Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | Mar 08, 2018
Katenia Keller, painter, tarot designer and guide, will offer a tarot workshop and readings Saturday morning, March 17, at the Freedom Makers Studio. The artists co-op is in Freedom’s old Knights of Pythias Hall, where Keller developed her Pythias Sacred Geometry Tarot paintings (one is pictured). For more information, call 322-6553 or email FreedomMakersStudio@gmail.com.

BELFAST

African art, crafts and clothing, Aina Moja at the Wellness Health Center, 39 Main St. FMI: 930-8012.

Diverse work by gallery artists, 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.

“Every Fiber of My Being,” group exhibition by Maine fiber artists, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, the University of Maine's Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave./Route 3. FMI: 338-8049. Through May 4.

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

“New Misfits,” new paintings by Meghan Brady, 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 18.

Oil paintings by Joanne Parent plus work in varied media by Neal Parent, Nicole Peak, Marvin Jacobs and Dan Bennett, Parent Gallery, 92 Main St. Main St. FMI: 338-1553.

“A Summer on the Land,” work by 2017 Joseph A. Fiore Art Center resident artists; and second-floor show by stable artists; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. FMI: 338-6575. Through May 25 (artist talks 5 p.m., art walk reception 5:30 to 8 p.m.).

“Women Painting Women,” group show by The Women Artists of Midcoast Maine, ground-floor Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. FMI: 338-3884, ext. 10. Through March 31.

“Young Artists’ Gallery Takeover,” annual exhibition of PreK-12 art in the Clifford and Corridor galleries, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; and by appointment, Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. FMI: 338-2222. Through March 29.

CAMDEN

Fine art, sculpture and furniture from both emerging and established Maine and New England artists, open daily, Camden Falls Gallery, 5 Public Landing. FMI: 470-7027.

Matt Barter: Maine landscapes, Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Main Street and Atlantic Avenue. Through March 31.

FREEDOM

Exhibition of work by member artists, Freedom Makers Studio, 25 Main St., in the village. FMI: freedommakersstudio@gmail.com.

HOPE

Oil paintings by Thomas Peabody, Hope Library, 443 Camden Road/Route 105. FMI: 763-3553. Through March 31.

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

Acrylics and oil pastels by Judy Grossman, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 9 a.m. to noon Fridays, Sanctuary Gallery (upper level) of Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. Call 594-8656 to verify hours. Opens with 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. reception with refreshments and music March 11; through April 15.

“Art at Bartlett Woods ‘18,” work by Pam Cabañas, Alison Hill, Björn Runquist, Anne Cronin and Deborah Winship, Bartlett Woods Retirement Community, 20 Bartlett Drive (off Talbot Avenue). Open business hours through June.

“Betty Forever: Meghan Brady + Ariela Kuh,” paintings and ceramics, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and by appointment, gallery at Steel House South, 639 Main St. FMI: gallery@rocklandsteelhouse.com. Through April 6.

“Black and White: Louise Nevelson/Pedro Guerrero” in Crosman Gallery and “Jamie Wyeth: the Kennedy Studies” in library hallway (through April 1); “Andrew Wyeth: Her Room” in Wyeth Study Center Gallery (through March 20); and “On a Mountain in Maine” in Library Gallery (through Oct. 7), 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.

“Boundaries | Richard Blanco and Jacob Bond Hessler” (through May 27); “John Moore: Resonance” and “KJ Shows: Portrait of an Artist” (reception 4 to 6 p.m. March 17); “Screen: Adam Lampton | Museums” (through May 27); 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.

“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.

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.

“Whiteout” group exhibition, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; by appointment Sundays and Mondays, Dowling Walsh Gallery, 365 Main St. FMI: 596-0084. Through March 16.

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.

Work by local artists, Gallery 440, 440 Main St. FMI: 670-8499.

ROCKPORT

Jewelry, pottery, wood, handbags, baskets, sculpture, accessories, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Michael Good Gallery, 325 Commercial St./Route 1. FMI: 236-9623.

“Maine Wood 2018,” juried biennial, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 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 11.

“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,” 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

Art Wall Artist: Linda Kane Parker, photography, Pope Memorial Humane Society the shelter, 25 Buttermilk Lane. Through March 31. Portion of proceeds supports the shelter.

UNION

Carla Skinder: wildlife photography from Africa and around the world, Vose Library, 392 Common Road, Union. FMI: 785-4733. Through March 28, capped with 6:30 p.m. Armchair Adventure discussion.

UNITY

“Nest,” paintings and collage by Matt Demers, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and by appointment, Leonard R. Craig Gallery in Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. FMI: 509-7239. Through April 7.

WALDOBORO

“Lincoln County Through Eastern’s Eye,” traveling historical photography exhibit from Penobscot Marine Museum, Waldoboro Public Library, 958 Main St./Route 220. FMI: 832-4484. Through March 31. Illustrated talk by PMM photo archivist Kevin Johnson: 7 p.m. March 13, preceded at 6:30 p.m. by reception with refreshments.

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

WARREN

Abstract paintings by Mac Economy, Saint George River Café, 310 Main St. in the village.

WASHINGTON

Annual Student Art Show from Anthony Lufkin’s Prescott Elementary School classes, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. Through May 2. Reception: 6:30 p.m. March 15.

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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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