GSB advanced chorus sails on: I had another great arts tip fall into my lap this past week when Anne Plummer, who teaches fourth grade at Great Salt Bay Community School in Damariscotta, wrote me an email about an impressive project recently completed by the advanced chorus at GSB.
While one is often tempted to venture out in search of information, it is often the case that one need look no further than right under one’s proverbial nose for answers to what one wants to know. This is certainly the case as far as my fellow employees here at The Lincoln County News go. In the following Q&A, they share some of their springtime home-and-garden tips:
Get up, get moving: One of my readers, Carol Teel, who serves as artistic director for local senior song-and-dance troupe Hearts Ever Young, among other things, suggested I check out the Conductorcise event on Saturday morning, April 6 at Great Salt Bay Community School in Damariscotta.
More fine student art: Andrea Cough, who is the art teacher at Bristol Consolidated School, emailed me to say that she had read my recent “Artsbeat” column about the Lincoln Academy IDEAL art show at Rising Tide Co-op in Damariscotta and to let me know that some of her pre-K through eighth-grade art students have a show up at the Bristol Area Library.
Whitefield landscape photographer Tony Marple’s color photograph titled “Frozen Dinner Plates” – of jagged flat chunks of ice lined up like stepping stones across the surface of a body of water – evokes the work of British artist Andy Goldsworthy, who specializes in site-specific installations of carefully arranged natural materials such as ice, leaves, and rocks.
The name and image of the late composer John Morris, who passed away at age 91 on Jan. 25 of last year, appeared on the big screen during the approximately four-minute-long “In Memoriam” video tribute at the 91st Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in the star-studded Los Angeles neighborhood of Hollywood on Feb. 24.
America’s Big Band: Early in March, I chatted with Cathy Sherrill, the executive director of The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, for “Artsbeat.” A large part of our conversation consisted of talking about all the cool upcoming shows at the opera house.
An IDEAL art show: Damariscotta’s Rising Tide Co-op has been on a roll of late with art shows in its cafe featuring art by local students, starting with the Great Salt Bay Community School exhibit that I wrote about in this column in January.
Good music, good food, and good company, part two: Two weeks ago, I wrote this column about the grand time I had in the fine little town of Boothbay Harbor while talking music with Cathy Sherrill, the executive director of The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, over lunch at Baker’s Way.
A day at the opera: Back in late December, I wrote in this column about all the arts-related venues and events I planned to check out in 2019. Among the resolutions I listed for the new year, I said, “I resolve to take in at least one Met opera broadcast at Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta.”
From his large, brightly colored acrylic painting of flowers called “Rejoice” to his small, square, abstract black-and-white suggestion of a woods scene titled “Jay Hakes Road, Winter,” Brunswick painter Edward McCartan offers a range of approaches to representing the beauty of nature in his current exhibit in the hall gallery at LincolnHealth’s Miles Campus in Damariscotta.
Good music, good food, and good company: These three things are true about me: I love music, I love Vietnamese food, and I love meeting new and interesting people (especially over lunch).
Creativity from coast to coast to coast: Last month, when I went to view the Great Salt Bay Community School art show in the cafe at Rising Tide Co-op in Damariscotta (see “Lincoln County Artsbeat,” Jan. 12), I ran into an abstract painter named Jaap Eduard Helder.
Healing art: Many locals know Newcastle musician and empathic healer Emily Sabino for the free Sonic Uplift healing events she offers and for her membership in the musical duo The Flying Seeds, along with her husband, Lenin Sabino.
By all accounts, the late New Harbor sculptor Cabot Lyford was a formidable man, both in his tenacious approach to life and in his favored choice of medium – hard, unforgiving stone.