“Redacted,” paintings and drawings by Ahmed Alsoudani, Iraqi artist and MECA graduate. Through Feb. 2. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square Plaza, Portland. portlandmuseum.org.

“American Vision: Photographs from the Collection of Owen and Anna Wells,” 40 photographs provide an extraordinary survey of 20th-century American photography. Through Feb. 23. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square Plaza. portlandmuseum.org.

“The Object Show,” small and rarely seen objects from diverse collections. Through June 8. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum.

“Regarding the Forces of Nature: From Alma Thomas to Yayoi Kusama,” selection of works by distinguished women artists includes paintings by Yayoi Kusama and Alma Thomas. Through March 9. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum.

“The Wonderful World of Oz,” exhibition drawn from the world’s most comprehensive collection of Oz materials, based in Maine. Through March 30. Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org.


Andrew Wyeth: “Temperas and Watercolors,” Through April 30. Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org.

“American Treasures: Visions of the Land and Sea,” Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. Through Feb. 2. farnsworthmuseum.org.

“How to Make the Universe Right: The Art of the Shaman in Vietnam and Southern China,” painted scrolls, masks and other objects used in shamanist ceremonies of five ethnic minorities in northern Vietnam. Opens Friday, through March 21. Bates College Museum of Art, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. bates.edu/museum

“The Lunder Collection,” works by Whistler, Homer, O’Keefe and many more American masters, plus “Spaces and Places” and “American Weathervanes.” Through June 8. Colby College Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville. colby.edu/museum.

Deborah Klotz, “Traces,” prints and sculptures. Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland. mainejewishmuseum.org. Through Feb. 21.

“After Hours: Work by Maine Art Teachers,” celebrates studio practice and exploration that takes place outside the classroom. Through March 1. Saco Museum, 371 Main St., Saco. sacomuseum.org.


“Underfoot: Footwear, Hooked Rugs, In the Cellar and Below Decks.” Through Feb. 22. Penobscot Marine Museum, 5 Church St., Searsport. penobscotmarinemuseum.org.

Joe Guertin: “A Graphic Designer Remembered,” Art Gallery, University of New England, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland. une.edu/artgallery. Through Sunday.

“Americans Who Tell The Truth,” portraits by Robert Shetterly, Through Feb. 28. York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road. york.lib.me.us.

Southern Maine Community College Student Exhibition, self-portraits in charcoal. Through Jan. 31. Portland Public Library, Main Branch, 5 Monument Square, Portland. portlandlibrary.com.

Portraits of Recently Extinct Birds of the Eastern United States by Jada Fitch. Through Feb. 4. The Green Hand Bookshop, 661 Congress St., Portland. greenhandbooks.blogspot.com.

“Our Beautiful Planet,” photography by George Petkov. Through Jan. 31. Grapheteria Gallery, 143 Kennebec St., Portland. thegrapheteria.com.


Small Works Holiday Show, art by more than 60 artists. Through Jan. 31. Yarmouth Frame and Gallery, 336 Main St., Yarmouth. yarmouthframeandgallery.com.

“Revision,” Matthew Demers and Allison McKeen. Monkitree, 263 Water St., Gardiner. monkitree.com. Through Feb. 1.

Annette Kearney: “Let There Be Light,” featured pieces include fused glass freestanding sculptures and 3D collaged paintings. Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath. markingsgallery.com.

James Seavey: “Water – Metal – Image,” free spun aluminum vessels, watercolors and photographs. Through Feb. 28. Daunis Fine Jewelry, 616 Congress St., Portland. daunis.com.

“Joy of Art,” juried exhibit features original artwork by year-round Maine residents, both amateur and professional. Through Feb. 16. Topsham Public Library Crooker Gallery.

Betty Lathrop, silk artist, Just Us Chickens Gallery, 16A Shapleigh Road (Route 236), Kittery. justuschickens.net. Through Jan. 31.


“Art 241: The Visual Book,” works by 12 students. Pope-Cheney Art Studio at The Wishcamper Center, USM Portland, 34 Bedford St., Portland. http://usm.maine.edu/bookarts. Through Feb. 28.

Photography by David Sullivan, Wells Public Library, 1434 Post Road. wells.lib.me.us/wells.

