• CLASSICAL MUSIC

Portland Conservatory of Music 9th Annual International Piano Festival, Piano festival participants performance, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $15, $12 seniors and students. portlandconservatory.net. 7:30 p.m. today.

Bay Chamber Summer Music Festival: Young Stars of Maine Prize Winner Concert, Winners in seven prize-winning categories, Rockport Opera House, Rockport, free. baychamberconcerts.org. 7 p.m. Friday.

Portland Performing Arts Festival Presents Sharon Isbin, Grammy-winning classical guitarist, Williston-Immanuel United Chruch, Portland, $20 to $45. porttix.com. 7 p.m. Friday.

Bowdoin International Music Festival: Festival Fridays, performances of works by Bach, Debussy and Tchaikovsky, Brunswick High School (Crooker Theatre), Brunswick, $40. bowdoinfestival.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Portland Conservatory of Music 9th Annual International Piano Festival, pianists Veselin Ninov and Mark Demidovich, The Old White Church, Buxton, $15, $12, portlandconservatory.net. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Bowdoin International Music Festival: Artists of Tomorrow, Studzinski Recital Hall, Brunswick, $10. bowdoinfestival.org. 1 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and 7:30 p.m. July 5.

Chamber Music Festival, violin, viola and cello. Beethoven, Kodaly, and Tchaikovsky, Kneisel Hall, Blue Hill, $20 to $30. kneisel.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Sunday.

Portland Performing Arts Festival Finale Piano Concert, artists of the International Piano Festival including Elliot Schawartz, curated by the Portland Conservatory, Williston-Immanuel United Church, Portland, $15 to $25. porttix.com. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Daponte String Quartet “A Walk Through the Vienna Woods,” Mozart, Beethoven and Satz, brownpapertickets.com/event/255058, Church on the Cape, Cape Porpoise, $10 advance, $12 door. 7 p.m. Sunday.

Bowdoin International Music Festival: Monday Sonatas, Midori performs Bach’s works for solo violin, Brunswick High School (Crooker Theatre), Brunswick, $40. bowdoinfestival.org. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Bowdoin International Music Festival: Wednesday Upbeat!, works by Poulenc, Rachmaninoff and Bermel, Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick, $30. bowdoinfestival.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Bay Chamber Summer Music Festival: Anna Polonsky and Orion Wolf, four-hand piano masterpieces and works for two pianos, Rockport Opera House, Rockport, $30 to $40, $8 for 18 and under. baychamberconcerts.org. 8 p.m. July 5.

 

THEATER

“2 Pianos 4 Hands,” play with music that follows the dynamic and comical true journey of two piano players, Portland Stage Company, Portland, $40, $20 students. portlandstage.org. 8 p.m. today and Friday, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “South Pacific,” musical, Ogunquit Playhouse, Ogunquit, $29 to $74. ogunquitplayhouse.org. 2:30 and 8 p.m. today, 8 p.m. Friday, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday, 2:30 and 8 p.m. July 5. Runs through July 15.

Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas,” musical, Arundel Barn Playhouse, Arundel, $30 to $41. arundelbarnplayhouse.com. 8 p.m. today, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and July 5. Runs through July 14.

Snowlion Repertory Company’s musical production of “Mesmerized,” part of the PortFringe 2012 Festival, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $10. stlawrencearts.org. 8 p.m. today.

Guided Tours, entertaining with stories of bygone days, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner, free. johnsonhall.org. 5:30 p.m. today.

“Burt and Me,” American love story/musical, Hackmatack Playhouse, Berwick, $29.50, $25 seniors, $12 youth. hackmatack.org. 2 and 8 p.m. today, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Urinetown,” musical, Boothbay Playhouse, $20. 633-3379. boothbayplayhouse.com. 8 p.m. today.

Lake Region Community Theatre presents “Oliver!,” musical, Deertrees Theatre, Harrison, $15, $12 for 12 and under. lrctme.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Pinkalicious: The Musical,” kids’ musical, Ogunquit Playhouse, $16 to $20. ogunquitplayhouse.org. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. Sunday.

