“By far the greatest number of my poems speak from the heart of a child. That’s probably why students relate to them so well; but adults do too, which makes me suspect that the child we were is still very much alive within each of us.” – South Bristol poet Arden G. Thompson, in the introduction to her 1989 book “Watching Ants.”
River Company announces its 20th season with four exciting productions: “Love Letters,” by A.R. Gurney; “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” by Christopher Durang; “Rhinoceros,” by Eugene Ionesco; and the annual fundraiser, “A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens.
To help welcome spring, the art on the walls of the Pemaquid Watershed Association office, located at 584 Main St. in Damariscotta, features a variety of artists, subjects, styles, and mediums. The office-gallery’s show is hosting the art of 15 members of the Pemaquid Group of Artists through Friday, May 12.
Damariscotta artist Keith Plummer is a busy guy these days. I was lucky to pin down a recent phone interview with the talented bone-and-metal sculptor as he was in the midst of reopening his landscaping business for the season, installing a show at Art Space in Rockland, and getting ready to go on vacation with his family, which includes his wife, Great Salt Bay Community School writing teacher Anne Plummer.
Local photographer Anna Shaw’s current show on the walls of Shapers Fitness Gym in Damariscotta, like the one she exhibited there last year, is a delight for gym-goers as well as for visitors dropping in to see the art. Unlike last year’s show, though, which worked around the theme of memory, nostalgia, and place, Shaw’s new show is a simply a collection of pieces that she likes.
As I promised before I left on vacation, Great Salt Bay Community School reporter Caitlin Cass is debuting her monthly column-within-my-column in this issue of The Lincoln County News.
Three-week acrylic painting sessions starting Thursday, April 27 are now being scheduled at Valerie Greene Studio in Waldoboro, with two time slots available.
The Lincoln Academy visual arts faculty announces the reception for the eighth annual Lincoln Academy student art exhibition on Thursday, April 13 from 5-7 p.m. at River Arts, 241 U.S. Route 1, Damariscotta.
The Inn Along the Way will host a free six-week workshop beginning Thursday, April 13 titled “From Memory to Memoir” at the Chapman Farm, 741 Main St., Damariscotta. Designed for anyone, not just people who consider themselves writers, the workshop will give participants the opportunity to take a personal reminiscence and craft a story to share with family and friends. The workshop facilitator will be Barbara Burt.
Fairy tales do come true in Walt Disney Studios’ new $160 million remake-extravaganza “Beauty & the Beast,” playing for a final week at The Harbor Theatre.
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.