Arts Calendar: Dec. 7-17

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Photographer France Shea, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., through December.

“Mythic/Poetic,” solo exhibit by Ricardo Osmondo Francis, Zero Station, 222 Anderson St., Portland, 347-7000,, through mid-December.

“Picture This: The Art and Workings of Illustration Institute,” Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square; on view to Dec. 23.

“Spindleworks: On Common Ground,” Yarmouth History Center,118 East Elm St., Yarmouth, through Dec. 31.


Friday 12/9 

“Floyd Norman: An Animated Life,” 6:30 p.m., presented by the Illustration Institute and Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, 5 Monument Square. Documentary about the undisputed “Forrest Gump” of the animation world.

Wednesday 12/14

” Stagecoach,” John Ford’s 1939 classic Western,  7 p.m., hosted by Merrill Film Society at Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. Free.


PMA Films, Portland Museum of Art; more at

Royal River Film Series, 7 p.m., third Thursday through March, Yarmouth Historical Society, 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth. 


“Long Ledge Retreat: Woman Artists Working Together,” Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 US Route One, Falmouth, to Jan. 7.

“Anguish: the Grave Misgivings of Remembrance,” The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Porteous Building, Portland, through Jan. 14.

“Daunis at Daunis,” by Laurel Daunis-Allen, paintings of the Maine coast and jewelry. Daunis Fine Jewelry, 616 Congress St., Portland, through December. 

“The Holiday Show,” Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland. New work by over 40 artists,, through December.

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

Pastel Painters of Maine, International Juried Exhibition, UNE Art Gallery, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland,, through Jan. 7.

Pat Corrigan/Brian Arlet/Vince Nez, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland,, through Dec. 31.

On Common Ground, Spindleworks group exhibit at Stonewall Gallery, Yarmouth Historical Society, 118 E. Elm St., to Dec. 31.

Thursday 12/8

“Evangeline: A Modern Tale of Acadia,” by Mark Marchesi, reception and book launch 5-7 p.m., PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland. Artist talk 3 p.m. Jan. 8; on view to Jan. 14. 

Friday 12/9

“The Pilgrim’s Progress,” 5-8 p.m., opening reception, various artists, Able Baker Contemporary, 29 Forest Ave., Portland,, through January.

Saturday 12/10

“Groundless,” by Juliet Karelsen, 5:30-7:30 p.m., opening reception, Speedwell projects, 1 North St., Portland. Includes a poetry reading by Kristin Case.


“Dinosaurs Unearthed,” The Maine Science Museum, Maine Wharf, 86 Commercial St., Portland. Multi-media, interactive immersion in dinosaur discovery, with concurrent exhibit, “Dinosaur Portfolio” by USM adjunct professor of art Philip Carlo Paratore,

“Two Life Views,” Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland. First Friday Art Walk Jan. 6, 5-8 p.m., Regular museum hours to Jan. 8, 773-2339,

Let There Be Light 2016 Menorah Invitational, Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland. Regular museum hours through Jan. 20 and First Friday Art Walk5-8 p.m. Jan. 6. Featuring six pieces from the private collection of Roberta Bas and menorahs created by artists with a Maine connection, 773-2339,

“Woven,” by Gail Skudera, Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, USM Glickman Family Library, 314 Forest Ave., Portland. On view through Dec. 30.


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

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,

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

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,

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,

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., 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth, 846-6259,


Thursday  12/8 

“The Story of Jazz” with essential recordings, 6:30 p.m., Prince Memorial Library Lecture Series, 266 Main St., Cumberland, free, 829-2215.

Friday 12/9

Coffee House featuring Greg Klyma, 6:30-9 p.m., Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road “An old-school troubadour with contemporary savvy,” all ages welcome. Free will offering; refreshments available,, 781-3413.

Saturday 12/10

Holiday Concert with Cul-de-Sax, 7-8:30 p.m., South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway. Free.


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

Noonday Concert Series, 12:25-12:50 p.m. Thursdays, by Portland Conservatory of Music at First Parish, 425 Congress St., for schedule.

The Kids Are Alright, children’s concerts, 10:30-11:30 a.m., first Saturday, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.


“Anything Helps God Bless,” 7:30 p.m., Dec. 10 & 2 p.m. Dec. 11, followed by audience talk-back, Portland Ballet Studio Theater, 517 Forest Ave., Portland. Suggested $10 donation, reservations highly recommended by calling 518-9305.

“High School Musical,” Casco Bay High School at Portland High School Auditorium, 7 p.m. Dec 9; 2 & 7 p.m. Dec 10.

Saturday 12/10

Puppet Making Workshop with Sandglass Theater, Mayo Street Arts, Portland,

Winter Solstice Celebration with Magic Eight Ball, 8 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland. Tickets $15 at

Sunday 12/11

“Mince Pies & Welsh Cakes: Festive readings from across the pond,” by Andrew Harris, 2 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St. Tickets $15/ kids 12 and under, $20/adults. Fundraiser for wheelchair lift. Tickets at


Page to Stage discussions, noon on the first Tuesday after Portland Stage production opens, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. Copies of the play available at the reference desk. Bring lunch, drinks provided. 



Judy Garland Film Festival, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Dec. 20, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath. Free admission & refreshments.

Friday 12/9

Teen movie group, 3 p.m., organizational meeting hosted by The Teen Library Council at Patten Free Library, 22 Summer St., Bath. For students in grades nine to twelve, followed by screening of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”


“Outside The Box!” Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, Maine artists who create jewelry, clothing, furniture and pottery, to Dec. 31.

“Robert Frank: Sideways,” Bowdoin Museum of Art, Brunswick, selection of rarely seen photographs from 1947, on view to Jan. 29.

“Teapots & Textiles,” by Cumberland resident Meryl Ruth, Maine Fiberarts, 13 Main St., Topsham, on view through Dec. 17.

“The Natural Wonder of Midcoast Maine,” by Bev Bevilacqua, Susan Gilbert and Elaine Reed, Chocolate Church Art Gallery, 804 Washington St., through Jan. 27. 


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,


“Over East, an Artist’s Journal: Paintings by Robert Beck of the Contemporary Maritime Community,” Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath. Adults $15.50; seniors $14; children $10,, 443-1316, to Jan. 22.

“Art and Artifacts of the Nineteenth Century,”  Bowdoin College Museum of Art Boyd Gallery, 245 Maine St., Brunswick. American and European paintings, sculpture, photographs and prints, contrasted with decorative arts from around the world, to June 4.

“Art and Resolution: 1900 to Today,” includes work by Israeli photographer Adi Nes, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick.

“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.

“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.

“Where Do I Go From Here? Snapshots of Twentieth-Century Life,” Becker Gallery, Bowdoin College. American vernacular photos explore how amateur photographers circumvented and at times unsettled assumptions about what a portrait might be, to Dec. 31. 


Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Thursday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 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,


Wednesday 12/7

Songwriters on Stage, 7 p.m., Frontier in Brunswick, with Delilah Poupore, David Webb, emerging artist Abbie Watson, and host Ben Hunsberger. Admission $10 online at or at the door.


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

Celebrate the coming of winter with a special free holiday concert 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, when the well-loved saxophone quartet, Cul-de-Sax, will play favorite holiday tunes at the South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway.