November 15, 2012

Art and Theater Listings

Classical music, dance, theater, art museums and galleries

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“A Light on the Sea,” painted in 1897 by Winslow Homer, from “Weatherbeaten: Winslow Homer and Maine,” continuing through Dec. 30 at the Portland Museum of Art.

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“Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey,” featuring illustrations, drawings and sketches, continues through Dec. 29 at the Portland Public Library.

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

Museum of African Culture, Portland: "The Incarnation of Earthly Creations," Haitian art, through Jan. 30. museumafricanculture.org

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; "Fantastic Stories: The Supernatural in Nineteenth-Century Japanese Prints," through March 3. bowdoin.edu/art-museum

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: "Ahead Full at Fifty: 50 Years of Collecting at Maine Maritime Museum," through May 26; "The Sea Within Us: Iconically Maritime in Fashion and Design," through June 30. 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 Nov. 25; 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 2013. 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

"CSA: Community Supporting Arts," Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. Opening reception, 3 to 5 p.m. Friday. Through Feb. 5.

"Bright Beginnings," paintings, photography and ceramics by established local artists and emerging artists, The DaVinci Experience Art Gallery, Falmouth. davinciexperience.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Through Jan. 12.

John Silverio: "Living Geometry," paintings and drawings, Unity College (Leonard R. Craig Art Gallery). 948-9239. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through Jan. 11.

CONTINUING

Portland Public Library: "Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey," original illustrations, preparatory sketches, unpublished drawings and ephemera, through Dec. 29. 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

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