• Andrew Wyeth’s Nephew at Olson House in Cushing, David Rockwell will be on hand at 4 p.m. Thursdays through August to share stories about his uncle, the Olsons, and summers in Cushing. FMI:
  • Reception to Open Show by Susan Cooney and Peigi Cole-Jolliffe, 5-7 p.m. at Dark Harbor Studio in the Williams Brothers Building, 509 Pendleton Point Road, Islesboro. Their new works are on display through Aug. 7.
  • Wiscasset Art Walk, 5-8 p.m. Maine Marimba Ensemble plays Zimbabwean music on Middle Street. A craft show on the lawn at Nickels-Sortwell House (11 a.m.-7 p.m.), and artists taking part in a five-day plein air painting event sponsored by The Maine Art Gallery will set up easels around town. At 8:30 p.m., Doublet Design on Creamery Pier hosts the second in its SHED Talks at Dusk, with ceramics artist Juliette Walker.
  • Maine Quilts Show Celebrates 40th Anniversary, Thurs.-Sat., Augusta Civic Center. Over 750 quilts, Merchants Mall, demos, lectures, workshops, raffles, silent auction. Admission: $10 per day/$15 multiday/kids under 10 free. FMI:


  • Reception for “The Garden Show” at Kefauver Studio & Gallery, Damariscotta, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Works by 28 artists in mediums from oil to mixed media to photography. Through Aug. 13.
  • Reception to Open “Island Wild” at Islesboro Historical Society, 5-8 p.m. Works by printmakers from the group pH: M.F. Morrison, Gwendolyn Tatro, J.A. Rigsby, Byron Thomas, Karin Otto. Wine and appetizers served. Show on display through Wed., noon-5 p.m. each day, part of the Islesboro Group show “Paints and Prints.”
  • Belfast Fourth Friday Art Walk, Fri., July 28. With street performers and gallery receptions 5:30-8 p.m. Art Walk maps will be available at Belfast Creative Coalition’s booth at High and Main sts. With Farm to Gallery Food Tastings, coordinated by Maine Farmland Trust. FMI: Receptions include: Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. To open “Interiors” in the Clifford Gallery and “An Eclectic Mix: Works from the Art Department” in the Corridor Gallery. Refreshments. Parent Gallery, 92 Main St. Celebration of 16 years in business with works by Joanne and Neal Parent, Nicole Peak, Dan Bennett, Marvin Jacobs. Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. Talks at 5 p.m. by Julie Crane, Maryjean Crowe, Terry Hire and Lou Schellenberg, who have work in the gallery’s current “Land and Sea: Summer Stable Show 2017,” followed by reception from 5:30-8 p.m. Daniel Anselmi Open Studio, 75 Main St. His new work will be on display. FMI: Marc Leavitt Open Studio, 153 High St. See his new abstract figurative paintings.
  • Reception for “Riff Raff: Reimagined Art from Unexpected Places,” 5-8 p.m., Granite Gallery, Tenants Harbor. Works by Otty Merrill, Helene Farrar and Ruth Sack. All three are members of New England Wax, a group of artists who work in encaustics. Through Aug. 2.
  • Reception for Ron Frontin’s Show at Cushing Arts in the Barn, 17 Hathorne Point Road, from 5-8 p.m. His realist paintings in the Winslow Homer tradition hang 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday.
  • Paint Night with Angela at the Art Loft in Rockland: “Red Lobster,” 6-8 p.m. The professional artist gives step-by-step directions to let you transform your canvas. Snacks served. BYOB. $35. FMI:, 200-7915.


  • Free Adult Art Class at Rockland Library, 11 a.m. With a focus on drawing in color. Led by Catinka Knoth. Materials provided. This week: Florals at Marshall Point Light.
  • 2017 MFA Lecture Series at Maine College of Art in Portland, 5:30 p.m. at Osher Hall. By Sonya Clark, who creates craft pieces that address identity and race. FMI:
  • Reception for “Inflection Points: 40 Years Painting Maine,” from 6-8 p.m. at Barbara Prey Gallery, Port Clyde. Prey’s most recent works hang through Sept. 4.


