Celebrating America through art: I had the pleasure of spending time with Damariscotta artist Franciska Needham last week as she was readying her Water Street gallery for its May 27 season opening featuring her exhibit titled “America the Beautiful,” which runs through Friday, July 14.
The Kefauver Studio & Gallery in Damariscotta presents the opening reception for the “A Taste of Pemaquid” art show. The reception will be held at the gallery on Saturday, June 3, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The show runs through Sunday, June 25.
On Wednesday, June 7 at 10 a.m., New York Times bestselling author Linda Greenlaw will once again speak at Skidompha Library, at 184 Main St. in Damariscotta, as part of its Chats with Champions series. Greenlaw will discuss her newest mystery, “Silver Hitch,” the third in her Jane Bunker series.
Carlo Albucci is a Florentine painter focused on very curious happenings. He paints the ironic, the iconic, and surreal, poignant, and comic events – sometimes all together in one painting.
A special summer exhibit, “Dungeons and Dragons: Seafarers and Tattoos,” opens on Saturday, June 10 at the Lincoln County Historical Association’s Old Jail Museum on Federal Street in Wiscasset. The setting is very appropriate for this exhibit, since the seafarers adorned with tattoos were often “guests” of the jail.
Damariscotta bone artist is UK-bound: Up-and-coming local sculptor Keith Plummer, who appeared in this column back on April 11, announced on May 18 that he was accepted as one of 25 finalists for the Visual Art Open contest, an annual international art competition based in Chester, England whose primary goal is “to reveal and promote unknown artists who are yet to establish their profile in the contemporary art world,” as the contest’s website, visualartopen.com, puts it.
Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” playing this week at The Harbor Theatre.
In 1998, an enormous pile of charred and decaying wood that was the remains of a beautiful four-masted schooner named the Hesper was taken from the Wiscasset waterfront, where it had sat since 1932, to the dump.
Whether it is hot or cold outside, Lincoln Theater has air conditioning and heat. Come in, get comfortable, and enjoy a good movie.
Damariscotta artist Marnie Sinclair, whose art gallery and studio is one of the four Bristol Road Galleries, is known for her bronze sculptures, her pastel drawings, and, increasingly, her environmentally focused artwork. Since April 21, Sinclair’s work has been on display at the home of her friend Deb Poor, who turned the lower floor of her beautiful two-story house in Newcastle into an art gallery for Sinclair’s show, which is titled “Balance & Imbalance.”
The MVHS Players at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro proudly presents this year’s Dessert Theater events. Shows will take place at 7 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, May 25-27.
The energy was running high at the May 2 dress rehearsal for Hearts Ever Young’s upcoming annual show – this year titled “Love That Song” – at Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta. Local pianist Sean Fleming, the group’s musical director since 2012, led the large cast of men and women through a lively program of vocal and dance numbers, beginning with show-opener “Another Op’nin’, Another Show” from the popular musical “Kiss Me Kate.”
New blood at River Arts: “I’m new to River Arts,” said Pemaquid painter Alice de Mauriac when I caught up with her recently in the West Gallery of Damariscotta’s River Arts.
In December of last year, Medomak Middle School eighth-grader Kristina Rolerson was asked to take on a challenge to do any type of tribal design for her uncle’s Freightliner truck that travels around the United States. She decided to accept that challenge.