Midcoast residents and fellow travelers are invited to celebrate the summer solstice 2019 with artist Ammi Bai Chung at Gallery 87, 87 Federal St., Wiscasset.
Mural unveiling in Damariscotta: Well-known Edgecomb artist and educator Brady Nickerson popped in to the LCN recently to tell me about the new mural to be installed on the side of S. Fernald’s Country Store in downtown Damariscotta. It is the work of up-and-coming 23-year-old Bremen painter Katie Riley and is a wonderfully colorful and cartoony depiction of sandwich ingredients – bread, cheese, bacon, tomatoes – and all the other yumminess that Fernald’s sells, such as ice cream and candy.
The Shottery Gallery of Art in New Harbor will open on Saturday, June 15 for its 21st year. Joy Shott, a longtime signature member of the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society, is exhibiting landscapes, still life, florals, and marine paintings, along with prints and notecards.
Accidental, a clarinet quartet from the Midcoast area, will perform a benefit concert for the United Methodist Church of New Harbor at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 20.
Renaissance man (and fiddle-playing leprechaun): Damon Leibert has been the technical director at Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta since September 2017. As such, he is the go-to man for making sure the nuts and bolts of the building – lights, windows, toilets, and so on – are in order. He is also responsible for such things as creating the beautiful stained glass projections used in LCCT’s recent production of “Sister Act” at the theater.
The Brother Brothers carry the folk tradition for a new generation. Identical twins David Moss and Adam Moss honor contemporary aches with the nostalgic tenderness of another time. Their stunning songcraft blends masterfully gentle guitar, cello, and five-string fiddle with the sublime sort of two-part harmonies only brothers can carry. The duo comes to The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor on Friday, June 14, and the show will open with Maine’s Oshima Brothers.
The Kefauver Studio & Gallery in Damariscotta announces the opening of the “Still Life/Wildlife” art show. The show features new work by oil painter Will Kefauver and the work of his 29 juried guest artists. The show opens Friday, June 7 and runs until June 30.
ArtWalk Waldoboro celebrates its fifth year anniversary with town-wide celebrations during its first event of the 2019 season on Saturday, June 8, 4-7 p.m. Participating venues this year include art studios, galleries, and other businesses, all with their own unique celebration plans.
May Davidson, co-founder of North Country Wind Bells in Round Pond and longtime columnist for The Lincoln County News, is publishing her first book, a memoir about her 90 years of life called “Whatever It Takes.” The book launch will take place at her alma mater, Lincoln Academy, on Wednesday, June 12 from 4-6 p.m. at 81 Academy Hill Road, Newcastle, in the ATEC building.
Hangin’ with the Hulk’s mom: Last Friday, May 24, my colleague here at the LCN, Kathy Lizotte, tipped me off to the buzz going around Facebook, namely that abstract painter Marie Rose Ruffalo has an art exhibit on the walls of Red Cup Coffee House in Boothbay Harbor.
Local printmaker Sherrie York will speak at the Bremen Public Library, 204 Waldoboro Road, Bremen, on Thursday, May 30 at 7 p.m.
The Kefauver Studio & Gallery, Damariscotta, is calling for artists to participate in the “Still Life/Wildlife” show. This is the first show of the 2019 season and runs from June 7-30. The show will feature both still lifes on any topic representative of Maine and work that features Maine’s wildlife, so submitted works should be in keeping with that theme.
Art abounds in Lincoln County: As gallery season is about to really hit, it’s good to be reminded that in addition to the fabulous big visual-art venues in the area – for example, the four Bristol Road Galleries, Stable Gallery, and River Arts in Damariscotta, and Saltwater Artists Gallery and Pemaquid Art Gallery down the Bristol-Pemaquid peninsula – there are smaller, more unexpected places to view excellent art. The Bristol Area Library, located at 619 Old County Road in Pemaquid, is one such spot.
Local artist and “Master of the Macabre” Glenn Chadbourne recently met with his production crew and program sponsor at a very creepy set designed by LCTV for the upcoming “Gruesome Glenn’s Friday Fright Night” series.
The art of speaking, listening, imagining: “You may choose to listen as opposed to watch.” Those were the words of Griff Braley, Heartwood Regional Theater Company’s artistic director, when he introduced the dramatic staged reading of “Medea” about to begin on the afternoon of Saturday, May 11 in the Parker B. Poe Theater at Lincoln Academy.