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Cultural Adventures Acadia and Downeast Maine Meet the people behind our art music theater museums literature cuisine farms more including Historic Sites Reenactments Booksellers Antique Shops ARTS CULTURE HISTORY

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Welcome Lighthouse Arts Center 86 Main St Bucksport After crossing the Penobscot Observatory Bridge onto Verona Island head into Bucksport and don t forget to turn LEFT at the light so you don t miss the downtown ARTS scene shops and restaurants of Bucksport Welcome to the DownEast Acadia Region We hope you enjoy your journey throughout especially all facets of our ARTS and culture scene This booklet is laid out geographically beginning with Verona Island and Bucksport traveling through the region and ending at Grand Lake Stream Use this map of subregions with list of towns to help with making your daily plans and to understand the driving distances with our jagged rugged coastline 1 Blue Hill Peninsula Bucksport Castine Blue Hill Surry Deer Isle Stonington 2 Ellsworth 3 Mt Desert Island Acadia National Park Bar Harbor Bass Harbor Northeast Harbor Somesville Southwest Harbor 4 Schoodic DownEast Sullivan Hancock Steuben Gouldsboro Prospect Harbor Winter Harbor Corea Columbia Falls Harrington Cherry eld 5 Machias Bay Machias East Machias Marsh eld 6 Way DownEast Roosevelt Campobello Campobello Island Lubec Eastport Calais 7 Grand Lakes Indian Township Princeton Grand Lake Stream 1

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Norwegian fjords working the soil for planting in springtime at Mandala Farm in Gouldsboro all organic with natural horsepower Photo courtesy of Mandala Farm Cultural Adventures Acadia and DownEast Maine Copyright 2019 Fundy Acadia Regional Adventures LLC No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher Publisher Fundy Acadia Regional Adventures LLC Part of the outdoor showroom at Lunaform in Sullivan Photo by Arlene Benham Cover Credits Bottom left Apprentice glass blower Briar Rose Werner studying with Linda Perrin at Atlantic Art Glass working on a project Photo by Linda Perrin Bottom middle The Borg Amphora vessel by Lunaform This is the largest amphora they produce with a small collared neck and interior opening this piece is usually not planted All amphora urns require an iron stand in order to stand upright The nish on this piece is Antique Terracotta and the texture is called Plate This photo was taken outside the entrance to Lunaform in Sullivan by Arlene Benham Bottom right Acadia Repertory Theatre in Mt Desert The Dazzle by Richard Greenberg Photo courtesy of Acadia Repertory Theatre 2 Contributing Writers Arlene Benham Johanna S Billings Susan Dewey Nancy English Lori Eschholz Hugh French Jud Hartmann Carole Heinlein Marian Moore Lewis Kate Sha er Kitty Stolzenbach Deb Train Christina Tree Photographers Arlene Benham Johanna S Billings Nancy English Lori Eschholz Hugh French Marian Moore Lewis Deb Train Christina Tree Managing Editor Meg Keay Copy Editors Johanna S Billings Lori Eschholz Proof Reader Carole Heinlein Art Production Manager Meg Keay Fundy Acadia Regional Adventures LLC PO Box 1856 Bucksport ME 04416 207 355 5915

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Ca tine Hi to ical Society s Exhibit f the Great Age f Sail In its 2019 2020 special exhibit Risky Business SquareRigged Ships and Salted Fish the Castine Historical Society invites visitors to step back in time to the 1800s when Castine s working waterfront thrived on a global market Shipyards and a dozen active wharves stood along Castine harbor Chandleries Portrait of the Ship Castine attributed to Francis Hustwick and sailmakers out tted schooners and square riggers amidst the Courtesy of the Castine Historical Society smell of tar sh and wood Captains seamen merchants and their families accepted the risks of the commercial sailing business as they carried sh cotton and salt to and from distant ports The ships and people that visitors will meet in this exhibit dispel notions of a romantic seafaring life In the exhibit visitors can immerse themselves in the artwork rst hand accounts logbooks charts letters shipping documents and objects and leave with a new perspective on Castine s and coastal Maine s history The motivation for this exhibit is the extensive research and writings of guest curator Richard Ames whose family history served as a catalyst for his study The Castine Historical Society will publish and sell Ames fully illustrated book o ering a fresh interpretation of Castine s booming 19th century maritime economy The Castine Historical Society is open daily June 10 September 2 Mon Sat 10 4 Sun 1 4 September 6 October 14 Fri Sat Mon 10 4 Sun 1 4 For further information visit www castinehistoricalsociety org or call 207 326 4118 The Wilson Mu eum s multiple exhibits A view of the gallery by Susan Dewey photo courtesy of the Wilson Museum Summer in Castine Kids ride bikes up and down the street stopping into the museum to check out a favorite exhibit They may look at one of the dioramas depicting prehistoric people in their daily life or check out the old time re engine If it s a Wednesday or Sunday they may stop in to participate in one of the live demonstrations that engage visitors at the museum The Wilson Museum and Perkins House sit on a narrow tree lined street at the edge of Castine Harbor They are the cornerstone of what makes up the Castine Scienti c Society Dr John Howard Wilson was a world traveler and an enthusiastic collector of all manner of oddments that spoke to the development of humans as tool users in their journey from being hunter gatherers to colonial times As pieces of his collection threatened to overwhelm the family homes in Castine Wilson s mother provided land at the end of her property for a place to consolidate the treasures The museum was built in 1921 The result is eclectic in nature providing something for everyone from an ancient nose picker that would be useful in modern times designed to get around piercings rings and stones to black smithing tools that were still in regular use in the 1960s In the attic there are looms In 1968 the Perkins House was purchased dismantled and rebuilt on the site next to the Wilson Museum It has been restored to its 1783 splendor and is open most of the year except when it is used for the Perkins Family Reunion in June Over the years a collection of one room buildings have been added to the Wilson Museum site There are a blacksmith forge a wood shop that also houses a group of small working boats and a barn that provides administrative and classroom space Throughout the summer there are specialty demonstrations on Wednesdays and Sundays Presenters may show how to dye with indigo or how early tools were used At other displays visitors can pull the bellows as the blacksmith works at his forge take a turn with the boat races outside the boat building shop or participate in the reside cooking demonstration The sta that manages the Wilson Museum and associated buildings work with a local home school group to provide historic and scienti c programs for kids throughout the year They run camps during public school vacations More information on these activities can be found on the website www wilsonmuseum org 11

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KNEISEL HALL CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL Laurie Smukler Artistic Director Blue Hill Maine Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival often called the cradle of chamber music teaching in America is a chamber music school a concert series and chamber music advocate Join the festival on our picturesque campus on Blue Hill Mountain for a concert by the faculty of internationally acclaimed chamber musicians or the 50 exceedingly talented young artists The intimate setting closeness of players clarity of sound and just plain ease of listening to music a heartbeat away is a rare treat wrote a concert goer Treat yourself to Kneisel Hall 137 Pleasant St Blue Hill ME www kneisel org tickets 207 374 2203 12

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Pugnuts Ice Cream and Gelato is a sweet retreat down ea t feature by Kate Shaffer phot s courtesy of Pugnuts Ice Cream According to Eric Treworgy co owner of Pugnuts Ice Cream one of the happy tasks of any gelato and ice cream maker is that they have to taste each batch that comes out of the churn So we re certainly not going to make anything we don t love he explains logically With 50 rotating avors of gelato and ice cream and new ones being created each season by chef and co owner Karl Holmes that s a whole lot of love continued on the next page 13

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continued from the previous page Located in a 19th century general store in the village of Surry Pugnuts features a classic gelato counter with pans of the creamy frozen confection in avors like Honey Lavender Spruce Tip and Oak Bourbo sculpted into swirled peaks artfully garnished with each avor s featured ingredient The shop serves its ice cream and gelato in homemade wa e cones dipped in chocolate and gilded with rainbow sprinkles or chopped nuts This spring and summer Pugnuts devotees can also purchase their favorite avors in hand packed pints at grocery stores in Blue Hill Ellsworth Deer Isle Bangor and beyond Our customers have told us that they enjoy the convenience of buying pints at the grocery store but they still love to come into our shop to sit and have a dish or cone and see what s new in our display cases Eric said It is probably a solid plan given that new products like Puppy Paws and Bubblegum gelato as well as Karl s unique ice cream cakes are only available at the shop You will also nd Pugnuts out and about at catered events such as weddings doing community outreach at local nursing homes and at a handful of scoop shops in Blue Hill Bangor and Northeast Harbor And while Eric explains that having an ice cream store is one of the best businesses in the world if you re looking for good karma he and Karl aren t leaving anything up to chance As part of the Surry Elementary School spring curriculum Karl hosts three classes and uses ice cream making to teach about thermodynamics freezing point and what a ects it the metric system weights and measures in general and avor science This gift of training potential future ice cream makers will certainly stack the karma odds in favor of team Pugnuts The front of Pugnuts Ice Cream shop housed in a 19th century general store building in the village of Surry Pugnuts is open year round and hosts a popular Pug Parade and Jamboree in October They also make ice cream cakes to order and cater weddings Visit them at 1267 Surry Road or at pugnuts com Specialty cakes and ice cream bars in the case at Pugnuts Ice Cream in Surry A delicious presentation at the Pugnuts Ice Cream shop 14

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KNEISEL HALL CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL Laurie Smukler Artistic Director 2018 September 2 Concerts June 22 Chamber Music School June 24 August 12 Open Rehearsals Blue Hill Maine Master Classes 207 374 2811 festival kneisel org www kneisel org Young Artist Concerts A full scholarship festival BLUE HILL BAY GALLERY Paul Strisik N A 1918 1998 Clearing 10 x 14 Oil 11 Tenney Hill Dr Blue Hill ME Open 10 4pm 207 374 5773 www bluehillbaygallery com Pugnuts 15

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A view of the gallery Fun learning on Eggemoggin Reach the WoodenBoat School in Brooklin feature by Susan Dewey phot s courtesy of the WoodenBoat School The story of the WoodenBoat School in Brooklin is as much about the people as the boats Casual visitors can arrive by boat or car and wander freely around the 64 acre campus perched on Eggemoggin Reach looking across the water to Deer Isle Once there the choices seem endless You are free to wander around the workshops observe classes or watch the watercraft Ask questions about what people are doing and get friendly answers that will go as deeply as you want in many if not all things that have to do with wooden boats WoodenBoat School was started in 1980 as an extension of John Wilson s magazine WoodenBoat rst published in 1974 The next year Rich Hilsinger the current school director was wintering over in the Caribbean when he heard about the school In 1983 he took his rst class on the Brooklin campus He worked with Arno Day a fourth generation boat builder who started the Brooklin Boat Yard and built wooden lobster boats for local sherman It was a three week course followed by three weeks at Arno s shop on Little Deer Isle He then worked three winters at the Brooklin Boat Yard before beginning full time employment at WoodenBoat in 1991 He s managed the school since then and seen a lot of people come and go Classes are sometimes made up of friends who want to share a boat building experience More often they start o as a class of strangers working with a master builder It is interesting to see a community form out of a class of strangers Life long friendships are formed and it is not unusual for people to return for more classes If you ask any 10 people why they chose WoodenBoat School you ll get seven reasons why Rich said There have been changes over the years The WoodenBoat School has grown in the tradition of John Campbell s Folk School Today about 30 percent of the students are women Classes have reached well beyond just building boats They include cabinetcontinued on the next page 16

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continued from the previous page making marine photography seamanship water color painting canvas work and blacksmithing And for those who like tiny things there is a class in model building There is housing available on campus and a number of local cottages are used regularly by students and their families The WoodenBoat School has a line of classes that students often use to explore their cultural heritage Rich shared that We have o ered courses in the Aspoya faering a Scandinavian style boat Aleutian and Greenland skin on frame kayak construction and coracle Wales Ireland construction We ve never built a dhow or junk but that could happen some year The faculty changes from year to year depending on which classes are being o ered For a number of years Steve Cayard now of Wellington in western Maine taught about building birch bark canoes It was during one of those years that the late David Moses Bridges took the class as he dug deep into his Passamaquoddy roots Steve and David built a number of boats together before David went on to take his skills to other First Nations people continued on the next page Above Craft of Sail on board VITAL SPARK Right Traditional Dory Construction A view of the gallery Below Building the Aspoya Faering Below Traditional Cedar and Canvas Construction 17

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continued from the previous page Rich remembers other students who have taken their experience to other places Warren Barker is now one of the lead instructors at the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport Rhode Island Brad Dimock now runs Fretwater Boatworks in Flagsta Arizona specializing in drift boats and river dories used in the Grand Canyon And Hilary Russel learned boatbuilding at WoodenBoat School back in the 80s and is one of the leading proponents of feather weight canoe construction at his shop in She eld Massachusetts Build Your Own Annapolis Wherry Fundamentals of Boat Building Rich sums up the experience this way people want to create something that connects minds to their hands without letting life get in the way WoodenBoat School is a way to bust out of the routine and breathe some fresh air Like minded souls come together and leave as life long friends The WoodenBoat School is located at 41 WoodenBoat Lane PO Box 78 Brooklin ME 04616 207 359 4651 thewoodenboatschool com school woodenboat com A view of the gallery Above Craft of Sail on LEVERA Left Elements of Sailing 18

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Come Around Again 21 x 15 watercolor by artist Randy Eckard Blossom Studio Gallery Handmade beads jewelry by glass artist Sihaya Hopkins 54 Main St Blue Hill blossomstudiobeads com 19

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on art f paper making by Johanna S Billings Gigi Sars eld is really good at two things that don t usually mix computers and making paper Gigi owner of Handmade Papers Gallery in Brooklin worked professionally as a computer coder for many years I was an entry level programmer for a large insurance company for a short stint she said In the late 1970s she worked for a small non pro t writing code for a statewide medical records database Later she served as data processing manager at Maine Maritime Academy and as a contract programmer for a variety of small businesses In the 1990s she took a class on paper making at James Madison University in Harrisonburg VA and her world changed She jumped into paper making full time She started out making calligraphy paper but changed her specialty I rst started making lampshades for artisans who made lamps she said adding that this grew into replacing worn out lampshades The paper making process begins with Asian ber known as kozo which is the bark of the paper mulberry tree The ber is cooked in a solution of water and soda ash until it becomes pliable The ber is rinsed then bleached then rinsed again Then it takes a beating literally The next thing you get to do is beat it to a pulp Gigi said This can be done by hand but because some bers need to be beaten for as long as eight hours Gigi uses a machine The idea behind beating the bers is not to break or cut them but rather to chew them making them easier to work with Beating the kozo bers to a pulp making them easier to work with Photo courtesy of Handmade Papers Gallery Gigi s paper making studio is located in a separate building behind the one that serves as her home and gallery It is there that she houses her machinery and does most of the messy work The beating process is noisy she said After the ber is su ciently beaten it can be dyed The next step is to soak it in a thickener Cellulose bers don t like to bond with each other but they love water said Gigi Once the water is gone the bers are stuck with each other She takes the ber out of the thickener and places it in a mold and deckle which to the untrained eye looks a bit like a large at strainer The purpose of this step is to evenly distribute the bers Fibers are then couched a process that involves putting layers of what is actually going to be the paper between what can best be described as blankets and pressing them to remove the excess moisture Pressing takes a couple of hours The process of drying the paper actually serves to help create its texture If Gigi wants a smooth surface she brushes it against the studio windows A less smooth texture can be created by hanging the paper from a special tool that resembles a rack for hanging wine glasses overhead Drying takes anywhere from a couple of hours to a couple of days continued on next page In the foreground soaking kozo behind sheets are couched as part 20 of the drying process Photo courtesy of Handmade Papers Gallery Fresh sheets of paper hang to dry Photo courtesy of Handmade Papers Gallery

