Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | Oct 11, 2018
T. Allen Lawson, who splits his time between Rockport and Sheridan, Wyo., has work in the annual American Masters exhibition and sale at the Salmagundi Club, one of America’s oldest art organizations, in New York City’s Greenwich Village. The event’s special gala event is set for Friday night, Oct. 12; the exhibition runs through Oct. 26. Pictured is Lawson’s “Veiled in Spring,” a pastel on pumiced handmade paper.

BELFAST

African art, crafts and clothing, Aina Moja at the Wellness Health Center, 39 Main St. FMI: 930-8012.

“Clay Mask Show,” more than 50 works by Russell Kahn, café gallery of Belfast Co-op, 123 High St. Open to 8 p.m. daily; through Oct. 29.

Contemporary art by 15 artists in a variety of media, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Local Color Gallery, 135 High St. FMI: 218-1249.

Featured Artist: Jerri Finch, H. Allen and Sally Fernald Art Gallery, University of Maine's Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave./Route 3. Opening reception and artist’s talk: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12; through Dec. 3.

Grand re-opening show: work by 61 Maine artisans, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, Harbor Artisans, 69 Main St. Through Dec. 29. FMI: 338-2088.

“It’s All Relative: Works by 3 Ascrizzis,” work by Joe, Max and Tony Ascrizzi, in Clifford and Corridor galleries, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; during events; by appointment, Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. FMI: 338-2222. Through Nov. 16. Joe Ascrizzi talk: 7 p.m. Oct. 17.

“I Went To the Animal Fair: Finding Common Ground,” Kerstin Engman’s oil paintings on first floor; and works by Andre Benoit, Frances Hynes, Leslie Moore and Julie Cyr on second floor, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. FMI: 338-6575. Through Nov. 2.

“I Wish I,” recent oils and watercolors by Megan Chase, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; Sundays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Perimeter Gallery at Chase’s Daily, 96 Main St. FMI: 338-0555. Through Oct. 28.

Photography by Neal Parent and oils by Joanne Parent plus work by Marvin Jacobs, Niky Peak and Dan Bennett, Parent Gallery, 92 Main St. Main St. FMI: 338-1553.

“Trees,” small group show in varied media, Betts Gallery at The Belfast Framer, 96 Main St. (also can enter via Beaver Street). Through Nov. 2. Call for hours: 338-6465.

BELMONT

Open studio, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 13 and 14, potter Mary Trotochaud's Everyday Pottery, 103 Northport Road, off Route 52 via Ryan Road just outside Belfast. FMI: 342-2251.

CAMDEN

“The Artist’s Journey,” debut solo show of paintings by Taddeus Retz, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, Camden Falls Gallery, 5 Public Landing. FMI: 470-7027. Extended through Oct. 31.

“The Mountains of Maine: Skiing in the Pine Tree State,” photographs and artifacts from the Ski Museum of Maine (dedicated in memory of John Christie), Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Main Street and Atlantic Avenue. Through Oct. 31.

Original fine art from emerging to mid-career established contemporary artists, Carver Hill Gallery, 28 Bay View St. Open daily. FMI: 542-9895.

CUSHING

Sculptures by Bernard “Blackie” Langlais around the grounds (quarter-mile ADA accessible path) dawn to dusk daily, Langlais Sculpture Preserve, 576 River Road. FMI: 594-5166, georgesriver.org.

FREEDOM

Exhibition of work by member artists, Freedom Makers Studio, 25 Main St., in the village. 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.

ROCKLAND

Art and graphic design by Orlando Johnson and more, Wednesdays through Sundays; by chance/appointment, Black Hole Gallery, 403 Main St. FMI: 808-2141. Also open during art walks.

“BYOB,” Kim Bernard’s community art installation of 300 reusable nylon bags in celebration of the city’s ban on single-use plastic bags, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. To be given away when installation comes down Jan. 5.

