December 23, 2012

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Art

Beauty and the Beast
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Portland Ovations brings the Broadway National Tour of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” to Merrill Auditorium for three performances, at 7 p.m. Jan. 4 and 1 and 7 p.m. Jan. 5. This version stays true to the Tony Award-winning musical that ran on Broadway from 1999 to 2007. It features lavish sets, costumes and an Academy Award-winning score. It tells the classic story of young Belle and the Beast, a prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. In one form or another, the story has been told since the mid-1700s. Tickets cost $45 to $70, and are available through the Merrill box office and PortTix at 842-0800 or porttix.com. For information, visit portlandovations.org.

Courtesy of Portland Ovations

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"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.

"The Portland Society of Art and Winslow Homer's Legacy in Maine," exploring the artistic relationship between Homer and the architect John Calvin Stevens and the early years of the Portland Society of Art, featuring architectural drawings and a range of paintings and watercolors by Homer and others, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Through Feb. 3.

"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.

"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. Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville. colby.edu. Through Dec. 30.

"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 Saturday; "N'tolonapemk: Our Relatives' Place," archeological exhibits and stories of the Passamaquoddy, through October, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. abbemuseum.org

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

"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. Ends today.

"The Incarnation of Earthly Creations," Haitian art from paintings and sculpture to beads and metal, Museum of African Culture, Portland. museum africanculture.org. Through Jan. 30.

"Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey," original illustrations, preparatory sketches, unpublished drawings and ephemera, Portland Public Library, Lewis Gallery.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

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.

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

"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.

"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.

"Eye Catchers," annual holiday show featuring Jeff Barrett, with gallery artists, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. 699-5599. Through Saturday.

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

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