Arts & living

  • Art by Gray displayed

    Art by Gray displayed

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Local artist, Celtic musician, and composer Chris Gray will have work on exhibit at the Southwest Harbor Public Library for the month of November. Chris paints with oil on canvas, with a focus on portraits and landscapes. An opening reception for the exhibit is set for Monday, Nov. 5 from 5:30 –

  • Women’s health in Africa is talk topic

    Women’s health in Africa is talk topic

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Southwest Harbor Public Library hosts a talk by Linda Robinson, Certified Nurse Midwife, on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m., on her experiences teaching and advocating for women’s health and empowerment in Africa. Linda Robinson was a founding member for the Lisa Stewart Women’s Health Center in Bar Harbor and retired

  • Amphibians in Salt Water?

    Amphibians in Salt Water?

    BAR HARBOR — College of the Atlantic herpetology and biology professor Dr. Steve Ressel joins the COA Human Ecology Forum for a presentation about salamander adaptation in the intertidal zone on Tuesday, Nov. 6. The free event starts at 4:10 p.m. in McCormick Lecture Hall. Spotted salamanders are large, boldly colored amphibians that breed in

  • Whoopie! archaeology

    Whoopie! archaeology

    BAR HARBOR — The Abbe Museum presents an archaeology talk by Kristen Barnett (Unagax/Aleut) Nov. 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with whoopie pies available by Mount Dessert Bakery. Barnett’s talk is titled “She is the Center: Indigenous Archaeology at Temyiq Tuyuryaq.” She will focus on the importance of studying landscapes through an indigenous lens.

  • Cape Breton trio to perform

    Cape Breton trio to perform

    BAR HARBOR — Ben Miller, Anita MacDonald and Zakk Cormier will play a concert of traditional music of Cape Breton and the Scottish highlands Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7:p.m. at St. Saviour’s Church. The concert is presented by the Acadia School of Traditional Music & Arts. The performance will feature fiddle, guitar, border pipes, Gaelic

  • Library to host “Dream Gathering”

    Library to host “Dream Gathering”

    BAR HARBOR — Twenty years ago, a ranger at Acadia National Park released her first book in the “Green Rider” series. A series of events at the Jesup Memorial Library next week help commemorate the anniversary. On Friday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m., composer Kristina A. Bischoff and photographer Madeline Shayne will explain how they

  • Spooky organ music concert

    BAR HARBOR — A recital of spooky organ music is planned for Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 5:30 p.m. at St. Saviour’s church in Bar Harbor. Organist Daniel Pyle will play the church’s pipe organ. The concert will include the Toccata and Fugue in D minor by Bach, the “Suite Gothique” by Leon Boëllmann and other

  • What would Gandhi do?

    What would Gandhi do?

    BAR HARBOR — Modern applications of the thought and practice of Mahatma Gandhi will be presented in two programs by Indian activist and thinker Ramasubramanian at College of the Atlantic on Sunday, Oct. 28 and Tuesday, Oct. 30. Both programs are free of charge. Ramasubramanian presents “Seeds for the Future: A Gandhian Approach to Sustainable

  • Watercolor spiderwebs

    Watercolor spiderwebs

    TREMONT — Local artist Erika Rosso will work with teams of children and parents work to create their own watercolor spider artwork Tuesday morning, Oct. 30 at 10:30 a.m. The event is a continuation of the library’s Family Art Paint & Sip series. All materials will be provided, but families are asked to bring a