This is such an exciting week at Lincoln Theater — from the chance to see the great Sir Ian McKellen as he performs live on the London stage to being provoked by the master filmmaker Spike Lee, and from pondering the complexity of bookshop relationships to enjoying live Dixieland jazz on the Lincoln Theater stage. And then there’s “The Lorax.” The theater’s fall programming is blasting off.
The artistic life of Joe Lugosch: Last Thursday afternoon, I entered the cozy studio space of jewelry designer, jewelry maker, and actor Joe Lugosch at Peapod Jewelry in Edgecomb to find him at work on a carved-wax prototype of a maple leaf pendant.
River Company open auditions for the classic story “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” will be held at Skidompha Library in Damariscotta on Friday, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m.
Sweet wood art: Travelers along Route 126 between Jefferson and Whitefield may have noticed the large totem poles at the end of one Whitefield driveway. I have admired them on passing and wondered just who was responsible for such striking work, which reminds me of totem poles I have seen in British Columbia, Canada.
The Miles Memorial Hospital League Art Committee would like to invite any and all artists interested in having an exhibit during the 2019 season to bring samples of their work to the new Herb & Roberta Watson Health Center, located on the LincolnHealth — Miles Campus in Damariscotta, for jurying.
The Nouveaux Honkies will perform at a private residence in Damariscotta from 7-9:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13.
The Telling Room, a nonprofit creative writing center based in Portland, is excited to announce that, in August, Medomak Valley High School senior Elizabeth Flanagan, of Waldoboro, published her debut novel, “The Secrets They Left Behind,” as part of the organization’s Young Emerging Authors fellowship.
The ultimate pair of road-wise troubadours, The Contenders, will arrive in Boothbay Harbor this fall. On Saturday, Sept. 29, Jay Nash and Josh Day will bring their infectious rhythms and sublime two-part harmonies to the historic stage at the Opera House at Boothbay Harbor.
The Kefauver Studio & Gallery in Damariscotta presents the “Monhegan Days” art show. This is the fourth show of the 2018 season at the gallery. The show opens on Friday, Sept. 14 and runs until Oct. 7. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Many of the guest artists will be present to meet visitors and discuss their work.
The Ghost of Paul Revere will be the headlining act on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Boothbay Food & Music Festival. This Maine-based band has a large following and often sells out at performances around Maine and beyond. The Boston Globe raved that the musicians “create the type of music for which festivals are made.”
Metal man: Of the 18 sculptures on the new Boothbay Harbor Region Sculpture Trail, only two are made of metal, and they are both made by Warren metal artist Jay Sawyer. Sawyer’s abstract steel sculpture “Ain’t My First Rodeo” stands tall in front of The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, and “Violent Surrender,” an appropriately twisted and “torn” piece made of rusted metal on a granite base, graces the garden area in front of Bath Savings Institution.
Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta launches its fourth season of Stories to Screen with a free book giveaway on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. at the theater, at 2 Theater St.
Jessica Lee Ives, nee Stammen, grew up in Camden. “Jessica Lee Ives: Immersed in Nature” will be her first solo show with Gleason Fine Art in Boothbay Harbor. “Jessica Lee Ives: Immersed in Nature” will run from Thursday, Sept. 6 through Tuesday, Oct. 9.
Lincoln County is currently graced with two art exhibits featuring art produced exclusively by prominent female artists.
The Saltwater Artists Gallery in New Harbor is proud to show off the beautiful wood projects created by Tom Raymond, of Damariscotta. He bought his first lathe when he started woodturning in high school. It has always been part of his life.