Works of oil and pastel artist Paula Heiser, of Bristol, will be on display at Rising Tide Community Market at 323 Main St., Damariscotta from Sunday, April 2 through Saturday, April 29.
We’ve decided to just set up a cot in the lobby and move into the theater this week.
The Pemaquid Watershed Association is hosting an exhibit of photographic artwork by Katharine “Katie” Leigh Cellana, of Rockland, in its office gallery through Friday, March 31.
Belfast oil-enamel painter Jon Byrer’s current show on the walls of The Carey Gallery at Skidompha Public Library in Damariscotta is a lovely reminder that spring is on its way. None of Byrer’s large landscape paintings feature snow. Instead, they offer colorful glimpses of the world as it will look shortly – full of flowers, rushing water, and beautiful skies.
As I write this column, I am wearing green because it is St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. March 17 also marks one year since I started working at The Lincoln County News. I arrived in Maine a year ago March 16 from California, having never set foot in the Pine Tree State before that. But I have to say that I have gotten to know my way around fairly well, especially around the vibrant arts community that exists in Lincoln County. I look forward to the year ahead.
The Lincoln Home in Newcastle was abuzz with local schoolchildren the evening of Wednesday, March 8 as they tugged on parents’ hands to show them their artwork, which hangs in two hallways of the home.
Walt Disney Studios’ new live-action “Beauty and the Beast” movie is playing this week at The Harbor Theatre. This “Beauty and the Beast” is retelling of the studio’s animated classic with original music and several new songs.
The magic of Mary Poppins: The Porter Meeting Hall at Skidompha Public Library in Damariscotta was the scene of a most energetic and entertaining run-through on the afternoon of Sunday, March 12 of Lincoln County Community Theater’s upcoming production of “Mary Poppins – In Concert.”
The Hall Gallery at LincolnHealth – Miles Campus in Damariscotta is presenting a show of the digital photographs of Patrick Conlin through Friday, March 17. Patrick is a 14-year-old homeschooled ninth-grader and self-taught photographer from Boothbay. He is the youngest person ever to be given his own art show in the Hall Gallery.
When LCCT, the resident theater company at Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater, held its general auditions in the fall, it was searching for talented people interested in investing their talents, time, and energy in creating wonderful live entertainment for the community, including its upcoming production of “Mary Poppins — In Concert.” It turns out that Mary Poppins herself it not the only one with a mysterious background and hidden stories. Take, for example, one of LCCT’s newest cast members, Zora Margolis.
One of the nice things about taking in an art show at the Damariscotta River Grill in downtown Damariscotta is that the two-story restaurant has a lot of wall space on which to display a lot of art.
Photographer extraordinaire: I recently had the pleasure of spending time talking with Jefferson photographer Michael Sevon. I learned about Sevon from Anne Plummer, who teaches writing at Great Salt Bay Community School in Damariscotta and also oversees the GSB Online Gallery of Arts and Literature. Sevon’s truly fine work is featured in the GSB Alumni Gallery section of the site.
The Damariscotta River Grill will welcome spring on Tuesday, March 21 with a profusion of colorful photographic flower and nature studies by Joan Atkinson, Kathryn Simpson Bean Davis, and Lisa Mossel Vietze.
River Arts in Damariscotta offers more than 50 art classes year-round in its studio on Route 1. Classes range from drawing, painting, fiber, ceramics, stone-carving, collage, encaustics, and photography.
Letting in the light: “We had an amazing tour of the window restoration work this morning,” was the first line of an email I received from Lincoln Theater Executive Director Andrew Fenniman on Wednesday, Feb. 22. He and theater board member Ted Silar had just come from visiting Bagala Window Works in Westbrook to see the progress on the restoration of seven of Lincoln Theater’s 14-foot-tall windows. I visited Fenniman at the Damariscotta theater the following day to chat about the project.