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Dowling Walsh May Exhibits

Jamie Wyeth, Portrait of a Moon Curser – Fifteenth in a Suite of Untoward Occurrences on Monhegan Island, 2021, Acrylic, gesso, and oil on canvas, 30″ x 48″

Dowling Walsh invites the public to an opening reception Friday May 7 from 3 to 6.

MUD SEASON: A GROUP EXHIBITION

MUD SEASON is a group exhibition featuring works by Jamie Wyeth, Ann Craven, Reggie Burrows Hodges, Lois Dodd, Daniel Minter, Stephen Pace (1918-2010), Marsden Hartley (1877-1943), Fairfield Porter (1907-1975), and David Driskell (1931-2020)

AARON T STEPHAN: UNTITLED MONUMENTS

Aaron T Stephan, Simple Twist of Fate, 2020, Sand, cement, dye, 60″ x 60″ x 120″

Joan Losee’s Farms and Landscapes at Local Color Gallery

Skunk Cabbage by Joan Losee, oil on linen, 20×24


Camden artist Joan Losee will be the Guest Artist this May at Local Color Gallery in Belfast. Her work the past two years has been focused on the farms and landscapes of inland Maine. The experience of visiting these locations and putting them into oil paintings has broadened her knowledge of Maine and beauty found in unexpected places. 

Most of Losee’s work is about ordinary subjects but her approach brings out extraordinary emotion and presence showing that they’re not ordinary after all. She has over 40 years of training in watercolor, egg tempera, pastel, and oil. Her belief is you have to master the rules before you can break them. Keeping that in mind she continues to take workshops while constantly striving to increase her proficiency and maintain a freshness in her artistic expression.

Local Color Gallery is located at 135 High Street in Belfast, open Tuesday-Sunday 11-4, for details visit localcolorgallerymaine.com.

‘Meditations on Maine’ at Landing Gallery

One of Lisa Kyle’s “meditations on Maine.”

Landing Gallery is showing “Meditations on Maine,” a solo exhibit by 59 new paintings by Lisa Kyle, from May 1 to 30.

A lifelong artist, Kyle paints in the tradition of the Impressionists, attempting to capture the effects of light in the landscape. Her formal education and training is in architecture, which gives her work a strong, underlying sense of composition. Her love of the natural world and painting brought her to Maine to pursue her passion to be an artist.

Landing Gallery is at 409 Main St. in Rockland. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Closed Monday through Wednesday. For more information, call 207-239-1223, or email Landinggallery@gmail.com.

Hole In The Wall Studioworks 2021 calendar

Hole In The Wall Studioworks in Raymond has three exhibitions planned for 2021.

“Maine Inspired”

Paintings by Dee Burdick, Andrea Peters and Francine Schrock

Show dates: June 19 through Aug. 9

Opening reception: 6 to 8 p.m. June 19

“Seeds of Inspiration”

Paintings by Wendy A. Newcomb and Marguerite Lawler and handprints by Molly Mains and Holly Berry, inspired by Maine farms

Show dates: Aug. 14 to Oct. 4

Opening reception: 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 14

Group Show

Featuring work by gallery artists

Show dates: Oct. 9 to Nov. 15

Opening reception: 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 9

All shows are at Hole In The Wall Studioworks, Route 302, Raymond. CDC guidelines will be followed. Call 207-655-4952, or go to www.holeinthewallgallery.net for more information.

Spring arrives at the Eastport Gallery

A film still from Eastport Gallery’s Artist to Artist Video Series, showing Elizabeth Ostrander.

The Eastport Gallery will open for the season on June 5, but you don’t have to wait until June to visit the virtual Spring Show, open now online featuring over 60 works by 16 member artists.   Visit the online gallery at www.eastportgallery.com.

Eastport Gallery has continued its Artist to Artist Video Series. Recent episodes have featured interviews with Eastport Gallery founding member Elizabeth Ostrander and member artist Diana Young. These informative and inspiring videos are the first in a series produced by past president and member artist Jude Kempe. Watch at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgxmDdT-G5njHjS3E8XpPwcGXND9leyL_.

Eastport Gallery is at 109 Water St., Eastport. Call 831-588-7576 for more information.

Art2021 annual juried show at the Harlow

The Harlow presents Art2021, its 26th annual juried show, April 23 through May 29.

Juror Barbara Sullivan selected 81 works of art by 75 artists, out of a total of more than 300 pieces submitted by 108 artists. Sullivan is a painter/sculptor and installation artist living in Maine.

Art2021 Juror Barbara Sullivan.

She works in the age-old medium of fresco, which she learned when she was the head cook at The Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting.

A closing (in-person and virtual) reception will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. May 21, with an awards ceremony at 5 p.m.

The Harlow is at 100 Water St., Hallowell. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, email info@harlowgallery.org, call 207-622-3813, go to https://www.harlowgallery.org, or follow the Harlow @the.harlow and @harlow.craft.shop.

Haley Art Gallery is open for the season

“Sailboat in Cove,” by Barbara D’Antonio.

