Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | Sep 13, 2018
“Classical Gas,” an online-only sale of original paintings and sculpture, contemporary and antiquarian prints, furniture, ephemera, advertising items, porcelain and pottery, art glass, silver, primitive antiques, ethnographic artifacts and decorative pieces, runs through 10 a.m. Sept. 19 on three sites, including thomastonauction.com (click on Live Online Auction). Pictured is John James Audubon’s “Tropic Bird, Phaeton Aethereus,” an elephant folio lithograph (R. Havell, 1835).

BELFAST

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

“Amalgamation,” invitational group show, Betts Gallery at The Belfast Framer, 96 Main St. (also can enter via Beaver Street). Through Sept. 22. Best to call for hours: 338-6465.

“Celeste Roberge: Thinking While Walking Under the Sea” in Clifford Gallery and “Sarah Vosmus: Hover” in Corridor Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; select Saturdays; during events; by appointment, Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. FMI: 338-2222. Through Sept. 14.

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.

“I Wish I,” recent oils and watercolors by Megan Chase, 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 Oct. 28.

“I Went To the Animal Fair: Finding Common Ground,” Kerstin Engman’s oil paintings on first floor; and works by Andre Benoit, Frances Hynes, Leslie Moore and Julie Cyr on second floor, Sept. 10 through Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. FMI: 338-6575. Artist talk 5 p.m. Sept. 28, followed by Fourth Friday Art Walk reception to 8 p.m.

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.

Photography by Neal Parent and oils by Joanne Parent 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.

CAMDEN

“The Artist’s Journey,” debut solo show of paintings by Taddeus Retz, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, Camden Falls Gallery, 5 Public Landing. FMI: 470-7027. Sept. 11 through 28.

“Book Arts: Maine Artists,” Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Main Street and Atlantic Avenue. Through Sept. 30. Ask Your Bookmaker artist talk: 7 p.m. Sept. 13.

Original fine art from emerging to mid-career established contemporary artists, Carver Hill Gallery, 28 Bay View St. Open daily. FMI: 542-9895.

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 and Semi-Abstract,” small 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 Oct. 2.

"Angelo Ippolito, Color as Light," 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; noon to 4 p.m. Sundays; by appointment, Yvette Torres Fine Art, 464 Main St. (second floor). FMI: 332-4014. Through Sept. 16. Four Maine Poets (Jeri Theriault, Jodi Paloni, Marcia F. Brown, Pam Burr Smith) read their work 4 p.m. Sept. 16; free.

Art and graphic design by Orlando Johnson and more, Wednesdays through Sundays; by chance/appointment, Black Hole Gallery, 403 Main St. FMI: 808-2141. Also open during First Friday Art Walks.

“Black and White,” annual themed show of fine craft work in various media, CRAFT Gallery, brick courtyard at 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-0167. Through September.

“BYOB,” Kim Bernard’s community art installation of 300 reusable nylon bags in celebration of the city’s ban on single-use plastic bags, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. To be given away when installation comes down Jan. 5.

“Close to Nature,” work by Women Painters of Midcoast Maine & Friends; and nature-inspired tableware by Libbey Seigars of Whitefield Pottery, 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 November.

“Dream Tunnel,” recent paintings by Brigitte Gautschi, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; by appointment, The Gautschi Center, 8 Elm St. on the courtyard. FMI: 701-2270.

“John Bisbee: American Steel” (through Oct. 14); “Jocelyn Lee: The Appearance of Things” (through Oct. 14); “Tom Burckhardt: Studio Flood” (through Oct. 9); “B.R.A.C.E.” video, MoCA document of obstacle course/performance/installation created by artist Patricia Brace (through Oct. 7); 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. Also “Every Refugee Boat is a Mayflower,” temporary For Freedoms billboard installation by Christopher Myers, in courtyard (through Oct. 14).

“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.

“Neighbors,” work by Ellis-Beauregard Foundation studio residents Dylan Hausthor, Veronica Perez, Michaela Stone and Andrea Sulzer, 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 Sept. 19; through Oct. 5.

“Nuance of Color,” annual solo show of new paintings by Irma Cerese, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Landing Gallery, 409 Main St. FMI: 239-1223. Through Sept. 15.

Paintings and sculpture from the 20th and 21st centuries, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, Clarke Gallery, 338 Main St. FMI: 466-9325.

Paintings by featured artist Holly L. Smith; 3D assemblage art by Bonnie Farmer; and abstract paintings by Jill Caldwell, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; and by appointment, Bonnie Farmer Assemblage Art & Gallery, 166 Main St. FMI: 542-2679. Through Sept. 29.

