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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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Anne Ireland Acadia Looming 24 X 24 oil on canvas 2020 SHOWS CELEBRATING MAINE S BICENTENNIAL June 1 30 Reception Wednesday June 17 Featuring visiting photographer Howie Motenko supporting honoring Friends of Acadia July 1 July 31 Reception Wednesday July 8 Featuring artist Anne Ireland supporting honoring Maine Coast Heritage Trust August 1 August 31 Reception Thursday August 6 Celebrating with the Mount Desert Chamber of Commerce Featuring artist Donald Demers supporting honoring Portland Museum of Art September 1 September 30 Reception Wednesday September 2 Featureing artist Eline Barclay supporting honoring Land Garden Preserve October 1 October 31 Reception Saturday October 10 Featuring artist Robert Wellings supporting honoring Wendell Gilley Museum 2020 SCULPTURED FURNITURE SHOWS July 1 31 Featuring Artisan Jon Brooks August 1 31 Featuring Artisan Joseph Tracy Gallery at Somes Sound 1112 Main St Mt Desert ME 04660 www galleryatsomessound com 207 610 4622 1

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At Seal Cove Auto Museum 1414 Tremont Rd Seal Cove 1915 FRP touring car with Brewster coachwork The initials stand for Findlay Robertson Porter the famous engine designer responsible for the high performance engines in Mercers This is a remarkable vehicle mechanically with a 454 cubic inch four cylinder engine with four valves per cylinder hemispherical combustion chambers and a gear driven overhead camshaft Stylistically its appearance is more typical of the mid twenties and thirties Is is the only car of its kind left in existence Cultural Adventures Acadia and DownEast Maine Copyright 2020 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 Beautiful jewels from Striking Gold in Ellsworth Chickadees in stained glass by a student at Stubborn Cow Glass in Bucksport Cover Credits Large photo image Painting by Russell D Alsessio D Alessio Gallery in Bar Harbor Photo by Linda D Alessio Photos from left to right across the bottom 1 Eileen Phillips participating in a weaving workshop at Artsworth in Ellsworth Photo courtesy of Artsworth 2 Acadia Repertory Theatre in Mt Desert The Dazzle by Richard Greenberg Photo courtesy of Acadia Repertory Theatre 3 Civil War re enactment scene at Fort Knox in Prospect Photo courtesy of Friends of Fort Knox 4 Antique window at Architectural Antiquities in Harborside Photo courtesy of Architectural Antiquities 2 Contributing Writers Arlene Benham Nancy English Lori Eschholz Kate O Halloran Dawn Lamoureux Crocker Sonja O Donnell Kate Sha er Christina Tree Photographers Arlene Benham Lori Eschholz Dawn Lamoureux Crocker Sonja O Donnell Christina Tree Managing Editor Meg Keay Copy Editor 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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Welcome to DownEast Acadia Notation at printing for this 2020 edition one third of this year s publication was moved to 2021 because we had a special focus on theatres in the region as well as music schools and venues Due to most now being shuttered for 2020 because of the world health crisis we opted to move those features to next year s edition so the content would be as accurate as possible Although we are 40 fewer pages due to those changes we still have a great deal of info on the region s artists galleries crafts and museums Penobscot Observatory Bridge between Prospect and Verona Island and the Fort at Fort Knox Maine Prospect 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 with its shops and restaurants Welcome to the DownEast Acadia Region We hope you enjoy your journey throughout especially all facets of our ARTS and culture scene This publication 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 3

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Visit historic Fort Knox in Prospect and enjoy their beautifully kept grounds tour the interior and exterior of the original Fort Knox a genuine relic in Maine s maritime history Walk through the military living quarters bakery and powder magazines Check out the restored Rodman cannons enjoy a picnic on the grounds and be sure to stop in at the visitor information center with gift shop Photos courtesy of Fort Knox and Friends of Fort Knox 4

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Stubborn Cow Glass Stained Glass Studio Gallery Custom Designs Tiffany Traditional Leaded Techniques Repair Services Classes Glass Working Supplies 55 Main St Bucksport 207 433 7505 stubborncowglass com Lewis Malm Architects 5

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A view of the gallery Enjoy a Tour of Hist ic Castine from Your Car Castine is a town rich in historic sites As visitors wander through town they may wonder what happened here In Castine it could be just about anything from a Dutch raid on a 17th Century French fort to a Revolutionary War battle to current day midshipmen training on a former U S Navy research vessel To help visitors explore and learn about these and many more historic places take the Castine Virtual History Tour Using the latest technology the tour features short histories audio and galleries of historic images of 27 Castine sites spanning ve centuries The tour can be taken while you visit Castine or in the comfort of your own home The Castine Virtual Tour is a new way for people to have a deeper understanding and connection with Castine s fascinating history Unlike a walking tour map the tour allows users to learn in depth about the historic site while also scrolling through a gallery of historic and modern photos archival documents and maps found in the collections of the Wilson Museum Castine Historical Society Maine Maritime Academy the town of Castine and various town clubs The virtual tour is available as a free app that can be downloaded to a mobile device from the Google Play or Apple App Store To easily access these links visit www castinehistoricalsociety org castine virtual tour The tour can also be viewed online at www castine oncell com The project was created by the Castine History Partners which includes the Castine Historical Society Maine Maritime Academy the Town of Castine Wilson Museum and the Friends of Witherle Memorial Library 6

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Hi lands Woodturning keeps ancient art alive By Dawn Lamoureux Crocker In an age where technology drives us and mass production is the norm for consumer goods there remains a desire for some to create original unique objects as a means of self expression through personal design One such way to achieve this self expression is through the art of woodturning Woodturning uses hand tools to cut and shape a design into a piece of wood that rotates on a machine called a lathe The tradition of woodturning dates to the times of ancient Egypt and this skillful craft is still practiced by Castine woodturner Temple Blackwood owner of Highlands Woodturning Temple began woodturning in 1968 after he received a Homecraft lathe from his wife and mother in law He sweeps his arm across the workshop and proudly points out that he now has nine lathes The workshop at Highlands Woodturning is crisp with the smell of cut wood Coils of wood shavings litter the oor and there is a treasure trove of hand chisels hanging on the walls their wood handles lovingly smoothed by age and use The delightful warmth of the wood stove humming at the back of the shop lends to the air of hospitality extended by the owner It doesn t take long to realize Temple s absolute passion for his craft and his understanding of the endless possibilities of crafting with wood that are not possible with any other medium Gazing around the workshop there are various pieces of wood that have been transformed are in the process of being transformed or have yet to be transformed into something unique and beautiful Each nished piece created retains the warmth and beauty of the wood married with the vision and talent of the artist It is easy to understand how one might fall in love with this craft Temple a former headmaster of a private school in Maryland retired in 2009 and made Maine his permanent home He has been woodturning full time ever since Teaching is still in his blood and he shares his wealth of knowledge and talent through classes o ered at his shop One of his former students Christina Chisels Photo by Dawn Snow caught the woodturning bug and now has her own shop Bagaduce Woodturning in Penobscot Lamoureux Crocker Temple not only o ers lessons at his shop but also provides open shop time for individuals working on projects Through classes and workshop time he continues to share his talent and skill and keep the tradition of woodturning alive and well In addition to being a craftsman and teacher Temple participates in restoration work re creating pieces of historical design One restoration project he is particularly honored to have been a part of was the restoration work done to the USS Constellation the only surviving Civil War era vessel that is located in Baltimore Maryland In July and August you can nd Temple teaching woodturning through the living history program at the Wilson Museum in Castine On Sundays and Wednesdays from 2 to 5 p m he and other craftspeople demonstrate blacksmithing boat building spoon carving and rope making splicing and knot tying Temple s own designs and how to articles on woodturning can be found at www highlandswoodturning com Highlands Woodturning is located at 862 Castine Road Castine For more information about classes call 207 951 5086 or email temple highlandswoodturning com Above Temple Blackwood woodturning in his shop in Castine Photo courtesy of Highlands Woodturning Right A natural edge bowl one of the many unique creations of woodturner Temple Blackwood Photo by Dawn Lamoureux Crocker 8

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Bruno ch ecture Combining modern y sustainabil y and comf t By Sonja O Donnell with Blas B uno Phot s and renderings courtesy of B uno A chitecture For over 25 years Blas Bruno and Elizabeth Wastler Bruno have combined their love of Maine living with their passion for architecture Habitating such a diverse rich and beautiful environment their appreciation for all things natural has ebbed its way into the couples designs speci cally when considering environmental sustainability From the tallest peak in Acadia National Park to the rocky coastal beaches there is little left to be desired when observing the stunning land that Maine o ers to its locals and visitors alike Although these sites are cherished climate change is ravaging that very same landscape Bruno Architecture the Brunos boutique rm in Blue Hill has adapted the way they design homes to reduce the impact of carbon emissions According to the EPA housing is a major contributor of greenhouse gases Our most sacred spaces make up almost 12 percent of C02 emissions annually This is the problem that Bruno Architecture has set out to solve Drawing inspiration from natural vistas the husband and wife team have designed a line of smart solar homes that are carbon neutral and give the option of o grid living Melding modern designs with the beauty of the Earth these dwellings fade naturally into the landscape Light is designed to cascade through the homes showcasing walls of glass and lofted ceilings allowing sunlight to ll the living spaces with a ow of positive energy and warmth Granite hearths are a central focus that bring elements of nature into the modern concept of each home The exibility of costs associated with these homes allows them to be occupied in several ways whether as a retreat guest house or simply a refuge allowing the inhabitants to connect with their surroundings Left and Right Interior options for the energy e cient modern Maine camp style homes Although impeccably designed and crafted the true beauty of these homes rests in their ability to create a sustainable life without compromising luxury or comfort The entire home acts as an ecosystem each detail playing a speci c role to engineer complex and hidden symbiotic relationships Many think living sustainably is an impractical solution with many tradeo s but with a smart solar home that dream manifests into everyday life Right Exterior of a newly nished independent o grid home similar to the old Maine camps concept For more information on these homes and other designs please contact Bruno Architecture at 36 Main Street PO Box 975 Blue Hill 04614 207 374 5574 info brunoarchitecture com 9

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Blue Hi Bay Ga ery a treasure trove for art lovers By L ri Eschholz Phot s by Peter LaF eniere Tucked inside the Dodge House a 1820s brick cape on Blue Hill s main street is the Blue Hill Bay Gallery a haven for American Canadian and European art works that re ect the natural beauty of Maine and New England Named for Mrs Dodge who in the 1950s ran a boarding house for students at Kneisel Hall a chamber music school and festival the house has seven large rooms dedicated to showing the permanent collection and an ever changing selection of contemporary artists Shows change monthly and featured artists have included Maine based Mary Byrom Valerie Aponik Mark Haltof and Richard Ro ow We open the season with a show of 19th Century paintings featuring Hudson River School artists Later we will be featuring single artists in monthly shows so far Bonnie LaBelle and Phillip Laughlin said Peter LaFreniere director of the gallery and the face you will see when you drop by Laughlin is a Vermont based artist whose work includes paintings of New England landscapes and game sh LaBelle is a Maine artist who studied oil painting under Edward Harrigan of Rockport Mass who in turn was mentored by Paul Strisik Peter a lover of art and nature has been involved in the art world as a collector and artist much of his life including as a Fulbright Scholar at the Sorbonne in Paris in 2000 He is a award winning professional wildlife photographer whose works have been in magazines books and galleries and are on display on the second oor of the Blue Hill Bay Gallery His subjects include the Acadia Midcoast and Downeast regions Maine in its four seasons and Maine birds and other wildlife He founded Nature Art in 1996 to promote the appreciation and protection of wild creatures and places Originally from Michigan Peter moved to Maine more than 25 years ago and taught at the University of Maine at Orono until recently He founded the Blue Hill Bay Gallery in May 2003 starting with ve rooms of artwork before expanding to what you see now Recent acquisitions at the gallery include several landscape paintings by Paul Strisik Donald Allen Mosher and William Lester Stevens The Blue Hill Bay Gallery located at 11 Tenney Hill Drive in Blue Hill Peter LaFreniere Owner Director of the Blue Hill Bay Gallery 10

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Monhegan Island Harbor 25 x 30 oil by Paul Bernard King NA Sunlit Falls 30 x 36 oil on linen by Thomas Andrew Nicholas NA The gallery is located at 11 Tenney Hill and open from 10 a m to 4 p m Tuesday through Saturday from Memorial Day until Labor Day It is open weekends in the o season There is parking around the side of the building on High Street You can nd the gallery online at www bluehillbaygallery com on Facebook at facebook com bluehillbaygallery or by phone at 207 374 5773 11

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TOURS SPECIAL EVENTS The home he built Fisher s artwork Furniture he built nished Large camera obscura to aid in drawing His extensive library Outside a re creation of his 1820 orchard 44 Mines Rd Blue Hill 207 374 2459 12 jonathan sherhouse org

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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 13

