The month of September will feature watercolors by Kerstin Chapman at the Bristol Area Library.
Maine Coast Harvest is a series of short documentary films designed to highlight the economic and employment opportunities presented by Maine’s burgeoning aquaculture industry.
Harbor Theater in Boothbay Harbor has an exciting program planned for the month of September and beyond. Major films, independent films, documentaries, and special events will start Saturday, Sept. 1 and continue through the fall and winter. The theater will be open seven days a week until late September.
Color, color everywhere – and all of it meant to be drunk deeply. Guest artists in pop-up galleries and sidewalk displays by local community groups will add even more variety to the village’s collection of galleries, antique venues, and shops. Doors open wide to local residents and visitors from away during the Wiscasset Art Walk on Thursday, Aug. 30 from 5-8 p.m.
Medomak Arts Project, at 13 Friendship St. in downtown Waldoboro, will host a night of free music on Friday, Aug. 24 from 6-8 p.m. The featured performers will be singer-guitarists Heather Richard and Tim Hill.
Guitar loops for lunch: I treated myself two weeks in a row, taking in both of Salt Bay Chamberfest’s free Thursdays @ Noon concerts at Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta. Last week, I wrote about the fabulous hour-long solo performance on Aug. 9 by world-class classical guitarist Jason Vieaux. This week, I will tell you about the equally top-notch – but style-wise wildly different – noontime concert of electric guitarist Steven Mackey.
The titles of the paintings in Abbey Ryan’s current exhibit at Gleason Fine Art in Boothbay Harbor, such as “Still Life with Pear and Bumble Bee,” “Bowl of Cherries,” and “Mango on a Wood Block,” are self-explanatory. “Still Life with Pear and Bumble Bee” features a pear and a bumble bee, “Bowl of Cherries” a bowl of cherries, and “Mango on a Wood Block” a mango perched atop a block of wood.
Members of the public are invited to the Maine Outdoor Film Festival for an evening of outdoor adventure and conservation films shown under the stars in the grass at Down East Gallery, 146 Boothbay Road, Edgecomb, on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m.
Among the 32 artists showing at Pemaquid Art Gallery this year are two whose works define the term “fresh.” Both Barbara Klein and Cindy Spencer exploit strong color and simplicity to render images that often hint at a story behind the scene. To quote Klein, visitors are encouraged “to bring their own impressions and memories” to their viewing experience.
Robert W. Schilke is August’s artist at the Waldoboro Public Library with his waterscapes and landscapes gracing the main hall. Schilke’s watercolor style is unique in that he builds watercolors, like in oil painting, to create realistic tones, colors, and detail. His ability to recreate the actual color of the Caribbean Sea is a trademark. Some of his realistic creations look like photographs.
“Doyle on guitar has risen to a level occupied by him alone. No one in Irish traditional music is a better guitarist than him right now. His chops, always assured and adroit, have now entered a rarefied zone of inspired, instinctive, in-the-moment creativity that made me gasp in awe and for breath,” said Earle Hitchner, of The Wall Street Journal, writing about renowned Irish musician John Doyle.
Approximately 20 people turned out for a free afternoon talk on Friday, Aug. 10 by author Rivera Sun at the Midcoast Outreach and Peace Center at the Friends Meetinghouse in Damariscotta. Sun has written a number of books, including “The Dandelion Insurrection” and “The Roots of Resistance.” She was invited to speak by Coastal Senior College’s Challenge of Change dialogue group.
This Sunday, Aug. 19, Midcoast Conservancy will host the seventh annual Live Edge Music Festival at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson. Tickets purchased before 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 come with a voucher good for a second entree up to $20 at 12 participating restaurants in the Midcoast area. At $20 a ticket, using the voucher can completely offset the ticket price.
The current art exhibit in the office gallery of Pemaquid Watershed Association is by photographer Rick Horton. His show is titled “Eclectic Works” and is a sampling of his photography. There will be a reception for Horton on Friday, Aug. 17, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and all are welcome to attend to view the photography and to speak with the artist.