The DaPonte String Quartet kicked off its 25th winter season with a concert series titled “Running a Ground” that ranges from Mozart to modern. “Running a Ground” will be performed six times, in Damariscotta, Rockport, Boothbay Harbor, Portland, Gardiner and Brunswick from Nov. 4-20. The program will be performed in Lincoln County at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 4 at Lincoln Theater, 2 Theater St., Damariscotta, and at 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12 at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 32 Emery Way, Boothbay Harbor.
The Oct. 28 dress rehearsal of Heartwood Regional Theater Company and Lincoln Academy’s production of the Melanie Marnich play “These Shining Lives” revealed a well-rehearsed and very capable cast and crew consisting entirely of Lincoln Academy students.
The work of Damariscotta artist Bernice Masse Rosenthal – painted wood assemblage and ink-on-paper collage – currently occupies the walls and sections of the floors of two rooms at the Pemaquid Watershed Association’s office-gallery on Main Street in Damariscotta.
Just as summer is now a memory, the summer-evoking art exhibition of the photographs of Kathryn Simpson Bean Davis, of Kennebunk, and Portland’s Larry Hayden has come down from the walls of the Damariscotta River Grill as of Monday, Oct. 24.
Damariscotta photographer and Selectman Ronn Orenstein, who is known for his commercial photography work, has been branching out of late into photography as art.
Just in time for Halloween, Newcastle artist Glenn Chadbourne has published his first adult coloring book: “Uncle Glenny’s Zombie ‘Pocalypse!”
“Goodnight Bob,” the newest book from Waldoboro husband-and-wife team Ann and John Hassett, is one of those one-of-a-kind children’s books about bedtime – like Anna Dewdney’s “Llama Llama Red Pajama” and Peggy Rathman’s “Good Night, Gorilla” – that has the word “classic” written all over it. Released in September by Illinois-based children’s book publisher Albert Whitman & Co., “Goodnight Bob” tells the story – in simple language and endearing, colorful pictures – of a little boy named Bob who repeatedly shines his flashlight on all the eyes he sees in the night as he tries to fall asleep. It is both a universally familiar story and one with a wonderful twist near the end of the book (no spoiler here).
After a 5:30 p.m. potluck dinner in the vestry of the Broad Bay Congregational United Church of Christ in Waldoboro, potluck attendees filed into the church’s sanctuary for the Waldoborough Historical Society’s final program of the 2016 season on the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 12. The program featured 55-year-old Warren metal artist Jay Sawyer, “one of its own,” as the historical society described him in a press release announcing the event. The burly, bright-eyed, and bearded former Merchant Marine is a graduate of Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro.
The fourth year of the Damariscotta-Newcastle (Twin Villages) ArtWalk closes out on Friday, Oct. 21, when local galleries, studios, craft stores, restaurants, and more will be open from 4-7 p.m. for browsing and shopping.
Damariscotta photographer Ronn Orenstein is exhibiting his work at Savory Maine Dining & Provisions in Damariscotta through Tuesday, Nov. 29.
This fall marks the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Miles Memorial Hospital League art committee. To celebrate the occasion, Connie Bright, director of volunteers at LincolnHealth and a longtime member of the art committee, got together with fellow committee members Pemaquid artist Julie Babb and Bristol artist Judy Nixon on a recent sunny fall afternoon at Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop cafe. The women chatted about the committee’s history and projects, and their hopes for the work of the 14-member committee down the road, including the annual jurying on Tuesday, Oct. 18 of artwork to be considered for LincolnHealth – Miles Campus’ 2017 series of Hall Gallery art exhibitions.
At Beelicious in downtown Wiscasset, Barbara Welborn was at work sketching her take on Grant Wood’s iconic painting “American Gothic” – only Welborn was drawing cats as the subjects of her piece instead of a man and a woman. The 22-year-old self-described autistic artist, whose colorful body of work is largely feline-focused, was on hand to chat with visitors to the tiny specialty market on Thursday, Sept. 29 during the last Wiscasset Art Walk of the 2016 season.
The Midcoast Artist Salon meets every third Tuesday of the month from 4-6 p.m. at Skidompha Public Library’s beautiful atrium at 184 Main St., Damariscotta. The next meeting will be on Oct. 18.
One drives past the Saltwater Artists Gallery on Bristol Road in New Harbor on the way to and from the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse. Those making a beeline for the lighthouse may miss stopping at this delightful multi-room gallery, but they should make every effort to return another day to leisurely view all that the gallery has to offer.