“Ceremonial Array: Blankets, Emissaries, Arrangements and Devices,” mixed media work by Paul Oberst, Perimeter Gallery at Chase’s Gallery, 96 Main St. Through May 30.

“Empty Walls and Windows,” work for purchase organized by Abbie Shahn, in Corridor Gallery (ongoing), 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and by appointment, Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High St. FMI: 338-2222.

“A Gathering,” paintings by Elizabeth Scott O’Haverty, Beyond the Sea Gallery-Café at 74 Main St. FMI: 338-2100. Through May 10.

“Grid Works” group show, noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays and by chance or appointment, Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main St. FMI: 338-0001. Through May 1.

“Hands in the Soil,” farm photography by Dina Petrillo of Thorndike and Lily Piel, 9 to 4 p.m. weekdays, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. Through June 1.

New season work by gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Parent Gallery, 92 Main St.

“The Other Side of the World — Images of China and Japan,” photographs by Betsy Headley, in Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. FMI: 338-3884. Through April 30.

“Portal,” paintings by Katenia Keller, Belfast Co-op, 123 High St. FMI: 338-2532. May 1-30; wine tasting/opening 7 p.m. May 7.

“Recycling Abstract,” new work by Eric Leppanen, Revival Salon, 33 Main St. FMI: 338-4995. Through April 30.

“Roadside 2010,” new paintings by Eric Leppanen, Belfast Co-op, 123 High St. Through April 29.

“RSU 2 — Art Educators,” work by 10 Waldo County art teachers, H. Allen and Sally Fernald Art Gallery at the University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center, Route 3. FMI: 338-8049. Through April 30.

“Secret” group show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays or by appointment, Betts Gallery in The Belfast Framer, 96 Main St. FMI: 338-6465. Through May 29. Reception: 5-7 p.m. May 7.

Work by 20 Maine artists plus Aina Moja Shop of African art, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Working Art Gallery, 65 Main St. FMI: 338-4820.


Fifth annual state-wide Maine Photography Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, 1 Townsend Ave. FMI: 633-2703. Through May 8.


Waterfront images from the 1920s, ’30s, and ’40s by Elmer Montgomery, Jean Picker Room, Camden Public Library, Atlantic Avenue. Through April 30. Historical maritime paintings by Loretta Krupinski May 1-31; opening reception and “Looking Astern” book launch 6-8 p.m. May 4.


Art at the Grill: “Painting in Community” four-woman show, Damariscotta Grill, Main Street/Business Route 1. Through May 17.

“Faces” group show juried by Ken Greenleaf, River Arts, 170 Main St. FMI: 563-1507. Through Feb. 19. Opens with 5-7 p.m. reception April 30; through June 11.

“Spring Sampler,” work from the art committee, gallery near main entrance of Miles Memorial Hospital, River Road. FMI: 563-5780. Through May 7.


“A Bird’s Eye View: Journeying through 21st Century Climate Change,” multimedia collaboration of students from Matinicus Island School, Julia’s Gallery for Young Artists and Unity College, noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Julia’s Gallery for Young Artists at the Farnsworth Art Museum, corner of Elm and Union streets. FMI: 596-6457, ext. 146. Opens with 3-5 p.m. reception May 1; through Aug. 29.

“Four in Maine: Site Specific” in- and outside (through Dec. 31); “Real and Abstract: Contemporary Art from the Farnsworth” in Morehouse Wing (through May 16); “Rug Hooking in Maine and Beyond” in Crosman Gallery (May 1 through December 31); “Andrew Wyeth Selections” in Hadlock and Wyeth Study Center galleries (through May 31); “Arnold Newman” photography in Craig Gallery (through Aug. 8); and “Alex Katz – Early Paintings” in Library Gallery (through May 2), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays 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.

“Horizons: Views of Penobscot Bay,” work by Brita Holmquist and Herbert Parsons, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, Archipelago Fine Arts, the Island Institute’s art gallery, 386 Main St. FMI: 596-0701. Through June 25.

“New Members Exhibit,” 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St. FMI: 594-8784. April 30 through May 29. Open to 8 p.m. May 1; reception 5-8 p.m. May 7.

New work by Eric Leppanen, Asymmetrick Arts, 405 Main St. Through April 30.

Oil paintings by Albie Davis, Rock City Books & Coffee, 328 Main St. FMI: 594-4123.

Photographs and hanging sculptures by Antje Roitzsch, Center for Health and Healing, 17 Masonic St. Through April 30.

Pillow Tree rag dolls by Jessica Funston, Good Tern Natural Foods Co-Op, 750 Main St. Through April 30.

Recent aquatints by Bill Ronalds, Rock City Coffee Roasters, 254 Main St. FMI: 594-5688.

“Wall Art” by Sandra Clement, Linda Leach and Debra Thuss, Garage Gallery of Eastern Tire & Auto Service, 70 Park St. FMI: 789-5430. Through mid-May.

Work by Nancy Benner and Albie Davis in first-floor hallway of Lincoln Street Center for Arts and Education, 24 Lincoln St.


Annual Student Exhibition, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave. May 1-9; opening pizza reception 3-5 p.m. May 1. Free admission.

“Current Student Work,” 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Messler Gallery of Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Route 90 at Mill Street. FMI: 594-5611. Through May 27.


“A Gathering of Artists” small group show, The Personal Bookshop, 144 Main St./Route 1. FMI: 354-8058. Through April 30.

Recent paintings by Muriel Digirolamo. Thomaston Café, 154 Main St. Through May 31.


“Water’s Edge,” oils and pastels by Jennifer Litchfield, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and by appointment, Tidemark Gallery, 902 Main St./Route 220. FMI: 832-5109. Through May 28. Reception: 5-7 p.m. May 1.


Annual Fine Art Show, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 1, Second Congregational Church, 252 Main St.


Sixth annual Student Art Show, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road in the village. FMI: 845-2663. Through April 30.


“People, Places, and Things” members group show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, Maine Art Gallery, 15 Warren St. (old academy building). FMI: 882-7511. Through May 16.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to