“Close to Nature,” work by Women Painters of Midcoast Maine & Friends; and nature-inspired tableware by Libbey Seigars of Whitefield Pottery, 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. Through November.

“Dream Tunnel,” recent paintings by Brigitte Gautschi, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; by appointment, The Gautschi Center, 8 Elm St. on the courtyard. FMI: 701-2270.

“Erasing the Line Between Fine Art and Craft,” small group show in honor of National Craft Month, CRAFT Gallery, brick courtyard at 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-0167. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Oct. 5; through Nov. 7.

“John Bisbee: American Steel” and “Jocelyn Lee: The Appearance of Things” (through Oct. 14); and Jonathan Borofsky’s “Digital Man” steel sculpture in courtyard, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 21 Winter St. Admission $8; $6 older than 65/students with ID; free younger than 18, members; free for all during First Friday Art Walks (through November). FMI: 701-5005. ArtLab Open Studio free with admission; free monthly facilitated ArtLab 2 to 4 p.m. first Saturdays. Also “Every Refugee Boat is a Mayflower,” temporary For Freedoms billboard installation by Christopher Myers, in courtyard (through Oct. 14); and “A Shared Space l Lewiston” by Daniel Quintanilla, free one-day virtual reality installation pop-up from statewide “Making Migration Visible” project, in courtyard, 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 14. Bisbee talk, catalog signing and closing reception: 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 13.

“Maine: The Farnsworth Collection” (through March 14) in Morehouse Wing and Nevelson galleries; Ai Weiwei’s “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold” (through Dec. 30) in Rothschild Gallery; “Andrew Wyeth: Temperas and Studies from the Wyeth Collection” in Hadlock Gallery (through Oct. 21); “Maine and the Index of American Design” (through March 24) in Crosman Gallery; “Andrew Wyeth in Rockland” (through Feb. 17) in Wyeth Study Center; and “N.C. Wyeth: Poems of American Patriotism” (through Oct. 28) in the Wyeth Center, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, 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. Free annual Fall Family Festival: 4-6 p.m. Oct. 13 on Farnsworth Green (Gamble Center if rainy).

October show featuring work by Janalee Welch, Obrianna Vine and Melissa Post van der Burg; plus 15 other member artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays; and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, Art Space Gallery, 405 Main St. FMI: artspacemaine.com. Opening reception: 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 5. After Oct. 12, hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and by appointment.

Paintings and sculpture from the 20th and 21st centuries, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, Clarke Gallery, 338 Main St. FMI: 466-9325.

Paintings by Holly L. Smith and Jill Caldwell; and 3D assemblage art by Bonnie Farmer, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; and by appointment, Bonnie Farmer Assemblage Art & Gallery, 166 Main St. FMI: 542-2679.

Photography by siblings Andrew and Neil Reichline; and Rhonda Reichline Dubin, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays or by appointment, The Fischer Gallery, second floor of 340 Main St. FMI: 542-6791.

“Slowly Discovered,” new work by Jenna Ransom, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and by appointment, gallery at Steel House South, 639 Main St. FMI: gallery@rocklandsteelhouse.com. Opens with 4 to 6 p.m. reception Oct. 13; through Nov. 10.

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.

“Turning Away from the Sun,” group show of varied media featuring watercolors by Abe Goodale, 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. Through Oct. 28.

"Two Muses,” painting/poetry pairings by The Lively Ladies, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (closed holidays), Garage Gallery at Eastern Tire & Auto Service, 70 Park St.

"When Will We Ever Learn,” work by artists who depict the injustice and consequences of war, genocide and the resulting plight of refugees, noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; noon to 4 p.m. Sundays; by appointment, Yvette Torres Fine Art, 464 Main St. (second floor). FMI: 332-4014. Through Oct. 21.

“Wild Grace,” photographs by Gail Karlsson; and “Gifts from the Atlantic,” paper collage paintings by Adele H. Rahte, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays through Sundays; 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays, Gallery 440, 440 Main St. FMI: 670-8499.

