“Tamarind to Hope,” lithographic print collaborations and solo work by Tim Higbee from the Tamarind Institute and Hope Editions, through Saturday. PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland. phopagallery.com.

“Departures and Arrivals,” geometric drawings by Josefina Auslender. Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland. mainejewishmuseum.org. Through April 21.

Recent Acquisitions and Selections from the Permanent Collection, through June 15. Includes works by Bernard Langlais, Emilio Sanchez and several others Art Gallery, University of New England, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland. une.edu/artgallery.

Mansion as Muse: Contemporary Art at Victoria Mansion. Art inspired by the 1860 interiors and furnishings, by Mark Dion, Dana Sherwood, Andrew Mowbray, Justin Richel and Amy Yoes, Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland. victoriamansion.org. Through May 21.

Senior Thesis Exhibition, 10 Bates studio art majors show work from their yearlong thesis projects. Through May 29. Bates College Museum of Art, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. bates.edu/museum.


“Picturing Monhegan Island,” intimate photographs and drawings created on Monhegan by George Daniell, Through Aug. 3. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square Plaza. portlandmuseum.org.

“Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum,” over 100 drawings and sketchbooks from late-18th through the mid-20th century, from the world-renowned collection, through April 27. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square Plaza. portlandmuseum.org.

“Going Coastal: Humor, Parody and Amusement of a Maritime Nature,” celebrates how we have enjoyed ourselves on, alongside and at the expense of the maritime world, tracing the transformation of maritime amusements from shipboard traditions to sailor stereotypes and nautical nonsense ashore, through June 1. Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath. mainemaritimemuseum.org.

Those Contrary Winds: Weather and its Effects on Ships, Mariners and Maritime History, a selection of paintings, photography and artifacts highlighting the perverse yet privileged place of weather in the eyes of the mariner. Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath. mainemaritimemuseum.org. Through June 1.

“From the Elegant to the Everyday: 200 Years of Fashion in New England.” Through May 3. Saco Museum, 371 Main St. sacomuseum.org.

“Under the Surface: Surrealist Photography,” artists who exploded traditional bounds of visual representation in influential ways. Through June 1. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum.


“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.

“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.

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

“The Spirit of the Grassland,” an exhibit exploring the senses of identity and differences within 30 kingdoms of the grassland of Cameroon. Museum of African Culture, 13 Brown St., Portland. museumafricanculture.org.

Robert Clark, color woodblock prints, Gleason Fine Art, 7 Oak St., Boothbay Harbor. www.gleasonfineart.com. Through May 3.

Paintings by Anne Ireland, ’94, ongoing dialogue with the Maine landscape, free. Maine College of Art, Charles C. Thomas Gallery, 522 Congress St., Portland. meca.edu.


From the Wrack Line, mixed media sculpture, drawings and prints by Lincolnville artist Simon van der Ven, Perimeter Gallery, 96 Maine St., Belfast. Through May 18.

Bob Goudreau: Scratchboard Art, Just Us Chickens Gallery, 16A Shapleigh Road (Route 236), Kittery. www.justuschickens.net. Through April 30.

Jennifer Boilard, landscapes or scenes from life, made with watercolor, acrylic, oils and soft pastels. Mainely Frames and Gallery, 534 Congress St., Portland. www.mainelyart.com. Through April 20.

“In and Out of the Garden,” paintings by Leslie Anderson, free. Daunis Fine Jewelry, 616 Congress St., Portland. daunis.com.

“Beyond the Object,” contemporary realism featuring works by Jonathan Eiten and Liz Patterson. Saccarappa Art Collective, 861 Main St., Westbrook. facebook.com/SaccarappaArtCollective.

Abbott and Nancy Meader, paintings and raku. June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 522 Congress St., Portland. junefitzpatrickgallery.com. Through April 26.


“The Nudes,” hand-painted silver gelatin photographs with encaustic and pigment by Leah MacDonald. Also showing, Sheep Jones’ recent paintings of the figure; new works in cyanotype by Brenton Hamilton; and sculpture by Jonathan Mess and Riv Pyne, through April 28. Susan Maasch Fine Art, 4 City Center, Portland. susanmaaschfineart.com.

The Joy of the Lens, annual juried photography exhibit, Topsham Public Library Crooker Gallery, 25 Foreside Road. www.topshamlibrary.org. Through May 10.

“Vivacity,” through May 28, features work by David Marshall, Geeta Ramni, Wayne Ross and Anastasia Weigle. Free. Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress St., Portland. constellationart.com.

It’s Not So Black & White IV, exhibit featuring works by Jane Herbert, Pam Cabanas, Wyatt Barr and Petrea Noyes, predominantly using black and white. Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island. richardboydartgallery.com.

“Birds!” Wayne Robbins, Obie Buell, James Brewer, Carolyn Judson and Peggy Johnson show work in stone, clay, wood and metals portraying bird forms and related elements, through May 31. Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath. markingsgallery.com.

“Working Through” by Jamie Ribisi-Braley, work communicates not only working through the process of creating art but also working through chronic pain that can sometimes make creating art a challenge. Monkitree, 263 Water St., Gardiner. monkitree.com.


“A Body of Work,” 38 Maine artists working from the human figure, through April 30. Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St., Hallowell. harlowgallery.org.

“Hamsters and Popcorn,” oil paintings by Elise Smorczewski, through May 31. The Green Hand Bookshop, 661 Congress St., Portland. greenhandbooks.blogspot.com.

“Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here,” from a traveling exhibition of more than 100 artist books from 24 countries, presented by USM’s Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts, Unum Great Reading Room at Glickman Library, 314 Forest Ave., 7th floor, Portland. usm.maine.edu/bookarts

“Frozen: The Art of Ice & Snow,” large-format photographs taken by John, Cynthia and Jonathan Orcutt of landscapes dominated by ice and snow, through June 30. Schoolhouse Gallery, 266 Main St. (Route 27), Kingfield. schoolhouseartgallery.com.

