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Midcoast Art Shows

Current & Coming

May 16, 2019
Local Color Gallery, 135 High St., Belfast, has added Marjorie Arnett, Tanya Harsch and Leslie Moore to its selection of artists. Pictured is “Craogh Patrick,” an oil on linen by Tanya Harsch, who studied classical drawing and painting at both the Florence Academy in Florence, Italy, and the Ravenswood Atelier, in Chicago, Ill. She works in oils on linen or panel, and her work can be found in private collections around the world. For more information, visit


Fourth Friday Art Walk, May 24, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Various galleries and street performers participate in this monthly downtown event coordinated by Belfast Creative Coalition. Through September.

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

Artworks by Marjorie Arnett, Tanya Harsch, Leslie Moore and others, Local Color Gallery, 145 High St. FMI:

“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.

“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.

“Weathered and Worn” exhibit by the Mid Coast Art Guild, Kramer Gallery of the Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. Through May 31.


Artworks by Ingrid Ellison, Katie Wilson and others, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; Carver Hill Gallery, 28 Bayview St. FMI: 542-9895.

“Come Spring,” a group show celebrating spring and color, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays through Saturdays, Page Gallery, 23 Bay View St. FMI: 230-8048. Through June 17.

“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.


Sculptures by Bernard “Blackie” Langlais around the grounds (quarter-mile ADA accessible path) dawn to dusk daily, Langlais Sculpture Preserve, 576 River Rd. FMI: 594-5166.


First Friday Art Walk, June 7, 5 to 8 p.m. Various galleries participate in this monthly event coordinated by Arts in Rockland. FMI: Through October.

“2019 Season Invitational Exhibition,” paintings based on environmental interaction and celebrating nature, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Landing Gallery, 409 Main St. FMI: 239-1223. Through May 19.

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.

Artworks by Annika Earley and Benjamin Spalding, including sculpture, drawing and collage, Steel House Projects, 639 Main St. Through June 8.

“Birds: A Spring Migration,” group show opening May 22, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Sundays by chance, CRAFT Gallery, 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-0167. Through June.

“Blossom by Blossom” show with works by Joyanna Margo Bernardo, The Art Loft, 385 Main St., Suite 9. FMI: 200-7915. Through the end of May.

Dowling Walsh Gallery Exhibitions include Jenny Brillhart, Tessa Greene O'Brien and New Works by Gallery Artists, 365 Main St. 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, on June 25 at 6:30 p.m.

“Lesia Sochor and Nan Haid: Clothing, Fashion, and Badges of the Human Heart” show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Jonathan Frost Gallery, 279 Main St. FMI: 596-0800. Through June 29.

“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.

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. Through July 19.

“Nature,” group exhibition, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, Good Tern Co-op, 750 Main St. Opening May 21 through May 31.

"New Growth," show by established artists Kathryn Oliver, Willa Vennema, Imero Gobbato, Thomas O'Donovan and Glade Sarbach Davis, Harbor Square Gallery, 374 Main St. FMI: 594-8700.

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

“Slab City Rendezvous,” major exhibition of close to 40 works by 13 artists whose work contributed to Maine’s important place in the evolution of contemporary art, Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St. Annual Maine in America Award presentation at 2019 Summer Gala, July 19. FMI: 596-6457. Through Feb. 9, 2020.

“Stories of the Land and Its People” in James Gallery (May 19 through Oct. 27), culmination of an arts-integration initiative with local elementary- and middle-school students; “Andrew Wyeth: Temperas and Studies from the Wyeth Collection” in Hadlock Gallery (through May 19); “The Screen Show” in Rothschild Gallery (through Sept. 22); “Andrew Wyeth’s World War I” in Wyeth Study Center Gallery (through Feb. 9, 2020); “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.

Works by Holly Smith, Jill Caldwell, Ron Crusan and Bonnie Farmer, Bonnie Farmer Assemblage Art & Gallery, 166 S. Main St. FMI: 542-2679.


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


Artwork by David Hurley on display at the Searsmont Town Library, 37 Main St. Through June 1.


“Where in the World?” paintings of Maine cargo ships; “Weather or Knot?” life at sea artwork; “Lobstering Women of Maine” by Susan Tobey White; “Animal Tales;” “From the Cradle to the Grave: Mining the Ed Coffin Collection;” “Scaling Up: The Canoa da Picada Plan Goes Full-Size,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 12 to 5 p.m. Sundays, Penobscot Marine Museum, 40 E. Main St. Admission $15; $12 senior citizens and students 17 and older with ID; $10 ages 8-16; free age 7 and younger, museum members and Searsport/Stockton Springs residents. FMI: Opens May 25 through Oct. 20.


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 Miller School Portrait Show,” student art in various media, 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: 832-5109. Throughout May.


Oil paintings and quilt from the collection of Anne Marie Manson on display 4 to 7 p.m. Mondays; 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays; 3 to 6 p.m. Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 to 5 p.m. Sundays, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Rd. FMI: 845-2663. Through July 6.

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

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