Clamshell Quilters on display at PWA office-gallery
DAMARISCOTTA — The walls of the Pemaquid Watershed Association office-gallery feature 43 quilts on display through Nov. 21 by the Clamshell Quilters, the Lincoln County chapter of the Pine Tree Quilters Guild.

About one-third of the quilts are for sale, and Clamshell Quilters is donating 35 percent of proceeds from sales of the quilt art to support the watershed association’s work.

Clamshell Quilters has over 30 members, most from Damariscotta and the Bristol and Boothbay peninsulas. They have monthly meetings with speakers and how-to-do-it workshops, they share new techniques and styles, and the group helps the community with various quilt projects. The Clamshell Quilters’ mission is to promote the art of quilting. The group donates works to local hospice programs as well as assisted living and nursing facilities.

For more information, call 563-2196 or visit

Make holiday gifts at hands-on art classes
BOOTHBAY — Boothbay Railway Village is hosting holiday gift-making classes beginning with a felted ornaments and hand printed cards class on Saturday, Nov. 10. Guidance will be provided by artists Susan Perrine and Jamie Wing.

The felted ornament workshop will run from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and costs $35 for museum members and $40 for non-members. Felting is a process for creating textiles that predates spinning and weaving. Perrine will help guests transform Maine wool from fleece to fiber art. Each participant will receive a packet with plenty of fiber, beads, buttons and embroidery floss.

The two-hour holiday cards class begins at noon. Wing, a printmaker, will teach people how to make their own greeting cards. All basic materials will be included, including paper and craft materials. The cost is $60 for museum members and $65 for non-members.

For more information, call 633-4727 or email [email protected]

Perrine has woven fabrics on large, electric-powered Jacquard looms, human-powered floor looms and created one that fit in a tiny matchbox. In the studio, she weaves and sews textiles into wearable art.

Wing was originally a digital artist and watercolorist, Wing’s first taste of relief printmaking was in high school, but when he took a course in stone lithography in college, he fell in love with printmaking processes.

3D show at Bath gallery
BATH — A show featuring 3D monotypes by Karen Adrienne opens Friday, Nov. 10, at the Green Lion Gallery. The show will run through Jan. 12.

Each individual print is made utilizing the qualities of a printing press to capture ink, folds and embossing all at the same time. Adrienne said she is inspired by the power, beauty and vitality of nature.

“My investigations of water are created through the pressure and magic of a printing press,” she said. “It’s about chance and the urge to capture a moment, and the experience of water, atmosphere or the continuum of the sky above and the water below.”

Adrienne, who moved to Maine more than 30 years ago, said each pass imparts another layer of ink and a new sequence of folds to the previous layers. The images carry a present and a past that can be seen at the same time.

“The print layers are built upon until I have captured a momentary balance of chance with a fugitive experience of nature,” she said.

She recently retired from teaching printmaking, drawing and bookmaking at the University of Maine at Augusta. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and she has received numerous grants, fellowships and artist residencies from many institutions including New England Foundation for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts and the Maine Arts Council.

An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, at the gallery.

For more information, call 844-3770.

River Arts drum circle planned
DAMARISCOTTA — River Arts will be the location of a monthly drum circle beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10. It will continue on the second Saturday of each month, weather permitting.

Drum circles are rhythm-based gatherings designed to connect and empower diverse groups of people, to encourage creativity and to promote wellness. All are welcome and no experience is necessary.

Guests are invited to bring their own drums and percussion instruments. Contact Kitty Hartford at 633-6355 for more information.

For more information about River Arts, visit, call 563-1507 or email [email protected] River Arts is located at 241 U.S. Route 1.

Youngbloods co-founder to play Chocolate Church
BATH — Musician Jesse Colin Young, a co-foounder of the band Youngbloods, will perform at the Chocolate Church Arts Center on Saturday, Nov.10. The show begins at 7:30 p.m.

On its first album in 1967, the Youngbloods debuted the song “Get Together,” and more than 50 years later, it still appears in films, television shows and commercials. Other Youngbloods songs include “Darkness, Darkness” and “Sunlight.”

Since 1972, Young has released 17 albums, including 1972’s “Song for Julie,” and 1994’s “Swept Away.”

Tickets are $30, $35 and $40 in advance and $42 at the door. Tickets are available by calling the Chocolate Church box office 442-8455 or by visiting