“Urinetown,” musical, Boothbay Playhouse, Boothbay, $20. 633-3379. boothbayplayhouse.com. 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and July 5. Runs through July 14.

“Once Upon a Mattress,” presented by Rangeley Friends of the Arts, musical comedy, Lakeside Theater, Rangeley, $15. 864-5364. 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

“The Little Prince,” children’s show, Theater at Monmouth, Monmouth, $12, theateratmonmouth.org. 1 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Aug. 17.

Portland Performing Arts Festival Presents Celebration Barn Ensemble’s “Thumps Up,” an inventive and uproarious look at Maine’s unique qualities and character, Portland High School, John Ford Auditorium, Portland, $15 to $30. porttix.com. 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.

“Oklahoma,” musical, Hackmatack Playhouse, Berwick, $18 to $28, $10 students. hackmatack.org. 8 p.m. Wednesday, 2 and 8 p.m. July 5. Runs through July 21.

 

AUDITIONS

Casting Call for the Feature Film “Blue Potato,” local talent of all ages — aspiring and experienced — to fill speaking, background and extra roles, facebook.com/bluepotatomovieFilm. Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

 

ART MUSUEMS

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

“The Moving Panorama of Pilgrim’s Progress,” Saco Museum. sacomuseum.org. Opens Saturday. Runs through November 10.

Fantastical Art Exhibit, artists Carey Armstrong-Ellis, Tess Feltes, Robert Squier and Teri Weidner, York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. Today, Friday and Saturday.

Art and Design of Sanford born Elwyn George Gowen (1895-1954), Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum, Sanford. sanfordhistory.org. Opens today. Runs through July 21.

“Maine Sublime: Frederic Edwin Church’s Landscapes of Mount Desert and Mount Katahdin,” exhibition will focus on 23 of Church’s small oil sketches, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Opens Saturday. Runs through September 30,

 

CONTINUING

Portland Museum of Art: “From Portland to Paris: Mildred Burrage’s Years in France,” more than 70 paintings, drawings and letters, through July 15; “The Draw of the Normandy Coast, 1860-1960,” more than 40 works of famous European and American art, including works by Monet, Matisse, Whistler and Picasso, through Aug. 13. portlandmuseum.org

Maine Historical Society Museum/Longfellow House, Portland: “Downtown Portland, Circa 1912,” historic photos, through Saturday. “Wired!” explores the electrification of Maine during the 20th century, through May 26, 2013. mainehistory.org

Maine Jewish Museum, Portland: “Pathways to Contemporary Art: Paintings from Temple Beth-El Art Exhibitions 1962-1973,” through July 6. treeoflifemuseum.org

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland: “Stories of the Land and Its People,” work of more than 140 students who participated in a year-long collaboration between the Farnsworth and four public schools, through Aug. 12; “The Homestead Project: A Residence Reimagined,” architectural designs, through Sept. 23; “Impressionist Summers: Frank W. Benson’s North Haven,” paintings, lithographs and etchings, through Oct. 21; Andrew Wyeth: “Summers in Port Clyde,” watercolors from 1930s and ’40s, through Nov. 4; “Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan,” paintings, through Dec. 30. farnsworthmuseum.org

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: “Building a College Collection: Select Recent Acquisitions” and “Telephones,” seven-minute compilation of Hollywood film clips, through Sunday; Lesley Vance, paintings, and Marvin Bileck and Emily Nelligan: “On Great Cranberry Island,” charcoal drawings and etchings, through July 1. bowdoin.edu

Maine Maritime Museum, Bath: “Subdue, Seize and Take: Maritime Maine in the Unwelcome Interruption of the War of 1812,” examines the maritime world of pre-statehood Maine; through Oct. 12. mainemaritimemuseum.org

Dyer Library/Saco Museum: Bethany Haeseler, sculpture, through Saturday. Annie Lemieux: Photographs of the “Way Way Store,” through Aug. 22. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org

Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum, Sanford: “Elements of Expression,” art and design of Elwyn George Gowen (1895-1954), through July 21. sanfordhistory.org

Ogunquit Museum of American Art: “Building an American Modernist Collection,” highlights from the permanent collection, and Henry Strater: “Art of the Portrait,” collection of portraits, through Oct. 31. ogunquitmuseum.org, “The Art of Will Barnet,” abstract paintings, through Aug. 12, Peggy Bacon: “Life in Art,” paintings and prints of Ogunquit, through Sept. 2.

Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk: “Painted Details: Artists Interpret Kennebunk’s Historic Architecture,” through Sept. 8; “Barry: The Art Exhibition,” paintings, drawings and sculptures by Edith Barry, through Sept. 15. 985-4802.

Maine State Museum, Augusta: “Malaga Island, Fragmented Lives,” historic photographs, documents, artifacts and first-person accounts, through May 2013. “Girl Scouts: Celebrating One Hundred Years,” vintage period uniforms, pins, patches, ephemeras, cookie merchandise, camping gear and more, through Aug. 31. mainestatemuseum.org

University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor: Arnold Mesches: “A Minispective,” plus Richard Haden: “Carved Signs” and Chris Natrop: “Lily Ponder,” through Sept. 15. umma.umaine.edu

Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor: 2012 Waponahki Student Art Show, through Oct. 22; “Indians and Rusticators” and “Transcending Traditions: The Next Generation and Maine Indian Basketry,” through Dec. 29. abbemuseum.org

Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport: “Summer Folk: The Tourists of Penobscot Bay,” photos, memorabilia and artifacts; and “The Art of the Sea Battle,” celebrating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, through Oct. 21. penobscotmarinemuseum.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

 

ART GALLERIES

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

Anne Thompson Schutz, Falmouth Memorial Library, Falmouth. falmouth.lib.me.us. Today.

“Keep it Soulful,” Photographs by Harry T. Brundidge and John Adie Almy Brundidge, Grandfather Harry Brundidge’s photographs capture the America of the 1930s and 1940s, while his grandson John’s work represents a more contemporary look at America with a specific concentration on musicians including Opera House performers, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor (gallery), Boothbay Harbor. boothbayoperahouse.com. Today. Runs through July 21.

Kevin Beers: New Paintings and Tim Christensen: Drawings on Porcelain, Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor. 633-6849. Opens today. Runs through July 28.

Julie Freund and Cooper Dragonette, paintings, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. elizabethmoss

galleries.com. Opens today. Runs through July 15.

16th Annual Regional Artists Exhibition, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit. barngallery.org. Opens today. Runs through July 28.

Kim Bernard “Stuff Moves,” highly interactive installation of kinetic sculptures of wax, steel and springs, Engine, Biddeford Arts, Biddeford. feedtheengine.org. Opens today. Runs through July 21.

Art Walk LA, with live folk music from Michele Choiniere and Diner en Blanc at DuFrense Plaza, 6 p.m., Lewiston, Free. www.ArtWalkLewistonAuburn.com. 5 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Art Walk, downtown, Biddeford, free. www.biddefordartwalk.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

2012 Kingfield POPS Artwalk, galleries, museums and art venues, Kingfield Village Center, Kingfield. kingfieldpops.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Jean Kigel, “Aquarium and Aviary,” Gyotaku monoprints and Asian brush bird paintings, Denmark Arts Center, denmarkarts.org. Opens Friday. Runs through Aug. 2.

Anne Ayvaliotis, Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland. yvettetorresfineart.com. Opens Friday. Runs through July 29.

Casco Bay Art League Summer Show and Sale, Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, Harpswell. 725-6084. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Edward Gordon, Small Wonder Gallery, Camden. smallwondergallery.com. Opening reception, 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Arthur Thompson and Dan Miller “Fine Lines- Bold Shapes,” Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor. littlefieldgallery.com. Opens Sunday. Runs through July 21.

Jean Kigel “Of Solar Flares and Northern Lights,” watercolors and Asian brush painting, Archipelago, Rockland. 594-0701. Opens Sunday. Runs through Tuesday, July 31.

