Arts Calendar: May 4-16

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Greater Portland

Exhibits

“Making Faces, colossal portraits chock-full of face, Cia cafe, 72 Ocean St., South Portland, through May 15.

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

Friday 5/6

First Annual Regional High School Art Show, opening reception 5-8 p.m. Friday, Casco Bay Artisans 68 Commercial St., The Maine Wharf, Portland. Work of students from 17 regional high schools, to May 11.

Film

Ongoing

PMA Films, Portland Museum of Art, portlandmuseum.org/events/movies for showings, times and ticket prices.

Galleries

In Sensorium, BFA Thesis Exhibition 2016, Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland, Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday until 7 p.m., free admission, www.meca.edu, 775-3052, to May 21.

“Julianne Garvey: A Solo Exhibition of Paintings,” Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island, through May 30.

“Kith & Kin,” group exhibit of embroidery, mixed media, painting and pastel,  Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, mayostreetarts.org, to May 17.

“Paper Works,” featuring works on paper and works of paper by Daniel Anselmi and James Marshall, Pho Pa, 132 Washington Ave., Portland. Artist talk 5:30 p.m., to May 12.

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

Thursday 5/5

 “Artifacts,” by Angel Braestrup and Mary Barnes, opening reception 5-7 p.m., Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 US Route One, Falmouth, to June 4.

Ed Douglas, opening reception for new work, 5-7 p.m., Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, 772-2693,  nfo@greenhutgalleries.com, to May 28.

Tom Baril, Eleanor Miller, Robert Moran, 5-7:30 p.m, opening reception, Susan Maasch Fine Art, 4 City Center, Portland, susanmaaschfineart.com, to May 28.

Friday 5/6

K. Mizner Art Studio & Gallery, grand opening, 4:30-7 p.m., 128 Water St., Hallowell. Studio hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 841-2580, www.kmizner.com.

Two Islands, by Iceland artist Oskar Thorarensen, opening reception, 5-8 p.m.,  Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery, 48 Free St., Portland, through May 27.

MECAmorphosis: 2016 Thesis Exhibition opening, Maine College of Art, floors G, 1, 2, 3 of the Porteous Building, Portland. In conjunction with the First Friday Art Walk, 5-8 p.m., showcases work by over 100 graduating students. Free and open to the public. On view to May 27, Wednesday-Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday until 7 p.m.

William Harrison, 5-8 p.m., Mainely Frames & Gallery, 541 Congress St. Pen and ink drawings from photography hand-drawn on paper, through May.

Friday 5/6

“Two Artist Friends: Works by Betty Brown & Jae Brown,” 5-8 p.m. opening reception, 3fish gallery, 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland, to May 28.

Tuesday 5/10

The Harp Twins, 6:30 p.m., Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth, ThomasMemorialLibrary.org.

Friday 5/13

RUUNE/Street Sity Surf/Arwyn Sherman, 7 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, $5-$10 suggested donation at the door, facebook.com/events/805404369591633/.

Museums

“Gatherings: recent paintings of Portland and beyond,” by Henry Isaacs, Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, 773-2339, mainejewishmuseum.org, to May 8.

“Masterworks on Paper: Highlights from the Portland Museum of Art,” including works by  Homer and Andrew Wyeth, through June 5.

“Patterns of Aggression,” The Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, USM Glickman Family Library, 5th Floor, 314 Forest Ave. Portland, to May 29.

Saturday 5/7

The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum season opening, special Train Day event: ride the Railbus, normally on display at 58 Fore St., Portland, mainenarrowgauge.org, 828-0814.

“ToPoPhilia: Portland & Ways of Knowing Place,” 6-8 p.m. exhibit opening, features pieces by 15 Maine artists who created a personalized map of Portland, Zero Station 222 Anderson St., Portland,  zerostation.com, 347-7000.

Thursday 5/12

“Shared Conversations – Working & Living Side by Side: The Art and Design of Jamie Johnston & Sondra Bogdonoff,” 5-7 p.m., opening reception, Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, 773-2339, mainejewishmuseum.org, through July 10.

“Where Nature Meets Place,” 5:30-7 p.m. opening, Stonewall Gallery, Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St. Works by members of the Brunswick-based Five Rivers Arts Alliance, through June 25.