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eenlaw shes f readers w h adventures at sea and ash e By A lene Benham Phot s courtesy of Linda G eenlaw Girls take shing world by Storm Linda Greenlaw had no intention of becoming a writer Although she majored in English in college summers working on a sword sh boat led to her passion of commercial shing and she never had the desire to do anything else She was a sword boat captain during the events of the Perfect Storm in 1991 the nor easter claimed the Andrea Gail and its crew of six and Linda shing several hundred miles away was the last person to speak with them With the success of Sebastian Junger s chronicle of the storm publishers began requesting a book from her Linda didn t return the rst call from a New York publisher Although she said she s always been a good storyteller despite encouragement from family and friends to write about her shing adventures she d had no interest But the calls kept coming she said and I realized I would be missing an opportunity Her English background meant she knew the mechanics of writing and the editorial guidance was mostly about making her descriptions more accessible to non shermen readers I thought I d be a one book wonder she said but The Hungry Ocean was a bestseller and it was soon followed by two more about shing and life on tiny Isle au Haut and a cookbook co authored with her mother Martha Following these successes the publisher wanted more but Linda said I felt I didn t have any more to say about my life myself or shing The publisher suggested trying her hand at murder mysteries so she signed a contract for three While she hadn t been an avid mystery reader she read Sue Grafton s books on the long journeys back and forth from shing To begin with she thought ction would be easier You make stu up starting with a blank slate where everything is possible but instead she found it more di cult Some research was necessary although she said the internet makes a lot of that very easy The research provided some facts for credibility such as forensic details Settings and characters are ctionalized versions of places and people she knows She prefers shorter cozy mysteries over scary ones and has written four murder mysteries featuring small town Maine detective Jane Bunker Amid the mysteries she co authored another cookbook and wrote an account of her return to sword shing 10 years later then a memoir about the unexpected adventure of becoming a troubled teen s legal guardian the hardest one to write Fishing and writing are both hard work and both fairly solitary Linda said Although she had a crew when shing they were still in a sort of bubble out on the Grand Banks However the image of the secluded writer pounding the keys and tearing through the pages has not been her experience I have to drag my characters through the books page by page she said It s the hardest work I ve ever done Then there is the anxiety over whether the publisher will like her polished manuscript or how book talks will be received 14 Cooking up a Storm

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Calm before the Storm Linda names Pat Conroy as an inspiration for his voice his lyrical prose and sense of place She has had the same editor for most of her books She doesn t keep a journal but remembers events and conversations from the many times she tells her experiences to family and friends And as for the people she writes about she said they love being mentioned and the only ones who were upset were those who were left out A genre she would like to try Children s books She said any future writing would likely follow the salty themes of Maine life and shing Linda s next adventures though will be back on the water and not at the keyboard a charter business Two years ago she started taking charters on her lobster boat between shing days She did 50 in 2019 but that boat can only carry six passengers under Coast Guard regulations so she bought a bigger boat that will accommodate 49 People come to Maine and want to get on a boat she said Operating from Surry she will o er a mix of pre set trips and custom charters including hiking and picnic expeditions pulling lobster traps stargazing cocktail or dinner cruises weddings and memorials and weekly trips to Isle au Haut s portion of Acadia National Park She recently took an aquaculture course and purchased 40 000 baby oysters so oyster farming will be part of the tours The best part of the expeditions she said is that the boat rides will be gorgeous Right Weathered the Storm Visit www lindagreenlawbooks com to learn more about Linda s books and for information about her chartered tours watch for the launch of www lindagreenlawcharters com 15

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SUGGESTED TRIPS Haul lobster traps aboard a working commercial boat Sightseeing and Nature Tours Sunset Cruises Destination Lunches Cocktail Cruises Floating Picnics 100 Custom Trips 100 Custom Trips The possibilities are endless and so is the fun INFORMATION BOOKING lindagreenlawcharters com 207 266 9831 1049 Newbury Neck Road Surry Maine 16

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The inn porch in the evening Oakland House Reb n A Fami Trad ion Since 1889 By Nancy English Phot s courtesy of Oakland House Seaside Inn Co ages Hospitality is in the bloodline of the family who have welcomed guests to the Oakland House Seaside Inn and Cottages for 132 years Before that with a land grant in 1767 from King George of Great Britain the land supported the family as well with granite quarried to build the Brooklyn Bridge and other endeavors But the inn that opened to visitors in 1889 ushered in a tradition so strong family members didn t want to see it go out of the family Rick and Robin Little eld owners since January of 2018 treasure this place and have added treasure to it by renovating the main building and opening up rooms in the second and third oors A total of 11 rooms are available in 2020 with all but two connected to a private bath I call those the shermen s rooms said Robin who with her husband also owns and operates Robin Hood Camp nearby one of the top camps in the world It s hard to describe a typical Oakland House guest they are all di erent she said The rst rusticators tended to stay a long time the better to imbibe the healthy sea air Now guests come from all over the world and however long or short their stay whether in one of the handsome cabins a room in the inn or a hostel lodging in Acorn House the former ice storage house Robin takes special pride in providing personalized service Grace Clayton general manager was with the Little eld s at Robin Hood Camp for eight years before moving to Oakland House when it was purchased She works there year round making sure skilled workers are lined up for the summer season Service has always been what makes a place like this special Robin said If you want to hike everyday of your stay we have sta who have hiked every trail who can help you plan We had guests who wanted fried clams for dinner and we called every place in the area til we found one that had them on the menu This is something people don t always get personalized service 17

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Guests may also arrange horseback riding lessons while the nearby camp is in session during the campers rest period in the afternoon or waterskiing lessons They can rent sea kayaks and paddle in Eggemoggin Reach encountering osprey and eagles and admire the Deer Isle Bridge towering overhead Or they can rent bicycles to tour the hilly coastal roads and blueberry elds They can hike up the manicured Maine Heritage Trust trail to Lookout Rock and look out on Pumpkin Island A shore side lobster dinner is available by appointment to visitors and guests The lobsters are held in a pound in the sea water at the wharf The beauty of this setting and the surrounding landscape holds any visitor s gaze Look up from a freshly cooked lobster by the shore and admire the shimmering ocean water smell the sea air and the spruce woods Experience the delight of the generations of travelers before you the sense of escape and reprieve that is the source of so much of Maine s power to charm Oakland House was previously owned by Rick s cousins Jim and Sally Little eld from 1975 to 2010 and by Sally on her own after Jim s death until January 2019 They also provided elegant traditional hospitality Then as now the cabins are stocked with dry wood to burn in the replace Some families return year after year We are trying to restore it to its former glory Robin said proud of landscapers and a gardener slowly replanting gardens Herbs are grown for the kitchen but a vegetable and cutting garden is a project still in the future The season runs from Memorial Day weekend to around Columbus Day with Acorn House closing a week earlier since it isn t as well insulated as the inn The dining room in the inn opened last summer after being closed for 10 years In the capable hands of chef Shawn McBride a chef from Philadelphia who Robin calls a genius with sh the dining room serves breakfast Sunday brunch and dinner We opened the doors and we had no idea how successful we would be The Little eld s four daughters are in Chapter 1 of their lives Rick and Robin Little eld have tried not to interfere with those plans but consider it possible that one of them might consider Oakland House for Chapter 2 and keep this in the family for another generation once again Photos Top Lobster continues to be a favorite dish of visitors to Maine Inset The Inn s porch dining room typically serves six days a week Upper right lobster cook outs on Eggemoggin Reach beach are available upon request Right The Barnacle the inn s multi service barn hosts weddings and special events Below The dining room overlooks the Oakland House gardens 18

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Special note at press time Haystack Mountain School of Crafts has suspended all programming for the 2020 season due to the world health situation Please keep them in mind for future workshops or contributions Haystack Mountain School of Crafts With thoughtful evolving programming Haystack Mountain School of Crafts enters it s 70th year serving a diverse community of makers from Maine and away By Kate Shaffer Phot s courtesy of Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Secreted away 15 minutes east of Route 15 on Deer Isle at the end of the winding view studded road to Sunshine is one of Maine s cultural jewels a cluster of nearly four dozen cabins studios and dormitories that since have served as residence and workshop to thousands of creators from all over the world Haystack Mountain School of Crafts o ers no degrees or certi cations but over the decades emerged as one of the most respected and progressive artist residencies in the country The 40 acre campus on Stinson s Neck boasts a wooded compound designed by renowned architect Edward Larrabee Barnes and has been host inspiration and teaching ground for artists such as Dale Chihuly M C Richards and Anni Albers Every year Haystack o ers a dynamic program of workshops lectures residencies and conferences to locals and visitor who want to further explore their chosen craft or discover a new one The bulk of the school s programming is made up of six one to two week summer sessions in blacksmithing bers wood metal graphics ceramics and glass The workshops taught by a rotating faculty of professional artists and crafters cater to all skill levels Most sessions also feature a visiting artist in a completely di erent eld For example for the 2020 season Haystack will host three visiting artists who will invite students to participate in informal explorations in Performance Craft Mushroom Hunting and Art Hospitality The School is also well known for their two week Open Studio Residency where 50 juried participants explore their craft with uninterrupted studio time A panel chooses the participants from nearly 500 applicants each year but once chosen participants attend the residency at no cost Like many of the free and low cost programs at Haystack the Open Studio Residency is funded by an endowment Clay studio at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Photo by Audi Culver 19

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Glassblowing student using a torch on a piece in the glass studio at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts In collaboration with the Healthy Island Project of Deer Isle Haystack opens its season at the beginning of May with the annual Island Workshop Day a one day workshop o ered to adult residents of the Deer Isle Stonington Isle au Haut and Blue Hill Peninsula communities Each year the school holds a few places for people who have never participated in the popular low cost program The rest are chosen by a lottery In the fall Haystack continues serving Maine residents as part of its mission by o ering programs for high school juniors LGBTQ teenagers a three day studio program for Maine adults to close out the season in October According to program director Ginger Aldrich the school also has plenty of free programming available all season long including guided tours self guided studio walkthroughs exhibitions and evening presentations by faculty and visiting artists You can nd the schedule for all of these programs on their website www haystack mtn org With state of the art equipment like that available in the school s digital design Fab Lab and progressive programming that provides makers with a dynamic community within which to learn and grow Haystack has not only evolved with the changing landscape of craft but earned a place of renown But if there s one thing that hasn t changed in 70 years it s the school s resistance to de ne what craft is It is perhaps because of this resistance that the curriculum and learning at Haystack is de ned not by certi cation requirements or even the teachers themselves Instead it is dictated by the land and sea on this quiet fringe of Maine s ragged coast and the revolving communities that gather week by week to interpret explore create and share Recycled Instruments by Beth Ireland 2016 Mixed media Ireland was slated to co teach the worlshop Making Stringed Instruments during the 2020 season 20 Workshop participant in the metals studio at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

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Nervous Nellie s Jams Jellies Jelly Kitchen Gift Shop Tea Room Sculpture Park delicious jams and a really fun place to visit nervousnellies com 800 777 6845 Deer Isle ME 21

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e Living t of Peter Beer s at Nervous Ne ie s Jams Je ies By Dawn Lamoureux Crocker Phot s courtesy of Peter Anne Beerits Peter Beerits has been making sculpture for many years in a repurposed general store that he rescued Tucked in the woods o Sunshine Road on Deer Isle is the location of Nervous Nellie s Jams and Jellies What you may not realize is that this is also the location of an imaginary town called Nellieville Created by artist Peter Beerits Nellieville s quirky sculptures come to life through various mediums and themes Peter s found object sculptures are an imaginative use of discarded materials An average person might consider the chosen medium junk however Peter s creative mind has assembled a life work of buildings and interactive sculptures creating his very personal fantasy land that covers the wooded area around his home and shop Upon graduation of art school Peter and his wife Anne began Nervous Nellie s Jams and Jellies as a way to supplement their income Today Nervous Nellie s makes up to 300 jars a day during the busy season Two cooks assist in the production and their head cook has been with them for 25 years Their jar label is distinctive and eclectic depicting a red cartoon bird running with a spoon Their jam is absolutely delicious and they o er a variety of avors such as Blue Razz Conserve Sunshine Road Marmalade Strawberry and of course Maine Wild Blueberry Peter said that as a kid he always imagined he would be a famous artist with his own gallery In a sense his dream has come to fruition His outdoor gallery occupies the ve acres that house scores of sculptures and rescued and created buildings that make up Nellieville Although he indicated that the metal pile at the dump is less fruitful these days people often give him things and he also travels around to nd pieces that will nish his projects perfectly Many of the buildings in Nellieville are constructed from wood that came from a 200 year old sawmill near Bath Iron Works Wood of that age is a rare and precious commodity The fascinating history of the re purposed material is given new life by the artist The sculpture park is child friendly It is a great delight for kids and they can interact with it on their own level Peter said I love to see the joy it brings to children While visiting the sculpture park one will nd a Wild West town a castle a church and over 100 sculptures dotted through the property There is a three story wizard s tower that was built speci cally for a play called Avalon the Rise and Fall of Camelot that was performed through the Stonington Opera House The exhibit is not yet open to the public but expects to be in due time The Guardian Night stands at the portal to the Grail Castle 22

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Above left On a quiet day the caf is a peaceful spot for a cup of co ee and a scone surrounded by the woods Above center This horse is one of four card players at a stag party seated round a wagon wheel table Above right The jail is featured in the Nervous Nellie Story Its bars came from the old Lewiston prison When you have nished slaying dragons drinking sarsaparilla with cowboys or rescuing damsels in distress don t forget to stop by the caf and wet your whistle with a cold beverage and a delicious fresh baked scone The caf at Nervous Nellie s is located at 598 Sunshine Road Deer Isle and is open throughout the year Monday Friday 9 a m to 5 p m In addition to their delicious jams jellies chutneys and home backed goodness the caf also sells copies of Peter s self published book series featuring Nervous Nellie the red bird from the jar label There are currently eight episodes in print and a ninth and tenth in production For more information or to order directly please visit www nervousnellies com Sculptures line the deck leading to the shop and caf at Nervous Nellie s 23

