Arts Calendar: May 20 to June 2

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Greater Portland

Auditions/Calls for Art

Choral Art Society, holding auditions for its Choral Art Camerata, Tuesday and Wednesday, May 26-27, 5-9 p.m., free, Allen Avenue Unitarian-Universalist Church, 524 Allen Ave., Portland, 828-0043,


Friday 5/22

“Life in Prison,” discussion with local author Robert Reilly, noon, free, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700,

“Twisted Threads,” luncheon with author Lea Wait, 11 a.m., $15/reservations only, South Freeport Congregational Church, 98 South Freeport Road, South Freeport, 865-4012.

Friday 5/29

“Quick Pivot,” discussion with local author Brenda Buchanan, noon, free, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700,

Monday 6/1

“Unique Maine Farms,” discussion with author Mary Quinn Doyle, 6:30 p.m., free, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 865-3307,


“Night of the Living Deb,” Saturday, May 23, 9:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 24, 7:30 p.m., $8, students $6, SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600,

“The Living,” Friday, May 22, 6:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, May 23-24, 2 p.m., $8, students $6, Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148,


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

Carole Kainlor and Richard Sawyer, wood art and photography, on view to June 15, Cia Cafe, 72 Ocean St., South Portland, 747-4414.

“Dappled Canopy,” paintings by Liz Hoag, on view to June 6, Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 781-2620,

“Huzzah! Play Ball Like It’s 1861,” photo essay by Sean Alonzo Harris, on view to May 28, Susan Maasch Fine Art, 4 City Center, Portland, 478-4087,

Ingrid Christensen and James Rivoli, paintings, on view to June 2, Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery, 48 Free St., Portland, 576-7787,

“Inspired by Animals,” pottery by Jacqueline Hickey and Barb Loken, on view to May 30, Maine Potters Market, 376 Fore St., Portland, 774-1633,

“Interior Life,” paintings by Louise Bourne, Sukie Curtis and Brita Holmquist, on view to June 4, Ocean House Gallery & Frame, 299 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, 956-7422,

“Men in Suits,” paintings by Natasha Mayers, on view to June 21, Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, 772-2339.

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

“Past Impressions,” monotypes and lithographs by Sissy Buck, on view to May 30, Fogg Lighting, 281 Marginal Way, Portland, 797-7568.

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

“Ripple Effect,” monoprints by Karen Adrienne, Kris Sader and Barbra Whitten, on view to May 30, PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, 517-0200.

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

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

“Zen Mind, Artist Mind,” mixed media works by Mei Selvage, on view to May 29, 3fish Gallery, 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland, 773-4773.


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.

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

Tuesday 5/26

“Dear Mom: Around the World with the Air Transport Command,” lecture by Thomas C. Bennett, presented by Cumberland Historical Society, Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland, 829-2215.


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


St. Mary Schola, spring concert, Friday, May 29, 7:30 p.m., Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland, and Sunday, May 31, 4 p.m., Episcopal Church of St. Mary, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, $15, seniors and students $12,

Saturday 5/23

Maurice Dickson with Mike Burd, 7 p.m., $20, Acoustic Artisans, 594 Congress St., Second Floor, Portland,

Saturday 5/30

The Casco Bay Tummlers, part of After Hours Concert Series, 7 p.m., free, South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, South Portland, 767-7660,


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

Kirtan, group chanting, 7-8:30 p.m., first and third Fridays, $5 donation, Portland Yoga Studio, 616 Congress St., Portland, 799-0054,


“Hairspray,” May 22 to June 7, various times, $20, seniors $18, students $15, The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-7337,

“Papermaker,” to May 24, various times, $37-$47, Portland Stage Co., 25A Forest Ave., Portland, 774-0465,

“The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence,” presented by The Dramatic Repertory Co., May 29 to June 7, various times, $10-$20, Studio Theater at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, 800-838-3006,

Monday 6/1

“Fun Longfellow,” Portland Comedy Co-Op show featuring Paul Landwehr, 8 p.m., $5, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757,


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 5/23

“The Boys Who Challenged Hitler,” discussion with author Phillip Hoose, 4 p.m., free, Gulf of Maine Books, 134 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-5083.

Thursday 5/28

“How to Build a Book,” workshop with author Marsha Hinton, 7 p.m., free, The Mustard Seed Book Store, 74 Front St., Bath, 389-4084,


“Wild Tales,” May 26-30, various times, $6-$8, Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-8820,

Tuesday 5/26

“Last Days in Vietnam,” 6:30 p.m., free, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5141.


 “Colors of Nature,” watercolors by Sam Trott, on view to June 4, Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, 373-4600,

“Figures in Motion” and “Gods of the Ancients,” paintings by Carolyn Wiley, on view to June 10, Fellowship Gallery, Unitarian-Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle St., Brunswick, 729-8515.

Garry Mitchell and Henry Wolyniec, various works, on view to May 31, ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 725-8157.

Page O’Rourke, acrylic “pop-folk” art, on view to June 14, Centre Street Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath, 442-0300.

“Springtime in New England,” works by 10 artists, on view to May 30, 11 Pleasant, Brunswick, 317-7952,

Student Art Show, works of Merrymeeting Adult Education students, on view to May 30, 35 Republic Ave., Topsham.

Saturday 5/30

“From the Mountains to the Sea,” plein-air paintings by Nora West, opening reception 2-4 p.m., on view to June 28, Capt. Morrill’s Community Arts Center, 1825 Harpswell Islands Road, Orr’s Island.


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,


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,


Sunday 5/24

DaPonte String Quartet, 3 p.m., $20, Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main St., Topsham, 529-4555,

Friday 5/29

Sojourn, 7:30 p.m., $14, Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455,

Tuesday 6/2

St. Mary Schola, spring concert, 7:30 p.m., $15, seniors and students $12, First Parish Church, 9 Cleaveland St., Brunswick,


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


Friday 5/29

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

Sidebar Elements

Long before it was a retail mecca, Freeport was a center of shoe-manufacturing, home to more than 30 cobbling companies such as Freeport Shoe Co., A.W. Shaw and of course, L.L. Bean Inc. The Freeport Historical Society captures that storied past in “Cobblers to Capitalists: Two Centuries of Freeport Shoemaking,” an exhibit of images, shoes, tools and memorabilia, including unsold variations of the “Bean boot” and this 1970s photograph of moccasin-making at Casco Bay Trading Post. The exhibit opened last week and is on display until January at the society’s Harrington House, 45 Main St., Freeport.