Midcoast art shows

Current & Coming

By Dagney C. Ernest | Nov 22, 2012
Rockland’s downtown Carver Hill Gallery will open “Soul Food for the Holidays,” a show of small paintings and gift-able objects, with a 3 to 5 p.m. reception Friday, Nov. 23. It will run through Christmas Eve. Pictured is a painting by Toki Oshima of Lincolnville.


African art, crafts and clothing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays (to 8 p.m. art walk nights), Aina Moja at the Wellness Health Center, 39 Main St. FMI: 930-8012.

"Art in Nature as Expressed through Photography," work Shelagh Delphyne, Belfast Co-op Café gallery, 123 High St. FMI: 338-2532. Through Nov. 30.

“The Barrens,” blueberry harvest photography by David Stess and Kris Larson, Fernald Art Gallery of the University of Maine's Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave./Route 3. Through Dec. 31.

“Coastal Curves,” photography by Charles Laurier Dufour, Galerie Dufour, 94 Main St. FMI: 338-6448.

“Holiday Extravaganza 2012,” visual, musical, literary and culinary art, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays; Mondays by chance, Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main St. FMI: 338-0001. Through 3 p.m. Dec. 24.

"Home Field," new work by Ben Potter, 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. Through Nov. 25.

“Left or Right, We're All in This Together,” exhibit of letterpress-printed broadsides by John Vincent of A Revolutionary Press, in Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. Through Nov. 30.

“Maine Farms Through a Painter's Eye: the Land, the Animals, the Produce,” oil paintings by Elizabeth Fraser, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and Friday evenings during art walks, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. Through Jan. 2. First Friday reception: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7. Free children’s puppet show: 10 a.m. Nov. 23.

New work in varied media by gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, Parent Gallery, 92 Main St., Belfast. FMI: 338-1553.

“North Meets South” group show plus fine art, folk art, sculptures, studio pottery, designer architectural jewelry and found objects,, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. most days; 2 to 8 p.m. First Fridays, Raven’s Nest Gallery, 65 Main St. FMI: 505-2659.

Recent paintings by Susan Tobey White with varied media work by gallery artists, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays; other days by appointment or chance, High Street Studio & Gallery, 149 High St. FMI: 338-8990.

“Tinker at 80: Looking Back — Moving Ahead,” Norman Tinker mini-retrospective, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Betts Gallery at The Belfast Framer, 96 Main St. FMI: 338-6465.


Annual show of new work, Marianne W. Smith Gallery at Lord Camden Inn, 24 Main St./Route 1. Through the fall.

Artist of the Month: Tollef Runquist, Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Atlantic Avenue. Through Nov. 30.

Watercolors by Anne Cronin: paintings, prints and cards, Zoot Coffee, 31 Elm St./Route 1. Through Nov. 30. Meet the Artist: 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 24.


Annual “Nine By Nine” show by the Lively Ladies, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, Garage Gallery of Eastern Tire Service, 70 Park St.

“CRAFTS of the Land and Sea 2,” second annual show of work by fine-craft artisans from Maine’s islands and coastal towns, 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 Fine Arts, 386 Main St. FMI: 596-0701.

“Here & There,” work by nine photographers, plus gallery artists' work, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, Jonathan Frost Gallery, 21 Winter St. FMI: 596-0800. Through Nov. 28.

Nancy Benner: Bird Series, mixed media avian portraits, In Good Company, Main Street.

Natural world theme show of work in various media by Diane Green Hebert, Shelley Johnson and Antje Roitzsch, Center for Health and Healing, 17 Masonic St.

Nature-inspired art by five artists in four media, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays plus 5 to 8 p.m. First Fridays, Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge and Friends of Maine’s Seabirds Visitor Center, 9 Water St. Through Dec. 31.

Paintings by Bob Besaw, Café Miranda, 15 Oak St.

“Share the Wonder,” annual holiday miniature train and Wyeth memorabilia show, upper level of Wyeth Center (opens Nov. 24); "Impressionist Summers: Frank W. Benson’s North Haven" in Morehouse Wing (through Dec. 30); "Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan" in Wyeth Center, corner of Grace and Union streets (through Dec. 30); "The Homestead Project — a Residence Reimagined," an exhibition of architectural designs of principals of 10 architectural firms, in Crosman Gallery (through Dec. 9); “Andrew Wyeth: Pencil Drawings and Watercolor Sketches” in Hadlock and Wyeth Study Center galleries (through spring); "Louise Nevelson" in Morehouse Wing (ongoing); "Maine in America: Selections from the Permanent Collection" in Rothschild and Nevelson/Berliawsky galleries (ongoing); and "Recent Acquisitions" in Craig Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St. Admission $12; $10 senior citizens or students older than 16; free younger than 17, museum members and all Rockland residents. FMI: 596-6457. Free admission all day Nov. 24; Share the Wonder Celebration for families 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“Soul Food for the Holidays,” 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Carver Hill Gallery, 338 Main St. FMI: 594-7745. Opens with 3 to 5 p.m. reception Nov. 24; through Dec. 24. Open to 8 p.m. First Friday (Dec. 7).

Watercolors by Anne McMath, Kathy Lane, Diana Maddocks and Jane Barrie, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Winding Way Watercolors, 39 Union St. FMI: 593-7955.

Work by gallery artists, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, Landing Gallery, 8 Elm St. Through Dec. 23. FMI: 594-4544. Jed concert: 4 p.m. Nov. 30.

Works under $250 in the front room plus work in varied media by 19 artists, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays Saturdays, Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St. Through end of the year.


Decorative arts by Hope and Fred Angier, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays though Saturdays, Phi Home Designs, 446 West St./Route 90. FMI: 230-0034. Through Nov. 30.

Photography by Peter Ralston plus limited edition Wyeth prints, Ralston Gallery, 23 Main St. FMI: 230-7225. Also Ralston photo display at Rockport Harbormaster’s Office 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (236-0676).

“Setting the Table: Six Designer Tableaux with Maine Artists and Artisans,” 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Route 90 at Mill Street. FMI: 594-5611. Through Jan. 8.

2012 Biennial Exhibition, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave. Admission by donation; free for members. Through Dec. 2. Also “Many Times Times Square” sound installation by Joel Chadabe in Audition Space.


Annual Holiday Kiln Opening show and sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 24 and 25, Jody Johnstone’s pottery, 135 Webster Road. Kiln tours and refreshments. FMI: 338-5314.


“New Paintings by John Wulp,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Frost Gully Gallery, 150 Main St./Route 1. FMI: 749-1130. Through Nov. 24.


"John Silverio: Living Geometry," paintings and drawings, Leonard R. Craig Gallery at Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. FMI: 948-9239. Opens with 5 to 7 p.m. reception Nov. 16; through Jan. 11.


“Holiday Show 2012,” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and by chance or appointment, New Era Gallery, Main Street. Opens with 3 to 6 p.m. reception Nov. 23; through Dec. 21.


"Toons and Other Art Forms" by Hank Aho, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. FMI: 845-2663. Through Jan. 9.

Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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