Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | Feb 13, 2014
New work by Shawn Fields is featured at Rockland’s downtown Dowling Walsh Gallery. Fields grew up in a suburb of Baltimore and also in rural Pennsylvania; his early conception of art was formed by a monthly subscription to Mad Magazine and the Wyeth family’s presence in the Brandywine Valley. Pictured is “Theater Robe,” an oil on canvas, stretched on a board.

BELFAST

“The Act of Becoming: A Tetractys of Masonic Symbolism,” new paintings by Katenia Keller, Square the Circle Gallery & Studio, second floor of 137 High St.

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.

"Close to Home," oil paintings by Sarah Faragher, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, Belfast Co-op Café, 123 High St. FMI: 338-2532. Through Feb. 28.

"Come Together" group show, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. most Sundays, Raven's Nest Gallery, 65 Main St. FMI: 505-2659.

“Eat,” varied media group show, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main St. FMI: 338-0001. Through March 2.

“Library,” book art installation by Abbie Read, in the Clifford Gallery; and “Denizens” group show in Corridor Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; by chance or appointment, Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. FMI: 338-2222. Through March 14/21.

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

New treasures from Labrador and Newfoundland artists, 11 a.m. to 5:30 pm. Thursdays through Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Northern Lights Gallery, 33 Main St.

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, Parent Gallery, 96 Main St. FMI: 338-1553.

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.

“These Are a Few of My Favorite Things,” interactive photo exhibit from 30-plus Maine farms, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. FMI: 338-6575. Through March 2.

“Vessels, Jars and Garden Urns,” recent drawings and paintings by Dudley Zopp, 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 March 16.

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

CAMDEN

“Old Lime Quarries in Rockland and Rockport and the Historic Homes of Quarry Owners,” watercolors by Marcia Anderson, Camden Public Library, Atlantic Avenue and Main Street/Route 1. Through Feb. 28.

Photographs by Ralph Hassenpflug and mixed media by Kathryn Oliver, Zoot Coffee, 31 Elm St., Camden. FMI: 236-9858. Through Feb. 28.

LINCOLNVILLE

Paintings by Jill Hoy plus work in various media by other Maine artists, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Lincolnville Fine Art Gallery, 2522 Atlantic Highway/Route 1 at Lincolnville Beach. FMI: 789-5000.

HOPE

Paintings by Jessica Stammen, Hope General Store, Camden Road/Route 105. Through Feb. 28.

ROCKLAND

Art and craft by 30 gallery artists, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays; by appointment, Landing Gallery, 8 Elm St. FMI: 594-4544.

Art exhibition, curated by Pam Cabañas, of work by Midcoast artists in community spaces of Bartlett Woods Retirement Community, 20 Bartlett Drive, off upper Talbot Avenue. Through May; open to public during regular business hours.

“Celebrating LOVE,” work by Robert Indiana in Rothschild Gallery (through March 16); “The Wonderful World of Oz — Selections from the Willard Carroll/Tom Wilhite Collection” in Crosman Gallery (through March 30); “Andrew Wyeth: Temperas and Watercolors” in the Hadlock Gallery (through March 17); “Andrew Wyeth: Her Room” in Wyeth Study Center (through March 10); and “19th-century Perspectives: People & The Land” in Craig Gallery (through April 27), 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. FMI: 596-6457. FMI: 596-6457. The World of Tomorrow and the World of Oz film & talk: 2 p.m. Feb. 19.

“CRAFTS of the Land and Sea,” work by nine Maine artisans, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, Archipelago Fine Arts Gallery, 386 Main St. FMI: 596-0701. Through March 21.

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).

Nature-inspired work in various media, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, art gallery of Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 9 Water St.

New work by Shawn Fields, Dowling Walsh Gallery, 357 Main St. FMI: 596-0084.

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

Paintings and prints by Maureen Egan, Center for Health and Healing, 17 Masonic St.

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

Recent acrylics by Deb Winship, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays, Sanctuary Gallery of Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. Through Feb 28.

"Still Life," work by member artists, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St.

“Valentines for Vegetables” by the CushKins (students of Cushing Community School), 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, Gallery Café of Good Tern Natural Foods Co-op, 750 Main St. Through March 5. Reception: 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 13.

“Winter Exhibition” by gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Asymmetrick Arts, 405 Main St. FMI: 594-5202.

Work by Geoffrey Vollers (fine wood sculpture, furniture and miniatures) and Marti Reed (paintings), gallery above studio at Sharp’s Point South, 75 Mechanic St. Call ahead at 691-4025.

ROCKPORT

“Adventures in Celestial Mechanics,” selected photographs from Jim Nickelson’s ongoing full moon series, Maine Media Gallery, 18 Central St. Through March 1; artist talk and closing reception 4 p.m. March 1.

Bernard Langlais: animal works, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily Feb. 15 through 23, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave. Free related ArtLab for All Ages workshops 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., no registration needed and all materials supplied.

Kathleen Hendrick: original floral and landscape watercolors, office of Dr. Anthony Lee, O.D., 247 Commercial St./Route 1 in the Foxridge Office Park. Ongoing; works changes periodically.

“Maine Wood 2014” juried biennial, 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 April 2.

ST. GEORGE

Paintings by Melissa Derbyshire and Wendy Hayes Mantooth, Jackson Memorial Library, 71 Main St./Route 131, Tenants Harbor. Through Feb. 26.

SEARSPORT

Recent and in-progress paintings by Karen Jelenfy, WORKS Gallery & Bookstore, 21 East Main St./Route 1. FMI: 899-5988. Chess and cribbage matches 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

“Underfoot: Footwear, Hooked Rugs, In the Cellar and Below Decks,” 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Penobscot Marine Museum’s Main Street Gallery, 40 East Main St./Route 1. Cost: $5, free for members, Searsport residents. FMI: 548-0334 or -2529. Through Feb. 22.

THOMASTON

Kortny Gwen Mento: fine art and photography, The Highlands Coffee House, 189 Main St./Route 1.

Sea glass jewelry by Valerie Allis, Thomaston Public Library, 60 Main St./Route 1. Through Feb. 28. Also wood-relief wall hangings by Bernard “Blackie” Langlais, gifted from the late artist’s estate by the Kohler Foundation.

UNITY

“Roots and Branches,” ceramic art by Simon van der Ven, weekdays during business hours or by appointment, Leonard R. Craig Gallery in the lobby of Unity College Center for the Performing Art, 42 Depot St. Through March 14. Reception rescheduled from Feb. 13 to 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 27.

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Dagney C. Ernest
A&E editor for Courier Publications, LLC
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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.

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