Join us for dinner Wednesday, May 12 for the opening reception for photographers Jim Nyce and Penny Linn. To celebrate the photographers, the Damariscotta River Grill is hosting a Prix Fixe three course menu that will be offered for $25, with a choice of wine pairings for $9, or choose a selection from the regular menu. A portion of the dinner proceeds will be used to fund a scholarship for a Lincoln Academy student pursuing an art education. Reservations are encouraged. Photography can be viewed through June 21.
Jim Nyce left the corporate world after 35 years to move to Cushing, allowing him to concentrate on his photography full time. He had accumulated thousands of images, many from summers in Maine to work with, and time to explore new images, building discipline and skills in digital editing and printing. His keen eye combined with his technical skills truly make his photography works of fine art.
Jim shares his thoughts: “The world around us is 360 degrees of totally immersive color, form, and motion; in a constant state of change. My camera sees only little frozen rectangles of that visual cacophony. But far from that being a liability, it enables me to really focus and seek out the “choice bits” of the world – fixed fragments which for me represent beauty, mystery, and/or wonder that could easily otherwise pass by unnoticed. I’m fascinated by breaking the bonds of context, serendipitous design, color relationships, visual layers, and textural elements which can transcend the two dimensional nature of my images. For me, photography is a powerful tool for my continuing discovery of beauty in apparently mundane and unremarkable fragments of the world.”
Penny Linn graduated from Colby College in 1973 and remained in Maine with her husband and two boys. Currently living in Belfast, Penny has retired and has embarked on a journey to rekindle her passion for the art which entailed exiting the film world and entering the digital age of image making. She has studied photography at Maine Media Workshops and with Belfast photographer, Neal Parent.
“ I am generally drawn toward simple compositions that embrace the minimal while transforming the ordinary into an image apart from the obvious,” said Linn. “In a sense, I extract photographs from the expansive landscapes we encounter in our daily travels. These are interpretations of landscapes beyond a common image, to view in a new way.”
Located at 155 Main Street, the Grill’s hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 3-8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 3-8:30 p.m. A very large floor plan affords ample space to create safe dining spots with 6 feet or more between tables. Follow us on Facebook or www.damariscottarivergrill.com