Canvas craft and the art of meticulousness: I had the pleasure of spending time on Saturday, Sept. 14 with Benjamin Zook at his business, Cooper Canvas, located at 544 Cooper Road in Whitefield.
Damariscotta painter Will Kefauver currently has a solo exhibit on the walls of the cafe at Rising Tide Co-op. That is a bit of a big deal as Kefauver, who owns and operates Kefauver Studio & Gallery in Damariscotta and is the president of the Pemaquid Art Gallery Board of Directors, normally exhibits his work alongside that of other artists.
Art students at Wiscasset Middle High School will be exhibiting their creations in the Weaving Project, 64 Main St., Wiscasset, during Wiscasset Art Walk on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 5-8 p.m. The students, from various grades and working in a variety of mediums, take part in a choice-based art curriculum, which encourages them to experiment, take creative risks, learn basic skills, and develop as creative people.
The new exhibit on the walls of both floors of Maine Art Gallery in Wiscasset, titled “Points of View,” features the eye-catching photography of Bob Bond and Brad Sevaldson.
Catch it while you can: On Wednesday, Sept. 4, I caught the very last day of Jefferson artist Carol Wiley’s exhibit titled “Figures and Shapes” in the West Gallery at River Arts, located at 241 Route 1 in Damariscotta.
Three of the U.S.’s greatest magicians will be gathered on one stage in Midcoast Maine this September, when the Magic Beyond Imagination team arrives to amaze the audience at The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor on Thursday, Sept. 19. The group’s Mental Madness Show will feature Garrett Thomas, Kozmo, and Joe Maxwell.
Saltwater Artists Gallery in New Harbor (Bristol) is proud to feature Rick Berk this week.
Rural beauty in Waldoboro show: There is a nice little art exhibit up at the Waldoboro Public Library through the end of September, featuring the pastel, oil, and acrylic work of Waldoboro artist George Hayes. Hayes is a former technical illustrator and graphic designer who studied painting and drawing at New York’s Wallkill River School of Art.
The work of Rachael Richmond, a local artist, will hang in the hall gallery at LincolnHealth’s Miles Campus in Damariscotta from Saturday, Sept. 7 through Oct. 18.
Three Maine artists, Terrilynn Dubreuil, Rabee Kiwan, and Marc Poirier, each with very different backgrounds and styles, complement each other at the new Art at the Grill show at Damariscotta River Grill.
Talented Irish singer songwriter Kate McDonnell – known to her fans and followers as the one and only “Katie McD” — will be returning to Maine under the auspices of the National Library of Health and Healing in Waldoboro to perform at the Edgecomb Day celebration on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 3 p.m. at the Edgecomb Community Church, 15 Cross Point Road, Edgecomb.
One is not even inside the front door of Damariscotta’s Stable Gallery, which is currently featuring an exhibit titled “Lights and Shadows,” and one already is immersed in the beauty of this eclectic show.
Members of the public are invited to come to Wiscasset on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 4-8 p.m. for the very first Federal Street Studio Crawl.
The revived art of the painted photograph: In early August, as readers know, I visited Monhegan to take in the wealth of art offerings on that lovely little island. I happily focused much of my time on the current exhibit at the Monhegan Museum of Art & History, “A Life Made in Art: Maud Briggs Knowlton,” which I reviewed for the LCN.