Arts Calendar: Aug. 3-13

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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.


PMA Films, Portland Museum of Art; more at

Portland Summer Film Series, at dusk every Sunday night in Congress Square Park (across from Portland Museum of Art). Aug. 7: “On Golden Pond”; Aug. 14: “Snow White & Seven Dwarfs”; 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. 4: “The Birth of Sake”; Aug. 11: “All the Difference”; Aug. 18: “Kingdom of Shadows.” Free.

Wednesday 8/10

“Close-Up,” 1990 Iranian docufiction, in Farsi with subtitles, 7 p.m., hosted by  Merrill Film Society at Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. Free.

Thursday 8/11

“Man vs. Snake,” 7:30 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. Admission $8/$6 for members and students.

First Friday 8/5

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

“Earth Edge,” by Christian Farnsworth, opening 5-8 p.m., 3Fish Gallery, 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland, through Aug. 27.

“Dream Tales,” Portland Playback, 7:30 p.m., CTN5, 516 Congress St., real-life, unfiltered improv, $10 suggested at the door.

“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. Studio exhibit also opening to showcase students Elisabeth P. Salberg and Dawn Maron.

Megan Holden, artist’s reception, 5-8 p.m., PelotonLabs , 795 Congress St., Portland.


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,, 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.

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

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

“Études,” by John Whalley, Aug. 4-27, found art, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland,

“Petrouchka,” by Hilary Irons, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland,, 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.

Victor Romanyshyn, memorial exhibit of his work, Bakery Studios, 61 Pleasant St., Portland, through Aug. 2.

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

Thursday 8/4

“Monhegan, On the Rock,” by Carol Raybin, Marilyn Swift and others, opening reception 5-7 p.m.,  Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 US Route One, Falmouth, to Aug. 20.

“Nachtmusik,” by Ronald Rovner, opening reception 5-7 p.m., Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 US Route One, Falmouth, to Oct. 1.


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

“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.


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, free/donations accepted, 55 Bug Light Park, South Portland, 767-7299,

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,

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,

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 late 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,

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

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

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,


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), Monday, Aug. 8: Harvard Caveman.

OrgelFest 2016: A Summer Celebration of the Kotzschmar Organ’s Many Colors, 7:30 p.m., first four Tuesdays in August, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. Pre-concert talks, 6:30 p.m. Free day of music and tours 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, to celebrateKotzschmar Organ Day,

Thursday 8/4

Ben & Libby Thompson, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, Portland, hip-hop, electronic and soul,, $5,

Gregoíre de la Costa: A Night of World Music for the Guitar, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, Munjoy Hill, Portland, $12/ advance at, $15/door.

Friday 8/5

Steve Hancoff: From Tragedy to Transcendence: The Six Suites for Cello Solo by J. Sebastian Bach, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, Munjoy Hill, Portland, $18/ advance at, $20/door.

Saturday 8/6

Whitney Rose, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, Munjoy Hill, Portland, vintage-pop-infused neo-traditional country, tickets $18,

Sunday 8/7

Australian Pink Floyd, 8 p.m., State Theater, 609 Congress St., Portland. Tickets $94-$105,

Thursday 8/11

Gov’t Mule, with special guest, Blackberry Smoke, 6 p.m., Maine State Pier, Portland. Tickets $33.75 at

Friday 8/12

Coffee House featuring Choro Louco, dedicated to the century-old tradition of Brazilian Choro, 6:30 p.m., Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road, classical to rock, all ages, freewill offering, refreshments available.

Slaid Cleaves, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, Portland, $25,

Saturday  8/13

Rod Picott, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland, $15/advance at brownpapertickets, $18/ door.


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

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,,


Can-Can Parisien and Raymonda, Maine State Ballet’s Lopez Theater, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth. Aug. 11-20, Thursdays & Fridays, 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 & 7 p.m. Reserved tickets $17-$23, discounts for seniors and children,, 781-7672.

“The Irish and How They Got That Way,” by Frank McCourt, Aug. 16-Sept. 11, Portland Stage, 25A  Forest Ave., Portland, tickets $53-$58, discounts available, 774-0465,

Friday 8/5

Hari Kondabolu, stand-up political comedy, 8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland,

Friday 8/12

“Old Cops,” Blue Lights and Funny Cider tour, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., humorous stories of law enforcement “back in the day.” Free.



“Explosion of Color,” Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick. Oil paintings in vibrant colors and strong shapes, through September. Call 373-4600 for times the exhibit is open.

“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, Aug. 14–Sept. 14, Fellowship Gallery, One Middle St., Brunswick.

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.

Friday 8/12

“Maritime Reflections,” artists’ reception 5-8 p.m., 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.


Summer Film Festival, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 9. Complete schedule at the library and  Free. 


“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,, through August.

Jeff Kellar, ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick. Falmouth-based artist deals with architecture and space, color and surface, to Aug. 6.

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

Casco Bay Art League Annual Show, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Aug. 5-12, Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, 153 Harpswell Neck Road. Oils, watercolors, pastels, collages. Reception 4-6 p.m., Aug. 6.

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

Saturday 8/6

Sculpturist Wayne Robbins, artists reception, 2-4 p.m., Sebascodegan Gallery, Route 24, 7.5 miles south of Cooks Corner, with artist talk and demo at 3 p.m., 833-5711, on view through Sept. 5.

Thursday 8/11

“New Perspectives” featuring the work of Jack Gable and Anne Gable Allaire, opening reception 5-7 p.m., The Chocolate Church Arts Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath, through Sept. 19


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,


“Barbara Cooney: Drawing Biography,” Zuckert Seminar Room, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-3275,, 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,, 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.

“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.


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,

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,


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. 6: Pan Fried Steel, calypso and reggae; Aug. 13: Snappdragon, bluesy ballads to rock.

Friday 8/5

Bowdoin International Music Festival Season Finale,  7:30 p.m., Brunswick High School’s Crooker Theater. Tickets $40 at the box office, ­725­-3895 or at the door,

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. 10: Merrymeeting Community Band, big band sound; Aug. 17: The Gather Rounders, traditional and progressive bluegrass and folk.

Summer Organ Concerts, First Parish Church, 9 Cleaveland St., Brunswick, 12:10 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 16, performed on a 1883 Hutchings- Plaisted organ.

Tuesday 8/9

“Then and Now,” 7:30 p.m., Centennial Hall, 936 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, DaPonte String Quartet Summer Series II Concerts of Bach, Havelaar & Mendelssohn selections. Tickets $25 at or pay what you wish at the door.


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


“Fiddler on the Roof,” Maine State Music Theatre, various dates and times through Aug. 6, tickets at, 725-8769, or at box office, Pickard Theater, 1 Bath Road, Brunswick.

Friday 8/5

Summer Sizzle Burlesque, Hot & Ladylike and Wicked Burlesque dance troupes, 8:30 p.m., Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, $12/advance, $25/door, VIP seating $20,, 442-8455.

Monday 8/15

Footlight Follies, featuring 2 Ring Circus and a live auction, 7:30 p.m., Maine State Music Theatre’s Pickard Theater, tickets $20-$40 at, 725-8769, or the box office at 1 Bath Road, Brunswick.

The fourth annual Footlight Follies at Maine State Music Theatre in Brunswick Aug. 15 will feature 2 Ring Circus. Based out of New York City, 2 Ring Circus prides itself on creating “huge little shows” that pack a punch in talent and entertainment. Tickets are $20-$40 and can be purchased at