“Talking Art in Maine” and “Talking Food in Maine,” both part of Lincoln Theater’s Intimate Conversations series, return this September live on stage. These one-on-one discussions between local hosts and notable pioneers within their fields who have made a substantial contribution to the state of Maine will undoubtedly continue to inform and to entertain.
On Thursday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m., the Theater is pleased to welcome artist Jean Jack and host Jane Dahmen for “Talking Art in Maine.” Jean Jack, the Theater’s first guest of its seventh season, studied with Marshall Glazier and Leo Manso at the Art Students League in New York City. Her paintings have won numerous awards from an impressive roster of judges, including Will Barnet. Jack takes the relationship between landscape and buildings as the initial departure for her formal investigations. Her architectural shapes form a minimal sense of quiet in relation to the sky, ground and water that surrounds them. There is a Hopper-esk sense of isolation in her paintings, but her love and attachment to her subjects – barns from rural Maine to California – comes through.
The following Thursday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. the second season of “Talking Food in Maine” kicks off with Managing Editor of Culture Magazine, Susan Sherill Axelrod, and host Cherie Scott. This second season celebrates women in food innovation with guest, Susan Sherrill Axelrod. Having fallen in love with cheese at age 12, when she rode her bike to a local gourmet shop to procure a wedge of then-exotic Brie, Axelrod landed her dream job in June 2020 when she became editor-in-chief of Culture. She began her professional life as a caterer and restaurant owner in Ridgewood, New Jersey, subsequently making a shift to journalism. Upon moving to Maine in 2013, Axelrod worked at the Portland Press Herald before joining Maine magazine et al in 2016. There, she helmed Old Port and Ageless Maine magazines and covered the state’s dynamic food, drink, and restaurant scene. Axelrod has maintained a robust freelance career; she developed recipes for Lighten Up America, published by Cooking Light, was the founding editor of Eater Maine, and has contributed to Northeast Flavor, and Zagat, among others.
All Talking Art in Maine and Talking Food in Maine events are offered for free and are open to the public. Reservations are recommended but not required and can be made through the theater’s website.
Sponsors for Lincoln Theater’s Intimate Conversation series include Horch Roofing, Maine Home+Design, Maine The Magazine, and King Eider’s Pub.
The Lincoln Theater is located at 2 Theater St. in Damariscotta. Information on all upcoming talks is available through our website at LincolnTheater.net.