March 28, 2013

Art and Theater Listings

Classical music, dance, theater, auditions, art museums and galleries

• CLASSICAL MUSIC

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“Window Seat,” by Cheslye Ventimiglia, from “Perigord: Moods and Memory,” the exhibition of her encaustic paintings continuing through April 30 at Daunis Fine Jewelry in Portland.

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“Earthquake,” oil on canvas by Per Kirkeby, from the retrospective of his paintings and sculpture continuing through July 14 at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick.

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Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with the Aspiring Artists Chamber Group, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Bates College Choir, Faure's "Requiem" and Lauridsen's "Lux Aeterna," Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. Free; tickets required. 786-6135. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Larchmere String Quartet, performance of three string quartets, Bowdoin College (Kanbar Hall), Brunswick. Free. 798-4141. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Larchmere String Quartet, works by Haydn, Barber and Dvorak, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. $12. 786-6135. 7 p.m. Sunday.

USM Chamber Singers Spring Concert, Williston-Immanuel United Church, Portland. $6; $3 for seniors, students and USM faculty, alumni and staff. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Woodwind KinderKonzert, Portland Symphony Orchestra presents "Carnival of the Animals" for ages 3 to 7, Crooker Theater, Brunswick High School. portlandsymphony.org. 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday (9:30 a.m. performance sold out).

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, with violinist Dean Stein, oboeist Kathleen McNerney and pianist Bridget Convey, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. April 4.

Woodwind KinderKonzert, Portland Symphony Orchestra presents "Carnival of the Animals" for ages 3 to 7, Olin Arts Center, Bates College, Lewiston. portlandsymphony.org. 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. April 4.

• DANCE

Spring Dance Concert, showcase of work by student choreographers including thesis projects by dance majors, Bates College (Schaeffer Theatre), Lewiston. $6; $3 for seniors and students. batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 5 p.m. Sunday.

Portland School of Ballet: "Around the World with Flat Stanley -- The Case of the Red Shoes," family-friendly production, Westbrook Performing Arts Center. $10; $5 for children. portlandballet.org. 11 a.m. Saturday.

• THEATER

"Love/Sick," world premiere of romantic comedy by Maine playwright John Cariani, Portland Stage Company. $34 to $44; $30 to $40 for seniors; $20 for students. portlandstage.org. Previews 7:30 p.m. Thursday; opens 7:30 p.m. Friday; continues at 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and April 4. Through April 21.

Amy Herzog's "4000 Miles," Good Theater production examines how two outsiders -- an elderly woman and her grandson -- find their way in today's world, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $15 to $25. goodtheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday.

"A Couple of Blaguards," comedy presented by AIRE (American Irish Repertory Ensemble), Portland Stage Company Studio Theater. $15 to $22. airetheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 7:30 p.m. April 4. Through April 7.

"Mrs. Packard," Gaslight Theater production of a true story of a woman struggling to right a system gone wrong, Gaslight Theater at Hallowell City Hall. $12; $10 for seniors and students. gaslighttheater.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday.

"Wit," one-act Pulitzer Prize-winning play presented by Penobscot Theatre Company, Bangor Opera House. $22 to $26. penobscottheatre.org. 7 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday.

"The Poets and the Assassin," reflects on how Iranian women live contradictory lives in an intensely traditional and patriarchal society, Bowdoin College (Kresge Auditorium), Brunswick. Free. 725-3375. Performance and discussion, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

"Tales From Anansi," Acorn Fairy Tale Players present Michael Levine's adaptation of well-known West African and Caribbean folktales, Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook. $6; $4 for ages 12 and under. acorn-productions.org. 7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. Saturday. Through April 7.

"Cape May," Stage Force theater company presents original drama about three generations of Irish-American women, Star Theatre, Kittery Community Center. $27 to $32. kitterycommunitycenter.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through April 7.

"Noises Off," Tony Award-winning comedy, Portland Players, South Portland. $20; $18 for seniors; $15 for students. portlandplayers.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through April 7.

"Rock of Ages," touring Broadway musical about the '80s glam-rock scene presented by Portland Ovations, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $51 to $76. porttix.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

"Play Me a Story," interactive theater performance and workshop for ages 4 to 10, Portland Stage Company. $15. portlandstage.org. "Enchanted Adventures," 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

"Great Expectations" Live in HD, broadcast from London's West End, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. $15. atthelincoln.org. 1 p.m. Saturday.

