Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | Nov 16, 2017
(artist's rendition) “Spinous Process,” a large-scale, site-specific sculpture by MidCoLab founding member Andrew White, will open with a reception Friday evening, Nov. 17, at Rockland’s Steel House South.

BELFAST

African art, crafts and clothing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, Aina Moja at the Wellness Health Center, 39 Main St. FMI: 930-8012.

“Arrival: Works by Maine Immigrant & Refugee Artists” in the Clifford Gallery; “#Uprooted: Some Sense of Home,” community installation by Susan Smith, and “The Changing Face of Maine: Portraits from the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project” in the Corridor Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; by appointment, Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. FMI: 338-2222. Through Nov. 17. Also Orson Horchler’s “Mainer” portraits on exterior of building.

“Best Betts,” selected works for collectors and gift giving, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays; and by appointment, Betts Gallery at The Belfast Framer, 96 Main St. (also Beaver Street entrance). FMI: 338-6465. Through Dec. 24.

“In the INTERVAL between Snowflakes,” multi-media work by Bruce McAfee Towl in collaboration with farmers Barbara and Jason Kafka, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. FMI: 338-6575. Artist/farmers talk 5 p.m. and reception 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 1.

Diverse work by gallery artists, Parent Gallery, 92 Main St. Main St. FMI: 338-1553.

Food Series paintings by Susan Tobey White, Vinolio, 74 Main St.

Penobscot Marine Museum photo exhibits: “The Allure of the Lighthouse: The Postcard View” and “A Way of Life: The Fishing Families of Stonington,” 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, the University of Maine's Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave./Route 3. FMI: 338-8049. Through Jan. 19.

“POP-UP” Studio Sale of artist Karin Spitfire’s handmade blank books, one-of-a-kind artist books, small edition artist books, letterpress posters and handmade cards, noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 19, The Playhouse, 107 Church St. Group poetry reading 3 p.m.

“Rising,” installation of woven sculptural works by Sarah Hewitt, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, Perimeter Gallery at Chase’s Daily, 96 Main St. FMI: 338-0555. Through Dec. 31 (closed Nov. 27 through Dec. 3).

“Threads,” selection from Lesia Sochor’s series of transparent oils on sewing pattern collage,  ground-floor Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. FMI: 338-3884, ext. 10. Through Dec. 4.

CAMDEN

“Angels of the Garbage Dump,” Safe Passage benefit show featuring Patrisha McLean’s Guatemala City garbage dump community photographs, Zoot Coffee, 31 Elm St./Route 1. Through Nov. 30.

“Change of Scenery” season finale show featuring Susan Graeber, Kathleen Robbins, Charles Fenner Ball and Stefan Pastuhov, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Camden Falls Gallery, 5 Public Landing. FMI: 470-7027.

Paintings by Melanie Essex, Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Main Street and Atlantic Avenue. Through Nov. 30.

FREEDOM

Opening Exhibition of work by Joan Proudman, Johan Selmer-Larson, Helena Melone, Max Ascrizzi, Joe Ascrizzi, Katenia Keller, Bernice Nadler and Dina Petrillo, noon to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; noon to 4 p.m. Sundays; by chance/appointment, Freedom Makers Studio, 25 Main St., in the village. Opens with 4 to 6 p.m. celebratory reception Nov. 18. FMI: freedommakersstudio@gmail.com

LINCOLNVILLE

Work in various media by Maine artists, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily or by appointment, Lincolnville Fine Art Gallery, 2522 Atlantic Highway/Route 1 at Lincolnville Beach. FMI: 789-5000.

NORTH HAVEN

Island Showcase: annual celebration of creative work by islanders of all ages, Waterman’s Community Center, Main Street. Through Nov. 26.

ROCKLAND

“Autumn Large and Small,” gift-giving works by 19 member artists and artisans, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St.

Diverse work by gallery artists, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; chance or appointment Sundays, Harbor Square Gallery, 374 Main St. FMI: 594-8700.

Diverse work by gallery artists, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Landing Gallery, 409 Main St. FMI: 239-1223.

Diverse work by gallery artists, noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays ; chance or appointment Saturdays, Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-5935.

Diverse work by gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Jonathan Frost Gallery, corner of Main Street and Park Drive. FMI: 596-0800.

Diverse work by gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; by appointment Sundays and Mondays, Dowling Walsh Gallery, 365 Main St. FMI: 596-0084.

“Garden Music,” watercolors by Katherine Cartwright, Sanctuary Gallery (upper level) of Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. Through Dec. 15. Call 594-8656 for weekday gallery hours.

“The Loom as Canvas,” new wall tapestries by Morris David Dorenfeld; and work by gallery artists, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; Sundays by appointment, CRAFT Gallery, 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-0167.

