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Kevin T. Carroll, Harvy Blanks and Ray Anthony Thomas in the Portland Stage Company production of “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” The August Wilson play, starring Tina Fabrique in the title role, is set in 1927 Chicago during a recording session for Rainey, a blues singer.

Darren Setlow photo courtesy of Portland Stage Company

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“Race Day,” oil by Brad Betts, from “Boats and Harbors,” the new exhibition of his work continuing through Nov. 2 at Gleason Fine Art in Boothbay Harbor.

Courtesy of Gleason Fine Art

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 e-mail to or a fax to 791-6920. Items should be submitted two weeks in advance. For information, call 791-6455.

Michael Ranucci, paintings, Lyceum Gallery, Lewiston. Through Saturday.

Tom Huber, pottery for cooking, Maine Potters Market, Portland. Through Sept. 30.

Works by Living Innovations, Dyer Library, Saco. ThroughSept. 30.

"Frenzied Felines," cat portraits by Lori Rae Curole, Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland. Through Oct. 29.

"Wearable Art," hats, jackets, scarves and jewelry in glass, precious metals and stone by Maine weavers, felters and jewelers, Markings Gallery, Bath. Through Oct. 31. 

Art Openings

"Light Moments," photography by Ed Stevens, Frost Farm Gallery, Norway. Through Saturday.

"Rhythm and Color," whimsical paintings and caricatures by Dean Higgins, The Morgan Gallery, Kittery. Through Oct. 26.

The Artistans Collective, painting, wooden sculpture, photography, pottery, fiber arts, mixed media and floor cloths, Brahms Mount, Freeport. 869-4025. Through Sept. 29.

John Vander, new paintings, Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 633-6252. Through Oct. 31.

"About Windows," watercolors by Maurice Auger, University of New England, Campus Center, Biddeford. 284-6394. Through Sept. 30.

Ellen Welch Granter, paintings, Cellardoor Villa, Rockport. Through Sept. 30.

"Art in Science," glass artist Josh Simpson and painter Jane Runyeon, College of the Atlantic (Ethel H. Blum Gallery), Bar Harbor. 288-5015. Through Oct. 25.

"SpinOff on the Circle," Kennebec Valley Art Association artists Justin BoisVert, Susanna Bryant, Amanda Chubbuck, Sheri Davis, Nicholas Hertler, Abigail Ranger and Micah Webbert, Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, Augusta. Through Nov. 1.

"Starry Nights," paintings, prints, photography, assemblage and digital works that blur the divide between painting and photography, Constellation Gallery, Portland. Through Sunday.

Jill Snyder Wallace, embroidered work and textile-inspired assemblages incorporating found objects, Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. Through Sept. 30.

"Selections from Berenice Abbott's 'Portrait of Maine,' " and "Redefining The Multiple:13 Japanese Printmakers," Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. Through Dec. 14.

"The Untold Story," works by Paul Hannon, William Irvine, Ed Nadeau and John Neville, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth. Through Oct. 20.

"Aerials: Views from Above," aerial paintings by Philip Carlo Paratore, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook. 591-7300. Through Oct. 26.

Ellen Welch Granter and Janis H. Sanders, new original oils, Maine Art Shows, Kennebunk. Through Oct. 14.

"Unfolding Traces," interactive sculpture, painting, installation and video, University of Maine, Charles Danforth Gallery, Augusta. Through Oct. 11.

"Persian Visions: Contemporary Photography from Iran," photography and video installation, University of Southern Maine, Art Gallery, Gorham. Through Dec. 8.

Janice Anthony, new and recent paintings, Frost Gully Gallery, Freeport. Through Oct. 5.

Wiscasset Art Walk, featured artists are Jon Luoma and Christine Hopf-Lovette, downtown. 882-8290. 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

"Is This My Milk?", three artists who have recently experienced caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's, Monkitree, Gardiner. Through Nov. 23.

"Breakthrough: Work by Contemporary Chinese Artists," eight pioneering Chinese women artists, Bowdoin College, Museum of Art, Brunswick. Through Dec. 22.

"Modern Mythology," paintings, prints, photography, assemblage and digital works that blur the divide between painting and photography, by Maine Artist Collective artists, Constellation Gallery, Portland. Through Oct. 25.

"The Fearless Project: Photographs of LGBT Athletes," Bates College, Commons Building, Lewiston. 786-8303. Opening reception with photographer Jeff Sheng, 5 p.m. Monday.

Nancy Freeman, paintings and prints, The Gallery at Round Top Farm, Damariscotta. 888-777-1077. Through Oct. 20. Opening Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27. 


Portland Trails 10K, for runners or walkers, benefits Portland Trails, Eastern Promenade Trail, Portland, $12 to $15. 9 a.m. (7:30 to 8:30 a.m. registration) Sunday.

"Band Together for Community," Pine Tree Coastal Winds and Freeport Community Concert Band, Harraseeket Inn, Freeport, cash donation or non-perishable food donation to the Freeport Community Services. 865-4747. 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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