The public is invited to enjoy an evening of art with Joan Atkinson during Damariscotta-Newcastle ArtWalk on Friday, August 18 from 4-7 p.m. She is a photographer with an exquisite eye for capturing light and mood and evoking a sense of stillness, a reminder that little moments are often overlooked.
The work of Bristol pastel artist and oil painter Kathleen Galligan has been gracing the walls of both floors of Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty in Damariscotta for well over a month. Her “Intersections II” exhibit will run through the end of August. Those who have not had the opportunity to see this collection of Galligan’s masterful work really ought to view it before it is taken down.
Making pottery in the neighborhood: An exciting thing is happening in the Lincoln County world of pottery-making. Well-known local potter and ceramics teacher Liz Proffetty is on the verge of opening Neighborhood Clay in Damariscotta, a pottery studio that will offer lessons and open studio time as well as a retail space for the sale of artists’ work. Neighborhood Clay will open its doors on Friday, Sept. 1. One can already sign up for classes online.
A gallery talk by Cordula Mathias is scheduled in connection with Genetta McLean’s solo exhibition, “Abundance (Xenia),” from 2-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16 at Mathias Fine Art, 10 Mathias Drive, Trevett (Boothbay).
Pemaquid Watershed Association will once again participate in this month’s Damariscotta-Newcastle ArtWalk and will feature the work of photographer Jane Page-Conway. The yellow Damariscotta-Newcastle ArtWalk flag will be displayed on the PWA sign for easy identification. There is ample parking at the PWA office at 584 Main St. in Damariscotta, just north of Round Top Ice Cream.
A reading and book-signing of “Angus Tapangus from Kangamangus,” by Linda Dobson Porter, will take place on Saturday, Aug. 19, at 1 p.m. at Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop, 162 Main St., Damariscotta.
There are only two weeks left to enroll in Lincoln Theater’s Classic Film Club, where you choose the movies and have admission to each screening with popcorn, water, and a glass of wine after the film.
Judd Apatow’s love story with a twist, “The Big Sick,” plays through Thursday, Aug. 10, followed by Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic, “Dunkirk,” this week at The Harbor Theatre in Boothbay Harbor.
Jean Kigel weekend show: On Friday, Aug. 4, I got to have a sneak preview of Waldoboro artist Jean Kigel’s upcoming “Eastern Views” art show, which will run from Aug. 11-13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Kigel invited me to tour the show, which occupies most of the rooms on two floors of her Waldoboro home at 176 Winslows Mills Road, aka the Brick House Gallery. The opening reception for her 19th annual “Eastern Views” show will take place from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, featuring drinks and snacks (and Kigel!) in Kigel’s lovely, expansive, art-filled house.
The cozy Porter Meeting Hall at Skidompha Library in Damariscotta was the setting for River Company’s afternoon presentation on Sunday, Aug. 6 of the comedic Christopher Durang play “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” the third in a series of six performances. The play is directed by Allison Eddyblouin and dedicated in the program “to the memory of Charlie Waterman,” the co-founder of River Company who passed away July 30.
Moviemaking as a business is heavily male-dominated, which is why it is fascinating at times to see a film created from a different sensibility. This week, “The Beguiled” showcases the talents of director Sofia Coppola. It had its world premiere at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and Coppola won the Best Director Award, making her the second woman to ever win in that category, 56 years after the first female director won. Let Coppola entrance you with her storytelling!
Loughridge out and about: I received a press release recently announcing that on Friday, Aug. 11, from 4-7 p.m., The Brunswick Inn, at 165 Park Row in Brunswick, will host a reception for South Bristol artist Sally Loughridge, “whose original paintings have graced the inn’s Carriage House for the last few years.”
Philippe Guillerm Gallery in Waldoboro will have this month’s vernissage on Saturday, Aug. 12 from 4-7 p.m. with the unveiling of sculptor Philippe Guillerm’s collection of inks on paper, titled “From Our Sea”
Belva Ann Prycel has an exhibit of evocative landscape paintings at the Pemaquid Watershed Association office-gallery through Friday, Aug. 11. The theme of her exhibit is “Images and Visions.” The exhibit consists of nearly 40 oil paintings, both large and small in scale, depicting the changing light and atmospheres of Maine. New track lighting was recently installed in both rooms to allow the show to be fully appreciated no matter the weather or time of day.