June 1, 2011

Art and Theater Listings

Classical music, dance, theater, auditions and art museums

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Marsden Hartley’s “Jotham’s Island (now Fox), Off Indian Point, Georgetown, Maine,” from “Maine Moderns: Art in Seguinland, 1900-1940,” opening Saturday at the Portland Museum of Art.”

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Rebecca Rivers' 2010 watercolor "Spring Suite 2," from the Portland Museum of Art's 2011 Biennial, which closes Sunday.

Courtesy Portland Museum of Art

• AUDITIONS

Shakespeare's Kids Summer Production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," for children ages 10 to 18 with acting experience; must schedule appointment time; Freeport Factory Stage. 865-9299. 10 a.m. Saturday. 

• ART MUSEUMS

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

"Dahlov Ipcar: From the Drawing Board to the Page," drawings and paintings, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. mainegardens.org. Opening reception, 3 to 5 p.m. today. Through July 10.

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

First Fridays at the Farnsworth, galleries open for free, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

"Refashioned," jackets, hairstyles and dresses reimagined as art by Lauren Gillette, Anne Lemanski and Angelika Werth, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Opening celebration, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through July 31.

"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. Opens Saturday. Through Sept. 11.

"Happy Camp of the Freebooters: Childhood Pleasures of 19th-Century America," Big Read kick-off: come together to read, discuss and celebrate a single great work of literature, Saco Museum. sacomuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 

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"2011 Portland Museum of Art Biennial," showcases the best in today's art world by artists associated with Maine, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Through Sunday.

Spring Exhibit: "Shadow Play" (works by Brian Shure), sculpture by J.T. Gibson and hanging drawings by Nancy Murphy Spicer, University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor. 561-3350. Through June 11.

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

"Critters," exhibit of paintings and sculpture by more than 100 artists with an animal theme, University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland. 221-4499. Through June 16.

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

"Incidents of Garden Displacement," installation by Lauren Fensterstock, Ogunquit Museum of American Art. ogunquitmuseum.org. Through June 26.

"Contemporaries: The Artists of La Napoule Art Foundation," works by eight New England artists, Ogunquit Museum of American Art. ogunquitmuseum.org. Through June 26.

"Object of Devotion," medieval alabaster sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu. Through June 26.

"Modernism at Bowdoin: American Paintings, 1900-1940," Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu. Through June 26.

"Images of the Longfellow Garden," historical images tracing the history of the garden, Maine Historical Society, Portland. mainehistory.org. Through June 30.

"Garden Elements," garden sculpture, furnishings and other elements that personalize a landscape and enhance its natural beauty, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. mainegardens.org. Through June 30.

"The Plastic Ocean," ceramics by Susan Schultz, Ogunquit Museum of American Art. ogunquitmuseum.org. Through July 31.

"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.

"Will Barnet at 100," celebrating the 100th birthday of painter and summer Maine resident Will Barnet, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Through Aug. 14.

"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.

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