Thursday, April 24, 2014
Maine State Ballet will present "The Nutcracker" at Merrill Auditorium in Portland.
Courtesy Maine State Ballet
The indie-pop band Lucius is at Port City Music Hall in Portland on Wednesday.
Peter Larson photo
“Eye Catchers,” annual holiday show featuring folk artist Jeff Barrett, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. gleason fineart.com. Through Dec. 28.
“Piece Work,” 2013 Portland Museum of Art Biennial, recent work by 30 artists, through Jan. 5; “9 Walks,” nine video projections by Amy Stacey Curtis, through Jan. 5; “Redacted,” paintings and drawings by Ahmed Alsoudani, Iraqi artist and MECA graduate, through Feb. 2; “Winslow Homer’s Civil War,” wood engravings and prints, through Dec. 8; “J480N R063N38,” installation of large-scale sculptural forms by Jason Rogenes in the PMA family space, through Jan. 5, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org.
“Breakthrough: Work by Contemporary Chinese Artists,” eight pioneering women artists, Bowdoin College, Museum of Art, Brunswick. bowdoin. edu/art-museum. Through Dec. 22.
“Hawk & Handsaw: Twenty Who Know the Difference,” selected works by 20 contemporary Maine artists who have been featured in Hawk & Handsaw, the journal of creative sustainability published by Unity College, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. cmcanow.org. Ends Sunday.
“Objects in Space,” recent paintings by Jeffrey Whittle, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Ends Sunday.
“The Unstill Life,” oil paintings by Lynn Cyr, University of Maine, Blake Library, Fort Kent. umfk.edu/library. Through Monday.
Chuck Thompson, Maine plein air landscapes, with other guest artists, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook. 591-7300. Through Saturday.
“A World of Objects,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick. 725-3275. Small and rarely seen objects from diverse collections. Through June 8.
“The Wonderful World of Oz,” exhibition drawn from the world’s most comprehensive collection of Oz materials, based in Maine, through March; “Every Picture Tells a Story,” N.C. Wyeth illustrations from the Brandywine River Museum, through Dec. 29; “A Wondrous Journey: Jonathan Fisher and the Making of Scripture Animals,” through Jan. 5; “American Treasures: Visions of the Land and Sea,” through Feb. 2; Andrew Wyeth: “Temperas and Watercolors,” through April 30, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org
“To the Ends of the Earth and Back,” historical overview of polar exploration and the process of globalization as depicted in maps, charts, books and artifacts, University of Southern Maine, Osher Map Library, Portland. 780-4850. Through Feb. 27.
“On Finding Home,” figures carved from wood and finished with painted surfaces by Sachiko Akitama; “From the Shadows,” black and white photographs by Susan Burnstine and Lynn Saville, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. umma.umaine.edu. Through Jan. 4.
Fryeburg Fair Portraits-Ambrotypes, by David Puntel, Fryeburg Academy, Pace Galleries of Art, also includes portraits by Rachel Andrews Damon and vintage portraits from O.B. Denison. fryeburg academy.org. Through Dec. 20.
Heartwood College of Art presents “Art of the Barn,” interpretations of local barns by local artists, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. brick storemuseum.org. Through Dec. 30.
“River Reflections – Maine Woods Mirror,” photographs by John Orcutt, Schoolhouse Gallery, Kingfield. schoolhouseartgallery.com. Through Jan. 3.
7th annual Extravaganza, variety of work by more than 70 Maine artists, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhus gallery.com. Through Dec. 24.
“Beings,” sculpture by Eva Goetz and Nanci Khan, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. treeoflifemuseum .org. Through Dec. 24.
“The Collector’s Choice,” photographs, lithographs, paintings and more by several artists, York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. Through Jan. 3.
Wearable Art, by Maine artists to wear and live with, Markings Gallery, Bath. markingsgallery.com. Through Dec. 31.
“Going Coastal: Humor, Parody and Amusement of a Maritime Nature,” Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. mainemaritimemuseum.org. Through June 1.
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Swedish classical guitarist Goran Sollscher performs at Bates College in Lewiston on Dec. 8.