Haley Art Gallery in Kittery opened for its 2021 season on Earth Day.

Showcased artwork includes work by Stephen Brandon, Barbara D’Antonio, Dean Diggins, Berj Kailian, Alex Pikas and Anthony Montanino.

The group exhibit will be on view through August.

The gallery’s gift shop includes social impact gift items that were handmade by women from around the world. Visitors can purchase items in person or online through the gallery’s Facebook page.

A limited number of visitors are permitted inside the gallery, and masks are required at all times.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Haley Art Gallery is at 178 Haley Road, Kittery. For mored information, call 617-584-2580, email haleygallery@comcast.net, or go to https://haleyartgallery.com.

’S.B. Walker: Nor’east’ to open May 29 at CMCA in Rockland

Photography by S.B. Walker, from the forthcoming exhibition “Nor’East,” to be shown summer 2021 at Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland.

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) will present the exhibition “S.B. Walker: Nor’east” beginning May 29 and continuing through Sept. 12. Included in the exhibition are more than 50 images from the photographer’s six-year journey documenting contemporary life in Maine.

Beginning in early 2014, S.B. (Sam) Walker traveled more than 100,000 miles throughout the state in an attempt to render a truly nuanced visual record of Maine. On the face of it, a project such as this appears to be a rational, census-like undertaking akin to the vast photographic surveys conducted in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

In reality, says Walker, “It was more a windy road, dictated by intuition, serendipity and strange happenings. Over the course of the project, I’ve had the privilege to spend time with 10th-generation Mainers, aging back-to-the-landers, young farmers, recent immigrants, artists, ex-convicts, entrepreneurs, drag queens, affluent summer folk, fishermen, crypto-currency traders, and so on. Despite the richness of these encounters, I am left with more questions than answers. To define a time and place is, in some sense, an impossible task, though, as an artist, trying to articulate what cannot be described is perhaps the best kind of sport.”

Walker lives and works in Rockland and Portland, and his work has been exhibited internationally.

CMCA is located at 21 Winter St., Rockland. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, go to https://cmcanow.org.

‘David Row: The Shape of Things’ to open May 29 at CMCA

“Thingamajig,” by David Row.

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) will present “David Row: The Shape of Things” from May 29 through Sept. 12. The exhibition is the first major show of the painter and master printmaker’s work in his home state.

Widely known for his use of irregularly shaped canvases and rich colors, Row manipulates symbols of infinity and juncture — ellipses and Xs — to create spatially complex compositions that transform the illusory two-dimensional picture plane into multi-perspectival infinite space.

As fellow artist and critic Ken Greenleaf writes in the exhibition catalog, “The narrative that Row has chosen to build is about our perception of things, and how that perception is both universal and personal. By spending time with these works we become aware not of how Row see things, but how we see things.”

“David Row: The Shape of Things” provides a survey of the artist’s shaped paintings from the mid-1970s to present day. A fully illustrated hardcover monograph, with essays by Greenleaf and art historian Karen Wilkin, will accompany the exhibition.

“For some time my work has focused on the tension between fragments and wholes,” Row says. “I’m not exactly sure why I’m drawn to this except that it seems to reflect the disparity between what we desire — wholeness — and what we experience — fragment. There is a mysterious and magical line between a group of separate parts and a group that becomes one whole.”

A native of Portland, Row has lectured and taught at numerous institutions and is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Grant in Painting and the Isaac N. Maynard Prize for Painting from the National Academy Museum. His work has been featured in more than 40 solo exhibitions and more than 100 group shows worldwide.

CMCA is located at 21 Winter St., Rockland. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, go to https://cmcanow.org.

Littlefield Gallery opens for the season on May 28

“Schoodic Point,” by Roy Germon.

Artists Roy Germon and Amy Bernhardt will be the featured artists at Littlefield Gallery from May 28 through June 21.

Roy Germon’s paintings are more likely to rely on the strength of a broad brushstroke over a finely drawn detail of the landscape. Invented color relationships often win out over a more exact palette found in nature. Though many of the locations in his paintings have emotional significance to him, ultimately his paintings are ideas of those places, transformed by systems of organization and mark making. Roy’s manipulation of “place” is both intentional and intuitive and the most successful works comprise equal parts observation, imagination and discovery.

“Opus Pocus,” by Amy Bernhardt.

In 2012, Amy Bernhardt moved to Deer Isle from Boston, leaving behind her partnership in a large architectural firm to make painting her career. With that move came a transition from largely representational paintings to abstract ones, which better express and elicit feelings about the subject of her work. More than purely replicating a place or object, what captures her imagination is conveying its meaning or the feelings it arouses. Many of her pieces are informed by her architectural background, so there is something of an order to them, but that is mixed with her experience on the Maine coast, where raw beauty and irregularities inevitably make their way into the work.

Littlefield Gallery is at 145 Main St., Winter Harbor. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. Call 207-838-4174, or email info@littlefieldgallery.com for more information.