Midcoast gallery listings

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By Dagney C. Ernest | Dec 06, 2018
Lincolnville artist Mary Bourke’s “Big Bear,” an acrylic on panel, is part of the 24th annul Holiday Show at Greenhut Galleries in Portland. The show runs Dec. 6 through 29, with an opening reception and holiday party Saturday, Dec. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m.


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

“Amaryllis,” work by Lee Silverton, Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. FMI: 338-3884, ext. 10. Through Dec. 31.

“Handmade,” seventh annual juried craft show/sale, in Clifford Gallery; and selected prints from members of Pickwick Independent Press in Corridor Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. FMI: 338-2222. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Dec. 7; through Dec. 23.

Holiday Art Walk, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7, caroling, gallery receptions, open houses and more in downtown Belfast.

“Holiday Galleria,” group show of small, affordable works by 20-plus local artists and craftspeople, Betts Gallery at The Belfast Framer, 96 Main St. (also entrance on Beaver Street). FMI: 338-6465. Opening reception: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7; through Dec. 22.

“Homeland,” multimedia exhibit exploring our collective and diverse relationship to home/land, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. Through March 1.

“Kosti Comes Home: An Exhibit of Maritime Images by Maine's Iconic Photographer Kosti Ruohomaa” and “The Alluring and Enduring Maine Coast,” both from Penobscot Marine Museum, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, H. Allen and Sally Fernald Art Gallery, University of Maine's Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave./Route 3. Dec. 7 through March 28. “Kosti” talk by biographer Deanna Bonner-Gantor and photo archivist Matt Wheeler: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12.

Photography by Neal Parent and oils by Joanne Parent plus work by Marvin Jacobs, Niky Peak and Dan Bennett, Parent Gallery, 92 Main St. Main St. FMI: 338-1553.

“Small Works” by 15 artists in a variety of media, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, Local Color Gallery, 135 High St. FMI: 218-1249. Through Jan. 3. Art walk reception: 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7. Free gift wrapping Dec. 8, donations to United Midcoast Charities gladly accepted.

Winter works by 61 Maine artisans, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (closed Christmas Day), Harbor Artisans, 69 Main St. Through Dec. 29. FMI: 338-2088. Art walk reception: 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7.


“Fibers of Our Listening,” work by collaborative art team Clarity (Robert and Su.Sane Hake), Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Main Street and Atlantic Avenue. Through Dec. 31. Opening reception event with refreshments, presentations and live music: 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 4. Poetry reading: 2 p.m. Dec. 12.

Holiday Art Show at High Mountain Hall: recent work by Patty Bolz, Arduina Caponigro, Autumn Cipala, Julie Crane, Monica Kelly and Margaret Rizzio, High Mountain Hall, 5 Mountain St./Route 52. Eleventh annual show/sale opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Dec. 7, continues 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 8.

New work by Ted Keller, Jeffrey Fitzgerald and America Martin plus work from the gallery collective, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Carver Hill Gallery, 28 Bay View St. FMI: 542-9895.

Paintings and prints by Maureen Egan, Zoot Coffee, 31 Elm St. FMI: 236-0923. Through Dec. 31; reception 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 9.

“The Sacred Garden,” paintings by Kathryn Oliver, sanctuary of First Congregational Church, 55 Elm St./Route 1. Through Jan. 6. Opening reception: 2 to 5 p.m. Dec. 9, with artist talk at 4 p.m.


Sculptures by Bernard “Blackie” Langlais around the grounds (quarter-mile ADA accessible path) dawn to dusk daily, Langlais Sculpture Preserve, 576 River Road. FMI: 594-5166, georgesriver.org.


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


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.


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

“Art at Bartlett Woods 2018,” work by Pam Cabañas and Bjorn Runquist, Bartlett Woods Retirement Community is at 20 Bartlett Drive, off Talbot Avenue. Holiday 40 percent discount sale 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 15: artists on hand, refreshments, partial benefit for Bartlett Woods Art Fund.