Work by gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Jonathan Frost Gallery, corner of Main Street and Park Drive (entrance). FMI: 596-0800. Open during art walks.

Work by gallery roster including new work from Joanne Williams, Avis Turner, John Bisbee and Michael Waterman, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Harbor Square Gallery, 374 Main St. FMI: 594-8700. Open late for First Friday Art Walks.

ROCKPORT

Michael Good retrospective of jewelry and sculpture; varied media work by other members of the family; pen and ink works by Ana Pearson and more, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, Michael Good Gallery, 325 Commercial St./Route 1. FMI: 236-9623.

“Scholars and Fellows,” 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 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. 2.

SEARSMONT

“Sports Portraits” by Leslie Woods, Searsmont Town Library, 47 Main St./Route 131. For hours, call 342-5549. Through Oct. 20.

SEARSPORT

“Kosti Comes Home,” “Sailing Small: Small Boats, Big Ideas” and much more, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Penobscot Marine Museum, Main St./Route 1. Multi-building downtown campus; admissions at Main Street Gallery and Visitors Center, 2 Church St. Cost: $15; $12 older than 64/students older than 17 (with student ID); $10 age 8-15; free younger than 8, members and Searsport residents; group rates available. FMI: 548-0334 or 548-2529. Through Oct. 21.

STOCKTON SPRINGS

"Mobility: Art with a Mission," benefit show of paintings by William Landmesser, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays; 3 to 5 p.m. Sundays (best to call ahead), Narrows Art Gallery, 34 Meadow Road (off Route 1). FMI: 567-4302. Portion of sales go to Free Wheelchair Mission.

THOMASTON

Maine Craft Weekend Open Studio: Autumn Cipala’s ceramic studio, plus glass works by guest artist Fiona Clark of Jefferson, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 13 and 14, 15 Ross Ave.

UNITY

“Up River,” photography by Susan Metzger, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and by appointment, Leonard R. Craig Gallery at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot Street (off Route 202). FMI: 509-7239. Through Oct. 20.

WALDOBORO

“André E. Benoit Constructs,” new work from salvaged materials, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Tidemark Gallery, 902 Main St., Waldoboro. Call 832-7897. Open for ArtWalk Waldoboro.

ArtWalk Waldoboro, 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 13, coordinated gallery openings and other special events in Waldoboro village (look for red balloon).

The Bahamas Collection: sculptures, drawings and paintings by Philippe Guillerm, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, Philippe Guillerm Gallery, 882 Main St. in the village. Closing for season after Artwalk Waldoboro: Oct. 13 from 4 to 7 p.m.

“Healing Through Art,” work from New Hope for Women support group for survivors of domestic violence, Waldoboro Public Library, 958 Main St./Route 220. FMI: 832-4484. Through Oct. 31; also “Empty Place At The Table” memorial exhibit 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 19.

Paintings by Audrey Bechler; local artworks and artifacts, noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 13, Waldoborough Historical Society Museum, 1164 Main St./Route 220. Final hours of season, part of ArtWalk Waldoboro.

“Pam Cabañas: Selected Works,” 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 13, the Customs House, 908 Main St./Route 220 in the village.

Pastels by Karen Chutsky, 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 13, Waldo Theatre, 916 Main St./Route 220. Part of the season’s final ArtWalk Waldoboro.

Work by Wolfgang Busse and Polly McGrory, noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, McGrory & Wolf Gallery, 9 Friendship Road/Route 220. FMI: 790-1427.

“The World We Live In,” annual group show of work in varied media, Hurricane Gallery, 175 Quarry Road (off Depot Street). Always open, but call first at 701-7477.

WASHINGTON

Paintings by Suzanne Phillips and Ieva Tatarsky, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road in the village. FMI: 845-2663. Through Nov. 6.

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