Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | Nov 08, 2018
“Tall Green Leaf Vase" by Jon White is among the new works by established artists on view at Harbor Square Gallery in downtown Rockland.

BELFAST

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

Featured Artist: Jerri Finch, H. Allen and Sally Fernald Art Gallery, University of Maine's Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave./Route 3. Through Dec. 3.

Featured Artist: Sandy Cirillo plus contemporary art by more than a dozen artists in a variety of media, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, Local Color Gallery, 135 High St. FMI: 218-1249.

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.

“Homeland,” multimedia exhibit exploring our collective and diverse relationship to home/land, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. Nov. 12 through March 1. Artists talk 5 p.m. Nov. 16, followed by 5:30 to 8 p.m. reception.

“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.

Joseph Potter and Zuber Yacoe: Young Adult Photography Contest winners, Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. FMI: 338-3884, ext. 10. Through Nov. 30. Also images by runners-up in the BFL Teen Room.

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.

CAMDEN

New work by Ted Keller, Jeffrey Fitzgerald and America Martin plus work from the gallery collective, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Carver Hill Gallery, 28 Bay View St. FMI: 542-9895.

Traditional Tibetan thangka paintings by Kendra Denny, Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Main Street and Atlantic Avenue. Through Nov. 30.

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.

NORTH HAVEN

“Island Showcase,” annual exhibition of local art and design, Waterman’s Community Center, 12 Main St. Opens with 4 to 5:30 p.m. reception Nov. 13.

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.

“Autumn Works” by 17 member artists, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and by appointment, Art Space Gallery, 405 Main St. FMI: artspacemaine.com.

“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. Through Nov. 10, then closing for season.

“Is There Something We Can Do,” Dudley Zopp’s book and Richard Reitz Smith’s tools and materials that went into its making, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and by appointment, gallery at Steel House South, 639 Main St. FMI: gallery@rocklandsteelhouse.com. Through Dec. 8; reception 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 15.

“Maine: The Farnsworth Collection” (through March 14) in Morehouse Wing and Nevelson galleries (includes “The Wyeths: Family and Friends, through Dec. 30); 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 Feb. 3); “Maine and the Index of American Design” (through March 24) in Crosman Gallery; “Changing New York: Photographs by Berenice Abbott” in Crosman Hallway (through March 24); “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. 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. Curator Jane Bianco auditorium lecture on “Maine and the Index of American Design” followed by gallery tour: 2 p.m. Nov. 10 ($12; $10 members). Maine Friends of Music Concert: 2 p.m. Nov. 15 in library (free with admission).

New work by Marianne Swittlinger, Center for Health and Healing, 17 Masonic St.

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. Through Nov. 10. Nov. 12 through Dec. 8: “The Blue Marble Book,” concepts, tools and materials that went into the making of Dudley Zopp’s “Is There Something We Can Do” with Richard Reitz; reception Nov. 15.

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.

The “2018 Biennial Exhibition” (through March 3); and Jonathan Borofsky’s “Digital Man” steel sculpture in courtyard, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays 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. FMI: 701-5005. ArtLab Open Studio free with admission; free monthly facilitated ArtLab 2 to 4 p.m. first Saturdays. Tuesday Talk by Biennial artist Elaine K. Ng: 5:30 p.m. Nov. 13.

“Two Monhegan Masters: Leo Brooks and Michael Torlen,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Jonathan Frost Gallery, corner of Main Street and Park Drive (entrance). FMI: 596-0800. Through Dec. 1.

"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.

“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 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.

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.

ST. GEORGE

Featured artist: Douglas Smith, oil paintings and works on paper, Jackson Memorial Library, 71 Main St./Route 131, Tenants Harbor. Through Nov. 30. Reception: 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 8.

SOUTH THOMASTON

Paintings by Jill Valliere and 20 other gallery artists, 10 a.m. to4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays; and Wednesdays through Saturdays, The Kelpie Gallery, 81 Elm St./Route 73 (in the red barn in Weskeag Village). FMI: 691-0392.

STOCKTON SPRINGS

"Mobility: Art with a Mission," benefit show of paintings by William Landmesser, (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

“Havana’s Children,” Cuban photo-project by Patrisha McLean, Thomaston Public Library, 60 Main St./Route 1 (Thomaston Academy building). Through Nov. 30.

UNITY

Faculty Show: drawing, painting, photography and sculpture by Ben Potter, Deanna Witman and Cori Crumrine, Leonard R. Craig Gallery at Unity College Center for the Arts, 42 Depot St. FMI: 509-7239. Through Dec. 14. Artists reception 4:30 to 6 p.m. Dec. 4.

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.

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

Mixed media paintings by Karen Jelenfy, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union St. (in the village). FMI: 845-2663. Nov. 8 through Jan. 2.

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