Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | May 15, 2014
Maine Coast Artist Gallery of Friendship, operated by artist/teacher Kat Logan, offers classes for adults and children including pottery, drawing and painting. For more information, visit mainecoastartist.com or call 226-7446.

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.

“The Colcords: A 19th Century Seafaring Family,” two- and three-dimensional works by Beth Henderson, Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. Through May 31.

Festival of Art, annual exhibition of work by Maine artists older than age 50, University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave./Route 3, Belfast. Free. Opens with 6 to 8 p.m. reception May 15; continues 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 16 and 17; concludes noon to 3 p.m. May 18. Presentation and panel on/with featured artist Harold Garde 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

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

"New England Originals: Seascapes and Landscapes with a Down East Maine Perspective," photography by Marty Saccone, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, Belfast Co-op Café, 123 High St. FMI: 338-2532. Through late May.

"Painting the Land Alive," paintings by Jill Hoy and others, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. Through June 9. Reception: 5 to 8 p.m. May 30.

“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. Also show of work by Bridge afterschool program.

“Sky” group theme show, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays; chance or appointment, Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main St. FMI: 338-0001. Through June 1.

“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

“Circus Paintings & Other Works,” work by Angela Anderson Pomerleau, Camden Public Library, Atlantic Avenue and Main Street/Route 1. Through May 31.

“Season’s Transition” featuring paintings by Ann Trainor Domingue, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Camden Falls Gallery, 5 Public Landing. FMI: 470-7027. Through May 22.

HOPE

Work by Bernard “Blackie” Langlais, gifted through Colby College and the Kohler Foundation, Hope Town Library, 443 Camden Road/Route 105. FMI: 763-3553. Open house: 6 to 9 p.m. May 15.

LINCOLNVILLE

Sara Gagan: portraits from her nine-woman series, 11 a.m. to noon Sundays; chance or appointment, Lincolnville Community Building, 18 Searsmont Road/Route 173, Lincolnville Center. Opens with 3 to 4:30 p.m. reception May 18; through June 19.

Work by Maine artists and artisans, Beyond The Sea, Route 1 at Lincolnville Beach.

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

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.

“Balance Point,” season-opening show of work by J. Fred Woell and Patricia Wheeler, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Carver Hill Gallery, 338 Main St. FMI: 594-7745. Through June 3.

Grand opening exhibition of work by siblings Neil Reichline, Andrew Reichline and Rhonda Reichline Dubin, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays/by appointment, The Fischer Gallery, 340 Main St., upstairs. FMI: 542-6791.

“Home,” recent paintings by Greta Van Campen; and “Snaps,” mixed media by Amy Lowry, Dowling Walsh Gallery, 357 Main St. FMI: 596-0084. Through May 31.

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.

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

“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.

"Season Invitational," 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, Landing Gallery, 8 Elm St. Through June 1. FMI: 594-4544.

“Stories of the Land and Its People: An Arts Integrated School Initiative for Midcoast Maine,” annual student collaborative exhibition, opens May 18 with 1 p.m. program at Strand Theatre followed by reception in Craig Gallery and Julia’s Gallery (corner of Union and Elm streets; through Aug. 31); “The Wyeths, Maine and the Sea” in Wyeth Center (through Dec. 28); “Celebrating Maine,” works from the Permanent Collection, in Rothschild Gallery; “Coloring Vision: From Impressionism to Modernism” (through Sept. 28) in Crosman Gallery; “Andrew Wyeth: Temperas” in Hadlock Gallery; “Andrew Wyeth: Studies” in Wyeth Study Center; “Other Voices in the Nevelson/Berliawsky Gallery; and “Ideals of Beauty: The Nude” in Library (through Dec. 31), 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. Free admission for all May 18, Art Museum Day.

“Wabi Sabi,” group show by the Lively Ladies,  7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays (closed holidays), Garage Gallery at Eastern Tire Service, 70 Park St. Through late summer.

Work by new members Roger Barry and Wendy Wight, front room; and by the rest of the member artists, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St. Through May 31.

“A Year in the Georges River Watershed,” work by 2013 artists in residence Elizabeth Billings and Michael Sacca, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-5935. Through May 31. AIR reception: 5 to 8 p.m. May 23.

ROCKPORT

“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. 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. 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

Fine art by Hannah Nelsbach and Len Clarke, Jackson Memorial Library, 71 Main St./Route 131, Tenants Harbor. Through June 27.

“Spring Growth,” mixed media work by Lucinda Talbot, open weekends and when “open” sign is out, River Road/Route 131, three miles down the peninsula from Montpelier. FMI: 372-1515.

THOMASTON

“Decades of Dabbling,” art of many painting genres by Margaret McCrea, in main display case (through May 31); and wood-relief wall hangings by Bernard “Blackie” Langlais, gifted from the late artist’s estate by the Kohler Foundation, Thomaston Public Library, 60 Main St./Route 1.

WALDOBORO

“Secret Garden,” work by gallery artists inside and in the sculpture garden, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Tidemark Gallery, 902 Main St./Route 220. FMI: 832-5109. Through May 31.

WASHINGTON

Photography by Suzanne Theodora White, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. Through July 8. FMI: 845-2663.

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Dagney C. Ernest
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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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