Arts & living

  • The story of seaweed

    The story of seaweed

    The story of seaweed BAR HARBOR — Author Susan Hand Shetterly will give an author talk and book signing Thursday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. In her new book, “Seaweed Chronicles: A World at the Water’s Edge” Shetterly explores the life cycle of seaweed and its place in the environment,

  • Puppets, princesses

    Puppets, princesses

    TREMONT — The Barn Arts Collective presents a double-header performance Saturday, Sept. 1 beginning at 7 p.m. The artists are in residence at the Barn Arts for the week, and their residency will culminate in the public performance. Admission is by donation. “The Sixth Day,” directed by Andrea Ang of Queens, NY re-imagines the narrative

  • Out of this world! Night Sky Festival set

    Out of this world! Night Sky Festival set

    BAR HARBOR — The tenth annual Acadia Night Sky Festival (ANSF), five days of events and activities around Mount Desert Island celebrating the age-old human affinity for pondering the stars and planets and people’s place in them, is set for Sept. 5 – 9. Events include an outdoor “star party,” performances, lectures, demonstrations and hands-on

  • Artwork at Artemis

    Artwork at Artemis

    MOUNT DESERT–Prints by Jon Ho are part of a show opening Aug. 30 at the Artemis Gallery in Northeast Harbor, along with work by Linden O’Ryan, Louise Bourne and Ahni Kruger. The prints are made from a single plexiglass plate to which he applies ink, using solvent and stencils, creating multiple layers with each consecutive

  • Neuman’s paintings are talk topic

    Neuman’s paintings are talk topic

    MOUNT DESERT — Carl Little will give a slide show and talk on the life and art of painter Robert S. Neuman (1926-2015) on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 5:30 p.m. at the Northeast Harbor Library. The talk is free and open to the public. Little’s talk is based on his essay “A Lifetime of Art:

  • Family art show

    Family art show

    BAR HARBOR — Artists Adele Seronde and Jeanne Seronde Perkins present their fifth annual family art show over Labor Day weekend featuring new work from the Perkins, Seronde and Herter families. The show will be held at Adele Seronde’s studio, 386 Bay View Drive in Bar Harbor. It opens Friday, Aug. 31 from 4 –

  • Book chronicles life in a Boothbay boatyard

    Book chronicles life in a Boothbay boatyard

    BAR HARBOR — Author John Willey will sign copies of his book, “A Winter’s Apprentice,” about boatbuilding, Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. at Sherman’s book store. “In the book, Willey brings a craftsman’s day to life as he shares insights into a Maine boatyard, where he worked and kept a journal from 1978-79,” the book’s

  • Singers wanted

    ELLSWORTH — The Acadia Choral Society will begin rehearsals Sept. 10 for the group’s December concerts. Weekly rehearsals are held Tuesday evenings from 7-9 pm. at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Ellsworth. The performances are set for Dec. 7-8 in Bar Harbor and Dec. 15 in Ellsworth. For more information about joining the chorus, contact

  • Sierra peak named for Thoreau

    Sierra peak named for Thoreau

    BAR HARBOR — Authors Kim Stanley Robinson, Michael Blumlein and Hilary Gordon will speak about their book “Naming Mt. Thoreau” at the Jesup Memorial Library on Wednesday, September 5 at 7 p.m. “Naming Mt. Thoreau” features essays, poems, and photographs from a group of friends who set out to rename the 12,691-foot USGS Sierra Nevada

  • All about vinegar

    TREMONT — Bob Sewall and Mia Mantello of Sewall Orchards in Lincolnville will give a presentation about vinegar-making at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library Friday, Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. They will discuss how vinegar is made and speak about the many uses for vinegar and its medicinal benefits. Bob Sewall is a long-time organic