Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | May 29, 2014
Photo by: Christine Macchi Katharine Cobey of Cushing handknit "Mime to the Gulf War Cormorant" of cut black plastic, on view through June 28 as part of “Masters: Contemporary Fiber Art” at Maine Fiberarts, 13 Main St., Topsham. A public reception is set for Sunday, June 1, from 2 to 5 p.m. with an artists talk (there are 16 in the show) at 2:30 p.m. For more information, visit mainefiberarts.org.

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.

"Family Tree Hanging Out," paintings and cards by Leslie Mayer, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, Belfast Co-op Café, 123 High St. FMI: 338-2532. Opens with 7 to 9 p.m. art & wine tasting May 30.

Fine art prints, mixed media encaustics and Belfast Bay Shade Company works in progress by Dina Petrillo, most days and Friday evenings, Post Office Studio Workshop, second floor of historic downtown post office/customs house building. FMI: 735-8237. Final Friday reception 5 to 8 p.m. May 30 including photography by Carol Stenberg of Colibri Architects and live music.

“Goin’ Back,” new paintings by Joshua Ferry, 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 July 6.

“On The Labrador,” seven-artist theme show; plus Inuit and First Nationals art, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays (to 8 p.m. Fridays), Northern Light Gallery, 33 Main St. FMI: 338-3088. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception May 30; through June 25.

"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.

“31 Flavors,” work in varied media by Maine artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, Betts Gallery at The Belfast Framer, 96 Main St. (also entrance on Beaver Street). Through June 21. Reception: 5:30 to 8 p.m. May 30.

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

Work by Susan Tobey White, Sheep Jones, Julie Cyr, Gail Savitz and Blue Moon Clay Carvers, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays; Sundays by appointment, High Street Studio & Gallery, 149 High St. FMI: 338-8990. Season opens with Final Friday celebration 5 to 8 p.m. May 30.

CAMDEN

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

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.

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. 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.

"A Deep Blue Amen," group show of fine craft, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, CRAFT Gallery in the courtyard at 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-0167. Through July 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.

“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.

“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); and “Stories of the Land and Its People: An Arts Integrated School Initiative for Midcoast Maine,” annual student collaborative exhibition, in Craig Gallery and Julia’s Gallery (corner of Union and Elm streets; through Aug. 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; free for all 5 to 8 p.m. First Fridays and Wednesdays through October. FMI: 596-6457. Homestead tours: noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Olson House in Cushing: noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays.

“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.

ROCKPORT

Final work by Professional Certificate graduates, 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays, Maine Media Gallery, ground floor of the Shepherd Building, 18 Central St. Through closing reception 5 to 7 p.m. May 29. Opens June 4: “Hands On,” coinciding with opening of Maine Media Workshops + College’s book arts and alternative process photography studio; reception 5 p.m. June 24; through July 5.

“John Imber: Force of Nature”; “Four Painters: Hannah Bureau, Elizabeth Hoy, Robin Reynolds, Jay Wu”; “Shoshannah White: Undercurrent”; and “Mary Armstrong: Troposphere @ 12 Kilometers of Heaven,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave. Cost: $5. Through July 6. Free Tuesday Talk: Suzette McAvoy talks about the Imber exhibition 5:30 p.m. June 3.

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.

"Sales into the Season" pre-season weekend, by appointment, Marsh Hall Gallery, Route 131, Martinsville. FMI: 372-9996 or -8194. Through June 19.

“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.

SEARSPORT

“Fish, Wind and Tide: Art and Technology of Maine’s Resources”; “History Chests” designed by sophomore class of Searsport District High School; “Maritime Muse — Inspired By the Sea,” photographs by Dean Kotula; and much more, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Penobscot Marine Museum. Multi-building downtown campus; admissions at Main Street Gallery, 40 East Main St./Route 1. Cost: $12; $10 older than 64; $8 age 7-15; $30 families; free younger than 7, members and Searsport residents; group rates available. FMI: 548-2529. Through Oct. 19.

SOUTH THOMASTON

"Play of Light," macro nature photography by Elizabeth Root Blackmer, noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Keag River Gallery, 25 Dublin Road. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception May 30; through June 30. Artist on site 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 31.

THOMASTON

Colonial-era artifacts, art and more, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, General Henry Knox Museum/Montpelier, Route 131 at beginning of St. George peninsula. Cost: $10; $8 senior citizens, AAA members; $4 age 5-13; $20 family; free younger than 5 and active military families with Military ID; family flat rate $20. Through Columbus Day.

“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.

VINALHAVEN

“Winter Works,” recent work in varied media by gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, New Era Gallery, 60 Main St. FMI: 863-9351. Through June 25.

WALDOBORO

Lone Ranger paintings, original newspaper comic strip art and much more, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays, Fawcett’s Maine Antique Toy & Art Museum, Route 1. FMI: 832-7398 (call before 8 p.m.). Through Columbus Day.

“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 almost 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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