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continued from previous page Lampshades are made from paper that is actually thinner than watercolor paper Gigi irons on wallpaper liner in order to provide a re ective surface that helps the lightbulb do its job She emphasized she does not use styrene Styrene s that ugly plastic stu and I hate it she said She then cuts the paper allowing an extra length beyond the wallpaper lining that is used to wrap around the wire lampshade frame Gigi irons paper that will become a Gigi said paper making lampshade Photo by Johanna S is quite di erent from comBillings puter programming She described it as left brain versus right brain saying that to her paper making is playing where programming is more like work The bigger challenge is working with individuals including custom orders Some people nd me and they send me what looks like a batch of corn akes because the paper has gone south she said I get so jazzed up getting to work on somebody else s project that is that old Custom orders require several weeks However completed shades paired with antique lamp bases are available Textures of the many di erent papers add interest and dimension to the handmade shades Photo courtesy of Handmade Papers Gallery The true beauty of the handmade papers comes to life when illuminated Photo courtesy of Handmade Papers Gallery Shades are carefully assembled piece by piece Photo courtesy of Handmade Papers Gallery in her shop at 113 Reach Road Brooklin Her gallery also o ers journals featuring her handmade papers and wooden works by Louis Charlett During the summer her shop is open noon 5 p m Wednesday through Sunday The rest of the year she is open by chance or appointment For more information call 207 359 8345 14 Lamps with Gigi s handmade shades are displayed in the window of her studio Photo courtesy of Handmade Papers Gallery 21

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A love affair with light and hadow feature by Kate Shaffer phot s courtesy of artist Randy Eckard How Many Times 12 x 8 The Randy Eckard Gallery celebrates an artist s lifelong love a air with light and shadow When Randy Eckard moved to Vermont in the early 1980s he fell in love with the unique quality of the New England light that was so di erent from his childhood home of North Carolina A potter in training at the time with a background in commercial art from Ringling College of Art and Design Randy traded clay for a paint brush and began a lifelong pursuit of light and shadow A friend and I would do some plein air painting together Randy said of his self training in watercolor I fell in love with New England architecture The angles and how the light bounced o the back of an old farmhouse the grasses leading up to it a screen door hanging from its hinges Randy moved to Blue Hill in the early 1990s and felt he had come to a painter s paradise If the light in Vermont felt unique then the coast of Maine was that quality of light on steroids he said of how his adopted state informs his work I can t imagine being anywhere else There is a wealth of subject matter here Along the coast the villages are close together but each has its own character and charm I wander around until something stops me in my tracks and forces me to pay attention Randy who now paints from photographs in the comfort of his studio says that when he discovers a subject on his forays up and down the coast he tries to spend some time in the place to get a feel for it I guess I ve always been an observer Randy said about what catches his eye Growing up my friends used to laugh at me We d be out and about and I d stop and point out some tiny thing that I had noticed I had a di erent way of looking at things Randy s dry brush watercolors are detailed and realistic and often compared to the paintings of Andrew Wyeth And Randy is just ne with that Wyeth is my hero he said If I m mentioned in the same sentence I feel honored But I m not trying to copy him I paint what I see and what inspires me The Randy Eckard Gallery in Blue Hill opens in the third week of June and stays open through the end of September You can nd the gallery s seasonal hours and more information about the artist at randyeckardpaintings com 29 Pleasant St Blue Hill ME 04614 22 207 374 2510 info randyeckardpaintings com continued on the next page

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Jud Hartmann Gallery Discovering a forgotten world through bronze sculpture Rising to a height of over 14 feet from street level at the intersection of Route 15 and Main Street in downtown Blue Hill is a 17th century Iroquois lacrosse player in bronze It is there to honor the founders of the oldest and fastest growing sport in America It has become something of a landmark in Blue Hill and marks the front of the Jud Hartmann Gallery It hints at what one will nd inside In most art galleries the focus is on paintings with perhaps a small sculpture here and there In this art gallery paintings do ll the walls of this expansive two story c 1830 building oils pastels and watercolors by talented artists with a strong local connection Jerry Rose Barron Krody C Fenner Ball Sally Ladd Cole Olena Babak and William Bracken among others Photo by Bruce Hixon courtesy of the Jud Hartmann Gallery continued on the next page 24

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But what sets this gallery apart are the bronze sculptures by gallery owner Jud Hartmann The monumental bronze out front is an invitation to enter and view more than 75 bronze sculptures inside as well as a work in progress The majority of the bronzes comprise a series entitled The Woodland Tribes of the Northeast the Iroquoians and the Algonkians Unlike the countless bronzes depicting images of the American West this series represents for the rst time in sculpture an exploration of the Eastern Tribes It is far and away the most in depth portrayal of this subject ever done Accompanying each sculpture is a plaque printed on plexiglass which gives the viewer historical insight into the sculpture thereby o ering another dimension to appreciate what they are seeing These labels re ect a small part of the exhaustive research by the artist into mostly primary sources from the 16th to early 19th century by French Dutch and English observers as well as the oral histories and traditions of the Native people and their descendants This virtually inexhaustible wealth of material is the foundation for all the sculptures For Hartmann it has been like discovering a whole forgotten world It is this world that he invites you to come and explore It is his hope to bring the world to life for others as it has come to life for him Photo at left the bust of Guyasuta courtesy of the artist Jud Hartmann On display near the front of the gallery printed and framed are a few lines paraphrased and condensed to its essence from the writings of a Chinese painter poet philosopher and landscape architect from China s golden age the Tang Dynasty These words resonated with Jud from the instant he rst read them nearly 40 years ago There are seven steps to becoming a great artist these rst six steps can be taught and they can be learned but to become a great artist one must master the seventh step The seventh step cannot be taught and it cannot be learned It is a gift from Heaven the ability to impart life Wang Wei 699 759 Jud Hartmann is striving to master the seventh step The gallery is located at 79 Main St Blue Hill and is open mid June to mid September For additional information please see www judhartmanngallery com Hartmann midmaine com 207 461 5307 207 460 2143 Photo at right 14 sculpture of a lacrosse player entitled He Who Is Without Equal courtesy of the artist Jud Hartmann Gallery photo on the previous page also courtesy of Jud Hartmann 25

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Nature inspired wearable art Jewelry artist Nisa Smiley creates imaginative pieces feature by Susan Dewey phot s by Nisa Smiley Robert Diamante Kyanite and Sage Leaf Earrings 18k and 24k gold sterling silver and teal kyanite Nisa Smiley spends her summer months beyond where the sidewalk ends in Stonington where she does business at J McVeigh Jewelry The rest of the year she spends surrounded by buttons mussel shells ne gems seed pods and other bits of otsam that she turns into jewelry As she wanders the littoral zone of Maine s coast and the nearby woods and farms Nisa has an eye for the sort of things that fade into the background Whirligig maple seeds old shells things other people might sweep up and toss out are the inspiration to become stylized herons cicadas owers beautiful versions of life into her wearable art The settings Nisa creates for the things she gathers merge the clean crisp re ective qualities of silver with the warm glow of gold to tell a story of the natural world she inhabits Nisa builds personal relationships While each bracelet necklace or set of earrings is unique she will consider a concept if someone makes a special request Often people will bring her things like Grandma s button jar and she will create pieces that showcase the buttons as memories for each of the grandchildren As an artist Nisa feels these connections are important continued on the next page Dendritic Opal cabochon pairs on the artist s workbench will soon be nished to look like the earrings in the photo to the right Photo courtesy of Nisa Smiley 26 Shown here is a nished pair of Snow Heron Earrings 18k gold sterling silver dendritic opals Photo courtesy of Nisa Smiley

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continued from the previous page Basket purse collaboration with Gabriel Frey black ash leather Maine mussel shells bronze sterling silver Photo courtesy of Nisa Smiley Photo by Robert Diamante Physalis Earrings sterling silver hand blown glass interior orbs She makes connections through her teaching and study From October through May Nisa runs monthly ne craft workshops providing instruction tools materials and a space for people to form communities and reach out of their comfort zone to be creative and productive Nisa s art is a collaboration of skills She regularly takes classes herself at places like Haystack Mountain School of Crafts where she studies skills used by potters wood carvers painters fabric artists and the like She brings this knowledge back to her studio and applies it to her jewelry making art She collaborates with other artists learning and teaching at the same time With Gabriel Frey she makes metal plates featuring mussel shells and three dimensional sea urchins that he combines with his baskets and leather joinery She is taking on Lauren Beach as an apprentice through the Craft Apprenticeship Program to work with her on pieces combining wood gemstones and bone Nisa feels teaching craft challenges her in fresh ways helping her to grow as an artist While other kids in school tried on di erent professions they might become Nisa Smiley always knew she was an artist From the summers she spent in Stonington and made her rst pair of earrings she was sure Photo by Robert Diamante Tidal O erings Brooch sterling silver Maine mussel shell Maine sea glass Sweet Leaf Earrings with Ice Quart 18k and 24k gold sterling silver quartz Photo courtesy of Nisa Smiley Nisa Jewelry pieces are available at these ne shops J McVeigh Jewelry Stonington KoT Ellsworth Shaw Contemporary Jewelry Northeast Harbor and other locations outside the DownEast Acadia Region 27

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Stonington Dazzle Jill Hoy s distinctive landscapes are displayed in numerous public spaces o ces and restaurants as well as in galleries throughout Maine but it s only in her Stonington gallery that you get the full impact and sense of the range of her vibrant and evolving work The former livery stable over ows with bright canvases and translucent watercolors They cover the whitewashed walls and are stacked in corners Older paintings are realistically detailed many crisply depicting Stonington s mansard roofed homes tiered above sparkling water More recent paintings are bolder freer One work shows an autumn view of cadmium colored blueberry barrens set against deep green spruce under a sky lled with racing blue and violet clouds My work is entering a new more lyrical stage Jill said I m in the wildness of the place responding to the tides and the wind a pulsation that s almost musical She paints en plein air capturing the way light plays with our eyes We go around seeing grey but there s so much color in the world she said I get feedback from many people who tell me that I ve changed the way they see Continued on the next page Dazzling in tonington feature by Christina T ee phot s courtesy of Jill Hoy Gallery 28 Western Bay is a 36 x 36 oil on canvas by Jill Hoy

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continued from previous page Growing up I was around artists who were talking about light and color Jill said She was 9 years old in 1963 when her family rented a camp on Lazy Gut Island two years later they bought a house on Deer Isle itself a land bridged island with the kind of coves spruce and lupine fringed inlets usually equated with Maine It s been a summer venue for artists since the 1930s Prominent sculptor and printmaker Leonard Baskin took a special interest in Jill s drawings and over subsequent summers continued to encourage her to translate the air and space of her drawings into paintings Splitting her college years between the University of California Santa Cruz and Deer Isle Jill became keenly aware of the di erences between light in California and in Maine The former is so brilliant and so steady that the sun seems to radiate like a prism Around Deer Isle that light is hard edged and changes constantly as it bounces o the granite rocks and water responding to these elements channeling sensation It s an interplay that you can t capture with a camera she said Jill seems to have captured and internalized both light and energy from decades of sustained stints painting outdoors With owing silver streaked hair sparkling eyes and smile she remains as striking a gure as she indubitably was on the day in 1991 that artist Jon Imber spotted her painting in a eld and declared to the friend who was driving I m going to meet that woman Jill and Jon met at printmaker Carl Schrag s annual end of season party and were married the following year In 1994 when their son Gabriel was born they were able to make a down payment on Stonington s Thurlow Hill thanks to Jill s payment for an L L Bean cover combined with John s salary from teaching at Massachusetts Art in Boston Over the next 22 summers they continued painting on and around Deer Isle wintering in their home studio near Davis Square in Somerville Mass Lupine and Poppies 40 x 30 oil on linen Jon recognized as one of the most important painters of his generation was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ALS in 2012 The disease rst paralyzed his painting hand and over the next two years spread through his entire nervous system Still his vibrant work continued to evolve Initially known for large masterful portraits Jon had transitioned to abstract landscapes but as the disease progressed he once more focused on portraits loose expressive likenesses of visitors to his Stonington and Somerville studios With brushes attached to a headset he continued to paint until a few days before his death an amazing feat that is chronicled in Jon Imber s Left Hand the prizewinning lm by Richard Kane that continues to inspire ALS patients Jill and Jon shared not just a passionate commitment to painting but also to a particular painting tradition interpreted in their own respective and very di erent styles We cross pollinated Jill said I still feel his energy all around me The challenge she said is to convey the sensations I feel while I spend hours out there looking I m becoming the painter I ve always wanted to be The Jill Hoy Gallery is located at 80 Thurlow Hill only steps from the village dock shops and restaurants It s open seasonally Monday through Sunday 11 a m 5 p m For more information call 207 367 2368 or visit www jillhoy com Jill Hoy paints en plein air Photo by Kathy Page 29

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EcoVita our to y WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING Your cream makes my skin come alive by Meli sa G eene EcoVita skin cream was born here on Deer Isle Maine on our MOFGA Maine Organic Farmers Gardeners Assn certi ed organic farm Here with our family dedicated interns a herd of Alpine goats chickens pigs and acres of vegetables we are committed to growing and providing the highest quality organic food for ourselves our community and its visitors We know that We are what we eat We work in the sun rain snow wind and salty spruce air and recognize that we need to feed our skin too our body s largest organ After many trials we developed a skin cream that we feel mirrors our values imbuing our skin with deeply penetrating nourishment EcoVita is made with the highest quality organic approved for organic use and sustainably sourced ingredients to bring to all ages and skin types from farmers shermen and families to sailors skiers and CEOs an intensely moisturizing cream that protects and delivers a revitalizing healthy glow for luscious radiant skin I care about organic products and will pay for the peace of mind that what I put on my skin is basically food for my face Never stop making this wonderful cream Within two weeks of using your product my eczema cleared up never to return OUR INGREDIENTS Made with sustainably sourced 90 certi ed organic and 10 approved by EcoCert and COSMOS for organic use ingredients A view of the gallery These luscious creams are available in Neroli Clary Sage Rose Chaga and Unscented and are available at Yellow Birch Farm and the Greene Ziner Gallery in Deer Isle local shops or by calling 207 348 2601 UPDATE Melissa Greene who we featured last year with her husband Eric Ziner for the Greene Ziner Gallery and Yellow Birch Farm in Deer Isle won BEST IN SHOW this past autumn for her United We Stand detailed white earthenware pot at The Memorial Art Gallery Fine Craft Show in Rochester New York Congratulations Missy on your ne quality artwork Her work and that of Eric Ziner can be found at the Greene Ziner Gallery in Deer Isle www greenezinergallery com United We Stand which won BEST IN SHOW in Rochester NY by Melissa Greene Greene Ziner Gallery in Deer Isle Photo courtesy of Melissa Greene 30