“Into the Kitchen,” artful kitchen elements featuring Nan Kilbourn-Tara, Ann Prescott, Mark Irving and Maggie’s Farms, Markings Gallery, Bath. markingsgallery.com. Opens Sunday. Runs through Aug. 29.

“Born in Bangor: Paintings of Maine by Alan Bull,” Bangor Public Library, Bangor. bpl.lib.me.us. Opens Sunday.

Arthur Thompson and Dan Miller, “Fine Lines-Bold Shapes,” Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor. littlefieldgallery.com. Opens Sunday. Runs through July 22.

“Creatures and Critters,” works by Thomas Dowling, Pam Cabanas, Judy O’Donnell, Tina-Marie Poulin and Jean Noon, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydpottery.com. Opens Monday. Runs through July 29.

Tim Beavis Retrospective, paintings, York Public Library, York. york.lib.me.us. Opens Tuesday. Runs through Aug. 28.

Barbara Ernst Prey: The Print Show, Blue Water Fine Arts, Port Clyde. bluewaterfinearts.com. Opens Tuesday. Runs through July 15.

Saco Bay Artists Show, Ocean Park Library Lawn, Saco, Free. 937-2125. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Jeff Bye, “American Landscapes,” Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. Opens July 5. Runs through July 28.

Falmouth Community Programs Art Exhibit “Anne’s Garden,” Falmouth Memorial Library, Falmouth. falmouthmemoriallibrary.org. Opens July 5. Runs through Aug. 13.

 

CONTINUING

Rose Contemporary, Portland: “Then & Now,” alumni and student work from Maine College of Art, through Friday. 780-0700.

Green Hand Bookshop, Portland: “SALAD,” artwork by Loren Leahy, through Saturday. 253-6808.

Maine Potters Market, Portland: “Garden Party: Essential Tableware for Summer Dining,” tableware by potter Betsy Levine of Prescott Hill Pottery, through July 1. mainepottersmarket.com

Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland: Monochromatic photographs by Steve Langerman, through Saturday. harmonsbartons.com

Daunis Fine Jewelry, Portland: “Paint and Mud” by Portland artist Margaret Ryan, through Friday. 773-6011.

3Fish Gallery, Portland: “My City By the Sea,” recent paintings by Claudia Hughes, through July 14. 3fishgallery.com

Gleason Fine Art, Portland: Tim Christensen, “Animals,” drawings on porcelain, through July 28. 699-5599.

Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland: “Are We Not Men: Study for a Frieze, Silhouettes” by Todd Watts, and “Figuration” by Jeanne O’Toole Hayman, through Saturday. addisonwoolley.com

Greenhut Galleries, Portland: Sandra Quinn: “Time,” through Saturday. greenhutgalleries.com

Glickman Library, University of Southern Maine, Portland: Photographer Daniel E. Davis, “Here and There,” through Aug. 19. usm.maine.edu

Cafe Cambridge, South Portland: Christian Farnsworth, photography, through Saturday. 899-1884.

Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery: “Summertime Respire,” multiple artist show, through July 31. 846-7777.

Skyline Farm Carriage Museum, North Yarmouth: “Summer Transportation: From Horse to Horseless,” through Aug. 19. skylinefarm.org

Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport: “Bates, Bowdoin & Colby College Alumni Art Show,” through July 9. thosmoser.com

Freeport Historical Society Harrington House: “Buttons, Rum and Rakes: Freeport’s Mercantile Past,” through March 2013. freeporthistoricalsociety.org

Hawk Ridge Farm, Pownal: “Steel and Stone,” June LaCombe Sculpture show featuring Roy Patterson and Stephen Porter, through July 29. junelacombesculpture.com

Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick: “A Natural Order” by Spindleworks and Arts are Elementary, through Saturday spindleworks.org

Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, Brunswick: “Getting It Write,” selections from the Spindleworks collection in which language is at the forefront, through Saturday. spindleworks.org

Maine Fiberarts, Topsham: “Weave-In,” weaving demonstrations, design sessions and exhibitions, through Saturday. mainefiberarts.org

Markings Gallery, Bath: “Back to the Garden,” garden-themed work in multimedia with several Maine artists, through Saturday. markingsgallery.com

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay: Julie Babb, bird-related art, through July 8. mainegardens.org

Gleason Fine Arts, Boothbay Harbor: Karen Tuskinski, new paintings, through Saturday; Carole Hanson, new sculptures, through July 28. 633-6849.

