Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | Apr 10, 2014
Gift of Mrs. Charles Bruen Perkins Rockland’s Farnsworth Art Museum will open a new show drawn from its Permanent Collection Saturday, April 12, in the Crosman Gallery. Pictured is Charles Woodbury’s “Coasting-Boston Common,” a circa 1920 oil on canvas.

APPLETON

Watercolors and oils by Nancy Glassman, Mildred Stevens Williams Memorial Library, 2916 Sennebec Road. FMI: 785-5656.

BELFAST

African art, crafts and clothing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Aina Moja at the Wellness Health Center, 39 Main St. FMI: 930-8012.

“Bees and Flowers: A Garden Partnership,” photography by Amy Campbell, Belfast Co-op Café gallery, 123 High St. FMI: 338-2532. Through late April.

“I Farm Because,” photography by Isabel Stearns and farmer’s writings, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. Through April 28.

Mast kaleidoscopes by photographer Paula B. Cannon, Camden National Bank, 156 Main St.

"Paper," works on, about or made of paper, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays; chance or appointment, Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main St. FMI: 338-0001. Through April 27.

“The Print Show,” open call group show, in the Clifford Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; by chance or appointment, Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. FMI: 338-2222. Through May 30.

“Susan Balch: A Retrospective,” watercolors for Liberty Graphics and other works, Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. Through April 30. Reception and celebration of life with the artist’s family: 2 to 4 p.m. April 26.

“These Are a Few of My Favorite Things,” selections from this winter’s Maine Farmland Trust Gallery farmers’ photography show, The Best Café of Waldo County General Hospital, 118 Waldo Ave. Through May 31.

Watercolor paintings by Dianne Horton, The Republican Journal, 161 High St. FMI: 338-3613.

“The Wrack Line, Images from the Periphery,” prints, sculpture and drawings by Simon van der Ven, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, Perimeter Gallery in Chase’s Daily, 96 Main St. FMI: 338-0555. Through May 18.

CAMDEN

“The Coastwise Photography of Ed Coffin,” Maritime Month exhibit from Penobscot Marine Museum, Camden Public Library, Atlantic Avenue and Main Street/Route 1. Through April 30.

LINCOLNVILLE

Work in various media by Maine artists, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Lincolnville Fine Art Gallery, 2522 Atlantic Highway/Route 1 at Lincolnville Beach. FMI: 789-5000.

ROCKLAND

“Andrew Wyeth: Temperas” in Hadlock Gallery; “Andrew Wyeth: Studies” in Wyeth Study Center; “Celebrating Maine,” works from the Permanent Collection, in Rothschild Gallery; “Coloring Vision: From Impressionism to Modernism” (April 12 to Sept. 28) in Crosman Gallery; “Other Voices in the Nevelson/Berliawsky Gallery; “Ideals of Beauty: The Nude” in Library (through Dec. 31); and “19th-century Perspectives: People & The Land” in Craig Gallery (through April 27), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St. Admission $12; $10 senior citizens or students older than 16; free younger than 17, museum members and all Rockland residents. FMI: 596-6457.

Art exhibition, curated by Pam Cabañas, of work by Midcoast artists in community spaces of Bartlett Woods Retirement Community, 20 Bartlett Drive, off upper Talbot Avenue. Through May; open to public during regular business hours.

Flower kaleidoscopes by photographer Paula B. Cannon, Jensen’s Pharmacy, 91 Camden St./Route 1 (first floor of Breakwater Marketplace). Also Midcoast scenic work at Continuum Physical Therapy (fourth floor).

“Herald of Springtime,” work by Susan Beebe, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; and 9 a.m. to noon Fridays, Sanctuary Gallery of Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. Through mid-May.

Nature-inspired work in various media, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, art gallery of Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 9 Water St.

New work by Shawn Fields, Dowling Walsh Gallery, 357 Main St. FMI: 596-0084.

“9 x 9,” annual group show by the Nine Lively Ladies, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, Garage Gallery of Eastern Tire Service, 70 Park St.

Paintings and prints by Maureen Egan, Center for Health and Healing, 17 Masonic St.

Poetry Month Rockland art exhibit, display cases of Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. Through April 30.

“Sea & Sky,” paintings by Betty Heselton, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, Archipelago Fine Arts Gallery, 386 Main St. FMI: 596-0701. Through June 20.

ROCKPORT

“ARTicipation!” annual local student art show, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave. Opens with 2 to 4 p.m. food-and-activities reception April 12; through April 27.

“Current Student Work,” 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, corner of Route 90 and Mill Street. FMI: 594-5611. Opens with 5 to 7 p.m. reception April 11; through May 28.

“Driven Deep,” photographer Stuart Zaro’s MFA thesis exhibition, 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and by appointment, Maine Media Gallery, ground floor of the Shepherd Building, 18 Central St. April 16 through May 24. Reception: 5 to 6 p.m. May 23.

Kathleen Hendrick: original floral and landscape watercolors, office of Dr. Anthony Lee, O.D., 247 Commercial St./Route 1 in the Foxridge Office Park. Ongoing; works changes periodically.

ST. GEORGE

Photography by Elizabeth Root Blackmer and David Hastings, Jackson Memorial Library, 71 Main St./Route 131, Tenants Harbor. Through April 29.

SEARSPORT

“Vicky’s Bags,” 300 lunch bags painted by Robert Barnes, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, WORKS Gallery & Bookstore, 21 East Main St./Route 1. FMI: 899-5988. Opens with 5 to 7 p.m. reception April 11; through May 11.

THOMASTON

“Archie” comic art by Bob Montana, The Highlands Coffee House, 189 Main St./Route 1. FMI: 354-4162. Through April 30.

Wood-relief wall hangings by Bernard “Blackie” Langlais, gifted from the late artist’s estate by the Kohler Foundation; wood-turned vessels created by Peter McCrea (display case), Thomaston Public Library, 60 Main St./Route 1.

UNITY

"Space and Waves and Tendencies," mixed media works by Heather Lyon, Leonard Craig Gallery (open during events/by appointment) in lobby of Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. April 11 through 25. Reception: 4 p.m. April 18.

WALDOBORO

Antique quilt from Waldoborough Historical Society’s Storer Collection in main room, through April.

Work by Stephen Jane, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Tidemark Gallery, 902 Main St./Route 220. FMI: 832-5109. Through May 3.

WASHINGTON

Annual Student Art Exhibit from Prescott Memorial School, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. Through May 6. FMI: 845-2663.

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Dagney has been providing Courier coverage of the local arts scene since 1985 and has helmed the multi-paper A&E section since it debuted in 2003. She has been a local performing artist, community and professional, for 30 years and spent a decade writing, producing and announcing on-air for several Midcoast radio stations. When not in the NewsNest, Dagney likes to be in motion.

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