Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | Mar 16, 2017
March is Youth Art Month, so student art shows are up and about. One at Jonathan Frost Gallery in Rockland features work by Thomaston Grammar School fourth graders, pictured; another opens Thursday, March 16, at Washington’s Gibbs Library.


“Acadia National Park: A Postcard View” and “The History of Postcards,” 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, the University of Maine's Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave./Route 3. Through May 22.

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.

“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. Through March 24; artist talk 5 p.m. and reception 7 p.m. March 17.

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.

“Taking Notice,” oil paintings by Betty Schopmeyer, ground-floor Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. Through March 31. FMI: 338-3884, ext. 10.

“Young Artists Gallery Takeover” annual exhibition, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; and by appointment, Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. FMI: 338-2222. Through March 30.


Sweetland School student show, Zoot Coffee, 31 Elm St./Route 1. Through March 31.

Watercolors by Fred Dodson, Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Main Street and Atlantic Avenue. Through March 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.


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.

“Art at Bartlett Woods 2017,” paintings by Alison Hill and Björn Runquist, Bartlett Woods, 20 Bartlett Drive (off Talbot Avenue). Through May, may be seen during business hours. FMI: 594-2745. All welcome.

“The Art of Disaster” (through April 23) in Crosman Gallery; “Celebrating Maine” in Rothschild Gallery and “American Treasures from the Farnsworth” in James Gallery (through Oct. 29); “Andrew Wyeth at 100: Maine Drawings” in Hadlock Gallery (March 18 through Dec. 31); “Andrew Wyeth: The Dory” in Wyeth Study Center (through March 19); “Women” as subjects in Rothschild Gallery, as artists in Library Gallery (through Jan. 21); and “Other Voices” in Nevelson/Berliawsky Gallery, 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.

Collaborative artwork by Leah and Will Rainy, café gallery of Good Tern Natural Foods Co-op, 750 Main St. Through March 31.

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.

Photography by siblings Andrew and Neil Reichline; and Rhonda Reichline Dubin, The Fischer Gallery, second floor of 340 Main St. FMI: 542-6791.

“Refugee: Asylum, Sanctuary, Haven” theme show, Harbor Square Gallery, 374 Main St. Through March. FMI: 594-8700.

“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.

Spring exhibitions: “David Driskell | Renewal and Form” (through June 4); “Mark Wethli | Piper Cub” (through May 14); “Sam Cady | Parts of the Whole” (through June 11); “Recent Animations by Loretta Park (through June 12); and 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. ArtLab Open Studio free with admission; free monthly facilitated ArtLab 2 to 4 p.m. First Saturdays. Sunday Salon with Sam Cady and Roger Dell: 3 to 5 p.m. March 19, free with admission.

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.

“Structured,” work by Sam Cady, Kathleen Florance, Stew Henderson and Michael Reece, Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St. Through March 31. FMI: 594-5935.

“Thomaston LEAPS!: The Landscape and Ourselves,” work by Thomaston Grammar School fourth graders in a four-week LEAPS of IMAGINATION program titled The Power of Possibility: Galvanizing the Connection between the Landscape and Ourselves, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Jonathan Frost Gallery, corner of Main Street and Park Drive. FMI: 596-0800. Through March 18.


Alumni and Fellows Exhibition, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, intersection of Mill Street and Route 90. FMI: 594-5955. Through April 5.

“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.


Work in varied media by Darlene Cocke and Laurie Webber, Jackson Memorial Library, 71 Main St./Route 131, Tenants Harbor. Through March 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.


"The Boil," documenting maple of tapping and syrup-making in photographs and text by Bethany Oprie; and vintage images by Greg Galbert, Badger Café & Pub, on the Common. Through March 31. FMI: 785-3336.


“Paintings of Women” by Carol Wiley, Medomak Arts, in the village at 13 Friendship St./Route 220. Opens with 5 to 7 p.m. reception March 18; thereafter open by appointment and during events. FMI: 832-4774 or carolwiley@mac.com.


Student Art Exhibit, 13th annual showcase for students of Prescott Elementary School, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. FMI: 845-2663. Opens with community reception 6:30 p.m. March 16; through April 30.

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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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