“Marguerite Zorach — An Art-Filled Life” Morehouse wing’s Micah, Sam and Tim galleries (through Jan. 7); “Black and White: Louise Nevelson/Pedro Guerrero” in Crosman Gallery and “Jamie Wyeth: the Kennedy Studies” in library hallway (through April 1); “Andrew Wyeth at 100: Maine Drawings” in Hadlock Gallery (through March 4); “Andrew Wyeth at 100: Maine Watercolors, 1938-2008” (through Dec. 31) in Wyeth Center; “Women” as subjects in Rothschild Gallery, as artists in Library Gallery (through Dec. 3); and “Other Voices” in Nevelson/Berliawsky Gallery (through Feb. 18), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St. Admission $15; $13 senior citizens; $10 students older than 16; free younger than 17, museum members and Rockland residents. FMI: 596-6457.

“Materiality: The Matter of Matter,” thematic 12-artist multi-gallery exhibition (through Feb. 11); “Screen: Heather Lyon – Milk, Roll, Wrap” (through Dec. 17); and Jonathan Borofsky’s “Digital Man” steel sculpture in courtyard, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 21 Winter St. Admission $6; $5 in group (20-plus); free younger than 12, members. FMI: 701-5005. ArtLab Open Studio free with admission; free monthly facilitated ArtLab 2 to 4 p.m. first Saturdays. Sunday Salon with Steven Matijcio, curator of Cincinnati’s Contemporary Arts Center: 3 p.m. Nov. 19.

Midcoast artists Gordon Bok, Lois Anne and Julie Cyr, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, art gallery of Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 9 Water St. FMI: 594-0600, ext. 5.

Opening season exhibit of work by local artists in a variety of media, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily or by appointment, Gallery 440, 440 Main St.

Photography by siblings Andrew and Neil Reichline; and Rhonda Reichline Dubin, The Fischer Gallery, second floor of 340 Main St. FMI: 542-6791.

“Spinous Process,” large-scale, site-specific sculpture by Andrew White, Steel House South, 639 Main St. FMI: gallery@rocklandsteelhouse.com. Opens with 5 to 7 p.m. reception Nov. 17.

Stained glass and wood sculpture, furniture and miniatures by Geoffrey Vollers; and paintings by Marti Reed, Geoffrey Vollers Studio, 112 South Main St./Route 73. Open by chance or appointment; call 691-4025.

“Tension: The Work of Nanfei Wang,” The Art Loft, 385 Main St., Suite 9, in the Thorndike building. FMI: 200-7915. Through Nov. 26, open during classes and by appointment.

“Threads of Our Lives: Maine Folk Fiber Art” traveling Maine Folklife Center exhibit; and WalkingWoolStudio’s “Fleece-to-Fiber Art” installation, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. Through Nov. 30. FMI: 594-0310.

“What’s Behind It?”, new paintings by Brigitte Gautschi, The Gautschi Center, 8 Elm St. FMI: gautschicenter.com.

Winter show featuring work by printmaker Kathleen Buchanan; painters Claudia Diller and Hélène Farrar; and fiber artist Anne Walker plus and work and craft is varied media, 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 gallery and Island Institute store, 386 Main St. FMI: 596-0701.

ROCKPORT

“Contemporary Wood Lighting,” 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, intersection of Mill Street and Route 90. FMI: 594-5955. Through Jan. 3.

Diverse work by gallery artists, Michael Good Gallery, 325 Commercial St./Route 1. FMI: 236-9623.

“Knox County Through Eastern’s Eye,” traveling historical photography exhibit from Penobscot Marine Museum, hallway beside the café at Pen Bay Medical Center, Route 1, Glen Cove.

SOUTH THOMASTON

“Provenance,” holiday season show of work by gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays through Saturdays, The Kelpie Gallery, 81 Elm St./Route 73 in the ‘Weskeag Village. FMI: 691-0392. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Nov. 17; continues with all-day celebration with refreshments Nov. 18.

THOMASTON

Art Wall Artist: Rachael Richmond, sea life watercolors, Pope Memorial Humane Society the shelter, 25 Buttermilk Lane. Through late November.

WALDOBORO

Anne Heywood: Holiday paintings and stories, Waldoboro Public Library, 958 Main St./Route 220. FMI: 832-4484. Through Dec. 28.

“Immersion: Gulf of Maine,” new work by Krisanne Baker from her Shoals Marine Lab Residency and some from Monhegan Artist Residency, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Tidemark Gallery, 902 Main St./Route 220. FMI: 832-5109. Through Nov. 30.

Watercolors by Elizabeth Palmer, 7 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; during events; by appointment, Medomak Arts, 13 Friendship St./Route 220. Through mid-December. Artist reception: 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 18.

WASHINGTON

Pastel drawings by Karin Sargent, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. Through Jan. 2.

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