Local gem: I had the opportunity to meet Damariscotta singer-songwriter Kathi Nordone recently when she stopped by The Lincoln County News to chat with me
The Carey Gallery, the little art gallery at the rear of Skidompha Public Library in Damariscotta, is currently hosting an intriguing little art show consisting of seven collaborative paintings by South Bristol artist Joy Vaughan and Newcastle artist Katharina Keoughan. Aptly titled “Snow Fence Paintings,” this show features paintings that have their genesis in pieces of bright-orange plastic snow fence.
Watershed connections: As readers may have heard, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, at 19 Brick Hill Road in Newcastle, was recently awarded a $35,000 Art Works: Creativity Connects grant to support a series of public programs in collaboration with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. I recently asked Claire Brassil, Watershed’s program and marketing coordinator, to elaborate on what the grant means for the center in 2017.
Welcome to a brand-new year and a brand-new column, Lincoln County Artsbeat. In this weekly column, I intend to report on arts happenings of all sorts, from visual-art exhibitions to live music and theater to noteworthy films, readings, and more.
The current art show on the walls of the two floors of the Damariscotta River Grill features the work of three talented female artists, Lee Rowan, Joy Linder, and the late East Boothbay oil painter and watercolorist Lina Burley
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.