Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | Feb 28, 2013
"Wei Hai," an oil on canvas by Eric Darling of Cushing, is on view at the Leonard R. Craig Gallery of Unity College through Friday, March 1. The public is invited to the closing reception for the show, “Walking Turtle’s Back,” Thursday, Feb. 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

BELFAST

"Abundant Hope: From Creation to Revelation and Beyond,” acrylic paintings John Lusignan, St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 95 Court St. FMI: 234-4005. Through mid-April.

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.

African-themed art quilts by Amy Nichols and Alison Olds of Jackson, Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. Through March 31.

“Exquisiting in the Ordinary,” work by local artists/UMaine art faculty members Kerstin Engman and Dina Petrillo, Fernald Gallery of University of Maine's Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave./Route 3. Opens with 5 to 7 p.m. reception March 1; through April 30.

"44N 69W: Radius Belfast," annual group show, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main St. FMI: 338-0001. Through March 31. Reception: 5 to 8 p.m. March 1.

New work in varied media by gallery artists, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturday; and by chance/appointment, Parent Gallery, 92 Main St., Belfast. FMI: 338-1553.

“Pythias Sacred Geometry Tarot” paintings by Katenia Keller, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; or by appointment, Square the Circle Gallery at the Masonic Temple, 137 High St. (second floor). FMI: 382-6040.

“Tinker: Pieces from the Yard,” large-scale abstract sculpture fabricated from scrap metal by local artist Norman Tinker, Perimeter Gallery at Chase’s Daily, 96 Main St. Through March 10.

Watercolor paintings by Dianne Horton, The Republican Journal, 161 High St. FMI: 338-3613.

Worker Art Show, Belfast Co-op Café gallery, 123 High St. FMI: 338-2532. Through Feb. 28.

CAMDEN

“Stream of Thought,” paintings by Stefan Pastuhov, Picker Room of Camden Public Library. Through Feb. 28. March 1-31: “Body as Art,” Phenomenal Touch photography by Antje Roitzsch and Deborah Cautela; Getting in Touch with Touch workshop/opening: 7 p.m. March 5. Phenomenal Touch talk/demo: March 19.

ROCKLAND

Annual “Nine By Nine” show by the Lively Ladies, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, Garage Gallery of Eastern Tire Service, 70 Park St.

“Decorating the Everyday: Popular Art from the Farnsworth,” Crosman Gallery (through Sept. 22); “Andrew Wyeth: Pencil Drawings and Watercolor Sketches” in Hadlock and Wyeth Study Center galleries (through March 3); “Small Treasures” in Library Gallery; and "Recent Acquisitions" in Craig Gallery (through March 10), 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. FMI: 596-6457.

“Heritage,” work by local artists E. Kendra Denny and Petrea Noyes, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, Archipelago Fine Arts, 386 Main St. FMI: 596-0701. Through March 15.

Multimedia works by Kathryn Oliver, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, Good Tern Natural Foods Co-Op and Café, 750 Main St. FMI: 594-8822. March 1-31.

Nancy Benner: Bird Series, mixed media avian portraits, In Good Company, Main Street.

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.

“Visions of People, Paper and Pulp,” Trekkers Photo Treks 2012 student exhibition, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, Jonathan Frost Gallery, 21 Winter St. FMI: 596-0800. Through Feb. 28.

Watercolors by Anne McMath, Kathy Lane, Diana Maddocks and Jane Barrie, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Winding Way Watercolors, 39 Union St. FMI: 593-7955.

ROCKPORT

“Designing Benches: Farnsworth Competition Finalists,” 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Route 90 at Mill Street. FMI: 594-5611. Through April 17.

Photography by Peter Ralston plus limited edition Wyeth prints, Ralston Gallery, 23 Main St. FMI: 230-7225. Also Ralston photo display at Rockport Harbormaster’s Office 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (236-0676).

THOMASTON

Abstract paintings by Larry Kinney, Thomaston Cafe, 154 Main St./Route 1. Through March 3, followed by quarry watercolors by Marcia Anderson.

“Equinox” group show, The Highlands Coffee House, Main Street/Route 1. Through March 31.

UNION

Knox County historic photographs from the Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Company collection of Penobscot Marine Museum, Vose Library, 392 Common Road. Touring show on view through April 30.

UNITY

“Walking the Turtle’s Back,” oil paintings by Eric Darling, Leonard R. Craig Gallery in the Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. FMI: 948-9239. Through March 1. Closing reception: 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 28. Open during events or by appointment.

WALDOBORO

Artist of the Month Bonnie Brann’s photography, Waldoboro Public Library, 958 Main St. FMI: 832-4487. March 1-31. Also artist-decorated trays, which will be auctioned at March 23 soup supper.

“Botanical Monotypes” by Anne Wooster, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Tidemark Gallery, 902 Main St./Route 220. FMI: 832-5109. March 6-30. Reception: 5 to 7 p.m. March 9.

WASHINGTON

Henry C. Toll paintings of Native American dances, ceremonies and traditions, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. FMI: 845-2663. Through March 6.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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