It was a perfect, sunny summer day on Saturday, July 30 – just the right kind of day for hosting an event such as the one that took place at the new Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm on Damariscotta Lake in Jefferson.
“On May 9, 2016 President Obama signed the National Bison Legacy Act officially making the American bison the national mammal of the United States. This majestic animal joins the ranks of the bald eagle as the official symbol of our country.” — from the U.S. Department of the Interior announcement of May 9.
The nature-focused paintings – oils and watercolors – of Newcastle artist Helen Warner currently grace the walls of two rooms at the new Pemaquid Watershed Association office in Damariscotta. The organization’s conference room contains her oil paintings, plus a couple of watercolors; the other – with more light coming in the windows – features watercolor paintings exclusively.
It was a full house at the Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta the evening of Thursday, July 14. In fact, Andrew Fenniman, the theater’s executive director, announced just prior to the beginning of the Talking Art in Maine: Intimate Conversations event, hosted by Newcastle artist Jane Dahmen, that he had to turn people away. “We hit the fire limit,” he said.
A longtime summer resident of South Bristol and her sculptor neighbor have created a unique memorial to her late husband. Penny Mardoian, of New Canaan, Conn. and South Bristol, has come to a home overlooking McFarland’s Cove for 62 summers – first to her parents’ cottage and then to a home she built with her […]
For one evening only – Friday, July 15 – The Lincoln Home in Newcastle played host to a 46-year retrospective of the colorful paintings of Damariscotta artist Polly Steadman. The occasion was the second Damariscotta-Newcastle ArtWalk of the year and Steadman was on hand at the event to mingle with Lincoln Home residents and other ArtWalk attendees snacking on hors d’oeuvres, sipping wine, and asking questions about her artistic process.
River Company opened its 19th season on Friday, July 8 in the Porter Meeting Hall of Damariscotta’s Skidompha Public Library with the whimsical romantic comedy “Love/Sick,” by John Cariani, author of “Almost, Maine.”
“The Tempest” storms and thunders, bewitches and bewilders, and ultimately touches the heart. Heartwood Regional Theater Company once again lives up to its wonderful name. A heart can be made of stronger stuff than the soft image we promote. The heart, after all, is the muscle that must be the toughest or we would not survive.