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Trading hist y and n talgia on Deer Isle By Dawn Lamoureux Crocker Phot s by Ronald Harte The old red shingled building instantly captures the attention of those traveling Route 15 into Deer Isle What was once the Deer Isle volunteer re department is now home to Ronald Harte Antiques The old rehouse is a veritable portal to the past brimming with treasures that capture one s eye Each personally curated artifact is eager to whisper its stories if you lend your ear The fascinating trifecta of curator building artifact is all carefully brought together here in this tiny coastal town by owner Ronald Harte Harte purchased the building in 2014 and made a minimal amount of renovations in order to preserve the integrity of the building which allows the interior to naturally showcase his diverse collection Not one to follow design trends Ronald buys what speaks to him His greatest passion admittedly is chairs I m a noted chairist Ronald said however I m always looking for the unusual Ronald s life itself is unusual and rich in experience and diversity Some could say his life up to now has been the stu of dreams Upon his college graduation he worked and gained experience in the apparel business and spent two years working for the famed Ralph Lauren This opportunity would ultimately lead him in another direction professionally and he found himself working internationally interior design for the next 30 years Ronald is now as he so passionately con rms living the dream Not one to follow trends his collection is eclectic and nods to my aesthetic In a time of antique super malls his shop o ers a more personal approach His enthusiasm for what he does and how he lives is genuine as is his love for Maine and his Deer Isle community There is a glorious and authentic quality about Maine he said This admiration paired with the appreciation of a diverse community of people who live authentically inspired Ronald to make the jump to move to Maine permanently Ronald s collection can be viewed at the Old Firehouse 12 N Deer Isle Road Deer Isle beginning Memorial Day Wed Sun 12 p m 4 p m or by chance appointment An eclectic assortment at Ronald Harte Antiques The old red shingled rehouse building in Deer Isle that now houses Ronald Harte Antiques 24

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Owl Furn ure Simplicity Meets Ergonomics By Dawn Lamoureux Crocker Owl Furniture takes inspiration through chance and simplistic Scandinavian design Through the process of carving out the seat in order to alleviate pressure on what we call our sit bones or ischium the end result was two holes Geo rey Warner said of a piece known as the Owl Stool When looking at the seat it becomes obvious how the stool earned its name With the addition of the two postural support holes the seat clearly resembles the face of an owl The Owl Stool was brought to Warner s local chiropractor who made some design suggestions and the result is a nal design that utilizes e ective ergonomics and emphasizes the process of improvement and prevention Owl Furniture Geo rey Warner Studio in the coastal town of Stonington boasts a warm and inviting atmosphere where you get a chance to meet the designer and try out various models of the popular Owl Stool Geo rey s talents extend to custom designed commissioned pieces that come in a variety of woods such as ash maple walnut and cherry The intimate relationship of designer and design lends to the beauty of the nal product and it is clear Geo rey is passionate about what he does does Geo is holding the ProOwl stool here and celebrating the receipt of a Maine Technology Grant to produce a similar design out of recycled injection molded plastic in order to enter new wholesale and volume markets Photo courtesy of Geo rey Warner Studio This walnut co ee table named Grace is symbolic of the growth of a ower The legs are roots table top the ground celebrity a sculpted ower above the surface Four OM medication stools accompany the table Photo by Sarah Szwajkos Photography courtesy of Geo rey Warner Studio 25

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Right This Owl workstation in cherry is adjustable and mobile A perfect ergonomic sit stand solution Photo by Sarah Szwajkos Photography courtesy of Geo rey Warner Studio Left Happy students at a one day Owl stool workshop Everyone goes home with an Owl stool that they made and nished by hand Photo courtesy of Geo rey Warner Studio I was o ered the opportunity to try out one of his more recent designs a stunning rocking chair The design came to me in a dream and he further explained how the arms of the rocking chair were an extension of his own arms in the dream This unique design is just one of many ways Geo rey expresses his depth of talent In 2019 Geo rey celebrated 10 years of the Owl Stool His current focus is promoting his successful ErgoPro Owl that is created from recycled polymers in an e ort to play his part in cleaning up the oceans The ErgoPro will be on a rolling base but the future vision will include a model with a stacking base By o ering his unique design in a more a ordable option by using post consumer recyclable products Geo rey hopes to meet a larger commercial market targeting groups and institutions such as schools Owl Furniture Geo rey Warner Studio at 43 N Main St Stonington open Monday through Friday 9 a m 5 p m Further information about the designer and his designs can be found at www owlfurniture com Imagine dining at this ash pedestal dining table Owl chairs can be made with or without postural support holes Photo by Sarah Szwajkos Photography courtesy of Geo rey Warner Studio 26

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What happens at tsw 25 Pine in E sw Phot s courtesy of A tw rth and Atlantic A t Gla s Pottery demonstrations A painting workshop with artist Philip Frey at Artsworth Blown glass pieces made by glass artist Linda Perrin A colorful piece of student weaving with a purple warp and bright yellow weft at Artsworth 25 Pine Street in Ellsworth Linda Perrin instructing during a glass blowing class at Atlantic Art Glass Linda Perrin helping students during a Susan Perrine weaving class at Artsworth Fiber dyeing with natural plants at Artsworth 27

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tsw continued from previous page Right natural ber dyeing workshop with colorful ber wizard Jackie Ottino Graf Below ber dyeing workshop with all natural materials with instructor Jackie Ottino Graf Bottom right Freestyle weaving sample from a weaving workshop at Artsworth 25 Pine St in Ellsworth 28

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ilip ey e artist and his studio By Sonja K O Donnell Phot s courtesy of artist Philip F ey Peaceful Expanse oil on canvas 36 x 48 2020 So much has been written and said about painter Philip Frey and his remarkable 30 some year career including in Daniel Kany and Carl Little s vital 2018 monograph Philip Frey Here and Now Marshall Wilkes 2018 96 pages for anyone who appreciates Maine and bold art that I arrived at his unassuming nestled in the woods Sullivan studio in search of what had not been Armed with admiration and curiosity I discovered the artist at work Philip is intimately and intentionally connected to every object xture window and surface of the open plan design of his recently renovated converted free standing garage Within reach the artist accesses precisely what he needs at any moment throughout the creative process a brush a light a drill a tube of paint a study a document a memory a mentor Bookshelves o er collections of Monet Gauguin Bonnard and others Among these there is not one but three copies of Howard Hodgkin Paintings One leans comfortably next to a copy of Matisse in Morocco Artist Philip Frey in his studio in Sullivan 30

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He has a strong connection to Matisse Philip explains about Hodgkin s work continuing There are these portals which is also a fairly strong theme in my work looking through one space into another space inside looking outside or between two shapes or land masses A third Hodgkin collection sits open on the uncluttered desk in front of a side window framing the wintry gray day outside Frey ips the pages and stops for a moment at Venetian Glass 1984 87 and Interior at Oakwood Court 1978 83 and again to take in The Last Time I Saw Paris 1988 91 and Kerala 1992 I am struck by the work of an artist in deep communication with place Indeed in Philip s studio in situ studies converse with completed canvasses Downeast landscapes with camp interiors Juxtapositions of color and brush stroke communicate motif and I agree that Matisse has been a strong in uence one Philip admits he can trace all the way back to his college days Color and light have always been a big element in my work it s what I am really interested in Nestled oil on canvas 30 x 40 2020 The focal point of the space is Philip s canvas in progress Secured and lighted in its H Frame easel on this day it is a bold 30 x 30 inch Portland cityscape that will eventually make its way to Greenhut Galleries for its spring Portland Show On the oor in front of it a Persian style rug covers an anti fatigue mat A classical music mix plays softly in the background and Philip wrapped in his pigment stained canvas apron o ers me tea and nuts and a seat on the chair Philip announces that I am occupying what he calls the thinking chair Or the looking chair he speci es explaining part of the process is actually sitting down and just looking and seeing what s working and what s not working Because you have done it so many times you say Oh yea that s what needs to be done From study to canvas Philip embraces the inherent struggle of how much detail to pull forward of locating what is interesting to him and where he ultimately wants the viewer to go in the painting I really don t know how a painting is going to turn out That for me is part of the joy of the process it can turn out bad or good Who knows I m very willing to engage with it because I love the process I try as much as I can to adjust the painting without over working it to get closer to what I think I want and what works Visitors to Philip s studio are welcome by appointment Currently his work is held internationally with prominent private collectors and corporate collections including that of writer Harlan Coben Rep Chellie Pingree Donald Sussman Dick Wolf Films Courthouse Gallery Fine Art and the University of Maine Museum of Art He is represented by Courthouse Gallery Fine Art on Court Street in Ellsworth and other galleries outside the region Edgewater Gallery Greenhut Galleries and Carver Hill Gallery The website for the Courthouse Gallery in Ellsworth is www courthousegallery com and their phone number is 207 667 6611 Courthouse Gallery Fine Art will host a solo show for Philip Frey Aug 10 Sept 4 2020 Fisherman s Palette oil on canvas 30 x 40 2019 31

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tist shares his vision of creation By Arlene Benham Ph tos by the arti t teven Hileman Bucksport artist Steven Hileman has been drawing as long as he can remember Today the award winning artist sells oil paintings of Downeast Maine that beautifully capture the light and convey a strong sense of place whether they depict a downtown street on a rainy day or the late afternoon sun on a grassy eld or shoreline His landscapes seashores and towns feel like places you ve been or places you d like to go I pretty much remember drawing all my life Steven said He was enrolled in art classes at an early age and continued through high school as private lessons helped him explore di erent styles and media College studies in commercial art further widened his experience to graphic design and during that time I fell in love with oils Working from 1999 2002 as a textbook illustrator for a Christian educational publisher in Florida forced him to think creatively to develop original illustrations from source material for science books readers and other literature The work ranged widely from the realism he is drawn to to more cartoon style characters for ction It was a huge time of growth he said He did his own paintings on weekends and when he and his wife moved to Maine in 2002 he pursued painting full time and gallery representation He has been with the Argosy Gallery in Bar Harbor since 2003 He has also exhibited in Vermont Wisconsin and Colorado and in juried shows where he has won Best of Show People s Choice and jurors awards Steven lists among his inspirations John Singer Sargent Russian impressionists including Isaak Levitan contemporaries like leading landscape painters T Allen Lawson Clyde Aspevig and Richard Schmid and his college instructor Brian Jekel for pointing me in the right direction Sappharine Cove oil on linen 20 x 24 Photo by Steven Hileman 33

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Rockefeller s Legacy oil on linen 12 x 24 Photo by Ken Woisard Oils are very forgiving he said of his chosen medium One can manipulate the paint and he loves its texture Texture in rugged landscape and trees fuels his interest in them and landscapes are accessible most settings are within an hour of his home They o er room for interpretation and he can rearrange elements Observing nature directly is crucial to produce better studio work Steven explained It helps an artist understand the relationships between color shapes and light He enjoys painting outdoors but nowadays they are mostly small studies to capture these relationships for a springboard for larger studio work or future reference As the seasons change he likes painting snow and fall colors or sometimes smaller parts of a scene like a log or stand of trees October Shoreline oil on linen 16 x 20 Photo by Steven Hileman Recently he said he is more intentionally exploring design composition and Steven painting in Rocky Mountain National Park Colorado Photo by Dave Russell paint application trying to grow in my understanding of them so as to create more compelling paintings He may use pencil sketches or digital photos to plan the composition and the arrangement of elements Street scenes mostly Bar Harbor some of Boston with their buildings windows perspective and overlapping elements provide this opportunity Steven adds that viewers respond di erently to street scenes with people in them There s more of a story For fun he paints owers in little studies of paint application and brushwork He recently auctioned one as a fundraiser for Show Hope an adoption support organization and may do this again People remark on the realism of Steven s work My continuing goal is to create the illusion of detail he said using spots of color and brushwork to resolve those details and they become more engaged in the viewing process Right Wax Begonias oil on panel 5 x 7 Photo by Steven Hileman 34 continued on page 36

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25th SEASON Androscoggin Bend 30 x 40 oil on canvas Scott Moore Honoring 25 artists in our 25th season Opening July 24 2020 Bar Harbor Inn and On line Del Bourree Bach Robert G Bird Michael Budden Lucia deLeiris Kathleen Dunphy Joan M Fabian Michael Graves Robert Hagberg Wyllis Heaton Steven Hileman Nancy J Hill Jennifer Holmes Carolyn Jundzilo Dave Klocke Tatiana Kremlev Jana Matusz Scott Moore T M Nicholas Tom Nicholas N A Ronal Parlin Michael Pyrdsa Barry F Ridlon David Tutwiler Lin Tutwiler Bryan Whitehead ARGOSY GALLERY 110 Main Street and 6 Mount Desert Street Bar Harbor ME 04609 info argosygallery com 207 288 9226 www argosygallery com Open mid May through October and by appointment year round 35

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continued from page 34 Winter Tide oil on linen 16 x 20 Photo by Steven Hileman Steven tries to nd something that stirs him in every painting even if the subject matter is not his favorite Coming from Pennsylvania he said I m not a big boat person but harbor scenes are popular and may have interesting arrangements of color and shapes light and shadow Anything can make a beautiful subject if it s done right he said Faith is an important element of his art he desires to share his personal vision of God s creation I believe God is the creator he said and we have His desire to create and be creative By portraying the beauty variety and complexity of what he sees he wants to not just point people to Steven Hileman the artist but to creation to something bigger than me Steven s work is available through the Argosy Gallery 110 Main St Bar Harbor or the Argosy II 6 Mount Desert St Bar Harbor 207 288 9226 or by visiting www argosygallery com Boylston Street Boston oil on linen 9 x 12 36 Photo by Steven Hileman Steven painting on Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park Maine Photo by Lori Woodward

