Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | Oct 04, 2012
Photo by: Elizabeth Allen Four of the 19 artists of Rockland’s downtown Art Space Gallery will be featured this month beginning with a 5 to 8 p.m. First Friday reception Oct. 5 including Elizabeth Allen, whose Flowers and Women series palladium print is pictured. Also featured in the front room will be Sandra Leinonen Dunn, Judy Herman and Janice Ritchie.


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.

“Coastal Curves,” photography by Charles Laurier Dufour, Galerie Dufour, 94 Main St. FMI: 338-6448. Opens with 5:30 to 8 p.m. reception Oct. 5.

First Friday Gallery Walk, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 5, downtown and around. First Fridays through December.

“High Fiber,” mixed media fiber works by Beth Berman, Belfast Co-op Café gallery, 123 High St. FMI: 338-2532. Opens with 7 to 9 p.m. reception and wine tasting Oct. 5; through Oct. 31.

"Home Field," new work by Ben Potter, 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 Nov. 25.

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.

“The Makings of Music,” musical instruments and art inspired by music or musical instruments, 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 Oct. 28. Reception: 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 5.

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.

“North Meets South” group show plus fine art, folk art, sculptures, studio pottery, designer architectural jewelry and found objects,, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. most days, Raven’s Nest Gallery, 65 Main St. FMI: 505-2659. Opens with 2 to 8 p.m. First Friday hours.

“Old Paint New Life,” work by Eric Leppanen, Barbara Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. Through Oct. 31.

Photography by Betsy Headley, Tuesdays through Sundays, Gallery 37, 37 Main St./Route 1. Oct. 8 through 21; reception 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 12.

Recent paintings by Susan Tobey White with varied media work by gallery artists, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays; other days by appointment or chance, High Street Studio & Gallery, 149 High St. FMI: 338-8990.

“Taking a Stand: The Pedestal Series,” vegetable photography by Lynn Karlin, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and Friday evenings during art walks, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. Opens with 5:30 to 8 p.m. reception Oct. 5. Meet the artist 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 7.

Tinker at 80: Looking Back — Moving Ahead,” Norman Tinker mini-retrospective, 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. Opens with 5:30 to 8 p.m. reception Oct. 5.

“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.


“The Magic Between Memories," paintings and 3D works by Rachel Littlefield, Marsh River Theater, 24 Monroe Highway/Route 139. Through Oct. 21. Reception: 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Oct. 12.


Annual show of new work, Marianne W. Smith Gallery at Lord Camden Inn, 24 Main St./Route 1. Opens with 5 to 7 p.m. reception Oct. 6; through the fall.

“Balance,” oil paintings by Jerri Finch, Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Atlantic Avenue. Through Oct. 31.

“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.

Dianne Schelble watercolors plus work by seven other artists, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, Carver Hill Gallery, 338 Main St. FMI: 594-7745. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Oct. 5; through Oct. 30.

"Escaping Boundaries," new work by Portland artist Lissa Hunter and Simon van der Ven; “The Uncommon Beauty of Common Things,” found-object assemblage by Jesse Gillespie; and 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. Oct. 5 through Nov. 11.

Featured member artists in the front room plus work by 15 others, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St. First Friday reception: 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 5.

First Friday Art Walk, 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 5, downtown venues.

Greta Van Campen: new work from her tour across America; photograpjy by Jacob Bond Hessler; and 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. Oct. 5 through Nov. 12.

“Here & There,” work by nine photographers, plus gallery artists' work, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, Jonathan Frost Gallery, 21 Winter St. FMI: 596-0800. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Oct. 5; through Nov. 28.

"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.

"The Laws of Nature," more watercolors by Katharine Cartwright, noon to 5 p.m. Fridays (call 596-7979 for other hours), Rougette Gallery, second floor of 340 Main St. Through October.

"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.

Nancy Benner: Bird Series, mixed media avian portraits, In Good Company, Main Street.

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.

Nature-inspired art by five artists in four media, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge and Friends of Maine’s Seabirds Visitor Center, 9 Water St. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Oct. 5; through Dec. 31.

“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.

“Off the Beaten Path,” Maine landscapes by gallery artists, noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-5935. Opens with 5 to 7 p.m. reception Oct. 5; through Nov. 3.

Paintings by Bob Besaw, Café Miranda, 15 Oak St.

“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.

“See, Touch, Hear,” work by John Bell, Richard Corey and Bethany Engstrom, Asymmetrick Arts, 405 Main St. Through Oct. 19. Artists’ talk: 3 p.m. Oct. 5.


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.

“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).

“Setting the Table: Six Designer Tableaux with Maine Artists and Artisans,” 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Route 90 at Mill Street. FMI: 594-5611. Through Jan. 8.

2012 Biennial Exhibition, 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 Dec. 2.

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


"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.


"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. Also at the Centre: annual Arts for Hunger silent auction (through Oct. 31).


“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. Through Oct. 13.

Season-capping 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.

Tidemark Gallery artists, selected work in various media, Waldoboro Public Library, 958 Main St. Call 832-4487. Through Oct. 31.


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. Open studio: same hours Oct. 6.


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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