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a historic arts education and recreation center lm operahousearts org performance community events arts related workshops 1 Opera House Lane Stonington 207 367 2751 John Wilkinson Sculpture sculptor1 com 41 Church St Deer Isle 207 348 3080 31

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Don t miss THE MAINE GRIND BUILDING in downtown Ellswo th co ee shop with internet a caf and bakery with delicious wholesome foods and a wonderful variety of artisans In 2006 local entrepreneur Leslie Harlow and her business partner Peter Rogers purchased the 14 000 sq ft Masonic Building located at 192 Main Street in Ellsworth They knew they had an opportunity to help rejuvenate both a building and a neighborhood Using their own funds they quickly turned the run down building into a beautiful space that was a hub of downtown activity Leslie and Peter opened The Maine Grind co ee shop which o ered free WiFi a new concept at the time The space became a defacto incubator where six successful local businesses began and thrived The building is now home to a caf a nonpro t a massage therapist a lawyer and several small artisan retail shops Be sure to pop in This is a must see spot in Downtown Ellsworth by Ki y Stolzenbach phot s courtesy of the Maine G ind and SevenA ts Atlantic Pu n by photographer Gerry Monteux a member of SevenArts 34 Need lunch or a quick snack Check out FlexIt Cafe Bakery or the Maine Grind Lupine in Winter Harbor by Wendilee Heath O Brien a member at SevenArts

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The GRAND Theater downtown Ellsworth feature by Ki y Stolzenbach The Grand Theater is the cornerstone of downtown Ellsworth The theater originally opened in 1938 with a ashy marquee and and was jam packed to a newly rebuilt downtown This is just what Ellsworth needed after being hit hard by the depression and a re that destroyed nearly 130 buildings a few years earlier Since then the Grand has been through several reincarnations and several owners The HCAA Hancock County Auditorium Associates a nonpro t was formed in 1975 by Harris Strong and other enthusiastic community members to purchase and save the Grand Strong was a local gallery owner who was also very involved in the theater community He recognized the value of the theater to Ellsworth and invested in repairs and upgrades through the HCAA The Grand soon began having theatrical and musical performances again including Paul Stooky of Peter Paul and Mary Strong and his friend Elizabeth Beatty formed the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Maine in 1976 The GSSME is now in its 42nd season of award winning performances with a full orchestra and chorus o season operettas that bring the theater to those who may not otherwise be able to attend including youth education and outreach programs The Grand began o ering its Performing Arts for Children PAC program in the early 1980s providing a creative environment for children to learn and express their theatrical abilities The Grand has a Summer Theater Intensive program where students learn all aspects of theater including the basics such as acting and voice as well as puppetry stage combat directing mask making and much more Vacation camp classes are o ered year round Scholarships are available The Grand now o ers entertainment of all kinds to the Ellsworth and Down East community The theater has the best projection system in the region for showing lms both newer releases and classics The Grand also brings The Met Live operas as they happen live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City right to downtown Ellsworth The Grand even o ers a night at the Boston Opera House Attendees take a motor coach bus to Boston to have dinner and see a Broadway show The Grand has recently partnered with LaunchPad a nonpro t arts incubator focused on developing the creative and arts economy of Maine by bringing live music performances and other events You can get more information about all the events at The Grand on its website www thegrandonline org or by calling 207 667 9500 The theater is located at 165 Main St in Ellsworth Photo by Nicholas Navarre courtesy of The Grand Theater 35

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Linda Perrin hand shapes a Surf Vase on the end of a steel blow pipe Photo by Ken Perrin Where fire gatherers commune Atlantic Art Glass in Ellsworth feature by Deb rah Ann T ain phot s by Deb rah Ann T ain Ken and Linda Perrin Ken and Linda Perrin met in an art class at San Francisco College over two decades ago The spark that kindled their relationship also ignited a common passion for the art of glass blowing to which they have dedicated a lifetime and successfully elevated to a high art form When you rst enter into Atlantic Art Glass located at 25 Pine St in Ellsworth you are greeted by a retail gallery space exhibiting a variety of colorful glass vessels vases animals and shapes of all di erent sizes This immediately transitions into an area with high ceilings a couple of couches work tables covered in production pieces and a large oven like contraption with white hot re burning inside It is an eclectic culmination of studio educational and gathering space for the cultivation of making discussing and processing art The industrial feel of their studio space lends itself to the intensity of the heat and concentration necessary to safely work with melting glass and heavy metal tools which provide juxtaposition for the opulent shiny object d art that is the result of the Perrins work with re and glass As young artists starting out the Perrins focus was on commerce and how to survive Over the years their hard work paid o and during the peak from 2001 to 2013 their pieces were sold in over 60 galleries and graced the shelves of museums such as Decordova Museum in Massachusetts Chrysler Museum in Virginia Museum of Art and Design in New York City and in 2011 they exhibited at the Boston Museum of Fine Art along side of world renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly Mr Chihuly had to approve of and accept their work bringing about an impressed sta at the BFA who remarked on the high demand for the Perrins pieces Their glass art is part of numerous private collections and is currently being sold at The Portland Museum of Art in Portland Maine and the Corning Museum of Glass in New York Their work is also sold in Bar Harbor and Northeast Harbor at the Island Artisans coop to which they have belonged for 20 years and have been owners in partnership since 2014 continued on the next page 36

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continued from previous page A wall installation by Ken and Linda Perrin Jester Gestures expressing the expansive joy of glass making is made from shimmering hand blown glass shapes Photo by Deborah Train Linda and Ken Perrin taking time out for a moment of fun standing in front of the glory hole where the glass is heated to a very hot temperature to work with Photo by Deborah Train continued on next page 37

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continued from previous page The shelves of the gallery are lled with myriad creations made by the Perrins many of which are inspired by the natural beauty of the Maine Coast Photo by Deborah Train Having established their reputation as serious ne artists the Perrins had a desire to share their time skills and resources Using their art as a vehicle they began to form strong alliances with schools in the surrounding area and attend local meetings to help in the revitalization of the town of Ellsworth Previous work with The College of the Atlantic Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and other educational facilities further inspired them to provide and share their space for education and equally important to them a place where artists can have intimate discussions with one another about being and processing creativity As a woman in a typically male dominated industry Linda speaks to her unique perspective of blowing glass over the past 20 years but doesn t want to draw attention to herself for breaking any barriers She feels empowered and grateful to have had the experience of pursuing her art in a space that women weren t allowed into until the 1960s and 70s and speaks more to the sense of responsibility she has in matching skills and female sensibility to the merit and quality of her art For the past 10 years Atlantic Art Glass has celebrated the winter solstice with a Fire Gathering which the Perrins explain draws other re artists such as blacksmiths potters sculptors and the like together The Perrins focus is now on generating conversation and art inspired by the heart work that comes from the sharing of ideas with other artists Winter months provide them the time and the climate for producing a majority of their inventory for the coming summer tourism months They have also started a non pro t called Artsworth whose mission is to connect artists with opportunities to teach exhibit and participate in events To nd out more about workshops educational opportunities commissioned works and how to join the community call the gallery and studio at 207 664 0222 or visit Ken and Linda Perrin s Atlantic Art Glass Facebook page and websites Artsworth org or atlanticartglassmaine com or visit them at 25 Pine St Ellsworth A Venetian inspired glass serving bowl is reheated in the glory hole in the Perrins glass blowing studio in Ellsworth Photo by Ken Perrin 38

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COME RIDE THE TRAIN See our website for more details The whole family will enjoy riding the train through the Ellsworth area on the Down East Scenic Railroad 1 1 2 hour long excursions will leave from the Maine Community Foundation in Downtown Ellsworth along Route 1 on Saturdays Sundays and Holidays You will enjoy a great ride in restored vintage rail coaches pulled by a vintage diesel electric engine See the beautiful countryside of Hancock County view eagles and ospreys and the lovely city of Ellsworth Tickets and information 1 866 449 RAIL 7245 www DowneastScenicRail org Eileen Phillips participating in a weaving workshop at Artsworth a nonpro t educational arts organization 25 Pine St Ellsworth located in the same building with Atlantic Art Glass Photo courtesy of Artsworth For more information check Artsworth org Woodlawn Museum Route 172 19 Black House Dr Ellsworth 207 667 8671 woodlawnmuseum com 139 339

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Bar Harbo Blondes from Photo courtesy of Bar Harbor Oyster Company Bar Harbo Oy ter Company Jesse Fogg backs his pickup down the width of the beach to the landing ramp at Hadley Point The Bar Harbor Oyster Company boat sits moored o the beach and he will row out to refuel before he motors down Mt Desert Narrows to collect the mature oysters lately ordered by local restaurants and local food shops like Peekytoe Provisions The hinge is in the right place the shell is nice and sturdy said Drew Smith owner of Peekytoe who called these oysters among his favorites They have a nice balance of brininess and sweet Joanna Fogg Jesse s wife and business partner is in charge of the beautiful pictures on the website and on Instagram and other social media as well as the physical labor of turning the oating cages transferring the oysters from tray to tray and collecting them She is also the charming hostess of the shucking parties she throws outside her handsome home on Mount Desert Island where participants triumph over any oyster shucking fears and eat their reward She lifted a freshly opened oyster to her 2 year old daughter s lips who happily drank the delicious brine But once it gets into her mouth she isn t quite sure what to do with it Joanna laughed Joanna and her charming blond daughter Iona are busy with the oysters year round though after the holidays when the oyster cages are sunk down to the bottom of the narrows they are not usually out collecting them Jesse works out of Dutch Harbor in Alaska half of the year a couple of months at a time shing in the Bering Sea but they all hope the family business will be replacing that income soon so he can stay in Maine year round continued on the next page feature by Nancy English phot s courtesy of Bar Harb r Oyster Co Nancy English Photo courtesy of Bar Harbor Oyster Company 43

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Continued from previous page A full time sta person helps year round to repair and build equipment Each of their 200 cages hold six bags made of mesh with very small to fairly large holes The oysters move from the tiny mesh bags to the big mesh bags as they mature over two or three years The cages are moored over their 22 acre lease The eel grass is still ourishing and the birds are no more a problem now than they had been at the nearby Bar Harbor Airport But like other oyster growers those were some of the controversies they faced as the Maine Department of Marine Resources deliberated on their application for lease It may seem as though Maine oyster growers are everywhere but Dana Morse Marine Extension Associate with the Maine Sea Grant Program in Walpole and University of Maine Cooperative Extension said it still has a long way to go It may seem as if it s taking o but it s still small compared to Massachusetts he said But Maine oysters are extraordinary It may be the clean cold water he said Maine is at a sweet spot with a mix of rocks and soil and rivers We also have relatively high salinity here The 9 to 20 foot tides bring the oysters their daily food of algae that fattens them in the shell All of this endows a Maine oyster with its glorious sweet salt delicacy Bar Harbor Blondes are particularly favored both by nature in the cold clean Mt Desert Narrows and by the Foggs who are fussy and careful growers They sporadically put the oysters through a tumbler a large turning cylinder that tumbles the oysters and chips their edges Jesse said this forces the bottom shell to curve upward and grow into a deeper cup Meat lls the oyster shell he said They ip the oyster cages every 10 days on bright sunny days lifting the oysters above the oats out of the water This allows the air to dry the bags and clears o any detritus fouling the trays or the oyster shells Joanna Fogg takes great pride in the clean smooth appearance of her oysters another selling point A handful of small oysters are ready to go into a new bag In the background some of the oyster cages are turned upside down to lift oysters out of the water and let them dry in the sun Photo courtesy of Bar Harbor Oyster Working with the graders the oysters slide inside the cylinder and fall through holes depending on their size and then are sorted into the right size mesh bags for the next stage of their growth Photo courtesy of Bar Harbor Oyster Company continued on the next page 44

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continued from previous page The drying and tumbling should also stop the life cycle of any mud blister worms which have made an appearance along the coast at some locations and burrow into shells making them fragile Although not harmful in other ways the parasite can make shucking a problem But as Drew Smith mentioned the Bar Harbor Blondes shells are sturdy and free of this concern In 2018 the Foggs who have a wholesale and shipper s license sold 88 000 oysters mostly to local restaurants and shops at 1 00 each People like having access to growers she said as she scrolled through her phone photos But I can t tell you how many restaurants I have turned down Perhaps it will be fewer in the future In 2019 they hope to sell as many as 200 000 Even so they do not expect to use even half of the 20 leased underwater acres in 10 years There is plenty of room to grow Where to nd Bar Harbor Blondes Aside from Peekytoe Provisions restaurants that serve Bar Harbor Blondes include The Barnacle Pub Havana Testas and McKay s in Bar Harbor The Hichborn in Stockton Springs Ondine in Belfast and Novio s Bistro in Bangor For additional and current restaurants carrying Bar Harbor Blondes or to buy directly from the farmers go to their website barharboroyster com The oats sit above the oyster cages which lie submerged in the water as the oysters feed on the nutrients in the water and grow Photo courtesy of Bar Harbor Oyster Company Joanna Fogg and her daughter Iona stand by oyster cages stacked by the maintenance shed and ready to go to work in the better weather of 2019 Photo by Nancy English 45

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Beauty s Ache by T J Cunningham Photo by Charles Sidman Bar Harbo gallery ffers wo ks fo erious c llecto s feature by Johanna S Billings Phot s by Charles Sidman and Johanna Billings Eventide by Steven Hileman 46 Photo by Charles Sidman

