Midcoast gallery listings

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | Jun 21, 2012
Camden photographer Brian Vanden Brink has a show in Massachusetts opening Tuesday, June 26.

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.

"Compost Paintings: The Cycle of Life," work by Ed Nadeau, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and evenings during art walks, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. Through July 11.

"David McLaughlin: the Art of Salvage" in Clifford Gallery; wheat paste art installation by street artist Pigeon in stairwell; and BCOPE photographs ("100 Hammers," Photo Justice Series), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. FMI: 338-2222. Through Aug. 24.

Fifth anniversary group show, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays; Mondays by chance, Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main St. FMI: 338-0001. Through July 1.

Illustrations by children’s book author and illustrator Chris Van Dusen of Camden, Barbara Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. Through June 30. Artist talk: 6:30 p.m. June 27.

"The Nature of Maine," photography by Lori Davis, Belfast Co-op Café gallery, 123 High St. FMI: 338-2532. Through June 30.

Paintings by Jude Nickerson plus fine art, folk art, sculptures, studio pottery, designer architectural jewelry and found objects, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays (2 to 8 p.m. Friday art walks); Sundays by chance or appointment, Raven's Nest Gallery, 65 Main St.

“Mountain Star Mind Testament,” new work by Albuquerque artist Peter Voshefski, 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. Through July 29.

New work in varied media by gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays (Fridays to 8 p.m.), Parent Gallery, 92 Main St., Belfast. FMI: 338-1553.

Photography by Maleah Chadwick, Belfast Barber Shop, corner of Beaver Street. Through June 30.

"Photos of Tanzania," color and black-and-white photography by Charles R. Hamm, plus art objects and artifacts, Fernald Gallery of University of Maine's Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave./Route 3. Through Aug. 24.

Ponds theme show of painting, clay works and sculptures; plus Susan Tobey White's Food and Dance series, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends, High Street Studio & Gallery, 149 High St. FMI: 338-8990.

"Sticks," new photographs by Charles Laurier Dufour, Galerie Dufour, 94 Main St. Opens with 5:30 to 8 p.m. reception June 15; through July 12; call 338-6448 for hours.

"Still Life" small group show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Betts Gallery at The Belfast Framer, 96 Main St. FMI: 338-6465. Through June 30.

CAMDEN

"Cathartic Outcomes," paintings by Larry Kinney, Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Atlantic Avenue. Through June 30.

"Effulgence: A Brilliant Splendor," mixed media work by featured artist Jill Valliere, plus gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Camden Falls Gallery, 5 Public Landing. Through June 27.

"Gigi Aea: New Paintings and Textiles" plus glass jewelry by Penny Gentle, polymer clay jewelry by Chris McLarty and pottery by George Pearlman, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Old Salts Gallery in the Dyer Building, corner of Mechanic and Washington streets. FMI: 706-4037. Through June 27. Meet the artists: 12-1:30 p.m. June 23.

CUSHING

The Olson House, historic site owned and operated by Farnsworth Art Museum, noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, Hathorne Point Road. Cost: $10/$17 with Farnsworth admission. Tours on the hour; last begins 4 p.m.

MONHEGAN

"An Island of Light," paintings by Paul Niemiec, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, Island Inn. FMI: 594-8131. Through Oct. 7. Lupine Gallery show; inn is adjacent to ferry landing. Artist's reception: 2 to 4 p.m. June 27.

ROCKLAND

Acrylic paintings and mixed media assemblages by Cyndie McCarthy, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, Good Tern Coop and Café, 750 Main St. FMI: 594-8822. Through July 8.

"The Artist Dreams of Love," collages by Bruce New, noon to 5 p.m. Fridays (call 596-7979 for other hours), Rougette Gallery, second floor of 340 Main St.

"Beebe and Beebe: A Mother — Daughter Show," work by Barbara and Susan Beebe, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, Jonathan Frost Gallery, 21 Winter St. Through July 4. FMI: 596-0800.

"The Coastal Photography of Elmer Montgomery," works by the renowned Midcoast Maine photographer, Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center, 9 Water St. Through June 30.

"Defining & Essential Lines," work by seven Maine artists, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays, Landing Gallery, 8 Elm St. FMI: 594-4544. Through July 29. Reception: 5 to 8 p.m. July 6.

Featured member artists in the front room plus work by 15 others, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays (to 8 p.m. First Fridays) and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St. Through June 30.

"Flower Show," work by the Lively Ladies, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, Garage Gallery of Eastern Tire Service, 70 Park St. To mid-July.

"Improvisations on Yupo," street-level solo exhibition of new work by David Estey, plus gallery artists, Carver Hill Gallery, 338 Main St. FMI: 594-7745. Through July 3.

"Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan" (through Dec. 30) in Wyeth Center, corner of Grace and Union streets; "The Homestead Project — a Residence Reimagined," an exhibition of architectural designs of principals of 10 architectural firms, in Crosman Gallery (through Sept. 23); "Andrew Wyeth: Summers in Port Clyde – Watercolors from the 1930s and early 1940s" in Hadlock and Wyeth Study Center galleries (through Nov. 4); "Louise Nevelson" in Morehouse Wing (ongoing); "Maine in America: Selections from the Permanent Collection" in Rothschild and Nevelson/Berliawsky galleries (ongoing); and "Alex Katz" in Craig Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (to 8 p.m. Wednesdays), 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 plus First Fridays through October. FMI: 596-6457.

"Lessons from an Island," painting by Henry Isaacs, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, Archipelago Fine Arts, 386 Main St. FMI: 596-0701. Through June 22.

