Youth auditions at Heartwood Regional Theater Company are scheduled for early December, in preparation for the upcoming youth productions “Guys and Dolls” and “Firebird.”
“Creativity takes courage.” – Henri Matisse
Why the arts?: Regularly, I talk with people that have definite opinions on the importance of the arts – visual, musical, theater, culinary, and so on. Many seem to delight in and thrive on taking part in an artistic pursuit, such as playing a musical instrument, painting, or acting in community theater, whether they are professionals or amateurs. Many others seem to feel similarly fulfilled and excited about being part of the audience for such creative, expressive endeavors.
Representing the beauty of Maine: Lovely Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, in Boothbay, has been honored for its breathtaking beauty by being chosen by the U.S. Postal Service as one of the 10 garden venues nationwide to be featured in its 2020 American Gardens series of first-class Forever stamps.
Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta is pleased to welcome Kathy Gunst as the next guest in the Talking Food in Maine: Intimate Conversations series, featuring one-on-one conversations between host Cherie Scott, of Boothbay, and notable culinary pioneers who have made a substantial contribution to the culinary arts in the state of Maine.
Hillia Aho is a second-year student in New York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts graduate film program, which counts such star directors as Spike Lee, Martin Scorsese, Ang Lee, and Jim Jarmusch among its alumni.
Follow her anywhere: Whitefield’s Sheepscot General on any given Friday evening is a busy, fun place, in large part due to the fact that Fridays from 5-8 p.m. are Pizza Night, the one night each week when one can partake in the sourdough-crusted gloriousness topped with fresh (and often delightfully interesting) ingredients that is Sheepscot General’s regionally famous pizza.
For one night only, “A Night with Janis Joplin” hits the screen at Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. Captured live last October from the touring production at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles, the BroadwayHD, multicamera production stars Tony Award nominee Mary Bridget Davies as the legendary ’60s rock and blues singer who exploded onto the music scene in 1967, charting five singles before her untimely death at the age of 27.
Miles Memorial Hospital League holiday cards, featuring the artwork of five Midcoast artists, are now available for sale at $8 per package plus tax.
The Medomak Valley Players will open “Bye Bye Birdie” on Friday night, Nov. 8 in the Ronald E. Dolloff auditorium of the school, located on Manktown Road.
“The less there is to look at, the more important it is that we look at it closely and carefully. This is critical to abstract art. Small differences make all the difference.” – Kirk Varnedoe, “Pictures of Nothing: Abstract Art Since Pollock”
Brian Dunne and Kate Rhudy, uber-talented young singer-songwriters, are playing the Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, at 86 Townsend Ave. in Boothbay Harbor, this Saturday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
An eBay auction of a signed copy of Stephen King’s new book with an inscription from the author will benefit scholarships for journalism students in Maine.
Masterful work: Open since July, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts’ new building in Edgecomb, the Joan Pearson Watkins House, houses an art gallery. Currently, the gallery is hosting an exhibit titled “Masters and Apprentices,” featuring the work of master basket, wood, blockprint, assemblage, and jewelry artists and their apprentices.
The Lincoln Theater in downtown Damariscotta is bringing some of the public’s favorite children’s books to the big screen as it launches the next Stories to Screen series.