Arts In Rockland's art walk season starts to really gear up Friday, June 2. Many an AIR member will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. including the Farnsworth Art Museum, Asymmetrick Arts, Black Hole, the Strand Theatre, CRAFT Gallery, Dowling Walsh Gallery, Yvette Torres Fine Art, Art Space, Landing Gallery, Steel House Projects, Harbor Square Gallery, Jonathan Frost Gallery, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Maine Coastal Islands Art Gallery, the Gautschi Center and Archipelago.

Steel House Projects climbs aboard with its inaugural exhibition, “Meet/Greet,” and an open-call exhibition, both mounted at the new Steel House South, 639 Main St. “Meet/Greet” features work by Steel House members and teaching artists; and is organized by co-directors Alexis Iammarino and Maeve O’Regan. On view June 2 through June 24, these mixed-media works serve as an introduction to the inner-workings of the creative spaces of Steel House.

Concurrently, the downstairs space of Steel House South will feature “The Crooked and Wide,” an open-call exhibition organized by Nate Davis and Ariel Hall. An assembly of “transgressive art,” the exhibition will include mixed media works as well as performance, interactive and technological experiences. Parental discretion is advised as this show includes algorithmically-processed pornography.

Harbor Square Gallery is in its 37th season and now proudly represents Michael Good Jewelry. Harbor Square will be featuring new work from Donald Rainville, Stephen Porter and its ongoing Serge Hollerbach show.

The Jonathan Frost Gallery will have a reception Friday evening, with jazz piano by Steve Lindsay. The “Sumer Is Icumen In” show, featuring monoprints by Rachel Burgess and photographs by Lisa Mossel Vietze, has been extended to July 1.

CMCA, currently showing “Sam Cady: Parts of the Whole,” “David Driskell: Renewal and Form” and a new exhibition, “Jenny Brillhart and Sara Stites: Temporality,” also promises a surprise in the CMCA courtyard.

Maine Coastal Islands Art Gallery will be staying open late with its current exhibition, as well as a preview of the August “Fin, Feathers & Fur: Maine Coastal Wildlife Juried Art Show.”

The galleries of the Elm Street courtyard —Gautschi Center, Caldbeck Gallery and CRAFT — invites art walkers to enjoy a performance by Lincolnville’s Good Vibrations.

Archipelago will be open for its first art walk since redesign and renovations, with great food and wine; and art by Amy Peters Wood, Kathleen Perelka, Andrea Peters, Nina Devenney, Kim Traina, Joe McBrine, Karen Gola, Vanessa Nesvig, Helena Melone, Lelani Havens and more.

Read more about the new shows in the Fine Arts section. A full list of AIR members can be found at

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