November 18, 2012

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The holiday season in Portland officially gets under way at 5:30 p.m. Friday with the lighting of the Christmas tree in Monument Square.

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The 10th annual Beatles Night, a tribute concert by local artists, is celebrated Saturday at the State Theatre in Portland.

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Art

"Weatherbeaten: Winslow Homer and Maine," 35 major oils and watercolors, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Through Dec. 30.

"Between Past and Present: The Homer Studio Photographic Project," contemporary photography made with historic processes, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Through Feb. 17.

"Iconic America: The U.S. Outline as National Symbol," University of Southern Maine (Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education), Portland. usm.maine.edu/maps. Through Feb. 28.

"Making a Presence: F. Holland Day in Artistic Photography," Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Through Dec. 23.

"Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography," 106 images by artists from 11 countries across five continents, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. bates.edu/museum/exhibitions. Through Dec. 15.

"Hidden Histories: A Project by Maggie Libby," history of women at Colby, through Nov. 25; Alex Katz, "Maine/New York," 28 paintings and one multi-part sculpture, through Dec. 30. Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville: colby.edu

"Malaga Island: Fragmented Lives," historic photographs, documents, artifacts and first-person accounts, Maine State Museum, Augusta. mainestatemuseum.org. Through May.

"Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan," paintings, and "Impressionist Summers: Frank W. Benson's North Haven," paintings, through Dec. 30; "Recent Acquisitions," newly acquired work by Georgia O'Keeffe, Arthur Dove, Rockwell Kent, Marguerite and William Zorach, Elaine de Kooning, Andrew and N.C. Wyeth, and more, through March 10. Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org

"Indians and Rusticators" and "Transcending Traditions: The Next Generation and Maine Indian Basketry," through Dec. 29; "N'tolonapemk: Our Relatives' Place," archeological exhibits and stories of the Passamaquoddy, through October 2013. Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. abbemuseum.org

"Apple of My Eye," paintings, watercolors, pastels and prints of apples by more than 50 mostly regional artists of the past, Fryeburg Academy (Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art). 935-9232. Through Dec. 1.

"Holiday Extravaganza," small artwork and crafts, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Through Dec. 24.

"Serenity 2012," multi-media exhibit by gallery artists and guest artist Elisabeth Heller, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydpottery.com. Through Nov. 25.

"Vanguard," avant-garde, experimental and innovative works by nine Maine artists, University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland. une.edu/artgallery. Through Dec. 16.

"Sampler," prints, paintings and experimental works, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through Dec. 9.

"Home Field," paintings by Ben Potter, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through Nov. 25.

2012 Biennial, 17 artists, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. cmcanow.org. Through Dec. 2.

"Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey," Portland Public Library, Lewis Gallery. portlandlibrary.com. Through Dec. 29.

"Tuscany to Pompeii and Beyond," Condon and Georgeann Kuhl, paintings and mixed media, Art Galleries at University of Maine at Machias. 255-1279. Through Nov. 30.

Alan Bray, Mayumi Sarai and Susan Jane Belton, paintings, sculptures and portraits of cups of various brands of coffee, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. umma.umaine.edu. Through Jan. 5.

"Falling for Color," Martha Baum, Neil Myrick, Diana Johnson, Marcia Feller and Anne Tarbox. Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery. yarmouthframe shopandgallery.com. Through Dec. 8.

Gallery Open House, John Wood, Hank Tyler, Kathleen Florance, Karl Gerstenberger and Keith Carver, Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, Rockland. maineseabirds.org. Through Jan. 31.

Western Maine Paper Project, works on paper, Frost Farm Gallery, Norway. frostfarmgallery.com. Through April 5.

"Speaking in Tongues" by Alicia Eggert, work in various media that utilizes text to explore the gray area between a simple truth and a profound insight, Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), Brunswick. colemanburke.com. Through Nov. 30.

"Maine Boys Overseas, German Boys in Maine," exhibit with history and artifacts from Maine P.O.W. camps between 1944 and 1946, University of Maine (Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, Michael Klahr Center), Augusta. hhrc.uma.edu. Through Nov. 30.

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