Thursday, April 24, 2014
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“Potted Potter – The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff” condenses all seven Harry Potter books (and a real-life game of Quidditch) into 70 frantically paced minutes. Starring Jefferson Turner, left, and Daniel Clarkson, “Potted Potter” will be at Merrill Auditorium in Portland on Wednesday and Oct. 3.
Courtesy of Portland Ovations
Matt Blackwell’s “Winter Stealing the Sun” (2001-2005), oil on canvas, from “Piece Work,” the Portland Museum of Art Biennial opening Oct. 3 and continuing through Jan. 5.
Courtesy of Portland Museum of Art/Edward Thorp Gallery
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland: Andrew Wyeth, "Her Room," 1963 tempera painting accompanied by pencil and watercolor studies, through Nov. 17; "Every Picture Tells a Story: N.C. Wyeth Illustrations from the Brandywine River Museum," "American Treasures: Small Treasures," small-scale work from the museum collection, and "American Treasures: Maine Voices," views of Maine through art by N.C. Wyeth, Louise Nevelson, Alex Katz and more, 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, "American Treasures: Family and Friends," renderings of artists' relatives and acquaintances, and "American Treasures: Visions of the Land and Sea," paintings of Maine ocean scenes and coastlines, through Feb. 2. farnsworthmuseum.org
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. abbemuseum.org
Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport: "For Those in Peril: Shipwrecks, Memorials, and Rescues," interactive exhibits, marine art, portraits, photographs and models, through Oct. 20. penobscotmarinemuseum.org
L.C. Bates Museum, Hinckley: "Gift of Glacier: The Maine Landscape," paintings by 23 Maine artists, through Oct. 15. gwh.org/lcbates
• ART GALLERIES
Wiscasset Art Walk, featured artists are Jon Luoma and Christine Hopf-Lovette, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. 882-8290.
Nancy Freeman, printmaker and painter, The Gallery at Round Top Farm, Damariscotta. 888-777-1077. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
"Fallen Through the Cracks: Raising Awareness about 14 Million Illiterate Americans," photographs by Lisa Crothers, Wells Public Library. 646-8181. Opening reception, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Grand opening, Running With Scissors, Portland. rwsartstudios.com. Food, fun, art and music from Megan Jo Wilson Quartet, 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Amy Stacey Curtis: "Drawing Matters," June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Opening reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Mary Bourke: "A Life Imagined," Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 3. Through Oct. 16.
Merrimack River Painters, works by 11 women artists, Just us Chickens Gallery, Kittery. justuschickens.net. Tuesday through Oct. 31.
"Scenes from Cuba," photographs by Susan Downing, Kennebunk Free Library. kennebunklibrary.org. Tuesday through Oct. 31.
"Focus on Faculty: Photographers from MMW+C," works by 23 Maine photographers who have taught at Maine Media Workshops & College, PhoPa Gallery, Portland. phopagallery.com. Wednesday through Nov. 16.
Gallery Framing, Brunswick: Jean Kigel, "Ode to Bowdoin Pines," paintings, through Friday. galleryframinginc.com
June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland: Thomas Cornell, "The Priority of Nature," prints, through Friday. 699-5083.
Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland: Rose Olson, Cole Caswell and Riv Pyne, paintings, photographs, wood and bronze sculpture and ceramics, through Friday. 747-5045.
Kennebunk Free Library: Annie Lemeieux, "Coastal Confrontation," photography, oil and watercolor painting, through Friday. kennebunklibrary.com
Gleason Fine Art, Portland: Jane Dahmen, "Through the Trees," through Saturday. 699-5599.
Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor: Brad Betts, "Boats and Harbors," oil paintings, through Nov. 2. gleasonfineart.com
Harlow Gallery, Hallowell: Chris Cart, "Unplugged," through Saturday. harlowgallery.org
Greenhut Galleries, Portland: Thomas Connolly, "Ensemble," Portland scenes, boats in the harbor, still lifes and landscapes, through Saturday. greenhutgalleries.com
PhoPa Gallery, Portland: Olive Pierce, "Through the Years: 1964-1999," photographs of children, through Saturday. phopagallery.com
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“Local Color, Bridgton, Maine,” from “Light Moments,” photography by Ed Stevens, continuing through Saturday at Frost Farm Gallery in Norway.