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Banjo master Tony Trischka performs on Saturday at Hannaford Hall on the USM campus in Portland.

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Editor's Note: To submit items for Calendar, send mail to GO at Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, One City Center, Portland, ME 04101, or send email to or a fax to 791-6920. Items should be submitted two weeks in advance. For information, call 791-6455.

"Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine," Maine Historical Society, Portland. Through May 26.

"Compositions in Wood," assemblages and sculptures by Carole Kainlor, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. Through April 30.

"Maine Artists -- Maine Weddings," clothing, jewelry, pottery, wall art and sculpture by artists including Janice Jones, Sharon Townshend, Jennifer Nielsen, Elizabeth Louden and Patty Olds, Markings Gallery, Bath. Through June 31.

"Flights of Fancy," new paintings of fancifully feathered birds by Elise Smorczewski, The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 235-6808. Through May 31.

Student art exhibit, work in a variety of media by students in grades K-12, York Public Library. Through May 2.

"Torn in Two: 150th Anniversary of the Civil War," traveling exhibition, University of Southern Maine (Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education), Portland. 780-4850. Through Aug. 22

"Big Top," Paul Oberst, items and guides to accompany a spiritual journey, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through May 12.


Art Openings

"Illumitography," images by the Portland High School Photo Club, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday; noon to 6 p.m. Saturday.

"Timothy Whelan: Photographer as Collector," PhoPa Gallery, Portland. 317-6721. Through May 4. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

"A Photo History of Our Oldest Industry," photos from The National Fisherman Collection of the Penobscot Marine Museum, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. Opening with presenter Dave Jackson, former publisher of The National Fisherman, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

"Go Figure," invitational figurative show featuring more than 30 Maine artists, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. Through April 27. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

"Play," showcase of art in the spirit of playfulness, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. Through April 27. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

"Forest for the Trees," multi-artist show with trees as the subject, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. Through April 28. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

"Rebirth," art by Maine Artists Collective that is "non-religious" but "born again," Constellation Gallery, Portland. Through April 23. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

"Flights of Fancy" Artwork by Elise Smorczewski, The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 253-6808. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

"Lost Maps of Nurembega," block prints, ink illustrations and watercolors by Ken Gross, Monkitree, Gardiner. Opening reception, 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.

"I-95 Triennial: From Connecticut to Maine," sculpture, painting and mixed media by 34 artists, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. Friday through June 8.

Western Maine Fine Artists and Artisans Exhibit, Main Street Gallery, Norway. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Senior thesis exhibition, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. Friday through May 25.

"Portal To," facepaint, video projections, music and body alterations, The Meg Perry Center, Portland. 619-1564. Friday through April 30.

"Off the Wall: Satire in Contemporary American Art," works exploring social, political and environmental issues by Gordon Carlisle, Kenny Cole, Scott Minzy, Bud Swenson, Brandon Lutterman, William Hessian, Nancy Benner and Jay LaBrie, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. Through April 30. Opening reception, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Dozier Bell: "Mind's Eye" and "Selections from the Permanent Collection: Recent Acquisitions," Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. Through May 25. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

"Blueberry Rakers," photographs by David Brooks Stess, Portland Museum of Art. Saturday through May 19.

Nancy Robinson and Rebecca Bagley, mother and daughter art show, Wells Public Library, Wells. 646-8181. Through April 30. Opening reception, 11 a.m. to noon Saturday.

"Winters' Work," nature-themed hooked rugs by Anne Cox, 2010-2013, Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. Through April 27. Opening reception, 2 to 5 p.m. April 7.

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