Benoit at Sotheby’s: Sue Jones over at Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty in Damariscotta called me the other day to give me a heads-up about a cool new show that is running there through the end of April 2018: Boothbay Harbor wood-sculpture artist Andre Benoit’s “Abstraction and Representation Within and Outside the Drawer” exhibit.
Edgecomb artist Kimberly Skillin Traina will exhibit 30 pastel paintings in the Hall Gallery of LincolnHealth’s Miles Campus in Damariscotta from Saturday, Nov. 25 through Thursday, Jan. 4. Traina’s pastel paintings of nature, water, waves, reflection, marshes, islands, and clouds capture the different qualities of light inherent to the seasons in Maine.
Westport Island resident Sandra Neily will discuss her debut novel “Deadly Trespass: A Mystery in Maine” at the Wiscasset Public Library at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6.
Midcoast Dance Studio will present “The Holiday Show” and “Land of Sweets” on Friday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. at Medomak Valley High School, 320 Manktown Road, Waldoboro.
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Just in time to launch the holiday season (and before things get too hectic), Heartwood Regional Theater Company will present the second annual staged radio theater-style performance of “Merry Christmas, George Bailey!” on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1 and 2. This beloved heartwarming story is perfect for family audiences, with student ticket prices kept to a low $5, thanks to student ticket sponsors First Advisors and Colby & Gale.
The Kefauver Studio & Gallery in Damariscotta presents “The Little Holiday Show,” the seventh and final art show of the 2017 season at the gallery. The show will run from Friday, Nov. 17 through Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018.
Tackling a touchy subject: The words on Tom Mathews’ business card read as follows: “Communicate your perspective in a calm manner, using clean vocabulary, without attacking groups or individuals with hatred.” These are good guidelines for participants in a documentary project dealing with one of the thorniest issues in the United States – guns and gun violence.
A “sneak peek” of a forthcoming children’s book illustrated by Glenn Chadbourne, of Newcastle, is available on Entertainment Weekly’s website.
River Arts visitors have selected the winners of this month’s Peoples’ Choice: three painters who are inspired by the natural beauty of Maine. Realistic and abstract points of departure highlight this beautiful show at River Arts gallery in Damariscotta. The show will run until Friday, Dec. 1 in the gallery’s Invitational Hall.
Pemaquid Watershed Association continues to host the captivating art exhibit by Bath artist “kdb” Dominguez, “Birds of the Wilderland.”
Damariscotta photographer Ronn Orenstein’s creative imagery will be on display at Southport Memorial Library. This exhibit, titled “Escapes,” will run during the months of November and December.
Talking art at the grill: On Wednesday, Oct. 25, I caught the opening reception for the new art show up at Damariscotta River Grill, featuring the work of painters Susan Parrish Carter and Anne Cronin. Cronin is an accomplished watercolorist in her 80s, and Carter, who lives in Rockland, has a unique style that includes painting intricate landscapes on layers of glass.
Harbor Theater presents “Stronger” on Thursday and Friday afternoon, Nov. 2 and 3 and “Battle of the Sexes” starting Friday evening, Nov. 3.
The Medomak Valley Players group proudly presents “Peter Pan” for its fall musical offering. This enchanting tale will be staged Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 9-11 and Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17 and 18 at 7 p.m., and Sundays, Nov. 12 and 19 at 2 p.m.