Ongoing

Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, educational, fun and active workshops for kids and parents, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234, kitetails.com.

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, sphistory.org.

Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, by appointment, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, 766-3330, fifthmainemuseum.org.

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

International Cryptozoology Museum, 661 Congress St., Portland, cryptozoologymuseum.com.

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, mainehistory.org.

Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland, 780-0118, maineirish.com.

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

The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum, 58 Fore St., Portland, open daily through late October. Directions and more information at mainenarrowgauge.org or 828-0814.

Neal Dow Memorial, tours by appointment, 714 Congress St., Portland, 773-7773, mewctu.com.

Portland Fire Museum, open first Fridays 6-9 p.m., adults $5, children $2, 157 Spring St., Portland, portlandfiremuseum.com.

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, portlandmuseum.org.

Portland Observatory, 138 Congress St., Portland, 774-5561.

Skyline Farm Carriage and Sleigh Museum, by appointment, free/donations accepted, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, skylinefarm.org, 829-9203 .

Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, Southern Maine Community College, Fort Road, South Portland, 799-6337, springpointlight.org.

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

Music

Friday 5/6

Vardan Ovsepian, pianist and composer, 8 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodfords St., Portland. Presented by Dimensions in Jazz program and the Armenian Cultural Association of Maine. Tickets $20/door; $5/$10/$15 in advance at Jet Video and Starbird Music in Portland and Gulf of Maine Books in Brunswick.

Saturday 5/7

The Mike + Ruthy Band, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. Tickets $15, onelongfellowsquare.com, 761-1757.

Grammy award-winning Ying Quartet with  cellist Zuill Bailey, 3 p.m., presented by Portland Ovations at Hannaford Hall at USM Portland. Tickets $38-$42, PortTix 842-0800, portlandovations.org.

Monday 5/9

NYC singer/songwriter Mirah and LA composer Jherek Bischoff, music for strings, 8 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland, space538.org.

Friday 5/13

JT Stivers and the Threadbare Band, 7:30 p.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St. Tickets $10 at the door or reserve by emailing Stivers at jtstivers.com.

Sunday 5/15

LARK Society for Chamber Music benefit with Portland String Quartet, 4 p.m., The Cumberland Club, 116 High St., Portland. Tickets $65, lark@larksociety.org, larksociety.org, 761-1522.

Ongoing

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

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, skelley@royalriver.org, royalriver.org.

Theater/Dance

“Guys and Dolls,” The Theatre Company at Falmouth High School, 74 Woodville Road, 7 p.m. May 5, 6, 12; 7:30 p.m. May 13, May 14. Tickets at the door $7, adults, $6 all others.

Friday 5/6

Portland Playback, 7:30 p.m., CTN5, 516 Congress St., “plays back” your favorite stories of motherhood, whether of mothering or being mothered, $10 suggested donation.

Mid-Coast

Exhibits

“Falling in Love: The Passion and Process of Artistic Expression,” paintings and illustrations by Barbara Bean and Monika Kirtland, Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, through May.

“Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine,” traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5242, to May 20.

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

Galleries

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

Friday 5/13

High and Low, group show featuring paintings, original prints, photographs, collage and ceramics by Points of View Artists, 5:30-7:30 p.m. reception, Gallery Framing, 12 Pleasant St., Brunswick, to May 28. 

Ongoing

Barn Door Cafe and Bakery, 4 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 102, Brunswick, 721-3099, thebarndoorcafe.com.

Bayview Gallery, 58 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-5500, bayviewwgallery.com.

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, chocolatechurcharts.org.

Coleman Burke Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, emilycollierjohnson@gmail.com.

Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5242, curtislibrary.com.

11 Pleasant Street, 11 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 607-4016, daughtry@vsartsmaine.org.

Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-8820, explorefrontier.com.

Gallery at Park Row, 185 Park Row, Brunswick, 907-4016.

Gallery at Schoolhouse Crossing, 48 West Schoolhouse Crossing Road, Topsham, 603-674-6098, keith@keithsphotography.com.

Gallery at Widgeon Cove, Route 123, Harpswell, 833-6081, widgeoncove.com.

Gallery Framing, 12 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-9108.

