Thursday, April 17, 2014
• CLASSICAL MUSIC
“The REAL Reason There’s a Sundown Curfew in Deering Oaks” by Nate Parent is part of “The ME in Maine” exhibit of works by members of the Maine Artists Collective opening Friday at Constellation Gallery in Portland.
Noonday Concerts, presented by the Portland Conservatory of Music, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, $5 suggested donation. portlandconservatory.net. Organist Harold Stover, 12:15 p.m. Thursday; Krysia Tripp, flute, and Jara Goodrich, harp, 12:15 p.m. Nov. 7.
WindSync, youthful and dynamic wind quintet, Bates College, Olin Arts Center, Lewiston, $12, limited number of free tickets for students and seniors available. batestickets.com. Works by Reicha, Piazzola, Maslanka and Ravel, 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Portland Symphony Orchestra Pops! Brubeck Brothers Quartet, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $31 to $75. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
University Orchestra, University of Maine, Minsky Recital Hall, Orono, $9. umaine.edu/spa.. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Bay Chamber Concerts presents pianist Christopher O’Riley, Union Hall, Rockport, $25, $10 for under 21. baychamberconcerts.org. Interpretations of songs by Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Elliot Smith, Mozard, Liszt and more, 4 p.m. Saturday.
Chiharu Naruse, classical pianist, Jewett Auditorium, Augusta, $10, $5 students, 12 and under free. 621-3551. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Chamber Jazz, University of Maine, Minsky Recital Hall, Orono, $9. umaine.edu/spa. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Paul Taylor Dance Company, presented by Portland Ovations, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $32 to $44. portlandovations.org. Show covering several decades of Taylor’s work, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
“The Rocky Horror Show,” presented by Our Theatre Company, Nasson Community Center Little Theatre, Springvale, $10, 18-plus. myotc.org. Costumes and audience participation encouraged, 8 p.m. Thursday.
“Bloody Murder,” Theatre Company at Falmouth High School, Ed Sala’s twisted who-dunnit spoof; $7, $5 seniors, students, kids. 781-7429. 7 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday.
“In the Next Room,” Bates College Theater Department, Schaeffer Theatre, Lewiston, $6, $3 seniors and students. 786-6161. Drama set in the 1880s that explores the true meaning of love, 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Monday.
Morris Panych’s “Vigil,” Portland Stage Company, Portland, $35 to $45. portlandstage.org. Offbeat fable of family and loneliness, 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Nov. 7. Through Nov. 17.
Neil Simon’s “Rumors,” comedy, City Theater, Biddeford, $20. citytheater.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
“The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” the Monmouth Community Players, Cumston Hall, $12, $10 seniors and students. monmouthcommunity players.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
“Hello, Dolly!” musical, presented by the Oak Hill Players, Winslow Homer Center for the Arts, Scarborough, $12, $10 students, seniors, teacher. 822-7907. 7 p.m. Friday; 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Nov. 7.
“The Underpants!” presented by The Originals, comedy based on the 1920 German farce “Die Hose,” Saco River Theatre, Buxton. $20, $18 seniors and students, pay what you can on Nov. 7. sacorivertheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7. Through Nov. 9.
Portland Playback Improv Theater, improvisors re-enact audience members’ stories using metaphor, song, movement and fairy tales, Community Television Network (CTN), Portland, $7, suggested donation. portlandplayback.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
“Carrie the Musical,” Maine premiere presented by USM School of Music, based on Stephen King’s novel, University of Southern Maine, Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, $15, $10 seniors, $5 students. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
“Children of Eden,” musical fable about parents, children and faith inspired by the stories of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel and Noah and the flood, Windham Center Stage Theatre, Windham. $12, $10 seniors and students. 893-2098. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 10.
