Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | Sep 20, 2012
Local artist Jon Moro and some of his work will be at Leslie Curtis Designs, 10 Bay View St., Camden, Saturday, Sept. 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. He will display and discuss his latest works including his life-size rendering of the Celtics' Kevin Garnett; pictured is Warren Spahn in wind-up. All figures are carved from wood including pine, basswood, hemlock and oak.


African art, crafts and clothing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays (to 8 p.m. art walk nights), Aina Moja at the Wellness Health Center, 39 Main St. FMI: 930-8012.

“The Barrens,” blueberry harvest photography by David Stess and Kris Larson, Fernald Art Gallery of the University of Maine's Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave./Route 3. Through Dec. 31. Reception: 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 28.

“Dais,” photography by Charles Laurier Dufour, Galerie Dufour, 94 Main St. FMI: 338-6448. Through Oct. 4.

Guest artists: Mark Bell and Cathy Melio plus gallery artists' work, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays (to 8 p.m. art walk nights); Mondays by chance, Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main St. FMI: 338-0001. Through Sept. 30.

“I AM Coyote,” group show of diverse media, Barbara Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. Through Oct. 1.

Local artists Ben Hall, Karen Meisenheimer and Betsy Headley show work during Friday night art walks, The Office co-op, 17 Main St. FMI: 322-8691 or 323-8448.

“Narratives,” Maine Photo Alliance show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Betts Gallery at The Belfast Framer, 96 Main St. FMI: 338-6465. Through Sept. 30.

New work in varied media by gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays (Fridays to 8 p.m.), Parent Gallery, 92 Main St., Belfast. FMI: 338-1553.

“Old Trucks & Homemade Tractors,” mixed media work by George Jennings, Belfast Co-op Café gallery, 123 High St. FMI: 338-2532. Through Sept. 30.

“Our Sacred Earth: The Gaia Series,” mixed media by Jean Ann Pollard, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and Friday evenings during art walks, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. Through September.

“Sculptural Weaving” by Gerry Monaghan plus fine art, folk art, sculptures, studio pottery, designer architectural jewelry and found objects, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays (2 to 8 p.m. Friday art walks), Raven's Nest Gallery, 65 Main St.

“This Field,” oil paintings by Megan Chase, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, Perimeter Gallery at Chase's Daily, 96 Main St. Through Sept. 23.

“The War on Peace: Rob Shetterly and Alan Magee” in Clifford Gallery; “In the Shadow of the Burning Dog,” photographs by Harlan Crichton in Corridor Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. FMI: 338-2222. Through Nov. 21. Artists talk: 6 p.m. Sept. 27, $5.


Black-and-white limited-edition giclée prints by photographer Alison Langley at Nautical Images Gallery, 8 Public Landing.

“From Hummingbirds to Whooping Cranes,” avian photography by Keith Carver and Karl Gerstenberger, Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Atlantic Avenue. Through Sept. 30.

“Rock Paper Scissors” group show plus gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Old Salts Gallery in the Dyer Building, corner of Mechanic and Washington streets. FMI: 706-4037. Through Sept. 27.

“Transitions,” new work by Daniel Corey and Jill Valliere plus other gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Camden Falls Gallery, 5 Public Landing. FMI: 470-7027. Through mid-October.


The Olson House, historic site owned and operated by Farnsworth Art Museum, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, Hathorn Point Road. Cost: $10/$17 with Farnsworth admission. Through Oct. 7. Tours on the hour; last begins 4 p.m.


"An Island of Light," paintings by Paul Niemiec, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, Island Inn. FMI: 594-8131. Through Oct. 7. Lupine Gallery show; inn is adjacent to ferry landing.


"Anything Goes," work by the Lively Ladies, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, Garage Gallery of Eastern Tire Service, 70 Park St. Through late autumn.

“CRAFTS of the Land and Sea 2,” second annual show of work by fine-craft artisans from Maine’s islands and coastal towns, 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, 386 Main St. FMI: 596-0701.

Featured member artists in the front room plus work by 15 others, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays (to 8 p.m. Wednesdays); 1 to 6 p.m. Sundays, Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St.

"Impressionist Summers: Frank W. Benson’s North Haven" in Morehouse Wing (through Dec. 30); "Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan" in Wyeth Center, corner of Grace and Union streets (through Dec. 30); "The Homestead Project — a Residence Reimagined," an exhibition of architectural designs of principals of 10 architectural firms, in Crosman Gallery (through Dec. 9); "Andrew Wyeth: Summers in Port Clyde – Watercolors from the 1930s and early 1940s" in Hadlock and Wyeth Study Center galleries (through Nov. 4); "Louise Nevelson" in Morehouse Wing (ongoing); "Maine in America: Selections from the Permanent Collection" in Rothschild and Nevelson/Berliawsky galleries (ongoing); and "Alex Katz" in Craig Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (to 8 p.m. Wednesdays), Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St. Admission $12; $10 senior citizens or students older than 16; free younger than 17, museum members and all Rockland residents/free for all 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays plus First Fridays through October. FMI: 596-6457.

“James Dodds,” work by Ian Collins’ book “James Dodds, Time Lines”; solo exhibition by David Graeme Baker; and work by gallery artists, 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; by appointment on Sunday and Monday, Dowling Walsh Gallery, 365 Main St. FMI: 596-0084. Through Sept. 28/29.

"Library (and other Endangered Species)," mixed media installation by Abbie Read, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 9 a.m. to noon Fridays, Sanctuary Gallery of Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. Through Oct. 31.

“Life, Inside and Out,” recent work by Holly Meade, plus gallery artists' work, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, Jonathan Frost Gallery, 21 Winter St. FMI: 596-0800. Through Oct. 3.

