Arts Calendar: July 27-Aug. 6

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Erin McGee Ferrell Paints Cape Elizabeth Live, Ocean House Gallery & Frame in Cape Elizabeth, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., to July 30.

“Explorations in Watercolor,” by Catherine Gram, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, through July.

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.

First Friday 8/5

Bill Paxton, 5-8 p.m., Mainely Frames & Gallery, 541 Congress St, Portland, Maine and historical scenes in various mediums, through August.

“Fleeting Light,”by John Neubauer, 5-8 p.m. exhibit opening, Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery, 48 Free St., Portland, landscapes in oils, through Aug. 26. Studio exhibit also opening to showcase students Elisabeth P. Salberg and Dawn Maron.


PMA Films, Portland Museum of Art; more at

Portland Summer Film Series, every Sunday night in Congress Square Park (across from Portland Museum of Art), 8:30 p.m.

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. July 28: “Pervert Park”; Aug. 4: “The Birth of Sake”; Aug. 11: “All the Difference.” Free.

Wednesday 7/27

“Breaking a Monster,” and Skype Q&A with filmmaker Luke Meyer,  7:30 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, admission $8/$6 SPACE members and students, 828-5600.

Wednesday 8/10

“Close-up,” 7 p.m., presented by Merrill Film Society at Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. 


“Working Port,” by Laura Waller and “For Work and Play,” by Lea Peterson,  Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth Shopping Center, 251 US Route One, Falmouth, to July 30.

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.

“Ann Hirsch: Sharing Love,” Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland. Video and performance art, to Aug. 12.

“Beach Girls,” Susan Roux solo exhibit, Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery, 48 Free St., Portland, through July 30.

“Branching Out,” images of trees by 39 Maine photographers, UMVA Gallery at CTN5, 516 Congress St., Portland, through Aug. 27.

“Dance of the Tribes,mixed media by Tom Paiement, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, to July 30.

“Made in LA,” Maine College of Art, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 522 Congress St., Portland, through July 31.

“Petrouchka,” by Hilary Irons, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland,, to Aug. 26.

Rob Anderson, Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island. Maine’s working waterfronts and life and commerce in Portland, through July 30.

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

Victor Romanyshyn, memorial exhibit of his work, Bakery Studios, 61 Pleasant St., Portland, through Aug. 2.

William Harrison, Mainely Frames & Gallery, 541 Congress St., Portland. Pen and ink realism, through July.

“Anticipation Art,” Yarmouth Frame and Gallery, 720 Route 1, Yarmouth, to August.

“A Summer in Maine,” paintings by Abigail Gray Swartz, Stonewall Gallery, Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., through Aug. 27.

Thursday 7/28

Gary Briechle photographs, 5-7 p.m. opening reception, PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, featuring work by Rockport-based photographer, to Sept. 3.

Monday 8/1

Artist Lecture: Jim Shaw, 5:30 p.m., Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland. Free.


“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,


Kristen Ford, July 27, 9 p.m., Flask Lounge, 117 Spring St., Portland; July 28, 7:30 p.m., Andy’s Old Port Pub, 94 Commercial St., Portland, in support of her second studio release as a one-woman looping band. No cover.

OrgelFest 2016: A Summer Celebration of the Kotzschmar Organ’s Many Colors, 7:30 p.m., first four Tuesdays in August, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. Pre-concert talks, 6:30 p.m. Free day of music and tours 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, to celebrateKotzschmar Organ Day,

Thursday 7/28

OC and The Offbeats, 6 p.m., outdoor concert, weather permitting, or inside Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr. Early Motown and modern music. Free.

Friday 7/29

Shel, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, quartet of sisters sing Indie pop, tickets $15 at

Fifth Freedom CD release show, 9:30 p.m.,Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, ’90’s new rock and alternative, $5.

Saturday 7/30

Ladies of the Lake, 6:30 p.m., Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth. Celtic tunes and ballads,

Ogre, Sunrunner & Doomstone, 9:30 p.m., Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland. Hard rock, old school metal and sludge rock.

Tuesday 8/2

“A Night With Dave Mallett & The Mallett Bros. Band,” 7 p.m., MaineVoices Live series, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $10/$15,

Thursday 8/4

Ben & Libby Thompson, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, Portland, hip-hop, electronic and soul,, $5,

Gregoíre de la Costa: A Night of World Music for the Guitar, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, Munjoy Hill, Portland, $12/ advance at, $15/door.

Friday 8/5

Steve Hancoff: From Tragedy to Transcendence: The Six Suites for Cello Solo by J. Sebastian Bach, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, Munjoy Hill, Portland, $18/ advance at, $20/door.