“Agnes of God,” The Footlights, Falmouth, $10. thefootlightsinfalmouth.com. Staged play reading, based on true story. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
The Theater at Monmouth presents Shakespeare’s “12th Night,” rollicking tale of wild infatuation and mistaken identities, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner. $16, $14 seniors, $12 for 12 and under. johnsonhall.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
“The Grand Manner,” presented by Good Theater, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $20 to $28. goodtheater.com. A.R.Gurney’s love letter to fabled actress Katherine Cornell and the heyday of Broadway theater, 7 p.m. Wednesday and Nov. 7. Through Nov. 24.
Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible,” presented by Waynflete Drama, Waynflete School, Portland, free. waynflete.org. A partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7.
• MUSEUMS OPENING
Maine Jewish Museum, Portland: “Beings,” sculptures by Eva Goetz and Nanci Khan. treeoflifemuseum.org. Opening reception 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 7. Friday through Dec. 24.
Portland Museum of Art: “Piece Work: 2013 Portland Museum of Art Biennial,” new and recent work by living artists, through Jan. 5; “9 Walks,” video projections by Amy Stacey Curtis exploring movement in time and space via the motif of a walk in the woods, through Jan. 5; Jason Rogenes “J480N R063N38,” installation of large-scale sculptural forms in the PMA family space, through Jan. 5; Winslow Homer’s “Civil War,” wood engravings and prints from Homer’s days as an artist with the Union Army, through Dec. 8; Ahmed Alsoudani: “Redacted,” paintings and drawings by New York-based Iraqi artist and MECA graduate, through Dec. 8; portlandmuseum.org.
Maine Historical Society/Longfellow House, Portland: “This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War,” photographs, letters, maps, artifacts and memorabilia, through May 26. mainehistory.org
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: “Breakthrough: Work by Contemporary Chinese Artists,” artwork by eight pioneering Chinese women, through Dec. 22; “This Mighty Scourge of War,” art of the Civil War, through Jan. 5. bowdoin.edu/art-museum.
Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Bowdoin College, Brunswick: “Robert E. Peary and His Northern World,” through Dec. 31; “Animal Allies: Inuit Views of the Northern World,” through Jan. 6; “Spirits of Land, Air, and Water: Antler Carvings from the Robert and Judith Toll Collection,” through Feb. 23. bowdoin.edu/ arctic-museum
Maine Maritime Museum, Bath: “Going Coastal: Humor, Parody and Amusement of a Maritime Nature,” through June 1; “That Flaunting Rag! Maine’s Maritime War Against the Confederacy,” through Dec. 1. mainemaritime museum.org
Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston: “Redefining the Multiple: 13 Japanese Printmakers” and “Selections from Berenice Abbott’s ‘Portrait of Maine,’ ” through Dec. 14. bates.edu
Saco Museum: “John Haley’s Civil War,” artifacts related to the Civil War including prints by Winslow Homer, decorative arts, weaponry, uniforms and more, through Nov. 10; “Lawrence Dolby: Photographs of the Saco Central Fire Station,” through November. dyerlibrary sacomuseum.org
Ogunquit Museum of American Art: “Sixty Works – 60 Years,” 60 of the most important works from the permanent collection; “Henry Strater: A Life in Art,” family photos and artwork; “Emerging Artists 2013,” up-and-coming New England artists from traditional to experimental media; “A Community Collects: Selections from the York Hospital Collection,” works by Henry Strater, Sean Beavers, John Laurent, Hal Carney and others; and “Charles and Marcia: The Woodburys in Holland,” collection of pre-Industrial Revolution subjects, through Thursday. ogunquitmuseum.org
Colby Museum of Art, Waterville: “Nowhere But Here,” works by Marsden Hartley, Arthur Dove, Elizabeth Murray, Ben Pier and others, through Jan. 5; “The Lunder Collection,” works by Whistler, Homer, O’Keefe and many more American masters, plus “Spaces and Places” and “American Weathervanes,” through June 8. colby.edu/museum
Maine State Museum, Augusta: “Maine Voices from the Civil War,” letters, documents, diaries, sketches, paintings, flags and other objects from the Civil War period, through May 2015. mainestatemuseum.org
