December 2, 2012

Audience Calendar

Art

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By Tyler Grenzeback

Courtesy of Maine College of Art

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By Olan Boardman

Courtesy of Maine College of Art

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Happy holidays from the folks at MECA

PORTLAND — Maine College of Art’s annual Holiday Sale will take place Friday and Saturday throughout three floors of the Porteous Building in downtown Portland. The curated art sale is produced by the Artist at Work team in partnership with MECA design students to benefit MECA’s education, outreach, and student programs, and provide an opportunity for students, alumni, faculty and staff to sell handmade arts, crafts and gifts for the holiday season.

This year, MECA will feature six artists selected by the jury: Dietlind Vander Schaaf; Marian Baker, Islesford Pottery; Olan Boardman, Ktaadn; Aaron Decker, Metals Collective; Miles Spadone, spadone; Tyler Grenzeback, Til Death Tattoo.

Each featured artist has donated a work of art to be raffled during the sale. The MECA sale is free event, and visitors are encouraged to purchase a $5 raffle ticket. Donations received from the raffle will be used to support student programing and scholarships.

Visitors will also have the option to take a group photo in the Holiday Sale photo booth. Treats, snacks and coffee will be served at the MECA Cafe.

Sale hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. MECA is at 522 Congress St., Portland.

Visit holidaysale.meca.edu for more information.

"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, ends Sunday; 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 next October. Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. abbemuseum.org

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

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

"Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey," original illustrations, preparatory sketches, unpublished drawings and ephemera, Portland Public Library, Lewis Gallery. portlandlibrary.com. Through Dec. 29.

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 Saturday.

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.

2012 Biennial, 17 artists, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. cmcanow.org. Ends Sunday.

"Portraits of Portraits," Jack Montgomery, Merrymeeting Arts Center, Bowdoinham. merrymeetingartscenter.org. Through Dec. 10.

"Zuihitsu: Look Only at the Waves," Smudge Studio and USM art students, University of Southern Maine (Area Gallery), Portland. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through Dec. 9.

"Warmth and Style," handwoven, felted work and knit works by Janice Jones, Lorri Raymond, Susan Mills, Helen Farnham and Amy Smith, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. Through Dec. 31.

"We Never See Anything Clearly: John Ruskin and Landscape Painting, 1840s-1870s," Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Through Dec. 23.

"Many Times Times Square," soundscape composition by Joel Chadabe, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. cmcanow.org. Ends Sunday.

"Edges of Vision," MECA Photo Workshop group show, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 3fishgallery.com. Through Friday.

"Anything But ..." oils on canvas by Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo, York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. Through Dec. 27.

"Vote, Pejepscot!" election and political paraphernalia from the society, Pejepscot Historical Society Museum, Brunswick. 729-6606. Through Dec. 31.

"Home Decoration: The Domestic Artistry of the Skolfield Women, 1845--1900," samplers, printed screens, flower arrangements, hair wreaths and more. Pejepscot Historical Society Museum, Brunswick. 729-6606. Through Dec. 31.

"Ahead Full at Fifty: 50 Years of Collecting," Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. mainemaritimemuseum.org. Through May 26.

"The Exquisite Bird 2," photographs by Michael Milicia, Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland. daunis.com. Through Dec. 31.

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By Marian Baker

Courtesy of Maine College of Art

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The Duluth, Minn.-based indie folk/alt-country band Trampled by Turtles is at Port City Music Hall in Portland on Sunday.

Courtesy photo

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Scrooge (Tom Ford) recounts a party at Fezziwig’s that he attended as a young man, in the Portland Stage Company production of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” continuing through Dec. 23.

Darren Setlow photo courtesy of Portland Stage Company

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Indie rockers Band of Horses perform on Saturday at the State Theatre in Portland.

Christopher Wilson photo

  


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