Berwick Art Association Group Show, through April 30, Berwick Public Library, 103 Old Pine Road.

Central Maine Clay Artists exhibit, Kennebec Valley Art Association presents a mini-art exhibition that can be viewed from outside the building and is lit at night. Former ATM space, 45 Memorial Circle, Augusta.


Traditional Chinese Decorative Art & Design, lecture by Guo Xianlu, professor and president of Xi’An Academy of Fine Arts, free. Maine College of Art, Osher Hall, 522 Congress St.. www.meca.edu. 12:15-1:15 p.m. Tuesday.


“Pardon My Tartle” exhibit, works by senior art students, University of Maine, Farmington, Art Gallery, 246 Main St. Opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

“My Maine,” paintings by Michael J. McDonald, vibrant acrylic landscapes, free. The Old White Church, 15 Salmon Falls Road, Buxton. Opening reception 5 p.m. Friday.

Yarmouth Artisans Collective Art Show & Sale, paintings, photography and pottery, free. DaVinci Experience Art Gallery. davinciexperiencegallery.com. Opening reception 5-8 p.m. Friday.

Vicky’s Bags, illustrations by painter Robert Barnes, Works Bookstore and Gallery, 21 E. Main St., Searsport. 5-7 p.m. Friday.


“inkomprihensuhbuhl,” new fine art prints and mixed media work by Maine artists Adrienne Beacham and Barbra Whitten, through April 26. Circling the Square Fine Art Press Gallery, 275 Water St., Gardiner. facebook.com. Public reception and artists’ talk 4-6 p.m. Sunday.


“Annie,” Lake Region Community Theatre. See lrctme.org for details; call 671-3015 to schedule singing auditions for children. Lake Region High School, 1877 Roosevelt Trail (Route 302), Naples. 6:30 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. 


Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, Michael Albert, oboe. Free, donations accepted. First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

USM Youth Ensembles Spring Instrumental Concert, showcase of the talents of southern Maine’s young musicians. $8/$5 suggested donation at the door; open seating. Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. usm.maine.edu/music. 7 p.m. Thursday.


Schubert’s “Trout Quintet” and Other Gems, violinist Robert Lehmann, $15; $10 seniors, USM employees and alumni; $5 students. Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus, 37 College Ave., Gorham. usm.maine.edu/music. 8 p.m. Friday.

University Chorale Spring Concert, more than 70 singers conducted by Robert Russell, $8; $5 students, seniors, USM employees and alumni. Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland. usm.maine.edu/music. 2 p.m. Saturday.

Opera Scenes Concert, a variety of pieces from well-known operas with piano accompaniment. $8; $5 students, seniors, USM employees and alumni. Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus, 37 College Ave., Gorham. usm.maine.edu/music. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana by Bangor Symphony Orchestra, featuring the UMaine Singers, Oratorio Society and Bangor Area Children’s Choir. $16-$40, plus $3 handling fee. Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine, Orono. www.collinscenterforthearts.com. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Portland Rossini Club presents Virginia Eskin, a renowned solo pianist and chamber player performing classical and ragtime. $25, students free. Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland. www.rossiniclub.org. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Met Opera’s “La Boheme” in HD, $23, $5 students. The Strand Theatre, 354 Main St., Rockland. www.rocklandstrand.com. 1 p.m. Tuesday.


Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, PCM Faculty Contemporary Music Trio. Free, donations accepted. First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland. 12:15 p.m. April 17. 


“Cinderella,” beautiful, happily-ever-after fairytale, $19-$25. Maine State Ballet, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth. mainestateballet.org. 6 p.m. Friday; 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday. 


“Tribes,” funny exploration of deaf culture, $35 to $45. Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave. portlandstage.org. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Pippin,” Tony Award-winning musical, $10, $8. Thornton Academy Garland Auditorium. www.thorntonacademy.org/arts. 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.


Good Theater presents Stephen Underwood’s “UnderwaterGuy,” mixture of multimedia visuals, plus live on stage, colorful characters, fascinating stories, original music and more, $15 to $20. St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland. goodtheater.com. 7 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Who’s Hungry,” presented by Portland Ovations and Space Gallery, an evening of experimental tabletop puppet theater that gives a voice and face to hunger in America. $20, $18 for Ovations members. Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. space538.org. 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday.

“Crimes of the Heart,” Beth Henley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy set in 1974, $10 adults, free with student MaineCard. Hauck Auditorium, University of Maine, Orono. www.umaine.edu/spa/tickets. 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Shrek the Musical,” $21 adult/$19 seniors and youth. Waterville Opera House, 1 Common St., Waterville. operahouse.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Godspell, the Maine Way,” dressed in Maine attire, the cast ranges in age from 8 to 60. Family fun entertainment. $14-$12. Monmouth Community Players, Cumston Hall, 796 Maine St. monmouthcommunityplayers.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

UNE Players present “Little Shop of Horrors,” musical comedy about a florist shop owner who raises a killer plant, $10. City Theater, 205 Main St., Biddeford. citytheater.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

Snowlion Repertory Company presents “The Elephant Piece,” funny, biting satire full of lore and song-and-dance flights of fancy as the majestic elephant faces devastation by poachers. $17. Portland Stage Company Studio Theater, 25A Forest Ave., Portland. snowlionrep.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday to Sunday. Through April 20.

One-Act Play Festival, the Maine Association of Community Theaters (MeACT), hosted by the Open Book Players, $15 adults, $12 students and seniors. Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St., Gardiner. johnsonhall.org. 1 p.m. Saturday.


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