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Souvenir A Conversation with Don Demers Artist By Sonja O Donnell Phot s courtesy of the artist Don Demers Some 20 years ago Don Demers started painting en plein air Already a master of contemporary maritime art the painter sought new subjects and challenges in the process igniting a passion for landscape and an expansion Artist Don Demers painting at Sand Beach in Acadia National Park of his already impressive catalog I was just damn lucky that what I was interested in illustration and maritime art just as I was coming of age had a resurgence due to the bicentennial which drew a huge audience As soon as I got any good at it at all I started selling my paintings said Don In 1988 he had his rst one man show and sold out I still remember the check for the whole show he said Don rode a ful lling wave the dream of a child one of ve boys who piled into the family station wagon to migrate in summertime from a farm town in Massachusetts to coastal Maine for two week vacations There the boy fell in love with the smell of saltwater and the view of boats sailing An excursion to Rockland and the Farnsworth Museum with his mother and aunt when he was about 10 years old introduced him to the work and world of Andrew Wyeth That and Winslow Homer were the rst triggers for me as a kid Don recalls A Breeze on the Sheepscott 10 x12 oil on linen 40

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Morning View from Cadillac Mountain 10 x 12 oil on linen He implored his parents to let him stay on at his grandparents place in Boothbay Harbor with his sketchbook access to his grandfather s woodworking shop and a copy of W J Aylward s Ships and How to Draw Them By the age of 12 or 13 he recalls I knew all the rigging on every one of these ships At the kitchen table of his cozy South Berwick home I am handed a copy of the picture book originally published in 1950 as part of Pitman s Practical Drawing Series In 2008 Flat Hammock Press purchased the copyright and republished it with an introduction and cover with a painting by Don coincidentally born the year Aylward passed away The softcover and Don s masterful rendering of a three masted square rigger setting sail from the East River assisted by a tug boat with the Brooklyn Bridge rising majestically in the background immediately transports the reader to an era of illustration that interpreted pivotal events and sold products in magazines such as Harper s Monthly and The Saturday Evening Post and fed childhood imaginations in Scribner s Illustrated Classics Both W J Aylward and his contemporary N C Wyeth father of Andrew were pupils of Howard Pyle and so it seems life would have been far less interesting without these artist instructors and now Don who is as committed to the evolution of his own creative process as he is to impart the value of a tradition and the honing of a craft Painting is every bit as interesting to me now as it was when I was 20 years old It s just interesting in a di erent way in an experiential emotional way now and because the landscape is something we all experience to a greater or lesser extent he said I used to be a picture maker and now I am a painter There is a big di erence As director of the American Academy of Landscape Painting Don is preparing to launch an innovative curriculum at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts in Old Lyme Connecticut this spring a response to what Don viewed as a conspicuous absence both gure and still life have their atelier traditions which was not the case for landscape and as an answer to the growing popularity of the genre He has attracted a faculty comprised of some of the most accomplished and elite painters and instructors in the country I tell my students if you get good enough at your craft you will have the possibility of making art but no guarantees Don said The way it should go Don explains is from the inside out If the gestures start from the outside they will most likely be inauthentic or have some falsehood to them Which explains Don s curriculum of 10 sequential courses intended to build skills from the foundation through advanced techniques and philosophies of painting A student of the Landscape Academy will be granted a certi cate upon successful completion of nine courses 41

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Light Beyond the Marsh 24 x 40 oil on linen The act of plein air painting in its fullest manifestation is a form of communion to me I don t mean that in the ritualistic liturgical sense it s just a connection he said And the culmination of so many hours of devotion and memory lled experiences Of the myriad canvases and studies surround him in his home and renovated studio some gifts others purchases he explains They are small portals that activate something The word souvenir in our culture is pejorative and dismissed but the French meaning is a remembrance There is nothing wrong with the word souvenir We live in a eeting experience The experience never stops unless we can arrest it somehow I love it when I hear Well you ve really captured that If you think about it I stopped that moment Don said Donald Demers paintings are on exhibit and for sale at the Gallery at Somes Sound 1112 Main St Mount Desert 207 610 4622 where there will be a solo show of his work from Aug 1 31 with a reception on Aug 6th 4 6 p m Reservations are required and may be made by calling the gallery or through their website http www galleryatsomessound com events post donald demers 42 Leaving Linekin 24 x 42 oil on linen

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A view of the gallery 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 44

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Common Loon at Nest with Chick and Egg 1964 part of the exhibit at the Wendell Gilley Museum in Southwest Harbor Photo courtesy of the Wendell Gilley Museum 45

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Seal Cove Auto Museum is automotive fun f a ages By L ri Eschholz Phot s courtesy of Seal Cove Auto Museum 1910 White steam car This is a 1910 White steam car and is the only White MM automobile left in existence A similar car was one of the rst automobiles to be used at the White House This was much more expensive and complex compared with the Stanley Locomobile Victor and other similar steamers The typical small steam carriage used about one gallon of water per mile while the larger and more powerful White achieved about ten miles to a gallon due to its steam condensing system A short 20 minute drive from Bar Harbor will take you to Tremont and the Seal Cove Auto Museum which promises something to delight everyone in your family For the kids there s exploring and riding in historical automobiles and scavenger hunts while adults can dig deeper into the history of automobiles in the museum s exhibits Seal Cove Auto Museum started as the private collection of Richard Paine a car enthusiast who spent his life building his world class collection of early Brass Era 1895 1917 automobiles The museum houses over 50 vehicles including motorcycles and motorized bikes as well as vehicles on loan Exhibits include historical information about changes in car design as well as how the automobile changed everyday life This summer s special exhibit is Engines of Change which explores how the automobile in uenced the women s su rage movement Left Speakeasy Every March during its o season the Museum harkens back to the days of the early automobile with one of its signature events the Speakeasy A 12 piece band plays tunes of the time and people cut a rug often in period costume which is welcome but not required Food drink and charity blackjack round out this fun evening Above 1907 Holsman A vehicle often referred to as a High Wheeler developed to appeal to the agricultural communities of the Midwest The appearance wheel base wheel track and other features purposely mimic the horse drawn vehicle with which these communities were familiar It has a two cylinder air cooled engine two speeds forward and rope drive Left Early Steam Car This is identi ed as a 1900 Skene steam carriage although there is the possibility that it is a Rand in either case it would have been built in Lewiston ME and it is a rare vehicle The term Steam Carriage is illustrative of the fact that in 1910 the proper descriptive name for four wheeled self propelled vehicles was in ux this car is displayed at the museum in the company of two other New England Steam Carriages a 1900 Locomobile from Bridgeport CT and a 1901 Victor from Chicopee Falls MA These earlier steam carriages have the boiler under the seat 46

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1908 REO The initials stand for Ransom Eli Olds This is from the second automobile brand founded by Olds who was a pioneer in the development of the American automobile industry By the time this vehicle was sold it was nearly obsolete with its single cylinder engine This obsolescence may account for this car s remarkable original condition and the fact that it runs While we do not give rides in this car we do use it frequently to show visitors how the engine runs and we let them help us start it up By 1908 the Ford Model T was in production with its four cylinder engine and other remarkable innovations Cars like this REO illustrate the relatively new antique automobile ethic they are only original once The automobile then new technology helped women assert their independence and transformed women s roles in American society communities and households To assert their right to vote women harnessed the power and reach of the automobile to spread their message through automobile tours parades and cross country publicity drives said Curator of Education Jenna Beaulieu The exhibit will feature many stories of su ragists but focus on Alice Burke and Neil Richardson of New York who in 1916 drove 10 700 miles in 178 days in a 1916 Saxon motor car promoting women s su rage A replica of the car and their roadside campsite will be included in the exhibit All summer the museum will also host a variety of fun events for the public including a monthly family movie night called Reels and Wheels in collaboration with Bar Harbor movie theater Reel Pizza a Senior Mixer with food drinks and music the annual public appearance of automotive author Tom Cotter monthly Cars and Co ee when people can bring in their own cars to show o Friday Ride Days when you can ride in vintage cars scavenger hunts and special programs for the kids and the annual Car B Que a barbecue concert and car show event We have so many fun things planned this year said interim director Bill Barter We also have beautiful grounds that overlook Acadia National Park this is a great place for a family picnic Seal Cove Auto Museum is open daily from 10 a m to 5 p m May 1 to Oct 31 then by special appointment only on Mondays and Tuesdays Nov 1 to April 30 Admission is 10 for adults 8 seniors over 62 and veterans and free for children under 18 For more information visit www sealcoveautomuseum org or you can nd them on Facebook and Instagram Nestled up to Acadia National Park on the Quietside of Mount Desert Island in Maine the Seal Cove Auto Museum showcases a superb collection of Brass Era autos their stories and history and o ers programs and events that are fun original and enriching 47

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Obadiah Bue uid Sculptures in a F mer Qua y By Kate O Hall ran Phot s courtesy of Stone Designs Obadiah Buell The road to the Granite Garden Gallery winds through pine woods from the town of Sullivan As you turn o Whales Back Road at the entrance you are welcomed by a remarkable array of stone sculptures from the monumental to the whimsical They are all the work of Obadiah Buell owner of Stone Designs and the Granite Garden Gallery an outdoor sculpture garden The property was once a granite quarry In the 1800s quarrying granite was an important industry in Maine with more than 150 quarries employing thousands of workers Six of those quarries were located in or around Sullivan During the 20th Century as reinforced concrete and steel replaced granite as a building material the quarries were abandoned Obadiah Buell was born on the edge of one of these abandoned granite quarries just down the road from his current home His father Dave was a poet and musician and mother Liz was a calligrapher and illustrator Inspired by the ideas of the back to the land movement they came to Sullivan in the 1960s in search of a self su cient rural life They bought an abandoned quarry built a cabin from salvaged materials and home schooled their three children The children worked alongside their parents to make a living from the land growing Christmas trees raising trout making reworks producing reworks shows and working with the granite remnants on the property 48

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Along with his parents Obadiah was introduced to stone carving techniques by a stonecutter they met at the Common Ground Fair The rst granite sculpture garden was created to display stonework and sculptures made by family members and other local artists In his 20s Obadiah left Maine to expand his horizons He spent several years working at a farm school in Massachusetts and traveling to other parts of the world Then in 2002 Obadiah came back to Sullivan and bought a quarry of his own Since then he s been hard at work bringing to life his own vision of a creative sustainable lifestyle Tall and rangy with a welcoming smile Obadiah is a exible thinker and creative problem solver He is passionate about everything he has created on his property including the organic garden that provides much of his food and the network of trails which visitors are encouraged to explore And then there s the granite A self taught craftsman Obadiah uses stone remnants left behind by quarry workers a century ago to create the sculptures that enhance the tranquil landscape His work covers a wide range of sizes and styles In some of Obadiah s monumental sculptures the stone seems to be minimally worked formed from raw chunks of quarried blocks Other pieces are carved to suggest natural forms a leaf a shell while still others are polished to enhance the natural colors within the stone Obadiah s understanding of his material enables him to create unlikely juxtapositions a 10 foot long sh composed of huge stone chunks that appears to oat on the surface of a pond a dark stone spiral balanced e ortlessly on a rough gray boulder a stone sailboat perched on a stone wave with glimpses of the quarry pond visible through the trees behind Obadiah also creates landscape pieces such as benches and stone slab bridges as well as household items and jewelry Obadiah s work is informed by his travels The spirals twists sinuous curves and sh tails are reminiscent of the Maori carvings he saw in New Zealand The gural stacked stone pieces are inspired by the inukshuk of northern Canada Other stacked stone pieces are reminiscent of the sculptural forms of the dolmens Obadiah saw in Ireland megalithic stone structures with huge angled capstones Although neither inukshuk nor dolmens use mortar or other fasteners Obadiah drills the stones and inserts metal pins to support his sculptures Obadiah is also committed to preserving the history and techniques of quarrying and stone work In 2019 he founded the Granite Art Garden a nonpro t organization whose goal is to promote history art and sustainability He introduced the Granite Art Garden with Quarry Fest a celebration of his parents legacy that o ered games demonstrations music and reworks It was such a success that he plans to make it an annual event Stone Designs and the Granite Garden Gallery are located at 228 Whales Back Road Sullivan 207 664 9951 For more information visit the website at https www stonedesignss com Stone Furnishings for Home Garden 228 Whales Back Rd Sullivan 207 664 9951 obiebuell75 gmail com www stonedesignss com 49

