“Picking up a paintbrush and making marks on a surface excites me,” said South Bristol artist Sally Loughridge, whose solo art show at the Central Lincoln County YMCA in Damariscotta runs through July.
The Kefauver Studio & Gallery in Damariscotta is now open for the season. The first show of the season, “New Works,” showcases Will Kefauver’s paintings in oil, including over 30 new works. The show runs until Monday, June 21.
The closing reception, along with a silent auction of the paintings of Damariscotta artist Polly Steadman, has been rescheduled to Wednesday, June 16 from 2-4 p.m. at Savory Maine in Damariscotta. Savory appetizers, sweet treats, wine, and refreshing beverages will be served.
Wiscasset Art Walk, the summertime celebration of art, music, performance, and community, will return in full force this summer with the participation of village galleries, shops, and restaurants. The village becomes a festival with sidewalk activities, community art projects, and special features.
The Pemaquid Group of Artists has juried nine new artists into membership.
Newcastle artist Glenn Chadbourne first read “Cujo” when the book debuted, snagging a copy off the shelf 40 years ago. “I shudder to think of that span of time,” Chadbourne said.
The Shottery Gallery of Art will be welcoming visitors for its 24th season starting Saturday, June 5. Following state guidelines, visitors may wish to wear a face mask for indoor viewing. This year’s featured images will be scenic locations on Monhegan Island, local marine paintings, and fresh flowers such as orchids.
The Carpenter’s Boat Shop will offer two summer woodworking classes. Bobby Ives and Mike Stevens will teach a class called “Building Simple Shaker Crafts” from July 26-30, and Lizabeth Moniz will teach “Woodworking for Beginners” Aug. 11-15.
The Saltwater Artists Gallery is selling art supplies owned by artist Polly Steadman to benefit Apifera Farm, a nonprofit animal sanctuary providing forever homes for elderly and special-needs animals. There is a great variety of art materials to choose from, including easels, brushes, paints, and canvases as large as 30 inches by 40 inches, and much more.
Savory Maine in Damariscotta will host a closing reception and silent auction of the paintings by Damariscotta artist Polly Steadman from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26. Savory appetizers, sweet treats, wine, and refreshing beverages will be served.
“Cape Ann and Monhegan Island Vistas: Contrasted New England Art Colonies” will explore the relationship between the historic and still-thriving art colonies of Monhegan Island and Cape Ann, Mass., featuring the work of artists connected with both places. Organized in collaboration with the Cape Ann Museum, this exhibition will be on view at the Monhegan Museum of Art & History July 1 through Sept. 30.
The Maine Art Gallery in Wiscasset will soon open an exhibit by members, marking the gallery’s first opening in over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
One of the joys of going to the movies is to escape and marvel in unknown and unfamiliar worlds — to take a break from the tribulations of daily life and get lost in wonder. The Truffle Hunters does just that. As Variety notes, it is “A scrumptious cinematic journey. Try not to fall hard for the joy it spreads.”
All are invited to the Damariscotta River Grill Wednesday, May 12 for the opening reception for photographers Jim Nyce and Penny Linn.