Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | Jan 31, 2013
Work by its worker-owners of all ages will be celebrated Friday, Feb. 1 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Belfast Co-op, 123 High St. New works in a variety of media by a dozen members of the talented Co-op staff including Hans Breaux, Audrey Broetzman, Jeff Butler, Willow Cordes-Eklund, Jamie Edwards, Jaap Helder, Hannah Kreitzer, Amy O. Moon, Heather Perol, Phil Prince, John Spinney and Pamela Stone. The work will be on display in the Belfast Co-op Café throughout February.

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.

“CSA: Community Supporting Arts,” traveling show from Harlow Gallery, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. FMI: 338-6575. Through Feb. 27.

"Fresh from the Farm," acrylic paintings by Elsie Gawler, Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. Through Jan. 31.

"Greetings from Vacationland: The Postcard View," Belfast Co-op Café gallery, 123 High St. FMI: 338-2532. Through Jan. 31.

New work in varied media by gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturday; and by chance/appointment, Parent Gallery, 92 Main St., Belfast. FMI: 338-1553.

“Pythias Sacred Geometry Tarot” paintings by Katenia Keller, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; or by appointment, Square the Circle Gallery at the Masonic Temple, 137 High St. (second floor). FMI: 382-6040. Artist talk: 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 3; $13, $10 Jung Center members.

“Tinker: Pieces from the Yard,” large-scale abstract sculpture fabricated from scrap metal by local artist Norman Tinker, Perimeter Gallery at Chase’s Daily, 96 Main St. Through March 10.

Workers Art Show, Belfast Co-op Café gallery, 123 High St. FMI: 338-2532. Opens with 6:30 to 8 p.m. reception Feb. 1; through Feb. 28.

CAMDEN

Archival photographs, objects and maps from the collection of the Walsh History Center and Camden-Rockport Historical Society, Camden Public Library. Through Jan. 31. Opening Feb. 1: “Stream of Thought,” paintings by Stefan Pastuhov; reception 3 to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 2.

ROCKLAND

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

“Decorating the Everyday: Popular Art from the Farnsworth,” Crosman Gallery (through Sept. 22); “Andrew Wyeth: Pencil Drawings and Watercolor Sketches” in Hadlock and Wyeth Study Center galleries (through March 3); and "Recent Acquisitions" in Craig Gallery (through March 10), 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. Free admission Feb. 2 and 3 for Bank of America or Merrill Lynch card holders.

Felted sculpture by Tiyana Wolf-Whitehead, Good Tern Natural Foods Co-Op, 750 Main St. FMI: 594-8822. Through Feb. 28. Opening reception: 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 7.

“Heritage,” work by local artists E. Kendra Denny and Petrea Noyes, 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. Through March 15.

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.

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

“Visions of People, Paper and Pulp,” Trekkers Photo Treks 2012 student exhibition, 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 Feb. 1; through Feb. 28.

Watercolors by Anne McMath, Kathy Lane, Diana Maddocks and Jane Barrie, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Winding Way Watercolors, 39 Union St. FMI: 593-7955.

ROCKPORT

“Designing Benches: Farnsworth Competition Finalists,” 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 April 17.

Photography by Peter Ralston plus limited edition Wyeth prints, 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).

SEARSPORT

“Keeping Warm,” quilts and historic winter clothing, fiber art tools and crafts, toys, sports equipment and photos, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Penobscot Marine Museum’s Main Street Gallery, Route 1. FMI: 548-2529 or 548-0334. Through Feb. 27. Also open Feb. 21-22. Fisherman’s Mittens talk, workshop with Robin Hansen: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 2 in Stephen Phillips Memorial Library, Church Street. Cost: $40; $35 PMM members. Register at fishermanmittens.eventbrite.com or call 548-2529.

THOMASTON

Abstract paintings by Larry Kinney, Thomaston Cafe, 154 Main St./Route 1. Through March 3.

UNION

Knox County historic photographs from the Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Company collection of Penobscot Marine Museum, Vose Library, 392 Common Road. Touring show on view through April 30.

UNITY

“Walking the Turtle’s Back,” oil paintings by Eric Darling, Leonard R. Craig Gallery in the Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. FMI: 948-9239. Through March 1. Closing reception: 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 28. Open during events or by appointment.

WALDOBORO

“Picture This,” history of children’s book illustration drawn from collection of Frank Wallace, Waldoboro Public Library, 958 Main St./Route 220. Through Jan. 31. FMI: 832-4487.

WASHINGTON

Henry C. Toll paintings of Native American dances, ceremonies and traditions, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. FMI: 845-2663. Through March 6.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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