"A Six Pack of Miller," six of Arthur Miller's best-loved works performed as staged readings presented by Mad Horse Theatre, The Hutchins School, South Portland. $10; $30 for all six readings. madhorse.com. "The Price," 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; "All My Sons," 7:30 p.m. April 4. Through April 14.

A.R. Gurney's "Ancestral Voices," Good Theater production set in Buffalo, N.Y., in the three years before World War II, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $15, $20. goodtheater.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday and April 4. Through April 14.

• ART MUSEUMS

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

Andrew Wyeth: "Her Room," 1963 tempera painting accompanied by pencil and watercolor studies that led to the final work, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org. Opens Tuesday. Through Nov. 17.

"Unity and Fragmentation: Selections from the Permanent Collection" and "Sense of Scale, Measure By Color: Art, Science, and Mathematics of Planet Earth," Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Opens April 4. Through June 2.

CONTINUING

Portland Museum of Art: "Youth Art Month," juried show of artwork created by Maine students in grades K-12, through Sunday; "Lois Dodd: Catching the Light," more than 50 paintings by Maine artist spanning six decades, through April 7; "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, and "Transformative Gestures: Paintings of the Renaissance," 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

Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk: "47 Years at the Super Bowl: What It Means to Be in the 'Never Miss a Super Bowl Club,' " objects from the personal collection of Don Crisman, through Saturday. brickstoremuseum.org

Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville: "Rediscoveries 4: Comedy, Seriously," art that engages comedy and seriousness at once, and Alex Katz, "A Matter of Light," prints, drawings and paintings from the permanent collection, through Saturday. colby.edu/museum

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 April 7; "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; "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

• ART GALLERIES

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

Daisy Greene, acrylics on large wooden panels, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. Opening reception, 3 to 5 p.m. Friday. Through April 30.

Maine Artists Collective: "Rebirth," art that is non-religious but "born again," Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Opens Friday. Through April 23.

Carole Kainlor: "Compositions in Wood," assemblages and sculptures, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. thomasmemoriallibrary.org. Opens Monday. Through April 30.

"Maine Artists -- Maine Weddings," clothing, jewelry, pottery, wall art and sculpture created by artists from Maine, Markings Gallery, Bath. markingsgallery.com. Opens Monday. Through June 30.

Elise Smorczewski: "Flights of Fancy," new paintings of fancifully feathered birds, Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 235-6808. Opens Monday. Through May 31.

Timothy Whelan: "Photographer as Collector," PhoPa Gallery, Portland. 317-6721. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Through May 4.

"A Photo History of Our Oldest Industry," photos from The National Fisherman collection of the Penobscot Marine Museum, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. Opening with presenter Dave Jackson, former publisher of The National Fisherman, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Through April 30.

"Art by York Students," multi-media by students in grades K-12, York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. Opens Wednesday. Through May 2.

"Torn in Two: 150th Anniversary of the Civil War," traveling exhibition, University of Southern Maine (Osher Map Library), Portland. 780-4850. Opens April 4. Through Aug. 22.

"Forest for the Trees," group show with trees as the subject, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Opens April 4. Through April 28.

"Go Figure: An Invitational Figurative Show," Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. April 4. Through April 27.

Louise Philbrick and Tony Wolf, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. 775-2222. April 4-6.

CONTINUING

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 April 7. meca.edu

University of Southern Maine (Woodbury Campus Center), Portland: Faculty art exhibition, through Wednesday. usm.maine.edu/gallery

University of Southern Maine (Glickman Library), Portland: Gary M. Green, "Terrain Vague," black-and-white photographs, through May 3. usm.maine.edu/gallery

Space Gallery, Portland: "World Banksters," whimsical postcards take aim at corruption in banking industry; Anne Buckwalter: "Gone Along are the Animals," circus-inspired gouache paintings; "Moon Moves (So Slowly)," multi-media installation by Friendly Falcons; and "X-ray (SPACE)", window exhibition by Carly Glovinksi; through Friday. space538.org

Harmon's & Barton's Gallery, Portland: "A Stitch in Time," drawings by Gergana Rupchina, through Saturday. harmonsbartons.com

PhoPa Gallery, Portland: Melonie Bennett, "Bad (expletive)," photographs documenting nightclubs and a party cruise with Kid Rock, through Saturday. 317-6721.

Sanctuary Tattoo and Art Gallery, Portland: "Lovecraft: A Darker Key," group show, through May 1. sanctuarytattoo.com

Katie Made Bakery, Portland: Lisa Dombek, mixed media/white series, through Saturday. 771-0994.

Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland: "Perigord: Moods and Memory," encaustic paintings by Cheslye Ventimiglia, through April 30. 773-6011.

