November 27, 2011

Audience Calendar


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Laura Vitanza and Cynthia Eyster as villagers and Hal Cohen as Shmerel the beggar in Acorn Productions’ “The Wandering Beggar,” which opens Friday and continues through Dec. 18 at the Acorn Studio Theater in Westbrook. The play, an adaptation by local playwright Howard Rosenfield of a 1931 Yiddish book by Solomon Simon, features a collection of vignettes in which the title character must deal with dishonest servants and greedy kings. 854-0065;

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Marva Pittman is among the stars of “Broadway at Good Theater,” running Thursday through Dec. 4 at the St. Lawrence Arts Center in Portland. The show features leading man Kevin Earley, who appeared in “Les Miserables,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and other shows on Broadway. The large cast also includes Kelly Caufield, Lynne McGhee, Stephen Underwood, David Goulet, Grace Bradford, Joe Bearor, Marc Brann, Todd Daley, Marie Dittmer, Deirdre Fulton, Meredith Lamothe, Jen Means, Erik Moody, Taylor Palmer, Amy Roche and Benjamin Row.

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Jason Larkin "Past Perfect," Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. 596-6457; Ends today.

"Madeleine de Sinety: Photographs," Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148; Through Dec. 31.

"Gather Up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection," Shaker furniture, printed works, visual art, tools, textiles and small crafts, Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148; Through Feb. 5.

"Imagination Takes Shape: Canadian Inuit Art from the Robert and Judith Toll Collection," Bowdoin College (Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum), Brunswick. 725-3416; Through Dec. 6.

"Paul Caponigro: The Hidden Presence of Places," photography, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. 596-6457; Jan. 15.

"ALOFT! Topsails to Turbines," the history of wind power in Maine, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. Ends today.

Paintings by Lea Peterson, The Bakery, Damariscotta. 563-2867. .

"Wearable, Functional, Beautiful," wearable graphic design and form, CRAFT Gallery, Rockland. 594-0167. Ends today.

Paintings of Jobe Cole and Tom Andersen, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Ends today.

"Wearable Art," handwoven, painted, felted and forged wearables by Janice Jones, Elaine Pew, Susan Mills and others, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499.

"Focus on India," photos by Lawrence Elbroch, Red Door Pottery Studio and Gallery Shop, Kittery. 439-5671. Through Dec. 15.

"Courting the Muse," watercolors by Ken Fellows, York Public Library. 363-2818. Through Dec. 30.

Jack Riddle, oil paintings, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. 799-1720.

Group exhibit, Jeanne O'Toole Hayman, Jay LaBrie, Keith Weiskamp, Rick Boyd and Pamela Williamson, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. 712-1097.

"Still/Moving," performance, video, sculptural objects, printmaking and photography by Deborah Wing-Sproul, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. Through Dec. 11.

"Sferics and Aural Ecosystem," installation by Zach Poff and N.B. Aldrich, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. Through Dec. 11.

"Pieced and Wired," Gabriella D'Italia, George Mason and Ellen Wieske, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. Through Dec. 11.

"Good Design is Good Business: The Elements of Branding," Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery). Ends Monday.

"Perspective," paintings by Jay LaBrie, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. 712-1097. Ends today.

Dominic Chavez: "The Global Lens," photography, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. Through Dec. 30.

Carlo Pittore, "Studio Life," University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. Through Dec. 30.

Abe Ajay, "Constructions," University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. Through Dec. 30.

"A Perpetual Present," 2011 MECA Faculty Selects Exhibition, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. 699-5029. Through Dec. 23.

Fall Show: Liz Bernier, Stacey Whipple, Patricia Knittel and Jane Sleeper, Ember Grove Gallery, Portland. 761-0408

Holiday Extravaganza, more than 60 Maine artists, craftsmen, poets and musicians, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. 338-0001. Through Dec. 24.

New Works by Nathaniel Larrabee, Art House Picture Frames, Portland. 221-3443.

"Addicted to Love," drawings and prints by Eric Hou, The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 450-6695.

Davidson and Daughter Revisited: Paintings, Sculpture and Jewelry, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 772-342-6467. Through Friday.

"Zero Four 101er" Paintings by Joe Fournier, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland.

"The Art of Recycle," found-object assemblages by sculptor Wally Warren, Unity College (Leonard R. Craig Art Gallery), Unity. 948-3131.

Dahlov Ipcar Paintings, Frost Gully Gallery, Thomaston. Through Dec. 10.

"Precious Things," multiple artists, small pieces, L/A Arts Gallery 5, Lewiston. 576-4805. Through Jan. 7.

"Objects of Affection," still-life paintings by Liliana Thelander, Denise Rankin, Nancy O'Brien MacKinnon and Pamela Hansen, Damariscotta River Grill, Damariscotta. 563-2992. Through Dec. 12.

"Inside and Oustide," paintings by Abbie Williams, Summer Island Studio, Gallery of Fine Artisans, Brunswick. 373-1810.

"Let Heaven and Nature Sing: Seventh Annual Festival of Trees," Saco Museum. 283-3861. Through Dec. 31.

"Small Works," 70 Maine artists, River Arts, Damariscotta. 563-1507.

Joseph Cousins, paintings and prints, Central Maine Medical Center Art Gallery, Lewiston. 795-2474.

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