Damariscotta abstract painter and photographer Jaap Eduard Helder will host an open studio event on Saturday, March 23 from 2-5 p.m. at his studio, which is located at 49 Main St. in Damariscotta, upstairs above Fisherman’s Catch Seafood Market.
Good music, good food, and good company, part two: Two weeks ago, I wrote this column about the grand time I had in the fine little town of Boothbay Harbor while talking music with Cathy Sherrill, the executive director of The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, over lunch at Baker’s Way.
People are encouraged to grab their friends, get ready to laugh, and head on down to Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater as the theater welcomes the 2019 tour of the Maine Comedy All-Stars at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 28. On this night, James Theberge will host three of the most talented comedians in the state of Maine: Colby Bradshaw, Dennis Fogg, and the evening’s headliner, Ian Stuart.
River Arts in Damariscotta is offering three one-day drawing workshops this spring. Rachel Eastman will teach two one-day drawing workshops and will co-teach a third with John David O’Shaughnessy.
A day at the opera: Back in late December, I wrote in this column about all the arts-related venues and events I planned to check out in 2019. Among the resolutions I listed for the new year, I said, “I resolve to take in at least one Met opera broadcast at Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta.”
From his large, brightly colored acrylic painting of flowers called “Rejoice” to his small, square, abstract black-and-white suggestion of a woods scene titled “Jay Hakes Road, Winter,” Brunswick painter Edward McCartan offers a range of approaches to representing the beauty of nature in his current exhibit in the hall gallery at LincolnHealth’s Miles Campus in Damariscotta.
The curtain is going up at Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater and rehearsals are underway for “Sister Act,” coming to the stage in April.
River Arts in Damariscotta invites the public for a special evening of art, refreshment, and a silent art auction on Friday, March 8 from 5-7 p.m. Over 50 works by member artists will be available in the River Arts West Gallery silent auction.
Good music, good food, and good company: These three things are true about me: I love music, I love Vietnamese food, and I love meeting new and interesting people (especially over lunch).
On Friday, March 8 at 3 p.m., Jane Bianco, the curator at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, will present a talk titled “Maine and the Index of American Design” at Skidompha Library, located at 184 Main St. in Damariscotta.
Waldoboro author and illustrator Tatyana Eckstrand recently published her third children’s book, “Common Senses.” Written for children ages 5-10 and using the senses as characters, this rhyming epic exposes young readers to how people’s relationahips with one another have an effect upon the Earth.
Creativity from coast to coast to coast: Last month, when I went to view the Great Salt Bay Community School art show in the cafe at Rising Tide Co-op in Damariscotta (see “Lincoln County Artsbeat,” Jan. 12), I ran into an abstract painter named Jaap Eduard Helder.
Healing art: Many locals know Newcastle musician and empathic healer Emily Sabino for the free Sonic Uplift healing events she offers and for her membership in the musical duo The Flying Seeds, along with her husband, Lenin Sabino.
A new watercolor painting class with artist Erica Qualey will start soon at Neighborhood Clay in Damariscotta.
River Arts in Damariscotta welcomes Daryl Burkhard, of Waldoboro, as its new executive director of operations.