Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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South Portland painter Paul Black shows nearly two dozens paintings during his annual holiday show at Fore Street Gallery, 372 Fore St., Portland. This year’s show is a little different than in the past: Black has limited his subject to the streets of Portland. He is showing snow scenes of the Old Port, as he always does, and also includes paintings of other streets in the city under various kinds of weather, times of day and in all seasons. The reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, and the show is on view through Jan. 7. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. daily. Info: (877) 874-8084.
Courtesy of the artist
Joel Leffert is Scrooge in The Public Theatre production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” which opens its three-night, four-performance run on Friday in Lewiston.
Courtesy of The Public Theatre
"Rip & Tear Art Show," experimental drawing show where you can rip prints right off the wall, Meg Perry Center, Portland. 766-6204. 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.
"Fancy Food Chains," art by Jada Fitch, Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 253-6808. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Dec. 31.
"Streets of Portland," paintings by Paul Black, Fore Street Gallery, Portland. 874-8084. Opening reception, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Through Jan. 5.
"Bringing Art Home for the Holidays Part II: Fine Art and Giftables in Wood," Harmon's & Barton's Gallery, Portland. harmonsbartons.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Dec. 31.
"Holiday Offerings: Pottery, Glass and Paintings," new work by glass artist Keith Weiskamp, potter Richard Boyd and painter Wyn Foland, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydpottery.com. Opens Friday. Through Dec. 30.
Artwalk Gardiner: "An Evening of Art and Merriment," more than a dozen galleries and storefronts, Water Street, Gardiner. theartdogs.com. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Annual Prelude Clothesline Show, gift and art show featuring work by local artists, designers and craftsmen, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. rivertreearts.org. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through Jan. 5.
"Small Works Holiday Show," Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery. yarmouthframeandgallery.com. Opening reception, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday.
Portland Public Library: "Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey," original illustrations, preparatory sketches, unpublished drawings and ephemera, through Dec. 29; "The Sea Within Us: Iconically Maritime in Fashion and Design," presented by Maine Maritime Museum, through June 14.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 Sunday. 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
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
Rose Contemporary, Portland: Jessica Gandolf, Penelope Jones and Bridget Spaeth, "Expanding Fields, " through Dec. 22; Southern Maine Community College senior exhibit, through Dec. 31. rosecontemporary.com
3Fish Gallery, Portland: "Edges of Vision," MECA photo workshop group show, through Friday. 3fishgallery.com
Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland: Michael Milicia, "The Exquisite Bird 2," photographs of birds, through Dec. 31. 773-6011.
Coleman Burke Gallery at Port City Music Hall, Portland: Zachary Field, "Elemental Equanimity," art installation, through Jan. 4. colemanburke.com
Macpage LLC, South Portland: "Abstract," mixed-media collages, sculptures, photographs and paintings from 36 Maine artists, through Jan. 25. macpage.com
University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham: "Sampler," 38 pieces of prints, paintings and experimental works, through Sunday. usm.maine.edu/gallery
Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth: Painters Veronica Cross and Louise Bourne, through Jan. 13. elizabethmossgalleries.com
Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery: "Falling for Color," work by Martha Baum, Neil Myrick, Diana Johnson, Marcia Feller and Anne Tarbox, through Saturday. yarmouthframeshopandgallery.com
DaVinci Experience Art Gallery, Falmouth: "Bright Beginnings," paintings, photography and ceramics by established local artists and emerging artists, through Jan. 12. davinciexperience.com
Freeport Historical Society Harrington House: "Buttons, Rum and Rakes: Freeport's Mercantile Past," through March. freeporthistoricalsociety.org
Gallery Framing, Brunswick: Maine 10 Art Group holiday show, through Dec. 28. 729-1851.
Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, Brunswick: "Winter Wonderland," latest artwork and goods, through Jan. 4.
Maine Fiberarts, Topsham: "Tools to Equip the Shaman for Night Travels," art installation by Susan Mills, through Feb. 15. mainefiberarts.org
Markings Gallery, Bath: "Color, Texture, Sparkle!", sculpture, pottery, turned wood, jewelry, wall art, glass, fiber and more, and "Warmth and Style," handwoven, felted work and knit works by Maine fiber artists, through Dec. 31. 443-1499.
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The St Mary Schola Early Music Ensemble performs two holiday shows in the week ahead: on Friday in Kennebunkport and Tuesday in Portland.