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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J. Donna Asmussen, watercolors and printmaking, Finance Authority of Maine, Augusta. Through Jan. 6.

UMA Fort Kent Photography Club, nature, still life, wildlife, landscape, abstract, University of Maine (Blake Library), Fort Kent.

Joan L. Taylor, Chinese brush paintings, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. 563-2111.

"Many Hands: Wabanaki Paths of Learning," University of Southern Maine (Woodbury Campus Center), Portland. Through Dec. 16.

"Colors of Maine," paintings by Neil Wyrick, Falmouth Memorial Library. 781-2351. Through Dec. 30.

Lauren Fensterstock and John Bisbee, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland.

Michele A. Caron, paintings in gouache, egg tempera and sign lettering enamels, 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth. 846-6264. Through Jan. 13.

"This Hour," original woodcuts by Blue Butterfield, Harmons & Bartons Gallery, Portland.

Giacomo Bresciani, mixed media on paper, Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 633-6252.

Lori Ingraham, "Foliage," and Harry Nadler, "Sightings," Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. 781-2620.

"All Things Bright and Beautiful," four Maine artists, Archipelago, Rockland. 596-0701. Through Jan. 6.

Juried student exhibition, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. Through Dec. 9.

"Enter Night," art with theme of "welcoming darkness and celebrating the coming of winter," Rose Contemporary, Portland. Through Dec. 31.

Artisans collective mixed media show and sale, The Royal Bean, Yarmouth. 846-7967. Through Dec. 15.

James Allen Walker's "About Face," photographic portraits of Maine people, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. Through Dec. 7.

"Barry: The Art Exhibition," Edith Cleaves Barry paintings, sculpture and pen-and-ink drawings, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. 985-4802. Through Jan. 9.

Open studio, more than 100 drawings, small works, encaustic paintings and sculpture, Kim Bernard Studio, North Berwick. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today Nov. 27.

"Beast in Show," benefits area animal organizations, Susan Mathias and Nancy McGinnis, Monkitree, Gardiner. 512-4679. Through Jan. 12.

"Through the Ages: 75 Years at the Brick Store Museum," Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. 985-4802.

"Life on the Shores of Lake Victoria," African artists, Museum of African Culture, Portland. 871-7188.

"Transitions," landscape photography by Sara Gray, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. 699-5599.

"Kitchen Americana," paintings by Jean Kigel, The Bakery, Damariscotta. 563-2867. Through Dec. 31.

Art Openings

"Peace 2011," painting, drawing and sculpture, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693. Opening reception 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Through Dec. 31.

"Bringing Art Home for the Holidays," four artists in fiber, metal, wood and clay, Harmons & Bartons Gallery, Portland. 774-5948. Reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Dec. 31.

Invitational Ornament Show, ornaments in glass, clay, wood, fiber and metals, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. Opens Thursday. Through Dec. 31.

Charles Thompson, plein air paintings celebrating natureUniversity of New England Campus Center, Biddeford. Opens Thursday. Through Jan. 15.

"8 x 10 x 10," group show in which all work is $80; benefits the gallery's art programming, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. Opens Friday, reception 5 to 8 p.m. Through Dec. 10.

"Maine Wood 2012," biennial juried exhibition of Maine woodworkers, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport. Opens Friday. Through Feb. 3.

"Port of Portland: A Ship-Shaped History," presented by Maine Maritime Museum, Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery). 443-1316. Opens Friday. Through Jan. 3.

Diane Hudson's "My Chicago" and Jane Banquer's "Vanishing Acts," photography, woodblock prints and paintings, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. 450-8499. Opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Dec. 22.

Multi-artist show and sale, Studio 53 Fine Art Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 380-7554. Reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

First Friday Art Walk, downtown Portland. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Drawing the Line #11, drawings large and small, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Opening reception noon to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Dec. 23.

Paul Black, new paintings, Fore Street Gallery, Portland. 874-8084. Opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Jan. 7.

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