Arts Calendar: Dec. 23-31

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Greater Portland


“Local Color: Pieces of Maine,” paintings by Dawn Maron, Mike Maron and Suzanne Woodward, Lifeworks Chiropractic Center, 202 US Rte. 1, Suite 100, Falmouth, artists’ reception 5:30-7:30 p.m., to April 29.

“East Meets Weston” photography by Bruce Barlow, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., through December,, 865-3307.

“Tactile Delights: Fabric Manipulation,” Art Quilts Maine, Portland Public Library, Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library, 5 Monument Square, to Jan. 29.


Animation Show of Shows, Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, (co-hosted by SPACE Gallery) 11 a.m., Dec. 26;  2 p.m., Dec. 26, 27, age 8 and older; adult themes, no violence or profanity,


LGBTQ Teen Spring Film Series, 2-3:30 p.m., second Saturday of the month, Portland Public Library Teen Lounge, 5 Monument Square, Portland, for teens to discover stories that might resemble their own, and explore new perspectives and experiences., 871-1700, ext.773.


Dahlov Ipcar, Frost Gully Gallery, 1159 Route 1, Freeport, 40 recent oil paintings and seven rare drawings, daily noon to 5 p.m., through Dec. 28, 865-4505,

“Holiday Offerings – 2015,” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., to Jan. 31, Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island, 712-1097,

“Me, Mona, and Mao,” Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, interactive installation of Andy Warhol’s “Mao,” Aaron T Stephan’s “Girl With a Pearl Earring—Tangled in Process” and a copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa,” to Feb. 21,

Small Works: Gallery Artists, rotating exhibit, Susan Maasch Fine Art, 4 City Center, Portland, to Feb. 27.

The Tuesday Group at Stonewall Gallery, 5:30-7 p.m., various artists,  Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., through December.

“Portraits of Courageous Citizenship,” opening 5-8 p.m., Waynflete Art Gallery, 360 Spring St., Portland, portraits and narratives of social, environmental, and economic fairness, through Feb. 6, 774-7863, ext. 1201.

“Mock Taxidermy: A Curious Collection of Rare Beasts” by Elise Smorczewski, The Green Hand Bookshop, 661 Congress St., Portland, through February, 253-6808,

“Portraits of the Artist” program, 5-6:30 p.m., The Art Gallery at the University of New England’s Portland Campus, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland,  through Feb. 7. Lecture 5-6:30 p.m., Jan. 14.


A Fine Thing Gallery, Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts, 29 Ave., Portland, 699-2919,

Area Gallery, University of Southern Maine, Woodbury Campus Center, 780-5008,

Artascope Studios, 352 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-5154,

Art Gallery at University of New England, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, 221-4499,

Art House Picture Frames, 61 Pleasant St., Portland, 221-3443,

Arthur Fink’s Studio/Gallery, 145 Newbury St., Portland, 615-5722.

Artisan Maine, 178 Lower Main St., Freeport, 869-4050.

Artist and Craftsman Supply, 540 Deering Ave., Portland, 772-7272.

Art Loft Gallery, 8 School St., Freeport, 865-1705.

Art Studios at Cottage Road, 352 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-5154.

Blue Spoon, 89 Congress St., Portland,

Bomb Diggety Bakery, 649 Congress St., Portland.

Borealis Bistro, 182 Ocean Ave., Portland, 541-9600.

Bridge Gallery, 568 Congress St., Portland, 712-9499,

Cape Cottage Gallery, 179 Cottage Road, South Portland, 767-5700,

Carolyn Walton Gallery, 39 Pleasant Hill Road, Freeport, 865-1585,

Casco Bay Frames and Gallery, 295 Forest Ave., Hannaford Plaza, Portland, 774-1260,

Christoph Gallery, Portland Pottery and Metalsmithing, 118 Washington Ave., Portland, 772-4334,

Cia Cafe and Gallery, 72 Ocean St., South Portland, 747-4414.

Clayton’s Cafe, 447 U.S. Route 1, Yarmouth, 846-1117.

Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress St., Portland, 252-9520.

Cooper Jackson Gallery, 70 India St., Portland.

Couleur Collection, 240 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 781-2401,

Cygnet Gallery, 568 Congress St., Portland, 251-9925.

Daniel Kany Gallery, 24 Romasco Lane, Portland, 774-2100.

Daunis Fine Jewelry, 616 Congress St., Portland, 773-6011.

Da Vinci Experience Art Gallery, Portland North Business Park, 60 Gray Road, Building 1, Suite 16, Falmouth, 541-9171.

Dobra Tea, 89 Exchange St., Portland, 210-6566.

