Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | Nov 09, 2017
Duncan Meerding’s “Cracked Log Lamp” is part of the current show at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport.

APPLETON

Abbie Read: Open Studio with new work, old work and studio collections, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 11, 64 Appleton Ridge Road.

BELFAST

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.

“Arrival: Works by Maine Immigrant & Refugee Artists” in the Clifford Gallery; “#Uprooted: Some Sense of Home,” community installation by Susan Smith, and “The Changing Face of Maine: Portraits from the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project” in the Corridor Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; by appointment, Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. FMI: 338-2222. Through Nov. 17. Also Orson Horchler’s “Mainer” portraits on exterior of building.

“Best Betts,” selected works for collectors and gift giving, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays; and by appointment, Betts Gallery at The Belfast Framer, 96 Main St. (also Beaver Street entrance). FMI: 338-6465. Through Dec. 24.

“CSA II (Community Supporting Arts),” work by 13 Maine artists who have been partnered with Community Supported Agriculture farms throughout the 2017 growing season, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. FMI: 338-6575. Through Nov. 10.

Diverse work by gallery artists, Parent Gallery, 92 Main St. Main St. FMI: 338-1553.

Food Series paintings by Susan Tobey White, Vinolio, 74 Main St.

Penobscot Marine Museum photo exhibits: “The Allure of the Lighthouse: The Postcard View” and “A Way of Life: The Fishing Families of Stonington,” 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, the University of Maine's Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave./Route 3. FMI: 338-8049. Through Jan. 19.

“Rising,” installation of woven sculptural works by Sarah Hewitt, 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 Dec. 31 (closed Nov. 27 through Dec. 3).

“Threads,” selection from Lesia Sochor’s series of transparent oils on sewing pattern collage,  ground-floor Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. FMI: 338-3884, ext. 10. Through Dec. 4.

CAMDEN

“Angels of the Garbage Dump,” Safe Passage benefit show featuring Patrisha McLean’s Guatemala City garbage dump community photographs, Zoot Coffee, 31 Elm St./Route 1. Through Nov. 30. Reception: 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 10, includes crafts and more by Safe Passage families.

“Change of Scenery” season finale show featuring Susan Graeber, Kathleen Robbins, Charles Fenner Ball and Stefan Pastuhov, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Camden Falls Gallery, 5 Public Landing. FMI: 470-7027.

Paintings by Melanie Essex, Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Main Street and Atlantic Avenue. Through Nov. 30.

LINCOLNVILLE

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.

NORTH HAVEN

Island Showcase: annual celebration of creative work by islanders of all ages, Waterman’s Community Center, Main Street. Opens with 4:30 p.m. reception Nov. 15; through Nov. 26.

ROCKLAND

“Abstractions," work by Victor Goldsmith, Cecily Kahn and Lorna Ritz, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Jonathan Frost Gallery, corner of Main Street and Park Drive. FMI: 596-0800.

“Autumn Large and Small,” gift-giving works by 19 member artists and artisans, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St.

Diverse work by 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.

Diverse work by gallery artists, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Landing Gallery, 409 Main St. FMI: 239-1223.

Diverse work by gallery artists, noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays ; chance or appointment Saturdays, Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-5935.

Diverse work by gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; by appointment Sundays and Mondays, Dowling Walsh Gallery, 365 Main St. FMI: 596-0084.

“Garden Music,” watercolors by Katherine Cartwright, Sanctuary Gallery (upper level) of Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. Through Dec. 15. Call 594-8656 for weekday gallery hours.

“The Loom as Canvas,” new wall tapestries by Morris David Dorenfeld; and work by gallery artists, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; Sundays by appointment, CRAFT Gallery, 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-0167.

“Marguerite Zorach — An Art-Filled Life” Morehouse wing’s Micah, Sam and Tim galleries (through Jan. 7); “Black and White: Louise Nevelson/Pedro Guerrero” in Crosman Gallery and “Jamie Wyeth: the Kennedy Studies” in library hallway (through April 1); “Andrew Wyeth at 100: Maine Drawings” in Hadlock Gallery (through March 4); “Andrew Wyeth at 100: Maine Watercolors, 1938-2008” (through Dec. 31) in Wyeth Center; “Women” as subjects in Rothschild Gallery, as artists in Library Gallery (through Dec. 3); and “Other Voices” in Nevelson/Berliawsky Gallery (through Feb. 18), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays 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.

“Materiality: The Matter of Matter,” thematic 12-artist multi-gallery exhibition (opens with 5 to 7 p.m. reception Nov. 11); “Screen: Heather Lyon – Milk, Roll, Wrap” (through Dec. 17); 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, members. FMI: 701-5005. ArtLab Open Studio free with admission; free monthly facilitated ArtLab 2 to 4 p.m. first Saturdays.

Midcoast artists Gordon Bok, Lois Anne and Julie Cyr, 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.

Opening season exhibit of work by local artists in a variety of media, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily or by appointment, Gallery 440, 440 Main St.

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

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.

“Tension: The Work of Nanfei Wang,” The Art Loft, 385 Main St., Suite 9, in the Thorndike building. FMI: 200-7915. Through Nov. 26, open during classes and by appointment.

“Threads of Our Lives: Maine Folk Fiber Art” traveling Maine Folklife Center exhibit; and WalkingWoolStudio’s “Fleece-to-Fiber Art” installation, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. Through Nov. 30. FMI: 594-0310.

“What’s Behind It?”, new paintings by Brigitte Gautschi, The Gautschi Center, 8 Elm St. FMI: gautschicenter.com.

Winter show featuring work by printmaker Kathleen Buchanan; painters Claudia Diller and Hélène Farrar; and fiber artist Anne Walker plus and work and craft is varied media, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, Archipelago gallery and Island Institute store, 386 Main St. FMI: 596-0701.

ROCKPORT

“Contemporary Wood Lighting,” 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 Jan. 3.

Diverse work by gallery artists, Michael Good Gallery, 325 Commercial St./Route 1. FMI: 236-9623.

“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.

THOMASTON

Art Wall Artist: Rachael Richmond, sea life watercolors, Pope Memorial Humane Society the shelter, 25 Buttermilk Lane. Through late November.

WALDOBORO

Anne Heywood: Holiday paintings and stories, Waldoboro Public Library, 958 Main St./Route 220. FMI: 832-4484. Through Dec. 28.

Hurricane relief benefit: selections from this season’s artists; sculptures and paintings by Philippe Guillerm, by appointment, Philippe Guillerm Gallery, 882 Main St. FMI: 701-9085. Through mid-November.

“Immersion: Gulf of Maine,” new work by Krisanne Baker from her Shoals Marine Lab Residency and some from Monhegan Artist Residency, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Tidemark Gallery, 902 Main St./Route 220. FMI: 832-5109. Through Nov. 30.

WASHINGTON

Pastel drawings by Karin Sargent, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. Through Jan. 2. Reception: 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 10.

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Dagney C. Ernest
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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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