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Wine Spir s Wine making pioneers guide Bartlett Winery Distillery into its 38th year By Kate Shaffer Phot s courtesy of Bartle Winery On an August evening sometime in the early 1980s Bob Bartlett was sipping a glass of wine at a Blaine House reception It was his wine crafted from Maine grown fruits at his edgling winery in Gouldsboro and as identi able to him as an infant would be to any parent But when asked by a fellow guest which of his varieties they were sampling he was embarrassed to admit that he could not identify it I knew it was mine Bob recounts but I just couldn t put my nger on which one At the time the state was trying to promote Maine agriculture Bob explains Bob and his wife Kathe had just opened their winery and Gov Joseph Brennan invited them down to the Blaine House the residence for Maine s governors for a special reception where their wines would be served On a hunch Bob wandered back into the kitchen and discovered that the catering sta had decanted the wine into pitchers separated not by varietal but by color all the reds into one pitcher and all the whites into another Bob laughed it o It was early days in Maine he says Bob a native of Detroit had spent summers in Midcoast Maine as a child and always wanted to come back to the state to live By the early 70s Bob had built a successful career as both a glass artist and in environmental design but was ready for a change After going back to school for wine making he and his wife Kathe started exploring the idea of moving to Maine and starting a winery In 1975 the couple did just that At rst we tried growing grapes Bob says But when that didn t work the couple decided to try making high quality dry fruit wines from fruits that were already growing well in Maine It was a stupid business idea Bob says explaining that there was zero demand for fruit wine at the time There were no other commercial wineries in Maine and it wasn t even legal to operate a tasting room But the Bartletts were determined to build a life for themselves in the state they loved So they started experimenting with fruit that was literally right outside their door wild Maine blueberries Meanwhile Bob began to design and then to build the winery and tasting room After all he thought if they were going to try to make and sell fruit wines they would rst need a way of getting people to try them I actually wrote the legislation that made tasting room legal Bob says And when the bill became law in 1983 Bartlett Winery was ready with their rst bottles They opened their tasting room doors that same year with 600 gallons of ve di erent wines made from blueberries apples and pears And they sold out in two weeks The next year they doubled production and every year after that At the winery s most productive period they were making about 8 000 to10 000 cases or 19 000 to 24 000 gallons annually Beginning their journey Kathe spreads freshly harvested wild Maine blueberries onto the sorting belt 50

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Which is a lot of wine for a small winery in Downeast Maine But as the winery s reputation has grown and the wines keep winning awards year after year the Bartlett s have resisted pressure to industrialize and increase production Bob says they d rather keep it small and local with a focus on experimentation These days the winery makes about 3 000 cases of wine and has expanded into distilling Currently they produce small batches of pear eau de vie apple brandy pear brandy raspberry geist and a rum made with organic molasses As an industry pioneer Bob says he s humbled by the radical growth in wine making and distilling in Maine and notes that it s gratifying to see the amount of support there is for newcomers I started with a certain amount of ignorance Bob says But we had a passion and a doggedness that s important to have in business If we had listened to everyone else we might not have done it Bob looks up from Lola and smiles with the thrill of the still The Bartlett tasting room is open June October and by appointment in the o season They are located in Gouldsboro at 161 Chicken Mill Pond Road and may be reached at 207 546 2408 Visit their website www bartlettwinery com Due to COVID restrictions please call the winery for sales pickups and updated tasting room information Beautiful owers o er a warm welcome to the Tasting Room Left Meet Lola our custom hand crafted copper still imported from Germany 51

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Winter Harb Music Festival By Sonja O Donnell Phot s courtesy of the Winter Harb r Music Festival Ever since Deiran Manning became Executive Director of the Winter Harbor Music Festival in 2016 according to Artistic Director and Founder Deirdre McArdle there have been amazing changes to a classical music program that began in 2009 and remains deeply rooted in one of Maine s iconic coastal communities Deiran is currently quadruple timing an impressive artistic career as a member of the faculty of the Brooklyn Conservatory as the conductor of Gilbert and Sullivan s Mikado on Long Island and as a performer in a Bronx Opera s production Bartered Bride This evening he is home again and about to accompany on piano fellow baritone Henry Hortsmann for the evening s performance of Schubert s Winterreise a kick o to the Winter Harbor Music Festival s inaugural First Friday concert series It is an unseasonably mild March evening for Downeast not quite the backdrop to the winter journey Deiran imagined when he made the selection Yet it is part of an inspiring vision The piece tonight is pretty obscure for kids to listen to Deiran explains but one of my goals is to get children and their parents to come to these performances To that end recordings were shared with the after school arts program so that if the children do come to the performance they will recognize it Dierdre adds They plan to do the same for every concert A large part of the audience base for classical music is older and there are not a lot of young kids being incorporated or sought out for that Deiran laments It s important for classical music to keep going and survive Practicing for a concert at Hammond Hall in Winter Harbor are quintet members Carol Wincence utist with left to right Gary Kosloski Anatole Wieck Je rey Chow and Braden McConnell 52

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Partnering with Schoodic Arts for All steward of Hammond Hall home to a rare 1924 Steinway concert grand piano the Winter Harbor Music Festival is now a blanket term for a year long series of inclusive classical music programming in addition to the expanded two week summer festival A lot of stu comes out of those two weeks Deiran explains Ever since we had our chamber concerts here the whole place has felt like it has been set for an opera he said The backstage o ers changing dressing and costume storage rooms with a stage manager s booth light and tech equipment completing the 1903 former town hall s impressive acoustics A fully equipped kitchen makes possible the irresistible eat perform go home community sing events Carol Wincenc Abagail Krieger and Deirdre McArdle perform a trio at Hammond Hall Three seasons ago the opera program was added to the orchestra program with the 2020 bill to feature Rossini s Barber of Seville a sort of storyline prequel to Mozart s Marriage of Figaro planned for 2021 And at some point Deiran admits I d even like to mount a performance of Die Fledermaus opera on New Year s I can t believe he does this Deirdre interjects Deiran s passion energy and expertise masterfully condense a professional opera company s normal rehearsal schedule of six weeks into two for a cast of performers and musicians of all ages and levels of experience Founded on the belief that everyone has something to teach and to learn even those with no experience whatsoever are o ered a schedule that encourages participation Time is managed di erently with only a few obligations each day Deiran explains When I was younger I felt like I spent the whole year at school and did not want to go to school in summer and so I wanted to create a program like this that didn t feel like school that felt like something enjoyable not didactic One of the things I can say we have accomplished Deirdre o ers is we have integrated Maine musicians and students from the University of Maine with New York musicians and students and it has been very bene cial for their careers I feel really good about that Above Two priests Nathan Krishnaswami and John Cunningham from Mozart s The Magic Flute prepare Tamino Omar Bowey for his trials Left Sir Joseph Port Deiran Manning from HMS Pinafore and his able bodied seamen Ross Schwaber Irv Hogkins and John Cunningham perform an opera ashmob in Corea Maine For more information on the Winter Harbor Music Festival email them at winterharbormusicfestival gmail com or by calling 917 238 0819 Or contact Schoodic Arts for All at www schoodicartsforall org or by calling 207 963 2569 53

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Winter Harbor MORE THAN JUST A PARK When arriving in Winter Harbor TURN RIGHT when you see the agpole for PUBLIC RESTROOMS INFORMATION SHOPPING EATERIES 1 Schoodic Therapeutics Day Spa Therapy Center Our local massage therapist o ering world class service Customized experience extraordinary results Online bookings 303 Main St 207 387 0767 2 whopaints Studio Gallery stroll down the hill to a working art studio to see original paintings in 5 mediums The garden walk will transport you 316 Main St 207 963 2076 3 Winter Harbor 5 10 Only 5 10 left in Maine Featured in the Smithsonian Magazine Everything from A to Z aspirin to zippers 349 Main St 207 963 7929 4 J M Gerrish Downtown s cornerstone for over 110 years Sidewalk dining breakfast lunch ice cream bar and bakery Friendliest place in town 352 Main St 207 963 7000 5 Nib Thimble We may be small and new to town but our selection of Artisan made items is unique and a ordable Be prepared to be surprised 355 Main St 860 304 5951 6 Artisans Antiques Unique blend of 19 Maine Artisans and 2 antique dealers Always something new always something old In the heart of downtown 357 Main St 207 963 2400 7 Bar Harbor Bank Trust Find out what a truly local bank can do for you Where the tellers smile and you are only a stranger once ATM 385 Main St 207 963 5800 8 Winter Harbor Lobster Co op Shop where the locals get their lobsters and seafood Lobstermen and women owned From their boat to you Can t be any fresher can t be any better Behind the bank 207 963 5857 9 Works of Hand Worth the walk to discover and enjoy the mixture of fun campy and exquisite items collected from near and far Stroll our gardens 424 Main St Across from Hammond Hall 207 963 7900 10 Schoodic Arts For All The artistic lifeblood of the Peninsula Voted Best in Maine Live performances classes and gallery showings in Historic Hammond Hall 427 Main St 207 963 2569 55

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Relationships fuel L e eld Ga ery By Lo i Eschh lz Ph tos by Jane Littlefield Ask Jane Little eld what makes her art gallery special and she s quick to tell you the relationships Jane and her husband Kelly opened Little eld Gallery in Winter Harbor 12 years ago after collecting art for almost 30 years Both school teachers she in English he in history they worked second jobs to a ord their art collection We got to know so many artists from seeing them at galleries When we opened the gallery with no experience in the art business and no art backgrounds we were still able to get the best artists because they knew we were serious about art and had a sincere love for the art they produce Jane said We re so lucky with the artists who show here They re wonderful artists but they re also good people We have a reciprocal appreciation for each other The Little eld Gallery represents about 35 Maine contemporary artists both abstract and representational in the rst two oors of what is also the couple s home with sculpture in the surrounding yard and a separate outer gallery for special exhibitions Art is hung just like it would be in any house which includes in the bathroom or over the washer dryer something Jane said helps people imagine what a piece would look like in their home It s a gathering place There s a dining table and it s surrounded by art We invite people to sit down and have a cup of co ee It lends itself to relationship building Jane said Because many of the artists live within driving distance clients sometimes have the opportunity to meet the artists and talk with them about their work People love to ask questions of artists Art has more meaning once you make a human connection with the artist It truly is all about the relationships It s integral to what s happening here continued on page 58 Five shows each featuring one painter and one sculptor are exhibited in the outer gallery throughout the season Above James Linehan s oil on canvas Big Schoodic takes center stage Sculptor Mark Herrington s Texture in Time enhances the appreciation of stone 56

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continued from page 56 Paintings and sculpture range from highly representational to Daniel Anselmi s artistpainted paper collage abstractions and Mark Herrington s creations with stone The rst two oors of the house gallery showcase a diversity of work in various mediums by 35 Maine artists Jane said they have built relationships with artists and clients who over the years have become friends Their clients come from all over the country many of them coming back to visit year after year That s how we ve grown We ve become a destination point It s not just people driving through Winter Harbor who decide to stop in Jane said We have artists that show in San Francisco and who teach at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts And then they show in little Winter Harbor Maine too Little eld Gallery has ve shows a season in its outer gallery building This season kicks o with David Estey Improvisations from May 22 June 22 An improvisational painter from Belfast Maine Estey draws on his Maine background for his works After that there are two group shows Sarah Faragher Joseph Haroutunian and Mark Herrington Surpassing the Ordinary from June 22 July 19 and Marc Leavitt Joan Freiman and Hugh Lassen from July 20 Aug 16 The season nishes out with Scott Baltz s solo show Aug 17 Sept 13 and nally Caren Marie Michel and Dan West Sept 14 Oct 12 Little eld Gallery is open daily from 11 a m to 5 30 p m May 26 through Oct 12 and yearround by appointment at 145 Main St in Winter Harbor It can be found online at www little eldgallery com and on Facebook and Instagram Jane and Kelly can be reached at 207 963 6005 and 207 838 4174 and by email at info little eldgallery com Left Sculpture is an integral part of the gallery experience both inside and outside Hugh Lassen s Incumbent Form was created with a unique hybrid of slate that is indigenous to Western Maine The large pieces of sculpture surrounding the three story house act as landmarks for visitors nding their way through Winter Harbor to Schoodic Point Right Planes Form graces the blueberry barrens last fall at sculptor Hugh Lassen s studio in Cherry eld Hugh s sculpture will be featured in the gallery s July 20 August 16 exhibition with Marc Leavitt s textural ower abstractions and Joan Freiman s loosely painted landscapes SPECIAL NOTE at press time we learned the Little eld Gallery is one of the top ve galleries nominated for Best Gallery in Maine by Down East magazine The winner for this year will be announced at the end of August The Little eld Gallery was chosen Best Gallery in Maine for both 2017 and 2018 Congratulations to Jane and Kelly Little eld 58

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U S Be s Celebrates 50 years By Dawn Lamoureux Crocker Phot s by Dawn Lamoureux Crocker courtesy of U S Bells Triple Wind Bell photo courtesy of U S Bells While traveling coastal Route 1 in scenic Hancock County take the time to travel o the beaten path on Route 186 and visit Watering Cove Studios home of U S Bells Foundry in Prospect Harbor This year 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the foundry where owner Richard Fisher has been keeping alive this vanishing craft of making bells in the sand cast method U S Bells is one of just a small number of traditional foundries remaining in the United States Richard began making his bells using hammered and welded pieces of sheet metal The result was a quirky raw bell with a mellow cowbell tone He began selling his bells from a pushcart in Copley Square in the early 1970 s I never had a plan one thing led to another Richard said Realizing the limitations of his original steel bell design he turned his sights on casting bronze bells that would allow for a broader range of tones After a visit to Maine to see his sister who lives in Lubec he and his wife purchased the 60 acre property in Prospect Harbor around 1975 and opened their foundry in 1982 When visiting the foundry visitors are given a glimpse of the production Glowing molten bronze reaching temperatures over 2000 degrees Fahrenheit is carefully poured into the sand molds These molds are designed and sketched by Richard on a wooden template Sand is packed in a special mold that the bronze is poured into Shortly thereafter the mold is cracked open and reveals a rough model of the bell that will later be polished to perfection Talent abounds at Watering Cove Studios for this is a family a air Son Tim Fisher oversees management of the foundry and creates unique and beautiful furniture and designs accessories for the bells in his wood shop Richard s wife Cindy is a talented quilter and her gorgeous quilts hang in the shop His daughter in law Liza is a potter and her amazing wood red kiln produces a warm natural result drawing on designs from nature The talent doesn t stop there Tim and Liza s children Ada and Jack help in the summer and Ada has a line of felted bracelets she sells in the shop Left Pouring molten bronze into sand molds Photo by Dawn Lamoureux Crocker Right Un nished bells still attached to the pouring gates Photo by Dawn Lamoureux Crocker 59

