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Art and Culture

Good Reads - Autumn 2019

A new selection of books we recommend.

2019 Boat & Home Show

Scenes from the 2019 Maine Boat & Home Show.

A Creative Revival

The Tides Institute & Museum of Art has helped spark a creative revival in the downeast city of Eastport.

Corinne McIntyre and the Plein Air Painters of Maine

Corinne McIntyre and fellow plein air artists find inspiration painting in company.

The Strange Yet Familiar World of Jonathan Fisher

Multi-talented Jonathan Fisher was a furniture maker as well as Blue Hill’s first settled minister.

Preserving History

Jerome Morris brings knowledge from a lifetime on the water into his model-making.

Island Twist on Holiday Decorations

Tradition and Christmas balls on Matinicus Island.

Christmas 1960: Getting by With Less

Christmas 1960, tough times tempered by a visit from a brilliant bird.

Summer of My Next Bear

Writer Todd Nelson says all his neighbors have seen the bears; why hasn’t he?

How Herman Melville Still Shapes the Gulf of Maine

Two centuries after his birth, Herman Melville’s writing about the ocean still resonates.

Preserved In Stone

During Maine’s great age of sail, several prominent mariners were immortalized in larger-than-life stone sculptures. Today these impressive monuments are poignant reminders of people who helped to shape the state’s maritime economy.

Meet the Makers

2019 Maine Boat & Home Show primer

Slab City Rendezvous

In the 1950s, a group of big-city artists established a creative enclave in Lincolnville for cohabitation and collaboration.

The Last Word — Issue 158

Reflections on spring and summer by photographer Cig Harvey.

The Art of Lynn Karlin

A self-described “vegetable paparazzi,” Lynn Karlin creates still lifes as well as profile portraits.