Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | Aug 15, 2013
Photo by: Olive Pierce “Olive Pierce: Through the Years (photographs of children)” will run through Sept. 28 at Portland’s PhoPa gallery, 132 Washington St. An opening reception is set for Thursday, Aug. 15, from 5 to 7 p.m.; the Rockland photographer will give a talk Sunday, Sept. 15, at 2 p.m. Pictured is “Bobbie & Roscoe,” a gelatin-silver print.

BELFAST

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

“Belfast During the Civil War — The Home Front,” Maine Civil War Trail exhibit, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays to Labor Day; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Labor Day to Columbus Day, Belfast Museum, 10 Market St.

“Breakfast in Summer,” paintings by Toki Oshima, Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. Through Aug. 31.

“Coastal Curves,” annual exhibition, and other photography by Charles Laurier Dufour, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; and variable hours Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays, Galerie Dufour, 94 Main St. FMI: 338–6448.

Friday Night Art Walk, 5:30 to 8 p.m., downtown and around. Galleries open every Friday evening in July and August plus performances in the street.

“Intimacy of Place” group show, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. Through Sept. 3.

“Land and Sea,” paintings by Jill Finsen and Sheep Jones; plus work by gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (to 8 p.m. Fridays); 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays; Sundays by chance or appointment, High Street Studio & Gallery, 149 High St. FMI: 338-8990. Through Aug. 26.

"Language of Boxes," work by Clarity, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, Belfast Co-op Café, 123 High St. FMI: 338-2532. Through Aug. 31.

Mast kaleidoscopes by photographer Paula B. Cannon, Camden National Bank, 156 Main St.

Mixed media by guest artist Patricia Wheeler plus gallery artists’ work, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays; Mondays by chance, Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main St. FMI: 338-0001. Through Aug. 31.

New works by Neal Parent, Joanne Parent, Keith Maynard, Georges Nashan, Peggy Bair, David Johnson, Keith Maynard, Dan Bennett, Kimber Lee Clark and Linda Parent, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays, Parent Gallery, 96 Main St. FMI: 338-1553.

Northeast Totems series by Jude Nickerson plus fine art, folk art, sculptures, studio pottery, designer architectural jewelry and found objects, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays  (to 8 p.m. Friday art walks); 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, Raven's Nest Gallery, 65 Main St. FMI: 505-2659 or 691-3710.

“Painting a Collage,” oils on paper by Daniel Anselmi, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Betts Gallery at The Belfast Framer, 96 Main St. FMI: 338-6465. Through Aug. 31.

Paintings by Katenia Keller, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Square the Circle Gallery & Studio, 137 High St.

“Please, Be Seated!”, third annual public art installation, all around downtown. Through the summer.

“Richard Norton Belfast: 1978-1988 and Invitational,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; by appointment, Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. FMI: 338-2222. Through Aug. 23. Presentation and panel discussion on the history of Belfast in the 1970s and ‘80s: 7 p.m. Aug. 16, $5 suggested donation.

“Suitcase in Hand,” abstract oil paintings by Meghan Brady, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, Perimeter Gallery in Chase’s Daily, 96 Main St. FMI: 338-0555. Through Aug. 25.

Textile collages by Deborah Rustin Cyr, chance, appointment and when signboard is out, artist’s second-floor studio, 153 High St. FMI: (423) 779-7349.

“Untamed Nature,” work by acclaimed wildlife photographer Juan Pons, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; noon to 6 p.m. Sundays; Mondays and Tuesdays by chance, Northern Lights Gallery, 33 Main St. Through Sept. 30.

The Vanishing Gallery: eclectic work in varied media by Lucy B. Carver, 6 to 8 p.m. Fridays, lobby of Colonial Theatre, 163 High St. Through August.

Watercolor paintings by Dianne Horton, The Republican Journal, 161 High St. FMI: 338-3613.

BELMONT

Open studio and gardens, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 17 and 18, Mary Trotochaud’s Everyday Pottery, 103 Northport Road, off Route 52 via Ryan Road. FMI: 342-2251.

CAMDEN

Artist of the Month: Sue Reed, Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Atlantic Avenue.

