Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | Oct 13, 2016
Greg Mort, longtime seasonal resident of Port Clyde, is among the artists of “Lunar Attraction,” opening Saturday, Oct. 15, in the Art & Nature Center of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass. Pictured is Mort’s 2013 “Space Aged – For the Crater Gouda,” a watercolor on paper.

APPLETON

Featured Local Artist: Theodore Tihansky, plein air paintings from Deer Foot Farm, Appleton Library, 2916 Sennebec Road. FMI: 785-5656.

BELFAST

“Åarhus & Friends,” Betts Gallery at The Belfast Framer, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays; by appointment, 96 Main St. FMI: 338-6465. Through Oct. 29.

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

Belfast Poetry Festival artists and poets exhibit at the Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. Through Oct. 31.

“Created in the Lab: Interpreting Science through Art,” collaborative Periodic Table and small group show of large works in Clifford Gallery; and drawings by John Fawcett in Corridor Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. FMI: 338-2222. Through Nov. 11. Workshops: Visual Journaling with Tyson Pease Oct. 22; and Make a ‘Zine with Shawn Brewer Oct. 29 (signup at waterfallarts.org). Free artists discussion: 7 p.m. Oct. 19.

“Emissary,” assemblages, painted objects and small paintings by Ben La Rocco, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, Perimeter Gallery at Chase’s Daily, 96 Main St. FMI: 338-0555. Through Oct. 23.

"ENCAUSTIC – wax+heat," nine-person group show, H. Alan and Sally Fernald Art Gallery of University of Maine's Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave./Route 3, Belfast. Through Dec. 9.

Lynn Karlin’s The Tray Series (ground floor); “Growers and Grown,” marquetry by James Macdonald (second floor), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays to 8 p.m. during art walks), Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. FMI: 338-6575. Through Oct. 31.

New and in-progress work by Susan Tobey White, High Street Studio & Gallery, 149 High St. FMI: 322-1669.

Paintings by Joanne Parent, black and white images by Neal Parent, handmade glassware by David Jacobson and jewelry by Dan Bennett, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, Parent Gallery, 92 Main St. FMI: 338-1553.

CAMDEN

“The Forgotten War: My Dad’s Perspective,” Korean War photos by Galen Leavitt from the collection of Margo Ann Leavitt Pullen, Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Main Street and Atlantic Avenue. Through Oct. 31. Gallery talk: 2 p.m. Oct. 15.

LINCOLNVILLE

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

ROCKLAND

Art and poetry by Heidi Locke including colored pencil drawings and collage, Center for Health and Healing, 17 Masonic St.

“Art at Bartlett Woods: Ronald Frontin,” more than 20 monumental canvases, watercolors and studies, Bartlett Woods, 20 Bartlett Drive (off Talbot Avenue). Through December; may be seen during business hours. FMI: 594-2745.

“The Art of Disaster” (through April 23 in the Crosman Gallery); “Pushing Boundaries — Dine, Graves, Lichtenstein, Rauschenberg and Rosenquist: Collaborations with Donald Saff” (through Jan. 22) in Morehouse Wing; “American Treasures” in the James Gallery and “Celebrating Maine” in Rothschild Gallery (through Oct. 29, 2017); “About Buildings” in Library (through Jan. 8); “Andrew Wyeth: Maine Temperas and Watercolors” in Hadlock Gallery and “Andrew Wyeth: The Dory” in Wyeth Study Center (through Nov. 20), “Stories of the Land and Its People,” fifth annual exhibition of education collaboration, in Craig Gallery and Julia’s Gallery, corner of Elm and Union (through Oct. 30); “Other Voices” in Nevelson/Berliawsky Gallery (through Feb. 19); and “N.C. Wyeth: Painter” and “Unseen Treasures: The Cawley Collection of Wyeth Archival Material” in the Wyeth Center (through Oct. 30), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St. Admission $15; $13 senior citizens; $10 students older than 16; free younger than 17, museum members and Rockland residents. FMI: 596-6457.

“Celebration of an Artist’s Life,” work by the late Anne Ayvaliotis, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays; by chance or appointment, Yvette Torres Fine Art, 464 Main St. FMI: 332-4014. Through Oct. 16.

“CRAFT Artists in Biennials Past and Present,” 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays; by appointment, CRAFT Gallery, 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-0167. Through Nov. 1.

“Don Voisine: X/V” in main gallery; “Lauren Henkin: Second Nature” in Bruce Brown and Guy D. Hughes galleries; Jonathan Borofsky’s “Digital Man” steel sculpture in courtyard, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays (to 8 p.m. First Fridays); and 1 to 6 p.m. Sundays, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 21 Winter St. Admission $6; $5 in group (20-plus); free younger than 12 and members. FMI: 701-5005. Through Oct. 23.

Fall exhibition of fine art and craft, Archipelago Fine Arts Gallery, 386 Main St. Through Nov. 13. Open daily.

Featured quartet of artists in front room plus work by remaining members, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 1 to 6 p.m. Sundays, Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St.

“Food for Thought," group show by The 9 Lively Ladies, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (closed holidays), Garage Gallery at Eastern Tire & Auto Service, 70 Park St.

“Greta Van Campen: A Year of Barter’s Point Road,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; by appointment Sundays and Mondays, Dowling Walsh Gallery, 365 Main St.

Inaugural season exhibition of work by local artists Peter Davis, Annie Bailey and James Murdock, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, NoRo Gallery, 16 Brewster St. (former church building; parking, entrance in rear, corner of Cedar and Bunker). FMI: 701-1307.

