The Caldbeck Gallery, CRAFT and Landing Gallery, at 12, 10, and 8 Elm St., respectively, will mark the beginning of the fall art season with live music performed by Vince “Blind Albert” Gabriel, who will play in their adjacent courtyard Friday, Sept. 3. The three galleries represent the intersection of fine art and fine craft, bordering a tranquil garden setting perfect for enjoying the arts directly across from the Farnsworth Art Museum’s Elm Street entrance.

The three solo exhibits at the Caldbeck present recent landscapes in oil on paper and mounted on canvas, by Dennis Pinette of Belfast, as well as new paintings in acrylic on canvas by Ken Greenleaf of Waldoboro and new collages by Antonia Munroe of Camden.

CRAFT offers a contemporary collection of 22 Maine craft artists working in all the craft traditions. The ongoing exhibition includes tapestries and rugs by Morris Dorenfeld and Sara Hotchkiss, ceramics by Simon van der Ven, George Pearlman and Diana Thomas, basketry by Lissa Hunter and hand-sewn books by Alison Kuller.

Landing Gallery has extending its exhibit “Painterly Perspectives” by Irma Cerese through Sept. 26. Cerese’s new work is inspired by her interest in color relationships. She strives for perfect balance between the abstract and landscape subject; her acrylic paintings are seen both as paint surface and landscape subject matter simultaneously, producing a compelling visual experience.

The public is invited, from 5 to 8 p.m., to gather under the Camperdown Elms in the Landing Gallery courtyard for refreshments, fine art and craft and live contemporary rock and blues; Blind Albert will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, call CRAFT at 594-0167.

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