Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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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
• ART GALLERIES
"Torn in Two: 150th Anniversary of the Civil War," traveling exhibition, University of Southern Maine (Osher Map Library), Portland. 780-4850. Opens Thursday. Through Aug. 22.
"Go Figure: An Invitational Figurative Show," Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Through April 27.
Louise Philbrick and Tony Wolf, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. 775-2222. Thursday to Sunday.
First Friday Art Walk, galleries and museums open for free, downtown Portland. firstfridayartwalk.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Maine Artists Collective: "Rebirth," art that is non-religious but "born again," Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through April 23.
Elise Smorczewski: "Flights of Fancy," new paintings of fancifully feathered birds, Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 235-6808. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through May 31.
Alan Vlach: "New Photographs," St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. stlawrencearts.org. Opening reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Friday. Through April 30.
"The Power of Grace Rising from Genocide," installation created by student artists from Falmouth High School representing the tragedy of genocide and the grace of its survivors, Grace Restaurant, Portland. 781-7429, Ext. 413. Reception with music by the Pihcintu Multicultural Chorus, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
"Portal To," facepaint, video projections, music and body alterations, The Meg Perry Center, Portland. 619-1564. Reception, 5 to 9 p.m. Friday. Through April 30.
"Artists' Books: Definition and Meaning," exhibition of books created by USM art students, Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery). portlandlibrary.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through April 30.
"Illumitography," Portland High School Photo Club exhibition, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. 3fishgallery.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday; noon to 6 p.m. Saturday.
"Forest for the Trees," group show with trees as the subject, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through April 28.
"Play," showcase of art in the spirit of playfulness, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through April 27.
Western Maine Fine Artists and Artisans Exhibit, Main Street Gallery, Norway. westernmaineartgroup.org. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Ken Gross: "Lost Maps of Nurembega," block print, ink illustration and watercolor, Monkitree, Gardiner. monkitree.com. Opening reception, 5 to 9 p.m. Friday. Through May 25.
"Off The Wall: Satire in Contemporary American Art," works by Gordon Carlisle, Kenny Cole, Scott Minzy, Bud Swenson, Brandon Lutterman, William Hessian, Nancy Benner and Jay LaBrie; Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydpottery.com. Opening reception, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. Through April 30.
Nancy Robinson and Rebecca Bagley, mother and daughter art show, Wells Public Library. 646-8181. Opening reception, 11 a.m. to noon Saturday. Through April 30.
Anne Cox: "Winters' Work: Hooked Rugs, 2010-2013," Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. mainefiberarts.org. Opening reception, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Through April 27.
"Ekphrasis: Poems Speaking to Silent Works of Art," Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. yarmouthlibrary.org. Opening reception and poetry reading, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday.
Paul Oberst: "Big Top," items and guides meant to accompany spiritual journeys, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. April 11. Through May 12.
Caren-Marie Michel and Fred Michel, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. 775-2222. April 11-13.
Portland Public Library: "The Sea Within Us: Iconically Maritime in Fashion and Design," presented by Maine Maritime Museum, through June 14. portlandlibrary.com
Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland: "Dan DenDanto and Frank DenDanto: BUMP," installation of bones from whales that likely died in collisions with ships' propellers, through Sunday. meca.edu
University of Southern Maine (Glickman Library), Portland: Gary M. Green, "Terrain Vague," black-and-white photographs, through May 3. usm.maine.edu/gallery
PhoPa Gallery, Portland: Timothy Whelan, "Photographer as Collector," through May 4. 317-6721.
Sanctuary Tattoo and Art Gallery, Portland: "Lovecraft: A Darker Key," group show, through May 1. sanctuarytattoo.com
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