Arts Calendar: Aug. 17-26

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Greater Portland

Exhibits

“Bounty,” biennial faculty exhibition, Aug. 24-Sept. 29, MECA’s Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, open Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursdays until 7 p.m., and First Fridays until 8 p.m. Free.

“Celebrating Daily Ritual: New Work by Elizabeth Louden,” Maine Potters Market, 376 Fore St., Portland, 774-1633, mainepottersmarket.com, through August.

Sketches by Anthony Jensen, CIA, 72 Ocean St., South Portland, to Sept. 14.

“The Art of the Clam Festival,” posters, photos and original artwork related to the Yarmouth Clam Festival, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth, through Sept. 9.

Film

PMA Films, Portland Museum of Art; more at portlandmuseum.org/events/movies.

Portland Summer Film Series, at dusk every Sunday night in Congress Square Park (across from Portland Museum of Art). Aug. 21: “Moonrise Kingdom”; Aug. 28: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Free.

Summer Documentary Film Series, Portland Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 29, in conjunction with POV (Point of View), Public Television’s documentary series. Aug. 18: “Kingdom of Shadows”; Aug. 25: encore screening from a previous POV documentary series. Free.

Wednesday 8/17

“The Wailing,” 7:30 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, admission $8/$6 members, students, 828-5600.

Galleries

“Monhegan,On the Rock,” by Carol Raybin, Marilyn Swift and others, Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 US Route One, Falmouth, to Aug. 20.

“Nachtmusik,” by Ronald Rovner, Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 US Route One, Falmouth, to Oct. 1.

Contemporary artist Neil Welliver, retrospective of 40 works by Maine landscape painter and his students, Thos. Moser Freeport Showroom, 149 Main St., Freeport, through Oct. 10.

Amy Bickford, solo exhibit of paintings, Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peak’s Island, richardboydartgallery.com, through Aug. 30.

“Ann Hirsch: Sharing Love,” Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland. Video and performance art, to Aug. 12.

Bill Paxton, 5-8 p.m., Mainely Frames & Gallery, 541 Congress St, Portland, Maine and historical scenes in various mediums, through August.

“Branching Out,” images of trees by 39 Maine photographers, UMVA Gallery at CTN5, 516 Congress St., Portland, through Aug. 27.

“Earth Edge,” by Christian Farnsworth, 3Fish Gallery, 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland, through Aug. 27.

“Études,” by John Whalley, found art, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, greenhutgalleries.com, through Aug. 27.

“Fleeting Light,” by John Neubauer, 5-8 p.m. exhibit opening, Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery, 48 Free St., Portland, landscapes in oils, through Aug. 26.

Gary Briechle, PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, featuring work by Rockport-based photographer, to Sept. 3.

“Petrouchka,” by Hilary Irons, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, mayostreetarts.org, to Aug. 26.

“Vermont Interiors” by Diane E. Fitch, Maine College of Art Charles C. Thomas Gallery, second floor, Porteous building, 522 Congress St., through Sept. 7.

“Vision & Verse,” Art Gallery on UNE’s Portland Campus, New England Wax encaustic artists living and working in the six New England states. Gallery Artists’ Conversation Sept. 8, 5-6:30 p.m.; through Oct. 2.

“A Summer in Maine,” paintings by Abigail Gray Swartz, Stonewall Gallery, Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., through Aug. 27. 

Museums

“Lichens,” stitched “paintings,” Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, mainejewishmuseum.org., 773-2339, through Sept. 6.

“O’Keeffe, Stettheimer, Torr, Zorach: Women Modernists in New York,” Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square. Examines the art and careers of four pioneering artists and their contributions to American modernism, through Sept. 18.

Victoria Mansion, theme tours, 6 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, 109 Danforth St., Portland. Tickets $15 members, $20 nonmembers, reserve by calling 772-4841, ext. 104.

Wed.  8/24 

“Coming of Age Transgender: One Boy’s Story,” 5 p.m. opening and 6 p.m. panel discussion, Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland.

Ongoing

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

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

Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, weekdays noon – 4 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday & holidays, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. through Labor Day, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, 766-3330, fifthmainemuseum.org.

Freeport Historical Society, Harrington House, Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. until Columbus Day, call ahead advised, 45 Main St., Freeport, 865-3170, freeporthistoricalsociety.org.

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

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, mainehistory.org.

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

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, mainejewishmuseum.org.

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

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

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

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, portlandmuseum.org.

