Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | Mar 21, 2019
Photo by: Allison McKeen The Harlow in Hallowell is seeking an independent and creative chief executive to lead the member-driven, community-based nonprofit (Kennebec Valley Art Association). Many a Midcoast artist has shown at the Harlow; pictured is the opening reception for the juried “Art2018.” For complete details and application, visit harlowgallery.org.

BELFAST

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

“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. Also “Best Art Show Ever,” annual exhibition of artwork by students of Troy Howard Middle and Captain Albert Stevens schools, through May 24.

“Old Paint New Life," recycled paint and materials paintings by Eric Leppanen, Show Room gallery of United Farmer’s Market of Maine, 18 Spring St. March 23 through April. Open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and during events.

“2018 Fiore Residents,” work form last summer by nine artists, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. Through May 24; ends with closing reception and artist talks.

“Young Gallery Artists Gallery Takeover,” annual exhibition in its Clifford and Corridor galleries, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; and by appointment, Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. FMI: 338-2222. Through March 29.

CAMDEN

Artist of the Month: Marcia Anderson, watercolors, Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Main Street and Atlantic Avenue. Through March 31.

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.

ROCKLAND

“Andrew Wyeth's World War I” (opens March 23) in Wyeth Study Center; “The Screen Show” (through Sept. 22) in Rothschild Gallery; “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. A Pollinators’ Green Way Station talk by Irene Brady Barber 2 p.m. March 21 ($15; $10 members). The Screen Show: Six Folding Screens by Six Maine Artists talk: 2 p.m. March 23.

Art at Bartlett Woods 2019: “Mid Coast Legacies in Art,” Bartlett Woods Retirement Community, 20 Bartlett Drive (off Talbot Avenue). Open to the public during business hours. FMI: 594-1163.

“EFB Exhibition: Kavanaugh + Nguyen,” Ellis-Beauregard Fellowship installation by Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen Nguyen; “Melt Down,” photographs and videos by 10 Maine artists addressing climate change in the Arctic and Antarctic; “Screen: Resort + Quench,” collaborative video works by Andrew Ellis Johnson and Susanne Slavickx; 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.  FMI: 701-5005. Free monthly facilitated ArtLab for All Ages 2 to 4 p.m. first Saturdays. Galleries re-open March 23; free EFB artists’ talk 4 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. reception.

“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.

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. Through April 5. “#00FF00 #FF00FF (people are trees),” sound/light installation by audiovisual artist and 2018 Winter Resident Luciano Chessa March 22: doors open 8 p.m., performance begins 8:30 p.m.

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.

ST. GEORGE

“Maine Landscape: 2 Views,” work by painters Lisa Kyle and Diane Noble, Jackson Memorial Library, 71 Main St./Route 131, Tenants Harbor. FMI: 372-8961. Through April 12.

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.

UNITY

“Magical Thinking,” paintings and sculptures by Andy Rosen, Leonard R. Craig Gallery at Unity College Center for the Arts, 42 Depot St. FMI: 509-7239. Through April 20. Reception: 4:30 to 6 p.m. April 11.

WALDOBORO

Artist of the Month Jean Kigel: “Whimsical Attic Windows of Mid-coast Maine” paintings, Waldoboro Public Library, 958 Main St./Route 220 in the village. FMI: 832-4484. Through March 31.

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.

“The Word Made Art,” group show marking Herman Melville’s 200th birthday with works inspired by the American Renaissance, 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. Through May 4.

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