Arts Calendar: Aug. 31-Sept. 9

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Shelley Breton, oil paintings, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, through September.

“Bounty,” biennial faculty exhibition, MECA’s Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, to Sept. 29.

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

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.

Thursday 9/8

Margaret Lawrence, 5:30-7 p.m. opening reception, Stonewall Gallery, Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth, ethereal, abstract landscapes, through Oct. 29.

Thursday 9/15

Priscilla Stevens, 5-7 p.m., Townsend Real Estate & Art Gallery, 553 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth, plein air pastels, landscapes, through Oct. 15.


PMA Films, Portland Museum of Art; more at

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. Sept. 1: “From This Day Forward,” about coping as the daughter of a transgender man; Sept. 8: TBA; Sept. 15: “Thank You for Playing,” documents an emotional journey with a poetic video game.

First Friday 9/2

“AW@3fish,” 5-8 p.m., opening reception for Addison Woolley Gallery artists, 3fish, 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland, 450-8499, to Sept. 30.

“Modern Impressionists from Abroad,” by Stas Borodin & Peter Gluzberg, 5-8 p.m., Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery, 48 Free St., Portland. 

“Welcoming Immigrants to Maine,” 7:45 to 9:30 p.m., large-scale video projection, Monument Square, Portland.

Ward Wilson, 5-8 p.m., opening reception, Casco Bay Artisans, 68 Commercial St., The Maine Wharf, Portland.

 Tuesday 9/13

“Climate of Change,” 5:30-7 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. 


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

American Veterans Arts & Crafts Gallery Showing, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 3-5, Frost Gully Gallery, 1159 Route 1, Freeport.

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.

“Bounty,” 2016 Biennial Faculty Exhibition, Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland, through Sept. 29.

“From A Woman’s Perspective,” Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peak’s Island, celebrates Pat Chandler, Julianne Garvey, Jane Herbert, Felicity Sidwell and Kim Skillin Traina, through Sept. 29.

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


“Lichens,” stitched “paintings,” Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland,, 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.


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,


Thursday 9/8

Shemedia Copeland, 7 p.m., Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., Portland, 805-0134. Tickets $25-$45,

Friday 9/9

Married With Chitlins, 7 p.m. coffee house, Falmouth Congregational Church UCC, 267 Falmouth Road. Acoustic country, blues, Celtic, by donation, 781-3413,

Saturday 9/10

The New England Jazz Band, After Hours Concert Series, 7-8:30 p.m., South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, big band music, free and open to the public. 

Sunday 9/11

“A Tribute to Richard Roberts: Pianist, Mentor and Friend,” 3-4 p.m., The Portland Rossini Club, The Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland. Classical music selections followed by reception, $10, $5 seniors, students free.

Portland Conservatory of Music Open House, 2-4 p.m., Woodsford’s Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland. Tours, meet-and-greet, instrument petting zoo, live music.

Tuesday 9/13

Lyle Divinsky, House Party Fundraiser for St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland, details through 775-1248 or

Thursday 9/15

MarchFourth, Port City Music Hall, 9 p.m., electronica/dance/jazz, $12/$15

Friday 9/16

Jonathan Edwards, with special guests Grance Eden Young and Jerome Degey, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, Portland, $35/$40,

Saturday 9/17

Max Garcia Conover, 10 a.m., monthly Music & Muffins series at Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland. Free.


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,,


“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,

“Deja Vu,” Collective Motion Dance Company, Portland Ballet Studio Theater, 517 Forest Ave, Portland, 10-year anniversary, 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 All ages.

Magician Peter Boie, 7 p.m., Sept. 14-16, St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland,

Friday 9/2

Portland Playback Theater, 7:30 p.m., CTN5, 516 Congress St., Portland, $10 at the door.

Thursday 9/8

“King of Crows IV: All Hail the King,” 7:30 p.m., St Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St.,Portland, theatre in 10-minute presentations, from drama to farce, $15 through



“Joy of Art and Joy of the Lens,” winners exhibit, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road,, through Sept. 15.


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

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

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

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

Friday 9/9

Sarah Greenier, artist reception, plus new exhibit opening, 6-7 p.m., Centre St Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St. Bath.

“Brushstrokes with Impact” 9 a.m.-5 p.m. paint-a-thon by Maria Castellano-Usery, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, benefit and raffle. 

“Pennellville Impressions,” artists’ reception for show of paintings, prints, and photographs by Points of View Artists, 5-8 p.m., Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 373-9300, through Sept. 30.


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,


“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.

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

“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.


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,


Saturday 9/3

Maine Folk Artist Caroline Cotter, with special guest Michael Howard 8 p.m., Frontier Cafe, Brunswick.

Tuesday 9/6

Midcoast Baptist Players, 6 p.m., Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Schubert’s Octet In F major arranged for quintet. Free.

Saturday 9/10

Drum Circle, 6:30 -8 p.m., Elm St. Assisted Living, 56 Elm St., Topsham, 725-1134.


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


“The Pirates of Penzance,” The Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, light operetta and comedic farce, 7 p.m. Sept. 9, 10, 16, 17 and 2 p.m. Sept. 11, 18. Tickets $12/advance at the box office, or 442-8455, $15/door .

“From a Woman’s Perspective” showcases five female artists through Sept. 29 at Richard Boyd Art Gallery on Peak’s Island. An opening reception will be held 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 1 to recognize the style, technique and approach to art that has been shaped by each woman’s experiences and inner journey coming of age during the 1960s and 1970s. For more, see