“The Power of the Dot,” line drawings by Lyn Donovan, Bagel Café, 26 Mechanic St. Through Aug. 30.

CUSHING

Arts in the Barn: “Stitch, Hammer, Print,” multimedia works by Cynthia McGuirl, Cushing Historical Society's barn, 17 Hathorn Point Road. FMI: 354-6939. Opens with 5 to 7 p.m. reception Aug. 16; continues 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 17 and 18.

“Two Sisters — Two Cameras,” photography by Phyllis Fales and Karen Jones, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, show room at 10 River Road. FMI: 542-5061.

FRIENDSHIP

“The Education of a Painter,” Ron Frontin and students art exhibit, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays and by appointment, 10 Harbor Road in the village. FMI: 226-7446. Opens with 4 to 7 p.m. reception Aug. 16; through Aug. 29.

ROCKLAND

“American Treasures: Visions of the Land and Sea” and “American Treasures: Family and Friends” in Morehouse Wing (through Feb. 2); “Decorating the Everyday: Popular Art from the Farnsworth,” Crosman Gallery (through Sept. 22); “American Treasures: Maine Voices” in Rothschild Gallery (through Dec. 29); “Andrew Wyeth, The Olsons and Maine” in the Hadlock Gallery (through Nov. 17); “Andrew Wyeth: Her Room” in Wyeth Study Center (through Nov. 17); “Every Picture Tells a Story: N.C. Wyeth Illustrations from the Brandywine River Museum” in the Wyeth Center on Union Street (through Dec. 29); “A Wondrous Journey: Jonathan Fisher and the Making of Scripture Animals” in Craig Gallery (through Jan. 5); “American Treasures: Small Treasures” in Library Gallery; and “American Treasures: Other Voices” in Nevelson/Berliawsky Gallery (through Feb. 2); 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, 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. First Fridays through October. FMI: 596-6457. Homestead tours: 11 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays.

“British Invasion” group show plus, held-over, “An American Summer” groups show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays; other times by appointment, Somewhere on Winter St.

Contemporary jewelry by Jacob Albee, Wesley Glebe and Peter Schmid/Atelier Zobel, Michael Good Gallery, 499 Main St. FMI: 594-2580. Through the summer.

“David Allen: The New Machine,” mixed media at Asymmetrick Arts, 405 Main St. FMI: 594-2020. Through Aug. 23.

“Favorite Things” group show by the Nine Lively Ladies, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, Garage Gallery of Eastern Tire Service, 70 Park St.

Flower kaleidoscopes by photographer Paula B. Cannon, Jensen’s Pharmacy, 91 Camden St./Route 1 (first floor of Breakwater Marketplace). Also Midcoast scenic work at Continuum Physical Therapy (fourth floor).

“Fragments,” recent work by Joanne Williams, Harbor Square Gallery and the Muir Garden for Contemporary Sculpture, 374 Main St. FMI: 594-8700. Through Aug. 31.

Images of coastal Maine and its birds, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, art gallery of Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 9 Water St. Through Aug. 31.

Invitational Art Exhibit at Bartlett Woods, 20 Bartlett Drive off upper Talbot Avenue, Rockland. FMI: 594-1159.

“Kayla Mohammadi: New Work” and “Janet Kasper: In Our Hands” plus small group show, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-5935. Through Sept. 14.

“Life is Funny Art is Serious,” solo show by Todd McKie; plus gallery artists’ work, Carver Hill Gallery, 338 Main St. FMI: 594-7745. Through Aug. 27.

“Mechanical Mindscapes,” new watercolors by Katharine Cartwright, NWS, from her award-winning Laws of Nature series, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Rougette Gallery, upstairs at 340 Main St. Call 596-7979 for other hours. Through September.

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.

Paintings by Sean Fields and Clifford Smith, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; Sundays and Mondays by appointment, Dowling Walsh Gallery, 365 Main St. FMI: 596-0084. Through Aug. 31.

Paintings by Bob Besaw, Endeavour Home, 415 Main St.

