August 18, 2011

Art and Theater Listings

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"Inspirations in Color," an exhibition of still lifes and landscapes by Beth Westra, opens today at the Falmouth Memorial Library. A reception with the artist will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 31.

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John Vander's "Lady in Satin," mixed media on paper, from his jazz-themed exhibition continuing through Aug. 31 at Gold/Smith Gallery in Boothbay Harbor.

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"The Question of Drawing," exhibit examines what drawing should be, Ogunquit Museum of American Art. ogunquitmuseum.org. Through Sunday.

"Impressions of a World Traveler," early 20th-century travel photos, souvenirs and writings of museum founder Edith Barry, Brick Store Museum Program Center, Kennebunk. brickstoremuseum.org. Through Sept. 1.

"Voyages and the Great Age of Sail," artifacts related to 19th-century Saco sea captain Tristram Jordan; also "Point of Departure," works by Saco artist Diane Bowie Zaitlin, Saco Museum. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org. Through Sept. 4.

"Selected Drawings and Photographs from the Marsden Hartley Memorial Collection," Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. 786-6158. Through Sept. 5.

"Emerging Dis/Order," drawings by Amy Stacey Curtis, Alison Hildreth and Andrea Sulzer, Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. 786-6158. Through Sept. 10.

"Four in Maine: Drawings," work by Mary Barnes, Emily Brown, John Moore and T. Allen Lawson, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org. Through Sept. 11.

"Maine Moderns: Art in Seguinland, 1900-1940," paintings, sculptures, drawings and photographs of Modernists who worked in Maine in the first half of the 20th century, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Through Sept. 11.

"Edward Hopper's Maine," paintings of Maine scenes, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu. Through Oct. 16. "Hopper's Contemporaries: Artists in New England," works by contemporaries of Edward Hopper, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu. Through Sept. 11.

"New Dawn Fades," photographs by Thomas Hager, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. 561-3350. Through Sept. 24.

"Photo National 2011: A Survey of Contemporary Photography," juried exhibit of works by 34 photographers, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. 561-3350. Through Sept. 24.

"Folk Art on High," weather vane exhibit, Rufus Porter Museum, Bridgton. rufusportermuseum.org. Through Oct. 1.

"Inspired by Buddhism: Ancient Art from the Permanent Collection," objects from Cambodia, China, Tibet, Korea and Japan, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. colby.edu. Through Oct. 2.

"Exhibiting Whistler: A Tribute to David P. Becker," prints by James McNeill Whistler, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. colby.edu. Through Oct. 2.

"American Modern," photographs by Abbott, Evans and Bourke-White, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. colby.edu. Through Oct. 2.

"Little Elegies: The Art of Nineteenth-Century Mourning," paintings, texts and objects created to assuage grief and memorialize the dead, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. colby.edu. Through Oct. 2.

"Celebrating a Gift: The Norma B. Marin Photography Collection," Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. 859-5609. Through Oct. 2.

"Andrew Moore: Detroit Disassembled," photographs of Detroit's industrial decline and reclamation by nature, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. colby.edu. Through Oct. 2.

"Alex Katz: Drawings," ink and oil sketches and graphite drawings, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. colby.edu. Through Oct. 2.

"Andrew and Jamie Wyeth: Selections from the Private Collection of Victoria Browning Wyeth," paintings, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. 786-6158. Through Oct. 2.

"Paul Caponigro: The Hidden Presence of Places," photographs, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. 596-6457. Through Oct. 9.

"John Marin: Modernism at Mid-century," work from painter Marin's career between 1870 and 1953, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Through Oct. 10.

"The Stone Coast," sculptures by multiple artists, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. mainegardens.org. Through Oct. 10.

"The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States," collection of drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs and prints by artists mainly working in the United States, Portland Museum of Art. 775-6148. Through Oct. 23.

"Andrew Wyeth, Christina's World and the Olson House," Farnsworth Art Museum (Wyeth Center), Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org. Through Oct. 30.

"Children's Book Illustrators," original work by Maurice Sendak, Dr. Seuss, Jules Feiffer, Eric Carle, Leonard Baskin, E.B. Lewis, Barbara Cooney and more; University of New England Art Gallery, Portland. une.edu/artgallery/childrensbook.cfm. Through Oct. 30.

"Building an American Modernist Collection: Highlights from OMAA Permanent Collection," Ogunquit Museum of American Art. ogunquitmuseum.org. Through Oct. 31.

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