Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | Jan 03, 2019
Pileated woodpeckers seem to pop out, and onto, Sharon Boody-Dean’s birch bark painting at the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center art gallery in Rockland.

BELFAST

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

“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. Through March 28.

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.

CAMDEN

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.

“The Sacred Garden,” paintings by Kathryn Oliver, sanctuary of First Congregational Church, 55 Elm St./Route 1. Through Jan. 6.

Sandy Cirillo: Artist of the Month, fiber art and solar plate etchings, Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Main Street and Atlantic Avenue. Through Jan. 31. Reception and demo: 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 6.

CUSHING

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.

ROCKLAND

“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. Bags to be given away when installation comes down: noon to 3 p.m. 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.

“Maine: The Farnsworth Collection” (through March 14) in Morehouse Wing and Nevelson galleries; “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); and “Andrew Wyeth in Rockland” (through Feb. 17) in Wyeth Study Center, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays 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. Andrew Wyeth in Rockland: Our World panel discussion: 2 p.m. Jan. 10 in auditorium (free with museum admission).

“Memento Mori,” solo exhibition of work by technologist and artist Nathan Kroms Davis, 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 Jan. 9; through Feb. 15.

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.

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

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. Who Do You Love? Lecture with three Biennial artists: 3 p.m. Jan. 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.

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.

ST. GEORGE

“Art as a Gift,” affordable works by local artists, Jackson Memorial Library, 71 Main St./Route 131, Tenants Harbor. Through Jan. 18.

SEARSMONT

John Ruis: photographs on aluminum, Searsmont Town Library, 47 Main St./Route 131. Call 342-5549. Through Feb. 23.

SOUTH THOMASTON

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.

WALDOBORO

Paintings by Elaine Abel: Artist of the Month, Waldoboro Public Library, 958 Main St./Route 220 in the village. FMI: 832-4484. Through Feb. 28.

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Dagney C. Ernest
A&E editor for Courier Publications, LLC
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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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