April 4, 2013

Art and Theater Listings

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“Root Cellar 3” by Lydia Badger, 2013, mixed media, from “The New Landscape,” an exhibition also featuring the work of Erik Weisenburger and Hilary Irons, continuing through April 20 at Rose Centemporary in Portland.

Courtesy of Rose Contemporary

"Great Expectations" Live in HD, broadcast from London's Vaudeville Theatre, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $15; $10 for students. rocklandstrand.com. 1 and 6 p.m. Tuesday.

"An Evening of Plays by Carolyn Cage," presented by Acorn Productions in collaboration with Cauldron and Labrys Women's Productions, Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook. $15; $12 for seniors and students. acorn. "Little Sister" and "Harriet Tubman Visits a Therapist," 7:30 p.m. April 11.

"Cinderella: The Story You Never Knew!" based on the children's story but with some twists and more than 80 cast members, Freeport Performing Arts Center. $10; $5 for students; $25 for family package; Thursday nights are pay-what-you-can. 7:30 p.m. April 11. 

AUDITIONS

Freeport Players' "39 Steps," fast-paced comedy; show dates are July 18 to August 4; Freeport High School. fcponline.org/auditions. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday. 

ART MUSEUMS

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

"Sense of Scale, Measure By Color: Art, Science, and Mathematics of Planet Earth," Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Opens Thursday. Through June 2.

"I-95 Triennial: From Connecticut to Maine," sculpture, painting and mixed media by 34 artists, University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor. www.uma.maine.edu. Opens Friday. Through June 8.

Senior Thesis Show, works by students in the Department of Art and Visual Culture, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. bates.edu/museum/exhibition. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through May 25.

Dozier Bell: "Mind's Eye," black-and-white photographs, and "Selections from the Permanent Collection: Recent Acquisitions," Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. bates.edu/museum/exhibition. Opens Saturday. Through May 25.

"Blueberry Rakers: Photographs by David Brooks Stess," black-and-white photographs of workers on Maine blueberry farms from 1989 to present, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Opens Saturday. Through May 19.

CONTINUING

Portland Museum of Art: "Lois Dodd: Catching the Light," more than 50 paintings by Maine artist spanning six decades, through Sunday; "Voices of Design: 25 Years of Architalx," interactive exhibition showcasing the power of design, through May 19. portlandmuseum.org

Maine Historical Society Museum/Longfellow House, Portland: "Maine Things: Recent Museum Acquisitions," through April 30; "Wired!", explores the electrification of Maine during the 20th century, through May 26. mainehistory.org

Maine Jewish Museum, Portland: "Still Points of the Turning World," exhibit by seven contemporary photographers, through April 25. treeoflifemuseum.org

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: "Simply Divine: Gods and Demigods in the Ancient Mediterranean," ancient sculpture and pottery from the permanent collection; "Transformative Gestures: Paintings of the Renaissance"; and "Unity and Fragmentation: Selections from the Permanent Collection," through June 2; Per Kirkeby, career retrospective (paintings and sculpture), through July 14. bowdoin.edu/art-museum

Maine Maritime Museum, Bath: "Ahead Full at Fifty: 50 Years of Collecting at Maine Maritime Museum," through May 26. mainemaritimemuseum.org

Saco Museum: "Celebrate Student Art," RSU 23 student art show, through April 20. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org

Maine State Museum, Augusta: "Malaga Island: Fragmented Lives," historic photographs, documents, artifacts and first-person accounts, through May 25. mainestatemuseum.org

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland: "Andrew Wyeth: Pencil Drawings and Watercolor Sketches," through Sunday; "Decorating the Everyday: Popular Art from the Farnsworth," furniture, paintings, textiles and toys reflecting mainly 19th- and early 20th-century regional life in Maine and New England, through Sept. 22; Andrew Wyeth, "Her Room," 1963 tempera painting accompanied by pencil and watercolor studies that led to the final work, through Nov. 17; "American Treasures: Small Treasures," small-scale work from the museum collection, through Dec. 29; "A Wondrous Journey: Jonathan Fisher and the Making of Scripture Animals," through Jan. 5; "American Treasures: Other Voices," contemporary art from the museum collection, through Feb. 2. farnsworthmuseum.org

Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor: "N'tolonapemk: Our Relatives' Place," archeological exhibits and stories of the Passamaquoddy, through October; "Wabanaki Guides," the legacy of Wabanaki people serving as guides for European and American explorers, cartographers, tourists and artists from the 1600s to present, through December. abbemuseum.org 

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