The Saltwater Artists Gallery welcomes Beth Badger of Brunswick as a new exhibitor in its gallery. Badger is a Maine contemporary realist who tells stories in paint. Her pictures convey moods and emotions of the environment that surround her.
The studio at Midcoast Printmakers, a local nonprofit art workshop, is offering a summer class for up to four student participants in its large garage, which can be opened wide to safely provide a nearly open-air studio. Students will be asked to wear masks as a precaution during class.
Gleason Fine Art gallery artist Lyn Asselta has earned “Gold” recognition for one of her paintings at the prestigious Juried Exhibition of the International Association of Pastel Societies. For pastel artists, this recognition is akin to winning the Kentucky Derby.
The Merry Barn Writers’ Retreat is offering a virtual summer camps for young writers and readers. These week-long and one-day adventures will take place over Zoom.
The Shottery Gallery of Art is opening for its 22nd season on Friday, June 5. This year, following state guidelines, and for the comfort and safety of everyone, visitors must wear a facemask and gloves. This is essential for the handling of needlework and ceramics. Gloves will be available if needed. A maximum of five visitors will be allowed in the gallery at a time.
Waldo Theatre renovation work continues this spring, thanks to the talents and generosity of local friends. Technology upgrades will happen over the summer with the support of individual donors and a grant recently awarded to the theatre by the Maine Community Foundation, Lincoln County Fund.
The Kefauver Studio & Gallery in Damariscotta will open for the 2020 season on Monday, June 1. The gallery will exhibit work by Will Kefauver only at this initial opening.
The Rev. Frederick Lipp grew up listening to his father tell him stories. One of those stories inspired his new children’s book, “Lady of the Lobster,” illustrated by Sam Van Dam.
Author Sarah Walker Caron reveals the stories and recipes behind Maine’s most iconic community eateries in a new book, “Classic Diners of Maine.” Across Maine, iconic diners come in different shapes and sizes.
The DaPonte String Quartet has canceled all spring 2020 concerts, the DSW Institute in June, and the gala concert scheduled for June at Bowdoin’s Studzinski Hall.
The Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta invites Maine artists to submit a design for this year’s official festival T-shirt. The deadline to submit a design entry is Monday, June 22. A $500 prize will be awarded to the artist whose design is selected.
The Lincoln County Yard Sale, a collaboration between Lincoln County Publishing Co. and the CLC YMCA originally scheduled for Saturday, April 25, has been canceled due to the coronavirus.
A selection of springtime paintings, titled “Early Spring,” by Susan Bartlett Rice will be on display in the Carey Gallery at Skidompha Library, located at 184 Main St., Damariscotta, throughout the month of March and April.
Art skills, life skills: There is a lovely turquoise block print of a headshot of what appears to be a heron standing along the shore of a body of water in the current art show on the walls of the cafe at Rising Tide Co-op in Damariscotta. It is an attention-getter – and it was created by a student in a fifth and sixth grade class at Chewonki Elementary and Middle School in Wiscasset as part of a printmaking unit focused on coastal Maine’s salt-marsh ecology.