Gleason Fine Art, Portland: Tom Curry, "New Work," through Friday; "Spring!", art by Henry Isaacs, Anne Ireland, Andrea Peters, Karen Tusinski and Carole Hanson, through April 26. 699-5599.

Green Hand Bookshop, Portland: Kalaisha Watrous, "Afterthoughts," through Wednesday. 253-6808.

Planned Parenthood of New England, Portland: "Healing Works," art as therapy works by Toni Jo Coppa and Karen Merritt, through Sunday. plannedparenthood.org/ppnne

Greenhut Galleries, Portland: "Marching Forth," group show, through Saturday. greenhutgalleries.com

Rose Contemporary, Portland: "The New Landscape," work by Lydia Badger, Hilary Irons and Erik Weisenburger, through April 19. rosecontemporary.com

3Fish Gallery, Portland: "AW@3Fish," group exhibit of Addison Woolley Gallery artists, through Friday. 3fishgallery.com

Dogfish Cafe, Portland: Loretta Turner, "Exploring Visions," gouache, acrylic, pastels and ink, through April 27. 253-5400.

University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland: "Worldview," third installation of "Maine Women Pioneers III," through May 12. une.edu/artgallery

Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island: "Ongoing: A Multi-Media Exhibit," works by gallery artists in painting, pottery and glass, through Saturday. richardboydpottery.com

Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook: "Layers," ceramic sculptures and wall tiles by Jonathan Mess, through April 10. 591-7300.

University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham: Annual juried student exhibition, through Wednesday. usm.maine.edu/gallery

Elizabeth Moss Galleries, Falmouth: "2013 New Works" by Ilya Askinazi and "Ancient Light" by Brenton Hamilton, through April 20. elizabethmossgalleries.com

DaVinci Experience Art Gallery, West Falmouth: "Inspirations from the Cape," paintings, photography and ceramics, through April 22. 541-9171.

Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery: "Resilient Spring," art by Sukie Curtis, Marcia Feller, Anne Macleod, Chris Nielsen and Bill Tomsa, through April 30. 846-7777.

Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport: Laurie Hadlock and Carrie Lonsdale, "Paintings and Prints," through April 28. thosmoser.com

Freeport Community Library: Beech Hill studio painters, landscapes and still lifes, through Saturday. 865-3307.

Gallery Framing, Brunswick: Barbara Bean and Jackie Melissas, through Thursday. galleryframinginc.com

The Frontier, Brunswick: "Tinder," Maine stories by SALT fall 2012 graduates in writing, radio, photography and multimedia, through April 29. explorefrontier.com. Markings Gallery, Bath: "From the Heart," new work in fiber, clay, mixed media and metals by Maine artisans, through Sunday. markingsgallery.com

Engine, Biddeford Arts, Biddeford: "Your Brain on Art," focuses on raising awareness around the issues of brain safety, chronic pain, and brain injury and recovery in collaboration with the University of New England's Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences, through April 5. feedtheengine.org

University of New England (Campus Center), Biddeford: Charles Thompson and Bistra Nikiforova, paintings and photography, through Tuesday. 602-2169.

Wells Public Library: Claire Bigbee, paintings, through Saturday. 646-8181.

Harlow Gallery, Hallowell: "Higher Forms of Art," eighth annual showcase of work by area high school artists, through Saturday. harlowgallery.org

Monkitree, Gardiner: "Double Vision," work by Jim and Fran Townsend, through Friday. monkitree.com

Vance and Anne Morgan Gallery, Kittery: Nancy Morgan, "Captured in Fabric," through Friday. 439-3800.

Doo Hair Salon, Kittery: Bess Cutler, abstract figure drawings, through April 14. 439-4009.

Aarhus Gallery, Belfast: "44N 69W: Radius Belfast," fifth annual show, through Saturday. aarhusgallery.com

Camden Public Library: "Body as Art," black-and-white photographs by Antje Roitzsch and Deborah Cautela, through Saturday. 236-3440.

Frost Farm Gallery, Norway: Western Maine Paper Project, original works on paper, through April 5. frostfarmgallery.com

Lyceum Gallery, Lewiston: Richard Field, "New Works," paintings, through April 5. lyceumgallery.com

Harlow on the Circle Lobby Gallery, Augusta: Paintings by Harlow Tuesday Group, through April 4. harlowgallery.org

Schoolhouse Gallery, Kingfield: Claudia Diller, Kingfield Artwalk painter, through Sunday. 939-6518.

 

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