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Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | Mar 28, 2019
Photo by: Dagney C. Ernest Bruce Brown, who curated “Melt Down,” snaps a photo of one of its 10 Maine artists addressing climate change in the Arctic and Antarctic — Peter Ralston of Rockport, standing  with his work during the March 23 opening at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland.


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

Food series paintings by Susan Tobey White, Vinolio, 74 Main St.

“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.

“Painter & Poets,” paintings by Marjorie Arnett and ekphrastic work by 27 poets, Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. FMI: 338-3884, ext. 10. Opens with 5 p.m. reception, followed by 6:30 p.m. open poetry reading (Signup starts 6 p.m.).

“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.


Artist of the Month: Marcia Anderson, watercolors, Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Main Street and Atlantic Avenue. Through March 31. Opening with 7 p.m. talk April 2: “From the Cradle to the Grave: Mining the Ed Coffin Collection,” Maritime Month show of photographs from the Penobscot Marine Museum.


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.


“The Screen Show” (through Sept. 22) in Rothschild Gallery; “Andrew Wyeth’s World War I” in Wyeth Study Center Gallery (through Feb. 9, 2020); “Andrew Wyeth: Temperas and Studies from the Wyeth Collection” in Hadlock Gallery (through May 19); “On a Mountain in Maine” (through Dec. 29); “Maine: The Farnsworth Collection” (through March 14, 2021), 10 a.m. to 4 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.

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. Open on Memorial Day.

“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.

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

“Post-Morphean Dreamwork,” multimedia work by Alexandrea Farquhar; selections from Georges River Land Trust’s (Bernard) Langlais Loan Program; and nature-inspired work by St. George middle school students, 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. Opens with 2 to 5 p.m. reception March 30; through April 30.

Richard Iammarino: Sculpture, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and by appointment, gallery at Steel House South, 639 Main St. FMI: Through April 5.

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.


“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.


“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.


“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.


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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