Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | May 18, 2017
Searsport Shores Ocean Camping is celebrating its 56th year of business with a new, retro billboard. Inspired by the glamour of the 1950s, Belfast artist Sally Brophy helped create the new look, which has led to a vintage makeover in the campground store and a host of new activities. The campground is the site for the annual Fiber College, set this year for Sept. 6 through 10.

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.

“Journeys with Paint + Gratitude,” watercolors by Linden O’Ryan, ground-floor Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. Through May 31. FMI: 338-3884, ext. 10.

“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.

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.

“Malawi,” mosaics by Argy Nestor and photographs by Lindsay Pinchbeck, Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Main Street and Atlantic Avenue. Through May 31. Artists’ slide talk about their Go!Malawi trip: 7 p.m. May 18.

HOPE

“Angela and Her 36 Cats,” a children’s book project by Dan Kirchoff, Hope Town Library, 443 Camden Road/Route 105. Through June 30.

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.

NORTH HAVEN

“Island Showcase,” second annual celebration of island creativity, Waterman’s Community Center, Main Street. May 24 through June 17.

ROCKLAND

“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; “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); “Other Voices” in Nevelson/Berliawsky Gallery; and “Stories of the Land and Its People” (May 20 through June 18) in Crosman Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays 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. Leith MacDonald talk on Dr. Syn: A Portrait of Andrew Wyeth 1 p.m. May 18. “Stories of the Land and Its People” opens with 1 p.m. celebration at Strand Theatre; and 2 to 5 p.m. free showing at the museum.

“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.

“Breathing Light: explorations below the ocean’s surface of what makes life above possible,” new work by Krisanne Baker; and 10-artist “A Flower Show,” noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St. Through May 27.

Conservation art by painter Karen Talbot; and photographers Kirk M. Rogers and Ret Talbot, 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.

“Conversations On A Process, Continued,” intimate landscape paintings and collages by Erika Manning, Center for Health and Healing, 17 Masonic St. Through Labor Day.

“Light Reveals,” paintings by Marilyn Turtz; “Inside Out,” watercolors by Susan Van Campen; and more, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays or by appointment, Dowling Walsh Gallery, 365 Main St. FMI: 596-0084.

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

Season-opening show of new work from gallery artists, returning and new, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Carver Hill Gallery, 338 Main St.

Season-opening show of work by three new members in front room; and 16 more, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St.

“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); “Sam Cady | Parts of the Whole” (through June 11); “Recent Animations by Loretta Park (through June 12); “Jenny Brillhart + Sara Stilles | Temporality” (May 20 through Aug. 13); 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; free monthly facilitated ArtLab 2 to 4 p.m. first Saturdays.

“Spring Exhibition 2017,” annual juried show, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; and by appointment, Asymmetrick Arts and Black Hole, 405 and 403 Main St. Through May 29.

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.

“Sumer Is Icumen In,” work by Rachel Burgess and Lisa Mossel Vietze, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Jonathan Frost Gallery, corner of Main Street and Park Drive. FMI: 596-0800. Through May 21.

“2017 Season Invitational,” group show of new work celebrating the environment and nature of Maine, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Landing Gallery, 409 Main St. Through May 21.

Work in varied media by Linda Simmons-Arnold, 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 June 9.

ROCKPORT

“Current Student Work,” 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 May 31.

“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.

“Wayfaring,” pop-up art show featuring photographs by Drew Cornwall, Ashley Craig, Alec Kaus, Christine Moriello and Harrison Walker, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Maine Media Gallery, 18 Central St. Through May 20.

Work by gallery artists, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, Michael Good Gallery, 325 Commercial St./Route 1. FMI: 236-9623.

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 31.

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

Historical lithographs from Lennie Weiner’s collection of 18th- and 19th-century lithographs depicting events of the Revolutionary and Civil wars, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. FMI: 845-2663. Through July 3.

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Dagney C. Ernest
A&E editor for Courier Publications, LLC
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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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