Portland Observatory, open for tours 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily until Oct. 10, 138 Congress St., Portland, $10 adults, discounts available, portlandlandmarks.org./observatory/, 774-5561, ext.107.

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

Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, open for tours most weekends through Labor Day, admission $5, Southern Maine Community College, Fort Road, South Portland, 799-6337, springpointlight.org.

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. Saturday, 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth, 846-6259, yarmouthmehistory.org.

Music

Concerts in the Park, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Village Park, Falmouth, (behind Wal-Mart and adjacent to Family Ice and Casco Bay Hockey Arena), 

Thursday 8/18

Builder of the House, with Sea Level and Will Bradford of SeepeopleS, 9 p.m., Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, eclectic Indie folk, tickets holdmyticket.com/tickets/253467.

Slavic Soul Party, 8 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, Balkan-brass party-band, $10/advance, $12/day, all ages, space538.org/music.

William Joseph Jiordan and DYADO with The Ghosts of Johnson City, 8 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, tickets $8 at brownpapertickets.com/event/2588586.

Friday 8/19

Timothy Burris, lutenist and guitarist, 7 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive. Free.

Eric Krasno Band, release of ‘Blood From A Stone,” by Grammy-winning guitarist/songwriter/producer, Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., Portland, portlandhouseofmusic.com/events, 805-0134.

Portland Youth Showcase, 7 p.m, St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland. Tickets $10 at http://bit.ly/2aTeEH6.

Saturday 8/20

Pookie and the Boys, noon, South Portland Public Library summer reading program celebration by Cape Elizabeth’s high school jazz band, 482 Broadway.

Putnam Smith and Ashley Storrow: Double CD Release Show, 7:30 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland. Tickets $12/advance at brownpapertickets.com/event/2563716, $15/door.

Tues.  8/23

The Flukes, ukulele ensemble in outdoor concert, 7 p.m.,The Woods at Canco, 257 Canco Road, Portland, 772-4777.

OrgelFest 2016: A Summer Celebration of the Kotzschmar Organ’s Many Colors, 7:30 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. Pre-concert talk, 6:30 p.m., www.foko.com.

Thursday 8/25

Mile 12, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland. Tickets $12/advance,  $15/door, brownpapertickets.com.

Friday 8/26

Tom Kovacevic with AE McInnis and Leif Sherman Curtis, 8 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, mayostreetarts.org.

Ongoing

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

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, skelley@royalriver.org, royalriver.org.

Theater/Dance

Can-Can Parisien and Raymonda, Maine State Ballet’s Lopez Theater, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth. Thursdays & Fridays, 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 & 7 p.m. til Aug. 20. Reserved tickets $17-$23, discounts for seniors and children, mainestateballet.org, 781-7672.

“The Irish and How They Got That Way,” by Frank McCourt, Portland Stage, 25A  Forest Ave., Portland, to Sept. 11, tickets $53-$58, discounts available, 774-0465, portlandstage.com.

“Deja Vu,” Collective Motion Dance Company, Portland Ballet Studio Theater, 517 Forest Ave, Portland, 10-year anniversary with a versatile repertoire, guest appearances, Friday, Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 27 at 5:30 and 8 p.m. Tickets $15 or $12 for students/seniors at the door or squareup.com/store/collective-motion-arts-center. All ages.

Mid-Coast

Exhibits

“Joy of Art and Joy of the Lens,” winners exhibit, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, http://bit.ly/2aQPk4r, through Sept. 15.

“Maritime Reflections,” joint exhibit by Points of View artists and the First Light Camera Club, Points of View Art Gallery in the Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, through Sept. 2.

“MSMT Past, Present, and Future: Building a Better Tomorrow for the Arts in Midcoast Maine,” Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Retrospective with more than 100 documents, props, set models, costumes and an interactive children’s corner, through August. 

“Outdoor Spaces,” paintings by Laurie Burhoe, Fellowship Gallery, One Middle St., Brunswick., to Sept. 14.

Student art show, Southern Maine Community College, L.L.Bean Learning Commons, 29 Sewall St., Brunswick Landing, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday through summer.

Saturday 8/20

Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., downtown Brunswick, art demos, live music, kids’ activities.

Film

Merrill Film Society: Aug. 24 – Alfred Hitchcock’s 1959 classic, “North by Northwest,” 7 p.m.; Aug. 29 – “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” 1 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. Free and open to the public. FMI, 846-4763.

Galleries

John David Ellis, ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, to Sept. 17.

