“Ceremonial Array: Blankets, Emissaries, Arrangements and Devices,” mixed media work by Paul Oberst, Perimeter Gallery at Chase’s Gallery, 96 Main St. Through May 30.

“The Figure Revealed,” Belfast Life Drawing Groups show, Clifford Gallery (through June 25); “Empty Walls and Windows,” work for purchase organized by Abbie Shahn, in Corridor Gallery (ongoing), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and by appointment, Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High St. FMI: 338-2222.

“Hands in the Soil,” farm photography by Dina Petrillo of Thorndike and Lily Piel, 9 to 4 p.m. weekdays, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. Through June 1.

New season work by gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Parent Gallery, 92 Main St.

Paintings by Harvey Peterson, Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. FMI: 338-3884, ext. 10. Through May 31.

“Patterns of Nature” group show, noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays and by chance or appointment, Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main St. FMI: 338-0001. Through May 30.

“Portal,” paintings by Katenia Keller, Belfast Co-op, 123 High St. FMI: 338-2532. Through May 30.

Season-opening show and spring clearance, Galerie Dufour, 94 Main St.

“Secret” group show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays or by appointment, Betts Gallery in The Belfast Framer, 96 Main St. FMI: 338-6465. Through May 29.

Spring gallery artists show, noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, First Light Gallery, corner of High and Main streets. FMI: 338-3626. Through June 4.

Work by 24-plus 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.


“Local Color I: Gardens and Flowers” group show, Visitor Center at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Barter Island Road. FMI: 633-4333. Through May 31.


Historical maritime paintings by Loretta Krupinski, Jean Picker Room, Camden Public Library, Atlantic Avenue. Through May 31.


Art at the Grill: Multi-generation show by the Schweighauser family, Damariscotta Grill, Main Street/Business Route 1. Through June 28.

“Faces” group show juried by Ken Greenleaf, River Arts, 170 Main St. FMI: 563-1507. Through June 11.

Olive Pierce photography retrospective, Skidompha Library, Elm and Main streets. Through May 31.


“A Bird’s Eye View: Journeying through 21st Century Climate Change,” multimedia collaboration of students from Matinicus Island School, Julia’s Gallery for Young Artists and Unity College, noon 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. Through Aug. 29.

“Birthmarks: A Celebration of the Maternal Instinct” group show, Harbor Square Gallery Winter Street & Jonathan Frost Custom Framing, 21 Winter St. FMI: 594-8700. Also see work at Harbor Square Gallery, 374 Main St. Through June 1.

“Down By the River,” Lively Ladies benefit show for Georges River Land Trust, Garage Gallery of Eastern Tire & Auto Service, 70 Park St. FMI: 789-5430. Through early July.

“Four in Maine: Site Specific” in- and outside (through Dec. 31); “Rug Hooking in Maine and Beyond” in Crosman Gallery (through Dec. 31); “Andrew Wyeth Selections” in Hadlock and Wyeth Study Center galleries (through May 31); “Arnold Newman” photography in Craig Gallery (through Aug. 8); and “N.C. Wyeth: Poems of American Patriotism” (through Sept. 26) and “The Wyeths’ Wyeths” (through Dec. 31) in the Wyeth Center (Union Street), 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; free to all 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays and first Fridays through Oct. 1. FMI: 596-6457.

“Fresh MEat: A New Generation of Maine Artists,” diverse group show, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays or by appointment, Jean B. Chalmers Art Gallery of Lincoln Street Center for Arts and Education, 24 Lincoln St. FMI: 542-3244. Opens with 5:30 p.m. reception May 21; through June 13. Also work by Nancy Benner and Albie Davis in first-floor hallway.

“Horizons: Views of Penobscot Bay,” work by Brita Holmquist and Herbert Parsons, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, Archipelago Fine Arts, the Island Institute’s art gallery, 386 Main St. FMI: 596-0701. Through June 25.

Maine Media College’s Professional Certificate program year-end exhibition, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, Asymmetrick Arts, 405 Main St. FMI: 877-577-7700. May 21-28; ends with 6-8 p.m. reception May 28.

“New Members Exhibit,” 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St. FMI: 594-8784. Through May 29.

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

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

Tollef Runquist solo exhibition, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; Sundays and Mondays by appointment, Dowling Walsh Gallery, 537 Main St. FMI: 596-0084. Through May 24.

“2010 Season Invitational,” 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays (to 8 p.m. Fridays), Landing Gallery, 8 Elm St. FMI: 594-4544. Through June 29.


“Current Student Work,” 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 90 at Mill Street. FMI: 594-5611. Through May 27.


“Preserves,” multimedia work by Kate Chapin, Searsmont Town Library, Searsmont Community Center, intersection of routes 131 and 173. FMI: 342-5549. Opens with 5-7 p.m. reception May 21; through June 30.


“Then and Now,” historic photography and new student photographs of Searsport and environs, Penobscot Marine Museum’s Main Street Gallery. Opens with 6 p.m. reception May 20; 2 to 5 p.m. May 21 through 23.


Recent paintings by Muriel Digirolamo, Thomaston Café, 154 Main St. Through May 31.


Beltane group show, Badger Café & Pub, on the Common.


Photographs by Eli FitzGerald, Centre Gallery at the Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. FMI: 568-3147 or 948-7469. Through May 31.


Annual advanced photography show plus drawing and painting show of foreshortened optical oil self portraits from Medomak Valley High School, Waldoboro Public Library, 958 Main St. Through May 31.

“The Maine Focus — His and Hers,” photography by Yvette Bouchard and Eric Michelsen, noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; Mondays and Tuesdays, Oyster House Studio & Frame Shop, 25 Friendship St. FMI: 832-4446. Through June 30.

“Water’s Edge,” oils and pastels by Jennifer Litchfield, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and by appointment, Tidemark Gallery, 902 Main St./Route 220. FMI: 832-5109. Through May 29.


“People, Places, and Things” members group show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, Maine Art Gallery, 15 Warren St. (old academy building). FMI: 882-7511. Through June 18.

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