“Peter Ralston: Master Prints,” new and classic images, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, Archipelago Fine Arts Gallery, 386 Main St. FMI: 596-0701. Through Sept. 30. Also oil and soft pastel paintings by Sally Loughridge in the store (through Aug. 31).

“The Stories of the Land and Its People,” Midcoast schools’ collaborative project with Farnsworth Art Museum, Julia's Gallery for Young Artists, corner of Elm and Union streets. Through Sept. 1.

"Suggestion: Landscape," new paintings by Irma Cerese, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Sundays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Landing Gallery, 8 Elm St. FMI: 594-4544. Through Sept. 22.

“Summer Collection,” paintings by Anne McMath, Kathy Lane, Jane Barrie and Diana Maddocks, 12:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, Winding Way Watercolors, 39 Union St. FMI: 593-7955.

“Summer on Silk,” textile paintings by Gigi Aea; plus work by three female artists, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, PicassoWhat, second floor of 328 Main St. FMI: 593-8109. Through Sept. 8.

“Then and Now II,” work by Charles DuBack, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays or by chance/appointment, Yvette Torres Fine Art, 21 Winter St. Through Sept. 1.

“Transition/Interval,” paintings by Siri Beckman and Louise Bourne plus gallery work, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, Jonathan Frost Gallery, 21 Winter St. FMI: 596-0800. Through Sept. 4.

Work by featured artists Allen David Bunker, Charles Laurier Dufour, Judith Herman and Pamela Hetherly; plus 15 other member artists, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays (to 8 p.m. Fridays); 1 to 6 p.m. Sundays, Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St. Through Aug. 31.

ROCKPORT

“LOVE.MAINE.SUMMER.”, textile collage art by Elaine O’Neil, Seasons Downeast Designs, 62 Meadow St. FMI: 236-4147. Through Aug. 31.

"A Matter of Nature: Stammen, Warner, Williams," recent work by Jessica Stammen, David Warner and Susan Williams, Pascal Hall, 86 Pascal Ave. Through Sept. 3. FMI: info@pascalhall.com.

“MENTOR: 40 Photographers/40 Years,” work by master artists and their students fostered by Maine Media Workshops + College; and “Caleb Charland: From the Basement to the Backyard,” solo photo show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave. Cost: donations. Through Sept. 22.

“New Work by Faculty,” 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, corner of Route 90 and Mill Street. FMI: 594-5611. Through Sept. 11.

ST. GEORGE

“Barbara Ernst Prey: East Meets West,” annual exhibition, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Blue Water Fine Arts, Main Street/Route 131, Port Clyde. FMI: 372-8087. Through Aug. 31. Also related studies show in Calderwood Gallery.

Ed Botkin’s annual exhibition of oil paintings plus “Glass and Granite” garden sculptures by his wife Kay, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 16 through 18, Ocean View Grange, 435 Port Clyde Road/Route 131, Martinsville. Reception: 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 16.

“If you lived here, you’d be home by now” group show (through Oct. 14); “W-O-O-D, From Forest to Frame,” in the wing (through Aug. 18), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, Mars Hall Gallery, 621 Port Clyde Road/Route 131, Martinsville. FMI: 372-9996.

Inaugural Fine Art Exhibition, Jackson Memorial Library, 71 Main St., Tenants Harbor. Through Sept. 30.

“Poppies & Pussies,” new works on paper by Elizabeth O’Haverty, plus diverse work by gallery artists, noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays, Port Clyde Art Gallery, in the barn of Seaside Inn, across from Port Clyde General Store. Through Sept. 14.

SEARSPORT

“For Those In Peril: Shipwrecks, Memorials, and Rescues,” campus-wide focus with interactive exhibits; “Gone Fishing”; and more including SDHS collaboration “Then and Now” in Old Vestry, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays/ noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Penobscot Marine Museum, Main Street/Route 1 and Church Street. Cost: $12; $10 older than 64; $8 age 7-15; $30 families; free younger than 7, members, active military families with Military ID and Searsport residents; group rates available. FMI: 548-2529. Through Oct. 20.

