Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | Jan 12, 2017
Portland’s nonprofit PhoPa Gallery, a collaboration among photographer Jon Edwards; independent curator Bruce Brown; and Rockport’s Maine Media Workshops + College, opens “Drawing with Seaweed” featuring work by Celeste Roberge Wednesday, Jan. 18. Pictured is “Collecting Seaweed in Scarborough.” For more information, email rmcdonald@mainemedia.edu.


African art, crafts and clothing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, Aina Moja at the Wellness Health Center, 39 Main St. FMI: 930-8012.

“Ambush,” new sculpture and two-dimensional work by Benjamin Potter, 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. FMI: 338-0555. Through March 12.

“Details,” drawings and photographs by John Hrichak, ground-floor Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. Through Feb. 28. FMI: 338-3884, ext. 10.

“In Dialogue with Nature,” work from 2016 Joseph A. Fiore Art Center artists-in-residence J. Thomas R. Higgins, Robert Pollien, Thérèse Provenzano and Susan Smith; plus new work by Julie Cyr, Dahlov Ipcar, Sheep Jones, Christopher O'Connor and Lou Schellenberg on the second floor, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays to 8 p.m. during art walks), Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. FMI: 338-6575. Jan. 17 through March 24; artist talk 5 p.m. and reception 7 p.m. March 17.

Maine Artist Series: paintings by Rachel Littlefield, Deli-Café of Belfast Co-op, 123 High St. Through Jan. 31. FMI: marketing@belfast.coop.

Paintings by Joanne Parent, black and white images by Neal Parent, handmade glassware by David Jacobson and jewelry by Dan Bennett, Parent Gallery, 92 Main St. FMI: 338-1553.

"Veteran Artists," group show, H. Alan and Sally Fernald Art Gallery of University of Maine's Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave./Route 3, Belfast. Through March 10.


"Introductions: New Work for the New Year," end-of-season show featuring five new artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Camden Falls Gallery, 5 Public Landing. FMI: 470-7027. Through Jan. 21 (then closing for three months).

“A Midcoast Journey with Watercolors,” work by Marcia Anderson, Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Main Street and Atlantic Avenue. Through Jan. 31.


Work in various media by Maine artists, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily or by appointment, Lincolnville Fine Art Gallery, 2522 Atlantic Highway/Route 1 at Lincolnville Beach. FMI: 789-5000.


Abstract paintings by Larry Kinney, Key Bank, 331 Main St. Through January.

All-members winter-themed show, Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St.

Art and poetry by Heidi Locke including colored pencil drawings and collage, Center for Health and Healing, 17 Masonic St.

CMCA 2016 Biennial, juried work by 25 Maine artists, all three galleries; Jonathan Borofsky’s “Digital Man” steel sculpture in courtyard, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 21 Winter St. Admission $6; $5 in group (20-plus); free younger than 12 and members. FMI: 701-5005. Through Feb. 5. ArtLab Open Studio free with admission; free monthly facilitated ArtLab 2 to 4 p.m. First Saturdays; Who Do You Love? lecture with four Biennial artists: 4 p.m. Jan. 22.

Nature-inspired paintings by Gwen Sylvester and photographs by Lisa Mossel Dietze; and “Trashy Turtle” exhibit by the Midcoast S.T.E.A.M. Microschool, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, art gallery of Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 9 Water St. FMI: 594-0600, ext. 5.

New work by award-winning gallery artists, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; chance or appointment Sundays, Harbor Square Gallery, 374 Main St. FMI: 594-8700.

Photography by siblings Andrew and Neil Reichline; and Rhonda Reichline Dubin, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and by chance or appointment, The Fischer Gallery, second floor of 340 Main St. FMI: 542-6791.

“Pushing Boundaries — Dine, Graves, Lichtenstein, Rauschenberg and Rosenquist: Collaborations with Donald Saff” (through Jan. 22) in Morehouse Wing; “Celebrating Maine” in Rothschild Gallery and “American Treasures from the Farnsworth” in James Gallery (through Oct. 29); “The Art of Disaster” (through April 23) in Crosman Gallery; “Andrew Wyeth: Maine Temperas and Watercolors” in Hadlock Gallery (through March 5) and “Andrew Wyeth: The Dory” in Wyeth Study Center (through March 19); and “Other Voices” in Nevelson/Berliawsky Gallery (through Feb. 19), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St. Admission $15; $13 senior citizens; $10 students older than 16; free younger than 17, museum members and Rockland residents. FMI: 596-6457.

“Small Works," group show by The Lively Ladies, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (closed holidays), Garage Gallery at Eastern Tire & Auto Service, 70 Park St.

Stained glass and wood sculpture, furniture and miniatures by Geoffrey Vollers; and paintings by Marti Reed, Geoffrey Vollers Studio, 112 South Main St./Route 73. Open by chance or appointment; call 691-4025.


“Gary Briechle Drawings & Photographs,” 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays; and by appointment, Maine Media Gallery, 18 Central St. Through Jan. 28.

“Knox County Through Eastern’s Eye,” traveling historical photography exhibit from Penobscot Marine Museum, hallway beside the café at Pen Bay Medical Center, Route 1, Glen Cove.


St. George Artists' Holiday Exhibition & Sale, works by 20 local artists, Jackson Memorial Library, 71 Main St./Route 131, Tenants Harbor. Through Jan. 31. Partial proceeds benefit library’s community enrichment programs.


“Changing Seasons,” featuring pastels by Nancy Lee Lovley and work by other gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays through Saturdays or by appointment, The Kelpie Gallery, 81 Elm St./Route 73. FMI: 691-0392.


“Three Quilts and Three Wall Hangings,” exhibition of work by Toni Kayser Weiner and Hazel Kopishke, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. Through Feb. 28. FMI: 845-2663.

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Dagney has been providing Courier coverage of the local arts scene since 1985 and has helmed the multi-paper A&E section since it debuted in 2003. She has been a local performing artist, community and professional, for more than 30 years and spent a decade writing, producing and announcing on-air for several Midcoast radio stations. When not in the NewsNest, Dagney likes to be in motion.

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