November 21, 2012

Art and Theater Listings

Classical music, dance, theater, auditions, art museums and galleries

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Dustin Tucker as the much-put-upon elf Crumpet in the Portland Stage Company production of “The Santaland Diaries,” continuing through Dec. 16.

Todd Brian Backus photo courtesy of Portland Stage Company

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“In the Woods,” 1860 oil on canvas by William Trost Richards (American, 1833-1905), from “We Never See Anything Clearly: John Ruskin and Landscape Painting,” through Dec. 23 at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Courtesy Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Pejepscot Historical Society Museum, Brunswick: "Vote, Pejepscot!", election and political paraphernalia, and "Home Decoration: The Domestic Artistry of the Skolfield Women, 1845-1900," samplers, printed screens, flower arrangements, hair wreaths and more, through Dec. 31. pejepscothistorical.org

Maine Maritime Museum, Bath: Downeast Shipmodelers Guild Show, through Nov. 30; "Ahead Full at Fifty: 50 Years of Collecting at Maine Maritime Museum," through May 26. mainemaritimemuseum.org

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. bates.edu/museum/exhibitions

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

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

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland: "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; "Andrew Wyeth: Pencil Drawings and Watercolor Sketches," through April 7. farnsworthmuseum.org

Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor: "Indians and Rusticators" and "Transcending Traditions: The Next Generation and Maine Indian Basketry," through Dec. 29; "N'tolonapemk: Our Relatives' Place," archeological exhibits and stories of the Passamaquoddy, through October. abbemuseum.org

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. umma.umaine.edu

• ART GALLERIES

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

"Eye Catchers," annual holiday show, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. 699-5599. Opens Friday. Through Dec. 29.

"Parcel," multi-artist traveling art show of work that is flat, fits in cardboard tubes or is made of small pieces, Pop-Up Gallery, Portland. parcel.xasyasz.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and by appointment afterwards.

Donna Parkinson and Sarah Vosmus: "Mapping the Air," collaborative installation, Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, Augusta. harlowgallery.org. Opens Monday. Through Jan. 25.

CONTINUING

Portland Public Library: "Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey," original illustrations, preparatory sketches, unpublished drawings and ephemera, through Dec. 29; "The Sea Within Us: Iconically Maritime in Fashion and Design," presented by Maine Maritime Museum, through June 14. portlandlibrary.com

University of Southern Maine, Portland: "Zuihitsu: Look Only at the Waves," exhibit by Smudge Studio and USM art students, through Dec. 9. usm.maine.edu/gallery

University of Southern Maine Osher Map Library, Portland: "Iconic America: The U.S. Outline as National Symbol," through Feb. 28. usm.maine.edu/maps

Maine Charitable Mechanics Association Library, Portland: Reggie Osborn, textile art, through Nov. 30. 772-8598.

University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland: "Vanguard: Maine Women Pioneers," avant-garde, experimental and innovative works by nine Maine artists, through Dec. 16. une.edu/artgallery

Greenhut Galleries, Portland: Ed Douglas, "New Works," and Jaap Eduard Helder, paintings, through Dec. 1. greenhutgalleries.com

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

Bridge Gallery, Portland: "Seeing Red," paintings by Rhonda Pearle, Gary Perlmutter, Valerie Birnhak, Ruth Claff, Pauline Delin, Dick Eaton, Alison Hill and Wendy Hodge, through Nov. 30. bridgegalleryportland.com

3Fish Gallery, Portland: "Edges of Vision," MECA photo workshop group show, through Dec. 7. 3fishgallery.com

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