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continued from previous page Bar Harbor is one of the few places in the world where art history and beauty converge in a special way That makes it the ideal location for the Argosy Gallery and Argosy II which specialize in works by award winning career artists who not surprisingly focus on the beauty of the Maine coast Bar Harbor has a long history of art being painted here said gallery owner Amy Sidman She runs the gallery s two locations with the help of her husband Charlie who serves as photographer packer webmaster and advisor The Acadia region has a rich artistic tradition For more than 100 years its magni cent scenery inspired dozens of wellknown painters who were joined by wealthy patrons Amy said Although landscapes fell out of favor for a while realistic paintings depicting nature experienced a resurgence in the early 1980s In addition to representing Maine based artists Amy organized nationally acclaimed exhibitions successfully encouraging some of the country s best artists to paint here This in turn has helped the Acadia region return to its place of prominence for artists visitors and collectors Friendship Early Morning by T M Nicholas Photo by Johanna S Billings Photo by Johanna S Billings Among the exhibitions Amy organized was the release show for the award winning book Art of the National Parks Historic Connections Contemporary Interpretations The chapter on Acadia featured 10 artists seven of whom are regularly represented by the gallery The Argosy also was a partner in the park s centennial celebration in 2016 and organized three events for the occasion Working in the art eld was a natural choice for Amy whose grandmother was a classically trained artist I used to paint with her said Amy who studied studio art at Wellesley College and along with her husband became an art collector The couple moved to Maine 36 years ago after visiting regularly for the previous 20 years Amy wanted a way to employ her passion and skills here in Maine Over the years the gallery has held openings for grand exhibitions at the Bar Harbor Inn including elegant solo and two person shows Every few years the gallery hosts an invitational show combining work by Argosy artists with their equally accomplished peers from across the country The special event for 2019 is Winners Circle opening August 31 with work by award winning artists from previous shows from 2006 2018 Amy said Bar Harbor is both an art destination for serious collectors and a wonderful destination for all who produce serious art as well A lot of people nd the gallery by chance and then stay with the gallery she said The biggest thing is the quality of the work The gallery s physical locations are 110 Main St and 6 Mt A Harbor view of the Desert St both in Bar For gallery more information call 207 288 9226 or email info argosygallery com The Argosy II Gallery interior includes ne antique furnishings 47

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WINNERS CIRCLE August 31 October 27 2019 Classic View toward Otter Cli s T M Nicholas New work by the award winning artists in our past invitational shows ARGOSY GALLERY 110 Main Street and 6 Mt Desert Street Bar Harbor ME 04609 48 207 288 9226 www argosygallery com

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Artist Russell D Alessio painting in his studio D Alessio Gallery celebrates 30 years in Bar Harbo A view of the gallery feature by Kate Shaffer phot s courtesy of Ru sell Linda D Ale sio When Russ D Alessio was growing up in New Jersey he couldn t decide whether he wanted to be a rock and roll drummer or an artist That was until his high school painting teacher brought him to see the Picasso retrospective at the MOMA Museum of Modern Art At the time the Spanish artist was in his 80s and Russ remembers wanting to reach that age with a similarly substantial body of work It was at that moment that I chose art he said Inspired by the beauty of Maine and the energy of the Vacationland summers Russ and his wife Linda moved to a bustling Bar Harbor in 1974 By the 1980s the D Alessios had a thriving graphics and apparel business for which Russ was gaining notoriety In 1989 having proved to have an aptitude for retail they opened D Alessio Gallery Russ believes that you don t need to live in a city center to have commercial success as an artist Bar Harbor is host to a varied and international crowd in the summertime and D Alessio nds that he is inspired by the energy these visitors bring in to the town His painting style is vibrant and translates a similar energy to the canvas creating joyful and accessible works of art that make them collectible nationally and internationally Russ is the ultimate romantic Linda said about her husband of more than 50 years His paintings have a sensitivity and insight He paints with stories in his head and they come out in paint instead of words This relatable store like quality of D Alessio s work along with Linda s aptitude for business community and the ability to make things happen has helped make the gallery a Bar Harbor mainstay This summer it will celebrate 30 successful years of showcasing Russ s art continued on the next page 49

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A view of the gallery continued from previous page Lovers in Gold The D Alessios will have a mid season Birthday Bash for the art and the gallery at D Alessio Gallery on Friday August 2 from 6 p m 9 p m New works will be on display and the artist will be in residence According to Linda there will also be cake and more cake spirits and music D Alessio Gallery is located at 12 Mt Desert St in Bar Harbor Maine The artist s work can also be viewed online at russelldalessioart com continued on the next page 50

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www artwavesmdi org The 1932 Criterion Theatre Open year round Check our we site f details on upcoming events and show times criteriontheatre org 52 207 288 0829

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Basketmaker gives his materials their say in the process Gabriel Frey award winning Passamaquoddy basketmaker Feature phot s by Johanna S Billings For Gabriel Frey making a basket requires collaboration Although he does work with other artists to create pieces the real collaboration is with the materials he uses Individual pieces have their own narrative said Gabriel who actually starts the basket making process with a log Few logs are perfectly straight The artist must work with the grain he is given In a sense the material does tell you what you can do with it he said He uses the blunt side of an ax to pound on an ash tree log coaxing it to release layers of ber He then uses a traditional Native American tool to split the long bers into thinner pieces and then he uses a di erent tool to slice them into smaller strands still following the grain of the wood In order to ensure he gets the high quality material he desires Gabriel harvests his own trees Ash is considered to be a junk wood by most other industries It s not suitable to use as pulp for example How it will work for baskets depends on a variety of factors including location and moisture as well as the overall health of the tree He said he knows what to look for better than others who harvest and then try to sell the logs Above Gabriel uses an ax to pound an ash tree log convincing it to release its bers Right another tool follows the grain of the wood to create pieces of the right size for weaving Above a special Native American tool is used to split the ber into manageable thicknesses Continued on the next page 53

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UPDATE Jeremy Frey Passamaquoddy basketmaker wins again at Santa Fe Indian Market This past year in August Jeremy Frey won Best of Basketry at the Santa Fe Indian Market 2018 Other awards Jeremy has received in the past for his baskets are Best of Show at Santa Fe in 2011 Best of Show at the Heard Indian Market in 2011 and then again in 2015 Jeremy Frey after winning Best of Basketry at Santa Fe NM in 2018 Photo by SFIM courtesy of Jeremy Frey He is a fellow of many di erent art fellowships including United States Artists His work can be found in many prominent museum collections around the country including the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor Congratulations Jeremy on your awards for the wonderful pieces of ne art you create The winning basket made by Jeremy Frey at Santa Fe NM 2018 for Best in Basketry Photo courtesy of Jeremy Frey For commissions or more information on Jeremy Frey baskets check out his website at jeremyfreybaskets com His email is freybasketry gmail com continued from previous page Award winning Passamaquoddy basketmaker Gabriel Frey Gabriel who also works part time as a massage therapist enjoys making both traditional work baskets and the fancy baskets sought by tourists He said the fancy baskets represent the upward mobility of the culture He prefers not to see baskets used only for decoration but rather to see them serve a function I like the idea of baskets being used he said To suit both his philosophy and customer demand he often takes a traditional shape such as a pack basket and adapts it Adding a leather liner and decorative lid created with the aid of a jewelry maker turns the traditional shape into one with a modern use as a purse Gabriel said he was reluctant to begin adding color to his baskets but his wife Suzanne pushed him to try it and it worked out well Every time I put the color in that she suggests it sells instantaneously he said Being Native American and a member of the Passamaquoddy tribe means that basketry runs in the family I grew up with it but I really didn t take it seriously until my grandfather got sick he said At that time which was about 20 years ago he told his grandfather he wanted them to make baskets together His grandfather was skeptical but Gabriel kept his word Although his grandfather was no longer making baskets he gave Gabriel instruction and encouragement Gabriel started taking his work to shows and sold out every time Now he does the four shows a year sponsored by the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance Gabriel also shows his work at the Santa Fe Indian Market SFIM in New Mexico which features Native American work of all kinds not just baskets In 2016 he was awarded an Honorable Mention in Basketry in 2017 he won First Place in Basketry at SFIM In 2019 he is a United States Artist Fellow in Traditional Arts and also in 2019 he is one of ve recipients of the 2019 Maine Craft Apprenticeship Grant as a Member Craftsmen Congratulations on your awards Gabriel and the beautiful pieces of artwork you create For more information on Gabriel s baskets contact him at 207 991 8479 or email gabriel frey yahoo com He can also be found on Instagram gabrielfreybaskets Gabriel Frey baskets can be seen in the collections of Native American arts at the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor 54 Gabriel creates a small pack basket in his workshop Photo by Johanna S Billings Inset photo is of a nished backpack purse and is courtesy of Gabriel Frey

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The Abbe tells the to y f Maine s native pa t while manife ting a progressive vision f the mu eum s future feature by Kate Shaffer phot s courtesy of the Abbe Museum The second annual Abbe Museum Indian Market will take place May 17 19 on Bar Harbor s Village Green The rst market of its size and type in the Northeast the inaugural Market last summer hosted 60 artists from 40 tribes and drew more than 5 000 visitors The Market far exceeded the Museum s expectations so this year they are building on its success with the deliberate innovative strategy the Abbe is known for The Indian Market was developed with and for Wabanaki artists said the museum s Director of Advancement Stefanie Muscat After having to travel all over to participate in this kind of experience they know they have a home market According to Stefanie the rst Market took three years to produce and was modeled after the long running Indian Market in Santa Fe New Mexico The artists who came from tribes all over the country said that not only did they sell more of their work at the Abbe Museum Indian Market AMIM than at other markets but that they felt warmly welcomed by the community Residents and visitors to the Northeast are clearly hungry for this type of experience said Stefanie During the inaugural Indian Market weekend Bar Harbor businesses noted a half million in revenue and the Museum s own gift shop showed a 795 percent increase in sales Rather than rest on the laurels of last year s success the Abbe is increasing the Market s event schedule for 2019 adding a four day Indigenous Film Festival which will feature lms by and about indigenous peoples Last year s most popular event the Indian Market Fashion Show will be held at the Criterion Theatre this year allowing for VIP seating and exclusive artist interaction The Market itself will take place on Saturday and Sunday on the Village Green with live performances in the Gazebo Birchbark hat by Gina Brooks Maliseet at a 2018 Abbe Museum Indian Market booth Photo by H B Mertz The Museum s Indian Market while a fun and pro table event that has a positive economic impact on Bar Harbor during a relatively quiet shoulder month is also an extension of the Abbe s progressive philosophy regarding the evolving role of Native history museums continued on the next page 55

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continued from the previous page Founded in part by Dr Robert Abbe in 1926 and opened to the public at Sieur de Monts Spring in 1928 the Abbe was initially an archeological museum that existed to preserve and display Native American artifacts for the education and enjoyment of the public Over nine decades the museum expanded its scope to include ethnographic materials and accepted extensive collections of Native American baskets As a result the Abbe now holds the largest and best documented collection of Maine Indian basketry which includes contemporary exhibits of the continuing Wabanaki craft tradition In all the Museum s collections currently represent 12 000 years of Native American tradition and history in Maine The Abbe houses these collections in the seasonal Sieur de Monts Spring location open mid May to mid October as well as at their year round museum which opened in September 2001 in downtown Bar Harbor The 17 000 square foot museum has a research lab state of the art collections storage and runs educational programs for both adults and children Sieur de Monts Spring Mount Desert Photo courtesy of the Abbe Museum In 2015 the Abbe Museum adopted a Strategic Plan which launched it as a global leader in decolonizing museums It s a big shift culturally Stefanie said From Native American museums serving as warehouses for archeological artifacts to being instead institutions that actively strive to be better at telling the truth of the Native American experience continued on the next page Left Indian Corn Basket by Frances Soctomah Passamaquoddy 2018 brown ash sweetgrass and commercial dyes 3 x 3 x 14 Below Eagle Basket by Fred Tomah Maliseet in the Abbe Museum Gift Shop Photo by Sawyer West 56

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Above Beaded Moccasins by Karen Ann Ho man Oneida Nation of Wisconsin at a 2018 Abbe Museum Indian Market booth Photo by Sawyer West My Great grandmother s Sweetgrass Flat by Theresa Secord Penobscot 2018 ash braided and straight sweetgrass cedar bark ash straps dyed with commercial dyes 10 d by 2 5 h continued from the previous page This process includes not only making space for Natives to tell their own stories by advising and curating the Museum s exhibits but also by being committed to sharing the authority with Native peoples of the documentation and interpretation of native culture Our Board of Trustees is now majority native Stefanie said which is a huge shift for board structure In a recent interview for Maine Public Radio Abbe Museum President and CEO Cinnamon Catlin Legutco explained how they are adopting decolonization strategies into the Museum s exhibits Indigenous people are talking directly to you they re welcoming you through their own words she said Which is in essence what is happening at the Indian Market on the Bar Harbor Village Green in mid May Stefanie said There is direct story telling and interaction between not only the Wabanaki and visitors attending the market but also interaction between artists from di erent tribes Muscat said that the Market furthers the Museum s goal of truth telling by making space and facilitating access to a broader audience for Native people For more information and a schedule of events for the 2019 Abbe Museum Indian Market visit their website at abbemuseum org There you will also nd more information and links to recent articles about the Abbe s role in museum decolonization continued on the next page Below Beaded Collar by Karen Ann Ho man Oneida Nation of Wisconsin at a 2018 Abbe Museum Indian Market booth Photo by Abigail Johnson Ruscansky Below Traditional Woodlands Jar by Pahponee Kickapoo 2017 hand burnished red clay bu alo dung red out of doors no paints or glazes used 17 height 57

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continued from previous page Detail of regalia worn by dancer Sparrow Plainbull Lumbee Haliwa Saponi at the 2018 Abbe Museum Indian Market Photo by Abigail Johnson Ruscansky Below Dancer Eric Plainbull Jr Lumbee Haliwa Saponi Crow at the 2018 Abbe Museum Indian Market Photo by Abigail JohnsonRuscansky 58 Ganessa Frey Penobscot demonstrating her basket making skills at the 2018 Abbe Museum Indian Market Photo by Abigail Johnson Ruscansky Below Apikcilus Binds the Sun basket by Geo Soctomah Neptune Passamaquoddy at a 2018 Abbe Museum Indian Market booth Photo by Sawyer West

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The 1932 Criterion Theatre feature by Ki y Stolzenbach Photo by E Majonen courtesy of the Criterion Theatre The Criterion Theatre is a splendor of Art Deco design and the jewel of downtown Bar Harbor The theatre is an old school movie palace that has morphed itself into a performing art center said theatre Executive Director Amy Roeder Built in 1932 by George C McKay its opening night was lled with speeches vaudeville performances live music and the lm Arsene Lupin starring the Barrymore brothers John and Lionel The theatre now hosts musical artists like Judy Collins Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters and David Crosby coming June 2019 as well as comedians like Jay Mohr The Criterion also features rst run lms from the Star Wars and Avengers franchises but relishes nding and amplifying independent lms and lm makers with lms like Farmer of the Year In 1966 the Criterion was purchased by Betty Jane BJ and Peter J Morison from George McKay s daughter Dr Marguerite McKay Dwyer BJ loved the theatre and could be seen nightly taking tickets or working the concession stand She didn t put up with necking in the balcony and she made patrons spit out their gum before entering the building BJ was a local legend and many Bar Harbor residents have their own BJ stories In 2014 the theatre began a restoration headed by former owner Michael Boland With a generous 2 million dollar anonymous donation and a team of volunteers a nonpro t was formed to bring back the Criterion to its famous Art Deco glory From the iron lanterns on the marquee to the color of the carpeting in the theatre not a detail was left out as the theatre was lovingly restored There are several features of the building that make the Criterion truly an Art Deco stand out including the original house chandelier purA view of the gallery chased by McKay The chandelier is cleaned annually taking 90 minutes to both lower and raise it again Amy says she cannot be in the theatre while it s being lowered and is always relieved when it goes back up The concession stand is a delight and the oating balcony is an architectural miracle Along with structural and decorative repairs the Criterion is making technological upgrades like closed caption in seat listening assistance and open caption shows These will soon be available for the hearing impaired community The theatre is open year round You can nd out about show times events how to donate or become a business partner and more on their website criteriontheatre org The phone number is 207 288 0829 Photo by George Soules courtesy of the Criterion Theatre 60

