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Exhibition of Quoddy Tides Photography Opens July 1; Reception is July 2

Eastport Arts Center’s Washington Street Gallery will present People and Place: 40 Years of Quoddy Tides Photographs by Edward French, from July 1 to August 31. A reception with the artist will be offered on Sunday, July 2, 2-4 pm. The images in the exhibition were taken for the community newspaper, and range from news photos of celebrations like the Eastport Fourth of July and Passamaquoddy Days, to people at work making wreaths, harvesting cranberries and fishing, to portraits of the people who live in the Quoddy region. “These are not the tourist postcard photos of lighthouses, whales and sunsets but rather try to capture the essence of a person and a place and what life is like on this edge between land and sea,” notes French. Edward French is the editor and publisher of The Quoddy Tides, a newspaper that covers eastern Washington County and the Fundy Isles of New Brunswick. He has been taking photos for the paper since he was in high school. Washington Street Gallery, on the first floor of Eastport Arts Center, is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (including the Fourth of July), 1-3:30 pm, during EAC events, or by chance or appointment. Please email to inquire about viewing the show. Washington Street Gallery is on the first floor of Eastport Arts Center, at 36 Washington Street, Eastport, and is handicapped-accessible. EAC abides by State of Maine CDC COVID guidelines, revisiting our policy monthly. At this time, the use of masks in our building is optional. More information about EAC programs may be found at

EDDIE BROOKS who operated Brooks’ Garage in Robbinston—the last “American” gas station—was honored by the town in 1985. Edward French, photo.


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