  • You’re Invited to Join Belfast Free Sketchers at Belfast Free Library, open to all levels of experience at no charge. 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 1 & 15. Bring your own materials, show your work, get ideas from facilitator Rita Swidrowski.
  • Reception for Artists in “Mystify the Senses” in Rockport, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Maine Media Gallery, 18 Central St. The show with works by over 25 artists is a fund-raiser for Maine Media Workshops + College and continues through Aug. 12. Refreshments will be served.


  • Guided Walks at Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland, 11 a.m. weekdays through August. Get the scoop on current exhibits during the half-hour tours that are free with admission. FMI:
  • Party to Open “People, Place, and the Everyday” in Newcastle, 4-7 p.m., Newcastle Historical Society, 77 Main St. The free exhibit of historical photos of early to mid-century midcoast Maine will be open through Sept. 7. Donations taken.


  • Rockland’s First Friday Art Walk, Fri., Aug. 4, 5-8 p.m. Over 20 galleries will be open, many with new exhibits. The Farnsworth Art Museum and Center for Maine Contemporary Art offer free admission. List of participating galleries: Pick up next week’s edition of The Free Press for details.
  • Björn Runquist Annual Open Studio Show at Ocean View Grange, Route 131, Tenants Harbor, Fri.-Sun., Aug. 4-6. There will be a reception 5-7 p.m. Friday. The focus this year is on marine subjects.
  • “Paint the Town” in Waldoboro, Sat., Aug. 5, at 995 Main St. Preview at 4:30 p.m. of plein air paintings made earlier that day. Reception with lobster hors d’oeuvres and Cellardoor Vineyard wines. Auction at 6 p.m. Suggested donation of $15 at the door. FMI: Paint the Town page on Facebook.
  • Reception to Open “Tidal Drift: Inspiration from the Intertidal Zone,” Sat., Aug. 5, 5-8 p.m., Granite Gallery in Tenants Harbor. For a show of paintings, artist books and sculpture by Marnie Sinclair and Sandy Weisman. Show hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri.-Tues., Aug. 4-8.
  • Victor Goldsmith Opens His Studio, Sat. & Sun., Aug. 5 & 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See the wood sculptor’s new series of drawings, “Something Different” at 34 Pleasant Point Road, Cushing.
  • Greg Mort & John Mort Hold Open Studio in Port Clyde, Sat. & Sun., Aug. 5 & 6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Fieldstone Castle, 129 Marshall Point Road. Father and son artists show their new work. Both give talks Sat., 1 p.m. FMI:, 372-8658;, 372-8658.


  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “Jenny Brillhart + Sara Stites: Temporality,” through Aug. 13. “William Wegman: Reel to Real,” through Oct. 22. “John Walker: From Seal Point,” through Oct. 29.
  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “Andrew Wyeth at 100: Dr. Syn,” through Sept. 9. “The Olson House: Photographers’ Muse,” through Oct. 29. “Andrew Wyeth at 100: Maine Drawings,” through Dec. 31. “Andrew Wyeth: Maine Watercolors, 1938–2008,” through Dec. 31. “Marguerite Zorach: An Art-Filled Life,” through Jan. 7.
  • Hutchinson Center in Belfast, “The Art of Climate Change,” photos and art illustrating student and faculty research from archaeology in the Andes to ice drilling in Antarctica. Through Sept. 29.
  • Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland. “American Genre: Contemporary Painting,” through Sept. 15.
  • Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. “Before the Flood: Anita Clearfield,” “Within the Landscape: Anne Ireland” & “Final Mourner’s Kaddish – 333 Days in Paintings: Max Miller,” through Sept. 10.
  • Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Beyond Boundaries: The World of the Capote,” through Sept. 30.
  • Monhegan Museum, 4-6 p.m. “Reckoning with Nature: Andrew Winter at Monhegan Island,” through Sept. 30.
  • Portland Museum of Art, “A New American Sculpture, 1914–1945: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman and Zorach,” through Sept. 8.