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27 July, 2018 THE QUODDY TIDES Page 31 LUBEC New books at the Lubec Memorial Li- brary include the following. Jewels of the Sun by Nora Roberts Tears of the Moon by Nora Roberts Between You and Me by Susan Wlggs The Hidden Forest by Jon R. Luoma Our Towns: A lO0,O00-Mile Journey into the Heart of America by James Fallows and Deborah Fallows Don't Let Go by Harlan Coben Civil War Stories by Webb Garrison Bringing Nature Home by Douglas Tallamy On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder The Woman in the Photo by Margaret Hogan Strange Weather by Joe Hill World War Z by Max Brooks EASTPORT New books at the Peavey Memorial Li- brary include the following. Fiction An American Marriage by Tayari Jones Circe by Madeline Miller City. of Endless Night ("Agent Pendergast" book 17) by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child Elmet by Fiona Mozley Every Note Played by Lisa Genova The Friend by Sigrid Nunez I'll Keep You Safe by Peter May Love and Ruin by Paula McLain Macbeth by Jo Nesbo (Hogarth Shakespeare series) The Only Story by Julian Barnes The Outsider by Stephen King The Shape of Water by Guillermo Del Toro A Time of Love and Tartan ("44 Scotland Street" book 12) by Alexander McCall Smith Warlight by Michael Ondaatje Nonfiction The Destiny Thief." Essays on Writing, Writers and Life by Richard Russo I am I am I am: Seventeen Brushes with Death by Maggie O'Farrell I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer by Barbara Ehrenreich Not That Bad: Dispatches From Rape Culture by Roxane Gay Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine by Alan Lightman DAR chapter sets annual lawn party A meeting of the Hannah Weston Chap- ter, Daughters of the American Revolu- tion will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 4, at the Burnham Tavern Museum in Machias for the annual lawn party. Those attending are asked to bring a sand- wich and beverage. Dessert will be pro- vided. The program will include Valdine Atwood discussing DAR protocol, discus- sion about the upcoming Maine DAR fall conference and the opportunity to peruse the interesting items housed in the tavern. Q uilts - Folk Art DoR5 - Reiki Longarrn Quilting 416 Gin Cove Road (right behind Loring's Auto Body Shop) V/sttor$ welcomed By chance or oppt. 5U.san Designs ha Perry, Maine 853-t.1315,5plac.hy@ rnyfairpoint ~n(~t ISLANDS IN THE FOG. The tops French photo) of Marble and Cherry islands in Head Harbour Passage can just be seen on a foggy day. (Edward Maine lighthouses of Edward Hopper by Michael Morse Along the coastline of New England, and especially Maine's rocky shores, there are hundreds of iconic coastal images. Lighthouses have to be near the top of the list. One of Maine's best-known lighthous- es is Portland Head Light. Tower construc- tion started 1787 and was completed in 1791. The light itself is actually in Cape Elizabeth in an area known as Fort Will- iams. Many Maine natives hate to admit it, but the state was once part of Massa- chusetts, and it was the Massachusetts Legislature that provided the $750 for con- struction. It is no surprise that Maine's lighthouse towers attract many artists, and one of the best known is Edward Hopper. He painted a number of Maine's lighthouses and of- ten did numerous paintings at the same location, working from several different perspective points. He used both oil paint and watercolor and later did etchings of his favorite subject. On his travels up the coast from New York City, Hopper paint- ed Portland Head Light, Two Lights in Cape Elizabeth and Pemaquid Light in Bristol. Probably his best-known lighthouse study was "Captain Upton's House, 1927," a painting of the lighthouse keeper's house and tower at Two Lights. The painting is now owned by comedian Steve Martin. American Arts [ Featuring Baskets and Leather Crafts Made by Local Artists Jewelry Native American Regalia Made to Order Mary Creighton, Native American Arts 55 Bayview Drive Pleasant Point 853-4779 cell 207-841-0882 mcreighton @ myfairpoint.net As a point of interest, in 1828 it was determined that the Cape Elizabeth sta- tion would have two lights, one fixed and one revolving. This was to differentiate the towers from Wood Island Light - re- volving - to the south, and from Portland Head Light - fixed - to the north. In 1924 the government decided to change the twin light stations to single lights and the west light was extinguished for good. In 1971 the tower was sold to retired actor Gary Merrill, who had been previously married to Bette Davis. Hopper's unique style focused on the architectural stature of these structures of- ten from a low perspective. His lighthouse images became so recognizable that Time magazine did a story about his life in the 1956 Christmas issue with a James Chap- in portrait of Hopper on the cover includ- ing a lighthouse in the background. In 1970 his painting of "The Lighthouse at Two Lights" was chosen for a six-cent stamp by the U.S. Postal Service to repre- sent Maine's 150th anniversary of state- hood. Edward Hopper was born on July 22, 1882, in Nyack, N.Y. He was the son of a merchandiser and a homemaker and was brought up in a home of no-nonsense Bap- tist parents. When he was a young man his parents recognized his artistic talent and sent him to art school 27 miles down the Hudson River in New York City. He attended the New York School of Art and Design, which later would become the 239 Main St Calais 454-8830~J: Cinema Cinema Cinema "-K July 27-August 2 1 : Mission Impossible: Fallout (PG- 13) 2: Hotel Transylvania 3 (PG) 3: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (PG-13) Open nightly at 7 p.m. Sunday Matinees 1:30 p.m. Ticket prices: Adults $7.75 US/$10 Can Children~Seniors~Active US Military: $6.50 US / $8.50 Can Sunday Matinee: $6.50 US / $8.50 Can www.statecinemascalais.com Parsons School for Design. Like many other budding artists in the city, Hopper workedat various jobs while he developed his own identity and style. Although he disliked his jobs designing posters and advertising material, his some- what simplistic artistic approach would eventually become the basis of American Realism, a style in art, music and litera- ture that depicted contemporary people and places. One of the best-known images of 20th century American art is his 1924 painting "Nighthawks." The image depicts an all-night diner with three customers who are all lost in their own thoughts. Although he denies that the painting is a symbol of human isolation, he does admit that unconsciously the painting was about the loneliness in large cities. Remote lighthouses and the people who manned them could have also symbolized this sense of being alone. He had a re- markable ability to interpret the most or- dinary scene, whether at a roadside gas pump, a nondescript diner or a lighthouse. He captured a sense of quiet mystery and created visual stories that viewers can nev- er quite unravel, and many of these were along the Maine coast. The Quoddy Art Currents' goal is to bring the reader news and information about the visual arts and artists through- out Washington and Charlotte counties. The region has a wide range of artists and craftspeople working in a diverse range of media and styles. New, & Sare 405 Main St. On US 1 (207) 454-1110