This week

On Thursday, June Fitzpartrick Gallery at Maine College of Art opens an exhibition of work created at Vinalhaven Press from 1984 to 2002. In addition to prints made at the press, the “Vinalhaven Press” exhibition will include development work, proofs and drawings.

Patricia Nick founded and directed the island press, and hosted summer workshops. While in operation, the press attracted master printmakers to Maine. When the press closed, the Smithsonian Institution acquired its archive.

The exhibition at June Fitzpatrick benefits the Contemporary Art Fund of the Portland Museum of Art. It opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday; the show will remain on view through April 24. The gallery is at 522 Congress St. For information, call 699-5083 or visit

Coming up

Zero Station, a gallery at 222 Anderson St., Portland, will host an exhibition of Portland photographs titled “Seeing Portland — 1970 to 1984.” The images in this show were culled from the collections of local photographers working in Portland in the 1970s, during a time after urban renewal and before the city’s rebirth.

Initiated by photographer Andy Graham’s rediscovery of transparencies from 1975, the show brings together the work of Tom Brennan, C.C. Church, Graham, Rose Marasco, Joe Muir, Mark Rockwood, Jeff Stevenson, Jay York and Todd Webb. It is co-curated by Graham, Anne Riesenberg and Keith Fitzgerald.

“Seeing Portland” opens on April 10 and runs through May 1. For information, visit


Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave., opens “Mary’s Wedding” on April 6. Written by Stephen Massicotte, the play tells the love story about a young farmer and his bride-to-be, who are separated when he enlists in World War I. Daniel Burson, the theater’s education director, directs this show. It is on stage through April 25.

For times, tickets and other details, call 775-0465 or visit



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