Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | Feb 21, 2019
After a day focused on rare books, graphic art and ephemera, the Thomaston Place Auction Galleries will offer two days of fine art (and more) on the block, including works by Winslow Homer. All the March 1-3 items can be perused beginning Monday, Feb. 25, at the Route 1 “barn.” For more information, visit thomastonauction.com. Pictured is Homer’s graphite “Portrait of John Murray Brown.”

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.

Local artists’ work in varied media, noon to 4 p.m. daily, Local Color Gallery, 135 High St.

“Lore,” mixed media work by Christopher Patch, Perimeter Gallery at Chase’s Daily, 96 Main St. FMI: 338-0555. Through March 10.

Photography by Neal Parent and oils by Joanne Parent plus work by Marvin Jacobs, Niky Peak and Dan Bennett, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Parent Gallery, 92 Main St. Main St. FMI: 338-1553.

CAMDEN

"Darfur at Our Doorstep: A New Narrative," work by Kenny Cole, Zoot Coffee, 31 Elm St./Route 1. FMI: 236-9858. Through Feb. 28. Discussion with artist and interviewee El-Fadel Arbab: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 23.

“Finding Our Voices: breaking the silence of domestic abuse,” photographs and audio by Patrisha McLean, Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Main Street and Atlantic Avenue. Through Feb. 28.

Tania Amazeen-Jones: work in pen and ink, graphite, pastel and paint, Camden National Bank at the Hannaford Plaza, Route 1. Through Feb. 28.

Work from the gallery collective, by appointment, Carver Hill Gallery, 28 Bay View St. FMI: 542-9895.

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.

LINCOLNVILLE

“The Sacred Garden,” tapestry paintings by Kathryn Oliver, Lincolnville Community Building, 18 Searsmont Road/Route 173, Lincolnville Center. Through Feb. 24.

ROCKLAND

“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.

“Facetime,” performative drawing project by Connie Hayes, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays/by appointment, Dowling Walsh Gallery, 365 Main St. FMI: 596-0084. Through end of February, Hayes will draw 100 portraits at the gallery; each is available for $100, with all proceeds donated to an organization chosen by subject.

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.

Richard Iammarino: Sculpture, 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 Feb. 27; through April 5.

“The Screen Show” through Sept. 22) in Rothschild Gallery; “Maine: The Farnsworth Collection” (through March 14) in Morehouse Wing and Nevelson galleries; “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), 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. The Screen Show: Six Folding Screens by Six Maine Artists talk: 2 p.m. March 23 in auditorium.

The “2018 Biennial Exhibition” – GALLERIES RE-OPEN IN MARCH (can view online 3D tour at cmcanow.org); sculptures by Anna Hepler and Jonathan Borofsky in courtyard, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 21 Winter St.  FMI: 701-5005. Free monthly facilitated ArtLab for All Ages 2 to 4 p.m. first Saturdays, still taking place. Canceled: Who Do You Love? talk Feb. 24.

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.

ROCKPORT

“Boxes to Die For,” artisanal urns and coffins, 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 April 10.

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.

THOMASTON

Art Wall Artist: Tania Amazeen-Jones, Pope Memorial Humane Society the shelter, 25 Buttermilk Lane. Through March 15.

UNITY

“Foundations,” drawings and paintings by Ingrid Ellison, Leonard R. Craig Gallery at Unity College Center for the Arts, 42 Depot St. FMI: 509-7239. Through March 2.

WALDOBORO

Artworks by Polly McGrory, Wolfgang Busse and others, 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.

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.

Work in varied media by local artists, 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.

WASHINGTON

Photography by David Spahr, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union St. (in the village). FMI: 845-2663. Through March 5.

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