Arts Calendar: Dec. 31 to Jan. 13

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Greater Portland

Books/Authors

Monday 1/12

“Twisted Threads,” book signing with author Lea Wait, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 865-3307.

Film

“Antarctica: A Year on Ice,” Friday, Jan. 9, 6:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 10-11, 2 p.m., $8, students $6, Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148.

Thursday 1/8

The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords,” part of Civil Rights Film Series, 6:30 p.m., free, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ext. 711.

Tuesday 1/13

“Dolphin Tale 2,” 3:30 p.m., free, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 863-3307.

Galleries

Alice Chesley, portrait drawings, on view to Jan. 31, 2015, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 865-3307.

“Meteorological,” paintings by Brita Holmquist, extended to Feb. 7, 2015, Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 781-2620.

“New Works in Pastels,” works by Linda Horstmann, on view to Jan. 31, 2015, 317 Main Gallery, 317 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-9559.

“Urban Scenes,” paintings by Shea Brook, on view to Jan 31, 2015, As 1 Gallery, 24 Exchange St., Portland, 776-0046, as1gallery.com.

Friday 1/2

“The Year in Photos” and “Our Places, Our Times,” photo exhibits, opening reception during First Friday Art Walk, 5-8 p.m., Portland Public Libary, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ext. 711.

Sunday 1/4

“Undercurrents,” mixed media work by Diane Bowie Zaitlin, opening reception 1-5 p.m., Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, 773-2339, mainejewishmuseum.org.

Ongoing

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

Addo Novo, 490 Congress St., Portland, addonovo.com/arts.

Area Gallery, University of Southern Maine, Woodbury Campus Center, 780-5008, usm.maine.edu/gallery.

Artascope Studios, 352 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-5154, artascope.com.

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

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

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

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, yesartworks.org.

Bomb Diggety Bakery, 649 Congress St., Portland.

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

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

Cape Cottage Gallery, 179 Cottage Road, South Portland, 767-5700, capecottagegallery.com.

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

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

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

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, couleurcollection.co.

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. DaVinciExperienceGallery.com.

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

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

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

Elizabeth Moss Gallery, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 781-2620, elizabethmossgalleries.com.

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

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, fcascarborough.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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, frostgullygallery.com.

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, info@gleasonfineart.com.

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, heronpointstudio.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, larsonfineart.com.

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

Long Island Dodwell Gallery, Long Island, 766-2940, artsprits@myfairpoint.net.

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

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

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

Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, mmc.org/thearts, jcoleman@suscom-maine.net.

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, mayostreetarts.org.

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, NYA.org.

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, lola-studios.com.

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

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

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

Portland Photo Works, 142 High St., 2nd Floor, Portland, 228-5829, portcityshow@gmail.com.

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

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

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

Rise Photography, 864 Broadway, South Portland, 799-4204, risephotography.com.

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

Salt Institute, 561 Congress St., Portland, salt.edu.

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, space538.org.

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

Stones & Stuff, 556 Congress St., Portland, rickgreenart.com.

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

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, tobyrosenberg.com.

Thos. Moser Showroom, 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, HourExchangePortland.org, 874-9868.

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

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

Utopia Gallery, 468 Fore St., Portland, utopiadesigns.com.

VoxPhotographs, 232-1214, info@voxphotographs.com.

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

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

Museums

“Christmas of 100 Years Past,” Victoria Mansion, to Jan. 4, 2015, $15, 109 Danforth St., Portland, 772-4841.

“Lawyers Without Rights,” on view to Feb. 13, 2015, Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, 773-2339, mainejewishmuseum.org.

“Treasures of British Art 1400-2000: The Berger Collection,” on view to Jan. 4, 2015, Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148, portlandmuseum.org.

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

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

International Cryptozoology Museum, 661 Congress St., Portland, cryptozoologymuseum.com.

Maine Historical Society Museum, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday; noon to 5 p.m., Sunday; 11 a.m.to noon, children’s hour, Monday and Wednesday; 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. to 2 p.m., Monday to Friday, or by appointment, 267 Congress St., Portland, 329-9854, treeoflifemuseum.org.

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, trains on the hour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 58 Fore St., Portland, 828-0814, adults $10, seniors $9, children $6, price includes admission to museum.

Museum of African Culture, 13 Brown St., Portland, 871-7188, museumafricanculture.org.

Neal Dow Memorial, tours 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday, 714 Congress St., Portland, 773-7773, mewctu.org.

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

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

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

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

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

Victoria Mansion, daily, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mondays, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., $15, 109 Danforth St., Portland, 772-4841, victoriamansion.org.

