Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | Apr 12, 2018
Photo by: Dagney C. Ernest Cushing’s Mikki Ames is the first local artist to show work at the new Thyme to Talk coffee shop in downtown Thomaston. Her work is on view through May.

BELFAST

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

“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.

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.).

CAMDEN

“Kosti Comes Home: An Exhibit of Maritime Images by Maine’s Iconic Photographer Kosti Ruohomaa,” Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Main Street and Atlantic Avenue. Through April 30.

FREEDOM

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

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

Anna Koenig art show, Waterman’s Community Center, Main Street.

ROCKLAND

Ai Weiwei’s “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold” (through Dec. 30) in Rothschild Gallery; “Andrew Wyeth: Temperas and Studies from the Wyeth Collection” in Hadlock Gallery (through Oct. 21); “Andrew Wyeth in Rockland” (through Nov. 4) in Wyeth Study Center; and “On a Mountain in Maine” in Library Gallery (through Oct. 7), 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. “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry” (2012, USA) screening: 2 p.m. April 18.

“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.

Bernard Langlais: early abstracts and still lifes, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (closed holidays), Garage Gallery at Eastern Tire & Auto Service, 70 Park St. Through May. Presented by Georges River Land Trust; call 594-5166.

Birchbark paintings by Sharon Boody Dean, 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 April 15.

“Boundaries | Richard Blanco and Jacob Bond Hessler” (through May 27); “John Moore: Resonance” and “KJ Shows: Portrait of an Artist”; “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. Sunday Salon | This Is A Portrait if I Say So with Anne Goodyear: 2 p.m. April 15.

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.

“Poetry & Art VII,” a mail-in exhibition, 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 April.

“Press Pause,” group still life 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 April 28.

Resident Artist Show: Larissa Davis, The Art Loft, 385 Main St., Suite 9 (in lobby of Thorndike Building). Through April.

“Severe Solitude,” new intaglio prints by Johnny Adimando, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and by appointment, gallery at Steel House South, 639 Main St. FMI: gallery@rocklandsteelhouse.com. Opens with 5 to 7 p.m. reception April 14; through May 4.

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.

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.

“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: Brooke Chase, photography, Pope Memorial Humane Society the shelter, 25 Buttermilk Lane. Until mid-May. Portion of proceeds supports the shelter.

Artwork by Mikki Ames, Thyme to Talk, 167 Main St./Route 1. FMI: 975-2446. Through May.

VINALHAVEN

Art show: K-12, more than 300 works on display 6 to 7 p.m. April 12, Vinalhaven School, 22 Arcola Lane.

WALDOBORO

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.

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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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