Arts: On the Wall

Gifted Hands

Through July, the Gifted Hand Artisan Shop is occupying 169 Main St. in Ellsworth. Tucked in between The Grand and Sugar & Spice Bake Shop, the gallery features art and crafts by 18 Maine artists. Organized by Lamoine artist Christina Heiniger, the show includes paintings, pottery, toys, housewares, lampshades, woven pieces, quilts and other items. Beads, ranging from Czech glass to pearls, and other beading material occupy the downstairs all next month. For more information, go to

Awash in Art

Franklin sculptor Mark Herrington, who participated in the 2010 Ostraka Sculpture Symposium in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, is among the artists featured this summer at the Littlefield Gallery in Winter Harbor. Other artists include: stone sculptors Don Justin Meserve, and Ahmed Karaly and painters Vincent Hartgen, Frederick Lynch, James Linehan, Chris Huntington and Arthur Thompson, Lori Tremblay and Matthew Welch. A reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 3. For more information, visit

First Impressions

At 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6, Maine printmakers Charlie Hewitt, Susan Groce and Alison Hildreth will speak about their artistic process at Courthouse Gallery Fine Art in Ellsworth. Their talk is free and open to the public. The gallery is located at 6 Court St. For more information, call 667–6611 and visit

Woell’s Wonderful World

“I make things I hope people can laugh at and yet take seriously,” says Deer Isle artist J. Fred Woell, whose pop jewelry, relief pins, commemorative spoons, and epoxy-resin figures are on view through July 3-23 at the Turtle Gallery in Deer Isle. Woell has cast everything from bullet shells to broken toy parts as jewelry and utilizes the same approach on a larger scale when creating his found-object wall compositions, assemblages and sculptures. Photographer Letson Douglass, painters Jeff Loxterkamp and Pat Wheeler and sculptors Roy Patterson, Andreas Von Huene and Dan Ucci are also featured. A reception will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 3. For more information, call 348 9977 and visit

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