“Moved By The Waves,” Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath. Reflections of the sea by Maine artisans, beach pebble jewelry, carvings, tile work, wall pieces, markingsgallery.com, through August.

“Homage to Rothko,” paintings by Georgeann Kuhl, annual summer exhibit at The Gallery at Widgeon Cove, 31 Widgeon Cove Lane, Harpswell.

“Innovations: Contemporary Art,” Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. Juried show of tapestry, knitted wire, collage, paper, mixed media, to Sept. 3.

Sculpturist Wayne Robbins, Sebascodegan Gallery, Route 24, 7.5 miles south of Cooks Corner, 833-5711, on view through Sept. 5.

“New Perspectives” featuring the work of Jack Gable and Anne Gable Allaire, The Chocolate Church Arts Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath, through Sept. 19

Ongoing

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

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, chocolatechurcharts.org.

Coleman Burke Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, emilycollierjohnson@gmail.com.

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

11 Pleasant Street, 11 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 607-4016, daughtry@vsartsmaine.org.

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

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

Gallery at Schoolhouse Crossing, 48 West Schoolhouse Crossing Road, Topsham, 603-674-6098, keith@keithsphotography.com.

Gallery at Widgeon Cove, Route 123, Harpswell, 833-6081, widgeoncove.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Just Framing, 149 Front St., Bath.

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

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, maescafeandbakery.com/events, 442-8577.

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

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

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

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, sebascodeganartists.com.

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

Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, 729-8033, thorntonoaks.com.

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

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

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

Museums

“Barbara Cooney: Drawing Biography,” Zuckert Seminar Room, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-3275, bowdoin.edu/art-museum, to Aug. 21.

“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.

“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, bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum, 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, bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum, 725-3416, to March.

“Renaissance Rivalries: Painting and its Sister Arts,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Markell Gallery, 9400 College Station, Brunswick, to Nov. 27.

R. Luke DuBois, solo exhibit Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Walker Art Building, Brunswick, to Sept. 4.

“This is a Portrait if I Say So,” featuring pioneering works by leading American artists. Bowdoin College of Art Museum, 9400 College Station, Brunswick, to Oct. 23.

Ongoing

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday, extended hours Thursdays and some Sundays, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-3275, bowdoin.edu/art-museum.

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

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

Music

Summer Saturday Concert Series on the Waterfront or at Chocolate Church Arts Center, Washington Street, Bath in case of rain, 6 p.m. Saturdays,   Aug. 2o: award-winning pianist Heather Pierson; Aug. 27: Max Ater, Vox Pop Independent Music Awards winner.

Live in the Lounge – The Summer Season, 7:30-9 p.m. every Wednesday, Frontier Cafe Cinema & Gallery, 14 Maine St. Brunswick. Free.

Music on the Mall Summer Concert Series, downtown Brunswick, 7 p.m.,  Aug. 17: The Gather Rounders, traditional and progressive bluegrass and folk.

Friday 8/19

Peter Alexander, 5:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, Third Friday ArtWalk feature of musician, teacher and songwriter.

Sunday 8/28

WHPW Community Open Mic & Pizza Party to benefit local radio, 4-7 p.m., rain or shine, hosted by Schoolhouse Cafe, Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, harpswellradio.org, 833-6618.

Ongoing

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

Theater/Dance

“Mama Mia,” Maine premiere, Maine State Music Theatre, Aug. 10-27. Tickets available at msmt.org, 725-8769, at the box office, Pickard Theater at 1 Bath Road, Brunswick.

“Monsters Under the Bed,” Aug. 12, 13, 14, Friday & Saturday 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m., pay-what-you-want, The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick,  729-8584 or www.theaterproject.com.
 
“Talley’s Folly,” Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Lanford Wilson, Aug. 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 at 6:30 p.m., Library Park Gazebo, Summer & Washington streets, Bath. Tickets$12/advance at studiotheatreofbath.com, $15/.

Thursday 8/18

 “Zany, Majestic Bard,” 6 p.m., Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, celebrates Shakespeare, mainehumanities.org/the-zany-majestic-bard.

Kendray Rodriguez and Vince Shatto star in the Pulitzer-Prize winning play “Talley’s Folly” in Library Park Gazebo in Bath Aug. 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 at 6:30 p.m. The simple, charming and endearing romance is for all those who think there is no one out there for them. Tickets can be purchased at studiotheatreofbath.com or at the door.

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