Impressions of Maine
“Printmaker’s Art,” a show highlighting the etchings, lithographs, wood block prints and strappos by contemporary and late Maine printmakers, is on view June 15-July 12 at Courthouse Gallery Fine Art in Ellsworth. Featured artists include John Marin, Carroll Thayer Berry, William and Marguerite Zorach, Harold Garde, Susan Groce, Charlie Hewitt, Alison Hildreth, Dahlov Ipcar, Holly Meade, Robert Neuman and John Neville. A reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 15. At 6 p.m. on July 6, printmakers Susan Groce, Charlie Hewitt and Alison Hildreth with talk about their printmaking processes. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 667-6611 and visit www.courthousegallery.com.
Milbridge’s newly opened Schooner Gallery will hold an opening reception from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, at 59 Main St. (Route 1). The first show will feature the work of Eline Barclay, John Bullitt, Heidi Daub, Donna Kausen, Russ Kaufman and Connie Knupple. For more information, call 546-2998.
“My rugs are designed with a specific idea in mind and through employing mathematical progressions, repeat patterns, and mirror images,” Cherryfield weaver Marion LaFollette writes. Her work, as well as the fiber creations of Maryann McKellar Schwarcz, are on view starting June 12 at the Turtle Gallery in Deer Isle. Other opening shows include “Island Ponds,” a celebration of the Island Heritage Trust’s 2010 purchase of the Lily Pond in Deer Isle and new works by Deer Isle wood turner Chris Joyce. An opening recpetion will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 12. For more information, call 348-9977 and visit www.turtlegallery.com.
Land and Sea
Glass artists Ken and Linda Perrin and painter Rebecca Krupke jointly explore the idea of solids and liquids in their respective mediums in a show running June 17-July 29 at Atlantic Art Glass in Ellsworth. “Light casts life, sparkling, casting shadows and shining. Oil paintings and glasswork are liquids slipping into solids,” Rebecca Krupke wrote in her gallery statement. “Both reflect nature and personal connections to the viewers and both are elements of the earth taking new shape through the artists’ vision.” An opening reception will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 17. For more information, call 664-0222 and visit www.atlanticartglass.com.