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February 2024
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Leeann Rhoades Art Exhibit
Leeann Rhoades' multi-media exhibit will be on display from Thursday, February 1st through Wednesday, February 28th during library hours. 9-5 Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, 9-8 Wed, 9-1 Sat. Click here for more information!

Monday, February 26
ArtWaves Presents: Barre Mondays
9AM: Barre combines dynamic ballet exercises and techniques with elements of Pilates, yoga, and functional training. This class is safe and effective for all fitness levels! You will enhance body awareness and appreciation, build lean muscle, and improve flexibility and balance. Click here for more information and to register.

Thursday, February 29
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presets: Tea at the Library!
2PM: It's Tea time again at the Library! Please join us for tea in a fine china cup, homemade treats, music, conversation, and friends. Everyone is welcome to stop in the middle of a busy day and relax with a nice cup of hot tea by the Library’s fireplace. For more information, visit www.swhplibrary.org or call the Library, 244-7065.

March 2024
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Women's History Month Exhibit
In celebration of Women’s History Month March 2024, the Library hosts a Commuinty Exhibit inspired by the theme “Women Who Advocate for Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity”. Women and girls connected to Mount Desert Island show items and creations during the month of March, inspired by the National Women’s History Alliance 2023 theme. Click here to learn more.

Saturday, March 2
ArtWaves Presents: Yoga Dance for Families
10-11AM: Parents with children between the ages of 3 and 5 (and younger siblings) will move together to music using free form and circle dance as well as yoga and qigong for expression. There is no right or wrong way to move. Let's have fun! Classes are led by Susan Sassaman. Click here for more iformation and to register.

Monday, March 4
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Free Tax Help
All day, by appointment: Southwest Harbor Public Library will offer by appointment only on the following Mondays: February 5 & 12, March 4, 11 & 18, and April 8. Call to make an appointment, 207-244-7065. For information about what you need to bring and to make an appointment, please call!

Monday, March 4
A Climate to Thrive and David Gibson, Director of Energy at COA Present: Building Solutions Information Session
5:30PM: Join us to learn about the unprecedented rebates currently available for energy upgrades from heat pumps to weatherization to solar and beyond. This virtual event will also include insights from greenhouse gas inventories completed for the island towns to ground us in why building solutions are such a key part of climate action in our communities. Click here to get your zoom link!

Tuesday, March 5
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Salt Marsh Restoration
5:30PM: The Southwest Harbor Public Library and the Maine Coast Heritage Trust will co-host “Salt Marsh Restoration on the Coast of Maine: Background and MDI Project Updates” at the library on Tuesday, March 5th at 5:30 p.m. The program will be in-person and online. Click here for more information and to register.

Tuesday, March 5
ACTT and the Town of Tremont Present: Tremont Community Resilience Plan Workshop
5:30PM at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library: The Town of Tremont is crafting a Community Resilience Plan grounded in resident input to proactively plan for the future. Review what’s included in the draft of the plan, and provide your feedback to strengthen Tremont’s roadmap to a more resilient future.

Saturday, March 16
ArtWaves Presents: Reconnecting With Your Muse
Noon - 4PM: This course is designed to help you reconnect with your lost Muse. Through fun art activities, unconventional painting techniques and mark making, collage, natural ink, fiber and stitch; will learn how to loosen up, and create without thinking of the outcome or perfection. Click here for more information and to register. 2 sessions.

Monday April 1
Mount Desert Nursing Association Presents: Chowder Fest 2024
5PM: Join us for a sampling of chowder from over a dozen local restaurants! Will Seaside Deli & Sweets take home the People's Choice Award again or will there be a new champion? Bid on artwork from local artists in our silent auction and enjoy alcoholic drinks for purchase. Location: The Neighborhood House, Northeast Harbor.

Friday, May 3
ArtWaves Presents: Ocean Themed Stained Glass Mosaic
5:30PM: Our studio provides heaps of colors, step by step instructions - ages 8 an up. Think fish, mermaids, birds, boats, seals and whales or choose one of your photos. All instructions, samples and materials are included to bring home something for your wall or window. Click here for more info and to register.

Sunday, May 12
ArtWaves Presents: Botanicals and Beyond: Exploring Gelli Printing
10AM: Delve a little further into the possibilities of gelatin monoprinting on a variety of papers. The gelatin plates pick up the intricacy of the plants and our Akua inks are vibrantly colored. Take home your own unique printed postcards, tags, booklets, in addition to matting your favorite piece to frame. Great for families! under 10 needs adult companion. Click here to register.

Saturday, June 1
ArtWaves Presents: Rock on - Stained Glass Mosaic
1-4P: Shoreline boulders, or cairns in Stained Glass! We have colorful piles of gorgeous glass, bins of beautiful china, and smooth stones for you to create with so you can bring home your own version of Acadia national park. Plus, you learn to cut, grind and perhaps grout a stained-glass mosaic! Use your photos as inspiration. It’s like coloring with stained glass! Click here to register.

