Opening reception: Variations VII, a group exhibit by the Artdogs studio artists. Artists’ talk at 6 p.m. Circling the Square Fine Art Press Gallery 275 Water St., Ga, 275 Water St., Gardiner. www.theartdogs.com.

Opening reception: Contexture, featuring the works of Kathy Goddu, Priscilla Nicholson, Susan Perrine, Jill Snyder Wallace and Susan Walker, free. Monkitree, 263 Water St., Gardiner. monkitree.com.

Opening receptions: Vibrant Colors of Robert Gibson, through Aug. 15. Paintings vary in subject from reflective spheres and glassware. Recent work shows abstract approach. Lyceum Gallery, 49 Lisbon St., Lewiston. lyceumgallery.com.

“Frozen: The Art of Ice & Snow,” through June 30. The exhibit features large format photographs taken by John, Cynthia and Jonathan Orcutt of landscapes that are dominated by ice and snow. Schoolhouse Gallery, 266 Main St., Kingfield. www.schoolhouseartgallery.com.

Contexture, through Aug. 30. Textile and assemblage artists have a diverse selection of materials and techniques to manipulate and mold, while bringing their visions to life, free. Monkitree, 263 Water St., Gardiner. monkitree.com.

“Bright Paint,” through July 9. New works by contemporary New England artists as well as a recent acquisitions of 19th and 20th century American and European paintings. Wiscasset Bay Gallery, 67 Main St., Wiscasset. www.wiscassetbaygallery.com.

Convergence: Jazz, Films and the Visual Arts, through Dec. 13, Free. Bates College Museum of Art, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. www.bates.edu.

“The Wyeths, Maine and the Sea,” through Dec. 28. exhibition of approximately 30 works Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. www.farnsworthmuseum.org.

“Way Up in Maine: The Works of William Wegman,” through Sept. 7. A pioneering video artist, conceptualist, photographer, painter and writer, free. Emery Community Arts Center, Academy Street, Farmington. 491-0768.

Tours, through Aug. 30. Tours given at 10 and 11 a.m. and 1 and 2 p.m., fees for adults. Waterville Historical Society Redington Museum, 62 Silver St., Waterville. users.adelphia.net.

Richard Estes Retrospective “Realism,” through Sept. 7. The most comprehensive exhibition of Estes’ paintings ever organized. A master of contemporary realism, 7 Congress Square, Portland. portlandmuseum.org.

Lois Dodd: “Cultivating Vision,” through August 31. Brings together nearly fifty drawings, watercolors and prints, spanning four decades, given by the artist to the Colby College Museum of Art in 2010. Colby College Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville. www.colby.edu.

Maine Northern Skies: Clear Light Art Exhibition, featuring the work of local artists and their interpretations of Maine’s skies. L.C. Bates Museum, U.S. Route 201, Hinckley. 238-4250.

“Sea level” exhibit, through July 27. New paintings by Sarah Faragher Landing Gallery 8 Elm St., Rockland , 8 Elm St., Rockland. www.landingart.com.

Cake, Reed, du Houx, Paul-Hebda, Wheeler and Caron exhibit, through July 13. Watercolor like landscapes, portraits, gardens with pastel flowers and animals and birds. Framemakers, 46 Main St., Waterville. 872-8927.

“Critic’s Choice: Daniel Kany,” through June 28. Works by Woong Chul An, Dozier Bell, Sarah Bouchard, Kenny Cole, Cindy Davis, Tom Flanagan, Daniel Fuller, Carly Glovinski, Ken Greenleaf, Jung Hur, Gabriella D’Italia,Ben Lambert, Jonathan Mess and Jeff Woodbury; semi-curated by Daniel Kany with curator-as-artist-curator Daniel Fuller. Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St., Hallowell. harlowgallery.org.

Pottery by Nancy Meader, through June. Central Maine Artists Gallery, 72 West Front St., Skowhegan. 858-0797.

Paintings by Christine Sullivan, through June 27 Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, 45 Memorial Circle, Augusta. www.harlowgallery.org.

Earth-Art-Maine: In the Presence of Wildness, through June 28, Free. Common Street Arts, 16 Common St., Waterville. www.commonstreetarts.org.


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