Midcoast art show

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | Jun 05, 2014
"Light in Brook," a 1985 oil painting by Neil Welliver, appears in the Bates College Museum of Art exhibition "Encountering Maine," opening with a 2 p.m. reception Saturday, June 7, at the Bates College Museum of Art in Lewiston. The show will run through Oct. 12.

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.

"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.

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.

“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. 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.

Seventh anniversary show, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays; Mondays by chance or appointment, Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main St. FMI: 338-0001. Through June 29. Reception: 5 to 7 p.m. June 6.

“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.

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.

CAMDEN

“Introductions,” work by new artists Alison Hill, Stefan Pastuhov, Renee Lammers, Peter Yesis, Kirk McBride and Lindsay Hopkins-Weld, 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. June 10 through 26.

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

Open Studio Celebration, 1 to 5 p.m. June 7, Arts At The Center, 6 Heal Road (former Grandpa Hall Building, Lincolnville Center. FMI: 841-0013. Artist/owner Randy Fein demos handbuilding and pottery wheel techniques 2 to 3:30 p.m.

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. Also 2 to 4 p.m. June 7, in conjunction with Arts At The Center open studio.

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

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.

“Artist Collective Exhibition” featuring Ricardo Cony Etchart, Diane Bowie Zaitlin and Gigi Gatti; introducing Rebecca Klementovich, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays (to 5:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays); 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays, Carver Hill Gallery, 338 Main St. FMI: 594-7745. Opens First Friday, June 6; through June 29.

First Friday Art Walk, 5 to 8 p.m. June 6, art venues on Main Street and adjacent to downtown. First Fridays through December.

Front-room work by Elizabeth Root Blackmer, Janalee Welch and Charlene “Sea” Vanderslice; plus work by 16 other member artists, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St. Through June 30.

“Group Ex,” June group show, Asymmetrick Arts, 405 Main St. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. First Friday reception June 6; through June 27.

“June Exhibition 2014,” work by 12 gallery artists, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-5935. Opens with 6 to 8 p.m. reception June 6; through July 5.

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.

Photographs of Vinalhaven by Tim Sullivan, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, Gallery Café of Good Tern Natural Foods Co-op, 750 Main St. Through June 30.

Photography 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.

Pop-Up Art Show, work by young local artists at the Rockland Recreation Center, corner of Limerock and Union streets. June 6 from 4 to 9 p.m. (live music starting 6 p.m.); June 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“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.

"Sea Level,” solo exhibition of new paintings by Sarah Faragher, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, Landing Gallery, 8 Elm St. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. June 6; through July 27. FMI: 594-4544.

Three shows: paintings by Robert Pollien, David Vickery and Connie Hayes, Dowling Walsh Gallery, 357 Main St. FMI: 596-0084. Open with 5 to 7 p.m. reception June 6; through June 28. Hayes talk 1 p.m. June 7 at nearby Strand Theatre.

“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.

“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. Free fresco talk by artist Barbara Sullivan: 5:30 p.m. June 6, auditorium.

ROCKPORT

“Hands On,” coinciding with opening of Maine Media Workshops + College’s book arts and alternative process photography studio, 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays, Maine Media Gallery, ground floor of the Shepherd Building, 18 Central St. Through July 5. Reception 5 p.m. June 24.

“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.

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. Through June 30.

THOMASTON

Clark Island-inspired paintings by Katharine Cartwright, Highlands Coffee House, Main Street/Route 1. Through June 30.

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.

UNION

Quartet of quilters — Linda Shepard, Joyce Grotton, Sylvia Lundevall and Karen Poulin — show varied textile works at Vose Library, on the Common. Through June 30. FMI: 785-4733.

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.

Photographs of Clary Hill by Steve Cartwright, Waldoboro Public Library, 958 Main St./Route 220. FMI: 832-4487. Through June 30.

“Rock Show,” new pastel paintings by Barbara Vanderbilt, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Tidemark Gallery, 902 Main St./Route 220. FMI: 832-5109. Opens with 5 to 7 p.m. reception, in conjunction with Philippe Guillerm; and Friendship’s Maine Coast Artist gallery receptions.

Season-opening exhibition of sculptures and paintings by Philippe Guillerm, Philippe Guillerm Gallery, 882 Main St. FMI: 701-9085. Opens with 5 to 7 p.m. reception June 7, in conjunction with Tidemark; and Friendship’s Maine Coast Artist gallery receptions.

WASHINGTON

Photography by Suzanne Theodora White, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. Through July 8. 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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