Plein Air Painters – The Real Thing

The group is called “Plein Air Painters – The Real Thing”, and consists of 28 painters from the Mid-Coast Maine area and a bit further north who paint plein air in the wider Damariscotta area on Thursday mornings during the summer months.  The group was formed 25 years ago by several artists who painted in watercolor classes with Tom McCobb at the former Round Top Center for the Arts in Damariscotta.  They now enjoy painting Maine’s beautiful summer scenes at a different venue every week, at either private homes or public spaces. They paint in all media: pastel, oil, acrylic, watercolor, pen and pencil. Many of the painters have shown individually in the area and/or in their winter home locations, and the group as a whole has had previous shows at the Damariscotta Library, the Bristol Library, The Damariscotta River Grill, Yarmouth’s 137 Main Music Center and the Round Pond Coffee Shop.  The artists in the Bremen Library exhibition are: Carole Blanton, Marcia Brandwein, Dianne Dolan, Sarah Fisher, Caroline Janover, Penny Markley, Kay Miller, Carol Papa, Judy Schuppien, Becky Shorb, Carol Smith, Nancy Stadtlander, Kathleen Sutherland, Bob Vaughan, Connie Vickery, Carol Wiley and Barbara Youtz.

An opening Reception for the exhibition will be held on Thursday, July 11 from 4:00-6:00 in the Library. All are welcome. FMI: 529-5572.

Bremen Library Garden Tour

The Bremen Library Garden Tour, “Bremen Flowers, Farms and Fish,” will be held on Wednesday, July 17 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM rain or shine.  This fundraiser for the library is a “Garden Tour and More” that includes a silent auction and a number of raffle items.

One of the items offered in the silent auction will be an original garden sculpture designed by Hilary Olson who grew up in Bremen and learned metal work from her father, a professional welder and blacksmith.  This is the second year she will be offering an original garden sculpture for the silent auction.  Other items offered in the silent auction include a hand turned wooden bowl from Richard Corson of Bremen, a handcrafted piece of pottery from Peter Jones of Camden, and a piece of silver jewelry from Mary Hall of Damariscotta.

Tickets for the garden tour will only be available at the library on the day of the tour.  The library is the site of the silent auction and raffle.  Items will be displayed beginning Wednesday, July 10, for the July 17 auction.  The tour will end at 4:00 PM, but the auction and raffle will not end until 5:00 PM.

Bremen Library Garden Tour, Wednesday July 17 10:00-4:00

Bremen Flowers, Farms, and Fish is the theme of the “Garden Tour and More” being sponsored by the Bremen Library.  The library fund raiser will include home gardens, a commercial cashmere goat farm with gardens, and a shellfish business.  The tour is intended to showcase the unique character of Bremen.

On the tour, there will be views of Broad Cove, Hockomock Channel, and a number of islands all of which are part of Muscongus Bay which forms the eastern reaches of Bremen.  There will also be an opportunity to experience a farm with goats and gardens.

The Bremen Library fund raiser will be held rain or shine on Wednesday, July 17, 2019.  Tickets will only be available at the library on the day of the tour.  The library will also be the site of a silent auction on that day.  Silent auction items will be displayed beginning July 10 for the July 17 auction and tour day.