Arts Calendar: June 15-30

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Greater Portland


“Starting and Stopping,” oil paintings by Kathy Wagner, Townsend Real Estate & Art Gallery, 553 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth, through June 30.

The Studio Group, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. Celebrates the Maine landscape, through June 30.

The Community House Painters, featuring 11 area artists, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, to June 24.

Thursday 6/23

Seth Goldenberg, artist lecture, 5:30 p.m., Maine College of Art, Osher Hall, 522 Congress St., Portland, 775-3052. Free.

Monday 6/27

Hrag Vartanian, artist lecture, 5:30 p.m., Maine College of Art, Osher Hall, 522 Congress St., Portland, 775-3052. Free.


Portland Summer Film Series, every Sunday night in Congress Square Park (across from Portland Museum of Art). 8:30 p.m. June 19: “Manhattan,” 1979; June 26: “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” 1961; July 3: “Psycho, 1960; July 10, “Labyrinth.”

Merrill Film Society: June 22, 7 p.m., “The War Room,” follows the day-to-day operations of Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign. June 27, 1 p.m., “Moulin Rouge.” Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. Free and open to the public.


PMA Films, Portland Museum of Art; more at


“Working Port,” by Laura Waller and “For Work and Play,” by Lea Peterson, opening reception 5-7 p.m., 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.

Jane Herbert, Richard Boyd Art Gallery, Peaks Island, through June 29.

Art in Exodus, Maine College of Art, Porteous Building, 522 Congress St., Portland, in recognition of World Refugee, through June 24.

“The Art of Mildred G. Burrage,” University of New England Portland Campus Art Gallery, to June 26.

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

Susan Smolensky solo exhibit, First Friday, Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery, 48 Free St., Portland, through June 25.

3artists, 3visions @3fish, photos by Anna Mikuskova, Heath Paley and Kim Stone, 3fish Gallery, 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland, through June 25.

“Vermont Interiors” by Diane E. Fitch, Maine College of Art Charles C. Thomas Gallery, second floor, Porteous building, 522 Congress St., through Sept. 7.

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

Wednesday 6/15

“Otherwhere,” featuring graphite drawings by Dennis Pinette and photography by Claire Seidl, opening reception 5-7 p.m., PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, through July 23. 


“Portland’s Horse-Drawn Heritage,” Skyline Farm Carriage Museum, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, 1-4 p.m. Sundays through June 19, or by appointment. Free admission, donations welcome.

Ceramics Pop-up Shop, Maine College of Art, ICA, 522 Congress St., Portland, 11 a.m., through June 19.

“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, June 24-Sept. 18.

“Shared Conversations – Working & Living Side by Side: The Art and Design of Jamie Johnston & Sondra Bogdonoff,” Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, 773-2339,, through July 10.

“Where Nature Meets Place,” Stonewall Gallery, Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St. Works by members of the Brunswick-based Five Rivers Arts Alliance, through June 25.


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, by appointment, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, 766-3330,

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

International Cryptozoology Museum, 661 Congress St., Portland,

Maine Historical Society Museum, 10 a.m. – 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. – 2 p.m., Monday to Friday, or by appointment, 267 Congress St., Portland, 773-2339,

The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum, 58 Fore St., Portland, open daily through late October. Directions and more information at 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 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays, 7 Congress Square, 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,

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 Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth, 846-6259,


Wednesday 6/15

Michael Franti & Spearhead, 6 p.m., Thompson’s Point, Portland,

Friday 6/17

Robert Ellis with Tom Brousseau, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15/ advance, $18/day of,

Zach Deputy, 9:30 p.m., Port City Music Hall, Portland, blues, R&B.

