“Black & Red,” new work by Eric Leppanen, Electric Skin Designs, 109 Church St. Through June 30.

“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.

“The Figure Revealed,” Belfast Life Drawing Groups show, Clifford Gallery (through June 25); “Empty Walls and Windows,” work for purchase organized by Abbie Shahn, in Corridor Gallery (ongoing), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and by appointment, Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High St. FMI: 338-2222.

“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.

Paintings by Harvey Peterson, Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. FMI: 338-3884, ext. 10. Through May 31.

“Patterns of Nature” 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 30. June 2-27: third anniversary group show.

“Portal,” paintings by Katenia Keller, Belfast Co-op, 123 High St. FMI: 338-2532. Through May 30.

Season-opening show and spring clearance, Galerie Dufour, 94 Main St.

“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.

Spring gallery artists show, noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, First Light Gallery, corner of High and Main streets. FMI: 338-3626. Through June 4.

Work by 24-plus 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.


“Local Color I: Gardens and Flowers” group show, Visitor Center at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Barter Island Road. FMI: 633-4333. Through May 31. Opening June 1: “Robert McCloskey: From the Drawing Board to the Page,” works on loan from the May Massee Collection at Emporia State University in Kansas.


Historical maritime paintings by Loretta Krupinski, Jean Picker Room, Camden Public Library, Atlantic Avenue. Through May 31.


Art at the Grill: Multi-generation show by the Schweighauser family, Damariscotta Grill, Main Street/Business Route 1. Through June 28.

“Faces” group show juried by Ken Greenleaf, River Arts, 170 Main St. FMI: 563-1507. Through June 11.

Olive Pierce photography retrospective, Skidompha Library, Elm and Main streets. Through May 31.


Open house and studio sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 29 and 30, Cabanas Studio, 372 Waldoboro Road/Route 220.


“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. Through Aug. 29.

“Birthmarks: A Celebration of the Maternal Instinct” group show, Harbor Square Gallery Winter Street & Jonathan Frost Custom Framing, 21 Winter St. FMI: 594-8700. Also see work at Harbor Square Gallery, 374 Main St. Through June 1.

“Down By the River,” Lively Ladies benefit show for Georges River Land Trust, Garage Gallery of Eastern Tire & Auto Service, 70 Park St. FMI: 789-5430. Through early July.

“Four in Maine: Site Specific” in- and outside (through Dec. 31); “Rug Hooking in Maine and Beyond” in Crosman Gallery (through Dec. 31); “Andrew Wyeth Selections” in Hadlock and Wyeth Study Center galleries (through May 31); “Arnold Newman” photography in Craig Gallery (through Aug. 8); and “N.C. Wyeth: Poems of American Patriotism” (through Sept. 26) and “The Wyeths’ Wyeths” (through Dec. 31) in the Wyeth Center (Union Street), 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; free to all 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays and first Fridays through Oct. 1. FMI: 596-6457.

“Fresh MEat: A New Generation of Maine Artists,” diverse group show, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays or by appointment, Jean B. Chalmers Art Gallery of Lincoln Street Center for Arts and Education, 24 Lincoln St. FMI: 542-3244. Through June 13. Also work by Nancy Benner and Albie Davis in first-floor hallway.

Grand opening collection of fine contemporary craft, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays; and by appointment, CRAFT, 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-0167. Opens with 5-8 p.m. reception May 28.

“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.

Maine Media College’s Professional Certificate program year-end exhibition, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, Asymmetrick Arts, 405 Main St. FMI: 877-577-7700. Runs through 6-8 p.m. reception May 28.

“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. Through May 29.

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

Paintings and altered books by Sherrill Hunnibell, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and by appointment, Mulford Collectors Gallery, 313 Main St. FMI: 594-4775. Opens with 5-8 p.m. reception May 28; through June 27.

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

“Songs From Sumeria,” new paintings by Sandra Bart Heimann, noon to 5 p.m. Fridays and by appointment, Rougette Gallery, second floor of 340 Main St. FMI: 596-7979. May 28 through June 25.

Tony Fitzpatrick solo exhibition, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; Sundays and Mondays by appointment, Dowling Walsh Gallery, 537 Main St. FMI: 596-0084. May 27 through June 26. Reception: 5-8 p.m. May 28.

“2010 Season Invitational,” 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays (to 8 p.m. Fridays), Landing Gallery, 8 Elm St. FMI: 594-4544. Through June 29.


“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.

2010 Biennial Juried Exhibition in Main and Loft galleries; “Verso/Recto,” photographs by Meggan Gould, in Tucker and Brown galleries, 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. FMI: 236-2875. Free/donations. May 29 through July 17; opening receptions 2-5 p.m. Biennial, 3-5 p.m. Gould May 29.

Wood carvings, fine art and photography by Robert Jones, noon to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Renaissance RV Gallery, Route 1 oceanside on Powerhouse Hill, Glen Cove.


“Preserves,” multimedia work by Kate Chapin, Searsmont Town Library, Searsmont Community Center, intersection of routes 131 and 173. FMI: 342-5549. Through June 30.


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


Beltane group show, Badger Café & Pub, on the Common.


Photographs by Eli FitzGerald, Centre Gallery at the Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. FMI: 568-3147 or 948-7469. Through May 31. June 1-30: oils and acrylics by Don Wolph; reception 6-7:30 p.m. June 3.


“Winter Works” by studio artists, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, New Era Gallery, 60 Main St. FMI: 863-8651. Opens with 4-7 p.m. reception May 29; through June 23.


Annual advanced photography show plus drawing and painting show of foreshortened optical oil self portraits from Medomak Valley High School, Waldoboro Public Library, 958 Main St. Through May 31. June 1-30: diverse images by artist/photographer Cindy McIntyre.

“The Maine Focus — His and Hers,” photography by Yvette Bouchard and Eric Michelsen, noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; Mondays and Tuesdays, Oyster House Studio & Frame Shop, 25 Friendship St. FMI: 832-4446. Through June 30.

“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 29. Opening June 1: “Perspectives,” juried group show celebrating the 250th anniversary of the establishment of Lincoln County plus antique art, prints, maps and photographs.


“Aartvark Revisited,” gallery partners group show, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays plus holidays, Downtown Gallery, 2 Old Union Road/Route 220 in the village. FMI: 542-6492. Opens with 5-8 p.m. reception May 28; through June 27.


“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 June 18. Conversation with Maude Olsen on presenting art 10:30 a.m. June 3; $10, free for MAG members.

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