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“Self-Portrait,” 1989, by Lois Dodd, from the retrospective of her work at the Portland Museum of Art. The exhibition ends Sunday.

Courtesy of Portland Museum of Art

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Brian P. Allen as Eddie in the Good Theater production of A.R. Gurney’s “Ancestral Voices,” continuing through April 14 at the St. Lawrence Arts Center in Portland.

Craig Robinson photo courtesy of Good Theater

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"Lost Maps of Nurembega," block prints, ink illustrations and watercolors by Ken Gross, Monkitree, Gardiner. monkitree.com.

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

Nancy Robinson and Rebecca Bagley, mother and daughter art show, Wells Public Library. 646-8181. Through April 30.

"Forest for the Trees," multi-artist show with trees as the subject, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Through April 28.

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

"Rebirth," art by Maine Artists Collective that is "non-religious" but "born again," Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Through April 23.

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

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

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

Senior thesis exhibition, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. bates.edu/museum. Through May 25.

Dozier Bell: "Mind's Eye" and "Selections from the Permanent Collection: Recent Acquisitions," Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. bates.edu/museum. Through May 25.

"Artists' Books: Definition and Meaning," books created by USM art students, Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery). portlandlibrary.com. Through April 30.

Woodcuts, final coursework under printmaker faculty member Catherine Clinger, College of the Atlantic (Ethel H. Blum Gallery), Bar Harbor. 288-5015. Through Thursday.

New photos by Alan Vlach, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. stlawrencearts.org. Sunday, April 7. Through April 30.

"Mark Baum, Painter (1903-1997)," a retrospective, Fryeburg Academy (Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art). Through May 18. 

Art Openings

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

"EKPHRASIS: Poems Speaking to Silent Works of Art," exploring the relationship between visual art and the written word, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. yarmouthlibrary.org. Friday through May 25. Opening reception and poetry reading, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday.

"Big Top," Paul Oberst, items and guides to accompany a spiritual journey, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through May 12. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

"Compositions in Wood," assemblages and sculptures by Carole Kainlor, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. thomasmemoriallibrary.org. Through April 30. Artist reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.

BFA student exhibition, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through May 3. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

"Seacoast Reflections," photographs by Suzie Goodwin, Kittery Community Center. kitterycommunitycenter.org. Friday through May 31. Opening reception, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. 


Freeport Players' "39 Steps," fast-paced comedy, dates July 18-Aug. 4, Freeport High School. fcponline.org/auditions. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday.

"The Unreal Housewives of DownEast Maine," six-episode video spoof, dates in August, seeking female actors, Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook. 985-8888. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

"Death Trap," dates June 21-30, open-call auditions, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland. lyricmusictheater.org. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 14.


Chocolate Lovers' Fling, multi-course chocolate tasting menu prepared by local chocolatiers and silent auction, benefits Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine, Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, $50. chocolateloversfling.com. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Music in the Air, Royal River Chorus of Sweet Adelines, Downeasters Quartet, Greater Freeport Community Chorus, more, benefits WYAR 88.3 FM, Yarmouth High School, $15. wyar.org. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Toast on the Coast, epicurean occasion benefits Easter Seals Maine, $50 for grand tasting, $75 for private wine tasting and grand tasting, Ocean Gateway Terminal, Portland, 21-plus. eastersealsme.org/events. 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

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John Brown’s Body brings its “future roots music” to Carrabassett Valley for Sugarloaf’s 25th annual Reggae Festival Thursday through April 14. The band will headline Saturday’s show, with Mighty Mystic opening.

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