Tuesday 6/21

Death From Above 1979 with AWOLNATION, Maine State Pier, Portland. Tickets at

Bach’s “Goldberg Variations BMV 988,” by Bowdoin Artist in Residence, George Lopez, 7:30 p.m., Woodfords Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland. Tickets at Brown Paper Tickets or 

Portland Symphony Orchestra concludes its season with “Peer Gynt” as part of a Norwegian-themed evening at Portland’s Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St. Tickets $25-$75 through PortTIX at 842-0800 or


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,,


Call for Art

“Forest Through the Trees,” deadline June 24 for show hosted by Spindleworks Arts Studio July 15-Aug. 29 at Frontier Café, 14 Maine St., BrunswickEmail for application with subject line: The Forest Through the Trees, or stop by Spindleworks.


“Painting-Photo Synthesis,” featuring the art of Jennifer Novelli and Sarah Fisher, Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick.

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.

“Squares,” original art by Points of View artists, Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., to June 30,

Saturday 6/25

“This is a Portrait if I Say So,” featuring pioneering works of art by leading American artists. Opening festivities, 4 p.m.; reception and family activities, 5-6:30 p.m., Bowdoin College of Art Museum, 9400 College Station, Brunswick. Free and open to the public.


Summer Film Festival, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 9. (No film July 12). Complete schedule at the library and Free. 

Thursday 6/16

Movies in the Park, 8:30 p.m., “Star Wars- The Force Awakens,” Nathaniel Davis Park, Brunswick. Families encouraged to come early and picnic – concessions available, Free.


“Fabulous Faces in Fiber,” famous faces fabricated into pillows by Elizabeth Stoyko, Markings gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499.

“Flights of Fancy,” birds in metal, clay, felt, stone, wood, paper and fiber, Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, to June 30.

“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.

“Summer’s First Light,” Photography by The First Light Camera Club, Topsham Public Library Crooker Gallery, 25 Foreside Road, 725-1727,, to July 6.


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.

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,

Just for Kids

Create-A-Play Theater/Art Day Camp, Orion Performing Arts Center, July 18-22, open to students finishing grades 5-8, brochures at, Mt. Ararat Middle School, 66 Republic Ave, Topsham. Contact Judy Lloyd at the Orion, or 729-2950, ext. 7.


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

“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 2017.

“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.


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,


Friday 6/17

Cul de Sax, 5-7 p.m., Patten Free Library, Bath, with guest artist Frank Vigneau on piano. The quartet will perform show tunes, waltzes and  melodies. Free.

Musical storyteller Ruth Hill, The Side Door Coffee House at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle St., Brunswick. Open mic sign up 6:45 p.m., feature performer begins at 8:30 p.m.

Saturday 6/18

“Night Games of Siena,” a Renaissance madrigal comedy by Exsultemus, 2:30 p.m., Elijah Kellogg Church, Harpswell, suggested donation $20, 857-998-0219,


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


“A Vintage Story,” by Resurgence Dance Co., The Chocolate Church, 804 Washington St., Bath, 7 p.m. June 24, 25; 2 p.m. July 26. Adults/$12, children/$6 in advance at, $18/$12 at the door.

“Ghost: The Musical,” Maine State Music Theatre at the Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College, 1 Bath Road, Brunswick, to June 25. Tickets $46-$77, 725-8769,

Maine State Music Theatre, panel discussions at Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick about current show being presented. July 6: noon-1 p.m., “Evita,” followed by opening of an exhibit presented by the MSMT History Committee. Tickets at, 725-8769, Pickard Theater, 1 Bath Road.

Saturday 6/18

“Jack and the Beanstalk,” Maine State Music Theatre, 1 Bath Road, Brunswick, 11 a.m. Tickets $10-$15 at, 725-8769, or the box office.

Maine State Music Theatre presents Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “A Grand Night for Singing,” on the Pickard stage in Brunswick for one day only, Monday, June 20, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. The cast of performance interns – Giovanni DiGabriele, Alex Drost, Megan Flynn, Berkley Jones, Kyle Laing, Marty Lauter, Haley Ostir, and Katie Whittemore – is joined by local actors Matt LaBerge of South Portland, Rachel Grindle of Portland and Hugh Cipparone of Brunswick. Tickets are $20-$40 and are available online at, by phone at 725-8769, or at the box office, 1 Bath Road, Brunswick. Visit for more.