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The Bar Harbo Music Fe tival enters its 53rd eason under the direction f Francis Fo tier feature by Kate Shaffer phot s by David Rodriguez courtesy of the Bar Harb r Music Festival On a summer night in the early 1960s a group of young musicians from New York City on a short leave from their responsibilities at Kneisel Hall escaped Blue Hill for a few beers and a little nightlife in Bar Harbor One of those kids a violinist named Francis Fortier was entranced by the popular vacation spot s energy and beauty but puzzled by the lack of live music When he asked a local shop owner where he and his friends could go to listen to music the shop owner told them that live music disappeared with the re that burned much of the town in 1947 Fortier returned to Blue Hill that night with a glimmer of a plan which would in just a few short years birth an internationally acclaimed music festival and a lifelong mission A view of the gallery For the next several years Fortier a student at The Juilliard School at the time spent his summers conducting a feasibility study He organized small music festivals up and down the coast of Maine in an attempt to prove that bringing beautiful music to beautiful places was not only possible but had long term potential Finally in the summer of 1967 his vision manifested a permanent home with the founding of the Bar Harbor Music Festival continued on the next page 61

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continued from previous page Mirna Alicia Reyes during a concert with pianist Antonio Galera during the Bar Harbor Music Festival in July Fortier believes that musicians have a responsibility to many kinds of music and has built the Festival around this idea In 2018 the Festival put on 16 concerts in a single month featuring music that ranged from classical to jazz Broadway hits to a fully staged opera Furthermore the Festival is committed to providing venues and international audiences to up and coming artists In an industry where there are not many opportunities for young musicians the Festival has helped to launch and enhance the careers of more than 2 000 artists over the past 50 years In 2014 the Festival extended its mission to not only bring young musicians to the stage but connect young audiences with musicians Under the guidance of Festival Associate Director Deborah Fortier the Young Audience Concerts provide relaxed and informal settings where professional musicians can entertain and educate children about classical music A view of the gallery Brass Venture playing a concert during the Bar Harbor Music Festival 62 continued on the next page

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continued from the previous page c David Rodriguez Flutist Allison Kiger during a concert for the Bar Harbor Music Festival In its 53rd season the Festival promises in addition to a month of world class concerts in venues all over the village another fully staged opera at the Criterion Theatre This year it will be Carmen a production that Fortier says will cost 35 000 Since the Festival s inception it has relied on the generous donation of housing from Bar Harbor residents as well as nancial A view of the gallery support from donors The tickets for each concert remain a ordable or free keeping the Festival true to its mission of bringing quality music to a wide and varied audience The variety of musical styles that the Festival boasts is what Fortier believes is the heart of its purpose Says Fortier To lead an audience from an experience that is easy for them to one that is a new adventure is my mission Soprano Janinah Burnett at the Criterion Theatre for the Bar Harbor Music Festival during July For more information or tickets please contact the Bar Harbor Music Festival o ce at 207 288 5744 check the website at www barharbormusicfestival org or email info barharbormusicfestival org 63

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Exhibits Events Education Museum Store special exhibition Treasures of the Farnsworth June 29 Oct 14 Public transit Island Explorer buses during summer season June 23 through Columbus Day on exhibit selected pieces of Wendell Gilley s work carver in residence demonstrations classes in the art of carving 4 Herrick Rd Southwest Harbor 207 244 7555 wendellgilleymuseum org 64 THE DAZZLE by Richard Greenberg 2007 Photo courtesy of Acadia Repertory Theatre Acadia Repertory Theatre 1154 Main St Mt Desert 207 244 7260 acadiarep com Lavende et Jaune 24 x 36 oil on canvas by Donald Demers member artist at The Gallery at Somes Sound

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in the heart of Southwest Harbor Acadia National Park lunch dinner coffee drinks Takes Reservations Walk Ins Welcome Good for Groups 357 Main St Southwest Harbor 207 244 5842 A view of the gallery cafedrydockinn com Island Artisans MDI The lid of this Passamaquoddy sweetgrass basket features beautiful ne braiding by artist Stuart Tomah It is among the items available at Island Artisans 99 Main St Bar Harbor 207 288 4214 and 119 Main St Northeast Harbor 207 276 4045 islandartisans com The shop o ers Bar Harbor s most complete selection of quality arts and crafts by more than 100 of Maine s leading artisans Need a shoulder wrap How about this beautiful handwoven shawl by Lucy Tracy available at Island Artisans in Bar Harbor and Northeast Harbor Photo courtesy of Island Artisans 65

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Fabric fun in Southwe t Harbo Quilt N Fabric feature phot s by Susan Dewey As you come down the hill into Southwest Harbor turn left just before the gas station There in the little strip mall you will nd an oasis of color and design called Quilt N Fabric Its hostess and owner Ruth Davis will be welcoming you from behind her cutting table You might be distracted by angular prints in earth tones from Australia polished ower panels from Japan and batik jewel tones from Malaysia Nautical prints and metallics add sparkle and pop to the displays Soft yarns provide a backdrop for a comfy seating area that invites people to sit and chat for a bit while they let their eyes wander and dream of the next project Eight years ago Ruth realized she wanted to reboot her life With 35 years experience as a quilter and seamstress she knew fabrics and had a stash She had owned a small shop on Frenchboro years before and once her children were grown she drew on that experience to start Quilt N Fabric At the same time a local yarn shop was closing There are three quilting shops in the area said Ruth We all support each other and we each have one or two additional specialties that the others don t carry Mine is yarn Another does scrapbooking and one specializes in notions Ruth specializes in outreach too She acts as a mentor for Mount Desert Island High School graduation projects teaching students about fabric arts and business Ruth also donates some of her exquisitely nished items to local charity auctions She has some of her own work for sale in the shop and sells quilts runners and other items for other local crafters I try keep up with the new trends in quilting she said A of view the She gallery In her back room are ve sewing machines These are used for sewing classes for students all of ages welcomes groups that include both parents and kids as young as age 5 Some of the summer residents look forward to a new project each year Other folks sign up to use a machine for an hour or two to nish a project they brought along on vacation Ruth said We do piecing here Ruth said That s the top part of a quilt and what my classes focus on But I m in contact with several quilters who can help nish the whole project A quilt is a three layer a air two pieces of fabric with a third layer in between for warmth and stability which is then sewn top stitched Most of the quilts I make are the pieced top and a backing fabric which is then sent to a person who has a long arm quilting machine This part of the process is an art by itself I will sometimes quilt small pieces but I ve learned the hard way that the large quilts are much better done by an expert Quilt N Fabric is located at 11 Seal Cove Rd Southwest Harbor 207 244 1233 Ruth Davis owner of the Quilt N Fabric in Southwest Harbor displays a maritime quilted piece 66 One of the numerous sewing machines used by students of all ages at Quilt N Fabric

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Company owners Phid Lawless and Dan Farrenkopf stand each side of one of their largest pots the XL Ilsa Amphora by Lunaform in Sullivan This particular amphora design has longer legs on its iron stand has a large top opening and would be most appropriate for large scale planting Photo courtesy of Lunaform LLC GRANITE GARDEN GALLERY sculpture studio outdoor art gallery PARK GALLERY SCULPTURE GIFT SHOP 228 Whales Back Road Sullivan stonedesigns com 70

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Beauty and innovation in the Maine woods feature and phot s by A lene Benham Driving down shady Cedar Lane a little north of Route 1 near Sullivan feels a bit like following a green tunnel into another world The atmosphere is slightly mystical and perhaps part of what spurs the creativity at Lunaform manufacturers of unique and very large concrete pots The company had its origins in 1992 when Phid Lawless wanted some owers around his home Living on a rock ledge he needed containers There were few manufacturers of concrete pots and he wanted large ones so he made his own A landscape archtect saw them and asked for some The drawbacks of cast concrete pots left a niche to be lled and led to the innovations that characterize Lunaform which Phid co founded with Dan Farrenkopf They now turn out some 400 pots a year ranging from their smallest 40 pounder through those weighing 350 to 600 pounds The largest ones top 1 000 pounds Other manufacturers use a mold to cast their pots It s fast and e cient but has two major disadvantages according to Phid One of those drawbacks is when separating the mold that liquid concrete has been poured into leaves a seam and it s very di cult to reinforce the pots in steel He said that while concrete is strong under compression it has no tensile strength A planter full of wet soil that freezes may crack without steel reinforcement The Alto is 48 high and weighs 350 pounds Lunaform s containers are quite another thing altogether Their molds are ribbed wood or plastic forms in the shape of the pot and by mid 2018 the company had 170 di erent designs The molds are covered with shrink wrap plastic and the concrete is applied to this in a lengthy process Layer by layer it is troweled on with attention to the moisture content As the pot is slowly turned on a wheel a screed a shaping tool on a frame around it smooths the concrete into the desired curve Leaving each layer a bit rough helps the next layer stick to it as does polymer mixed with the concrete The pots range from one to three inches thick but continued on next page A view of the gallery Lunaform s creations punctuate the landscape in the studio s peaceful setting 71

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continued from previous page the secret of their strength is hidden inside the creators score lines into one of the layers and spool in galvanized steel wire which Phid says can stretch a bit more than the concrete As the nal shaping is done and the screed is pulled away there will be no unsightly exterior seam lines In the next state the pots cure in a separate room with mists and radiant oor heat Aided by the moisture crystals grow through the concrete matrix giving it strength Phid says when the pots leave Lunaform they have 90 percent of the concrete s full strength and that full strength is reached in about 100 years After curing the pots are sandblasted They may be carved or decorated at di erent stages in the process A pine cone amphora is carved by four people working around it before it dries They may texturize the pots with rock salt tossing it on randomly and picking it out as the pot dries Ferns letters or other stencils may be sandblasted into the surface Shown with Lunaform s rst and signature pot the Luna The color added after sandblasting is also applied in several is company co founder Phid Lawless layers resembling pancake batter It may be texturized too and base coats plus weathering washes and metallic nishes create a variety of colors and patterns Injecting air into the drain releases the suction of the concrete on the mold Some of the urn molds collapse the larger ones have cabinet latches The biggest pots are big enough for someone to crawl inside to collapse the mold The whole process of creating each pot takes about three weeks Lunaform makes all its own molds materials and tables A new piece might be created when a customer likes an existing shape but wants something bigger No one is really copying Lunaform It s too much work A view of the gallery Phid said From the rst 190 pound signature pot named after a pregnant cat Luna who had a big belly the company s work can now be found across North America from giant reliquary urns for whole families in a Vancouver cemetery to a set of spheres destined for a development in Florida where a sculptor will add bronze turtles to the eggs Besides decorative urns amphoras and planters the company makes lanterns birdbaths and bowls for gas re pits and fountains and have occasionally made animals Some of Lunaform s creations have reached New Zealand and others are on cruise ships Students help in the workshop in the summer and the rest of the craftsmen continue throughout the year Technically speaking I m supposed to be an architect Phid said He s designed and built solar homes but enjoys this much more because he gets to do more design work and he enjoys painting and sculpting Other manufacturers call their poured concrete pots cast stone he said adding There s no such thing God did some casting with stone maybe A pot in the early stages of construction is turned on a wheel as concrete is layered on and shaped by the screed in this frame These photos show two very di erent designs and nishes of pots on location at Lunaform in Sullivan Both photos are courtesy of Lunaform 72 continued on the next page

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continued from previous page Studio tours are o ered There are paths in the woods where a variety of pots blend into the landscape as though they ve been left by some ancient culture or perhaps grew there naturally The setting conjures up words like Zen and one might be excused for sitting down to meditate a while beside these smooth and slightly mysterious shapes One will certainly come away with an appreciation for concrete far beyond boring sidewalks and curbs It s a wonderful material Phid said The studio is open 9 to 5 Monday to Friday except at lunch and Saturday by appointment For more information visit lunaform com email studio lunaform com or call 207 422 0923 A view of the gallery A few of Lunaform s wooden molds await their next application of concrete Some of Lunaform s creations include lanterns and urns This shows some Lunaform pots in a beautiful setting at a development in Florida Photo courtesy of Lunaform 73

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EAT SLEEP DRINK GATHER Ironbound Restaurant Re imagined American classics Sullivan Farm served in an authentic rusticator atmosphere Farmed Fished Foraged from local sources Signature Cocktails Maine Craft Beers Charmingly chic inn rooms 1545 US Hwy 1 Hancock Village 207 422 2209 sullivanharborfarm com 1513 US Hwy 1 Hancock Village 207 422 3395 ironboundmaine com The Granite Garden Gallery 228 Whales Back Road Sullivan stonedesignss com Blueberry Field by Philip Barter Sullivan Ellsworth at the Courthouse Gallery 74

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B ld o iginal di tinctly Maine Artist Philip Barter Eastern Dragger 45 x 45 acrylic on linen feature artist photo by Christina T ee painting phot s courtesy of Philip Barter A view of the gallery My paintings are real not realistic Philip Barter said about his bright bold highly original work that distills the light shapes and energy of Maine s landscape Phil s family dates back 200 years in Boothbay Harbor They were boat builders carpenters and mechanics so he grew up working with tools and boats but he also loved to draw I got in trouble in high school for always drawing Phil said On his return home after a stint in the army without encouragement or formal training he determined to be an artist It was the early 1960s and with a copy of Jack Kerouac s On the Road in hand Phil headed out for California There he worked on boats and hung out on the beach with free spirits gathered there from around the country He met Alfonso Sosa an abstract expressionist painter who introduced him to the work of contemporary artists notably that of Lewiston born modernist Marsden Hartley He was deeply a ected by Hartley s paintings and his rendition of lobster shermen on the dock in Corea made Barter homesick I m going back to Maine I ll pick up where he Hartley left o Phil remembered thinking He is the rst to admit what an audacious plan this was for someone without formal art training But that is exactly what has happened While his own work echoes the color energy and simpli ed renderings of Hartley s late life landscapes his own bold distinctive style now has its share of emulators Phil returned to Boothbay Harbor but soon moved farther Downeast beyond Bar Harbor to where the real people are Initially he settled on the Schoodic Peninsula getting by with carpentry and work on shing boats He also harvested mussels No one was doing that in Maine at the time but we had lived on mussels in California He bought 50 acres tore down a barn and built a small house and fell in love with the rugged landscape Phil also discovered a congenial community of local artists and craftspeople who displayed their work at the Pine Tree Kiln in Sullivan Owned by English born potter Dennis Bivert the gallery was frequented by summer residents along this far side of Frenchman s Bay I got a check for 600 and said I can live and paint six months of the year Phil said Next year I did a little better In the 1970s and early 80s he became known for lively boldly colored paintings of Maine people and iconic places like Red s Eats Moody s Diner and Dunbar s Store These narrative paintings won him recognition but it was as a folk artist and he chafed at the label continued on the next page 75