“Implements,” found object sculpture by Maureen Block, Ellen Gibson, Mildred Johnson and Jonathan Price. Through Feb. 8 Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St., Hallowell. harlowgallery.org.

Kelly Ufkin, paintings. Mainely Frames and Gallery, 534 Congress St., Portland. mainelyart.com. Through Jan. 31.

“Transitions: USM Juried Art Alumni,” 23 paintings, drawings and prints by seven USM Art alumni. Area Gallery at The Woodbury Campus Center, 35 Bedford St., Portland. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through March 28.

John Goodman’s “Black White + Blue,” photographs of boxers from his Times Square Gym series, images from his backstage Boston Ballet series and works from the streets of Havana. PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland.


• Auditions

Our Theatre Company presents “Oliver!”, open auditions for children 8 years old to adults, Little Theatre at Nasson, 457 Main St., Springvale. ourtheatrecompany.webs.com. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Young Frankenstein,” musical comedy by Mel Brooks. Performances are April 18 through May 2. Must be at least 15 years old to audition. Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland. lyricmusictheater.org. Noon Saturday.

“Godspell,” musical, performance dates in April. Cumston Hall, 796 Main St., Monmouth. monmouthcommunityplayers.com. 4:30 p.m. Sunday; 6:30 p.m. Monday.


Portland Symphony Orchestra, Mozart No. 41, “Jupiter” with Richard Morales on clarinet, $31, $68. porttix.com. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.



Robert Frost: Fire and Ice, one-man show with actor Kirk Simpson that celebrates the life and poetry of Robert Frost. With a la carte menu. $12, $15. Clay Hill Farm, 220 Clay Hill Road, Cape Neddick. clayhillfarm.com. 6 p.m. Thursday and Jan. 30.

“Words By: Ira Gershwin and the Great American Songbook,” light-hearted play with music showcasing the life and lyrics of the legendary American librettist, $35 to $45. Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Jan 30.

Mad Horse Theater Company presents “Vigils,” Noah Haidle’s 2009 comedy that examines the journey from love and loss to ultimately embracing life, $20; $15 seniors and students. Madhorse Theater at The Hutchins School, 24 Mosher St., South Portland. madhorse.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30.

“Live! Love! Laugh!” a fun-filled show for anyone who has ever survived being in love. Thursdays are pay-what-you-can. $10. The Footlights, 190 Route 1, Falmouth. thefootlights infalmouth.com. 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Jan. 30.

“Tigers Be Still,” a heartfelt and hilarious look at how we survive the tough moments in life and help each other get back in the game, $20, $5 for 18 and under. thepublictheatre.org. 2 p.m. Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30. Through Feb. 2.


Portland Players presents Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” classic Shakespeare comedy, $20, $18 seniors; $15 for students with ID. Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland. portlandplayers.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

“Gunmetal Blues,” a musical spoof of film noir, City Theater, 205 Main St., Biddeford. city theater.org. $20. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monmouth Community Players present “Doubt, A Parable,” powerful drama that explores suspicion and moral uncertainty set in a 1964 Bronx Catholic school. $12; $10 seniors and students. Cumston Hall, 796 Main St., Monmouth. monmouthcommunityplayers.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Little Shop of Horrors,” presented by Patrick Dorow Productions, comedy rock musical based on the original. $25, $20 seniors and students, $15 for under 12. Star Theatre at The Kittery Community Center, 120 Rogers Road. kitterycommunitycenter.org. 8 p.m. Friday to Sunday.

Good Theater presents “Becky’s New Car,” a thoroughly original comedy about a devious and delightful romp down the road not taken. $20/$28. St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. goodtheater.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday and Jan. 30. Through Feb. 23.

National Theater of London Live: “Coriolanus,” Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge. $27, $15 students. The Strand Theatre, 354 Main St., Rockland. rocklandstrand.com. 2 p.m. Jan. 30.


Maine State Ballet presents “Tap, Tap, Jazz,” energetic dance from the company’s top dancers. $15 to $20. Maine State Ballet, 348 Route One, Falmouth. mainestateballet.org. 7 p.m. Friday, 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday.

Portland Ovations presents “Cirque Alfonse: Timber!” arts and techniques of the circus infused with the most picturesque facets of traditional Quebec folklore. $38 to $50. Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. porttix.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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