Arts Calendar: Sept. 7-17

  • Mail this page!
  • Delicious
  • 0

Greater Portland

Exhibits

Tuesday 9/13 

Sister-state exhibit, artists’ reception, 7 p.m., by Maine and Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil artists, Yarmouth Memorial Library, 215 Main St. Maine Chapter of Partners of the Americas will show a six-minute video, followed by a short talk by artist Daniel Minter, a question and answer period and Brazilian refreshments.

Shelley Breton, oil paintings, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, through September.

Thursday 9/15

Priscilla Stevens, 5-7 p.m. reception, Townsend Real Estate & Art Gallery, 553 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth, plein air pastels, landscapes, through Oct. 15.

Film

PMA Films, Portland Museum of Art; more at portlandmuseum.org/events/movies.

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. Sept. 8: TBA; Sept. 15: “Thank You for Playing,” documents an emotional journey with a poetic video game; Sept. 22: “Hooligan Sparrow,” follows maverick activist to southern China to seek justice.

Thursday 9/8

“Rain the Color Blue with a Little Red in it,” (aka The Nigerian Purple Rain), 7:30 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, admission $8, $6/members and students.

Tuesday 9/13

“Climate of Change,” 5:30-7 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. 

Thursday 9/15

“No Impact Man,” 7 p.m., Yarmouth Historical Society, 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth. Documentary follows attempt to live for one year with as little environmental impact as possible. Kicks off Royal River Film Series, third Thursday through March.

“Race,”1 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, based on the true story of Jesse Owens and the 1936 Olympics, freeportlibrary.

Galleries

“Nachtmusik,” by Ronald Rovner, Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 US Route One, Falmouth, to Oct. 1.

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.

“AW@3fish,” Addison Woolley Gallery artists, 3fish, 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland, 450-8499, to Sept. 30.

“Bounty,” 2016 Biennial Faculty Exhibition, Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland, through Sept. 29.

“Cuban Footsteps,” featuring work by 20 photographers, PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, reception Sept. 22, 5-7 p.m., through Oct. 8.

“From A Woman’s Perspective,” Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peak’s Island, celebrates Pat Chandler, Julianne Garvey, Jane Herbert, Felicity Sidwell and Kim Skillin Traina, through Sept. 29.

“Bounty,” biennial faculty exhibition, MECA’s Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, to Sept. 29.

“Its Honor is Here Pledged: Broken Treaty Quilts by Gina Adams,” AREA Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland, Native American theme, to Dec. 9.

Sketches by Anthony Jensen, CIA, 72 Ocean St., South Portland, to Sept. 14.

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

Margaret Lawrence, Stonewall Gallery, Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth, ethereal, abstract landscapes, through Oct. 29.

Thursday 9/15

Paul Brahms, 6-8 p.m. opening reception for solo exhibit, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, mayostreetarts.org, through October.

Museums

“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.

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, weekdays noon – 4 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday & holidays, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. through Labor Day, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, 766-3330, fifthmainemuseum.org.

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, freeporthistoricalsociety.org.

International Cryptozoology Museum, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays through Sundays, 4 Thompson’s Point Road, 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, 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, Sunday 1-5 p.m., 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 Oct. 30. Admission and train tickets: adults, $10; seniors, $9; children 3-12, $6, 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, 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, portlandmuseum.org.

Portland Observatory, open for tours 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily until Oct. 10, 138 Congress St., Portland, $10 adults, discounts available, portlandlandmarks.org./observatory/, 774-5561, ext.107.

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

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, yarmouthmehistory.org.

Music

Thursday 9/8

Shemedia Copeland, 7 p.m., Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., Portland, 805-0134. Tickets $25-$45, portlandhouseofmusic.com.

Friday 9/9

Married With Chitlins, 7 p.m. coffee house, Falmouth Congregational Church UCC, 267 Falmouth Road. Acoustic country, blues, Celtic, by donation, 781-3413, falmouthcongregationalchurch.org.

Saturday 9/10

The New England Jazz Band, After Hours Concert Series, 7-8:30 p.m., South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, big band music. Free.

Sunday 9/11

The Greater Freeport Community Chorus, register 6-6:30 p.m. for  winter season, followed by first rehearsal, Freeport Performing Arts Center, Freeport High School, 30 Holbrook St., 666-8817, gfccsings.org.

“A Tribute to Richard Roberts: Pianist, Mentor and Friend,” 3-4 p.m., The Portland Rossini Club, The Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland. Classical music selections followed by reception, $10, $5 seniors, students free.

Portland Conservatory of Music Open House, 2-4 p.m., Woodsford’s Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland. Tours, meet-and-greet, instrument petting zoo, performances.

Tuesday 9/13

Lyle Divinsky, House Party Fundraiser for St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland, details through 775-1248 or julia.kirby@stlawrencearts.org.

Thursday 9/15

MarchFourth, Port City Music Hall, 9 p.m., electronica/dance/jazz, $12/$15 portcitymusichall.com.

Friday 9/16

Pink Talking Fish, 9 p.m., Portland House of Music, 24 Temple St., advance tickets  $15 at portlandhouseofmusic.com/event/pink-talking-fish, $18 day of.

