River Arts in Damariscotta presents its “Artist’s Choice” exhibition, juried by acclaimed art historian and critic Daniel Kany. The public is invited to the opening reception on Friday, Feb. 8 from 5-7 p.m.
Liberty Graphics, an environmentally conscious T-shirt printer, is currently accepting art submissions to its 22nd annual $1,000 art scholarship contest. All high school seniors residing in Maine are invited to submit original works that reflect on the theme of “Art and our Natural Environment.”
The colorful watercolors and gouache paintings of local artist Peggy Farrell are on display at the Bristol Area Library through Thursday, Feb. 28.
A lovable look back at Laurel and Hardy, one of the world’s great comedy teams, as they set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953.
Meeting Ruth Knowles: “There is a wonderful 90-year-old lady named Ruth Knowles who lives at The Lincoln Home and has written a children’s story about a family of snow shovels … intended for 3- to 4-year-olds,” wrote Damariscotta wildlife artist Julie Babb to me in a recent email.
Nearly 30 third- through eighth-grade students from Midcoast schools and home-schools, are ready to present Heartwood Regional Theater’s sixth annual winter middle-school production, “The Snow Maiden.”
Maine Arts Iditarod: “The Maine Arts Commission staff are braving the elements again this winter to present their 2019 Arts Iditarod to Portland, Bangor, Damariscotta, and Fort Kent in January and February,” read the intro to the event description on Facebook of the Maine Arts Iditarod I attended on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at River Arts in Damariscotta.
Time to get the cot out and move in to Lincoln Theater – such a diverse and interesting week ahead.
The trustees of the Union Fair and the Maine Wild Blueberry Festival are launching their annual contest to choose a design suitable for use in publicizing the 2019 Union Fair, which will run Aug. 17-24.
Tirdy Works’ wild ride: Hanging out with Mary Winchenbach – Somerville’s now widely famous “moose-poop lady” – is something akin to what I imagine it must have been like to spend time with the late comedian Robin Williams, known for his rapid-fire delivery of ad-libbed comedic lines.
Skidompha Library in Damariscotta is pleased to announce the publication of its third volume of the teen creative work EPOCH.
The art on the walls of Damariscotta River Grill brightens the days of winter, showcasing a variety of artists, subjects, styles, and mediums. The Art at the Grill series is hosting 18 members of the Pemaquid Group of Artists through March 12.
Alexsondra Tomasulo, of The Artist’s Haven, formerly Mud of the Ages, has reopened her studio on Clarks Cove Road in Walpole.
Go see the student art: I am a firm believer that it is a good thing for young students of the arts – music, theater, visual art, or otherwise – to have opportunities to display their creative endeavors to the wider public. Such things as recitals, school plays, and art exhibits in public places give kids a chance to see what it is like to be taken seriously as an artist, to feel what it is like to have a public response to what they have created.