Colorful ribbons, buttons, tulle, and gorgeous fabric remnants are the art supplies on hand for visitors who want to take part in the community Weaving Project during Wiscasset Art Walk on Thursday, July 25 from 5-8 p.m.
History in watercolors: There is a charming art exhibit up on the walls of the community room at Sheepscot General in Whitefield by Whitefield historian and watercolorist Lucy Martin. As she told me recently, the show is largely based on “old-time black-and-white or sepia postcards,” and features watercolors of historical locations in Whitefield, framed in local-pine frames made by her husband, Herb Hartman.
Back by popular demand, Maine Friends of Music, a professional chamber ensemble composed of renowned soprano Mary Sullivan, flutist Linda Brunner, bassoonist David DeBolt, and keyboardist Sean Fleming, will perform at the Knox Museum in Thomaston on Sunday, July 21 at 7 p.m. and the Union Church of South Bristol on Sunday, July 28 at 4 p.m.
People are invited to come hear The Hingham Singers, a Boston-area-based ensemble, perform a concert titled “The Music of Peter, Paul, and Mary” on Friday, July 19 at First Congregational Church, 28 High St., Wiscasset. There is no admission to the concert; donations are accepted with thanks.
Lincoln Theater in downtown Damariscotta is pleased to announce the launch of Maine’s newest film festival, the MidCoast Film Fest.
A concert of food: I had a wonderful two-week vacation recently, during which I had the extremely fortunate opportunity of having dinner on the evening of June 20 at The Lost Kitchen in Freedom with my son, Benjamin, who was visiting from Germany.
On Friday, July 5, new gallery owner and artist Gwendolyn Evans will give a free watercolor demonstration, “Watercolor Basics,” the first in her series of free First Friday demos from 11 a.m. to noon at Gwendolyn Evans Gallery, 75 Hunters Landing, Walpole (South Bristol).
On Wednesday, July 10, at 6:30 p.m., Carl Solberg, Waldoboro sculptor, will talk about how the wood speaks to him and how his sculptures come about. This talk, along with his current exhibition, is at the Maine Coastal Islands NWR Visitor Center, 9 Water St. in Rockland.
Whitefield’s popular farm store, Sheepscot General, will present an exhibit of watercolor paintings by Lucy Martin in July.
The Gwendolyn Evans Gallery in Walpole (South Bristol) will open Wednesday, June 26. It will feature more than 300 original oils, watercolors, pastels, and mixed media works by award-winning artist Gwendolyn Evans.
The Celtic juggernaut band Gaelic Storm attributes its continued success to its fanatic, well -diversified audience. Country music fans adore the band’s storytelling, bluegrass fans love the instrumentals, Celtic fans love the devotion to tradition, while rock fans simply relish the passion the members play their instruments with.
Novel Jazz marks the official beginning of summer at Skidompha Public Library, for an evening of classic jazz from the great American songbook on Friday, June 21 at 7 p.m. The band will also include a sneak preview of some of its new Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn compositions that they are featuring in their 2019 season concerts.
Midcoast residents and fellow travelers are invited to celebrate the summer solstice 2019 with artist Ammi Bai Chung at Gallery 87, 87 Federal St., Wiscasset.
Mural unveiling in Damariscotta: Well-known Edgecomb artist and educator Brady Nickerson popped in to the LCN recently to tell me about the new mural to be installed on the side of S. Fernald’s Country Store in downtown Damariscotta. It is the work of up-and-coming 23-year-old Bremen painter Katie Riley and is a wonderfully colorful and cartoony depiction of sandwich ingredients – bread, cheese, bacon, tomatoes – and all the other yumminess that Fernald’s sells, such as ice cream and candy.
The Shottery Gallery of Art in New Harbor will open on Saturday, June 15 for its 21st year. Joy Shott, a longtime signature member of the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society, is exhibiting landscapes, still life, florals, and marine paintings, along with prints and notecards.