline will explore Ohio’s Cuyahoga River, where environmental laws and regulations turned a highly polluted body

  • Our history is our strength

    Our history is our strength

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Those who have not heard of Gail Laughlin will be more familiar with her after they see Mandy Tracey’s artwork in the 2020 Women’s History Month exhibition at Southwest Harbor Public Library. Libraries around Mount Desert Island are celebrating throughout the month of March by highlighting women’s history with this year’s theme