Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | Apr 20, 2017
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham The Wyeth Center in Rockland is now open for the season, filled with two of the five  “Andrew Wyeth at 100” exhibitions the Farnsworth Art Museum is mounting this year. The 2017 season’s banner bears the late artist’s famed signature.

APPLETON

Graphite and eraser drawings by Deb Vendetti, Mildred Stevens Williams Memorial Library, 2916 Sennebec Road.

BELFAST

“Acadia National Park: A Postcard View” and “The History of Postcards,” 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, the University of Maine's Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave./Route 3. Through May 22.

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.

“A Closer Look: Windows and Doors,” group show by the Mid-Coast Art Guild, ground-floor Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. Through April 30. FMI: 338-3884, ext. 10.

Closing Celebration, 5 to 7 p.m. April 21, High Street Studio & Gallery, 149 High St. All welcome; artist/owner Susan Tobey White in invites the community to fete her 15 years downtown.

“HOME,” annual themed open-call exhibition, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; and by appointment, Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. FMI: 338-2222. Through May 12.

“Inside View,” themed small group show, 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 June 23. Artist talks 5 p.m. May 26, followed by reception to 8 p.m. as part of Fourth Friday Art Walk.

Paintings by Joanne Parent, black and white images by Neal Parent, handmade glassware by David Jacobson and jewelry by Dan Bennett, Parent Gallery, 92 Main St. FMI: 338-1553.

Sky Blue and Black,” 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 at Chase’s Daily, 96 Main St. FMI: 338-0555. Through June 4.

CAMDEN

“Conversations On A Process, Revisited,” new paintings by Erika Manning, Zoot Coffee, 31 Elm St./Route 1. Through May 31.

“A Way of Life: The Fishing Families of Stonington,” photographs by Jeff Dworsky, Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Main Street and Atlantic Avenue. Maritime Month show runs through April 30.

HOPE

“Angela and Her 36 Cats,” a children’s book project by Dan Kirchoff, Hope Town Library, 443 Camden Road/Route 105. Through May.

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

All-members themed show, Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St.

“Andrew Wyeth at 100”: Maine Drawings” in Hadlock Gallery (through Dec. 31); “Andrew Wyeth at 100: Dr. Syn” in the Wyeth Study Center Gallery (through Sept. 9); “Maine Watercolors, 1938-2008” (through Dec. 31) and “The Olson House: Photographers’ Muse” (through Sept. 29) in Wyeth Center; “The Art of Disaster” (through April 23) in Crosman Gallery; “Celebrating Maine” in Rothschild Gallery and “American Treasures from the Farnsworth” in James Gallery (through Oct. 29); “Andrew Wyeth at 100: “Women” as subjects in Rothschild Gallery, as artists in Library Gallery (through Jan. 21); and “Other Voices” in Nevelson/Berliawsky Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, 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.

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

“Art at Bartlett Woods 2017,” paintings by Alison Hill and Björn Runquist, Bartlett Woods, 20 Bartlett Drive (off Talbot Avenue). Through May, may be seen during business hours. FMI: 594-2745. All welcome.

“Construct,” group exhibition of varied media, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays or by appointment, Dowling Walsh Gallery, 365 Main St. FMI: 596-0084.

“Favorite Places,” four-person show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Jonathan Frost Gallery, corner of Main Street and Park Drive. FMI: 596-0800. Through April 24.

Nature-inspired paintings by Gwen Sylvester and photographs by Lisa Mossel Dietze; and “UNE Critter Collaborations,” marine science students making art with marine animals (through April 30), 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, art gallery of Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 9 Water St. FMI: 594-0600, ext. 5.

Photography by siblings Andrew and Neil Reichline; and Rhonda Reichline Dubin, The Fischer Gallery, second floor of 340 Main St. FMI: 542-6791.

“Poetry & Art VI, A Mail In Exhibition,” café gallery of Good Tern Natural Foods Co-op, 750 Main St. Through April 30.

“Portraits: Human and Otherwise,” oils and watercolors by John Wood, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays, Sanctuary Gallery (upper level) of Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. Through May 3.

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

Spring exhibitions: “David Driskell | Renewal and Form” (through June 4); “Mark Wethli | Piper Cub” (through May 14); “Sam Cady | Parts of the Whole” (through June 11); “Recent Animations by Loretta Park (through June 12); and Jonathan Borofsky’s “Digital Man” steel sculpture in courtyard, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; and 1 to 5 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. ArtLab Open Studio free with admission; Style and Structure Shuffle! vacation-week ArtLabs for all ages 2 to 4 p.m. daily through April 20; free, drop-in.

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.

ROCKPORT

“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.

ST. GEORGE

“To Paint the Way a Bird Sings (Monet): An Exhibition by Plein Air Painters of Maine”, Jackson Memorial Library, 71 Main St./Route 131, Tenants Harbor. Through May.

SOUTH THOMASTON

“Changing Seasons,” featuring pastels by Nancy Lee Lovley and work by other gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays through Saturdays or by appointment, The Kelpie Gallery, 81 Elm St./Route 73. FMI: 691-0392.

WALDOBORO

“Paintings of Women” by Carol Wiley, Medomak Arts, in the village at 13 Friendship St./Route 220. Open by appointment and during events. FMI: 832-4774 or carolwiley@mac.com.

WASHINGTON

Student Art Exhibit, 13th annual showcase for students of Prescott Elementary School, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. FMI: 845-2663. Through April 30.

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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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