Friday, June 7
ArtWaves Presents: Mosaic Birches
3PM: There is something magical about a birch grove. Maybe the sense of light, the texture, or the distinctive black and white patterns that look so good in stained glass. Here is your chance to work with our glorious assortment of colors and textures. No experience necessary. All materials are included, with step-by-step instructions. Click here for more info and to register.

Friday, June 7
ArtWaves Presents: Lap Loom Weaving
5:30PM: Gather and be surrounded by texture, color and possibilities as we get familiar with our lap looms. The process begins with considering designing, warping a loom, using a shuttle, and trying special techniques using our incredible array of yarns, ribbon and wool roving. Click here for more information and to register.

Wednesday, June 26
ArtWaves Presents: Batik: Ancient Art, New Twist with Gloria Avner
10AM - 2PM: Use your photographs or mine. Transfer reality to artistry with ink, wax and watercolor on delicate rice-paper. Learn ancient techniques, play with layering color and go home with two wonderful paintings. All materials and step by step instructions are provided. Click here for more information and to register.

Tuesday, July 2
ArtWaves Presents: Stained Glass Mosaics - Magnets, Mirrors & and More
2-5PM: If you are a beginner this is the workshop for you!, learn to Cut and Color with Stained glass. Let your light shine- learn to design, cut glass and Make and take home some unique mosaic pieces. We include it all Anyone over 5 can work with our heaps of colored glass to create shimmery light filled gifts, ornaments. Click here for more information and to register.

Wednesday, July 10
ArtWaves Presents: Batik: Ancient Art, New Twist with Gloria Avner
10AM - 2PM: Use your photographs or mine. Transfer reality to artistry with ink, wax and watercolor on delicate rice-paper. Learn ancient techniques, play with layering color and go home with two wonderful paintings. All materials and step by step instructions are provided. Click here for more information and to register.

Friday, August 2
ArtWaves Presents: Painting a Masterpiece in Fiber
9:30AM: Learn the basics of needle-felting and re-create a masterpiece using your own images of Acadia or one of the iconic ones. It's like coloring with wool . ArtWaves has an amazing array of dyed fleece, embellish with spun wool and frayed silk saris. Not only will you leave with a wonderful felted piece but you leave saying "I felt great"! Click here for more information and to register.

Friday, August 2
ArtWaves Presents: Mosaic Mirror Workshop
5:30PM: Making a stained-glass mosaic mirror is an opportunity to create with a unique hands-on medium. Participants will learn how to cut, grind, glue, and grout if desired using ArtWaves extensive supply of glass, tiles, natural materials, and pottery to create whatever mosaic pattern or image they like surrounding a round or rectangular mirror. Click here to register.

Monday, August 12
ArtWaves Presents: En Plein Air with Christine Lafuente- 4 sessions
Join Christine Lafuente, our August Guest Artist- August 12-15. Experience the magic of MDI as you paint En Plein Air. A basic review of outdoor set-up, palette organization, composition, and atmospheric color theory will be covered; however, most of the time spent together will be “hands-on” in the field with individual instruction at four select locations. Click here for details & to register.

Wednesday, August 14
ArtWaves Presents: Batik: Ancient Art, New Twist with Gloria Avner
10AM - 2PM: Use your photographs or mine. Transfer reality to artistry with ink, wax and watercolor on delicate rice-paper. Learn ancient techniques, play with layering color and go home with two wonderful paintings. All materials and step by step instructions are provided. Click here for more information and to register.

Friday, September 6
ArtWaves Presents: Celestial Felting
2:30PM: Here’s where you ‘paint’ with a barbed needle using ArtWaves amazing array of dyed wool, silk fibers and other embellishments. Needle felting in our spacious studios can be a meditative experience - it’s like coloring with sheep's fleece. Under 9 needs a double digit partner. Click here for more information and to register.

Wednesday, September 11
ArtWaves Presents: Batik: Ancient Art, New Twist with Gloria Avner
10AM - 2PM: Use your photographs or mine. Transfer reality to artistry with ink, wax and watercolor on delicate rice-paper. Learn ancient techniques, play with layering color and go home with two wonderful paintings. All materials and step by step instructions are provided. Click here for more information and to register.

Wednesday, October 2
ArtWaves Presents: Batik: Ancient Art, New Twist with Gloria Avner
10AM - 2PM: Use your photographs or mine. Transfer reality to artistry with ink, wax and watercolor on delicate rice-paper. Learn ancient techniques, play with layering color and go home with two wonderful paintings. All materials and step by step instructions are provided. Click here for more information and to register.

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