Domaine Gallery, 223 Commercial St., Portland, 772-2270,

Earth and Soul, 34 Washington Ave., Portland, 775-1089.

Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 781-2620,

Ember Grove Gallery, 247B Congress St., Portland, 761-0408,

emilie inc., 227 Congress St., Portland, 272-2285.

Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351.

Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, 383 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, 883-5720,

Filament Gallery, 181 Congress St., Portland, 774-0932,

Fore River Gallery, 613 Congress St., Portland, 252-6728.

Fore Street Gallery, 372 Fore St., Portland, 874-8084,

Forgotten Transport, 645 Congress St., Portland, 415-8462,

Four Walls Gallery for Fine Art, 564 Congress St., Portland, 221-3426,

Free Street Gallery at Maine College of Art, 87 Free St., Portland, 653-7271.

Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 865-3307.

Freeport Square Gallery, 140 Main St., Freeport, 865-1616.

Front Room Gallery, 378 Cottage Road, South Portland, 767-9070.

Frost Gully Gallery, 1159 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 865-4505,

Gallery 132, 132 Spring St., Portland, 842-9200 ext. 226.

GEM Gallery, 62 Island Ave., Peaks Island, 766-5600.

Gleason Fine Art Portland, 545 Congress St., Portland, 699-5599,

Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, 772-2693.

Green Hand Bookshop, 661 Congress St., Portland, 253-6808.

Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, 584 Congress St., Portland, 774-5948.

Heron Point Gallery, 63 Market St., Portland, 846-0817,

Holly Ready Studio, 146 High St., Portland, 632-1027,

ICA at MECA, 522 Congress St., Portland, 775-3052,

Jameson Modern Art, 305 Commercial St., Portland, 772-5522,

June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 112 High St., Portland, 772-1961,

June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, 522 Congress St., Portland, 699-5083.

June LaCombe Sculpture, Hawk Ridge Farm, 90 Minot Road, Pownal, 688-4468,

Kate Cheney Chappell Center for Book Arts, 7th Floor, Glickman Family Library, USM Portland, 228-8014.

Lalo Boutique, 142 High St., Portland.

Language Exchange, 80 Exchange St., Portland, 772-0405.

Larson Fine Art Gallery, 331 Cottage Road, South Portland, 767-8221,

Local Buzz, 327 Ocean House Road, Pond Cove Shopping Plaza, Cape Elizabeth,

Long Island Dodwell Gallery, Long Island, 766-2940,

Maine Arts Workshop, 39 School St., Freeport, 831-2759,

Maine Charitable Mechanic Association Library, 519 Congress St., Portland, 878-8896.

Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland,

Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland,,

Maine Potters Market, 376 Fore St., Portland, 774-1633.

Maine Roasters Coffee, 82 Portland Road (U.S. Route 1), Yarmouth.

Market House, 28 Monument Square, Portland, 228-2056.

Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609,

Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4763.

Moxie Studio and Gallery, Cousins Island, Yarmouth, 846-0978.

North Yarmouth Academy, Curtis Gallery, 148 Main St., Yarmouth, 847-5423,

Open Concepts Gallery and Studios, Cove Street Art Center, 50 Cove St., Portland, 772-3822.

Paula Banks Consulting and Two Lights Home Care, Pond Cove Shopping Center, Cape Elizabeth,

PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, 517-0200.

Ponomo, 142 High St., Suite 307, Portland,

Portland Arts and Cultural Alliance, 548 Congress St., Portland,

Portland Photo Works, 142 High St., 2nd Floor, Portland, 228-5829,

Portland Public Library, Lewis Gallery, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700,

Radiant Light Gallery, 615 Congress St., Suite 409, Portland, 252-7258.

Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island, 712-1097,

Rise Photography, 864 Broadway, South Portland, 799-4204,

Rose Contemporary, 492 Congress St., Portland, 780-0700,

Roux and Cyr International Fine Art Gallery, 48 Free St., Portland, 576-7787,

Salt Institute, 561 Congress St., Portland,

Sandpiper Jewelry Gallery, 851 Sawyer St., South Portland, 767-8090.

South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, South Portland, 767-7660.

SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600,

St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-5568,

Stones & Stuff, 556 Congress St., Portland,

Susan Maasch Fine Art, 567 Congress St., Portland, 699-2955,

Sylvia Kania Gallery, 148 High St., Portland, 615-6019.

Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-1720.

Toby Rosenberg Pottery Gallery, 293 Read St., Portland, 878-4590,

Thos. Moser Gallery, 149 Main St., Freeport, 865-4519.

3fish Gallery, 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland, 773-4773.

317 Main, 317 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-6264.

TIME Gallery at CTN Studios, 516 Congress St., Portland,, 874-9868.

