May 19, 2013

Calendar: Your Arts and Entertainment Guide

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The country/rockabilly/bluegrass outfit The Backyard Devils has four shows coming up in Maine this week: Monday at the St. Lawrence Arts Center in Portland; Tuesday at the Deertrees Theatre in Harrison; Wednesday at the Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage; and Thursday at the Phillips Area Community Center.

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“Seated Woman with a Vase of Narcissus,” 1941 oil on canvas by Henri Matisse, from the exhibition “A Taste of Modernism – The William S. Paley Collection,” continuing through Sept. 8 at the Portland Museum of Art.

The William S. Paley Collection. © The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Courtesy Portland Museum of Art

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Philip Barter, new oil paintings and constructions in wood, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. gleasonfineart.com. Through June 29.

"Voices of Design – 25 Years of Architalx," interactive exhibition that showcases the power of design, through Sunday; "Blueberry Rakers," photographs by David Brooks Stess, through Sunday; "A Taste of Modernism – The William S. Paley Collection," 62 works from the Paley Collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, through Sept. 8, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org.

18th annual Kennebec Valley Art Association juried show, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Through June 1.

"Decorating the Everyday: Popular Art from the Farnsworth," furniture, paintings and textiles, through Sept. 22; "Every Picture Tells a Story," N.C. Wyeth illustrations from the Brandywine River Museum, through Dec. 29; "A Wondrous Journey: Jonathan Fisher and the Making of Scripture Animals," through Jan. 5, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org.

Per Kirkeby, career restrospective featuring paintings and sculpture, Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick. 725-3275. Through July 12.

"N'tolonapemk: Our Relatives' Place," archeological exhibits and stories of the Passamaquoddy, through Oct. 31; "2013 Waponahki Student Art Show," art by Passamaquoddy and Penobscot students from early childhood education to high school, through Oct. 31; "Wabanaki Guides," the legacy of Wabanaki people serving as guides for European and American explorers, cartographers, tourists and artists from the 1600s to present, through December, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. abbemuseum.org

"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.

"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. markingsgallery.com. Through June 30.

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

"John Haley's Civil War," artifacts related to the Civil War including prints by Winslow Homer, decorative arts, weaponry, uniforms and more, Saco Museum. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org. Through Nov. 10.

"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. Through June 8.

"Ekphrasis: Poems Speaking to Silent Works of Art," exploring the relationship between visual art and the written word, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. yarmouthlibrary.org. Through Saturday.

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

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

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

"Clarence K. Chatterton (1880 to 1973): An Artist's Artist," paintings, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. gleasonfineart.com. Through June 29.

"The Brother and Sister Exhibition," prints and photographs by Frances and David Hodson, Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, Augusta. harlowgallery.org. Through June 14.

"Seacoast Reflections," photographs by Suzie Goodwin, Kittery Community Center. kitterycommunitycenter.org. Through May 31.

"To Sea: The Maritime Heritage of the Kennebunks," marine art, artifacts and archival materials, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org. Through Sept. 14.

"It's Not So Black and White III," works by artists using values of black and white, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydpottery.com. Through May 31.

"Lines Converge, Colors Dance," original illustrations by Ashley Bryan, Daniel Minter and Rohan Henry, Museum of African Culture, Portland. museumafricanculture.org. Through June 28.

"The Fantasy of Nature," intricate prints by Roderick Dew, Lyceum Gallery, Lewiston. lyceumgallery.com. Through June 7.

"territory*decay," new media drawings by Sarah Baldwin focused on coastal wetlands, Buoy Gallery, Kittery. buoygallery.org. Through Friday.

"Paths," sculpture by Aaron T. Stephan, Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), Brunswick. colemanburke.com. Through Saturday.

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