DAMARISCOTTA — Artist Jane Dahmen returns once again to Lincoln Theater at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 to host a new season of “Talking Art in Maine: Intimate Conversations,” beginning with special guest, Mark Bessire, director of the Portland Museum of Art.

The PMA is Maine’s oldest public art institution serving more than 140,000 visitors annually, including more than 8,000 schoolchildren. In his role, he directs the PMA’s entire operation with an annual budget of $5.5 million and a staff of approximately 80 professionals, interns, and volunteers.

Bessire also oversees the PMA’s curatorial and educational programming; the preservation and interpretation of the museum’s architecturally significant buildings, the collection of more than 18,000 objects; and the acquisition of important new works of art.

Upcoming guests in the 2018 season, all on Thursday evenings at 7, include Alan Magee on March 8; Barbara Sullivan on April 19; and Emilie Stark-Meneg on June 28.

Additional information can be found by calling the theater at 563-3424 or visiting lcct.org.

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