“FOUR at WORKS,” exhibition by Karen Jelenfy, Cathy Melio, Suzanne Phillips and Ieva Tatarsky, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays (to 7 p.m. Thursdays for Knitting Circle) and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, WORKS, 21 East Main St./Route 1. Through Sept. 1. Closing reception: 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 17.

Searsport Historical Society Exhibit of stick spatter cut spongeware and Bennington pottery, 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 17 and 18, Coleman House on the Sears Island Road.

SOUTH THOMASTON

"Cherished Moments," Gary Akers’ annual exhibition of egg temperas, watercolors and giclée, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, The Green Schoolhouse, two miles down the St. George peninsula on Route 131. FMI: (859) 250-0278. Through Aug. 25. Artist on site.

“Classic Yachts: Images by John Snyder,” 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, Keag River Gallery, 25 Dublin Road. FMI: 594-1818.

“Exhibition 2013, A Gathering of Marine Masters,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, Art of the Sea, Route 73 at the Keag. FMI: 594-9396. Through Labor Day.

THOMASTON

Arduina Palanca Caponigro: “Selected Works,” Thomaston Café, 154 Main St./Route 1. FMI: 354-8589. Through Oct. 31.

Civil War Trail exhibit of Thomaston Historical Society, Thomaston Public Library in Thomaston Academy Building, 60 Main St./Route 1. Through mid-September.

Colonial-era artifacts, art and more, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays plus scheduled community festival days, General Henry Knox Museum/Montpelier, Route 131 at beginning of St. George peninsula. Cost: $10; $8 senior citizens, AAA members; $4 age 5-13; $20 family; free younger than 5 and active military families with Military ID. Through Columbus Day.

“New Works: New Directions,” American Realism group show of new and gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; by appointment, Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St./Route 1. FMI: (615) 430-8147 or (615) 312-7000. Through Aug. 31.

UNION

“China: Exploring the Interior, 1903-04,” photographs by Maine topographer R. Harvey Sargent, Vose Library, 392 Common Road. FMI: 784-4733. Through Sept. 6.

VINALHAVEN

“Late Summer 2013,” work by Tom Butler, Kathryn Osgood and Scott Moore; plus photographs by Torie Olson in The Windy Way Barn, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, New Era Gallery, Main Street. FMI: 863-9351. Through Aug. 28.

WALDOBORO

Archeology, rugbraiding, Waldoboro High School memorabilia and more, noon to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays, Waldoborough Historical Society Museum, 1164 Main St./Route 220. Through Labor Day.

“Burmese Daze,” paintings by San Naing and Naing Lay plus work by 10 Midcoast artists, Hurricane Gallery, 175 Quarry Road, off Depot Street. Open anytime; call ahead to 832-4062 or 701-7477.

Grand opening exhibition of sculpture and paintings by Philippe Guillerm, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays or by appointment, Philippe Guillerm Gallery, 882 Main St. FMI: 701-9085.

“John Lorence: Bronze Sculpture 1962-2002” plus gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Tidemark Gallery, 902 Main St./Route 220. FMI: 832-5109. Through Sept. 7.

Lone Ranger paintings by H.J. Ward, Wendell Minor, Ernest Nordli, Don Spaulding and Charles Steinbacher; original newspaper comic strip art by Charles Flanders; and much more, Fawcett’s Maine Antique Toy & Art Museum, Route 1. For hours, call 832-7398 before 8 p.m.

Paint the Town wet-art reception and auction, 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 17, Cider Hill Farm, 72 Medomak Terrace, in the village. Donations; all proceeds benefit the artists, Medomak Valley Community Foundation, the Medomak Valley Land Trust, Waldoboro Lions and Waldoboro Public Library.

WARREN

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

Comments (0)
If you wish to comment, please login.

Staff Profile

Dagney C. Ernest
A&E editor for Courier Publications, LLC
(207) 594-4401/4407, ext. 115
Email Me

Dagney has been providing Courier coverage of the local arts scene since 1985 and has helmed the multi-paper A&E section since it debuted in 2003. She has been a local performing artist, community and professional, for 30 years and spent a decade writing, producing and announcing on-air for several Midcoast radio stations. When not in the NewsNest, Dagney likes to be in motion.

Recent Stories by Dagney C. Ernest