November 1, 2012

Art and Theater Listings

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“Topdog/Underdog,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Suzan-Lori Parks presented by Dramatic Repertory Company and starring Bari Robinson, front, and J.H. Smith III, continues through Sunday at the Studio Theater at Portland Stage Company.

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“With Cassie Jones 2July12” by James Chute, from “Talking & Drawing,” opening Friday and continuing through Dec. 1 at Rose Contemporary in Portland.

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Maine Historical Society Museum/Longfellow House, Portland: "Wired!" explores the electrification of Maine during the 20th century, through May 26.

Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, USM Glickman Library, Portland: Luc Demers, "Trace," photographs, and Richard Veit, photographs, through Dec. 21.

Maine Jewish Museum, Portland: "Isaac Bashevis Singer and His Artists," photography, painting, graphic design, wood-block prints and illustrated books, through Nov. 30.

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: "Making a Presence: F. Holland Day in Artistic Photography," photographs by and of F. Holland Day (1864-1933) and "We Never See Anything Clearly: John Ruskin and Landscape Painting," paintings from 1840s to 1870s, through Dec. 23.

Pejepscot Historical Society Museum, Brunswick: "Vote, Pejepscot!", election and political paraphernalia, through Dec. 31.

Saco Museum: "The Moving Panorama of Pilgrim's Progress," Civil War-era panorama seen in its entirety for the first time in more than a century (also at Pepperell Mills in Biddeford), and "Then, Now and Always a Part of Saco: 250 Years of the First Parish Church," photos and artifacts, through Nov. 10.

Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston: "Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography," featuring 106 images by artists from 11 countries across five continents, through Dec. 15.

Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville: "Hidden Histories: A Project by Maggie Libby," history of women at Colby, through Nov. 25; Alex Katz, "Maine/New York," 28 paintings and one multi-part sculpture, through Dec. 30.

Maine State Museum, Augusta: "Malaga Island: Fragmented Lives," historic photographs, documents, artifacts and first-person accounts, through May.

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland: Andrew Wyeth, "Summers in Port Clyde," watercolors from 1930s and '40s, through Sunday; "Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan," paintings, and "Impressionist Summers: Frank W. Benson's North Haven," paintings, through Dec. 30; "Recent Acquisitions," newly acquired work by Georgia O'Keeffe, Arthur Dove, Rockwell Kent, Marguerite and William Zorach, Elaine de Kooning, Andrew and N.C. Wyeth, and more, through March 10.

Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor: "Indians and Rusticators" and "Transcending Traditions: The Next Generation and Maine Indian Basketry," through Dec. 29.

University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor: Alan Bray, "At The Edges," paintings; Mayumi Sarai, "Ring Cycle," carved wooden sculptures; and Susan Jane Belton, "What's Yours," oil on panel portraits; through Jan. 5.




"Warmth and Style," handwoven, felted work and knit works by Maine fiber artists, Markings Gallery, Bath. 443-1499. Opens Thursday. Through Dec. 31.

Ed Douglas: "New Works," Greenhut Galleries, Portland. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Through Dec. 1.

Tom Hall, new paintings, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Through Nov. 30.

First Friday ArtWalk, galleries and museums open to the public, downtown Portland. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Jessica Gandolf, Penelope Jones, Bridget Spaeth: "Expanding Fields"; and James Chute: "Talking & Drawing," Rose Contemporary, Portland. Opens Friday. "Talking & Drawing" through Dec. 1. "Expanding Fields" through Dec. 22.

Eric Hou: "Koala High: Homecoming," recent prints, The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 253-6808. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Nov. 30.

"Seeing Red," paintings by Rhonda Pearle, Gary Perlmutter, Valerie Birnhak, Ruth Claff, Pauline Delin, Dick Eaton, Alison Hill and Wendy Hodge, Bridge Gallery, Portland. Opening reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Friday. Through Nov. 30.

Brenton Hamilton: "Relevant Histories," photos drawing on historical photographic processes and art history, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Dec. 1.

Maine Artists Collective: "Freak Show," exploration of identity and difference, Constellation Gallery, Portland. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Nov. 21.

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