Gelato Fiasco, 74 Maine St., Brunswick, 607-4002, gelatofiasco.com.

Gun Point Cove Gallery, 1241 Harpswell Islands Road, Orr’s Island, 833-7303, gunpointcovegallery.com.

Harbor Works Gallery, Holbrook-Trufant House, 977C Cundy’s Harbor Road, Harpswell, 841-9812, harborworksgallery.org.

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, maescafeandbakery.com/events, 442-8577.

Maine Fiberarts Gallery, 13 Main St., Topsham, 721-0678, mainefiberarts.org.

Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499.

Merrymeeting Arts Center, 9 Main St., Bowdoinham, 841-5914, merrymeetingartscenter.org.

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, sebascodeganartists.com.

Summer Island Studio, 149 Maine St., Brunswick, 373-1810.

Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, 729-8033, thorntonoaks.com.

Topsham Public Library, Crooker Gallery, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, topshamlibrary.org, 725-1727.

Whatnot Gallery at Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick, 725-8820, spindleworks.org.

Museums

Barbara Cooney: Drawing Biography, May 19 – Aug. 21, Zuckert Seminar Room, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-3275, bowdoin.edu/art-museum.

Beautiful Monstrosities, Elegant Distortions: The Artifice of Sixteenth-Century Mannerism,” examines the works of artists employed by European courts in the 16th century, Becker Gallery, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick, through June 5.

“To Count Art an Intimate Friend: Highlights from Bowdoin Collections, 1794 to the Present,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art at Focus, Halford Center  and Bernard and Barbro Osher galleries, 9400 College Station, Brunswick, to June 5.

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

“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, bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum/725-3416, to March 2017.

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.

Ongoing

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, bowdoin.edu/art-museum.

Maine Maritime Museum, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 243 Washington St., Bath, 443-1316, mainemaritimemuseum.org.

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; 2-5 p.m. Sunday, 725-3416, bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum.

Music

Spring Dance Concert, 8 p.m. May 5-7, Bowdoin College Memorial Hall, corner of Bath Road and Maine Street, Brunswick. Free and open to the public. Tickets at the door, or in advance at Smith Union information desk, 725-3375.

Saturday 5/14

Maine singer-songwriter Lynn Deeves & guitarist Robby Coffin, 8-10 p.m., Frontier Café, 14 Maine St., Fort Andross Mill #3, Brunswick, $10/advance, $12/ day of, explorefrontier.com, 725-5222.

Sunday 5/15

The Maine Gay Men’s Chorus, 3 p.m., Brunswick UU Church, 1 Middle St., Brunswick. Broadway show tunes, pop and jazz standards, folk ballads, comic numbers. Proceeds benefit local charities. Tickets $12/door, $10/advance at the church office, Gulf of Maine Books, or uucbMGMC.brownpapertickets.com.

Ongoing

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

Theater/Dance

“I Just Want to Talk to a Human,” 2 p.m. May 14, 15, The Theater Project, 14 School St.,Brunswick. Tickets at theaterproject.com, 729-8584; People Plus May 16 at 1:30; Curtis Memorial Library May 18 at 1:30; and Thornton Oaks May 23 at 2 p.m.

“King Lear,” The Chocolate Church Arts Center in partnership with Shakespeare on the Kennebec, 7 p.m. May 6, 7, 13 and 2 p.m. May 8, 14 on the CCAC main stage, 804 Washington St., Bath. Tickets $12/advance, $15/door.

Red Cloak Haunted History Tour, evening lantern-lit tour explore’s Bath’s ghosts and history, spirits and mystery, 7:30 p.m. May  6, 10, 11, 13, 18, 25. All ages, by reservation only, $15/adults, $7/under 12, redcloakhauntedhistorytours.com, 380-3806.

Wednesday 5/18

 “The Zany, Majestic Bard,” 6:30 p.m., one-hour performance/lecture, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath.

Camille and Kennerly Kitt mix their virtuoso harp skills with complex arrangements of rock, metal, and soundtrack hits to achieve extraordinary success. The Harp Twins, who have amassed over 625,000 fans across their social media sites and over 33 million views on YouTube, will appear in a free concert at Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth Tuesday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m. For more, see www.ThomasMemorialLibrary.org.

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