March 17, 2011

Art and Theater: Listings

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The Oratorio Chorale presents two concerts this weekend, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Morse High School in Bath and at 3 p.m. Sunday at Studzinski Recital Hall at Bowdoin College in Brunswick. The program, with Portland soprano Devin Dukes, features Gilbert & Sullivan's one-act comic opera "Trial By Jury," which caps off a presentation that also features Ivor Davies’ “Prayers from the Ark,” Hugo Wolf’s “Six Sacred Songs” and Arthur Sullivan’s “The Long Day Closes.” Tickets cost $25 for adults and $12.50 for students. Children ages 11 and younger get in free. For details, visit www.oratoriochorale.org.

Courtesy of Oratorio Chorale

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Portland vocalist John McVeigh joins the Portland Symphony Orchestra for a performance at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Merrill Auditorium. The program, "Three B s: Brahms, Britten, and the Beatles," pays tribute to composers who have had major artistic impact on their eras. Tickets range from $23 to $62. Call Port Tix at 842-0800 or visit www.porttix.com. For information about the concert, visit www.portlandsymphony.org.

Courtesy Portland Symphony Orchestra

"Bound to Art: Illustrated Books from the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library," Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. 786-6158. Through March 25.

"Dialogue: A Video Series," artists' videos rotate throughout the exhibit's run, Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. 786-6158. Through March 25.

"Selections from the Collection of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art," modern and contemporary art, Bates College (Museum of Art), Lewiston. 786-6158. Through March 25.

Winter Exhibits: "Fear and Play," paintings by Jonathan Lux; "The Gesture Contained," sculpture by Joshua Enck; and "New York, New York," photographs from the museum's collection; University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor. 561-3350. Through March 26.

"Strangers," portraits by Natalia Martinez of contemporary South Africa, Museum of African Culture, Portland. 871-7188. Through March 30.

"The Wreck of the Nottingham Galley," exhibit of items related to or recovered from the Nottingham Galley, Maine State Museum, Augusta. www.mainestatemuseum.org. Through March 31.

Youth Art Month Exhibit, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Through April 3.

"Aunt Lu: The Story of Princess Watahwaso," photographs and objects, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. www.abbemuseum.org. Through April 4.

"Andrew Wyeth: Winter Exhibition," paintings, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland.

www.farnsworthmuseum.org. Through April 3.

"Mind to Hand: Drawings from the Farnsworth," Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. www.farnsworthmuseum.org. Through April 3.

"Celebrate Student Art: RSU 23 Art Show," Saco Museum and Dyer Library, Saco. 283-3861. Through April 22.

"Waldo County Through Eastern's Eye," black-and-white historic photographs from the Penobscot Marine Museum's Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. collection, University of Maine (Hutchinson Center), Belfast. 548-2529. Through April 30.

"Arts, Artists, and Personalities in 1930s Maine," Maine Historical Society, Portland. www.mainehistory.org. Through May 2.

"The Lay of the Land," work from the museum's permanent collection, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Through May 8.

"First People: Miikmaq, Maliseet, Passamaquoddy," exhibit of Native American history and culture, University of Maine (Acadian Archives), Fort Kent. www.umfk.maine.edu/archives/default.cfm. Through May. 31.

"Displaced Persons," black-and-white photographs of World War II refugees by Clemens Kalischer, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. Through June 12.

"Joan Whitney Payson Collection," works on loan from the Portland Museum of Art with pieces from the permanent collection, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. Through June 12.

"Susan Hiller: The J Street Project," photographs of places in Germany that still show evidence of Jewish inhabitants, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. Through June 12.

"James Fitzgerald and The Elizabeth Howard," paintings by Fitzgerald of the schooner Elizabeth Howard and its crew, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. www.farnsworthmuseum.org. Through June 26.

"Cold Waters, Cold War: The 20th Century Navy in Maine," artifacts and photos of U.S.-Soviet naval operations, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. 443-1316. Through Aug. 7.

"Learning is an Ornament: The History of Kennebunk's Schools," replica installations, historic images and more, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk. www.brickstoremuseum.org. Through Sept. 6.

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

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

"Imagination Takes Shape: Canadian Inuit Art from the Robert and Judith Toll Collection," Bowdoin College (Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum), Brunswick. Through Dec. 6.

• ART GALLERIES

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

John Andrews: "Art Reflections," and Shoshannah White: "Encaustic Works," Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

"Local Color," works by Sally Loughridge, Prentiss Weiss, Kevin Mizner and Karen Dominguez-Brann; Bayview Gallery, Brunswick. 729-5500. Opening reception, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Through April 16.

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