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Original pushcart from 1970 Photo courtesy of U S Bells Richard s early welded steel bells Photo by Dawn Lamoureux Crocker What began as a small operation peddling bells 50 years ago has become a reputable and solid family business producing a highly recognized product Richard indicated that his bells have been shipped world wide When I asked to see a picture of his original model he kindly obliged to climb into his storage loft and dug out two of his original models to show me Steel hammered or sand cast both models are a beautiful extension of an artist with great talent and appreciation for his art form U S Bells Watering Cove Studios is located at 56 West Bay Road Prospect Harbor Their collective works can be found in their shop in Prospect Harbor direct mail and online through their website www wateringcovestudios com For more information about ordering or visiting the foundry for a tour call 207 963 7184 email info usbells com or visit the website www usbells com Left Chime of Four Wind Bell Photo by Dawn Lamoureux Crocker Right Richard rings his 12 Estate Bell Photo courtesy of U S Bells 60

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Carbone connects people and nature rou sculpture By A lene Benham Phot s courtesy of sculpt r Ray Carbone Inspired by shapes and colors in the natural world Steuben sculptor Ray Carbone hopes his work will encourage others to enjoy and protect nature He works in wood stone and bronze creating interpretive and abstract sculptures for indoors and out as well as ne furniture and cabinetry Heron white pine oil paint life size Ray moved to Maine from Massachusetts in the early 1970s I arrived with 800 and a truckload of salvaged antique material he recalled then built his own house and shop He did a variety of work at the time including carpentry and clam digging moving into self taught woodwork and a career making craftsman cabinets tables and other abstract contemporary furniture Tables are his favorite furniture especially using interesting and unique cuts of wood Shape and grain are important and he enhances some pieces with patterns such as birds ying out of the end of a table He said it s taken a lifetime to develop his own skill and style but I ve made a lot of beautiful custom work He partners with Geo Zentz in Goose Island woodworks which provides cabinetry furniture woodworking and special projects such as the black locust bridge at Coastal Maine Botanical Garden in Boothbay An inspiration for his furniture is George Nakashima an architect and designer whose sculptural furniture used live edges holes and wood people wouldn t call furniture grade and is now highly valued The carving and sculpture had early beginnings At age 10 Ray started carving in his own little workshop sharing space with his mother who designed dresses In uences included the Boy Scouts and outdoorsy uncles He carved animals and Scout related things and it got in my blood he said Growing up he stopped carving for a while but began again upon arriving in Maine and he still has the childhood workbench He started showing and selling his work in galleries in 1980 and opened his own gallery 15 years ago on Pigeon Hill Cove in Steuben Ray s captivated by the beauty and resilience of birds which he calls inspiring creatures accessible to everyone While he sometimes looks for wood or stone to t an idea more often a piece of wood will suggest a shape He uses locally sourced wood like white cedar white pine and maple and he looks for pieces that have grain or color that will ow like feathers which he doesn t carve or grain that is oriented the right way for a bird s bill The shapes are representational abstracts seeking to capture the motion and spirit of a bird with its posture limiting the realistic detail to the eyes and beak Not everyone can dig abstract sculpture he said but everyone can recognize a bird It s a form I adopted to connect with nature and to connect my carvings to people who appreciate the natural world He hopes people will enjoy his work and be inspired in turn to try to safe guard nature Some of his work involves more abstract shapes often inspired by scraps from Goose Island Woodworks sawmill Some really cool things come o the mill that would otherwise be thrown away he said Bronze requires a much more intensive process but these pieces also begin with original wood carvings to capture detail They are taken to Somerset Sculpture Foundry in Bath where a two part Heron cast bronze from the original wood carving life size silicone and plaster mold is made Through lost wax casting a technique thousands of years old a hollow wax replica is made in that mold The wax is encased in a silica shell and then baked out Bronze at 2100 degrees is poured in and gases escape then the casing is cracked o The hollow bronze sculpture is sandblasted for a smooth nish and here Ray does any needed detailing adding or removing bits of bronze Patina is created by repeatedly applying chemicals and heat Finally the cooled sculpture gets a coat of wax and it s good for 10 000 years Ray said Each piece gets a unique base if one was not part of the mold Ray is a member of several art ad craft guilds and has won awards for his interpretive pieces He is currently focusing on outdoor sculpture His work may be viewed at Gleason Fine Art in Boothbay Harbor and through June LaCombe Sculpture in Pownal For more information on Ray s work and gallery at Pigeon Hill Cove visit www raycarbonesculptor com see more sculptures by Ray on page 80 61

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Cranbe y farming at Lynch Hi Farms By Nancy English Phot s by Courntey Hammond and Anna Emerson Of Lynch Hill Farms 200 acres approximately 5 5 are devoted to growing cranberries Courtney Hammond the extended family s cranberry farmer has mastered this demanding crop grown in sand on top of beds of clay Along the way to responding to the weather and other uncontrollable phenomena that a ect the cranberries he developed a taste for them I eat an obscene amount of cranberries every day he said The berries in his own crop are a uniform deep pink and dark red unlike the multi hued crops you might see in a commercial harvest That color is one thing among others that he has learned to deepen And so is the sweetness so don t worry that he s eating sour fruit By the end of the season the Brix count is almost as high as the blueberries he said The Brix count measures fruit sweetness They are tart but sweeter than you might imagine as I con rmed while writing this and snacking on cranberries Ordered from the farm in January they had been stored for more than two months after harvest but almost all were rm crunchy ringing with tangy acidity Fiber and Vitamin C augment the snack s moral boost And the proanthocyanidins seem to be the source of the berries protection against urinary tract infections But the last word on their medicinal value await further research Lynch Hill Farms also cultivates wild blueberries and has developed a good reputation for its harvest of fresh tiny clean berries full of avor and all the nutrients they have become famous for From the beginning of August to Labor Day the Lynch Hill Farms blueberry elds are carefully hand raked the berries distributed to local restaurants with just a part of the crop brought to a blueberry processor to freeze and none of it mechanically harvested Starting Columbus Day the cranberry elds take up the pickers labors and the harvest extends through November Starting a cranberry eld is painstaking work at the beginning requiring hand weeding until the vines spread out and pressed down into the bed take root and become established But once the vines proliferate the weeds are naturally kept down Cranberries ower in July Courtney said and the ower looks like a crane s head dropping on vertical stems The blossom starts pink and gradually pales to white the petals drop and a small green fruit starts to swell on the stem with leaves just a quarter of an inch long Cranberries in early season ripening in the sun Photo by Courtney Hammond 62 Courtney used a laser level to make sure the underlying clay beds of each of the cranberry beds were perfectly at because any lower lying spots could allow fungus to take hold of the ripe berries when they are ooded in the fall to protect them from early frosts Five to six inches of sand are

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spread on top of the clay and a drainage channel is etched around the perimeter The only insect enemy is the black headed re worm Courtney said They can reproduce three or four times in a year and if they do you can lose everything And we have Spraying against this modest looking end is careful and limited Other chemical interventions are also conservative Courtney said with organic sulfur added to keep the sand as acidic as the plants like The sandwiched construction of the cranberry beds allows Courtney to ood and drain the berry elds when the weather starts to get cold Once the berries are coated with ice they are protected from freezing The cold is an ally in the last stages of ripening turning the small hard berries the deep crimson that makes them stars of the holiday dinner plates The lower and lower temperatures make the berries a deep deep red Courtney said The cranberries are all dry harvested with 50 year old mechanical pickers that resemble a comb The berries are dropped into a box while a fan blows o the tiny leaves The cranberries are sold locally online and to area Maine wild blueberries at the peak of readiness stores including Hannaford Supermarkets and keep well for four to ve Photo by Courtney Hammond months in storage Customers who are lucky enough to be able to drive to the farm store can buy ve or 10 pound boxes to use in smoothies cakes In the 1950s after Courtney s grandfather Elijah had remu ns and sauce turned from World War II he started a gas station and bought Lynch Hill with its blueberry elds named it for one of Harrington s earliest settlers John F Lynch who was eking out a living in the early 1800s until he became a customs agent for the federal government enforcing the rst sh and game laws The farm branched out into cranberries in the late 1980s after Courtney s father left his work as a high school teacher and joined the family business Today the Hammond family businesses include an oil delivery business a native grape crop holiday balsam wreaths and also a shiitake mushroom growing business with local restaurants among the steady buyers as well as their mainstays blueberries and cranberries Count on them to keep elaborating the products starting with a ne Organic shiitake mushrooms ready for harvest Photo by Courtney Hammond blueberry jam The entrepreneurial family makes cranberry sauce and cranberry vinegar spiced with cinnamon and cloves and sweetened that could jazz up a pork roast gravy or a roasted squash salad But the fresh berries are wonderful added to a pan for de glazing after cooking pork chops popping the heat as the sauce swirls or in addition to apples in a crisp They are available in season at their store Rte 1A in Harrington or online at lynchhillfarms com Above Bob and Courtney Hammond during wet cranberry harvest Photo by Anna Emerson Left Cranberry wet harvest Cranberries have been corralled and will be pumped from the bog Photo by Anna Emerson 63

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Art of Acadia 1543 Port Road Starboard Maine 04655 Boldcoastmaine gmail com 207 259 6360 Artists Ann and Paul Breeden 19 Willow Brook Lane Sullivan Maine 04664 springwoodsgallery com 207 422 3007 64 Raising Heritage Breeds on the Bold Coast of Maine Starboard Farm ORGANIC FAMILY FARM

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Potter celebrates 50 years in Downeast Maine By Christina T ee Phot s courtesy of Columbia Falls Po ery April working in her studio April Adams paints on a chalky surface frequently one that s curved and di cult to manage Once the brush lands on the piece you re committed to that mark she says Each pottery piece is thrown or hand built hand painted and then red in her kiln No stencils or decals are used I love every step of the process April says It s happy work Her bright delicately decorated Columbia Falls Pottery comes in an array of useful shapes lamps and sugar bowls tide clocks platters and many more as well as Delft style tiles and murals all displayed in her Machias shop studio It s an exceptional nd that s easy to miss Look for the three story green building with window boxes brimming with geraniums and petunias It s just after Route 1 crosses the Machias River bridge where the road curves and enters the downtown Columbia Falls Pottery comes in a dozen major patterns with themes and colors drawn from the local landscape lupines and ferns pine cones and blueberries lady slippers and more The shop also showcases bronze nish sculptural and bas relief castings by Dana McEacharn These depict lobstering sardine processing and other traditional local industries Left Sculptor Dana McEacharn Right The lupine is one of Columbia Falls Pottery s most popular designs 65

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Born in Bangor April grew up in the Portland area and studied ne art at the Portland School of Art now called the Maine College of Art discovering pottery in 1970 her senior year I loved it she says adding that she saw a career path there At the time there were only a half dozen established potters in the state of Maine but the 70s saw a major uptick of interest in all things handcrafted April married a fellow potter and moved to rural Limington some 30 miles west of Portland They bought an antique cape o the grid surrounded by pine woods and lived the self su cient young artists life Things changed Her husband left April joined the Maine Potters Market Co op in Portland s Old Port learning to run a shop Then the 80s real estate boom hit Limington Her house was on a dead end road but a nearby 50 acre development was rumored to be in the works She sold her home and studio Above Columbia Falls Pottery s Pine Cone pattern I knew that I wanted to be on the coast and near Route 1 so I kept coming north until I could a ord the real estate April says In the village of Columbia Falls just o Route 1 she found not only a house but also a classic Victorian former general store It is located next to the Ruggles House a Federal style mansion built in 1818 with a ying staircase and superb woodwork This architectural gem is regularly open for tours and attracts visitors from throughout the country Over the next 28 years Columbia Falls Pottery ourished and became a favorite stop for Washington County residents and visitors alike Love intervened April took a tai chi class from Dana McEacharn and in due time they married which she describes as the best thing that ever happened to me Now we work as a team she says He is better at building the at pieces But I still do all the painting The one sticking point Dana a Machias native didn t want to move 18 miles down Route 1 Columbia Falls Pottery moved to Machias It s slow around here in winter April says People tend to come in only for special occasion gifts but in summer many people from away stop into the shop They come from all walks of life and she loves to hear their opinions about the area and about her work I m a careful listener she says Talking with April and seeing her work in person gives patrons something special they can t buy on the internet Back at home in cities and towns throughout the country that lupine painted sugar bowl and mug still evoke the warm smile of the person who created it Pottery is a conversation between friends April says Columbia Falls Pottery is located at 4 Main St Machias It is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a m 5 p m in season and by chance or appointment o season 207 255 2716 and be sure to check out their website at www columbiafallspottery com Above Sardine Packer by Dana McEacharn Right Columbia Falls Pottery s Fern pattern 66

