Monday, April 21, 2014
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The Portland Symphony Orchestra presents “The Magic of Christmas” at Merrill Auditorium from Friday through Dec. 22.
Lyric Music Theater in South Portland presents the musical “Annie” through Dec. 21.
Small Works Holiday Show, art by more than 60 artists, Yarmouth Frame and Gallery. yarmouthframe andgallery.com. Through Jan. 31.
“Rusty Bits,” metal show and sale, and Sandy Balmforth paintings, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. waterfallarts.org. Through Dec. 22.
Quilted Assemblages by Donald Talbot and Beatrice Gilbert, Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. mainefiberarts.org. Through Dec. 31.
Art in the Square, 12 x 12-inch original artwork on canvas by local artists, proceeds benefit the student and scholarship fund, Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 633-2703. Through Jan. 5.
“Revision,” Matthew Demers and Allison McKeen. Monkitree, Gardiner. monkitree.com. Through Feb. 1.
• Art Openings
“Maine 10” Art Show, Gallery Framing, Brunswick. galleryframinging.com. Sylvia Dyer, Shirley Lewis, Mary Truesdell, Leslie Emerson, Susan Rayfield Wood and Wayne Robbins. Through Dec. 27.
Jym St. Pierre, “Maine Landsc[r]apes,” photographs, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. curtislibrary.com. Opening reception 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through Dec. 27. Opening reception 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Maine Photography Exhibit to Jazz Renditions by Jane Knox, Marji Greenhut Sculpture Studio, Brunswick. 449-7481. 3 p.m. Saturday.
Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis, Freeport High School. freeportjbr.kintera.org. Registration at 9 a.m., race at 10 a.m. Sunday.
Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale, to benefit Portland’s combined high schools girls and boys hockey teams, Deering High School. 874-8260. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Saturday and Dec. 15.
5RAA Arts Downtown & All Around Exhibit and Sale: art studios, galleries, museums and group shows with musicians; paintings, clay, textiles, wood pieces, jewelry, mixed media, baskets and more, Brunswick and Bowdoinham. 5raa.org. Sunday.
“Eye Catchers,” annual holiday show featuring folk artist Jeff Barrett, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. gleason fineart.com. Through Dec. 28.
Kennebec Valley Art Association “8x10x100,” proceeds support arts programmingy, pieces sell for $100, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlow gallery.org. Through Dec. 28.
“Piece Work,” 2013 Portland Museum of Art Biennial, recent work by 30 artists, through Jan. 5; “Winslow Homer’s Civil War,” wood engravings and prints, through Sunday; “9 Walks,” nine video projections by Amy Stacey Curtis, through Jan. 5; “J480N R063N38,” installation of large-scale sculptural forms by Jason Rogenes in the PMA family space, through Jan. 5; “Redacted,” paintings and drawings by Ahmed Alsoudani, Iraqi artist and MECA graduate, through Feb. 2. Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org.
“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
“Breakthrough: Work by Contemporary Chinese Artists,” eight pioneering women artists, through Jan. 5; “Regarding the Forces of Nature: From Alma Thomas to Yayoi Kusama,” contemporary women artisits, through Feb. 9; “The Object Show,” small and rarely seen objects from diverse collections, through June 8. Bowdoin College, Museum of Art, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum.
“Nowhere But Here,” works by Marsden Hartley, Arthur Dove, Elizabeth Murray, Ben Pier and others, through Jan. 5; “The Lunder Collection,” works by Whistler, Homer, O’Keefe and many more American masters, plus “Spaces and Places” and “American Weathervanes,” through June 8. Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville. colby.edu/museum.
“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.
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Songs of Solomon, a young adult gospel choir, will sing at the Rockport Opera House on Saturday in a Bay Chamber Concerts performance.