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland: “The Wonderful World of Oz,” exhibition drawn from the world’s most comprehensive collection of Oz materials, based in Maine, through March; “Every Picture Tells a Story: N.C. Wyeth Illustrations from the Brandywine River Museum,” through Dec. 29; “American Treasures: Maine Voices,” views of Maine through art by N.C. Wyeth, Louise Nevelson, Alex Katz and more, through Dec. 29; “A Wondrous Journey: Jonathan Fisher and the Making of Scripture Animals,” through Jan. 5; “American Treasures: Other Voices,” contemporary art from the museum collection, “American Treasures: Family and Friends,” renderings of artists’ relatives and acquaintances, and “American Treasures: Visions of the Land and Sea,” through Feb. 2. farnsworthmuseum.org
Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor: “N’tolonapemk: Our Relatives’ Place,” archaeological exhibits and stories of the Passamaquoddy, through Thursday; “2013 Waponahki Student Art Show,” art by Passamaquoddy and Penobscot students from early childhood education to high school, through Thursday; “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. abbemuseum.org
University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor: Sachiko Akitama, “On Finding Home,” figures carved from wood and finished with painted surfaces; “From the Shadows,” black and white photographs by Susan Burnstine and Lynn Saville. umma .umaine.edu. Through Jan. 4.
Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk: “Art of the Barn,” presented by Heartwood College of Art, artists’ interpretations of local barns, through Jan. 31. “Monsters Ball: Where Fashion and Fantasy Collide,” unique costumes from the museum’s collection, covering various decades. Through Nov. 15. brickstore museum.org.
• ART GALLERIES OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS
Harlow Gallery, Hallowell: Kennebec Valley Art Association Members Holiday Art Show & Sale. harlow gallery.org. Opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Nov. 23.
CRAFT Gallery, Rockland: New digitally generated works of fine art on archival rag paper by Tim Van Campen, crafton elm.com. Opening reception 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through Nov. 15.
3Fish Gallery, Portland: “Terrains,” paintings, drawings and sculpture by Ronnie Wilson and Carolyn Treat. 3fishgallery.com. Opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Nov. 30.
Mainely Frames and Gallery, Portland: Alan Robinson, hand-colored maps with drawings of wildlife and landmarks. mainelyart.com. Opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Nov. 30.
Constellation Gallery, Portland: “The ME in Maine,” works by members of the Maine Artists Collective. constellationart.com. Opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Nov. 25.
Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland: Paintings and photographs by Dorson Plourde, Mike Marks and Jack Montgomery. susanmaaschfineart .com. Opening reception 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Nov. 29.
Gleason Fine Art, Portland: “Eye Catchers,” annual holiday show featuring folk artist Jeff Barrett. gleasonfineart.com. Opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Dec. 28.
Aarhus Gallery, Belfast: 7th annual Extravaganza, smaller artworks and a wide range of creative craft work from more than 70 Maine artists. aarhusgallery.com. Opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Dec. 24.
Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, Rockland: Wildlife artist and illustrator Mark McCollough, 594-0600. Opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick: “Thrive: Spindleworks at 35,” current work by the 44 member artists. spindleworks.org. Opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Nov. 30.
Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland: Brita Holmquist, “Winter Harbor & Penobscot Bay,” small oil paintings. daunis.com. Opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Dec. 31.
Kingfield Friday Artwalk: 939-6518. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Schoodic Arts for All Fiber Show, Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor. schoodicartsforall.org. Friday through Nov. 30.
Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans, Brunswick: Jean Kigel “Sayonara,” fall-into-winter theme includes recent Asian brush paintings and watercolors. summer islandstudio.com. Friday through Nov. 30.
Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook: Chuck Thompson, “Maine Plein Air Landscapes,” with several other guest artists. 591-7300. Opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Through Dec. 7.
Wells Public Library: Watercolors by Cliff Jenkins. 646-8181. Opening reception 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Through Nov. 30.
Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor: “Estate Paintings,” works by Emily Muir, Dahlov Ipcar, Andrew Winter, John Whorf and Charles Woodbury. gleasonfine art.com. Through Dec. 31.
Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island: “Serenity,” selection of paintings and sculpture that reflect the artists’ interpretation of serenity. richardboydartgallery.com. Friday through Nov. 30.
Portland Public Library Lewis Gallery, Portland: “Material Matters,” New England artists’ encaustic works. portlandlibrary.com. Friday through Nov. 30.
Kennebunk Free Library: “Fantasy Illustration,” the works of James Vaughn. kennebunklibrary.org. Friday through Nov. 30.
Center for Maine Craft, West Gardiner: “Teapots from Watershed,” potters, painters and filmmakers collaboration. 588-0021. Saturday through Nov. 30.
Rose Contemporary, Portland: “Moonlit,” photographs by Luc Demers. rosecontemporary.com. Sunday through Dec. 31.
York Public Library: “The Collector’s Choice,” photographs, lithographs, paintings and more by several artists. www.york.lib.me.us. Tuesday through Jan. 3.
Greenhut Galleries, Portland: Margaret Gerding “Exploring Maine,” Atmospheric New England landscape paintings. greenhutgalleries.com. Opening reception 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 7. Through Nov. 30.
Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland: Brian Mark, “Haunting of the Harbor,” precious metals bathed in acid. harborsquaregallery.com. Through Thursday.
Bard Coffee, Portland: “Beyond the Horizon,” landscapes and abstracts in watercolor and acrylics. bardcoffee.com. Through Thursday.
Markings Gallery, Bath: “Wearable Art,” Maine weavers, felters and jewelers. markingsgallery.com. Through Thursday.
Just Us Chickens Gallery, Kittery: Merrimack River painters, works by 11 women artists. justuschickens .net. Through Thursday.
Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor: John Vander, new paintings, 633-6252. Through Thursday.
Topsham Public Library Crooker Gallery: “Things Seen III,” Kathleen Boldt drawings, collages and gouache paintings. topshamlibrary.org. Through Thursday.
Gallery Framing, Brunswick: Spindleworks presents “Dwellings,” works taking a look at dwellings, real and imagined. spindleworks.org. Through Thursday.
Camden Public Library: The Coastal Quilters Exhibit, 236-3440. Through Thursday.
Kennebunk Free Library: “Scenes from Cuba,” photographs by Susan Downing. kennebunklibrary.org. Through Thursday.
Akari, Portland: “3 Graces for Environmental Awareness,” photographic art project by Ann Tracy. 772-9060. Through Thursday.
Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island: “Scenes from Maine,” works by gallery artists in a variety of media. richardboydartgallery.com. Through Thursday.
Wiscasset Bay Gallery: “From Shore to Shore: Select American and European Coastal Paintings,” 19th- and 20th-century paintings and new works by contemporary New England artists. wiscassetbaygallery.com. Through Thursday.
Wells Public Library: “Fallen Through the Cracks: Raising Awareness about 14 Million Illiterate Americans,” photographs by Lisa Crothers. 646-8181. Through Thursday.
Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, Augusta: Kennebec Valley Art Association, “SpinOff on the Circle,” harlowgallery.org. Through Friday.
Unity College Leonard R. Craig Art Gallery, Unity: Michael Shaughnessy, “3.2.7,” sculpture. 948-9239. Through Friday.
June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland: Amy Stacey Curtis “Drawing Matter,” 699-5083. Through Saturday.
Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor: Brad Betts, “Boats and Harbors,” oil paintings. gleasonfineart.com. Through Saturday.
Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, Boothbay Harbor: ARTinME Juried Fine Arts Show, boothbay artists.org. Through Sunday.