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eserving her age breeds on a sustainable farm By A lene Benham Phot s by Dawn Marie Lamoureux Crocker Dawn Marie Lamoureux Crocker wears many hats from sheep farmer to soap maker market gardener to educator and she hopes to weave all of these activities into a cohesive whole at Starboard Farm located near Jasper Beach The farm is the only registered breeder of Olde English Babydoll sheep in Washington County and one of two in Maine Ancestors of today s larger Southdowns miniature Babydolls originated in the 1700s but were almost extinct by the late 1980s because they produce very little meat Between 1986 and 1991 350 sheep with original bloodlines were located and a registry was established with genetic and conformation requirements They re wonderful little weeders Dawn said They love all the weeds any other sheep would turn up their nose at without harming other vegetation and they improve property and soil integrity through grazing and fertilizing They can eliminate invasive weeds within a week or so and have even been used to clear powerline corridors Their compact size similar to a Labrador retriever makes them popular with 4H members With a master s degree in Environmental Science focusing on the environmental impact and management of farming practices Dawn s dream is to build a permaculture homestead she can retire on For a small acreage Babydolls really t the bill She began with two sheep today there are two rams and nine ewes the maximum capacity for the six acres Five to eight lambs are born each year generally sold to hand spinners and people interested in specialty wool or preservation of the breed Last year for the rst time some were sold as 4H show sheep to a buyer who drove all the way from Pennsylvania 67

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Following her interest in rare breeds Dawn also has French Dewlap Toulouse geese Emery Penciled Runner ducks and a variety of heritage breed chickens for organic eggs meat chickens will be added this year Dawn learns a lot from fellow farmers She does 95 percent of the needed veterinary care my husband manages the rams due to temperament and strength She added that they are far enough from large animal veterinarians that waiting for one might mean it s too late This interest began early in her life she recalls watching All Creatures Great and Small on PBS as a child When one of their rams got terribly sick and hadn t eaten for four days she remembered an episode in which the vets gave stout to a sick ram They tried it and he was up in an hour Now he gets one a month Her worst challenge was a birth where the lamb s leg was behind its head You have to be brave and stick your hand in places you never thought you d stick it she said It was very scary and I didn t think either ewe or lamb would make it but she was able to reach into the birth canal and reposition the lamb successfully Along with the sheep came an interest in spinning Babydolls wool has great loft with a high micron count like cashmere The farm sells mill spun yarns hand dyed and spun wool roving and raw eece Deliciously soft farm blend yarn Down East Maine grown wool With a state licensed kitchen they produce jams jellies and pickles Soaps are a side business They also have blueberry elds and are working with the Natural Resources Conservation Service to establish a high tunnel greenhouse which will extend the growing season for tomatoes and greens We just keep growing she said Truly the goal of the farm is preservation of the heritage breeds while creating a permaculture model where all facets contribute in a positive and bene cial way to the environment and reducing our carbon footprint in the process Soap and wool products are available through Dawn s Etsy shop Columbia Falls and Machias River general stores and Port O Call in Bucksport To limit contamination the farm is not open to drop in guests but visits can be arranged in advance For more information visit www facebook com StarboardFarmLLC www etsy com shop StarboardFarm or email boldcoastme gmail com Owner operator pictured with one of her prize ewes Spinning wool outside in the summer 68 Oona grazing with Orla her new lamb

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Clamming with Basil 28 x 24 acrylic on panel by James O Neil James O Neil stands outside his gallery on North Lubec Road in Lubec James O Neil A landscape of his own By Kate O Hall ran Phot s courtesy of the artist James O Neil Artist James O Neil who opened the eponymous James O Neil Gallery in 2017 says I always wanted to have an outlet where I could talk to people for more than a minute or two At openings in galleries you talk to a lot of people but it s always very quick Having his own gallery space gives James the opportunity to connect with the people who come in to see his work Originally from the Boston area James studied at the Massachusetts College of Art He then worked with contemporary artist William Maynard and spent a year at the Gloucester Academy of Fine Art under the direction of American Impressionist John Terelak James was drawn to the meeting of sea and land that he saw on Cape Cod He was also drawn to the Maine landscape that he saw in other artists work While training as an illustrator he studied Robert McCloskey s picture book Blueberries for Sal set in a town on Penobscot Bay James was also inspired by Andrew Wyeth whose best known paintings were set in Cushing Maine James traveled to Cushing and was struck by the way the landscape was both expressed and transformed by Wyeth s vision James rst came to Downeast Maine in the early 1980s when he house sat on Campobello Island Canada which can be reached by a bridge from Lubec Throughout that winter James explored the Lubec area and was captivated by what he saw He returned to Cape Cod with enough paintings for two hugely successful one man shows one in Cape Cod and one at the Miller Gallery in Cincinnati Ohio which still represents him today The shows provided James with the means to buy his own place in Maine Since then he has lived and worked in Lubec Back Shore Study 4 x 8 acrylic on panel by James O Neil 69

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James s studio is housed in the same building as his gallery In the light lled space on the second oor the artist is surrounded by paintings completed paintings ready for framing works in progress and small studies done in preparation for larger pieces James works in both acrylic and egg tempera two water based media with very di erent properties In egg tempera the artist must prepare the paint from scratch every day mixing egg yolk with pigment to the desired consistency The paint cannot be applied thickly but must be built up in multiple layers Because it dries to the touch very rapidly egg tempera cannot be physically blended on the surface and brush strokes cannot be reworked The ne lines and multiple layers promote optical mixing when two colors placed side by side combine in the view s eye to produce a third color Each successive layer a ects and is a ected by the underlying layers James explains that because he trained as an illustrator with strong drawing skills the linear aspect of egg tempera made it a natural transition for him Now after years of working with this often temperamental medium James has a strong sense of the nature of the medium He says Egg tempera keeps you on your toes It won t let you stray you can t get too experimental without consequences It s not as forgiving as acrylic Using acrylics you can change a painting halfway through to develop a whole di erent painting You can t really do that in egg tempera Along the Fundy Coast 24 x 48 acrylic on panel by James O Neil James uses both media to create shimmering paintings of the glacial littoral of the Northeast Looking at his paintings the viewer can almost feel the texture of the rocks hear the sound of the waves However while James s paintings are realistic they are not necessarily real The painter takes elements from di erent views and combines them to create a landscape all his own He says Sometimes I ll use a speci c house but then I ll put it in a di erent place I paint what I d like to come upon while out for a walk or a drive By distilling the essence of the landscape James s paintings create a timeless world that is both familiar and strange James s paintings also suggest a narrative They seem to show a moment within a story in an almost cinematic way When human gures are shown they appear to have been captured just before or after the climax of a scene The viewer can t help wondering what has happened or what is about to happen To experience James s paintings for yourself visit his gallery at 298 North Lubec Road North Lubec The gallery is open from midJune to mid September or by appointment For more information call 207 733 8876 or visit the website www jamesoneilartist com You can also see James work at Woodwind Frame and Gallery in Machias Artemis Gallery in Northeast Harbor and Ironbound Gallery in Camden 70

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Large herring platter by pottery artist Shanna Wheelock See Shanna Wheelock s work which includes pottery weaving sculpture and more at the Crow Town Gallery 406 South Lubec Road Lubec 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 A periwinkle bowl by pottery artist Shanna Wheelock Rt 189 POB 105 Whiting ME 04691 207 733 0988 downeastdrawings com 71

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Visit the easternmost point in the United States West Quoddy Head Lighthouse at Quoddy Head State Park Enjoy walking the trails the scenic vistas 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 Walk in e eps of e Ro evelts Ro evelt Campobe o International Park Photos courtesy of Roosevelt Campobello International Park Just across the International Bridge in Lubec Maine is a Canadian island that harbors cherished memories of one of America s most famous families Campobello Island was the Beloved Island summer home of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and their children in the early years of the 20th Ccentury At FDR s cottage and the 2800 acre nature park lled with mementos there are many things to see and do Discover the rustic beauty of this isle they so loved Admission is free Guided Hike along FDR s Favorite Trail Come along the daily hike and discover spectacular views and learn about the island s ora and fauna that FDR and his family so loved from naturalist guides Weather permitting Moderate walking di culty so please wear appropriate Above the Cottage at Roosevelt Campobello Internationfootwear al Park on Campobello Island New Brunswick Canada The FUN Tour Below Visitors enjoying The FUN Tour at Roosevelt Join The FUN Tour an unconventional one hour adventure lead by Park guides Campobello International Park It provides behind the scenes access to scandalous secrets back stories and the hidden nooks and crannies of the world s only international park Two tours daily Tea with Eleanor Loved by thousands the Park continues to o er a favorite experience Tea with Eleanor See next page for details Picnic Pedal Hike and Drive Amidst Nature s Playgrounds Admire the rustic beauty that the Roosevelts so loved Picnic at one of 11 sites Pre ordered box lunches are available Pedal along the new bike and hike trails Hike one of nine trails or drive the carriage roads viewing the stunning seascapes Caf at Prince Cottage For a continental breakfast and lite lunch stop by The Caf at Prince Cottage Or enjoy a beverage on the porch overlooking Friar s Bay For additional information FDR net 877 851 6663 72

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The Commons 51 Water Street Eastport Jewelry sculpture carvings textiles pottery small paintings Native baskets marine art a specialty for artful living Featuring 90 local artisans Two upscale casual 207 853 4123 short term rentals bayside in Historic District www thecommonseastport com 83 Washington St Eastport 800 853 1903 rayesmustard com Museum Gift Shop Tours Dark Spruce pastel by Cynthia Morse Eastport Breakwater Gallery 93 Water St Eastport real estate ad Fishing trips too 104 Water St Eastport 207 853 2500 www EastportWindjammers com 73

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Wrenovations A Kaleidoscope of Talent in Robbinston By Dawn Lamoureux Crocker Phot s by Dawn Lamoureux Crocker A lene W en Just a stone s throw from Mill Cove o coastal Route 1 in Robbinston Mark Wren works from his cozy home based studio transforming a kaleidoscope of raw glass sheets into beautiful works of art This self taught artist has been designing and creating custom pieces for over 30 years making everything from window panels to lampshades to full length door panels and elaborate window hangings that catch the sunlight perfectly and radiate the colors throughout a room It is clear to see this art form has brought much joy to not only the creator but to his many satis ed customers Mark found his passion when he was mentored by a New York City glass artist that he did some carpentry work for in the early 1980s In 1986 he made the leap and bought his mentor s business and hasn t looked back As a former carpenter glasswork wasn t far out of his former medium but his new trade worked with delicate bits of glass that must be meticulously cut and worked together Mark explained there is a time consuming seven step process from start to nish to create just one piece Mark was working on several pieces and discussing future plans for classes shows and custom orders during my visit His studio is a constellation of light Colors bounced o the wall in the sunlight and vertical shelving housed a rainbow of panels Everywhere you turned his art enhanced doorways windows tabletops and so much more The workspace was littered with tools of the trade specialty scissors pliers glass grinder soldering iron all necessary for the labor intensive seven step process Mark s hands are rough from working with the glass and it s intriguing to consider those same hands create such delicate works of art Most of Mark s clients return again and again He has a broad list of clientele that nd him through word of mouth see his commissioned work or by visiting him at the shop and various trade shows Mark s designs often evolve from clients interests or ideas One project Mark seemed particularly proud to mention are the two panels created for the Downeast Heritage Musum in the border town of Calais He was commissioned to create two sunrise panels that are strategically located on the third oor of the museum One panel faces Canada and one panel faces the United States Mark has designed and created custom windows for the Union Congregational Church in Grand Lake Stream and a window for the chapel at Downeast Community Hospital Above photo a fully paneled stained glass door leads into the studio of artist Mark Wren Photo by Dawn Lamoureux Crocker Right a stained glass pendant lamp would certainly brighten up any location in a home Photo by Arlene Wren 74

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This art medium is not an inexpensive one Mark joyfully pulled out piece after piece of rare blown glass sheets that he had the good fortune to obtain and that he works into various pieces His nearest supplier is in New Jersey and traveling with a vehicle laden with expensive glass over Maine roads is surely nerve wracking After decades of creating with glass Mark shows no signs of slowing down Recently he s been creating wood bases for his lampshades retaining the rawness of the wood and pairing it with the delicate glass shades creating a one of a kind piece Mark and his glass creations can be found at various trade shows throughout Maine from July to October and at his home studio located at 6 Steam Mill Road Robbinston To learn more about the artist and his work please visit his website at www wrenovations com Below is an assortment of glass panels and lamps by stained glass artist Mark Wren photos by Arlene Wren Above is an inventory of glass pieces for future creativity Photo by Dawn Lamoureux Crocker 75

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Saint Croix Island International Hist ic S e Calais Saint Croix Island International Historic Site marks the beginning of French presence in North America and includes sculpture laden 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 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 above by Meg Keay photo in upper right by Crystal Hitchings Photo by Robert Hiscock courtesy of St Croix Island International Historic Site 76

