All about the 6-by-6: I popped into Kefauver Studio & Gallery in Damariscotta last Thursday, Oct. 11, hoping to find exactly what I did find: painter and gallery owner (and super nice guy) Will Kefauver and a whole lot of excellent art. I caught Kefauver while he was busy hanging the gallery’s new “6 x 6” show, set to open the following day. The show, as the name implies, features pieces that measure 6 inches by 6 inches – little squares of artistic goodness.
For three decades, platinum recording artist Suzy Bogguss has been bringing fans of country and blues to their feet across the U.S. On Saturday, Nov. 10, she travels north from Nashville and returns to Maine to perform at the historic Opera House at Boothbay Harbor.
The walls of the Pemaquid Watershed Association office-gallery will soon be brightened with the fine art of quilting by the Clamshell Quilters, the Lincoln County chapter of the Pine Tree Quilters Guild. From Oct. 22 through Nov. 21, there will be 43 wall quilts displayed with about one-third of them for sale.
Stuart’s stories: Twenty-seven seconds into Charles Stuart’s beautiful new short film “Sheepscot River Stories” we see two preteens jump from the side of a low rural bridge into the Sheepscot River on a sunny day, a just-audible squeal of delight coming from one of them before the camera pans up to take in a wide shot of the grandeur of the river and the deep-green woods on the horizon.
On Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle will welcome visitors for an insider’s look at the atmospheric kiln-firing process as part of Maine Craft Weekend’s open studios event.
Friendship artist Pam Cabanas rounds out the season at the October ArtWalk Waldoboro on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 4-7 p.m. at the Customs House, 908 Main St., Waldoboro.
What do an Inuit father and son, a coastal Madagascar community, and a frustrated mom trying to wean her four kids off of their screens have in common? They are all subjects of short films that will be shown as part of the Wild and Scenic Film Festival hosted by Midcoast Conservancy on Sunday, Nov. 11.
Wally’s art: There’s an art exhibit currently on the walls of Pemaquid Watershed Association’s office-gallery in Damariscotta titled “Remembering Wally.” It is a retrospective of the artwork, in various mediums, of the late artist Wally Margaret Huber Schweighauser, who would have turned 105 on Sept. 3. She passed away in 2016 at the age of 103.
Philippe Guillerm Gallery in Waldoboro is wrapping up the season with its unforgettable and breathtaking Bahamas collection of musical sculptures made of driftwood and recycled music instruments. The collection depicts all the curves and movements of the adrift imagination that Philippe Guillerm is so happy to share with his collectors and art lovers.
First National Bank, at 223 Main St. in Damariscotta, is pleased to showcase paintings by Kay Sawyer Hannah during the month of October. The pastel and watercolor paintings represent the color and splendor of the seasons that inspire the artist year-round. Her depictions of nature and local scenes include about 20 of her original works of art.
Multitasking artmaker: South Bristol painter and silkscreen artist Joy Vaughan is getting ready to host a public sewing event on Saturday, Oct. 6 in front of the kNOw S.U.P. office in downtown Damariscotta, right next door to Midcoast Kayak. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., she and 25 volunteers will be taking turns manning four sewing machines on which they will sew dozens of canvas bags to give away to anyone who wants one.
Hearts Ever Young, the popular local theatrical troupe of the “more senior” members of the community who perform annually at Lincoln Theater, will share their special talents of song, dance, and comedy with the Buskers street performers during Pumpkinfest.
Multimedia artist Gerd Koehler is featured in an appropriately titled show called “Kaleidoscope” in River Arts’ West Gallery. “Kaleidoscope” will show from Thursday, Sept. 27 to Wednesday, Oct 10. The public is invited to the gala reception on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 4-6 p.m. Members of the public are invited to come and meet the artist and enjoy refreshments.
This is such an exciting week at Lincoln Theater — from the chance to see the great Sir Ian McKellen as he performs live on the London stage to being provoked by the master filmmaker Spike Lee, and from pondering the complexity of bookshop relationships to enjoying live Dixieland jazz on the Lincoln Theater stage. And then there’s “The Lorax.” The theater’s fall programming is blasting off.