Boothbay Harbor Chamber opens year-round sculpture trail 
BOOTHBAY HARBOR — The Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce recently opened a year-round, public-art sculpture trail featuring the works of sculptors from Maine and around New England. The Trail consists of 17 sculptures with varying artistic styles, mediums and subjects.  

Boothbay Harbor is the first town in Maine to initiate a curated sculpture trail that offers the gift of public art to residents and visitors to the Midcoast. The sculptures are currently concentrated in the downtown corridor of Boothbay Harbor and within easy walking distance to one another. Each sculpture is for sale and all proceeds go directly to the artist.  

Trail markers are located at each sculpture site and provide contact information on the artist and a description of the piece. A trail map available at the chamber guides visitors through the harbor’s streets, byways and across the harbor’s footbridge to each sculpture site.   

Chamber Director Patricia Royall said she believes the sculpture trail is a great way to encourage visitors to get to know the Boothbay Harbor Region and perhaps dine and shop while walking the trail.  

On Saturday, Aug. 11, the chamber hosted the “It’s All About Sculpture” launch celebration. A sculpted bird bath by sculptor Dan Ucci was given away by raffle with all proceeds going to benefit the Sculpture Trail.  

Regional chefs and caterers competed in the First Annual Food Sculpture Competition, and the winner won a $200 prize. Participating chefs included Dick Reid of the Thistle Inn, Kelly Patrick Farrin from the Carriage House Restaurant, Lenworth Poorman from Ocean Point Inn and Kate Maringer and Somijit Lim from Oceanside Golf Resort.  

For more information, call 633-2353. 

August art exhibit at Freeport Community Library
FREEPORT — Kittery-based artist Kevin C. Kuehl will display his photography at Freeport Community Library until the end of August.

According to the library, Kuehl has had a camera in hand since he was a kid, and he started by making silly movies with friends. These shenanigans eventually led to him earning a degree from a school in Australia, a job at J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and into the mountains of Maine to hike some of the Appalachian Trail. This was where he fell in love with photography.

Kuehl said he attempts to slow things down, to capture the beauty in every nook and cranny of nature and to make strangers feel happy with how they look. He likes an excuse to wander and going to take some pictures has become an ideal way of forging new experiences. 

For more information, 2Kpictures.com or call 865-3307.

New featured artist at CLC YMCA
DAMARISCOTTA — The lobby walls of the new Central Lincoln County YMCA will feature local artist Sarah Wilde, whose art features land and seascapes.

This show represents a newer approach for Wilde, according to a press release. Boulders in many shapes and configurations and figures gazing up at what appears to be a stone, or an egg, make up most of the show. Wilde said she has a bold and passionate approach to her painting and is endlessly fascinated by the human dilemma.

Wilde graduated from the Corcoran School of Art and spent many years teaching in the elementary schools in Bremen, South Bristol and Boothbay. She then taught adults expressive dance but is now devoting herself to painting full-time.

The show will be up until Aug. 29. 

For information, visit clcymca.org.