Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | Jun 07, 2018
Katie Kehoe’s eco-art project "Provisions for Bouyancy" hits Rockland Thursday through Sunday, June 7 through 10, hosted by Steel House Projects and with events at Steel House South, The Apprenticeshop, Island Institute and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art. Kehoe’s work explores projected impacts of climate change and the adaptive reuse of materials. For the schedule of events, see the listing below.

BELFAST

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

Belfast Art Market: juried market of artists and artisans, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays, front lawn of Waterfall Arts, 256 Main St. Rain or shine (some booths move inside in inclement weather); concurrent with Belfast Farmers’ Market.

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.

“Family,” mixed media exhibit by Alice Hobbs Parsons, ground-floor Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. FMI: 338-3884, ext. 10. Through June 30.

Grand re-opening show: work by 61 Maine artisans, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, Harbor Artisans, 69 Main St. Through Dec. 29. FMI: 338-2088.

“Halcyon,” themed group show, The Belfast Framer & Betts Gallery, 96 Main St. Through June 30. FMI: 338-6465.

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.

“sun comes up,” framed drawings and installation of large-scale paper forms by Andrea Sulzer, Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“Tidal Zone,” themed group show in Clifford and Corridor galleries, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; during events; by appointment, Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. FMI: 338-2222. Through July 20. Talk by University of Maine’s School of Marine Sciences professor Bob Steneck: 7 p.m. June 14.

CAMDEN

“Classic Cars in Camden,” photographs by Jim Hughes, Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Main Street and Atlantic Avenue. Through June 30.

Collaborative artworks of Sweetland School students and Coastal Opportunities clients, Owl & Turtle Bookshop Café, 33 Bay View St. Through June 10.

“Homecoming,” season-opening show of work by mixed media artist Ann Trainor Domingue and other house artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Camden Falls Gallery, 5 Public Landing. FMI: 470-7027. Opens with 5 to 7 p.m. artist’s reception June 8; through June 26.

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 and graphic design by Orlando Johnson and more, Black Hole Gallery, 403 Main St. Open during First Friday Art Walks.

“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. Presented by Georges River Land Trust; call 594-5166. Through June.

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.

“Garden of Earthly Delights” group show; plus silent auction of pet portraits from the Arts in Action afterschool program, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Jonathan Frost Gallery, corner of Main Street and Park Drive (entrance). FMI: 596-0800.

“Hole History: Origins of the American-Style Donut” art catalog release show, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and by appointment, gallery at Steel House South, 639 Main St. FMI: gallery@rocklandsteelhouse.com. Through June 16.

“Homecoming,” work by Charles Wilder Oakes; and 3D works with found objects and repurposed furniture by Bonnie Farmer, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; and 7 to 10 p.m. second Wednesdays, Bonnie Farmer Assemblage Art & Gallery, 166 South Main St. Through June 30.

“Katie Kehoe: Provisions for Buoyancy” eco-art action residency June 7 through 9 on the Steel House campus and other city venues: artist talk noon June 7 at Island Institute, 386 Main St; evening solo performance action June 8 along the waterfront; free Performance as Social Practice workshop 1 to 4 p.m. June 9 co-presented at The Apprenticeshop; artists talk/reception 5:30 to 7 p.m. June 9 at Steel House South, 639 Main St.; Afternoon Group Performance Action with Alexis Iammarino 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 10 in courtyard at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 21 Winter St. FMI: apprenticeshop.org/new-events.

“Maine: The Farnsworth Collection” (through March 14) 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; “On a Mountain in Maine” in Library Gallery (through Oct. 7) and “Stories of the Land and Its People” (through Sept. 9) in the Crosman Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, 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; free to all 5 to 8 p.m. First Fridays through October. FMI: 596-6457. Also tours 11 a.m., 12 and 1 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays at the Farnsworth Homestead on Elm Street (limited to six); and tours on the hour noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays at the Olson House in Cushing.

New show featuring work by Lori Davis, Roger Barry, Jean Byrd and Hannah Nelsbach; plus 13 other member artists, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, Art Space Gallery, 405 Main St. FMI: artspacemaine.com.

“Nature as Muse," Maine art in varied media with special emphasis in fine craft, CRAFT Gallery, brick courtyard at 12 Elm St. Through June.

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. Watercolor basics for nature art workshop with Gwen Sylvester ($10 donation): 2 p.m. June 14.

Photography by siblings Andrew and Neil Reichline; and Rhonda Reichline Dubin, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays or by appointment, The Fischer Gallery, second floor of 340 Main St. FMI: 542-6791.