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continued from the previous page In the 1990s Phil struck his stride with a bold signature style that reduces landscapes to their essential shapes and colors He worked in oil and acrylic on wood and also created sculptural wood reliefs which sharpened contours and colors while adding a third dimension He made thumbnail sketches on site on a pad small enough to prohibit detail I see simply That s what separates art from pretty pictures Phil said He has painted his impressions of other landscapes from the American Southwest to Spain and north to Greenland Maine however remains his passion and focus its mountains and lakes harbors rivers woods blueberry barrens and shing boats capturing its colors and light as they change with the seasons especially in fall and winter His work continues to evolve becoming ever bolder brighter and more abstract Phil s paintings now hang in museums and fetch big money in the best galleries but the artist and his wife Priscilla still warmly welcome visitors by appointment or chance Phil built this fanciful house himself incorporating and re purposing found objects adding on one year at a time as the family grew to include seven children Furniture he makes that too is brightly painted oors are spotted with rugs that have been hooked or braided by Priscilla a professional artist too Walls are hung with Phil s wood reliefs and most recent paintings Hancock Point 36 x 36 acrylic on linen At age 80 Phil will tell you that he likes being older slowing down I enjoy talking to people who enjoy my work he said assuring us that no visitor should feel expected to buy anything The gallery does sell prints and postcards along with copies of Philip Barter Forever Maine a handsome co ee table book by Carl Little published in 2017 continued on the next page A view of the gallery Ice on the Androscoggin 36 x 48 76

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A view of the gallery Carrying Place 24 x 30 continued from the previous page Left Artist Phil Barter with his wife Priscilla standing outside the colorful home they created together in Sullivan Maine The way to the gallery bartergallery com 207 422 3190 is posted from Route 1 at the Sullivan Town Common just east of the Hancock Sullivan bridge A school of brightly painted sh point the way down Taunton Bay Road It s 2 5 miles through the woods to Maine s most colorful gallery a genuine artistic adventure Phil Barter s paintings are on display and available for sale at the Courthouse Gallery in Ellsworth at 6 Court St 207 667 6611 www courthousegallery com info courthousegallery com 77

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Rhubarb pies part of the traditional foods at the Margaretta Day Festival in Machias on June 15th 2019 The Ruggles House designed by housewright Aaron S Sherman of Marsh eld Massachusetts was built 1818 1820 for Judge Thomas Ruggles a wealthy lumber dealer postmaster captain of the local militia and Justice of Court Sessions for Washington County Maine This particularly lovely example of Adamesque style Federal period architecture is remarkable for its location as well as its survival For more info go to www ruggleshouse org Celebrate the American Revolution Downeast speci cally the Battle of the Margaretta 1st Naval Battle of the American Revolution and beginning of the US Merchant Marine and the Battle of the Rim when the British returned for revenge and were defeated by the Patriots Native Americans Historic House Museum Lovely Federal Period Architecture Flying Staircase Intricate Carvings Period Antiques skirmishes history food crafters artists music storytelling informative talks historical presentations Guided Tours Admission 207 483 4637 146 Main St Columbia Falls Photos and information courtesy of the Ruggles House Museum in Columbia Falls Open mid June to mid October Monday Saturday 10 a m 4 p m Sundays noon 4 p m History comes alive with an encampment Reenactors Native Americans and demonstrations 85

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Welcome to the Machiasport Historical Society and the historic Gates House Built in 1810 the Nathan Gates House is home to the Machiasport Historical Society The museum contains an extensive collection of old photographs period furniture housewares and other memorabilia There is also a genealogical library The Marine Room highlights the area s seafaring and shipbuilding past A model schoolroom and post o ce and a large collection of carpentry tools occupy the adjacent Cooper House a utilitarian building constructed in 1850 For more information check out their website at www gateshouse org Gates House home to the Machiasport Historical Society 88 Visit the historic Burnham Tavern Museum in Machias site of the rst naval battle of the American Revolution June 12 1775 The Burnham Tavern is a historic tavern at 14 Colonial Way in Machias Built in 1770 it is one of the oldest surviving buildings in the Machias area and is known for its locally signi cant role in the American Revolutionary War The tavern is operated as the Burnham Tavern Museum by the Hannah Weston Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Featuring late 18th century period furnishings the house includes artifacts from the 1775 Battle of Machias the rst naval battle of the revolution The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973

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Visit the ea ternmo t point in the United tates We t Quoddy Head Lighthou e at Quoddy Head tate Park Enjoy walking the trails the scenic vi tas and local wildlife Photo by Don Dunbar Photo by Meg Keay The park a ords some of Maine s best wildlife watching Visitors in summer may spot humpback minke and nback whales o shore along with rafts of eider scoter and old squaw ducks Kittiwakes gannets black bellied plovers ruddy turnstones and purple sandpipers all can be seen at times roosting on Sail Rock During spring and fall migration periods hundreds of shorebirds congregate near the park s western boundary at Lubec Flats and Carrying Place Cove named for a canoe portage site that Native Americans used 189 South Lubec Road Lubec 207 733 2180 westquoddy com Roo evelt Camp bello International Park Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt s magni cent summer home is preserved in a combination indoor museum and outdoor nature park on Campobello Island New Brunswick Canada The park on Campobello Island is just across the international border from Lubec on the easternmost tip of Maine The Franklin D Roosevelt summer cottage and the park s visitor center opens on the last Saturday of May and remains open for 20 weeks each summer The park grounds and natural area are open year round No admission charge Day use Photo courtesy of Roosevelt Campobello International Park 459 Route 774 Welshpool NB Canada 506 752 2922 fdr net Something not to miss when at the park is Tea with Eleanor Expert guides tell of Eleanor Roosevelt s life on Campobello Island and of her years of activism and public service all accompanied by Eleanor s favorite blend of tea and a variety of delicious cookies The tables with linen tablecloths and ne china recall the style and ambience of a bygone era See a special exhibit of rare photos of Eleanor on Campobello Island and a sample of her My Day columns her acclaimed newspaper column that ran from 1936 1962 Come re ect on the simple joys of Eleanor s long and fascinating life 89

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Eastland Motel Downeast Maine s Eco Adventure Destination hiking kayaking bicycling birding whale watching puffin viewing 385 County Road Lubec 207 733 5501 90 restaurants gift shops chocolatiers relaxing www eastlandmotel com

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Maine traditions are celebrated in our large selection of award winning Wildlife and Scenic Art for fastidious people Originals Your Information Prints Resource for Birds Note Cards and Nature in Note Pads more Downeast Maine We Ship Open Year Round Artists Fred Patty Hartman Rt 189 POB 105 Whiting ME 04691 207 733 0988 downeastdrawings com No Audition or Requirements come as you are to begin or continue learning the instrument or discipline of your choice Don t miss Tea with Eleanor at Roosevelt Campobello Intl Park Campobello Island New Brunswick Expert guides tell of Eleanor Roosevelt s life on Campobello Island and of her years of activism and public service all accompanied by Eleanor s favourite blend of tea and a variety of delicious cookies The linen clothed tables and ne china recall the style and ambience of a bygone era See a special exhibit of rare photos of Eleanor on Campobello Island and a sample of her My Day Columns Come re ect on the simple joys of Eleanor s long and fascinating life Discover an outdoor exhibit of world class public art along the Maine Sculpture Trail Over 273 miles of breathtaking coastal scenery and a series of public parks is your gallery to explore these 34 sculptures carved from local granite Bring your passport and head into New Brunswick Canada to experience the entire International Sculpture Trail Learn more at SchoodicSculpture org Beyond the Horizon Lubec schoodicsculpture org 91

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SummerKeys A music adventure in Lubec feature by Christina T ee phot s by Goodman Van Riper Photography courtesy of SummerKeys A mild mannered piano teacher from New Jersey and a struggling Washington County shing community have proven a surprisingly symbiotic match It began in 1990 when Bruce Potterton spotted low priced real estate listings in a Machias shop window The lowest were all in Lubec Bruce was with a group of friends on their way to New Brunswick but he twisted their arms to stop and check out Lubec I was enthralled with the place really drawn to it Bruce said Never mind that much of Lubec s Water Street was vacant and boarded up at the time a ghost of the days in which it was lined with 30 smokehouses and 23 sardine packing plants Not that I had money Bruce said He took down the name of a realtor and returned as soon as possible to shop around seriously Then he took the plunge continued on the next page SummerKeys founder Bruce Potterton working with one of his students 92

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continued from the previous page The following summer he returned to take possession of a cedar shingled vintage 1826 building at 6 Bayview Ave A violent thunderstorm shook the place on his rst night there but in the morning an eagle was hovering overhead I took it as a good omen he said Still there was the question What can I do here 700 miles from New York City As a young man Bruce had taught summers at a music camp in Raymond and then as now he was teaching at New York s Turtle Bay Music School He began to think about opening a summer piano school in Lubec He didn t want it to be your usual piano school Instead it would welcome adults of every ability level from beginners to near professionals Students would expect to work hard but not to compete It would be a stress free personally rewarding musical immersion allowing time to explore the area s natural beauty People laughed when I told them about the plan Bruce said Who would come all the way to Lubec to study piano Then he knocked on the door of Bayviews Bed Breakfast and talked to innkeeper Kathryn Rubeor It s a crazy but wonderful idea she said Why don t you go for it Everything fell into place Bruce said still with a bit of wonder The name SummerKeys popped into his head one day while he was driving around with a friend A painting that he had bought for 3 75 in a thrift store sold for 5 500 at Sothebys The money went to building repairs and to buy pianos including a circa 1890 grand with ornate legs still in use that he found in Elmer s Barn in Ellsworth A shed at the back of the house became two practice studios papered with cardboard egg cartons for soundproo ng still there to house the two pianos he found in Turner Bruce wrote a press release to every newspaper on the East Coast and the Washington Post picked it up and printed it on the front page of its travel section in April He received nearly 400 inquiries which translated into 50 students that summer For the rst few seasons Bruce did all the teaching and it was all piano Then a colleague asked if he could teach cello and the faculty grew from there It was as if we couldn t do anything wrong Bruce said continued on the next page Students practice cellos on the lawn with Passamaquoddy Bay in the background 93

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continued from previous page A talented piano student performed at the Sacred Heart Church and Bruce advertised it in the local papers It was so popular that they soon had to move concerts to the larger Congregational Christian Church Faculty members give free Wednesday night concerts SummerKeys now has 30 professionals on its faculty and each summer it attracts about 200 students some of whom now hail from as far as Europe and Asia They can choose from 20 programs to study including clarinet and Celtic harp plus voice theory composition and more Photography workshops o ered since 2008 also have a strong following Students come for a minimum of a week but some remain for ve They stay at inns motels and rentals many share in and around Lubec and on the Canadian island of Campobello just across the international bridge The program has proven a good t with Lubec s low key vibe Lessons and practice are intense but o set by the many friendships formed and chances to hike on breathtakingly beautiful paths along the Bay of Fundy and Passamaquoddy Bay Over the years some 30 SummerKeys faculty and students have bought property in the area Check out Lubec s website visitlubec com to see how well this small town has evolved in recent decades Certainly there have been many factors in its revival but none less predictable and more remarkable than SummerKeys For details about this seaon s program and the free Wednesday evening Mary Potterton Memorial Concerts visit SummerKeys com Right Photography workshop on a boat at Head Harbor New Brunswick Canada Below Violist Margret Hjaltested second from right teaching a class in viola at SummerKeys 94

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Early Music Fe tival in Ea tpo t with New Yo k Baroque Inco po ated Members of New York Baroque Incorporated hold a practice session An Early Music Festival consisting of two early music performances by six members of the New York Baroque Incorporated ensemble will be held July 13 and 14 at TIMA s Tides Institute and Museum of Art s acclaimed historic 1819 North Church building located at 82 High St in Eastport The main space with its 23 foot high ceiling is known for its exceptional acoustics considered to be the best in the region An evening music performance by six members of the New York Baroque Incorporated ensemble will be held on Saturday July 13 beginning at 7 p m A contrasting mid afternoon program by four members of the New York Baroque Incorporated ensemble will be held beginning at 3 p m on Sunday July 14 A custom made Schlicker chamber organ not a church organ designed for solo and ensemble Renaissance and Baroque music was recently installed in the rear addition of the building The organ was originally built for an individual in New York City Soon after the completion of the move to Eastport and full restoration two concerts were held in the North Church in 2018 with organist James David Christie an evening performance with an ensemble and a solo performance the next afternoon with Mr Christie The Schlicker organ will not be played as part of the New York Baroque Inc ensemble s performances this July It will be played again in 2020 after further improvements to the organ have been completed The Tides Institute and Museum of Art plans to continue to grow the Early Music Festival with a focus on 17th and 18th century repertoire with period instruments with concerts of music from known and unknown composers Many are familiar with Bach Vivaldi and Handel but there were many composers of the time who are not household names that have written some truly extraordinary music Tides Institute and Museum of Art 43 Water St Eastport 207 853 4047 tidesinstitute org Musicians perform during a concert at the historic North Church in Eastport in July of 2018 Ensemble Abendmusik with Gigi Turgeon violin 1 Laura Papandrea violin II Anne Black viola Sara Freiberg Ellison violoncello Andrea Arceci bass Teresa Wakim soprano Joshua Cohen baroque trumpet and James David Christie organ 95

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Photo by Arlene Wren Keeping ld crafting traditions alive in R bbin ton A view of the gallery feature by A lene Benham Phot s by A lene Benham and A lene W en We ve probably all seen those old braided rugs Some people may associate them with their grandparents house but they are still in fashion and after talking to Robbinston resident Arlene Wren you will have a whole new appreciation for the art and the tradition behind it Arlene is a multi talented crafter who learned many of her skills from her grandmother She remembers sitting on the couch as far back as age three watching her make braided rugs She was interested but Grandmother doubted the little girl had the patience for such work Eventually she suggested Arlene learn to darn socks and then to weave yarn She said If you can do that well I ll teach you everything else Arlene said And she did Every time I sew she s sitting beside me She made some rugs as a child and a lot for her rst home Then I couldn t stop she said But the work is sporadic because she does other crafts as well Her grandmother would no doubt be proud of her many artistic endeavors Continued on the next page Photo by Arlene Wren 103