Pemaquid Art Gallery: Group show, through Oct. 8. 677-2752.

George Marshall Store Gallery, York: Michael Stasiuk and Lisa Noonis, found objects and paintings, through July 8. 351-1083.

York Public Library: Fantastical depictions of creatures both strange and familiar by Carey Armstrong-Ellis, Tess Feltes, Robert Squier and Teri Weidner, through Saturday. york.lib.me.us

York Art Association, York Harbor: “Fabulous Fibers,” quilting, rug hooking, weaving, wearable art, fabric painting and more, through Saturday. yorkartassociation.com

Denmark Arts Center: Anne Bernard, “Texture & Line,” encaustic painting, through today. 452-2412.

Frost Gully Gallery, Thomaston: Thomas Crotty, Maine landscapes, through July 21. frostgullygallery.com.

Haynes Galleries, Thomaston: “The Portrait in American Realism,” drawings, paintings, sculpture and photographs by American Realists from the 19th to 21st centuries, through July 27. haynesgalleries.com

Aarhus Gallery, Belfast: Fifth anniversary show, through July 1. aarhusgallery.com

Waterfall Arts, Belfast: David McLaughlin, “The Art of Salvage, Pigeon, 100 Hammers and BCOPE Photographs,” through July 28. waterfallarts.org

River Tree Arts, Kennebunk: Pastel Painters of Maine’s 13th international juried exhibition, through Saturday. rivertreearts.org

Kennebunk Free Library: Staff art exhibit, paintings, garden ornamentation, needle and textile work, through Saturday. kennebunklibrary.org

Savory Maine, Damariscotta: Paintings by Patricia McHold, through July 9. savorymainedining.com

River Arts, Damariscotta: Annual members exhibition, through July 5. riverartsme.org

Damariscotta River Grill: “Dancing in the Light,” Art at the Grill exhibit, through July 30. damariscottarivergrill.com

Wiscasset Bay Gallery: “The Painterly Landscape: Contemporary New England Art,” through July 3. wiscassetbaygallery.com

Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset: “View From the Window,” multiple artist show, through July 16. maineartgallery.com

Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport: “60th Anniversary Honors Exhibition,” through July 8. cmcanow.org

Old Post Office Gallery, Georgetown: “Coast and Country,” works by five local artists, through July 26. 371-2015.

Thomaston Cafe: Paul Caponigro, black-and-white silver gelatin photographs, through Saturday. 354-8589.

Circling the Square Fine Art Press Gallery, Gardiner: “Variations 5: An Exhibition of Art, Bodies of Text and Perspectives,” through July 7. theartdogs.com

Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. “Streams, Stones and Frozen Fire,” pottery by Nancy Meader and drawings by Abbott Meader, through Friday. harlowgallery.org

Lobby Gallery, Augusta: Works by Cony High School art students, through July 7. 622-3813.

Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth: “New Work,” painters June Grey, Alison Rector and Stephanie Bartron-Miscione plus sculptor Stephen Porter; and Paul Hannon: “Luminous Landscapes,” through July 15. courthousegallery.com

Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor: Matt Barter and Mike Stiler, “Jonesport to Monhegan,” through Saturday. littlefieldgallery.com

Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland: “Improvisations on Yupo,” solo exhibition by David Estey, through July 3. carverhillgallery.com

Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland: “Passages,” the art of Winslow Myers, through Sunday. 332-4014.

CRAFT Gallery, Rockland: Dudley Zopp, “Warp Weights,” watercolors and pencil drawings, through July 5. craftonelm.com

Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland: Stew Henderson, John D. Woolsey and Lois Dodd, solo shows, through July 14. caldbeck.com

Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle: “Continuing Connections,” through Saturday. turtlegallery.com

 

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