The work on display in fiber artist Cathie Stebbins Peterson’s “Woolscapes” show ranges from her framed, almost-photographic depiction of a horseshoe crab in hand-dyed wool, silk, and nylon sparkle to a colorful abstract piece created with dyed wool and alpaca fleece called “Inch By Inch” to the downright craft-y, in the form of Peterson’s knitted shoulder wraps called “Hugs.”
Arts-focused cafe opens in downtown Waldoboro: The mouthwatering smell of pumpkin scones being baked permeated the air as Charlotte Davenhill, the owner of Tidemark Gallery & Cafe in Waldoboro, chatted with me last Friday afternoon, Dec. 14.
Members of the public are invited to join twin brothers Benjamin Beavis and Griffin Beavis on Saturday, Dec. 22 from noon-2 p.m. as they entertain in front of The Animal House, at 15 Coastal Marketplace in Damariscotta.
The public is invited to Mobius Inc.’s Creative Expressions Program Winter 2018 Art Show opening reception on Thursday, Dec. 20 in the West Gallery at River Arts in Damariscotta from 2-5 p.m.
The art of the Christmas market: Some of you may have noticed that my column was not in the paper last week. That’s because I took a little vacation to Germany for nine days to visit my son and his family, who live in northern Bavaria. I chose December so that I could go to Christmas markets, something that Germany is rather famous for. Until this trip, I had never visited Germany in December.
Members of the community can once again borrow a pass to the Portland Art Museum at Skidompha Library thanks to a donation from the Pemaquid Group of Artists. For the 10th year, the artist group has funded a full year of opportunities to visit the Portland museum at no cost.
Currently on display at LincolnHealth – Miles Campus in Damariscotta are the photographic works of photographer Beau Warring. Warring’s pictures depict the wonderful beauty of Maine, both natural and manmade.
This December, Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater will present four free family films on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m.
Kefauver Studio & Gallery in Damariscotta is offering an early holiday gift to all visitors of 15 percent of every item in the gallery from Dec. 7-9. “The Little Holiday Show” features exciting new items and artwork by Will Kefauver and 14 guest artists. There is artwork to suit every budget.
Melissa McCarthy stars as Lee Israel, the bestselling celebrity biographer (and cat lover) who made her living in the 1970s and 1980s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder, and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee found herself unable to get published because she had fallen out of step with the marketplace, she turned her art form to forging famous writers’ letters, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (played by Richard E. Grant).
Loznicka retrospective: I attended the Nov. 24 opening reception for well-known New Harbor artist Marlene Loznicka’s retrospective show on the walls of Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty in Damariscotta.
One can smell Michelle McCutcheon’s art exhibit yards before entering the West Gallery at Damariscotta’s River Arts, where McCutcheon’s multimedia installation currently resides.
Pumpkin Vine Family Farm, at 217 Hewett Road in Somerville, will be celebrating the holiday season throughout the month of December with special activities every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Harbor Theater is offering a free holiday showing of the 2003 movie “Elf” on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. Free small bags of popcorn will be handed out to anyone under 18.