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continued from previous page Arlene Wren s braided rugs in traditional colors often incorporate denim Photo by Arlene Benham True to the tradition of using everything well after Arlene uses jean legs in her rugs she makes quilts out of the tops with pockets Photo by Arlene Benham Rug making is her winter project It takes a lot of time 40 hours for a 2 by 3 foot rug She begins by planning a shape size and color scheme Rugs may be round oval ower shaped square or rectangular the latter takes the longest Traditional colors are blacks and grays in times past bright colors were sparse because people wouldn t waste anything and the rugs were made out of old work clothes They wouldn t buy new fabric Now rug makers have the luxury of buying the colors they like though Arlene uses blue jeans a lot She cuts the fabric into strips then folds them twice with the seam facing in and stitches them together to make rolls That s the tedious part she said The strips range from 1 to 3 inches wide thinner ones allow more detail while bigger ones make a thicker rug The starting piece of the rug is called a sore thumb The fabric strips are braided around it in the desired shape and laced together Arlene notes that commercially made rugs have zigzag stitches which wear out lacing lasts longer and allows the rug to move She still works with her grandmother s clamp Other mechanical clamps are available but she tells beginners to use clothes pins adding that her husband can tell when she s really going he can hear the click clack of clothes pins She even has a travel clamp that she can sit on in the car The rug is nished on a curve tapering over a foot of braid into a hand stitched rat tail which is woven in It s a lot of history she said of the tradition Somebody worked all winter to make that rug They re long lasting too These are heirlooms Arlene said You re going to pass them down through the family People want something special that nobody else has Arlene Wren demonstrates how two rows of a braided rug are laced together Photo by Arlene Benham 104 Sometimes rugs do wear or get damaged and another of Arlene s talents is restoration often saving those family heirlooms She can re lace them or darn around the outside The folded fabric strips are four ply so even if the top wears the same fabric is underneath and she can stitch the edges together or ll the holes with matching fabric Another repair involved replacing the braid around the outside of a hooked rug I think I love doing that she said of guring out how to save family treasures I can x it so your eye will not be drawn to the damage continued on the next page

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Continued from previous page Arlene also teaches rug making classes through the Cobscook Community Learning Center or on demand in other locations In three full days over three weeks she shows small classes of three to six people how to consider design and form plan a shape prepare fabric strips and start a rug The students work on their rugs during the week She said if somebody s learning use whatever you have and don t buy new fabric You might not like it Besides rug making she also does needlework draws and makes glass jewelry soap lotions and lip balms She makes ornamental quilts and wall hangings using the tiny vertical stitches her grandmother taught her and sometimes using her husband Mark s stainedglass designs She s learning rushing replacing the seats of three of her grandmother s chairs with ber rush and she restored another one with an embroidered backing of burlap feed bag She creates ornaments from bearded wheat describing it as an old European and Scandinavian tradition in which people showed how strong their wheat was She soaks the stems in water and ensures the heads are properly dried so they won t sprout These ornaments will last 30 years she said A lot of people feel wheat is a blessing to have in your home Braided rug created by Arlene Wren Arlene shows her work at the Grand Lake Stream Folk Art Festival in July and works with Mark in their stained glass studio Wrenovations His business is the bread and butter mine might be the icing she said For information on rugs classes repairs or any of Arlene s other work email arlene wrenovations com call 207 454 2832 or visit the studio at 6 Steam Mill Road in Robbinston by chance or appointment His business is the bread and butter mine might be the icing Arlene Wren R bbin ton Maine Arlene Wren shows o some of her bearded wheat ornaments This style of chair seat is called ber rush work a little di erent from caning which uses strips of wood Photos on this page by Arlene Benham 105

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Photo by Darel Gabriel Bridges A view of the gallery Remembering an arti t and activi t David Moses Bridges Passamaquoddy by A lene Benham with David s mother Hilda Soctomah Lewis Do you know what it feels like to see your Nation ght to be alive This question posed by David Moses Bridges spurred the Passamaquoddy artist and environmental activist in his quest to preserve traditions handed down from his ancestors and to protect their homeland at the Sipayik Reserve in Perry He passed away in January 2017 but is remembered as an accomplished craftsman teacher and leader In some autobiographical notes he recalled I was born in 1962 to a family of Passamaquoddy artists From birth I was surrounded by the language artistry and spirituality of my elders and community His grandmother and great grandfather were highly regarded craftspeople so from an early age David was steeped in Passamaquoddy tradition The focus of family and community in these di cult political times for the Passamaquoddy people solidi ed my deep respect for the ways of my ancestors and the value of our ancestral homeland he wrote and this beginning was to inspire much of his later work both in traditional art and as an advocate for the tribe After high school he worked at a summer camp introducing inner city youth to nature and as a group home counselor He spent several years visiting indigenous communities across the USA and Canada and when he returned home he devoted his attention to reviving Passamaquoddy art such as basket making often using 100 year old tools Since childhood he had dreamed of making a traditional birch bark canoe so he began studying history boat building and naval architecture and working in the design and building of sail and shing boats continued on the next page 106

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continued from previous page In 1996 he began his study of birch bark construction His mother Hilda Lewis recalls that when David was little he spent many hours with her grandfather who lived with them and was one of the last traditional canoe makers Pursuing that heritage David studied his great grandfather s work which was now in several museums and became an understudy and then building partner to canoe maker Steve Cayard at the WoodenBoat School located in Brooklin He began making his own canoes rst from berglass then birch bark and before long he was teaching the art at the boat school He and Steve began construction of a community canoe on Indian Island showing the helpers who joined them how to do things the old way such as making strapping from cedar roots The traditional canoe revival drew attention He made 10 of them for private buyers and also restored canoes at the National Museum of the American Indian and Harvard University s Peabody Museum Further interest came from more museums and educational institutions including the Portland Museum of Art the Smithsonian the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor and others where he built or restored canoes scale models and wigwams He gave lectures and led canoebuilding programs for children and adults throughout Maine and as far away as Bolivia continued on the next page A view of the gallery David left collecting birch bark with Steve Cayard Photo by Darel Gabriel Bridges David s birch bark baskets Photo by Darel Gabriel Bridges David right paddling in Passamaquoddy Bay with his wife Patricia Ayala Rocabado their two children and Steve Cayard Photo by Steve Rodewold 107

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continued from previous page A view of the gallery Photo by Darel Gabriel Bridges courtesy of Hilda Lewis David Moses Bridges in his element Passamaquoddy Bay the home where he grew up He won awards in Santa Fe and Arizona for his baskets another art passed down from his great grandfather He created handmade birch bark etchings and Hilda says he was a proli c writer who sent her letters about his adventures and kept a log of his travels Among other awards in 2006 he received the First People s Fund Community Spirit Award given to exceptional artists who have worked sel essly throughout their lives to weave their cultural knowledge and ancestral gifts into their communities Photo by Santa Fe Indian Market courtesy of Hilda Lewis David with his wife Patricia at the Santa Fe Indian Market 2016 where he was awarded Honorable Mention in Diverse Arts for this scale model birch bark canoe 108 He always had an intense love of this land here Hilda said This led him into his role as an activist against the proposed lique ed natural gas LNG project on Passamaquoddy land near Split Rock Quoddy Bay LNG wanted to lease land from the Passamaquoddy people which the tribal council of 2004 approved Some people believed it would bring money to the tribe but David and others thought it would destroy the beauty of the area A long battle followed with three di erent LNG corporate entities proposing terminals at locations including Gleason Cove tribal land and near Calais and Robbinston continued on the next page

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continued from the previous page The projects spurred opposition all around Passamaquoddy Bay and across borders with marches rallies and concerts objections from all levels of the Canadian government as well as the U S Coast Guard Department of the Interior and Environmental Protection Agency In 2005 the tribal council signed a lease agreement with Quoddy Bay LNG which was approved by the Bureau of Indian A airs BIA In response David Hilda and other tribal members organized a group called Nulankeyutomonen Nkihtahkomikumon NN We take care of our land Two lawsuits against the BIA followed for failing to perform its statutory Indian Trust obligations by approving the lease without more input from the tribe or an environmental assessment and then for failing to comply with NN s Freedom of Information Act requests for documents about the agreement In 2004 Hilda was elected to the tribal council with the platform among other issues of not accepting the project without more consultation In 2009 the BIA gave the LNG company 30 days to vacate its leased tribal land the lease having been cancelled due to lack of payments and in 2010 federal approval of the lease was cancelled After nearly ve years of litigation with multiple hearings and appeals David and his colleagues declared a victory All of the LNG proposals eventually failed due to opposition and the company s failure to meet permitting requirements David with his mother Hilda Soctomah Lewis During this period David also participated in the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at an LNG rally on the reservation at Sipayik Photo taken by Robert Godfrey courtesy of Hilda Lewis He once re ected To be indigenous in 1962 was to be doomed Termination was the word but not for you only for the savages who refused to advance into the world of plastic and television When they told me at school there were no Indians left I wondered who that was in my living room speaking Passamaquoddy David doing a presentation at the Abbe Museum Photo by the Abbe Museum courtesy of Hilda Lewis A view of the gallery Indeed his lifetime of art and advocacy re ects a passion for a living culture that will not be doomed as long as others carry on the legacy He will be remembered his mother says as a key member of the movement against LNG somebody who loved his heritage A scholarship in his memory was established by the Maine Community Foundation for artists apprentices researchers and others working to preserve traditional skills and protect nature and the rst grants are scheduled for spring 2019 For more information about David s life and work as well as books and documentaries visit davidmosesbridges com David far right at a Passamaquoddy Arts demonstration and show in Eastport with Gabriel Frey left and Jeremy Frey September 2016 All three have been award winners at the Santa Fe Native American Market in Santa Fe NM Photo by Meg Keay 109

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The Gothard Sisters one of the many Celtic groups that are part of the Calais Celtic Concert series Whitlock Mills Lighthouse located in Calais 111

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Saint Croix Island International Historic Site Calais On the interpretive trail at Saint Croix Island International Historic Site in Calais France s broad and enduring presence in North America began on a tiny speck of land in Maine s St Croix River in 1604 https www nps gov sacr index htm Photo by Crystal Hitchings Photo by Robert Hiscock courtesy of St Croix Island Intl Historic Site Saint Croix Island International Historic Site marks the beginning of French presence in North America and includes sculptureladen walking trails Saint Croix Island International Historic Site is a monument to the beginning of the United States and Canada In 1604 Pierre Dugua Sieur de Mons accompanied by Samuel Champlain and 77 other men established a settlement on St Croix Island Preceding Jamestown 1607 and Plymouth 1620 Pierre Dugua s outpost was one of the earliest European settlements on the North Atlantic coast of North America More speci cally it was the rst attempt by the French at year round colonization in the territory they called La Cadie or l Acadie The settlement was short lived however and in the summer of 1605 the French moved to a more favorable location where they established the Port Royal Habitation on the shores of the present day Annapolis Basin Nova Scotia From St Croix Island Samuel Champlain explored and charted the coast of Norembegue Norumbega including the Bay of Fundy and the Atlantic coast as far south as Cape Cod The valuable insights gained from both the St Croix settlement and further exploration formed the foundation for a more successful settlement at Port Royal and an enduring French presence in North America continuing to the present day Photo courtesy of Calais Celtic Concerts Photo courtesy of Dan Daley Music on the Green 2019 summer long concert series every Tuesday at 6 30 Downtown Calais 12th summer running Scarecrow Fest Calais Calais Celtic Concerts Calais Celtic Concerts has musicians from Scotland Ireland Nova Scotia and other parts of the world for some wonderfully upbeat fun music Check out Calais Celtic Concerts on FaceBook for concert information by Carole Heinlein Scarecrow Fest is a celebration of all things scary and fun during the entire month of October in Calais with events happening on the last Saturday of the month This year it is Oct 26 During the entire month businesses organizations and individuals compete in a hugely popular downtown lamppost decorating competition Scarecrows of all shapes and sizes aunt their stu to the delight of pedestrians and drivers Sometimes drivers stop because they think it is a real human that wants to cross the street You will also nd sidewalk sales every Saturday throughout the month On Oct 26 events include cadaver throws casket races pumpkin decorating cookie decorating face painting mummy racing monster mash a pizza eating contest downtown trick or treating and even witches strolling in and out of shops as they ready for that night s Black Magic Bash It s a hoot On the full moon a gathering takes place at one of the Main Street watering holes to help stimulate the spirit with spirits More events are Photo courtesy of CDRC being planned throughout the month Scarecrow Fest is presented by Calais Downtown Revitalization Coalition CDRC Follow events on Facebook at Calais Downtown Revitalization Coalition Photo courtesy of CDRC 112

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Buying Selling Let me help you find a hou e to call Home It s your move let me help you make the right one Britani Holloway Associate Broker 207 214 1970 Milesandus yahoo com Call text or email me today C A L A I S Antiques Collectibles and 583 RIVER ROAD CALAIS 207 454 8666 Aways looking to buy your place or mine Calais Bookshop New Used Rare Books for Readers Collectors Nexus 405 Main St Calais ME 04619 Phone 207 454 1110 Maine Sculpture Trail WCCC May Pole Festival 113

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Trond Saeverud The Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orche tra feature by Carole Heinlein photo by Joan Siem Just before every performance of the Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra PBSO there is a buzz of anticipation in the air The audience and performers share this as if they are already connected When conductor and violinist Trond Saeverud enters there is a hush Everyone waits for the rst note as if it is a gift And in many ways the PBSO is a gift to the communities where it performs In this remote area of Maine two concerts spring and fall are o ered each year with performances in three locations Machias Eastport and Calais Trond and his wife Joan Siem an artist paintings and mixed media moved to Robbinston from Prospect Harbor when they fell in love with the Brewer House bought it and ran it as a bed and breakfast and art gallery Trond credits Doug Gaither with helping to found the orchestra Doug played along with a few other founding members in a small chamber group Trond conducted at the University of Maine at Machias As a result of this connection Doug later played in a performance of a Tchaikovsky Symphony with the orchestra Trond conducted in Farmington UMF where he taught Afterwards we mulled over the possibility of creating a similar orchestra based in Eastport We put an ad in the paper and lots of people showed up A few months later we were in business said Trond That was over 10 years ago and the PBSO with its 35 to 40 players thrives as a constituent member of the Eastport Arts Center How is music selected for the PBSO s concerts First it has to be something the PBSO players will enjoy at rehearsals as well as during concerts Second we want our audience to come back for more so the concerts need to keep their interest Third I need to be able to get inspired in order to inspire the orchestra That often means selecting pieces I have never performed before and that therefore feel fresh and new I usually enjoy experiences that are unfamiliar and foreign Trond said He is active with other musical groups in this area such as the NorEaster String Quartet which will be playing at Husson College in Bangor this year as well as Schoodic Arts for All in Winter Harbor with pianist Gregory Biss composer from Eastport Trond is also kept busy as concertmaster of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra since 2005 He has curbed some of the demands of this active schedule After eight years he stopped teaching at the University of Maine Farmington A native of Bergen Norway Trond was educated rst at the Music Conservatory there Then he went on to the Norwegian State Academy of Music in Oslo where he earned his BA and MA equivalent in violin performance He continued at University of Kansas in Lawrence Kansas where he received his doctorate in orchestral conducting His grandfather who died when he was 7 was Harald Saeverud a well known composer and his father Ketil Hvoslef is still active as a composer His father took his mother s maiden name to distinguish himself from his father Both are renown throughout the music world Although the Brewer House is no longer run as a B B it serves as Trond and Joan s base every summer Joan who is from Michgan also stays busy Her work is right now being exhibited in Tokyo New York Chicago Minneapolis in addition to a traveling exhibit in Germany adds Trond proudly https eastportartscenter org constituent groups passamaquoddy bay symphony orchestra 2019 SPRING CONCERTS 2019 FALL CONCERTS June 14 7 p m Eastport Eastport Arts Center June 15 3 p m Machias Centre Street Congregational Church June 16 3 p m Calais Calais First Congregational Church Nov 15 7 p m Eastport Eastport Arts Center Nov 16 3 p m Machias Centre Street Congregational Church Nov 17 3 p m Calais Calais First Congregational Church PBSO will accompany cello soloist Dan Allcott in Kol Nidrei by Max Bruch and Hungarian Rhapsody by David Popper Also on the program is Symphonic Metamorphosis by Paul Hindesmith 114

