Lincoln County,

Characters of the County: Study of a Lincoln County Songbird

In Lincoln County Julie Babb is known as an artist with a finely honed gift of observation and an earned knowledge of her favorite subject. Her bird paintings, informed by her detailed studies of anatomy and behavior, are elevated by her ability to imbue her canvases with an almost poetic realism. But Babb had a rich artistic life before she ever touched brush to canvas to paint a red-tailed hawk in flight.
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Rockland, MEBangor Daily News

Maine Lighthouse Museum opens

ROCKLAND — The Maine Lighthouse Museum, located at One Park Drive, will open on Monday, June 14 at 10 a.m. The museum will now be open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., only closing on Tuesdays. The museum, founded by the late CWO4 Ken Black is home to the...
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Maine Art Gallery reception kicks off summer

"Man about Wiscasset" is how the newspaper headlines this journal by a “summah person from away.” Which I am, with my wife, Donna, and our two-year old herding dog, Luc. We were 'about' Saturday evening, attending a reception for an exhibition at the Maine Art Gallery. And if you need any proof that we have been starved for community, it was all there ... on the lawn, on the sidewalk and on both floors of the gallery. Must have been a hundred people ... in Wiscasset!... mask-less ... noshing and sipping ... laughing, appreciating art and each other.

Kefauver Gallery Opens for the Season

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. Kefauver’s work celebrates familiar subjects, such as ocean waves, the rocks...

Steadman Closing Reception June 16

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. Steadman was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer...

Maine Art Gallery Online Auction Ends June 15

(Wiscasset, ME) There are just a few days left in which to browse the Maine Art Gallery’s online auction and make bids. The art has been donated by artists and collectors for the purpose of supporting the non-profit gallery. The pieces for sale include an eclectic inventory of paintings as...
Lewiston, MESun-Journal

Art on display at hospital association’s rotating gallery

The Woman’s Hospital Association Rotating Art Gallery at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston is displaying the art of Andrea Graziano and the photography of Mike Casey. Graziano has lived in Lisbon Falls, since her family moved from Utica, New York, in 1966. She began to devote more time to painting during the isolation and sadness of the pandemic. From mixing the paints, applying the paints to canvas and watching the paint’s flow, “I knew it was going to become a healthy obsession. It is pure meditation. When people see my paintings, I hope it brings as many smiles and happiness, as I felt creating them,” said Graziano, according to a news release.
Lincoln County,

CLC Adult Education Graduates Celebrate with Song, Personalized Poems

Central Lincoln County Adult Education graduates celebrated their accomplishment with a song, personalized poems, a toast, and a punch and cake reception at the Lincoln Theater on Tuesday, June 8. One of the five graduates in the 2020-2021 class, Honora Boothby, showcased her flawless voice by singing “Meadowlark” from the...
Boothbay Harbor,

Making your best shot of Windjammers June 30

The parade of sails at Windjammer Days in Boothbay Harbor is a wonderful event to photograph and this year it will be on the early afternoon of Wednesday, June 30. Seeing the majestic Maine Windjammer fleet all decked out under full sail makes for some wonderful photo opportunities that many look forward to seeing each year.

Bowdoin Originals: 1960s Civil Rights Broadsides Come to Light

In the summer of 1964, David Anderson ’55 was visiting Bowdoin when he decided to browse a local bookshop. There he spotted a pair of striking portraits of two prominent American abolitionists: William Lloyd Garrison and Frederick Douglass. They were printed on long, thin broadsides, which are one-sided sheets historically...

Pemaquid Art Gallery Welcomes Nine New Artists

The Pemaquid Group of Artists has juried nine new artists into membership. John Butke, a Boothbay resident, is a locally known oil painter. Gwendolyn Evans, of Walpole, excels at watercolor painting. Hannah Ineson, of Damariscotta, has transitioned from painting to clay works. Alexandra Perry-Weiss, of Bristol, will exhibit works in oil.

Online Auction ends June 15

Now the fun begins! There are just a few days left in which to browse the Maine Art Gallery’s online auction and make bids. The art has been donated by artists and collectors for the purpose of supporting the non-profit gallery. To view the art, visit and click through...
Boothbay Harbor,

The final paintings of Carlo Albucci at Gold/Smith Gallery

Carlo Albucci was a Florentine painter of curious happenings. He painted ironic, iconic, surreal and comic events sometimes all together, sometimes one at a time. In all ways they are fun to look at and even more fun to figure out. These “happenings,” all oil paintings on Masonite, were inventions...

The Case for Fiction: Brock Clarke Discusses Latest Work

At some point a few years ago, while working on another book column for the Boston Globe, A. LeRoy Greason Professor of English Brock Clarke realized there was a distinct theme to the essays he had been writing for the past decade and a half. “That theme was ‘in defense of fiction,’ or at least an examination of fiction,” he said.

Full-Scale Wiscasset Art Walk to Return

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. Those ubiquitous orange barrels of 2019, indicators of...

Knox Museum opens for 2021 season

THOMASTON — The General Henry Knox Museum, in Thomaston, will be reopening for the 2021 season on Tuesday, June 22. “After remaining closed for the 2020 season, the Knox Museum is thrilled to open its doors to visitors once again,” said Executive Director Ethan Yankura, in a news release. Beginning...