Natural world theme show of work in various media by Diane Green Hebert, Shelley Johnson and Antje Roitzsch, Center for Health and Healing, 17 Masonic St.

Paintings by Bob Besaw, Café Miranda, 15 Oak St. Through the summer.

Paintings by Nanfei Wang and Robert Pollien plus gallery artists, 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; by appointment on Sunday and Monday, Dowling Walsh Gallery, 365 Main St. FMI: 596-0084. Through June 24.

"Passages," paintings by Winslow Myers, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays or by appointment, Yvette Torres Fine Art, 21 Winter St. FMI: 332-4014 or (888) 777-1077. Through June 24.

"Stories of the Land and Its People," collaboration between the Farnsworth Art Museum and public schools in Appleton, Hope, Lincolnville and Islesboro, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Julia’s Gallery for Young Artists, corner of Elm and Grace streets. Through Aug. 12.

Three solo shows: Stew Henderson, John D. Woolsey and Lois Dodd, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; Sundays 1 to 4 p.m., Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-5935. Through July 14.

"Tree Work, An Arboreal Celebration," paintings of Camden resident Donald Rainville and works by several artists honoring trees, Thursdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment, Harbor Square Gallery, 374 Main St. FMI: 594-8700. Through June 30.

Warp Weights drawings by Dudley Zopp and fine artisan works by Maine craft artists, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, CRAFT gallery, Courtyard at 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-0167. Through July 4.

ROCKPORT

Art in the Park: rotating roster of artists and artisans Saturdays and Sundays in small park adjacent to Fresh Off the Farm, Route 1.

Cat portraits by Lincolnville artist Lauralee Clayton, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, Camden-Rockport Animal Rescue League shelter, 146 Camden St./Route 1.

"50 Trees and Other Photographs," work by Gerry Millet, Wallwork, noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 67 Pascal Ave. FMI: (617) 990-6304. Gallery party and RAYR wine tasting: 4 to 7 p.m. June 22.

New Work by Faculty," 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends, Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Route 90 at Mill Street. FMI: 594-5611. Through Sept. 14.

"60th Anniversary Honors Exhibition," work by John Bisbee, Katherine Bradford, Frederick Lynch, Mark Wethli and Todd Watts; plus "Then is Now," an installation from the archives, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave. admission by donation; free for members. Through July 8.

ST. GEORGE

Botanical drawings by Roberta Moors plus gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays (to 8 p.m. Fridays), Port Clyde Art Gallery, across from the Port Clyde General Store in the barn at Seaside Inn. Opens with 5 to 7 p.m. reception June 23; through July 9.

"Wax — Paper — Scissors" and "Fowl Play" group shows, 10 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, Mars Hall Gallery, 621 Port Clyde Road/Route 131, Martinsville. FMI: 372-9996. Open with 5 to 8 p.m. reception June 22; through July 29/Aug. 5.

"A Year on Monhegan Island," paintings by Susan Gilbert, Ocean House Gallery at Ocean House Hotel, overlooking the harbor, Port Clyde. Through July 11. Reception: 5 to 7 p.m. June 28. FMI: 372-6691.

SEARSMONT

Mother/daughter art exhibit by Leah and Willa Rainy, Searsmont Town Library, Searsmont Community Center, intersection of routes 131 and 173. FMI: 342-5549. Through June 30.

SEARSPORT

"Summer Folk: The Tourists of Penobscot Bay," "The Art of the Sea Battle" and collections of historic boats, photography, marine art and artifacts, ship models and 19th century furnishings and architecture, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Penobscot Marine Museum, Main Street/Route 1 and Church Street. Cost: $8; $3 age 7-15; free younger, members, active-duty military families and Searsport residents; group rates available. FMI: 548-2529. Through Oct. 21. Also "Midcoast Maine: Tourism and Summer Folk Then and Now," created by the multimedia class of Searsport District High School with help from PMM, Stephen Phillips Memorial Library, 11 Church St. Free admission.

SWANVILLE

Spring kiln opening show and sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 23 and 24, Jody Johnstone's studio, 135 Webster Road. FMI: 338-5314.

THOMASTON

"Knox County Through Eastern's Eye," exhibit of historic photos from the Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co. Collection, Thomaston Public Library in the Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1. Through June 29. Talk 6:30 p.m. June 23.

Laurence Sisson solo show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Frost Gully Gallery, 150 Main St./Route 1. Through June 22. Paintings by Thomas Crotty opening June 23; reception 4 to 6 p.m. June 24.

Paul Caponigro: 20 original silver prints, Thomaston Café, 154 Main St./Route 1. Through June 30.

"The Portrait in American Realism," 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and by appointment, Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St./Route 1. FMI: 354-0605. Through July 27. Reception: 6 to 8 p.m. June 29.

VINALHAVEN

"Early Summer 2012” by gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, New Era Gallery, Main Street. FMI: 863-9351. Also Rhoda Boughton  retrospective “70 and Counting” in The Windy Way Barn. Opens with 4 to 7 p.m. reception June 23; through July 11.

WALDOBORO

Paintings by Lavendier Myers, Artist of the Month at Waldoboro Public Library, 958 Main St./Route 1. Through June 30.

Season-opening group show of work by Maine artists, Hurricane Gallery, 175 Quarry Road, off Depot Street close to Route 1. Open most hours; call 832-4062 or 701-7477. Opens June 23.

WASHINGTON

Paula Green retrospective, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. FMI: 845-2663. Through July 10.

"Selected Sculpture, Old and New” by Phyllis Janto plus gallery work, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays and by appointment, Downtown Gallery, Mason’s Corner Building in the village. FMI: 845-2225. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception June 22; through July 15.

Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

 

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