Articles by: Nan Lincoln

Nan Lincoln

Nan Lincoln

The former arts editor at the Bar Harbor Times writes reviews and feature stories for The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander.
  • Opera production features costumes, sets made of paper

    Opera production features costumes, sets made of paper

    BAR HARBOR — Fans of the excellent operas the Bar Harbor Festival has been bringing to the Criterion Theatre for the past 15 years or so have had to be very forgiving. Not of the singing, which has always been world-class, nor of the acoustics, which are wonderful at the Criterion for such live events.

  • “Pygmalion” is jolly good!

    “Pygmalion” is jolly good!

    Review by Nan Lincoln   MOUNT DESERT — There are some terrific stories that have been enthralling listeners and audiences for hundreds of years. Millennia, even. They have been told and retold in various forms and iterations and, somehow, always manage to seem relevant. The tale of Pygmalion is one of these. It first appeared

  • DeFrenn’s drawings

    DeFrenn’s drawings

    MOUNT DESERT — There’s a deep, dark edge to artist Jessica DeFrenn’s work. Even when her subjects are classic Maine scenes and portraits there is something ominous lurking in those woods; an anxious glance or worried cast in the eyes of the weathered faces of her fisherman and a woodsman perhaps. A storm is gathering;

  • Barn Arts Collective celebrates 10 years

    Barn Arts Collective celebrates 10 years

    TREMONT — About 10 years ago a young actor and theater teacher from New York took possession of a small house and even smaller barn in Bass Harbor he had inherited from his grandmother. This young man, Andrew Simon, was somewhat possessed himself — with an idea. It was a rather crazy idea that he

  • Patsy at the grand ole Grand

    Patsy at the grand ole Grand

    ELLSWORTH — Patsy Cline lovers will want to get themselves to The Grand next weekend to see one of the five final performances of its fine production of “A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline,” for a great nostalgia-filled night out. First of all, hurrah to The Grand and its new director, Nick Turner, for producing

  • Historical society makes bid on future of Manset church

    Historical society makes bid on future of Manset church

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Negotiations this week between the Rock Church, the Southwest Harbor Historical Society and two real estate agencies may decide the future of the Manset Union Church in the next few days. Built in 1831, the white clapboard church on Route 102A was the oldest continuously operating church on Mount Desert Island when,

  • Portrait of the artist as a unique young man

    Portrait of the artist as a unique young man

    Zachary Johnson is an engaging young man with curly, light brown hair and a sunny disposition. At age 21, Johnson, who is on the autism spectrum, is graduating from Mount Desert Island High School, where he has for seven years been part of the school’s SUN (Students with Unique Needs) program. On Friday, Johnson’s cup

  • Open season on art at Sam Shaw’s

    Open season on art at Sam Shaw’s

    It’s hard to imagine a better way to spend a spring day than by taking a shore walk with the dog or a friend in the morning, working in the garden in the afternoon and attending an art show in the evening. And, oh, if there happen to be precious jewels somewhere in the mix,