Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | Dec 07, 2017
Hélène Farrar’s experimental works use oils, encaustics and watercolors on material such as canvas, panel, paper and found objects. She is one of several artists featured this winter at the Island Institute’s Archipelago gallery in Rockland.

BELFAST

African art, crafts and clothing, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays, Aina Moja at the Wellness Health Center, 39 Main St. FMI: 930-8012.

“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. 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. Through Jan. 5.

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

“Little Gems,” small oils by Joanne Parent plus work in varied media by Neal Parent, Nicole Peak, Marvin Jacobs and Dan Bennett, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Parent Gallery, 92 Main St. Main St. FMI: 338-1553. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Dec. 8.

“Paper, Ink, and Bamboo Spoon,” block prints by Leslie Moore, ground-floor Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. FMI: 338-3884, ext. 10. Through Jan. 19.

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.

CAMDEN

“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.

"CUBA — Locked in Time," Norbert Leser’s photographs from his book of the same name, Zoot Coffee, 31 Elm St./Route 1. Through Dec. 31.

“Tree of Life: The Wooded Way,” annual Clarity show, in Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Main Street and Atlantic Avenue. Through Dec. 31. Festive opening celebration with music, refreshments and demo by collaborative artists Robert and Su.Sane Hake: 6 p.m. Dec. 12.

FREEDOM

Opening Exhibition of work by member artists, noon to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; noon to 4 p.m. Sundays; by chance/appointment, Freedom Makers Studio, 25 Main St., in the village. FMI: freedommakersstudio@gmail.com. Talk by Cassandra Lishman of Lammas Ecovillage in the Pembrokeshire Hills (Wales): 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 10; refreshments, store open.

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

NHCS High School Art show, Waterman’s Community Center, Main Street. Through Dec. 10. Matt Hayes show opens with 5 to 6 p.m. reception Dec. 11.

ROCKLAND

All-members show of winter theme, gift-giving works by 19 member artists and artisans, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St. Through Dec. 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. Holiday open house: 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 15.

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.

“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: Her Room” in Wyeth Study Center Gallery (through March 20); “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 Feb. 11); and “Other Voices” in Nevelson/Berliawsky Gallery (through Feb. 4), 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 Feb. 13); 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. Upcoming Sunday Salons: 3 p.m. Dec. 10 and 17; 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.

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.

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

Quilted wall hangings by Emily Horne Jeffries, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, Café Gallery of Good Tern Natural Foods Co-op, 750 Main St., Rockland. FMI: 594-8822. Through Jan. 5.

"Spinous Process," Andrew White's site-specific sculptural installation, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays/Saturdays by appointment, Steel House Gallery, 639 Main St. Through Dec. 9. Dec. 13-17: Holiday Pop-Up Shop, wide range of handcrafted goods by multiple artists, designers and makers,  Third annual pop-up open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 13 through 15; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 16 and 17. Reception: 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 15.

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.

“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 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.

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. Also Chris Augusta’s Santa paintings and cards.

Paintings by Polly McGrory and Wolfgang Busse, McGrory & Wolf Gallery, 9 Friendship St./Route 220 in the village. FMI: 790-1427. Grand opening 2 to 5 p.m. Dec. 9; open noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; chance or appointment thereafter.

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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