Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | Jul 10, 2014
Photo by: Scott Hewitt/courtesy MFA The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston will open the first retrospective of artist Jamie Wyeth (born 1946) Wednesday, July 16. It will examine Wyeth's distinctive approach to realism over the course of six decades, from his earliest childhood drawings through various recurring themes inspired by the people, places and objects that populate his world … a world that includes the St. George peninsula and nearby islands. The exhibition will travel beginning in January and well into 2015.

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.

Arts in the Park, 19th annual fine art and craft show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 12 and 13, Heritage Park on the downtown waterfront.

Artwork by Percy Sanborn and Hartwell Woodcock, “Belfast during the Civil War - The Home Front,” exhibits depicting Belfast's maritime and industrial heritage and more, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Belfast Museum, 10 Market St. FMI: 338-9229.

“Attention to Detail,” photography by Lynn Karlin; plus photography on second-floor by Jaap E. Helder, Terry Hire, Michael Reid and Mary Woodman, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. Through July 14.

"Cut Time: Simple, Paired Papercuttings," work by Bennett Konesni, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, Belfast Co-op Café, 123 High St. FMI: 338-2532. Through late July.

Friday Art Walk, 5:30 to 8 p.m., downtown and around. Every Friday in July and August; Final Fridays through October.

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.

Guest artists Hilary Kahrl and Eric Leppanen plus member artists work, 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 July 27.

“Intertwined: Architecture of the Nest & Ancient Traditions in Weaving,” photography by Sharon Beals; plus nature-centric and First Nations 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 July 23.

“Living in these Bodies, Part I,” work by Angela Lorenz, Jessica Straus and the late Peggy McKenna; and “Summer Color” group show (Corridor Gallery), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; special hours on Saturdays, Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. Through July 25.

Maine Coast Competition, Penobscot Bay Carvers and Artists Association’s 26th annual showcase of wildlife carvings and artwork, Belfast Boathouse, Front Street. Free. Open to public 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 12; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 13.

“Sky Above, Water Below,” group show by Karen Adrienne, Betty Heselton, Christine Olson and Donna Parkinson, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, Betts Gallery at The Belfast Framer, 96 Main St. (also entrance on Beaver Street). Through July 19.

“Standard,” new banners by Karen Gelardi, 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 Aug. 24. Opening reception: 6 to 8 p.m. July 10.

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 (to 8 p.m. art walk nights); 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. Through July 16.

“Maine: Island Time,” art by Michael Weymouth and poems and essays by Elizabeth Garber, Picker Room of Camden Public Library. Through July 31.

FRIENDSHIP

Artifacts and documents of a traditional seafaring community, 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, Friendship Museum, one-room schoolhouse at 1 Martin Point Road. Through Labor Day, then weekends only through Columbus Day.

“The Maritime Show,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Maine Coast Artist Gallery, 10 Harbor Road. FMI: 226-7446. Opens with 4 to 7 p.m. reception July 12, coinciding with openings at Waldoboro’s Tidemark and Philippe Guillerm galleries; and Old Number Nine, all in the village.

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

Work by Maine artists and artisans, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily/to 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 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

B.U.O.Y. Auction: artist-painted and reworked wooden buoys, on view at Maine Lighthouse Museum, 1 Park Drive; and online at BiddingForGood.com/Trekkers. Through July 21.

Dudley Zopp and Gabriella d'Italia, featured artists at Asymmetrick Arts, 405 Main St. Through July 25.

Featured artists Lissa Hunter and Jan Owen and other fine craft, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuessdays through Saturdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, CRAFT Gallery in the courtyard at 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-0167. Through July 31.

Front-room work by Wendy Wight, Laurie Bellmore, Barbara Fischer Eldred and Cahrles Laurier Dufour; plus work by 15 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 July 31.

“Gardens and Tidepools,” paintings by Robin Reynolds; and new work by Dianne Schelble (upstairs gallery), 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. Through July 28.

Solo shows by Barbara Sullivan and Dennis Pinette, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-5935. Through Aug. 16.

“A Kaleidoscope of Color,” work in varied media by Stell, 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays; and by appointment (596-0093), Sanctuary Gallery of Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. Through July 30.

“Maine Light,” new paintings by Björn Runquist and “By-Gone Boats,” 40 clay boats by David Riley Peterson, (through Sept. 7); and "Sea Level,” new paintings by Sarah Faragher (through July 27), 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Landing Gallery, 8 Elm St. FMI: 594-4544.

“Mom, apple pie, baseball and the flag,” 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.

“Monhegan: The Unfailing Muse,” Maine artist group show, 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 Aug. 31. Paintings by Jean Kigel in the store through July 31.

“1/1: Unique Photographic Prints,” work by Dianna Rust, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Jonathan Frost Gallery & Frame Shop, corner of Main Street and Park Drive. FMI: 596-0800.

“Out There: A Photographic Tour of the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge,” 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.

Paintings by David Graeme Baker and Anna B. McCoy; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Dowling Walsh Gallery, 357 Main St. FMI: 596-0084. Through July 31. Opening with 5 to 7 p.m. reception July 12: ex-voto boxes by Anne-Emmanuelle Marpeau.

Paintings curated by Gleason Fine Art, 4 to 7 p.m. First Fridays, Captain Lindsey House, 5 Lindsey St.

“The Shakers: From Mount Lebanon to the World,” major exhibition organized in partnership with the Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon (N.Y.) and Maine’s Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village Museum, in Morehouse Wing (through Jan. 4); “The Wyeths, Maine and the Sea” in Wyeth Center (through Dec. 31); “Celebrating Maine,” works from the Permanent Collection, in Rothschild Gallery (through Dec. 31); “Coloring Vision: From Impressionism to Modernism” (through Sept. 28) in Crosman Gallery; “Andrew Wyeth: Temperas and Watercolors” in Hadlock Gallery and “Andrew Wyeth: Studies” in Wyeth Study Center (through Nov. 30); “Ideals of Beauty: The Nude” in Library (through Dec. 31); “Other Voices in the Nevelson/Berliawsky Gallery; 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. Wednesdays and First Fridays 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. Tuesdays through Sundays, tours on the hour.

“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.

ROCKPORT

Americans Who Tell the Truth, traveling portrait exhibit by Robert Shetterly, 2 to 7 p.m. July 12 at the Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. Artist discussion at 7 p.m.

Arts on the Hill: large, freestanding relief tapestries in Beech Nut, the historic stone hut atop Beech Hill Preserve. Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 19, 26, 27 and 30. FMI: 236-7091.

“Art to Collect Now,” 37th annual Benefit Art Auction exhibition, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave. Opens with 5 to 7 p.m. reception July 12; through July 26.

“Drew Ernst + New Paintings,” work by New York-based modern realist, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Pascal Hall, 86 Pascal Ave. Through July 16.

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.

Linda Packard: guest artist for July, plus work by Barb Jackson, Liz Donald and Carol Latta, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Barb Jackson Studio/Gallery, 22 Central St. (between Shepherd's Pie and Salt Water Farm). FMI: 631-0993. Through July 31. Reception: 4 to 6 p.m. July 10.

“A Maine Media Legacy,” the 2014 scholarship fundraiser exhibition, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, Maine Media Gallery, 18 Central St. Through Aug. 2. Opening reception: 4 to 5:30 p.m. July 12.

“New Work by Faculty,” exhibition of fine wood furniture, turned objects, carving and ceramics, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, 25 Mill St. (at Route 90). FMI: 594-5611. Through Sept. 17.

ST. GEORGE

“Barbara Ernst Prey: The Print Show,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Blue Water Fine Arts, Main Street/Route 131, Port Clyde. FMI: 372-8087. Through July 20.

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

Paintings of Port Clyde & Monhegan by a dozen local artists, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Ocean House Hotel and Gallery, 870 Port Clyde Road/Route 131 in Port Clyde village.

Photographs of Huppers Island on metal by Toril Lavender; plus work by gallery members, noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays, Port Clyde Art Gallery, in the barn of Seaside Inn, in the village at end of Route 131. Through July 28. Reception: 5 to 7 pm. July 11.

"Visual Conversations" group show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, Mars Hall Gallery, 621 Port Clyde Road/Route 131, Martinsville. FMI: 372-9996. Through July 13.

Work by six Maine artists: Leo Brooks, Kathleen Fox, Wilder Oakes, Sylvia Murdock, Otty Merrill, and Chuck Paine, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Gallery-by-the-Sea, Main Street/Route 131 in Port Clyde village. FMI: 372-0583.

SEARSPORT

“Eric Hopkins: Shells, Fish, Shellfish” in Douglas and Margaret Carver Memorial Art Gallery); “Fish, Wind and Tide: Art and Technology of Maine’s Resources”; “History Chests” designed by sophomore class of Searsport District High School; “What Once Was — Our Changing Fisheries,” photography by Lisa Tyson Ennis; and 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.

“Recent Paintings: Elizabeth Yamin & Karen Jelenfy,” WORKS Bookstore & Gallery, 21 East Main St./Route 1. July 11 through Aug. 29. Reception: 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 2.

SOUTH THOMASTON

Gary Akers print exhibition, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, The Green Schoolhouse, two miles down the St. George peninsula on Route 131. FMI: (859) 250-0278. Through July 18. Artist on site each day.

“Kosti Ruohomaa and Maine: A Special Relationship,” 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays; 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Finnish Heritage House, Route 131. Through mid-October.

“The Sky’s the Limit,” grand-opening show of work by Baines, Sarah Barnard-Blitz, Allen Bunker, Sandra Leinonen-Dunn, Julie Haskell, Pamela Hetherly and Jill Valliere, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, Kelpie Gallery, 81 Elm St./Route 73 in ‘Weskeag village. Through Sept. 28.

THOMASTON

“Celebrating the Portrait as Timeless Art” contemporary realist group show and “Seth Haverkamp: A Passion for the Unique,” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; by appointment, Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St./Route 1. Through July 26.

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.

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

“Exchanging Views: the Artists of Katahdin paint Vinalhaven,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, New Era Gallery, 60 Main St. FMI: 863-9351. Through July 16.

WALDOBORO

"Animal Realm," joint pop-up exhibit by Chris Augusta and Peter Parnall, Old Number Nine, 9 Friendship St./Route 220, in the village. Opens with 2 to 6 p.m. reception July 12; continues noon to 5 p.m. July 17 through 20.

Historical exhibitions and more, noon to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays, Waldoborough Historical Society Museum, 1164 Main St./Route 220.

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.

“Oil & Water,” paintings by Jim Root plus sculptures and paintings by Philippe Guillerm, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, Philippe Guillerm Gallery, 882 Main St. FMI: 701-9085. Opens with 5 to 7 p.m. reception July 12, coinciding with openings at Tidemark Gallery and Old Number Nine, Waldoboro; and Maine Coast Artist Gallery, Friendship.

Photography by Racheal and Garvin Morris, 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 July 12, coinciding with openings at Old Number Nine and Philippe Guillerm Gallery, Waldoboro; and Maine Coast Artist Gallery, Friendship.

WASHINGTON

“Time Passing,” three-part exhibition by Phyllis Janto, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road, Washington. Through Sept. 2. FMI: 845-2663. Reception: 5 to 7 p.m. July 11.

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