Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | May 10, 2018
Photo by: Jocelyn Lee Photographer Jocelyn Lee is offering a new, limited edition fine art print, “Wedding Flowers #2,” for the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, in conjunction with her summer solo show at CMCA. Full purchase price of each signed print directly supports the exhibition. For more information, call 701-5005.

BELFAST

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

Contemporary art by 15 artists in a variety of media, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Local Color Gallery, 135 High St. FMI: 218-1249.

“OCEANS: 2018 Open Call,” annual themed group show in Clifford and Corridor galleries, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. FMI: 338-2222. Through May 11.

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.

“Scenes and Fragments,” silver print photographs by Belfast resident David Stickler, ground-floor Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. Through May 31. FMI: 338-3884, ext. 10.

“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

Artist of the Month: Linden O’Ryan, Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Main Street and Atlantic Avenue. Through May 31. Opening reception with artist talk: 3:30 p.m. May 11.

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.

ROCKLAND

“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.

“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. Confronting Boundaries poetry workshop with Ellen Goldsmith: 2 p.m. May 12; call  701-5005 to register.

“Maine: The Farnsworth Collection” (opens May 12) in Morehouse Wing and Nevelson galleries; 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 Feb. 17) 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.

Nature-inspired work by Lynn Travis, Gwen Sylvester and Sherrie York, 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. Through July.

New season group show, noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; chance/appointment Saturdays, Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-5935. Through May 26.

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

Resident Artist Show: Paula Apro, The Art Loft, 385 Main St., Suite 9 (in lobby of Thorndike Building). FMI: 200-7915.

Season opening show in new location, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Art Space Gallery, 405 Main St. FMI: artspacemaine.com.

“Set Piece,” multimedia installation by Anna Queen, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and by appointment, gallery at Steel House South, 639 Main St. FMI: gallery@rocklandsteelhouse.com. Through May 26. Reception: 5 to 7 p.m. May 12.

Solo shows: “Scott Kelley: The Slipping of the Hydrogen Bonds” and “Connie Hayes: Windows,” 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 May 26.

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.

“2018 Season Invitational,” 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Landing Gallery, 409 Main St. FMI: 239-1223. Through May 21.

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.

“We’re Off – On a New Adventure!” group show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Jonathan Frost Gallery, corner of Main Street and Park Drive (entrance). FMI: 596-0800. Through May 29.

ROCKPORT

“Current Student Work,” Nine-month Comprehensive furniture and furnishings, 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 May 30.

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.

ST. GEORGE

“Wildlife Around the World,” photography by Carla Skinder, Jackson Memorial Library, 71 Main St./Route 131, Tenants Harbor. Through May 25. Artist’s reception: 5 to 7 p.m. May 18.

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.

WALDOBORO

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

Seventh annual student art exhibition: self-portraits from Miller School, 4 to 7 p.m. May 10, Tidemark Gallery, 902 Main St./Route 220. FMI: 832-5109.

WASHINGTON

Three-person spring show: paintings by Sherry Dec, Marianne Swittlinger and Pat Ryan, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. Through July 10. Reception: 5 to 7 p.m. May 11.

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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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