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Folk artist Cathy Shamel of Grand Lake Stream holding one of her pieces of fabric art Photo by Arlene Benham F lk arti t makes felted scenes inspired by nature Feature by A lene Benham phot s by A lene Benham and Bill Cathy Shamel I ve always been creative especially with sewing said Grand Lake Stream folk artist Cathy Shamel It s an understatement indeed she s created a variety of art throughout her life and is also a co founder of the Grand Lake Stream Folk Art Festival Her interest in folk art began while she lived in Manhattan Although she didn t know anything about the tradition then she enjoyed the Museum of American Folk Art That was where I learned what folk art is She de nes it as an untrained person who nds something useful and makes something out of it Cathy began painting cats in 1988 then started making canvas cat dolls which she painted and made clothes for Her husband Bill stu ed them He was the best stu er she said With the business name of Jellicle Cats she traveled to shows all over the country Then wanting to do something di erent she began making fabric art of cats and discovered she loved wool Now she creates framed applique scenes from wool she dyes herself featuring quotes about nature as well as pillows both regular and balsam lled Her pieces combine quilting and needle felted embellishments with applique techniques The business is now called Cathy Shamel Piecemaker although I am the other kind as well she smiled Artist Cathy Shamel s early work included canvas cat dolls and bright pincushions shown here a couple of her whimsical rooster pillows part of her current collection Photos on this page are by Arlene Benham continued on the next page 115

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continued from the previous page I love w rds animals nature col r she said I love words animals nature color she said Finding an inspiring quote she designs a scene to go with it Bill makes the frames Cathy says he s her biggest supporter He always says Yes you can We do this 100 percent together When I started doing shows she said it was wonderful People were as odd as I was Highlights included a store owner buying her entire inventory At another early show she met folk artist Warren Kimble whom she names as an inspiration He s helped me in this business so much and has been kind of like my mentor Her work has traveled far a eld New Zealand Australia and a store in London Nowadays though she d like to go to one more big show she gets enough commissioned orders at the Grand Lake Stream Folk Art Festival to keep her busy all year She may exchange ideas and sketches with customers as she designs the scene Framed works average 2 to 3 and a half feet on a side She enjoys working in the quiet of the wee hours often on several pieces at once Commission inquiries may be made by emailing cathyshamel gmail com Cathy s work can be seen purchased and ordered during the Grand Lake Stream Folk Art Festival the last weekend of July Inspiration is everywhere f r Cathy and she loves sharing it through her creativity Photos this page courtesy of Cathy Bill Shamel 116

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There s an interesting selection of traditional cedar and canvas double end and Grand Laker canoes at the festival built by many generations of Grand Lake Stream canoe builders Award winning art how celebrates 25 feature by Johanna S Billings Phot s courtesy of the G and Lake Steram Folk A t Festival Nestled in the woods of Washington County in other words waaaay o the beaten path is the setting for one of New England s nest art festivals The Grand Lake Stream Folk Art Festival set for July 27 28 this year was named Editor s Choice for the Best Family Art Music Festival in New England by Yankee magazine in 2015 It also received the 2006 Governor s Award for Excellence in Tourism You re coming to a show with ne ne art music and food said Cathy Shamel one of the show s organizers Since the beginning Sophie Melanson has chaired the event Cathy says adding They let me be the artistic director The two day juried show always held the last full weekend in July features about 50 top artists who show and demonstrate painting woodworking felting sewing pottery weaving stained glass and other crafts We try to keep a good balanced show Cathy said The show which celebrates its 25th year in 2019 began as a way to keep the community active at a time of year when shing tends to be slow Cathy said The organizers felt it was important to make the event the best it could be The show takes place rain or shine with everything under what Cathy describes as the best tents Even if it rains everyone stays dry If you re going to bring someone here to stay in the lodges you have to do something special said Cathy s husband Bill You want to serve and entertain your local constituency and o er something for your summer constituency Many of the participating artists work in their booths allowing visitors to watch and ask questions Each year the artists also put together a free interactive children s art program This year youths will work on projects including felting soap instructed by exhibitor Betsy Leslie a wood and painting craft and a special project by children s book illustrator Rebecca Raye They re doing projects that they re able to take home with them Cathy said As part of the show visitors enjoy live music all day both days The Grand Lake Stream Strumming Wildcats Ukulele Band will perform as will musicians playing jazz bluegrass and folk music The show is located within walking distance to camps and lodges as well as the waterfront hiking trails and picturesque scenery Many show visitors spend a whole week in town and others incorporate the show into their family reunions The thing that s going to make you come here is the beauty Cathy said Festival hours are 10 a m 5 p m Saturday and Sunday Admission is 8 per person for a single day or 12 for both days For more information visit www grandlakestreamfolkartfestival com or contact the Shamels at 207 796 8199 Artist Randy Barker makes burl bowls like this one Many of the artists demonstrate their work as well as show and sell A variety of musicians entertain visitors both days 117

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Bellmard Inn 86 M ai nStreet St r eet 86 Main Princeton Pr i ncet on ME M E 04668 04 668 open year y earround r ound open 207 796 2261 207 796 2261 bel l mar di nn com bellmardinn com A historic home built in 1898 by the Belmore Family now a country inn since 1951 Catering to outdoor enthusiasts visiting the Grand Lake Stream area for biking canoeing kayaking hiking ATVing shing bird watching Also overnight travelers to Canada Small town hospitality meals made especially for our guests and seven bedrooms with period decor and art Free Wi and Cable Pets welcome at no charge In 2012 to preserve local history the Bellmard Cottage Museum was added to house personal Princeton surrounding area and Maine artifacts Indian Rock Camps Nature at its beautiful best Recreation Fishing Canoeing Hiking Kayaking Cycling 15 Church St Grand Lake Stream 207 796 2822 800 498 2821 www indianrockcamps com 118

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Historical Societies Bucksport Historical Society https www facebook com Bucksport Historical Society160640010621539 Castine Historical Society https www castinehistoricalsociety org Great Cranberry Island Historical https www gcihs org Society Bucksport Machiasport Historical Society http www machiasporthistoricalsociety org Machiasport Mount Desert Island Historical Society Penobscot Historical Society Tremont Historial Society https mdihistory org Mount Desert island Penobscot Tremont http penobscothistoricalsociety weebly com http www tremontmainehistory us Castine Great Cranberry Island Jewelers Devta Doolan J McVeigh Jewelry Lisa Hall Jewelry http www devtadoolan com http www jmcveighjewelry com http www lisahalljewelry com Shaw Jewelry http www shawjewelry com Striking Gold Jewelers http www strikinggoldjewelers com Deer Isle Stonington Northeast Harbor Northeast Harbor Ellsworth Museums Abbe Museum Gates House Museum George B Door Museum of Natural History Great Harbor Maritime Museum http www abbemuseum org http www gateshouse org https www coa edu dorr museum Bar Harbor Machiasport Bar Harbor http greatharbor mainememory net page 2809 display html Islesford Historical Museum http www islesfordhistoricalmuseum org Jonathan Fisher House Museum http www jonathanfisherhouse org Northeast Harbor Islesford Blue Hill Maine Granite Industry Museum http www mainegraniteindustry org Mount Desert McCurdy s Smokehouse Mount Desert Oceanarium Passamaquoddy Museum https www mccurdysmokehouse org http www theoceanarium com http www wabanaki com Lubec Mount Desert Pleasant Point Perry Deer Isle Peter Beerits Sculptures http www nervousnellies com peter beerits sculpture NELLIEVILLE Preble Marr Historical Museum http www gcihs org Arts Center Raye s Mustard Mill Museum http www rayesmustard com pages rayes mustard mill museum 122 Cranberry Isles Eastport Ruggles House https www facebook com TheRugglesHouse Columbia Falls Seal Cove Auto Museum Telephone Museum Waponahki Museum Resource Center Wendell Gilley Museum http www sealcoveautomuseum org http www thetelephonemuseum org https visitmaine com organization waponahki museum resourcecenter 2ad64fec 2b11 4b90 8f80 13cdc44d868b http www wendellgilleymuseum org Wilson Museum Woodlawn Museum http www wilsonmuseum org https woodlawnmuseum com Seal Cove Ellsworth Pleasant Point Perry Southwest Harbor Castine Ellsworth

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Music Bagaduce Music Bar Harbor Music Festival Blue Hill Bach Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival Pierre Monteux School Music Festival Summer Keys Winter Harbor Music Festival http www bagaducemusic org https www barharbormusicfestival org http www bluehillbach org http www kneisel org Blue Hill Bar Harbor Blue Hill Blue Hill http www monteuxschool org Hancock http www summerkeys com https www winterharbormusicfestival com Lubec Winter Harbor Organic Farms Josh Pond Farm Mandala Farm Seal Cove Farm Starboard Farm Yellow Birch Farm http www joshpond com http www mandalafarm com http www mainegoatcheese com http facebook com starboardfarmLLC http www yellowbirchfarm com Whiting Gouldsboro Lamoine Machiasport Deer Isle Potters Columbia Falls Pottery Cross Road Kiln Down To Earth Pottery Gull Rock Pottery Hog Bay Pottery Kreg McCune Pottery Lowell Hill Lunaform Mark Bell Pottery Random Pottery Rocky Mann Studio Seal Cove Pottery and Art Gallery Shanna Wheelock Pottery VKP Pottery Walker Pond Pottery https columbiafallspottery com http facebook com Cross Road Kiln 260909037303031 http www dtepottery com http www gullrockpottery com http www hogbay com http www kregmccunepottery com http www lowellhillpottery com http www lunaform com http www markbellpottery com http www randompotterystudio com http www rockymann com http www sealcovepottery com Machias Surry Blue Hill Hancock Franklin Seal Cove Penobscot Sullivan Blue Hill Brooklin Bar Harbor Seal Cove http www shannawheelock com http www vkpstudio com http facebook com WalkerPondPottery Lubec Surry Brooksville Specialty Shops Abbe Museum Blue Hill Co op Chapter Two Gallery Fiore Artisan Olive Oils Vinegars Floret Flower Shop Grand Lake Stream Folk Art Festival Grindstone Neck of Maine Handmade Papers Highlands Woodturning House Wine Island Artisans http www abbemuseum org http www bluehill coop http www chaptertwocorea com http www fioreoliveoils com Bar Harbor Blue Hill Corea Bar Harbor http www floretflowers com http www grandlakestreamfolkartfestival com Mount Desert GLS http www grindstoneneck com http www handmadepaperonline com http www highlandswoodturning com http www housewineshop com http www islandartisans com John Edwards Market Lee Art Glass Studio Link Alpaca Collection Lunamuse Fibers http www johnedwardsmarket com http www leefusionartglass com http www peruvianlink com http facebook com LunamuseFiberart Winter Harbor Brooklin Castine Bar Harbor Bar Harbor Northeast Harbor Ellsworth Gouldsboro Bar Harbor Eastport 123

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Specialty Shops continued Maine Sea Salt Co http www lynchhillfarms com https www facebook com pages category Boutique Store Main StreetMercantile 1215959658539835 http www maineseasalt com Momo s Cheesecake Monica s Chocolates Nervous Nellies Jams Jellies http facebook com momoscheesecakes http www monicaschocolates com http www nervousnellies com Harrington Northeast Harbor Marshfield Machias Ellsworth Lubec Deer Isle Nib Thimble Owl Furniture Port O Call Pugnuts Ice Cream Raye s Mustard Mill Shop Museum Richard Parks Furniture Rock Art Shop http www nibandthimble com https www owlstools com geoffrey warner studio http www portocalleastport com http www pugnuts com http www rayesmustard com Winter Harbor Stonington Bucksport Surry Eastport http www richardparks com http www therockandartshop com Rooster Brother Sawyer s Specialties http www roosterbrother com http www mdiwine com Ellsworth Ellsworth Bar Harbor Ellsworth Southwest Harbor Winter Harbor Lynch Hill Farms Main Street Mercantile Schoodic Therapeutics Day Spa http www schoodictherapeutics com Therapy Center Seaside Stones http www seasidestones com Southwest Harbor Artisans http www southwestharborartisans com Stubborn Cow Glass Sullivan Harbor Farm Swallowfield LLC http www stubborncowglass com https www facebook com SullivanHarborFarmsSmokeHouse http www swallowfieldshop com The Bazaar The Commons The Romantic Room http www corkcreationsbydoja com http www thecommonseastport com http www theromanticroom com U S Bells http www usbells com Watering Cove Studios http www wateringcovestudios com West Quoddy Gifts Whole Life Natural Market Windowpanes Winter Harbor 5 10 Winter Harbor Lobster Co op http www westquoddygifts com http www wholelifenaturalmarket com http www windowpanesmdi com http www winterharbor5and10 com https www facebook com The Winter Harbor Lobster Coop157241344316510 http www wrenovations com Wrenovations Stained Glass Eastport Southwest Harbor Bucksport Hancock Northeast Harbor Eastport Eastport Northeast Harbor Prospect Harbor Prospect Harbor Lubec Machias Bar Harbor Winter Harbor Winter Harbor Robbinston Theatres Acadia Repertory Theatre Alamo Theatre Bagaduce Theatre Criterion Theatre Eastport Arts Center New Surry Theatre Northeast Historic Film Opera House Arts Schoodic Arts for All The Reach Performing Arts Center 124 http www acadiarep com http facebook com alamotheatre http www bagaducetheatre com http www criteriontheatre org http www eastportartscenter org http www newsurrytheatre org http www oldfilm org http www operahousearts org http www schoodicartsforall org http www thereachpac com Somesville Bucksport Brooksville Bar Harbor Eastport Blue Hill Bucksport Stonington Winter Harbor Deer Isle

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Wineries Wine Shops Bar Harbor Cellars Winery Bartlett Maine Estate Winery Distillery BookStacks Catherine Hill Winery House Wine John Edwards Market Shalom Orchard Organic Farm Winery The French Cellar The Sow s Ear Winery Verona Wine Design http www barharborcellars com http www bartlettwinery com Bar Harbor Gouldsboro https www facebook com BookStacks 235401934711 http www catherinehillwinery com http www housewineshop com http www johnedwardsmarket com http www shalomorchard com Bucksport Cherryfield Bar Harbor Ellsworth Franklin http facebook com frenchcellarmachias http www thesowsear com http www veronawineanddesign com Machias Brooksville Bucksport 125

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