The Heywood Gallery, at 921 Main St. in Waldoboro, is opening a new exhibition, “Traces of Summer,” for the September ArtWalk Waldoboro on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 4-7 p.m.
Gallery One, at 1 Townsend Ave. in Boothbay Harbor, upstairs above the Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, presents “A Sense of Time and Place: Four Seasons Maine, New Work by Jean Kigel.” The exhibit runs from Aug. 28 to Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Elderkin the great: Last week I had the distinct pleasure of spending a morning in Boothbay Harbor with Southport artist June Elderkin. We met at the art gallery (upstairs) at The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, where Elderkin currently has a wonderful show of her paintings.
Waldoboro’s Hurricane Gallery opens its 2019 exhibition with a reception on Saturday, Aug. 24 for the show “Democracy and Its Discontents,” which is a clear nod to Sigmund Freud’s famous essay “Civilization and Its Discontents,” with its emphasis on the eternal battle between the rational and the irrational, consciousness and the unconscious, civilization versus the individual’s instinctual need for freedom.
When someone emphatically describes a performance as “the best show ever,” as one individual did to this reviewer on the night of Thursday, Aug. 15, referring to LCCT’s production of “A Grand Night for Singing: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein” at Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta, one pauses and asks oneself, “Really?”
Audiences have raved about “Maiden,” so we are holding it over for one more week, through Wednesday, Aug. 28, with two shows that day, at 2 and 7 p.m.
For “Roger Dale Brown: Around Town,” his first solo show at Gleason Fine Art in Boothbay Harbor, Roger Dale Brown, one of the U.S.’s foremost marine painters, chose to focus on Boothbay Harbor and the surrounding villages, including Southport, East Boothbay, Pemaquid, and Port Clyde.
After a soft opening in July, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts held an open house on Tuesday, Aug. 20 for its campus’s newest building in Edgecomb, which completes the first phase of the nonprofit organization’s campaign to open its facilities year-round.
After a four-month-long search that attracted more than 50 applicants from throughout the U.S., the Waldo Theatre Board of Directors is very pleased to announce that Kate Fletcher will be the organization’s new executive director.
Art imitates life imitates art: On Aug. 2, a gorgeously sunny Friday, I traveled by Hardy Boat from the Bristol village of New Harbor out to Monhegan Island, a 50-minute journey that is worth it just for the ride across beautiful Muscongus Bay, let alone what awaits on the sweetly scenic island itself.
“Wharf Hill, Monhegan,” a watercolor painted in 1927 by the late Maud Briggs Knowlton, could just as easily have been painted in 2019, as it is so perfectly representative of Monhegan Island’s timeless beauty.
Cheney Financial Group is hosting the second of three fun summer events in its Local Flavors series Thursday, Aug. 15 from 4:30-6 p.m.
We are excited to have another weekend of classic songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein on our Lincoln Theater stage. Our Y-Arts camp friends return for their final musical for the summer, a highly acclaimed performance from the National Theatre in London is broadcast, as is one of the greatest concert films of all time. Exciting times ahead.
Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts invites visitors to an open-house celebration of its newly renovated public program space and gallery on Tuesday, Aug. 20 between 5 and 7 p.m. Guests will have an opportunity to meet and view work by summer artists-in-residence, enjoy light refreshments, and learn more about Watershed’s programs.