The Twin Villages ArtWalk call for a volunteer organizer is ongoing.
America’s Big Band: Early in March, I chatted with Cathy Sherrill, the executive director of The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, for “Artsbeat.” A large part of our conversation consisted of talking about all the cool upcoming shows at the opera house.
Rising Tide Co-op in Damariscotta presents “Winter Blues,” a selection of oil paintings by local artist Susan Bartlett Rice. The exhibition will run from Monday, April 1 through Saturday, April 27.
On Monday, May 27, Memorial Day, a concert will be held to benefit the Waldo Theatre’s effort to bring the performing arts back to center stage in the Midcoast.
Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater and its Stories to Screen program are bringing all eight Harry Potter films to the big screen on Saturday mornings beginning April 13. All eight films will be shown for free.
An IDEAL art show: Damariscotta’s Rising Tide Co-op has been on a roll of late with art shows in its cafe featuring art by local students, starting with the Great Salt Bay Community School exhibit that I wrote about in this column in January.
Damariscotta abstract painter and photographer Jaap Eduard Helder will host an open studio event on Saturday, March 23 from 2-5 p.m. at his studio, which is located at 49 Main St. in Damariscotta, upstairs above Fisherman’s Catch Seafood Market.
Good music, good food, and good company, part two: Two weeks ago, I wrote this column about the grand time I had in the fine little town of Boothbay Harbor while talking music with Cathy Sherrill, the executive director of The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, over lunch at Baker’s Way.
People are encouraged to grab their friends, get ready to laugh, and head on down to Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater as the theater welcomes the 2019 tour of the Maine Comedy All-Stars at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 28. On this night, James Theberge will host three of the most talented comedians in the state of Maine: Colby Bradshaw, Dennis Fogg, and the evening’s headliner, Ian Stuart.
River Arts in Damariscotta is offering three one-day drawing workshops this spring. Rachel Eastman will teach two one-day drawing workshops and will co-teach a third with John David O’Shaughnessy.
A day at the opera: Back in late December, I wrote in this column about all the arts-related venues and events I planned to check out in 2019. Among the resolutions I listed for the new year, I said, “I resolve to take in at least one Met opera broadcast at Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta.”
From his large, brightly colored acrylic painting of flowers called “Rejoice” to his small, square, abstract black-and-white suggestion of a woods scene titled “Jay Hakes Road, Winter,” Brunswick painter Edward McCartan offers a range of approaches to representing the beauty of nature in his current exhibit in the hall gallery at LincolnHealth’s Miles Campus in Damariscotta.
The curtain is going up at Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater and rehearsals are underway for “Sister Act,” coming to the stage in April.
River Arts in Damariscotta invites the public for a special evening of art, refreshment, and a silent art auction on Friday, March 8 from 5-7 p.m. Over 50 works by member artists will be available in the River Arts West Gallery silent auction.