Gleason Fine Art, Portland: Henry Isaacs “New Work,” paintings. gleasonfineart.com. Through Nov. 30.
Green Hand Bookshop, Portland: Eric Hou, “So Emotional,” prints and drawings, 253-6808. Through Nov. 30.
Waterfall Arts, Belfast: “Portals,” environmental art installations by seven artists, waterfallarts .org. Through Nov. 27.
“Is This My Milk?” works of three artists who have recently experienced caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, Monkitree, Gardiner. monkitree.com. Through Nov. 23.
Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport: New paintings by Anne Ireland and Susan Williams. thosmoser.com. Through Nov. 18.
PhoPa Gallery, Portland: “Focus on Faculty,” photographers from MMW+C. phopagallery.com. Through Nov. 16.
University of Southern Maine Art Gallery, Gorham: “Persian Visions: Contemporary Photography from Iran.” usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through Dec. 8.
Art House Picture Frames, Portland. Jeff Epstein, “Paintings.” arthousepictureframes.com. Through Nov. 30.
Glickman Library, University of Southern Maine, Portland: Elke Morris, “Waterfront Properties,” archival inkjet prints. usm.maine.edu. Through Dec. 27.
University of New England Campus Center, Biddeford: Diane Noble, “Along the Maine Coast,” acrylic paintings. 284-6394. Through Monday.
Central Maine Medical Center Art Gallery, Lewiston: Paintings and photographs by Irene Rothe and Debbie Angelides, cmmc.org. Through Nov. 7.
Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport: “Hawk & Handsaw: Twenty Who Know the Difference,” works by 20 Maine artists who have been featured in Hawk & Handsaw, the journal of creative sustainability published by Unity College. cmcanow.org. Through Dec. 1.
Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick: Exhibition of recent tapestries by Morris David Dorenfeld, 725-8157. Through Nov. 16.
Osher Map Library, Portland: “To the Ends of the Earth and Back,” historical overviewof polar exploration and the process of globalization as depicted in maps, charts, books and artifacts, University of Southern Maine, Portland. 780-4850. Through Feb. 27.
Maine Media Gallery, Rockport: “Circo El Salvador,” images of circus families by Steven Laxton. maine media.edu/gallery. Through Nov. 16.
Dobra Tea, Portland: “Beautiful People,” portrait paintings by Pete Gorski. dobrateame.com. Through Nov. 15.
Keag River Gallery, South Thomaston: “Transformations: My Cancer Cells, My Art, Creating a New Perspective and Life,” works by artist Aura Ever, keagriver gallery.com. Through Nov. 30.
Fryeburg Academy, Pace Galleries of Art, “Fryeburg Fair Portraits-Ambrotypes” by David Puntel, also includes portraits by Rachel Andrews Damon and vintage portraits from O.B. Denison. fryeburgacademy .org. Through Dec. 20.
Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland: “The Chemistry of Autumn,” new works by six painters in the palette of Maine’s beloved fall. carverhillgallery.com. Through Nov. 12.
Perimeter Gallery, Belfast: “Objects in Space,” recent paintings by Jeffrey Whittle, 338-0555. Through Dec. 1.
Schoolhouse Gallery, Kingfield: “River Reflections – Maine Woods Mirror,” photographs by John Orcutt. schoolhouseartgallery.com. Through Jan. 3.
Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth: “The Color of Evening,” paintings by Nina Jerome, and “Through the Bedroom Window,” paintings by Laura Tyron Jennings, elizabethmossgalleries.com. Through Nov. 30.
Savory Maine, Damariscotta: Franciska Needham, oil paintings and sculpture graphics. savorymaine dining.com. Through Nov. 21.
Saco River Art League, the Old White Church, Buxton: “Art is Community IV,” juried regional show of fine crafts and art from southern Maine. 642-4219. Through Nov. 22.
Markings Gallery, Bath: “Wearable Art,” Maine weavers, felters and jewelers. markingsgallery.com. Through Dec. 31.