Arts Calendar Jan. 13

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Greater Portland


“Tap, Tap, Jazz,” Maine State Ballet Theater, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22; 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23. Tickets $15-$20 online at or 781-3587. Discounts available.


Betsy Wales, Congregational Church in Cumberland, 282 Main St., Cumberland Center, through Jan. 31, 829-3419 or

“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.

Janet Lawrence, watercolor and graphite drawings, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., through January.

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

“Photos of the Year: Maine Through Our Eyes,” 5-7 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, by Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram photographers, to Feb. 12.

Tom Flanagan, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmough, through March 5 during library hours, Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Wednesday 1/13

“Maine from the Sky,” 5:30 p.m. talk on aerial photography by Portland Press photographer Gabe Souza. Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. Free. 

Friday 1/15

“January Thaw,” by Linda Gerson, opening reception, 5:30-7 p.m., Stonewall Gallery in Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., through Februray,, 846-6259.

Wednesday 1/20

“Face to Face with Mainers,” 5:30 p.m. talk about portrait photography with Portland Press photographer Whitney Hayward. Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. 


Wednesday 1/20

“The Theory of Obscurity: A Film About the Residents,” 7 p.m., Winter Music Film Series, SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600. Admission $8.

Thursday 1/21

“The Salt of the Earth,” Academy Award-nominated documentary about acclaimed Brazilian photographer, 7 p.m., Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St. Free.


LGBTQ Teen Spring Film Series, 2-3:30 p.m., second Saturday of the month, Portland Public Library Teen Lounge, 5 Monument Square, for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning teens,, 871-1700, ext.773.


2016 Winter Window Show, 3fish gallery, 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland, to Feb. 29, by chance or appointment, 773-4773.

“From the Inside,” 2015 Staff Exhibition, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland, through Jan. 21, 775-3052,

“Tinderbox,” Maine College of Art, ICA, 522 Congress St., Portland, through March 5, 775-3052,

“MECA Painters 10 Years Later,” Jan. 22 – Feb. 13, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland, 775-3052,

 “Island Geometry: Monhegan,” by Richard Keen, extended until Jan. 23, Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 781-2620,

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

“Seeing Through,” by 13 emerging Maine photographers, opening reception 5-7 p.m. Jan. 14, PhoPa Gallery, PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland. Open to Feb. 13, 517-0200.

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

Friday 1/8

“Playing with Time,” opening reception 5-7 p.m. for unique and rare compilation of poetry and turn-of-the-century glass negative prints, Casco Bay Artisans, 68 Commercial St., The Maine Wharf, through Jan. 22.

Thursday 1/14

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

Friday 1/15

“January Thaw,” by Linda Gerson, 5:30-7 p.m. opening at Stonewall Gallery,  Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St. Vibrant still lifes and exuberant florals, through February,

Thursday 1/21

MFA Program in Venice, noon- 1 p.m., lecture, Maine College of Art, Osher Lecture Hall, 522 Congress St., Portland, 775-3052,


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 Jan. 15, 865-3170,

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

“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,

Thursday 1/14

“Sense of Adventure,” photography by Lawrence Elbroch, Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, opening reception 5-7 p.m., (snow date Jan. 17, 2-4 p.m.), to March 11, 773-2339,


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,


Wednesday 1/13

John Waller, Christian singer-songwriter, 7 p.m., Tuttle Road Methodist Church, 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland. Free admission; offering taken, 829 3766.

Friday 1/15

“Winterreise,” with music by Franz Schubert and poetry by Wilhelm Müller. Presented by soprano Luette Saul and pianist Mark Rossnagel, 7:30 p.m. First Parish Church, 425 Congress St., Portland. Tickets $10, $5 seniors/students at the door.

Saturday 1/16

Three Point Jazz, 10 a.m., Music & Muffins series, Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland, 829-2215 for more information. Free.

Chasing the Light, Holy Grounds Coffee House, 6:30 p.m., dinner, worship and concert, The Church of the Holy Spirit, 1047 Congress St., Portland. No cover charge, reasonably priced, homecooked food.

Parsonsfield & the Sun Parade, eclectic Americana band, 9:30 p.m., Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland. Tickets $8, FYI, 747-5063.

Sunday 1/17

“The Britten Canticles,” 3-4 p.m., Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland. Hosted by the Portland Rossini Club, reception follows, $10, $5 seniors, students free, 415-577-4193,

Friday 1/22

Mark Horton Band, 6:30 p.m., Falmouth Congregational Church Coffee House, 267 Falmouth Road. Folk, blues, oldies, traditional and some original music. Donations, 781-3413.

Saturday 1/23

Jesse Dee, soul singer/songwriter, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 day of, 761-1757,


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,,


Wednesday 1/20

Freeport Players, Annual Party & Meeting, 6:30 p.m., community invited to don a favorite hat for potluck party and short annual business meeting, Freeport Public Library, 10 Library Dr., or

“Trevor,” Jan. 14-31, Mad Horse Theater, 24 Mosher St., South Portland. Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinee, 2 p.m. Tickets $17/$20; reservations recommended, or 747-4148.

“Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” Jan. 15-30, Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland. Fridays and Saturdays at 8p.m.; Sunday matinee at 2:30 p.m.,, or 799-1421.

Sunday 1/24

“Desire Under the Elms,” 4 p.m., by Eugene O’Neill, The Great Play Reading Series, Maine College of Art, Osher Lecture Hall, 522 Congress St., 699-5061,



Saturday 1/16

Juried art exhibit reception, 1-3 p.m., Topsham Public Library Crooker Gallery, 25 Foreside Road, to Feb. 20, 725-1727 or at


“Run Free: The True Story of Caballo Blanco,” feature-length documentary about ultra-running legend Micah True, Frontier Cinema & Café, 14 Maine St., Brunswick. Various times daily until Jan. 17. Tickets $10 in advance at, $12 at the door.


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,


“Coastal Vision: A Juried Show of Maritime Sightings by Members of the First Light Camera Club, Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, Jan. 8- March 13.

“Cold War in a Cold Climate,” in honor of Harold Grundy, on view to Jan. 10, 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,

“To Count Art an Intimate Friend: Highlights from Bowdoin Collections, 1794 to the Present,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Focus, Halford, Center  and Bernard and Barbro Osher galleries, to June 5.


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,


Saturday 1/16

Steve Watts, of Glasgow, American blues, Celtic and original songs, 7:30 p.m., Kill the Chill winter concert series, Chocolate Church Arts Center Annex, 804 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455.

Sunday 1/17

“Austro-Spanish Express,” The Midcoast Symphony Orchestra Concert Series II, 2:30 p.m., Orion Performing Arts Center, 66 Republic Ave., Topsham. Music by Mozart and of Spain by Ravel, de Falla, and Chabrier. Tickets $20 at the door, 846-5378, Under 18 and college students free.


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

“Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” is playing Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 15-30, at Lyric Music Theater in South Portland. In this dark and twisted tale, Sweeney Todd is an unjustly jailed barber who returns home seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and destroyed his young wife. Tickets and information: