Art Calendar: Oct. 19-29

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Friday 10/28

“Mythic/Poetic,” 6-9 p.m. opening reception for solo exhibit by Ricardo Osmondo Francis, Zero Station, 222 Anderson St., Portland, 347-7000,, through mid-December.

“Up the Road/On the Water: Extended Views of Freeport,” oil paintings by Janice L. Moore, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., through October.

“In This Realm: Five Artists Exploring Gender, Identity, and Transformation, opening reception 5-8 p.m., Institute of Contemporary Art, 522 Congress St., Portland, to Oct. 21.


Banned Book Film Series, hosted by Films@PPL at Portland Public Library, 6:30 p.m.,Thursdays. Oct. 20: “The Chocolate War”; Oct. 27: “Stand By Me.”

PMA Films, Portland Museum of Art; more at

“Romeo Is Bleeding,” Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14; 2 p.m. Oct. 14-16, Admission $8, $6/members,

Royal River Film Series, 7 p.m., third Thursday through March, Yarmouth Historical Society, 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth. 

Saturday 10/29

Teen Horror Film Fest,10 a.m.-5 p.m., Portland Public Library. For complete line-up see, free and open to teens 12-19.


“MESMER,” by Brita Holmquist and “Breath,” by Ben Lincoln, Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 US Route One, Falmouth, on view to Nov. 12.

“A Time and A Place,” by Elizabeth Greenberg and Howard Greenberg, PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington St., Portland, Artist talk with both artists 5:30 p.m. Nov. 10, on view to Nov. 12.

“Autumn Leaves: Pots by Neal Loken,” Maine Potters Market, 376 Fore St., Portland, 774-1633,

“Come See My Life, Now Get Out,” 3Fish Gallery, 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland, 773-4773, on view to Oct. 29.

“Its Honor is Here Pledged: Broken Treaty Quilts,” Native American theme by Gina Adams,” AREA Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland, to Dec. 9.

Outside & Inside Landscape, Outside Able Baker Contemporary, 29 Forest Ave., Portland, to Nov. 26.

Pastel Painters of Maine, International Juried Exhibition, UNE Art Gallery, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland,, through Jan. 7.

 “Monsters,” CTN Galleries, 516 Congress St. Presented by Union of Maine Visual Artists, on view to Oct. 30.

Paul Brahms, solo exhibit, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland,, through October.

“Scenes of Maine,” Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peak’s Island, through October.

“The Nature of Things,” by Joel Babb, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, to Oct. 29.

“Oktober,” Oak Street Lofts Gallery, 72 Oak St., Portland.
“Petite Femmes,” Martine-Alison Chabert solo exhibit featuring French artist, Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery, 48 Free St., Portland, through Oct. 28.

“Picture This: The Art and Workings of Illustration Institute,” Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square; on view to Dec. 23.

Margaret Lawrence, Stonewall Gallery, Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth. Ethereal, abstract landscapes, through Oct. 29.


Thursday 10/27 

“Woven,” by Gail Skudera, 6-8 p.m. opening reception, Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, USM Glickman Family Library, 314 Forest Ave., Portland. Artist talk Dec. 1, 6-8 p.m.; on view through Dec. 30.


Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, educational, fun and active workshops for kids and parents, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234,

Cushing’s Point Museum, local and American history exhibits, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily through Oct. 30, free/donations accepted, 55 Bug Light Park, South Portland, 767-7299,

International Cryptozoology Museum, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays through Sundays, 4 Thompson’s Point Road, Portland,

Maine Historical Society Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday to Saturday; noon to 5 p.m., Sunday; 11 a.m.-noon, adults $8, children $3, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822,

Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland, 780-0118,

Maine Jewish Museum, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday to Friday, Sunday 1-5 p.m., or by appointment, 267 Congress St., Portland, 773-2339,

The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum, 58 Fore St., Portland, open daily through Oct. 30. Admission and train tickets: adults, $10; seniors, $9; children 3-12, $6, or 828-0814.

Neal Dow Memorial, tours by appointment, 714 Congress St., Portland, 773-7773,

Portland Fire Museum, open first Fridays 6-9 p.m., adults $5, children $2, 157 Spring St., Portland,

Portland Museum of Art, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Admission $15/adults, $13/seniors, $10/students, 14 and under free. Free 4-8 p.m. Fridays, 7 Congress Square, 775-6148,

Skyline Farm Carriage and Sleigh Museum, by appointment, free/donations accepted, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth,, 829-9203 .

Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, Southern Maine Community College, Fort Road, South Portland, 799-6337,

Winslow Homer Studio, tours available in Prout’s Neck by reservation, $55, $30/PMA members, $25/students, PMA admission included, 775-6148.

Yarmouth History Center, 1-5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth, 846-6259,


Sunday 10/23

Portland Rossini Club concert, 3-4 p.m., The Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland, selections from Dvorak, Debussy, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, and American opera. Admission $10, $5/seniors, students free, 415-577-4193,

Thursday 10/27

Masquerade Jam and dance party, fundraiser for One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, costume party meets a jam session. Cocktails and complimentary food.

Sunday 10/30

Traditional hymn sing, vocal and instrumental performances, and a talk about the history of the Spurwink Church, 2 p.m. Hosted by Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church at the Spurwick Church, 533 Spurwink Ave. (Route 77), Cape Elizabeth.

Friday 11/4

“Simple,” Portland Conservatory of Music’s Dimensions in Jazz, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodfords St., Portland. Students/$5, seniors/$10 in advance at Jet Video and Starbird Music in Portland and Gulf Of Maine Books in Brunswick.

Les Sorciers Perdus contemporary ensemble will play an original score to the 1927 film”Metropolis,”7:30 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. 


Community Chorus, rehearsals 10 a.m.-noon, first and third Saturdays, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-5568, ext. 102,

The Kids Are Alright, children’s concerts, 10:30-11:30 a.m., first Saturday, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.

Noonday Concert Series, 12:25-12:50 p.m. Thursdays, by Portland Conservatory of Music at First Parish, 425 Congress St., for schedule.

Royal River Women’s A Capella Chorus, rehearsals 7-10 p.m. most Thursdays, American Legion Hall, 17 Dunn St., Westbrook. New members from southern Maine welcome,,


“On Golden Pond,” Footlights Theatre, Route 1, Falmouth, through Oct. 22, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., pay-what-you-can; Thursdays, 7 p.m., $15 all seats; Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., $18/$15, 

“The Wizard of Oz,” The Theatre Company at Falmouth High School, 74 Woodville Road. Oct. 21-23, Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. Tickets $8/adults, $6/ students, children and seniors.

“The Hobbit,” The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, to Oct. 30,

“The Language Archive,” The University of Southern Maine Department of Theatre, Nov. 10-13, Main Stage, Russell Hall, USM Gorham Campus, $15/$11/$8, 780-5151,

“The Secret of Comedy,” comedy-drama, Pie Man Theatre Company, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. Oct. 20-30, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. (No shows Oct 24-25.) Tickets $20; Wednesdays are pay-what-you-can.

“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. Oct. 19-Nov. 20, Wednesdays & Thursdays 7 p.m., $22; Fridays, 7:30 p.m., $27; Saturdays, 3 p.m., $27 & 7:30 p.m., $30: and Sundays 2 p.m., $20. Box office 885-5883 or

“Beauty and the Beast,” through Oct. 23, Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland. Tickets $19-$22. Sensory friendly matinee 2 p.m. Oct. 22, 799-1421,


Page to Stage discussions, noon on the first Tuesday after Portland Stage production opens, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. Copies of the play available at the reference desk. Bring lunch, drinks provided. 



“Reflection: Exploration of Japanese Shibori,” by Kathleen Goddu, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, to Oct. 29.

“Quintessential POV,” Points of View artists, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road,  to Nov. 1.

Yarmouth Art Festival, Oct. 19-22, St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church at 396 Gilman Road in Yarmouth.


“Warmth in Style,” unique wearables, Markings gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499, through October.

“Robert Frank: Sideways,” Bowdoin Museum of Art, Brunswick, selection of rarely seen photographs from 1947, on view to Jan. 29.


Bayview Gallery, 58 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-5500,

Beth Carlson Animal Portraits Gallery, 613 Foster Point Road, Bath, 751-5288.

Cabot Mill Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 837-9108.

Centre St. Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath, 442-0300.

Chocolate Church Art Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455,

Coleman Burke Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick,

Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5242,

11 Pleasant Street, 11 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 607-4016,

Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-8820,

Gallery at Park Row, 185 Park Row, Brunswick, 907-4016.

