December 2, 2012

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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.

"Expanding Fields," paintings by Jessica Gandolf, Penelope Jone and Bridget Spaeth, Rose Contemporary, Portland. rosecontemporary.com. Through Dec. 22.

"Figures and Flowers," figure studies, watercolor and ink flowers by Jean Gordon, Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 633-6252. Through Dec. 20.

"Cast in Amber" and "Interval," paintings by Veronia Cross and Louise Bourne, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Through Jan. 13.

"Elemental Equanimity," installation by Zachary Field, Coleman Burke Gallery at Port City Music Hall, Portland. colemanburke.com. Through Jan. 4.

"CSA: Community Supporting Arts," nine artists, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. Through Feb. 5.

"Fantastic Stories: The Supernatural in Nineteenth-Century Japanese Prints," Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Through March 3.

"Abstract," mixed-media collage, sculpture, photography and painting from 36 Maine artists, Macpage LLC, South Portland. macpage.com. Through Jan. 25.

"The Sea Within Us: Iconically Maritime in Fashion and Design," presented by Maine Maritime Museum, Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Through June 14.

"Bright Beginnings," paintings, photography and ceramics by established artists and emerging artists. The DaVinci Experience Art Gallery, Falmouth. davinci experience.com. Through Jan. 12.

"Printmaking ABC: In Memoriam David P. Becker," highlights from recently acquired collection of 1,500 prints, Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Through March 10.

"Living Geometry," paintings and drawings by John Silverio, Unity College (Leonard R. Craig Art Gallery). 948-9239. Through Jan. 11.

"Mapping the Air," collaborative installation by Donna Parkinson and Sarah Vosmus, Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, Augusta. harlowgallery.org. Through Jan. 25.

Nancy R. Davison, etchings and watercolors, York Hospfrital Cafe Art Gallery. 351-2021. Through Jan. 1.

"The Premier Show," paintings and sculpture by Craig Mooney, The Cellar Door Winery at the Villa, Rockland. artcollectormaine.com. Through Dec. 29.

Juried Art Show, farm landscapes, Snug Harbor Farm, Kennebunk. snugharborfarm.com. Through Dec. 31.

Maine 10 Art Group Holiday Show, Gallery Framing, Brunswick. 729-1851. Through Dec. 28.

"Winter Wonderland," latest artworks and goods, Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, Brunswick. spindleworks.org. Through Jan. 4.

"This Must Be the Place," seven local artists, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. Through Jan. 18.

Winter Group Show, several local artists, Wells Public Library. 646-8181. Through Jan. 31.

"8x10x100," $100 art pieces by several local artists, presented by Kennebec Valley Art Association, benefits programs at the gallery, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Through Saturday.

"Color, Texture, Sparkle!", sculpture, pottery, turned wood, jewelry, wall art, glass, fiber and more, Markings Gallery, Bath. markingsgallery.com. Through Dec. 31.

"Creative Teachers ... Art by MAEA," watercolors, acrylics, oils, encaustics, relief sculpture and prints by members of Maine Art Education Association, University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford. 602-2269. Through Jan. 12.

"Pressing On II: 20 Printmakers," June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Through Dec. 29.

"Holiday Offerings: Pottery, Glass and Paintings," new work by glass artist Keith Weiskamp, potter Richard Boyd and painter Wyn Foland, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydpottery.com. Through Dec. 30. 

Art Openings

Artwalk Gardiner, area artists showcase their work in storefronts and studios, Water Street, Gardiner. theartdogs.com. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Tanja Alexia Hollander Pop-Up Show & Holiday Sale, photographs and merchandise, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

"On Cranberry Isle," paintings by Philip Frey, and "Small Works," Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth. courthousegallery.com. Through Dec. 24. Artist reception and open house, 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

"The Holiday Show," 36 Greenhut artists, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. Through Jan. 18. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

"Body as Light: A New Order," angels, magical boxes and shining beings by Clarity, aka Robert and Su.Sane Hake, Camden Public Library. camden.lib.me.us. Through Dec. 31. Opening reception, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

"The Incarnation of Earthly Creations," Haitian art from paintings and sculpture to beads and metal, Museum of African Culture, Portland. museumafricanculture.org. Through Jan. 30. Artist reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

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By Marian Baker

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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.

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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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