Midcoast Art Shows

Current & Coming

Apr 25, 2019
FROM BELFAST TO PORTLAND - Three Belfast artists, Sheep Jones, Julie Cyr and Joanne Parent, will have their paintings featured in a show at Portland Art Gallery, 154 Middle St., throughout May. They represent some of the works of Belfast artists who are members of the gallery. The opening reception is Thursday, May 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. The show runs through June 2. Visit portlandartgallery.com for gallery hours. Pictured from left are, "Garden Bird 57" by Sheep Jones, "A Cappella in Acadia" by Julie Cyr and "A Time for Healing" by Joanne Parent.

BELFAST

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

“Alternative Environments,” annual open call 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 May 10.

“Best Art Show Ever,” annual exhibition of artwork by students of Troy Howard Middle and Captain Albert Stevens schools, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, University of Maine's Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave./Route 3. Through May 24.

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

“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. Through April.

“Water and Fire, Drawings and Dirt,” the 2018 Fiore Residents Exhibit, 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.

CAMDEN

“From the Cradle to the Grave: Mining the Ed Coffin Collection,” Maritime Month show of photographs from the Penobscot Marine Museum, Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Main Street and Atlantic Avenue. Through April 30.

“Heaven and Earth,” painting exhibition by Kathryn Oliver, First Congregational Church, 53 Elm St. Inspired by the Christian Iconography of the Western Medieval and Byzantine tradition. Through June 3.

Oil and acrylic paintings by Erica Manning, Zoot Cafe, 31 Elm St. Through April 30.

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

“Conversations Across Time: 30 Years of Painting,” an open studio weekend with Dudley Zopp; Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28, 12 to 4 p.m.; brief talk about past and present work at 2:30 p.m. both days; 10 Reeds Lane. FMI: 236-4433.

ROCKLAND

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.

“Blossom by Blossom” show with works by Joyanna Margo Bernardo, The Art Loft, 385 Main St., Suite 9. Opening May 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. Through the end of May. FMI: 200-7915.

Dowling Walsh Gallery Exhibitions include Jenny Brillhart, Tessa Greene O'Brien and New Works by Gallery Artists, 365 Main St. Opening May 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. FMI: 596-0084. Throughout May.

“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.

“Kosti Comes Home: An Exhibit of Maritime Images by Maine's Iconic Photographer Kosti Ruohomaa,” Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. Through July. Talk by Deanna Bonner-Ganter, former Maine State Museum curator and Ruohomaa biographer: 6:30 p.m. June 25.

Nature Art Exhibition, featuring Linda Shepard of Union, fabric art; Carl Solberg of Waldoboro, wood carvings and sculptures; and Jackson Memorial Library After School Artists, Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 9 Water St. FMI: 594-0600, ext. 5. Opening May 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. Through July 19.

“Slab City Rendezvous,” Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St. Major exhibition of close to 40 works by 13 artists whose work contributed to Maine’s important place in the evolution of contemporary art. Through Feb. 9, 2020. Annual Maine in America Award presentation at 2019 Summer Gala, July 19. FMI: 390-6009.

“The Masonic Street Art Gang,” small group show, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (closed holidays), Garage Gallery at Eastern Tire & Auto Service, 70 Park St. FMI: 594-5250. Through June 28.

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. Through April 30.

“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.

“Trinity,” temporary installation of three works by American sculptor Louise Nevelson from Saint Peter’s Church in New York City, Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St. FMI: 596-6457. Through September 22.

ROCKPORT

“Current Student Work,” Messler Gallery, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, corner of Route 90 and Mill Street. FMI: 594-5611. Through May 29.

SEARSMONT

Artwork by David Hurley on display at the Searsmont Town Library, 37 Main St. Opening reception on Friday, May 3, from 5 to 6 p.m. Through June 1.

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.

“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.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Christine Dunkle can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 108; or arts@villagesoup.com.

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