Just about everyone can relate to the lyrics of the anthemic theme song from the popular 1980 movie “9 to 5”: “Workin’ 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin’/ Barely gettin’ by, it’s all takin’ and no givin’/ They just use your mind and they never give you credit/It’s enough to drive you crazy if you let it.”
March is Youth Art Month. To celebrate it, Bristol Consolidated School held its 30th annual student art show at the Bristol Area Library, 619 Old County Road, Pemaquid (Bristol). Curated by art teacher Andrea Cough, the show displays two pieces of student art from each of the grade levels, pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.
Luoma landscapes: I braved the latest round of snow to head over to the Hall Gallery at LincolnHealth’s Miles Campus in Damariscotta to see Alna artist Jon Luoma’s new exhibit “Landscape Watercolors of Maine, Newfoundland, the Galapagos, and Beyond.”
Over the past decade as the Opera House at Boothbay Harbor has attracted an increasing number of nationally and internationally known touring musical acts, one weekend each spring is reserved to celebrate local talent during the joyous ritual of the Hometown Hootenanny. The Hometown Hootenanny is led by the inimitable Garry Blackman, of Boothbay. The night of music and stories is slated for Saturday, April 14, beginning at 7 p.m.
March is Youth Art Month, a month of promoting art and art education nationally. To highlight the importance of the arts in children’s lives and to celebrate, Pemaquid Watershed Association is holding an exhibition of eighth-grade student art at the Pemaquid Watershed Association office-gallery, 584 Main St., Damariscotta.
River Arts rocks it: There is a fabulous new exhibit on the walls (and pedestals) of the River Arts gallery in Damariscotta. “Figures & Sculpture” features the work of more than 60 artists from all over Maine, including such names as Belfast’s David Estey and Rockland painter Ronald Frontin.
The Pemaquid Group of Artists announces a call for artists to join the gallery for the 2018 season. This will be the 90th year the popular gallery has been open, and the field of eligible artists has expanded to include all of Lincoln County. Open from Memorial Day to Columbus Day, Lighthouse Park, where the gallery is located, receives thousands of visitors each year and is a compelling venue for talented local artists.
“Lives Well Lived” plays Thursday, March 22 at 7 p.m. and Friday, March 23 at 2 p.m. All tickets for the Friday matinee are $6.
Our run of Academy Award-winning films concludes this week with, so he says, the final screen performance by the great three-time Oscar winner, Daniel Day-Lewis. And, oh — those clothes!
Viva, Rhodes and Garren: “Viva Cuba” is the name of the fantastic photography exhibit currently on the walls of The Carey Gallery at Skidompha Library in Damariscotta. Featuring photographs from recent trips to Cuba by Katherine Garren, of Damariscotta, and Gisela H. Rhodes, of Newcastle, this show is must-see stuff. Rhodes (and her dog), incidentally, volunteer once a week at Skidompha.
As part of the popular summer concert series at Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery in Union, popular singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge will appear on Saturday evening, June 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Lincoln County Community Theater, the resident theater company of Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater, is knee-deep in preparation for this year’s winter musical. This time, the company will present Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5: The Musical,” which will open on Friday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. for a four-performance weekend.
The Vassar Night Owls is one of the oldest female a cappella groups in the United States. The group was founded in 1942 during a flu epidemic at Vassar College in New York. The group specializes in jazz but sings a varied repertoire.
On Saturday, March 17 from 2-4 p.m., McGrory & Wolf Gallery in Waldoboro will hold a special celebration for St. Patrick’s Day. On display will be a handsome piece of calligraphy, 1980 vintage, that gallery owner and artist Polly McGrory designed as a gift for her aunt, Mary McGrory. Mary McGrory wrote a political commentary column for The Washington Post and won many awards, including a Pulitzer Prize, during her long career.