Brenda Erickson is a watercolor artist who specializes in the illustration of recipes. Because of her love of both still life and cooking, she began painting her own family recipes.
River Arts has launched the debut show of its new gallery in Damariscotta. This premier “Members’ Show” presents original works by 157 artists who have contributed artwork from towns all over the state of Maine.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts has canceled on-campus summer programming for 2020, including the beloved “Salad Days” event.
The Bristol Road Galleries announces it is opening for the 2020 season. The Bristol Road Galleries is a collaboration of four artists, whose galleries are all within walking distance of each other on the Bristol Road. They include sculptor Marnie Sinclair, watercolorists Jan Kilburn and Kathleen Horst, and oil painter Will Kefauver. Each gallery will open in a different manner this year.
The historic Opera House stage in Boothbay Harbor has been silent since March, but will welcome performers and a limited number of audience members beginning in July. While the first concert featuring The Boneheads on July 3 has already sold out, tickets are currently available for all other July performances, which are described below.
“Support local business now and remember to dream the future” is the two-pronged focus of Heartwood Theater’s annual online raffle, with tickets still available for purchase until July 10.
Tops’l Farm and the Waldo Theatre are partnering this summer to offer three “Films at the Farm” events. The films include “The Princess Bride” scheduled for July 2 and 3, “Napoleon Dynamite” on July 30 and 31, and “Hidden Figures” on August 6 and 7, as a fundraiser for Black Lives Matter. These outdoor, picnic-blanket “drive-in” events will be held at Tops’l Farm at 365 Bremen Road.
“American Artists Here and Abroad” art exhibit opens at the Wiscasset Bay Gallery on Wednesday, July 1.
The Pemaquid Group of Artists has announced the launch of a notecard initiative for its 92nd season. There are two sets of notecards and each will consist of a box of ten assorted full-color reproduction cards and envelopes. Each card is a recreation of an original painting by a member artist. The price for a set of ten is $20, plus Maine sales tax. The boxed sets offer beautiful glimpses of Midcoast Maine and make excellent gifts and remembrances.c
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.