“Chicken Fried Steak,” watercolor and ink works by Wesley Allen Hartley, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Roots & Tendrils, 2 Cross St. FMI: 338-5225. Opens with 5-8 p.m. reception March 5, free; followed by alt-country concert by Wesley Allen Hartley and the Traveling Trees, $5. Through March 31.

“Flyby” installation by Freddy Lafage, Perimeter Gallery at Chase’s Daily, 96 Main St. Through April 11 (closed March 23-April 5).

“Food for Thought 2,” group show, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. Through April.

“44N 69W: Radius Belfast” group show, noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, show at Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main St. FMI: 338-0001. March 4-28. Reception: 5-8 p.m. March 5.

“Learning to Grow: In the Garden with Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast, Maine,” documentary photographs by Jennifer Smith-Mayo, in Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. FMI: 338-3884. Through March 31.

New work by Keith Maynard, David Johnson, Peg Worth, Ben Hall and Joanne Parent, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Parent Gallery, 92 Main St.

“Recycling Abstract,” new work by Eric Leppanen, Revival Salon, 33 Main St. FMI: 338-4995. Through April 30.

“RSU 2 — Art Educators,” work by 10 Waldo County art teachers, H. Allen and Sally Fernald Art Gallery at the University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center, Route 3. FMI: 338-8049. Opens with 6-7 p.m. reception March 4; through April 30.

“Taking Wing,” annual Branching Out Mentoring Project collaborations, in Clifford Gallery (March 5 through April 23); “Empty Walls and Windows,” work for purchase organized by Abbie Shahn, in Corridor Gallery (ongoing), 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and by appointment, Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High St. FMI: 338-2222. “Taking Wing” opens with 5-8 p.m. reception March 5.

Work by 20 Maine artists plus Aina Moja Shop of African art, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Working Art Gallery, 65 Main St. FMI: 338-4820.


“Art, Nature & Design,” nature-inspired sculptures by Antje Roitzsch, exhibition gardens of Merryspring Nature Center, Conway Road. FMI: 236-2239. Through the winter.

“Boats On Ice,” recent ice boating photos from local ponds and lakes, Bagel Café, 26 Mechanic St. Through March 31.

“Impressions,” Midcoast Printmakers group show, Jean Picker Room, Camden Public Library, Atlantic Avenue. Through March 30. Reception: 3-5 p.m. March 6.


Art at the Grill series: watercolors by Jan Kilburn and students, Damariscotta Grill, Main Street/Business Route 1. Through April 5.

“Black and white” juried group show, River Arts, 170 Main St./Business Route 1. FMI: 563-1507. Through April 2.


New pastels and watercolors by Elizabeth Scott O’Haverty, Hope General Store, intersection of routes 105 and 235. Through March 7.


“Midcoast Maine — More than Meets the Eye,” photography from Photo Treks program, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Julia’s Gallery for Young Artists at the Farnsworth Art Museum, corner of Elm and Union streets. FMI: 596-6457, ext. 146. Though March 7.

Oil paintings by Albie Davis, Rock City Books & Coffee, 328 Main St. FMI: 594-4123.

Photographs and hanging sculptures by Antje Roitzsch, Center for Health and Healing, 17 Masonic St. Through April.

“Real and Abstract: Contemporary Art from the Farnsworth” in Morehouse Wing (through May 16; “The State of Printmaking since 1940” in Crosman Gallery (through April 18); “Elegantly Attired: Victorian Apparel and Accessories in Coastal Maine” in Nevelson-Berliawsky Gallery (through April 18); “Andrew Wyeth Selections” in Hadlock and Wyeth Study Center galleries (through May 31); “Louise Nevelson” in Craig Gallery (through Dec. 31); and “Alex Katz – Early Paintings” in Library Gallery (through May 2), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays 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. Curator’s Choice talk on “Real and Abstract” by Michael Komanecky: 1 p.m. March 10.

Recent aquatints by Bill Ronalds, Rock City Coffee Roasters, 254 Main St. FMI: 594-5688.

“Wall Art” by Sandra Clement, Linda Leach and Debra Thuss, Garage Gallery of Eastern Tire & Auto Service, 70 Park St. FMI: 789-5430. Opens with 5:30-8 p.m. reception March 5; through mid-May.

Watercolors by Deborah Winship, Good Tern Natural Foods Co-Op, 750 Main St. Through March 31.

Work by Nancy Benner and Albie Davis in first-floor hallway of Lincoln Street Center for Arts and Education, 24 Lincoln St.


“Celebrating the Studio Fellowship,” 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Messler Gallery of Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Route et. FMI: 594-5611. Through April 2.


“Watercolors & Metalwork by Maryfaith Morison,” Searsmont Town Library in the Searsmont Community Center, intersection of routes 131 and 173. Through March 5.


“The Blink of an Eye: Drawings and Other 2-Dimensional Experimentations” by Mark Kelly, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays, Leonard R. Craig Gallery at Unity College, 90 Quaker Hill Road. FMI: 748-3131, ext. 239. Opens with 4-5:30 p.m. reception March 3. Through April 9 (appointment only March 8-15).

Woodworkers group show, Centre Gallery of Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. FMI: 568-3147 or 948-7469. Through March 31. Reception: 6-8 p.m. March 6.


“A Group of Four,” work in a variety of media by Joe, Mary, Angela and Nina Devenney, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and by appointment, Tidemark Gallery, 902 Main St./Route 220. Through March 27.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to