Resident Artist Show: Melissa Kelly, The Art Loft, 385 Main St., Suite 9 (in lobby of Thorndike Building). FMI: 200-7915. Through June 30.

Season opening shows: “Jeff Epstein: Wires, Pole, Tire Tracks and Weather”; Frederick Kellogg: Works in Oil and Watercolor”; and Anne Kamilla Alexander: Seed” plus gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-5935. Through July 7.

Solo shows: painters Greta Van Campen and John Koenig; and Mi'kmaq basket maker Richard Silliboy, 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 June 30.

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.

“Tom Burckhardt: Studio Flood” (June 9 through Oct. 9); and Jonathan Borofsky’s “Digital Man” steel sculpture in courtyard (other shows being installed), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 21 Winter St. Admission $8; $6 older than 65/students with ID; free younger than 18, members; free for all during First Friday Art Walks (through November). FMI: 701-5005. ArtLab Open Studio free with admission; free monthly facilitated ArtLab 2 to 4 p.m. first Saturdays.

“Tree and Cloud,” new paintings by Sarah Faragher; and more, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Landing Gallery, 409 Main St. FMI: 239-1223. Through July 1.

“Turning Towards the Sun,” group show of paintings, papercut pieces, glass mosaics, glass bowls and dishware, cyanotype collage, wood folk carvings and more, 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. Through July 27.

“Women of Black Mountain College,” 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, 464 Main St. (second floor). FMI: 332-4014. Author talk by Mary Emma Harris: 3 p.m. June 10.

Work by gallery artists including John Bisbee and Kate Breakey, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Harbor Square Gallery, 374 Main St. FMI: 594-8700. Open late for First Friday Art Walks.

Work in varied media, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; 1 to 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 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.

ST. GEORGE

“Inspirations-4 Paint Maine,” 60-plus plein air paintings by Kathryn Baribeau, Edward Buonvecchio, Fran Scannell and Suzanne deLesseps, Jackson Memorial Library, 71 Main St./Route 131, Tenants Harbor. Through June 30.

Season preview, by appointment through June 15, Mars Hall Gallery, 621 Port Clyde Road/Route 131, Martinsville. FMI: 372-9996 or 372-8194.

SEARSMONT

Photography by Michele Benoit, Searsmont Town Library, 47 Main St./Route 131. For hours, call 342-5549. Through June 26.

SEARSPORT

“Kosti Comes Home,” “Sailing Small: Small Boats, Big Ideas” and much more, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Penobscot Marine Museum, Main St./Route 1. Multi-building downtown campus; admissions at Main Street Gallery and Visitors Center, 2 Church St. Cost: $15; $12 older than 64/students older than 17 (with student ID); $10 age 8-15; free younger than 8, members and Searsport residents; group rates available. FMI: 548-0334 or 548-2529. Through Oct. 21.

THOMASTON

Photography by Rich Reynolds, Thyme to Talk, 167 Main St./Route 1. FMI: 975-2446. Through June. Reception: 4 to 7 p.m. June 7.

VINALHAVEN

“Spring!,” winter-created works by gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, New Era Gallery, 60 Main St. Through June 20.

WALDOBORO

“Art is Fun," works by Philippe Guillerm, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, Philippe Guillerm Gallery, 882 Main St. in the village. Opens with 4 to 7 p.m. ArtWalk Waldoboro reception June 9.

Art show and theater tours during ArtWalk Waldoboro, 4 to 7 p.m. June 9, Waldo Theatre, (916 Main St./Route 220, in the village. Free. Followed by 8 p.m. Waldo-sponsored free screening of “His Girl Friday” at Odd Alewives Farm Brewery, 99 Old Route 1 ($5 popcorn donation for Waldo).

ArtWalk Waldoboro, 4 to 7 p.m. June 9, coordinated gallery openings and other special events in Waldoboro village (look for red balloon). Second Saturdays through October.

Doug Frati: paintings and carvings, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Tidemark Gallery, 902 Main St., Waldoboro. Call 832-7897. Through June 30. ArtWalk Waldoboro reception: 4 to 7 p.m. June 9.

Seafaring scenes and more by Wolfgang Busse, Polly McGrory and guest artists, noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, McGrory & Wolf Gallery, 9 Friendship Road/Route 220. FMI: 790-1427. Open for ArtWalk Waldoboro.

WASHINGTON

Three-person spring show: paintings by Sherry Dec, Marianne Swittlinger and Pat Ryan, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. Through July 10.

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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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