Sunday 8/7

Australian Pink Floyd, 8 p.m., State Theater, 609 Congress St., Portland. Tickets $94-$105,


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,,


Circus Smirkus: “Up, Hup, and Away! The Invention of Flight,” Maine Coast Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport, 1 and 6 p.m. Aug. 2 & 3. Tickets $18 – $21 at Royal River Natural Foods, Freeport or

Thursday 7/28

“The Zany, Majestic Bard,” 7 p.m., Peaks Island Library, celebrates Shakespeare’s inventive language on the 400th anniversary of his death and includes singing, acting and learning activities. Free.

“Tales from the End of the World,” Vivid Motion Dance Co. at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 8 p.m. July 29 & 30; 5 p.m. July 31. Tickets $13/$6, children under 6,

Friday 8/5

Hari Kondabolu, stand-up political comedy, 8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland,



“Maritime Reflections,” joint exhibit by Points of View artists and the First Light Camera Club, Aug. 1- Sept. 2 at Points of View Art Gallery in the Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Reception 5 to 8 p.m., Aug. 12, during 2nd Friday Art Walk.

“MSMT Past, Present, and Future: Building a Better Tomorrow for the Arts in Midcoast Maine,” Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Retrospective with more than 100 documents, props, set models, costumes and an interactive children’s corner, through August.

Student art show, Southern Maine Community College, L.L.Bean Learning Commons, 29 Sewall St., Brunswick Landing, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday through summer.

Wednesday 8/3

“Explosion of Color,”4 p.m. exhibit opening with artist talk by Daniele Lambrechts, Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick. Oil paintings in vibrant colors and strong shapes, through September. Call 373-4600 for times the exhibit is open.


Summer Film Festival, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 9. Complete schedule at the library and  Free.


“Moved By The Waves,” Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath. Reflections of the sea by Maine artisans, beach pebble jewelry, carvings, tile work, wall pieces,, through August.

“Three Artists Three Visions,” Chocolate Church Arts Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath, with Evelyn Dunphy, Anne Heywood and Ed McCartan, on view through July 29.

Jeff Kellar, ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick. Falmouth-based artist deals with architecture and space, color and surface, to Aug. 6.

Annual Summer Exhibition, The Gallery at Widgeon Cove, 31 Widgeon Cove Lane, Harpswell. Featured exhibit is “Homage to Rothko,” a series of paintings by Georgeann Kuhl.

Casco Bay Art League Annual Show, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Aug. 5-12, Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, 153 Harpswell Neck Road. Oils, watercolors, pastels, collages. Reception 4-6 p.m., Aug. 6.

“Innovations: Contemporary Art,” Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. Juried show of tapestry, knitted wire, collage, paper, mixed media, to Sept. 3.


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,


“Barbara Cooney: Drawing Biography,” Zuckert Seminar Room, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-3275,, to Aug. 21.

“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.

“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.

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

R. Luke DuBois, solo exhibit featuring portrait commissioned by Bowdoin College Museum of Art of activist and alumnus DeRay Mckesson, Walker Art Building, to Sept. 4.

“This is a Portrait if I Say So,” featuring pioneering works by leading American artists. Bowdoin College of Art Museum, 9400 College Station, Brunswick.


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,


Summer Saturday Concert Series on the Waterfront or at Chocolate Church Arts Center, Washington Street, Bath in case of rain, 6 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 27.

Bowdoin International Music Festival, various venues and events in Brunswick through Aug. 6,

Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music, July 28, 30, 31, presented by Brunswick International Music Festival, 7:30 p.m., Studzinski Recital Hall on Bowdoin College campus. Suggested $10 donation,

Live in the Lounge – The Summer Season, 7:30-9 p.m. every Wednesday, Frontier Cafe Cinema & Gallery, 14 Maine St. Brunswick. Free.

Music on the Mall Summer Concert Series, downtown Brunswick, 7 p.m., Aug. 3: Jimmy Junkins Band – Big Fat Cadillac: swing, honky tonk, boogie woogie; Aug. 10: Merrymeeting Community Band, big band sound; Aug. 17: The Gather Rounders, traditional and progressive bluegrass and folk.

Summer Organ Concerts, First Parish Church, 9 Cleaveland St., Brunswick, 12:10 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 16, performed on a 1883 Hutchings- Plaisted organ.

Tuesday 8/9

“Then and Now,” 7:30 p.m., Centennial Hall, 936 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, DaPonte String Quartet Summer Series II Concerts of Bach, Havelaar & Mendelssohn selections. Tickets $25 at or pay what you wish at the door.


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


“Fiddler on the Roof,” Maine State Music Theatre, various dates and times through Aug. 6, tickets at, 725-8769, or at box office, Pickard Theater, 1 Bath Road, Brunswick.

Comedian Hari Kondabolu will be bringing his brand of political humor to Port City Music Hall on Friday, Aug. 5. A graduate of Bowdoin College, Kondabolu has appeared on “Conan,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “Late Show with David Letterman,” and has his own half-hour “Comedy Central Presents” special. Tickets to his Portland appearance can be accessed at