Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | Jul 05, 2018
Rockland’s Megan Rogers is the poster artist for the Maine Lobster Festival for the second year, and again produced a painting of living lobsters. She based her colorful trio on “bugs” she saw at Brooks Trap Mill in Thomaston. “I had never seen an albino lobster or a half and half before,” she said, adding that she’s been calling this year's painting "The Three Sisters."

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. Through August.

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.

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.

“Gray Scale,” themed group show, The Belfast Framer & Betts Gallery, 96 Main St. FMI: 338-6465. Opens with 5:30 to 8 p.m. reception July 6; through Aug. 11.

“Leap of Faith,” photography by Courtney Anne Porter, ground-floor Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. FMI: 338-3884, ext. 10. Through July 31. Artist talk: 6:30 p.m. July 10.

New work by Jerri Finch plus Vintage Jerri Finch prints and cards; and sculpture in several media by Jay Hoagland, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays (to 7 p.m. Fridays), The Finch Gallery, 16 Main St. FMI: 338-1060.

Seventeen years’ celebration: 20 percent discount on Neal Parent’s black and white images and Joanne Parent’s oil paintings, plus work by Marvin Jacobs, Niky Peak and Dan Bennett, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, Parent Gallery, 92 Main St. Main St. FMI: 338-1553. July 5-22.

“sun comes up,” framed drawings and installation of large-scale paper forms by Andrea Sulzer, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; Sundays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Perimeter Gallery at Chase’s Daily, 96 Main St. FMI: 338-0555. Through Aug. 12.

“Summer Stable Show,” work by gallery artists; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. FMI: 338-6575. Through Aug. 31. Open during Fourth Friday Art Walks. Artist talks 5 p.m., art walk reception 5:30 to 8 p.m. July 27.

“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.

CAMDEN

“Alison Hill - Painting Monhegan,” recent oils; and work by other house artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Camden Falls Gallery, 5 Public Landing. FMI: 470-7027. Through July 20.

“Imagine the Maine Woods National Park,” work by award-winning photographers/authors Thomas Mark Szelog and Lee Ann Szelog, Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Main Street and Atlantic Avenue. Through July 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.

MONHEGAN

“Joan Harlow: Island Life,” Lupine Gallery’s annual summer exhibit at the Island Inn, adjacent to the wharf. Open daily through Oct. 8. FMI: call Lupine Gallery, 594-8131.

“The Monhegan Museum: Celebrating Fifty Years,” open daily, Monhegan Museum of Art & History in the Monhegan Island Light Station and adjacent keeper’s house. Campus includes Kent/Fitzgerald Home and Studio. FMI: monheganmuseum.org. Through Sept. 30

ROCKLAND

Abstract oil paintings by Jill Langdon in display case, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. Through July 31.

America Martin: Carver Hill Pop-up, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays; or by appointment, Yellow Barn, 20 Winter St. (across from CMCA). Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception June 6; through July 22. FMI: 542-9895.

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

“Beautiful World” group show of varied media, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Jonathan Frost Gallery, corner of Main Street and Park Drive (entrance). FMI: 596-0800. Opens with 5:30 to 8 p.m. reception July 6; through July 31.

“Edges,” paintings by Jill Caldwell; and 3D works 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. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception July 6; through July.

First Friday Art Walk, 5 to 8 p.m. July 6, downtown galleries and venues. First Fridays through November. FMI: artsinrockland.org (AIR).

Grand opening show of American artists from the 19th through 21st centuries, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Galleries 338, 338 Main St. FMI: 751-1193. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception July 6.

“John Bisbee: American Steel” (through Oct. 14); “Jocelyn Lee: The Appearance of Things” (through Oct. 14); “Tom Burckhardt: Studio Flood” (through Oct. 9); and Jonathan Borofsky’s “Digital Man” steel sculpture in courtyard, 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.

“John Merritt: Beyond Ornament,” paintings and sculptures, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and by appointment, gallery at Steel House South, 639 Main St. FMI: gallery@rocklandsteelhouse.com. Through July 28.

Judy Grossman paintings in several media, Sanctuary Gallery (upper level) of Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. Call 594-8656 to verify hours. Through July 26.

July show featuring work by Melissa Post van der Burg, Ann Rhinehardt, Joan Wright and Lara Max; plus 13 other member artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, Art Space Gallery, 405 Main St. FMI: artspacemaine.com. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception July 6.

“Maine Landscapes,” new paintings by Christopher French, Lisa Kyle and Bruce Busko, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Landing Gallery, 409 Main St. FMI: 239-1223. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception July 6; through July 29.