“Like There's No Tomorrow,” paintings by Kenny Cole, Win Wilder Hall, 328 Main St. Through October.

Nature-inspired paintings and photographs by Michael Boardman, Janet Glatz and Leon Vanella, 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 award-winning gallery artists, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; chance or appointment Sundays, Harbor Square Gallery, 374 Main St. FMI: 594-8700.

Paintings by Alison Wheeler, Rock City Coffee Roasters, 252 Main St./Route 73.

Photography by siblings Andrew and Neil Reichline; and Rhonda Reichline Dubin, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and by chance or appointment, The Fischer Gallery, second floor of 340 Main St. FMI: 542-6791. Open to 8 p.m. First Fridays.

“Plein Air Pairing,” new paintings by Monique Lazard and Tom Curry, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Landing Gallery, 409 Main St. FMI: 239-1223. Through Oct. 29.

“Purple Initiative 2016,” benefit show for New Hope for Women, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays, Black Hole, 403 Main St. FMI: 400-2957.

Stained glass and wood sculpture, furniture and miniatures by Geoffrey Vollers; and paintings by Marti Reed, Geoffrey Vollers Studio, 112 South Main St./Route 73. Open by chance or appointment; call 691-4025.

“Ted’s Oils: Ted Keller Like You’ve Never Seen Him,” 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays; and by appointment, Carver Hill Gallery, 338 Main St. FMI: 594-7745. Through Nov. 25.

“Views of the Natural World” small group show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Jonathan Frost Gallery, Park Drive at Main Street. FMI: 596-0800. Through Nov. 19.

“Works from a Master,” quilts by Janet Elwin, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, Sanctuary Gallery of Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. Through Oct. 26. Artist on-site: 11:15 a.m. to noon Oct. 16.

ROCKPORT

“D.C. Current,” woodworkers from the Smithsonian Craft Show, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, intersection of Mill Street and Route 90. FMI: 594-5955. Through Jan. 4.

“Knox County Through Eastern’s Eye,” traveling historical photography exhibit from Penobscot Marine Museum, hallway beside the café at Pen Bay Medical Center, Route 1, Glen Cove. Through the fall.

Work by Liz Donald and Barb Jackson, noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, Barb Jackson Studio/Gallery, 22 Central St. Through Oct. 15.

“Young Artist Showcase,” second annual exhibition of selected work from the Young Artist Program, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays; and by appointment, Maine Media Gallery, 18 Central St. Through Nov. 5; reception 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14.

ST. GEORGE

“Maine Flowers and Gardens,” paintings by Luise Van Keuren and Franciska Needham, Jackson Memorial Library, 71 Main St./Route 131, Tenants Harbor. Through Nov. 18. Partial benefit for the library’s community enrichment programs.

Work by the Wyeths and more, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Linda Bean’s Maine Wyeth Art Gallery, 4 Cold Storage Road (above Port Clyde General Store). FMI: 372-6543. Through October.

SEARSPORT

Oil paintings, carvings, bronzes and metal sculpture by J. Michael Nahme plus photographs by Wayne Hamilton, oils by Mary Brann and Bruce Collins, acrylics by David Estey and watercolors by Lee Collins, 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays or by appointment, Nahme Gallery, Route 1. FMI: 548-2858. Through Oct. 31.

“Wish You Were Here: Communicating Maine” season of exhibits including “Maine: A Continuum of Place,” pairings of vintage photographs and contemporary artworks, in Main Street Gallery, and much more, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Penobscot Marine Museum, Main St./Route 1. Multi-building downtown campus; admissions at Main Street Gallery and Visitors Center on the Crescent, 2 Church St. Cost: $12; $10 older than 64/students (with student ID); $8 age 7-15; $30 families; free younger than 7, members and Searsport residents; group rates available. FMI: 548-0334 or 548-2529. Through Oct. 16.

SOUTH THOMASTON

“The Changing Season,” paintings by Sandra Leinonen Dunn; and work by other gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays through Saturdays; or by appointment, The Kelpie Gallery, 81 Elm St./Route 73. FMI: 691-0392. Opens with 5 to 7 p.m. reception Oct. 14.

UNITY

“R. Keith Rendall: On Form and Linearity,” woodcuts and etchings, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and by appointment, Leonard R. Craig Gallery at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. (off Route 202). Through Oct. 28. Also at the Center: annual Arts for Hunger silent auction of arts and crafts donated by local artisans, through Nov. 5.

WALDOBORO

“Amid Chaos, Sanity,” work in varied media gallery artists, Hurricane Gallery, 175 Quarry Road (off Depot Street). Always open, but call first at 701-7477.

“The Garden of Earthly Delights,” group show inspired by Heironymus Bosch, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Tidemark Gallery, 902 Main St./Route 220. FMI: 832-5109. Through Nov. 5.

Work in varied media by Judith Imm, Medomak Arts Project’s The Space @ No. 9, 9 Friendship St./Route 220 in the village. Through Oct. 31, call 956-8567 for hours or appointment.

WARREN

Sculptures and works in progress by reclaimed metal sculptor Jay Sawyer, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays and Mondays, studio JBONE, 131 Camden Road/Route 90 (a quarter mile from Route 1). FMI: 273-3948. Through October.

WASHINGTON

Autumn works in varied media by Lois Hill, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. FMI: 845-2663. Through Nov. 1.

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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 more than 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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