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and Laker canoes keeping trad ion alive By A lene Benham Phot s courtesy of Bob Gagner and Dale Tobey Since around 1900 Grand Lake Stream has been a premier sport shing destination for salmon and bass and a distinctive style of canoe is associated with the area The Grand Laker was developed in the 1920s by several local shing guides to handle the windy conditions of the big lake Although the market now trends toward synthetic low maintenance canoes three men are keeping the tradition alive The rst Grand Lakers were 18 20 foot double ended canoes that followed the Passamaquoddy design With the advent of outboard motors early attempts to hang them over the side were awkward Redesign of the canoes with a square stern led to the style still used today the original designers molds have been passed down through families The canoes are adapted for shallow water and rocky landings can comfortably seat two passengers and are easy to maneuver along shorelines Seats face backwards so trollers can watch their lures and they are stable enough to stand up in Dale Tobey became interested in guiding as a boy He spent a lot of time at his grandfather s hunting and shing camp at Grand Lake After high school he got his guide license but without much work available at the time he entered the family business instead When guiding became viable he moved to the area It took me another 20 years but I nally got here in 2000 he said He started guiding trapping and restoring canoes Deciding he wanted to build his own he built a mold in 2005 Buyers took notice and in the spring of 2020 he was nishing his 25th canoe I ve got canoes all over the country Dale said Summer visitors who come for a couple of weeks to sh end up buying their own He had a Wheaton canoe one of the original designs and worked at a lodge when he rst arrived He recalls seeing guides lined up with their canoes waiting for clients A few years ago six of the eight guides canoes were his In 15 years it s gone from predominantly Wheatons to predominantlyTobeys he said It felt good to step up and ll that niche He enjoys seeing his canoes around the lake in the summer Dale builds two or three canoes a year and repairs another eight or 10 between November and April Restoration includes sanding and re varnishing interiors and trim and repairing dents scratches holes or rot Bob Gagner also a guide learned the canoe building art from his wife s father using her grandfather s 100 year old mold You had them sold before you could get them o the mold he recalled they built six to eight each year Now he builds one or two a year to keep the tradition going You could stay here a month and sh a di erent lake every day he said The season lasts from early May through September they can paddle all day and reach areas inaccessible with a motor Bill Shamel also married into a canoe building family 51 years ago after a career in the Coast Guard His father in law used one of the original molds from 1924 After retiring to Grand Lake Stream 26 years ago he took over the business He builds one or two canoes a year on commission It takes between two weeks and three months and his canoes have ended up as far away as Seattle California and Montana A nished Grand Laker by Dale Tobey Photo courtesy of Dale Tobey 77

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Grand Laker canoes in various stages of construction at the workshop of Bob Gagner Photos courtesy of Bob Gagner Dale and Bob cut their own wood Trees are milled and allowed to dry a year or two Then rib and planking pieces are cut the ribs are steamed formed over the wooden mold and attached to the gunwales Cedar planking is attached with brass tacks that clinch on the inside The canoe is removed from the mold when two thirds planked then the planking is nished thwarts are added followed by a lot of sanding Fiberglass or canvas covers the hull then it s sanded again varnished and painted Dale said he can build the canoe in a week but the sanding and nishing takes another three to four weeks Bill taught at the Wooden Boat School in the past but it s unclear whether Grand Lakers will live on after the current builders Dale recalls teaching an eighth grade student to build his own canoe on school breaks for a class project but there hasn t been much interest in new commercial ventures There are half a dozen of the old molds still in town and the men hope a new generation will take up the craft For more information contact Bill at 42 Tough End in Grand Lake Stream or call 207 796 8199 Dale s Grand Lake Canoe Paddle may be reached at 207 7962884 or daletobey gmail com Contact Bob at Sprague Canoes 207 796 2512 or rhgagner gmail com Interior of a nished Grand Laker canoe by Dale Tobey of Grand Lake Stream Photo courtesy of Dale Tobey Bob Gagner building a new Grand Laker in his workshop in Grand Lake Stream Photo courtesy of Bob Gagner 78

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Indian Her age Days Celebration at Indian Township during September Passamaquoddy Tribal Lands Indian Township on rural Route 1 just north of Princeton will hold its annual Wabanaki cultural arts and heritage days celebration traditional handcrafted one of a kind ash splint and sweet grass baskets note that some of these basket makers have items in the Smithsonian utes dream catchers birch bark baskets beaded jewelry wood carvings curly bowls native dolls walking sticks art works and a display of numerous books about Maine Tribes There will also be dancing drumming and demonstrations open y ear r ound 207 796 2261 bel l mar di nn com Baskets made by Passamaquoddy Molly Neptune Parker from Indian Township Passamaquoddy Grass Dancers in full costume at Indian Heritage Days Handmade birchbark canoe on display from the Indian Township Museum Teepee on display during Indian Heritage Days 79

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continued from page 61 sculptor Ray Carbone Voyager Sullivan granite 11 ft 6 in high carved and texture base 7 x 51 x 45 by sculptor Ray Carbone The bridge overlooking the Lerner Garden of the Five Senses at Coastal Maine Botanical Garden in Boothbay made with black locust and stainless steel by sculptor Ray Carbone 80

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Cultural Adventures Links Antique Shops Auctions 1A Relics Antiques Annex Artemis s Attic Artisans Antiques Back in the Good Old Days Big Chicken Barn Books Antique Shop Calais Antiques Collectibles http facebook com 1ARelics https whitmer hammondantiques com http facebook com ArtemisAttic https www facebook com ArtisansAntiques http facebook com backinthegoodolddays2 http www bigchickenbarn com Ellsworth Gouldsboro Calais Winter Harbor Cherryfield Ellsworth http facebook com calaisantiques Calais Clutter Shop Antiques Downeast Auction Co Dragonflys Cottage Vintage Antiques Emerson Antiques Hurdy Gurdy Man Antiques http www shoptheclutter com http www downeastauctions com https www facebook com Dragonflys Cottage 318894338315617 Jerry Miller Co Kathryn s Antiques Maine Auction Action http www jerrymillerandco com http facebook com kathryns antiques http www maineauctionaction com Mill River Vintages Mill Stream Antiques Old Creamery Antique Mall Pine State Auction Co Ronald Harte Antiques Talbot House Antiques Trader Bill s Auctions http www millrivervintages com http facebook com MillStreamAntiques http www oldcreameryantiquemall com http www auctionzip com ME Auctioneers 14141 html https www instagram com ronald_harte_antiques http www talbothouseinn com http www auctionzip com ME Auctioneers 5879 html Lubec Calais Southwest Harbor Blue Hill Prospect Harbor Auctions Bucksport Sullivan Lamoin e Harrington Sullivan Ellsworth Trenton Deer Isle East Machias Trenton Grange Trenton http www emersonantiques blogspot com http www saltydoggallery net Architects Bruno Architecture Lewis Malm Architecture Stewart Brecher Architects http www brunoarch com http www lewisandmalm com http www sbrecherarchitects com Blue Hill Bucksport Bar Harbor Art Galleries The Art of Evelyn Kok Argosy Gallery Argosy Gallery II Artemis Gallery http www theartofevelynkok com http www argosygallery com http www argosygallery com http www artemisgalleryme com Artisans Antiques Artworks of Maine Beth G Lambert http www artisans antiques com http www artworksofmaine com http www bethglambert com Blue Bay Gallery Carbone Sculpture Gallery Christopher Smith Galleries http www bluehillbaygallery com http www raycarbonesculptor com http www smithbronze com Clark Point Gallery http www clarkpointgallery com Stonington Bar Harbor Bar Harbor Northeast Harbor Winter Harbor Lubec Southwest Harbor Blue Hill Steuben Northeast Harbor Southwest Harbor 81

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Art Galleries continued Cornerstone Gallery http www cornerstonegallerySWH com Courthouse Gallery Crow Town Gallery http www courthousegallery com https www facebook com Crow Town Gallery 273812142800730 Southwest Harbor Ellsworth Lubec Cynthia Winings Galler D Alessio Gallery DownEast Drawings Wildlife Art Gallery Eastport Breakwater Gallery Eastport Gallery Full Fathom Five Gallery Gallery at Somes Sound https www cynthiawiningsgallery com http www russelldalessioart com https www mainetourism com listing downeast drawings 1050 Blue Hill Bar Harbor Whiting http www eastportbreakwatergallery com http www eastportgallery com http www fullfathomfivegallery com http www galleryatsomessound com Granite Garden Gallery Greene Ziner Gallery Handmade Papers Gallery Handworks Gallery Harbor View Studio Islesford Artists Gallery http www stonedesignss com http facebook com greenezinergallery http www handmadepaperonline com http www handworksgallery org http www harborviewstudio com http www islesfordartists com Islesford Dock Restaurant Gallery Jack Ledbetter Studio http www islesforddock com Eastport Eastport Eastport Somesville MDI Sullivan Deer Isle Brooklin Blue Hill Swan s Island Islesford Little Cranberry Island Islesford James O Neil Gallery Jill Hoy Gallery Jud Hartmann Gallery Judy Taylor Studio Gallery Littlefield Gallery Lorraine Lans Fine Art Margaret Baldwin s LITTLE GALLERY Mark Herrington Sculpture Studio http facebook com jamesoneilgallery http www jillhoy com http www judhartmanngallery com http www judytaylorstudio com http www littlefieldgallery com http www llans com http www margretbaldwinart com Northeast Harbor Lubec Stonington Blue Hill Seal Cove Winter Harbor Stonington Surry http www markherrington com Franklin Native Arts Gallery Nelson Decoys Art Gallery Philip Barter Studio Gallery R Scott Baltz Studio Randy Eckard Gallery Ray Carbone Sculpture Gallery http www nativeartsgallery com https www facebook com Nelson Decoys 138884316140419 http www thebarterarthouse com http www rscottbaltz com http www randyeckardpaintings com http www raycarbonesculptor com Bar Harbor Jonesport Sullivan Mount Desert Blue Hill Steuben Sandra Priest Gallery Schooner Gallery Shari Ciomei Studio Smart Studio http www sandrapriest com http facebook com schoonergallery http www shariciomeistudio com http www smart studio com Spring Woods Gallery Star Gallery http acadia schoodic org spring woods gallery http www stargallerymaine com Harrington Milbridge Stonington Northeast Harbor Sullivan Northeast Harbor Eastport Bar Harbor Eastport http www jackledbetterphotography com The Commons http www thecommonseastport com The Natural History Center http www thenaturalhistorycenter com The Tides Institute Museum of http www tidesinstitute org Art The Wine Cellar Art Gallery http www johnedwardsmarket com Turtle Gallery http www turtlegallery com Valorie Aponik Great Wass http www aponikart com Studio who Paints Gallery http www whopaints com 82 Ellsworth Deer Isle Beals Winter Harbor

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Arts Craft Classes Schools Art Waves Center for Learning http www artwavesmdi org Bar Harbor Artsworth Atlantic Art Glass Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Schoodic Arts for All Stubborn Cow Glass http www artsworth org https www facebook com Atlantic Art Glass 157705444258513 http www haystack mtn org Ellsworth Ellsworth Deer Isle http www schoodicartsforall org http www stubborncowglass com Winter Harbor Bucksport Book Shops Andre Strong Bookseller Artisan Books Bindery Big Chicken Barn Books Antiques Blue Hill Books BookStacks Mystery Cove Bookshop http www andrestrongbookseller com http www artisanbooksandbindery com http www bigchickenbarn com Blue Hill Islesboro Ellsworth http www bluehillbooks com https www facebook com BookStacks 235401934711 http www mysterycovebookshop com Blue Hill Bucksport Hulls Cove MDI Sherman s Maine Coast Book Shop http www shermans com Bar Harbor Breweries Airline Brewing Co Atlantic Brewing Co Deep Water Brewing Co Fogtown Brewing Lubec Brewing Co Ellsworth Amherst Bar Harbor http www atlanticbrewing com Blue Hill http www arborvine com Ellsworth http www fogtownbrewing com https www facebook com Lubec Brewing Company 1406990739591377 Lubec Strong Brewing http www strongbrewing com http www abcmaine beer Sedgwick EV Charging Stations PlugShare http www plugshare com Machias Historic Sites Reenactments Burnham Tavern DownEast Scenic Railroad Fort Knox Margaretta Days Festival McCurdy s Smokehouse Roosevelt Campobello Intl Park http www burnhamtavern com https www downeastscenicrail org http www fortknoxmaine com http www margarettadays com https www mccurdysmokehouse org https www fdr net St Croix Island Intl Historic Site http www nps gov articles stcroix htm Ellsworth Prospect Machias Lubec Campobello Island NB Calais West Quoddy Lightkeepers Assn http www westquoddy com Lubec 83

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Historical Societies Bucksport Historical Society Bucksport Machiasport Historical Society http www machiasporthistoricalsociety org Castine Great Cranberry Island Machiasport Mount Desert Island Historical Society Penobscot Historical Society Tremont Historial Society https mdihistory org https www facebook com Bucksport Historical Society160640010621539 Castine Historical Society https www castinehistoricalsociety org Great Cranberry Island Historical https www gcihs org Society http penobscothistoricalsociety weebly com http www tremontmainehistory us Mount Desert island Penobscot Tremont 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 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 84

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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 85

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Specialty Shops continued Lynch Hill Farms Main Street Mercantile 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 Mac hias 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 Schoodic Therapeutics Day Spa Therapy Center Seaside Stones Southwest Harbor Artisans http www schoodictherapeutics com Ellsworth Ellsworth Bar Harbor Ellsworth Southwest Harbor Winter Harbor 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 http www seasidestones com http www southwestharborartisans com 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 86 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 http www barharborcellars com Bartlett Maine Estate Winery http www bartlettwinery com Distillery BookStacks https www facebook com BookStacks 235401934711 Catherine Hill Winery http www catherinehillwinery com House Wine http www housewineshop com John Edwards Market http www johnedwardsmarket com Shalom Orchard Organic Farm http www shalomorchard com Winery The French Cellar http facebook com frenchcellarmachias The Sow s Ear Winery http www thesowsear com Verona Wine Design http www veronawineanddesign com Bar Harbor Gouldsboro Bucksport Cherryfield Bar Harbor Ellsworth Franklin Machias Brooksville Bucksport 87

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