“Back to Nature” group show, noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; chance or appointment, Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-5935; for holiday hours, email caldbeck@midcoast.com. Through January.

“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.

“Deck the Walls,” small works by The Lively Ladies, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (closed holidays), Garage Gallery at Eastern Tire & Auto Service, 70 Park St. FMI: 594-5250.

“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.

“Is There Something We Can Do,” Dudley Zopp’s book and Richard Reitz Smith’s tools and materials that went into its making, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and by appointment, gallery at Steel House South, 639 Main St. FMI: gallery@rocklandsteelhouse.com. Through Dec. 8. Fourth annual Holiday Pop-Up Shop: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 12 and 13; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 14; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 15 (reception 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 14).

“Maine: The Farnsworth Collection” (through March 14) in Morehouse Wing and Nevelson galleries (includes “The Wyeths: Family and Friends, through Dec. 30); 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 Feb. 3); “Maine and the Index of American Design” (through March 24) in Crosman Gallery; “Changing New York: Photographs by Berenice Abbott” in Crosman Hallway (through March 24); “Andrew Wyeth in Rockland” (through Feb. 17) in Wyeth Study Center; and “Share the Wonder” (through Dec. 30) in the Wyeth Center, 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. Also “Abbie Burgess, Lighthouse Heroine,” large crankie by Winter Windows winner Annie Bailey, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily in Main Street windows through Jan. 15; artist talk 2 p.m. Dec. 8 in auditorium. Also 45-minute holiday handbell concerts by Penobscot Bay Ringers 1 and 2 p.m. Dec. 8 in library.

Nature-inspired work by winter artists Sandi Cirillo, Sharon Boody-Dean 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. Also open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 8.

New work by Marianne Swittlinger, Center for Health and Healing, 17 Masonic St.

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

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.

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.

The “2018 Biennial Exhibition” (through March 3); and Jonathan Borofsky’s “Digital Man” steel sculpture in courtyard, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays 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. FMI: 701-5005. ArtLab Open Studio free with admission; free monthly facilitated ArtLab 2 to 4 p.m. first Saturdays. Open Late Fridays: 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 7, 14 and 21.

"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 through Saturdays/by appointment, Gallery 440, 440 Main St. FMI: 670-8499.

Winter Show of work in 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 Fine Arts Gallery and Island Institute store, 386 Main St. FMI: 596-0701. Through winter.

“Winter Works” by 17 member artists, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Art Space Gallery, 405 Main St. Through December (by chance/appointment after Dec. 22).

Work by gallery roster including new work from Joanne Williams, 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.


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, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, Michael Good Gallery, 325 Commercial St./Route 1. FMI: 236-9623.

“Scholars and Fellows,” 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 Jan. 2.


Paintings by Jill Valliere and 20 other gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays; and Wednesdays through Saturdays, The Kelpie Gallery, 81 Elm St./Route 73 (in the red barn in Weskeag Village). FMI: 691-0392.


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


Faculty Show: drawing, painting, photography and sculpture by Ben Potter, Deanna Witman and Cori Crumrine, Leonard R. Craig Gallery at Unity College Center for the Arts, 42 Depot St. FMI: 509-7239. Through Dec. 14.


“Holiday 2018,” favorite gallery artists welcome winter, New Era Gallery, 60 Main St. FMI: 863-9351. Through Dec. 21.


Paintings, cyanotypes and sculpture by Waldoboro artists Debe Loughlin, Valerie Greene, Brenda Grigo and Audrey Bechler, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Tidemark Gallery & Café, 902 Main St. FMI: 832-7897.

“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.

“Zany Zoo,” animal portraits by Sam Morgan, noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, McGrory & Wolf Gallery, 9 Friendship Road/Route 220 in the village. FMI: 790-1427.


Mixed media paintings by Karen Jelenfy, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union St. (in the village). FMI: 845-2663. Through Jan. 2.

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