Arts Calendar: June 17-30

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Greater Portland


Saturday 6/20

“Lizzie Borden on Trial,” reading by local author Joseph Conforti, 2 p.m., free, Letterpress Books, Northgate Plaza, 91 Auburn St., Portland, 747-4232,

Monday 6/22

“Closer All the Time,” reading by local author Jim Nichols, 6:30 p.m., free, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 865-3307,


“Full Moon in Paris,” Friday, June 19, 6:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, June 20-21, 2 p.m., $8, students $6, Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148,

Thursday 6/18

“Dan in Real Life,” 1 p.m., free, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 865-3307,

Tuesday 6/23

“The Yes Men Are Revolting,” 7:30 p.m., $8, students $6, SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600,

Friday 6/26

“180 Degrees South,” 7 p.m., free, Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth, 846-6259,


Art of John Calvin Stevens, on view to July 19, University of New England Art Gallery, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, 221-4499,

“East to East,” works by Elin O’Hara Slavick and Shane C. Smith, on view to July 3, Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA, 522 Congress St., Portland, 775-3052,

“In Sight of Land,” paintings by Jane Herbert, on view to June 30, Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island, 712-1097,

Jeffery Courtney, Venetian paintings, on view to June 30, Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery, 48 Free St., Portland, 576-7787,

“Molecular Art,” DNA images by Dash Masland, on view to June 29, Oxbow Blending & Bottling, 49 Washington Ave., Portland, 350-0025,

“Motel Variations,” photo collages by Ann Tracy, on view to June 30, Dock Fore, 336 Fore St., Portland,

“New York to Maine,” paintings by Jeff Epstein, Sam Cady and Lois Dodd, on view to July 7, Ocean House Gallery & Frame, 299 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, 956-7422,

“Of Breath and Bone,” works by Cindy Davis and Ronnie Wilson, on view to June 26, 3fish Gallery, 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland, 773-4773.

Pastel Painters of Maine, international exhibit, on view to June 27, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland.

“Path, Points, Lines, Tangents,” paintings by Martha LaMarche, on view to June 30, Daunis Fine Jewelry, 616 Congress St., Portland, 773-6011,

S.C. Myer, paintings and mixed media works, on view to June 27, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4763,

“Space, Place and Time,” photographs by Jay Gould, on view to July 25, PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, 517-0200.

“Take Flight,” works by 15 New England artists, on view to July 6, Bridge Gallery, 568 Congress St., Portland, 712-9499,

“#textmessage,” paintings by Bonnie Faulkner, Berri Kramer and Susan Wilder, on view to July 30, Heron Point Gallery, 63 Market St., Portland, 846-0817.

“Tuesday Group and Friends,” paintings and sculpture by local artists, on view to October, Macpage LLC, 30 Long Creek Drive, South Portland,

“Waterline,” paintings by Colin Page, on view to June 27, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, 772-2693,

Wednesday 6/17

NAMES Foundation Memorial AIDS Quilt, on view 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with talk by author Deborah Freedman at noon, free, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700, 

“The Best of Maine Contemporary Art,” works by local and nationally prominent artists, opening reception 6-8 p.m., free, on view to Oct. 12, Thos. Moser Gallery, 149 Main St., Freeport, 865-4519.

Saturday 6/20

Summer Solstice Resident Art Show, featuring works by 25 artists, 1-4 p.m., Piper Shores Retirement Community, 15 Piper Shores Road, Scarborough, 883-8700,


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

Addo Novo, 490 Congress St., Portland,

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,” to January 2016, Freeport Historical Society, Harrington House, 45 Main St., Freeport, 865-3170,

“Rose Marasco: index,” to Dec. 6, Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148,

“The Pursuit of Liberty,” to Aug. 2, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822,

“The Way We Wear: Fashion & Industry in the 19th Century,” to Oct. 31, Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland, 772-4841,


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 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, 329-9854,

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,

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. 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,

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,

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,

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


Friday 6/19

“Quintessential Vox,” concert by Vox Nova Chamber Choir, 7:30 p.m., $20, students $10, Sacred Heart Church, 326 Main St., Yarmouth,

Monday 6/22

Choral Art Society, sing-along to works of Haydn and Vivaldi, 7 p.m., $5, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford 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,


“The Kings’ Arms Hotel,” presented by Kings of the Hill, Friday, June 19, 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, June 20, 4:30 and 8:30 p.m., $20, Portland Stage Co., 25A Forest Ave., Portland,


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,

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



Saturday 6/20

“Sea Smoke,” book signing with author Miriam Nessett, 10 a.m. to noon, free, The Mustard Seed Bookstore, 74 Front St., Bath, 389-4084,


“Cottage and Garden,” summer-themed sculpture, fiber and other works by local artists, on view to June 30, Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499.

“From the Mountains to the Sea,” plein-air paintings by Nora West, on view to June 28, Capt. Morrill’s Community Arts Center, 1825 Harpswell Islands Road, Orr’s Island.

“Impressions of the Natural World,” photographs by Martha Lentz, on view to July 9, Fellowship Gallery, Unitarian-Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle St., Brunswick, 729-8515.

“Suddenly Summer, “ group exhibit by Points of View Artists, on view to June 30, Gallery Framing, 12 Pleasant St., Brunswick,

“Summer Gathering 2,” works by 12 artists, on view to July 4, ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 725-8157.

Friday 6/19

“Summer House,” works by 19 local artists, opening reception 4-7 p.m., free, Center Street Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath, 442-0300.

Monday 6/29

“Haven,” donation by Brunswick Public Art of Miles Chapin sculpture, reception 5-6 p.m., Brunswick Station, 16 Station Ave., Brunswick,


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 Street 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,


“A Mind of Winter,” photographs by Abelardo Morell, on view to Sept. 27, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-3275,

Sunday 6/21

“Pleasant Street, with Dick Snow,” walking tour sponsored by Pejepscot Historical Society, 1 p.m., $5/registration required, 729-6606.


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,

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. Sundays, 725-3416,


Saturday 6/20

“Quintessential Vox,” concert by Vox Nova Chamber Choir, 7:30 p.m., $20, students $10, Unitarian-Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle St., Brunswick,

The Montsweagers, 6 p.m., free, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick.


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


“Sister Act,” presented by Maine State Music Theatre, June 24 to July 11, various times, $43-$70, Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College, 1 Bath Road, Brunswick, 725-8769,

Friday 6/26

Folk Dance Brunswick, participatory dancing to world music, no partner needed, 6:30-9 p.m., donation $5, People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick, 200-7577,

Sidebar Elements

“Vacationland: Summer in Maine (for the Rest of Us)” is a new exhibit of nearly 50 photograph-based images by 22 artists at VoxPhotographs. The show, including “Fat Boy Patron (Brunswick)” by Audra Medunitza Welton, “provides a counter-balance to the ‘come-hither’ scenic calendar pictures and tourist brochures,” according to gallery director Heather Frederick. Appropriately, “Vacationland” is on display for most of the summer, to Aug. 20. Vox is near the University of Southern Maine, at 334 Forest Ave., Portland.