Rita and Dana Simmons celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Dec. 3 at the same Bremen church where they were married in a candlelight service 50 years ago.
A profusion of eye-catching artwork by a who’s who of local artists is what’s on tap at “The Little Holiday Show,” on the walls and shelves and inside the glass cabinets at the Kefauver Studio & Gallery in Damariscotta through Friday, Dec. 23.
The current Pemaquid Studio Painters art exhibition on the walls of The Carey Gallery, located inside the rear entrance of Skidompha Public Library in Damariscotta, features the artwork of four women – Barbara Applegate, Barbara Klein, Nancy O’Brien MacKinnon, and Liliana Thelander. Thelander, Klein, and Applegate are oil painters; MacKinnon paints in acrylics.
On Sunday, Dec. 4, the River Company will present two afternoon shows of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” The theater company’s version of the quintessential holiday show, however, will be a musical, using a script by Damariscotta writer Eleanor Cade Busby, according to director Margo O’Leary. All proceeds from the show will benefit the local Meals on Wheels program.
“A Sense of Place/El Sentido del Lugar” is the collaborative cross-cultural art exhibit that has graced the walls of both floors of Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty in Damariscotta since mid-September.
Kate Coupland, a Ph.D. student at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole, currently has a small, eye-pleasing collection of photographs on exhibit on the walls of the cafe at Rising Tide Community Market in Damariscotta. A relative newcomer to Maine – she has lived in the Pine Tree State for a year and a half – Coupland brings a fresh eye to Midcoast Maine’s landscape and other well-known sights.
In late September, Winslow Myers and his partner, fellow artist Patti Bradley, returned from a three-week trip to Italy, where they saw “an incredible amount of art,” as Myers put it in a late-October interview at the couple’s Bristol home.
The Oct. 28 dress rehearsal of Heartwood Regional Theater Company and Lincoln Academy’s production of the Melanie Marnich play “These Shining Lives” revealed a well-rehearsed and very capable cast and crew consisting entirely of Lincoln Academy students.
The work of Damariscotta artist Bernice Masse Rosenthal – painted wood assemblage and ink-on-paper collage – currently occupies the walls and sections of the floors of two rooms at the Pemaquid Watershed Association’s office-gallery on Main Street in Damariscotta.
Just as summer is now a memory, the summer-evoking art exhibition of the photographs of Kathryn Simpson Bean Davis, of Kennebunk, and Portland’s Larry Hayden has come down from the walls of the Damariscotta River Grill as of Monday, Oct. 24.
Damariscotta photographer and Selectman Ronn Orenstein, who is known for his commercial photography work, has been branching out of late into photography as art.
“Goodnight Bob,” the newest book from Waldoboro husband-and-wife team Ann and John Hassett, is one of those one-of-a-kind children’s books about bedtime – like Anna Dewdney’s “Llama Llama Red Pajama” and Peggy Rathman’s “Good Night, Gorilla” – that has the word “classic” written all over it. Released in September by Illinois-based children’s book publisher Albert Whitman & Co., “Goodnight Bob” tells the story – in simple language and endearing, colorful pictures – of a little boy named Bob who repeatedly shines his flashlight on all the eyes he sees in the night as he tries to fall asleep. It is both a universally familiar story and one with a wonderful twist near the end of the book (no spoiler here).
After a 5:30 p.m. potluck dinner in the vestry of the Broad Bay Congregational United Church of Christ in Waldoboro, potluck attendees filed into the church’s sanctuary for the Waldoborough Historical Society’s final program of the 2016 season on the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 12. The program featured 55-year-old Warren metal artist Jay Sawyer, “one of its own,” as the historical society described him in a press release announcing the event. The burly, bright-eyed, and bearded former Merchant Marine is a graduate of Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro.
This fall marks the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Miles Memorial Hospital League art committee. To celebrate the occasion, Connie Bright, director of volunteers at LincolnHealth and a longtime member of the art committee, got together with fellow committee members Pemaquid artist Julie Babb and Bristol artist Judy Nixon on a recent sunny fall afternoon at Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop cafe. The women chatted about the committee’s history and projects, and their hopes for the work of the 14-member committee down the road, including the annual jurying on Tuesday, Oct. 18 of artwork to be considered for LincolnHealth – Miles Campus’ 2017 series of Hall Gallery art exhibitions.