Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | Nov 30, 2017
The annual Noteworthy card sale pops up at Zoot Coffee in Camden during Christmas by the Sea weekend. In addition to the cards, there will be work in ceramics, painting, knitting and mixed media. Card sales benefit Partners in Health’s work in post-hurricane Haiti.

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.

Belfast Holiday Art Walk, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 1, High and Main street galleries and other venues. Caroling 6 p.m. in from of Alexia’s pizza.

“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.

“Handmade,” annual juried artisan and maker show, in the Clifford Gallery; and “Shelter,” collaborative print show from Circling the Square Fine Art Press in Gardiner and the Waterfall Arts Print Studio, in the Corridor Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; and by appointment, Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. FMI: 338-2222. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. party Dec. 1; through Dec. 23.

“In the INTERVAL between Snowflakes,” multi-media work by Bruce McAfee Towl in collaboration with farmers Barbara and Jason Kafka, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. FMI: 338-6575. Artist/farmers talk 5 p.m. and reception 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 1.

Diverse work by gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Parent Gallery, 92 Main St. Main St. FMI: 338-1553. “Little Gems” opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8.

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. Re-opens Dec. 5; through Dec. 31.

“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. Dec. 4 through Jan. 19: “Paper, Ink, and Bamboo Spoon,” block prints by Leslie Moore.

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. Dec. 1-31: "CUBA - Locked in Time," photography by Norbert Leser.

“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.

“Northern Nocturne,” pop-up art exhibition of Anneli Skaar's new paintings, presented by Carver Hill Gallery’s Jana Halwick at Jessie Tobias Design, 64 Bay View St. (next to the Camden Yacht Club). Opens with 5 to 9 p.m. reception Dec. 1; continues 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 2; and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 3. FMI: 542-9895.

Noteworthy Card Sale, ninth annual pop-up of handmade cards for all seasons to benefit Partners In Health, at Zoot Coffee, 31 Elm St./Route 1. This year’s proceeds focus on Haiti, post-hurricane. Christmas by the Sea event: 2 to 8 p.m. Dec. 1; 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 2; and 7 a.m. to noon Dec. 3.

Paintings by Melanie Essex, Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Main Street and Atlantic Avenue. Through Nov. 30. “Tree of Life: The Wooded Way,” annual Clarity show, in December; opening celebration 6 p.m. Dec. 12.

FREEDOM

Opening Exhibition of work by Joan Proudman, Johan Selmer-Larson, Helena Melone, Max Ascrizzi, Joe Ascrizzi, Katenia Keller, Bernice Nadler and Dina Petrillo, noon to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; by chance/appointment, Freedom Makers Studio, 25 Main St., in the village. FMI: freedommakersstudio@gmail.com.

LIBERTY

Holiday Open Studio/Open House: annual fall show and sale of Betsy Levine's fired pottery, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 2 and 3, Prescott Hill Pottery, 261 Prescott Hill Road. FMI: 589-3399.

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.

ROCKLAND

All-members show of winter theme, 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. Also open Thursdays Dec. 1-23.

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, Jonathan Frost Gallery, corner of Main Street and Park Drive. FMI: 596-0800.

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); “Share the Wonder” seasonal display and “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 (through Feb. 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. Sunday Salons: 3 p.m. Dec. 3, 10 and 17; and Feb. 4.

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. Holiday sale: 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 8.

"Perspectives, A Lively Ladies Winter Show,” 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (closed holidays), Garage Gallery at Eastern Tire & Auto Service, 70 Park St. Opens with 5 to 7 p.m. reception Dec. 1.

Photographs by Carla Skinder and wood reliefs by Tom Hardy, 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. Show opens with 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. open house reception Dec. 2.

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

“Spinous Process,” large-scale, site-specific sculpture by Andrew White, Steel House South, 639 Main St. FMI: gallery@rocklandsteelhouse.com.

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.

“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.

SOUTH THOMASTON

“Provenance,” holiday season show of work by gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays through Saturdays, The Kelpie Gallery, 81 Elm St./Route 73 in the ‘Weskeag Village. FMI: 691-0392.

THOMASTON

“Silver Bells” Open House, 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 2 and 3, General Henry Knox Museum’s Montpelier, 30 High St. Free. Nine decorated rooms and Christmas trees, live entertainment, refreshments, bake sale and gift shop.

UNION

Whitefield Pottery: handcrafted tableware by Libbey Seigars, Badger Café and Pub, 286 Common Road. Through Dec. 31.

VINALHAVEN

“Holiday Show 2017,” small works by gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays (and whenever the ART flag flies), New Era Gallery, 60 Main St. FMI: 863-9351. Through Dec. 23.

WALDOBORO

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

“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.

Watercolors by Elizabeth Palmer, 7 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; during events; by appointment, Medomak Arts, 13 Friendship St./Route 220. Through mid-December.

WASHINGTON

Pastel drawings by Karin Sargent, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. Through Jan. 2.

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Dagney C. Ernest
A&E editor for Courier Publications, LLC
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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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