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Art and Culture

Down to the Sea with Chris Van D.

Children’s book illustrator and Camden resident Chris Van Dusen delights readers with his rhymes and colorful drawings

Mary King Longfellow paints Monhegan

The niece of famed American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an early if not the first female artist to paint this island off the Maine coast

Stonington’s “Bookmark Lady” Was a Relentless Artist

Evelyn Kok, who never sought fame, entertained windjammer passengers and other visitors to her seaside gallery with her wide range of drawings, paintings, and music

Krisanne Baker and the Sea

An artist and a snorkeler, Baker is also a snorkeling artist.

David Etnier’s Sense of Place and People

As photographer and legislator, David Etnier helped preserve Maine’s working waterfront.

Daniel Low: Eastport’s Ingenious Architect

During Maine’s first decade of statehood, many towns had their own architect-builders who combined building practices with a knowledge of published builders’ guides.

Jeffery Becton’s Invented Worlds

This Deer Isle photographer uses digital means to explore “the edges of realism.”

Good Reads 185

Books about nature, pirates, rowing, and lobstering women

Fighter Pilot, Professor, Painter

The Port Clyde painter Robert Hamilton taught art for many years, while painting his own fantastic, mysterious canvases

Joshua and Susan Adam Share a Passion for Place

Artist couple Susan and Joshua Adam bring different perspectives to the Maine landscape.

Books to Entertain

Books to entertain

A Great Poet and His Beloved Boat

The poet Richard Ghormley Eberhart and his classic powerboat Reve.

Maine’s Early Beginnings as an Art Mecca

Maine’s role as an art mecca dates back to early art summer camps.

Sarah McRae Morton’s Time Capsules

In her ethereal paintings, Sarah McCrae Morton conjures figures and creatures from her life and imagination.

Mid-century Views of Vinalhaven

Photographer Eliot Elisofon is known for images shot in exotic locales, but his favorite subject was Vinalhaven.