USM Osher Map Library, 314 Forest Ave., Portland, 780-4850,

USM Wishcamper Center, 34 Bedford St., Portland, 780-4270.

Utopia Gallery, 468 Fore St., Portland,

VoxPhotographs, 232-1214,

Whitney Art Works, 492 Congress St., Portland, 780-0700,

Yarmouth Frame and Gallery, 720 U.S. Route 1, Yarmouth, 846-7777,


“Cobblers to Capitalists: Two Centuries of Freeport Shoemaking,” Freeport Historical Society, Harrington House, 45 Main St., Freeport, to January, 865-3170,

“Rich Entel’s Cardboard Menagerie,” Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, to Jan. 4, 773-2339,

Let There Be Light 2015 Menorah Invitational Show, Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, to Dec. 30, 773-2339,

“Early Maine Photography, 1840-1870,” Maine Historical Society Brown Library, 489 Congress St., Portland, to Jan. 16, 774-1822.


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. to 4 p.m. daily, free/donations accepted, 55 Bug Light Park, South Portland, 767-7299,

Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, by appointment, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, 766-3330,

Freeport Historical Society, Harrington House, Tuesday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 45 Main St., Freeport, 865-3170,

International Cryptozoology Museum, 661 Congress St., Portland,

Maine Historical Society Museum, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday; noon to 5 p.m., Sunday; 11 a.m.-noon, children’s hour, Monday and Wednesday; 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. to 2 p.m., Monday to Friday, or by appointment, 267 Congress St., Portland, 773-2339,

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, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday; free on first Fridays 5-9 p.m., 7 Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148,

Portland Observatory, 138 Congress St., Portland, 774-5561.

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,

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


Thursday 12/31 

New Year’s Eve with Primo Cubano Latin band, 9 p.m., One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20 advance/$25 day of,

Saturday 1/2

New Moon Rising, 7 p.m., an evening of West African-inspired dancing and drumming, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, Raffle for free dance and drum classes; accepting donations of summer clothing and hats to be taken to Guinea,


Blue, comedy, jazz, Irish music, 650A Congress St., Portland,

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

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


Monday 12/28

An Evening with Boston Comedy Legend Barry Crimmins, 8 p.m., Blue, 650 Congress St. Portland, advance tickets/$12 at, $15 at the door.

Wednesday 1/6

Comedian Matt Braunger, 7:30 p.m., One Longfellow Square, Portland, featured on Conan, Letterman, Chelsey Lately, $12 advance/$15 day of,

“Head in the Clouds,” Michael Lane Trautman, clown, mime, magician and ping-pong ball guru, 7 p.m., Dec. 26, 27, 31, Jan. 1, 2, Firehouse Arts, 20 Center St., Yarmouth. Adults $12, students $8, 450-5342,



“Hooked Master Paintings and Art for the Neck,” Maine Fiberarts, 13 Main St., Topsham. Sixty works by 22 Maine artists. Gallery hours: Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m to 2 p.m. through Dec. 31,

“Collage Explorations,” Crooker Gallery at Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, to Jan. 2. Featuring the work of four local artists, FMI


“Zarafa,” Children’s film, various ticket prices, dates, times, Dec. 20-30, inspired by the true story of the first giraffe to visit France, Frontier, 14 Maine St., Brunswick,


“Warmth in Style,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, handwoven blankets and clothing, Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, to Dec. 31, 443-1499.


Barn Door Cafe and Bakery, 4 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 102, Brunswick, 721-3099,

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,

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.

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,


“Cold War in a Cold Climate,” exhibit in honor of Harold Grundy, on view to January, Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College, 725-3416,

“Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts in Africa,” on view to March 6, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-3275,


Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 10 a.m. to 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. to 5 p.m. daily, 243 Washington St., Bath, 443-1316,

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


Thursday 12/31

Maine’s First Ship, celebration and fundraiser, the Freight Shed, 27 Commercial St., Bath. “The Salty Dogs” perform 7-10 p.m.; 6-10 p.m. bonfire, light refreshments, silent auction, $20/person, 443-4242, at the door.


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

Ring out the old and ring in the new at the third annual celebration and fundraiser to benefit the restoration of Maine’s First Ship, 6-10 p.m., New Year’s Eve, Thursday, Dec. 31 at The Bath Freight Shed, 27 Commercial St., Bath. Enjoy the warmth of a roaring bonfire, a silent auction and hors d’oeuvres. Music from Carl Schlick and “The Salty Dogs” will be performed from 7-10 p.m. Tickets $20/person and can be purchased by calling MFS 443-4242, Saturday morning at the Farmers Market, or at the door.