BelfastArts First Friday Gallery Walk, 5 to 8 p.m. June 4, downtown art venues and on the streets.

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

“Coastal Islands” group show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays; Sundays by chance or appointment, High Street Studio and Gallery, 149 High St. FMI: 338-8990. Reception: 5-8 p.m. June 4.

ECo-Motion interactive sculptures, downtown sidewalks and corners. Unveiling/reception: 5-7 p.m. June 4.

“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.

“Girls Shoot Nature,” photography by Girl To Girl,  Kramer Gallery and Young Adult area of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. FMI: 338-3884, ext. 10. Through June 30. Reception: 4-6 p.m. June 4.

“Guardians” group show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays (5-8 p.m. on Friday Art Walk nights), Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. FMI: 338-6575. June 4 through July 13.

“It’s All About Wood,” a solo exhibit of works in wood by Gus Szabronski, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Betts Gallery in The Belfast Framer, 96 Main St. FMI: 338-6465. June 4-26; reception 5-8 p.m. June 4.

“Monhegan Plein Air and Studio Paintings” by Jude Nickerson, Beyond the Sea Gallery-Café, 74 Main St. FMI: 338-2100. Through June 15. Artist’s pink champagne reception: 5-8 p.m. June 4.

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

One year anniversary party, 5 to 9 p.m. June 4, Off The Beaten Path Gallery, 17 Main St. FMI: 930-5345. Music by Vistas, artists and refreshments.

“PANORAMA,” photography by Lisa B. Martin, Roots & Tendrils, 2 Cross St. Through June 27. Reception: 5-8 p.m. June 4.

“Prospective: 2010,” photography by Charles Laurier Dufour, Galerie Dufour, 94 Main St. Opens with 5-8 p.m. reception June 4; through June 23.

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.

Third anniversary group show, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main St. FMI: 338-0001. Through June 27. Reception: 5-8 p.m. June 4.

“Wall Drawing” (in progress), oil paintings and large-scale drawings by Gideon Bok, Perimeter Gallery at Chase’s Gallery, 96 Main St. Through July 11. Closing reception: 6-8 p.m. July 8.

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.


“Robert McCloskey: From the Drawing Board to the Page,” works on loan from the May Massee Collection at Emporia State University in Kansas, Visitor Center at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Barter Island Road. FMI: 633-4333. Through July 17. Reception: 5-7 p.m. June 24.


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.


“Constructions for Humanity,” collaboration of exhibitor-donated materials and eight artists, at Maine Home+Design Midcoast Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 5; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 6, Point Lookout Resort, Route 1. Cost: $10; free younger than 12. Online bidding at; live auction 5-8 p.m. June 5. Benefits Habitat for Humanity.


Arts In Rockland’s Night AIR art walk, 5 to 8 p.m. June 4, downtown art venues.

“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.

“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.

“Environments,” paintings by William Crosby, Harbor Square Gallery Winter Street by Jonathan Frost Custom Framing, 21 Winter St.; and at Harbor Square Gallery, 374 Main St., featuring paintings by Marjorie Moskowitz. FMI: 594-8700. Opens with 5-8 p.m. receptions June 4; though June 29.

Featured artists’ work in Front Room plus work by 15 other member artists, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St. FMI: 594-8784. Through June 30. Reception: 5-8 p.m. June 4.

“Field Stone,” paintings by Joseph A. Fiore, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-5935. Opens with 6-8 p.m. reception June 4; through June 26.

“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 Summer Exhibition” in Hadlock and Wyeth Study Center galleries (through Oct. 31); “Arnold Newman” photography in Craig Gallery (through Dec. 31); “Louise Nevelson” (through Dec. 31) in James Gallery (Morehouse Wing); “Homer to Hopper: American Watercolors from the Farnsworth” (through Sept. 12) in Library Gallery; 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.

“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 26. Artists talks: 5 p.m. June 4, followed by reception to 8 p.m.

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

Oil and pastel paintings by Martin R. Smith, café of Good Tern Natural Foods Co-Op, 750 Main St. Through June 30.

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. Through June 25.

Tony Fitzpatrick and Colin Page solo exhibitions, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; Sundays and Mondays by appointment, Dowling Walsh Gallery, 537 Main St. FMI: 596-0084. Through June 26. Page reception: 5-8 p.m. June 4; artist talk 1 p.m. June 5.

“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.


“Peter Turnley Photographs,” Maine Media Gallery, 18 Central St. (Shepherd Building) in the village. FMI: 236-8581. June 7-30. Reception: 6:30-8 p.m. June 8.

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. Through July 17.

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.


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


Oils and acrylics by Don Wolph, Centre Gallery at the Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. FMI: 568-3147 or 948-7469. Through June 30. 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. Through June 23.


Diverse images by artist/photographer Cindy McIntyre, Waldoboro Public Library, 958 Main St. Through June 30.

“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.

“Perspectives,” juried group show celebrating the 250th anniversary of the establishment of Lincoln County plus antique art, prints, maps and photographs, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and by appointment, Tidemark Gallery, 902 Main St./Route 220. FMI: 832-5109. Through July 3. Reception: 5-7 p.m. June 5.


Open studio of outdoor sculptural work by Jay Sawyer, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 5 and 6, Stemwinder Sculpture Works & Gardens, 131 Camden Road/Route 90 (look for painted pickup). FMI: 273-3948. Open Mondays beginning June 14.


“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. 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