Natural world theme show of work in various media by Diane Green Hebert, Shelley Johnson and Antje Roitzsch, Center for Health and Healing, 17 Masonic St.

“No Ideas but in Things,” work by Black Mountain College artist and poet John Urbain, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays or by appointment, Yvette Torres Fine Art, 21 Winter St. FMI: 332-4014 or (888) 777-1077. Through Oct. 14.

Paintings by Bob Besaw, Café Miranda, 15 Oak St. Through the summer.

“Pressing On,” Bruce Brown-curated work by 30 Maine printmakers, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Landing Gallery, 8 Elm St. FMI: 594-4544. Through Oct. 28. First Friday reception: 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 5.

"Rhapsody in Hue," recent paintings by Irma Cerese, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Landing Gallery, 8 Elm St. FMI: 594-4544. Through Sept. 23.

Schooner images by local photographer Neil M. Shively, Jensen’s Pharmacy in the Breakwater Marketplace, Camden Street/Route 1. Through Sept. 30.

“See, Touch, Hear,” work by John Bell, Richard Corey and Bethany Engstrom, Asymmetrick Arts, 405 Main St. Sept. 21 through Oct. 19. Reception: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 28. Artists’ talk: 3 p.m. Oct. 5.

“Space and Mind,” abstract drawings by Richard Chalmers, noon to 5 p.m. Fridays (call 596-7979 for other hours), Rougette Gallery, second floor of 340 Main St. Through Sept. 30.

“The Uncommon Beauty of Common Things,” found-object assemblage by Jesse Gillespie (through Nov. 21) plus fine craft in all media, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, CRAFT Gallery, 12 Elm St. in the courtyard. FMI: 594-0167.


Cat portraits by Lincolnville artist Lauralee Clayton, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, Camden-Rockport Animal Rescue League shelter, 146 Camden St./Route 1.

"Counterpoint III," paintings by Anne Neely and sculpture by Tom Chapin; "Here From There," photography by Samantha Appleton; and "Intercept," works on paper by Ken Greenleaf, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave. Admission by donation; free for members. Through Sept. 22.

“Ken Gaulin: Fields of Vision,” Wallwork, 67 Pascal Ave. FMI: (617) 990-6304.

Photography by Peter Ralston plus limited edition Wyeth prints, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Ralston Gallery, 23 Main St. FMI: 230-7225. Also Ralston photo display at Rockport Harbormaster’s Office 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (236-0676).

“Wild About Inks,” Kathleen Hendrick explores alcohol inks on Yupo paper, Country Inn, Route 1. Through Oct. 31.


Angela Anderson Pomerleau: The Flying Wallenda series, Ocean House Gallery at Ocean House Hotel, overlooking the harbor, Port Clyde. FMI: 372-6691. Through Sept. 30.

"You can't get there, (2004), from here (2012), but you can get here, (2012), from there, (2004)" group show and “Lost & Found: Mackenzie & Cook,” 10 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and by appointment, Mars Hall Gallery, 621 Port Clyde Road/Route 131, Martinsville. FMI: 372-9996. Through Oct. 8.


"Summer Folk: The Tourists of Penobscot Bay," "The Art of the Sea Battle" and collections of historic boats, photography, marine art and artifacts, ship models and 19th century furnishings and architecture, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Penobscot Marine Museum, Main Street/Route 1 and Church Street. Cost: $8; $3 age 7-15; free younger, members, active-duty military families and Searsport residents; group rates available. FMI: 548-2529. Through Oct. 21. Also "Midcoast Maine: Tourism and Summer Folk Then and Now," created by the multimedia class of Searsport District High School with help from PMM, Stephen Phillips Memorial Library, 11 Church St. Free admission.


“EXHIBITION 2012, A Gathering of Marine Masters in Miniature," 13th annual juried exhibition, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, Art of the Sea, Route 73 at the Keag (reversing falls). FMI: 594-9396. Through Sept. 29.


Contemporary Realism: “Summer Lights,” luminous landscapes by Peter Poskas, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and by appointment, Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St./Route 1. FMI: 354-0605. Through Sept. 29.

Paul Caponigro: 20 original silver prints, Thomaston Café, 154 Main St./Route 1.

Recent paintings by Janice Anthony, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, Frost Gully Gallery, 150 Main St./Route 1. Through Sept. 23.

“Reflections,” work by Neil Shively, Thomaston Public Library in the Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1. Through Sept. 30.


"Even Now the Reaper Draws His Wages," Works by Kenny Cole, at the newly relocated Leonard R. Craig Gallery at Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. Through Oct. 31. Opening reception/gallery rededication: 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 21.


"Prints, Drawings & Photographs” by gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, New Era Gallery, Main Street. FMI: 863-9351. Through Sept. 26.


“Don Campbell: Waldoboro Son,” photography by Artist of the Month by Linda Eastman, Waldoboro Public Library, 958 Main St. Call 832-4487. Through Sept. 30.

“People, Places and Things: 2012,” portraits, landscapes and still lifes in oil and pastel by Kim Hetherington, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Tidemark Gallery, 902 Main St./Route 220. FMI: 832-5109.

Summer group show of work by Maine artists, Hurricane Gallery, 175 Quarry Road, off Depot Street (off Route 1). Open most days; call 832-4062 or 701-7477. New show opens Sept. 29.


Rustic sculptures by Jay Sawyer, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays and Mondays, Stemwinder Sculpture Works & Gardens, 131 Camden Road/Route 90 (quarter mile from Route 1; look for the patriotic pickup). FMI: 273-3948. Through October.


Barbara Loken: multimedia work, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. FMI: 845-2663. Through Nov. 6.

Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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