Gallery at Schoolhouse Crossing, 48 West Schoolhouse Crossing Road, Topsham, 603-674-6098,

Gallery at Widgeon Cove, Route 123, Harpswell, 833-6081,

Gallery Framing, 12 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-9108.

Gelato Fiasco, 74 Maine St., Brunswick, 607-4002,

The Green Lion Gallery, 23 Center St., Bath.

Gun Point Cove Gallery, 1241 Harpswell Islands Road, Orr’s Island, 833-7303,

Harbor Works Gallery, Holbrook-Trufant House, 977C Cundy’s Harbor Road, Harpswell, 841-9812,

ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 725-8157.

Just Framing, 149 Front St., Bath.

K. Mizner Art Studio & Gallery, 128 Water St., Hallowell,

LaMarche Gallery, David Saul Smith Union, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 725-3902.

Little Dog Coffee, 87 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-8820.

Mae’s Cafe, 160 Centre St., Bath,, 442-8577.

Maine Fiberarts Gallery, 13 Main St., Topsham, 721-0678,

Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499.

Merrymeeting Arts Center, 9 Main St., Bowdoinham, 841-5914,

Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 373-9300.

Sarah Greenier Gallery, 428 Middle St., Bath, 443-3936.

Sebascodegan Artists Cooperative Gallery, 4 Old Orr’s Island Road, Harpswell, 833-5717,

Summer Island Studio, 149 Maine St., Brunswick, 373-1810.

Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, 729-8033,

Topsham Public Library, Crooker Gallery, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham,, 725-1727.

Whatnot Gallery at Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick, 725-8820,

Widgeon Cove, 31 Widgeon Cove Lane, Harpswell. Paintings, sculpture, jewelry, handmade paper,


“Over East, an Artist’s Journal: Paintings by Robert Beck of the Contemporary Maritime Community,” Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath. Members $5, nonmembers $7. Register at, 443-1316, to Jan. 22.

“Defying the Ice: Shipwreck and Rescue of the Karluk,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, first floor of Hubbard Hall on the Bowdoin College campus, features a dramatic story using documents never seen by the public,, 725-3416, free admission, through Dec. 4.

“Power of Flight: Visions of Birds in Inuit Art,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, first floor of Hubbard Hall on the Bowdoin College campus, more than 50 sculptures and prints by Canadian and Alaskan artists, rare birdskin items,, 725-3416, to March.

“Maine to Main: Downtown in Brunswick and Topsham,” Pejepscot Historical Society, 159 Park Row, Brunswick. Walk through the towns’ connected streets, with photos, maps, documents, and objects from multiple time periods. Free, through December.

“Art and Artifacts of the Nineteenth Century,”  Bowdoin College Museum of Art Boyd Gallery, 245 Maine St., Brunswick. American and European paintings, sculpture, photographs, and prints, contrasted with decorative arts from around the world, to June 4.

“Renaissance Rivalries: Painting and its Sister Arts,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art Markell Gallery, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, to Nov. 27.

“This is a Portrait if I Say So,” featuring pioneering works by leading American artists. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, to Oct. 23.


Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Thursday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-3275,

Maine Maritime Museum, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 243 Washington St., Bath, 443-1316,

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; 2-5 p.m. Sunday, 725-3416,



Music at Noontime, Wednesdays 12:15-12:45 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle St., Brunswick, 729-8515. Free.

Thursday 10/20

Larry Kaplan Concert, 6:30-8 p.m., Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath. Folk singer/songwriter; members $12, or $15.

Friday 10/21

Cilantro, Side Door Coffee House, Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle St., Brunswick. Open mic sign up, 6:45; feature performers at 8:30 p.m., 442-8195.

Saturday 10/29

VentiCordi Chamber Music, 7:30 p.m., Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. Free and open to the public.


“Cauldron Bubble,” The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, Oct. 28 – Nov. 6, Friday/Saturday 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. Suggested admission, $12; 729-8584,

The eighth annual Yarmouth Art Festival will be hung Oct.19-22 at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 396 Gilman Road, Yarmouth. An artists reception will be held Thursday. Of 486 submissions from 120 Maine artists 169 pieces from 94 artists were selected, including this print by Paula Laverty titled “End of an Era.”