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.

Solo shows: “Margaret Rizzio: Bird's Eye View”; “Warren Seelig: Shadowfields”; and paintings by Anna B. McCoy, 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 September.

September show featuring work by Penny Markley, Leecia Price, Laurie Lofman Bellmore and Sandra Leinonen Dunn; plus 14 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.

Solo shows by Todd Watts and Susan Williams; and three-person show by Katherine Bradford, Alan Bray and Sam Cady, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-5935. Through Sept. 15.

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.

“Turning Away from the Sun,” group show of varied media featuring watercolors by Abe Goodale, 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 Oct. 28.

"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.

“Wild Grace,” photographs by Gail Karlsson; and “Gifts from the Atlantic,” paper collage paintings by Adele H. Rahte, 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.

Work by gallery roster including new work from Joanne Willams, Avis Turner, John Bisbee and Michael Waterman, 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.

ROCKPORT

Michael Good retrospective of jewelry and sculpture; varied media work by other members of the family; pen and ink works by Ana Pearson and more, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; Sundays by appointment, Michael Good Gallery, 325 Commercial St./Route 1. FMI: 236-9623.

ST. GEORGE

"Framed, Frames & Unframed" in New Wing; and "Anything Goes II" evolving group show of art and more in Main Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays or by appointment, Mars Hall Gallery, 621 Port Clyde Road/Route 131, Martinsville. FMI: 372-9996. Through/including Columbus Day (Oct. 8).

Oils and drawings by Kenneth Schweizer, Jackson Memorial Library, 71 Main St./Route 131, Tenants Harbor. Through Sept. 28.

$100 Weekend: selected works by gallery artists for $100 or less, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 15 and noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 16, Port Clyde Art Gallery, 5 Cold Storage Road (across from the General Store), Port Clyde. Refreshments all day Saturday.

Open studio: glass and granite sculptures by Kay Botkin in garden; oil paintings by Ed Botkin in studio, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 15, 6 Glenmere Road, Tenants Harbor. FMI: 372-6369.

Touring Peninsula Art: St. George Business Alliance's annual self-guided tour of 19 artist studios, galleries and shops all along the peninsula, from St. George town line to Port Clyde, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 15. Look for ART TOUR signs; map at stgeorgebusinessalliance.com.

SEARSMONT

“Sports Portraits” by Leslie Woods, Searsmont Town Library, 47 Main St./Route 131. For hours, call 342-5549. Through Oct. 20. Artist reception: 5 to 6 p.m. Sept. 14.

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.

SOUTH THOMASTON

“3 Generations Of Akers: A Family Of Art,” work by egg tempera artist Gary Akers, oil artist Lynn Rita, watercolor artist Ashley Akers and young tempera artist Acelyn Grey, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, The Green Schoolhouse Studio, 414 St. George Road/Route 131. FMI: (859) 250-0278. Through Sept. 15.

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.

Thomaston Open Studios, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 15, self-guided tour of 13 artist studios. FMI, map and locations: thomastonopenstudios.com.

UNITY

“Up River,” photography by Susan Metzger, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and by appointment, Leonard R. Craig Gallery at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot Street (off Route 202). FMI: 509-7239. Through Oct. 20.

VINALHAVEN

“Home,” themed show of work in varied media by gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, New Era Gallery, 60 Main St. Through Sept. 19.

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

WALDOBORO

“André E. Benoit Constructs,” new work from salvaged materials, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Tidemark Gallery, 902 Main St., Waldoboro. Call 832-7897. Open for ArtWalk Waldoboro.

Local artworks and artifacts, noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Waldoborough Historical Society Museum, 1164 Main St./Route 220. Through Oct. 7

Paintings by guest artist Mary Mabry; and work by Wolfgang Busse and Polly McGrory, noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, McGrory & Wolf Gallery, 9 Friendship Road/Route 220. FMI: 790-1427. Through September.

“TA DA!” solo show of sculptures, drawings and paintings by Philippe Guillerm, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, Philippe Guillerm Gallery, 882 Main St. in the village. Opens for Artwalk Waldoboro.

“The World We Live In,” annual group show of work in varied media, Hurricane Gallery, 175 Quarry Road (off Depot Street). Always open, but call first at 701-7477.

WASHINGTON

Paintings by Suzanne Phillips and Ieva Tatarsky, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road in the village. FMI: 845-2663. Through Nov. 6.

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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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