Yarmouth Historical Society Museum, 1-5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth, 846-6259.

Music

Wednesday 12/31

Rustic Overtones and Soulive, 9 p.m., $35, State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, 956-6000, statetheatreportland.com.

Friday 1/2

First Friday Concert with Crabapple Jam, 6:45 p.m., $5, Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St., Freeport, 865-3985.

Sunday 1/4

Shape-Note Singing, participatory group singing, 1-4 p.m., free, The New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland, maineshapenotesinging.org.

Sunday 1/11

Hush Point, part of Portland Conservatory of Music’s Jazz in January Series, 8 p.m., $15, students $5, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, 828-1310.

“Pirates and Mermaids, Ahoy,” Portland Symphony Orchestra and Portland Ballet, part of Discovery Concert Series, 2:30 p.m., $10, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, 842-0800, porttix.com.

Ongoing

The Coastal Winds, community concert band open to new members, 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Pine Tree Academy, 67 Pownal Road, Freeport, 865-4747.

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

Kirtan, group chanting, 7-8:30 p.m., first and third Fridays, $5 donation, Portland Yoga Studio, 616 Congress St., Portland, 799-0054, portlandyoga.com.

Theater/Dance

Wednesday 12/31

Family Contra Dance, participatory dance with Maggie Robinson and Jenny Van West, 11 a.m. to noon, free, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ext. 707.

Saturday 1/3

Best of Maine Comedy “Laughy” Awards, 8:30 p.m., no cover, The Asylum Lounge, 121 Center St., Portland, 772-8274.

Sunday 1/4

International Folk Dance, no partner needed, 7-9 p.m., $5 donation, Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland, 688-2293.

Monday 1/5

Fun Longfellow, comedy hosted by Will Green, One Longfellow Square, 9 p.m., $5, 181 State St., Portland, onelongfellowsquare.com.

Ongoing

Argentine Tango Practice, 7-9 p.m.Wednesdays, beginner lesson 7 p.m., $10; Ballroom Dance Party, 8 p.m. to midnight Saturdays, beginner lesson 7 p.m., $7; Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St., Portland.

Club 188, line dancing instruction, Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. beginners, 8-9 p.m. intermediate, 9-9:30 p.m. advanced, 188 Warren Ave., Portland.

Greater Portland Community Contradance, no partner needed, first Saturdays, 7:15 p.m. lesson, 8 p.m. main dance, $9 adult, $5 child, Falmouth Congregational Church Hall, 267 Falmouth Road, 756-2201.

Irish Set Dancing, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Yarmouth Community Services, 200 Main St., Yarmouth, setdncr02@yahoo.com.

Maplewood Dance Center, night classes followed by dance socials on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 383 Warren Ave., Portland, 878-0584, maplewooddancecenter.com.

Mid-Coast

Galleries

Wednesday 1/7

Student Art Show, featuring work by artists from Mt. Ararat High School, opening reception 4:30 p.m., on view to Feb. 11, 2o15, Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, 373-4600.

Ongoing

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

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 Street 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.

Eleven 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.

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.

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.

Museums

“Collaborations and Collusions: Artists Networks,” on view to Feb. 8, 2015, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-3275, artmuseum.bowdoin.edu.

“Ocean Bound: Three Centuries of Library Treasures,” on view to May 2015, Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, 443-1316, mainemaritimemuseum.org.

Ongoing

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

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

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

Music

Wednesday 1/7

“Music in Our Memory,” folk music with John Tercyak, presented by Midcoast Senior College, 12:15 p.m., free, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

Ongoing

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

Theater/Dance

Round Dance Open House, sponsored by SAGE Square and Round Dance Club, Mondays, Jan. 5 and Jan. 12, 6:30 p.m., free, Woodside Elementary School, 42 Barrows Drive, Topsham, 729-5639.

Friday 1/2

Folk Dance Brunswick, folk dancing to world music, no partner needed, 6:30-9 p.m., donation $8, People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick, 200-7577, folkdancebrunswick.com.

Sidebar Elements


“Color, Light, Cows” is the title and the subject of Claire Bigbee’s new collection of paintings at Daunis Fine Handmade Jewelry, opening Jan. 2 during Portland’s First Friday Art Walk. Bigbee, who studied at the Maine College of Art and lives in Wells, uses vivid colors to depict the area’s marshes and fields, along with their inhabitants, such as cows, deer and birds. Her work, including the acrylic “Cow-3,” will be on display through March 3, 2015, at Daunis, 616 Congress St., Portland.

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