September 4, 2013

Art and Theater Listings

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Untitled, acrylic and charcoal on canvas by Ahmed Alsoudani, from the exhibition of work by the Iraqi-born MECA graduate opening Saturday at the Portland Museum of Art.

©Ahmed Alsoudani. Photo courtesy of Haunch of Venison, New York, and Portland Museum of Art

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“Maine Blue,” acrylic by Jane Dahmen, from “Through the Trees,” the exhibition of her work continuing through Sept. 28 at Gleason Fine Art in Portland. A reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Courtesy of Gleason Fine Art

Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor: "N'tolonapemk: Our Relatives' Place," archaeological exhibits and stories of the Passamaquoddy, through October; "2013 Waponahki Student Art Show," art by Passamaquoddy and Penobscot students from early childhood education to high school, through Oct. 31; "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.

Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport: "For Those in Peril: Shipwrecks, Memorials, and Rescues," interactive exhibits, marine art, portraits, photographs and models, through Oct. 20.

L.C. Bates Museum, Hinckley: "Gift of Glacier: The Maine Landscape," paintings by 23 Maine artists, through Oct. 15. University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor: Emily Trenholm, "Monhegan: A New Perspective"; Joanne Freeman, "Three Chords"; Rachelle Agundes and Sean Downey, "Travel in My Borrowed Lives"; and young curators, "Lightscapes"; through Sept. 21.



"Floral," more than 50 paintings, photographs and sculptures by Maine artists, Macpage LLC, South Portland. Reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Thomas Connolly, "Ensemble," Portland scenes, boats in the harbor, still life and landscape, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. Reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Through Sept. 28.

First Friday Art Walk, galleries and museums open for free, downtown Portland. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Jane Dahmen, "Through the Trees," Gleason Fine Art, Portland. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 28.

The Hidden Ladder Collective: "45 Years of No," 45 illustrated letters, Meg Perry Center, Portland. Reception, 5 to 9 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 30.

Eric Hou: "So Emotional," prints and drawings, Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 253-6808. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Nov. 30.

"element: water," paintings by Kelly Palomera and works in encaustic by Dietlind Vander Schaaf, 3Fish Gallery, Portland. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 30.

"Starry Night," paintings, prints, photography, assemblage and digital works that blur the divide between painting and photography by Maine Artist Collection members, Constellation Gallery, Portland. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

"Steady Work," a glimpse into the methodology, aesthetics, theory and practice of contemporary sign painting, Space Gallery, Portland. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Oct. 19.

Maurice Sendak: "50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons," original illustrations, drawings and paintings, Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery). Opens Friday. Through Oct. 25.

"Labor: The Art of Work," art that depicts workers employed in local and regional industries or inspired by the post-war New Deal era, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. Reception, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through Sept. 30.

First Friday Art Tour, 12 local galleries included, Boothbay Harbor. 633-7025. 2 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Chris Cart, "Unplugged," Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 28.

Roger Dale Brown, "Maine Impressions," plein air works, Haynes Galleries, Thomaston. Reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 28.

Wolfgang Ertl, oil and pastel paintings, Just Us Chickens Gallery, Kittery. Reception, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 30.

Willy Reddick: "Sustenance," white line wood-block prints and highly rendered miniature paintings, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 30.

"Portals," environmental art installations by seven artists, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. Opens Friday. Through Nov. 27.

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