Jonathan Edwards, with special guests Grance Eden Young and Jerome Degey, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, Portland, $35/$40, onelongfellowsquare.com.

Saturday 9/17

Max Garcia Conover, 10 a.m., monthly Music & Muffins series at Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland. Free.

PMA Family Days with Maine Youth Rock Orchestra, Portland Museum of Art, Congress Square, 12-12:30 and 1-1:30 p.m. performances; 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., collaborative art-making. Free with admission. Children 14 and under always free, http://bit.ly/2cfiNTh. 

Sunday 9/18

International Heritage Music Series: Bulgarika, 7:30 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, traditional Bulgarian songs and instrumentals,  mayostreetarts.org.

Tuesday 9/20

“Krazy ‘Bout Kotzschmar,”  6:30 p.m., Kotzschmar Conversation with organist Thomas Heywood in Merrill Auditorium Rehearsal Room, Myrtle Street past auditorium entrance; 7:30 p.m. concert. Tickets $10-$15, PortTix Box Office, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, PortTix online.

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

Magician Peter Boie, 7 p.m., Sept. 14-16, St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland, brownpapertickets.com.

“The Irish and How They Got That Way,” by Frank McCourt, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, to Sept. 11, tickets $53-$58, discounts available, 774-0465, portlandstage.com.

Thursday 9/8

“King of Crows IV: All Hail the King,” 7:30 p.m., St Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St.,Portland, theatre in 10-minute presentations, from drama to farce, $15, brownpapertickets.com.

Mid-Coast

Auditions

Wednesday 9/14

“Cauldron Bubble,” 4- 5:30 p.m., The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick. Open to high school-age actors, no preparation necessary, 729-8584, thetheaterproject@mac.com.

Exhibits

“Joy of Art and Joy of the Lens,” winners exhibit, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, http://bit.ly/2aQPk4r, through Sept. 15.

Galleries

“New Perspectives” featuring the work of Jack Gable and Anne Gable Allaire, The Chocolate Church Arts Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath, through Sept. 19.

“Warmth in Style,” unique wearables, Markings gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499, through October.

John David Ellis, ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, to Sept. 17.

“Outdoor Spaces,” paintings by Laurie Burhoe, Fellowship Gallery, One Middle St., Brunswick., to Sept. 14.

“Robert Frank: Sideways,” opens Sept. 15 at Bowdoin Museum of Art, Brunswick, selection of rarely seen photographs from 1947.

Friday 9/9

Sarah Greenier, artist reception, plus new exhibit opening, 6-7 p.m., Centre St Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St. Bath.

“Brushstrokes with Impact” 9 a.m.-5 p.m. paint-a-thon by Maria Castellano-Usery, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, benefit and raffle. 

“Pennellville Impressions,” reception for show of paintings, prints, and photographs by Points of View Artists, 5-8 p.m., Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 373-9300, through Sept. 30.

Thursday 9/15

Bowdoin College Museum of Art Fall Open House, 5:30- 7 p.m., Museum of Art, Pavilion, Bowdoin Museum of Art, Brunswick, public welcome to view exhibits. Free.

“Robert Frank: Nobody’s Home,” lecture by Sarah Kennel, curator of photography at Peabody Essex Museum, 4:30-6 p.m., Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, http://bit.ly/2bXDuET. Free and open to the public.

Ongoing

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.

The Green Lion Gallery, 23 Center St., Bath.

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.

K. Mizner Art Studio & Gallery, 128 Water St., Hallowell, kmizner.com.

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.

Widgeon Cove, 31 Widgeon Cove Lane, Harpswell. Paintings, sculpture, jewelry, handmade paper, widgeoncove.com.

Museums

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

“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.

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

“This is a Portrait if I Say So,” featuring pioneering works by leading American artists. Bowdoin College of Art Museum, 9400 College Station, Brunswick, to Oct. 23.

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

Saturday 9/10

Drum Circle, 6:30 -8 p.m., Elm St. Assisted Living, 56 Elm St., Topsham, 725-1134.

Ongoing

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

Theater/Dance

“The Pirates of Penzance,” The Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, light operetta and comedic farce, 7 p.m. Sept. 9, 10, 16, 17 and 2 p.m. Sept. 11, 18. Tickets $12/advance at the box office, chocolatechurcharts.org or 442-8455, $15/door.

“Murder Can Be Habit Forming,” comedic murder-mystery by The Basic Players of the Bath Area Senior Center, 7 p.m. Sept. 16 & 17; 2 p.m. Sept. 18. Tickets $10/advance in the office, $12/door, 443-4937.

On Sept. 16, the Portland Museum of Art will unveil its latest acquisition: Tim Rollins and K.O.S.’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” a installation of approximately 13 by 34 feet that will be among the first works visitors will see when they enter the museum.
Tim Rollins and K.O.S. have exhibited throughout the world, and their work can be found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian, and over 100 more institutions, but the PMA’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream breaks new ground for the group, who collaborated with a textile manufacturer to produce their artwork at such scale for the first time.

0