“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); “Stories of the Land and Its People” (through Sept. 9) in the Crosman Gallery; and “N.C. Wyeth: Poems of American Patriotism” (through Oct. 28) in the Wyeth Center, 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 and 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through September. 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. Also The Wyeth Experience tours: 9:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through September; $50/$35 members; limited to 12. “Stories” tour: 1:30 p.m. July 11. Annual Wyeth Day Lecture: “Christina’s World” at 70 discussion 2 p.m. July 12 at Strand Theatre ($20; $15 members).

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.

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: Justin Kinney, The Art Loft, 385 Main St., Suite 9 (in lobby of Thorndike Building). FMI: 200-7915. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. catered reception July 6; spoken word performances 6:45 p.m.

Solo shows: Joyce Tenneson, Robin McCoy and Stephen Pace, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; by appointment Sundays and Mondays, Dowling Walsh Gallery, 365 Main St. FMI: 596-0084. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception July 6.

Solo shows: Kayla Mohammadi, Barbara and Jill Madden, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-5935. Open with 6 to 8 p.m. reception July 11; through Aug. 11.

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.

“Teapots: Real and Imagined,” eight-person themed show, plus fine craft, CRAFT Gallery, brick courtyard at 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-0167. July 6 through August; live music in courtyard during First Friday Art Walks.

“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. Reception 5 to 8 p.m. July 6.

"Two Muses,” painting/poetry pairings by The Lively Ladies, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (closed holidays), Garage Gallery at Eastern Tire & Auto Service, 70 Park St. Opens with 5 to 7 p.m. reception July 6.

“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. Through July 29.

Work by gallery artists including John Bisbee and Simon van der Ven, 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 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays through Sundays; 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays, 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.

“New Work by Faculty,” 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 Sept. 12.

Work of Katie Wilson, Kathryn Oliver and Ralph Hassenpflug, Beech Hill Gallery, 364 Commercial St./Route 1.

ST. GEORGE

“Barbara Ernst Prey: New Oil Paintings and Prints,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and by appointment, Barbara Prey Projects, 855 Port Clyde Road/Route 131, Port Clyde. FMI: 372-8087. Through July 15.

“Maine Scapes – Land, Sea, and Sky,” oil and pastel paintings by Sally Loughridge, noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, Port Clyde Art Gallery, 5 Cold Storage Road, Port Clyde. Through July 9.

"Thanks for the Memories" memorial show in new wing; and "Anything Goes" evolving group show of art and more, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays or by appointment, Mars Hall Gallery, 621 Port Clyde Road/Route 131, Martinsville. FMI: 372-9996.

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.

STOCKTON SPRINGS

"Mobility: Art with a Mission," benefit show of paintings by William Landmesser, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays; 3 to 5 p.m. Sundays (best to call ahead), Narrows Art Gallery, 34 Meadow Road (off Route 1). FMI: 567-4302. Portion of sales go to Free Wheelchair Mission.

THOMASTON

“BOOM! Artillery in the American Revolution” Society of the Cincinnati exhibition; Knox Collections Room, Thomaston Room and War Room; and more, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Knox Museum’s Montpelier, 30 High St. at the Route 131 turn to St. George. FMI: 354-8062. Cost: $10; $8 senior citizens, AAA members.

VINALHAVEN

“Early Summer,” functional porcelain and stoneware pottery by Sylvia Lacey; oil landscapes by Scott Moore; and etchings and monotypes by Michèle O’Keefe, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, New Era Gallery, 60 Main St. Through July 11.

Outsider art show, work from the LINC Center of Augusta, curated by Natasha Mayers, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Windy Way Barn at New Era Gallery, 60 Main St. July 6-11; reception 5 to 7 p.m. July 6.

“Swedes, Norwegians and Finns Work and Settle on Vinalhaven 1850-1940,” 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, Vinalhaven Historical Society, 41 High St. FMI: 863-4410. Related events all season.

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.

Local artworks and artifacts, noon to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays, Waldoborough Historical Society Museum, 1164 Main St./Route 220. Through Labor Day; open to 6 p.m. during ArtWalk Waldoboro.

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.

WARREN

Studio JBONE open studio: sculptures by Jay Sawyer in pine grove with small pond, lawn and paths, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 7, 131 Camden Road/Route 90 (.25 mile from Route 1). FMI: 273-3948.

WASHINGTON

“Beyond Color” group show, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, Corner Gallery, Mason’s Corner Building in the village. July 6 through 29.

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 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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