Greater Portland


Portland Youth Symphony Orchestras, Instrumental Wind Ensemble, and Youth Choirs, USM School of Music, May 24-27 by reservation, Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus,, [email protected], 780-5003.


Thursday 6/2

The Studio Group, opening reception 5-7 p.m., Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. Celebrates the Maine landscape, through June 30.

William Janelle, award-winning Maine sculptor, Maine Audubon Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, through May.

The Community House Painters, featuring 11 area artists, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, to June 24.


Portland Summer Film Series, every Sunday night at dusk in Congress Square Park (across the street from the Portland Museum of Art). Kicks off June 5 with “North by Northwest”  by Alfred Hitchcock.

Wednesday 5/25

“High Rise,” 7:30 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. Admission $8; $6 members and students.

Tuesday 5/31

“Trapped,”  7:30 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. Admission $8; $6 members and students.


PMA Films, Portland Museum of Art, for showings, times and ticket prices.


Josefina Auslender, Ocean House Gallery & Frame, 299 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth,, through May 28.

 “Artifacts,” by Angel Braestrup and Mary Barnes, Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 US Route One, Falmouth, to June 4.

Contemporary artist Neil Welliver, retrospective of 40 works by Maine landscape painter and his students, Thos. Moser Freeport Showroom, 149 Main St., Freeport, May 28 through Oct. 10.

Ed Douglas, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, 772-2693,  [email protected], to May 28.

“Julianne Garvey: A Solo Exhibition of Paintings,” Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island, through May 30.

“The Art of Mildred G. Burrage,” University of New England Portland Campus Art Gallery, to June 26.

Tom Baril, Eleanor Miller, Robert Moran, Susan Maasch Fine Art, 4 City Center, Portland,, to May 28.

“Two Artist Friends,” works by Betty Brown & Jae Brown, 3fish gallery, 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland, 773-4773, to May 28.

Two Islands, by Iceland artist Oskar Thorarensen, opening reception, 5-8 p.m.,  Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery, 48 Free St., Portland, through May 27.

MECAmorphosis: 2016 Thesis Exhibit, Maine College of Art, Porteous Building, Portland. Work by over 100 graduating students. Wednesday-Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday until 7 p.m. to May 27.

William Harrison, 5-8 p.m., Mainely Frames & Gallery, 541 Congress St. Pen and ink drawings from photography hand-drawn on paper, through May.

“Anticipation Art,” Yarmouth Frame and Gallery, 720 Route 1, Yarmouth, to August.

Thursday 6/2

“Art in Exodus,” opening reception, 5-8 p.m., Maine College of Art, Porteous Building, Portland. In recognition of World Refugee Day, in conjunction with Portland’s World Refugee Day celebration at King Middle School June 4, on view through June 24.

“Petrouchka,” by Hilary Irons, opening reception, 6-8 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland,, to Aug. 26.

Friday 6/3

“The American Dream,” sculpture by Judith Hoffman, will be installed 5-8 p.m. by TEMPOart in Lincoln Park, Portland  in conjunction with First Friday Art Walk.

Susan Smolensky solo exhibit, 5-8 p.m. First Friday, Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery, 48 Free St., Portland, through June 25.

Saturday 6/4

Jane Herbert, artist’s reception 1-4 p.m., Richard Boyd Art Gallery, Peaks Island, through June 29.


“Masterworks on Paper: Highlights from the Portland Museum of Art,” including works by  Homer and Andrew Wyeth, through June 5.

“Patterns of Aggression,” The Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, USM Glickman Family Library, 5th Floor, 314 Forest Ave. Portland, to May 29.

“Portland’s Horse-Drawn Heritage,” Skyline Farm Carriage Museum, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, 1-4 p.m. Sundays through June 19, or by appointment. Free admission, donations welcome.

“Shared Conversations – Working & Living Side by Side: The Art and Design of Jamie Johnston & Sondra Bogdonoff,” Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, 773-2339,, through July 10.

“Where Nature Meets Place,” Stonewall Gallery, Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St. Works by members of the Brunswick-based Five Rivers Arts Alliance, through June 25.


Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, educational, fun and active workshops for kids and parents, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234,

Cushing’s Point Museum, local and American history exhibits, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, free/donations accepted, 55 Bug Light Park, South Portland, 767-7299,

Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, by appointment, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, 766-3330,

Freeport Historical Society, Harrington House, Tuesday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 45 Main St., Freeport, 865-3170,

International Cryptozoology Museum, 661 Congress St., Portland,

Maine Historical Society Museum, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday; noon to 5 p.m., Sunday; 11 a.m.-noon, children’s hour, Monday and Wednesday; adults $8, children $3, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822,

Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland, 780-0118,

Maine Jewish Museum,10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday to Friday, or by appointment, 267 Congress St., Portland, 773-2339,

The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum, 58 Fore St., Portland, open daily through late October. Directions and more information at or 828-0814.

Neal Dow Memorial, tours by appointment, 714 Congress St., Portland, 773-7773,

Portland Fire Museum, open first Fridays 6-9 p.m., adults $5, children $2, 157 Spring St., Portland,

Portland Museum of Art, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday; free on first Fridays 5-9 p.m., 7 Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148,

Portland Observatory, 138 Congress St., Portland, 774-5561.

Skyline Farm Carriage and Sleigh Museum, by appointment, free/donations accepted, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth,, 829-9203 .

Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, Southern Maine Community College, Fort Road, South Portland, 799-6337,

Yarmouth History Center, 1-5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth, 846-6259,


Friday 5/27

Rhys Chatham, 8 p.m., Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. In celebration of new release, “Pythagorean Dream.”

Sunday 5/29

Lake Street Dive with The Ballroom Thieves, 6 p.m., Thompson’s Point, Portland. Tickets at


Community Chorus, rehearsals 10 a.m.- noon, first and third Saturdays, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-5568 ext. 102, [email protected]

Royal River Women’s A Capella Chorus, rehearsals 7-10 p.m. most Thursdays, American Legion Hall, 17 Dunn St., Westbrook. New members from southern Maine welcome, [email protected]


“Dancing at Lughnasa,” Community Hall, 57 Desert Road, Freeport. Preview 7 p.m. May 31, and June 2 and 3, by Maine Coast Waldorf School’s senior class, $5 at the door.

“King Lear,” Portland Ballet Studio Theater, 517 Forest Ave., Portland, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, May 25- 27. Tickets $20,, 831-2434.

“Stupid F**cking Bird,” adapted from Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull,” Mad Horse Theater, 24 Mosher St., South Portland, Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m. through June 5. Tickets $17/$20; Pay What You Can Thursday at the door,, 747-4148.

Saturday 5/28

Jetpack Superheroes and Self IMPROVment: Improv Show, 8 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, tickets $10/$12,


Call for Art

“Forest Through the Trees,” deadline June 24 for show hosted by Spindleworks Arts Studio July 15-Aug. 29 at Frontier Café, 14 Maine St., BrunswickEmail [email protected] for application with subject line: The Forest Through the Trees, or stop by Spindleworks.


“Falling in Love: The Passion and Process of Artistic Expression,” paintings and illustrations by Barbara Bean and Monika Kirtland, Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, through May.

Student art show, Southern Maine Community College, L.L.Bean Learning Commons, 29 Sewall St., Brunswick Landing, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday through summer.

Saturday 6/4

“Painting-Photo Synthesis,” featuring the art of Jennifer Novelli and Sarah Fisher, opening reception 4 p.m., Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick. Artists will discuss their work.



“Flights of Fancy,” birds in metal, clay, felt, stone, wood, paper and fiber, Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, to June 30.

Saturday 5/28

Duerwald/Alexander husband-wife show 4-6 p.m. opening reception, ICON, 19 Mason St. in Brunswick, through mid-June.


Barn Door Cafe and Bakery, 4 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 102, Brunswick, 721-3099,

Bayview Gallery, 58 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-5500,

Beth Carlson Animal Portraits Gallery, 613 Foster Point Road, Bath, 751-5288.

Cabot Mill Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 837-9108.

Centre St. Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath, 442-0300.

Chocolate Church Art Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455,

Coleman Burke Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, [email protected]

Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5242,

11 Pleasant Street, 11 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 607-4016, [email protected]

Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-8820,

Gallery at Park Row, 185 Park Row, Brunswick, 907-4016.

Gallery at Schoolhouse Crossing, 48 West Schoolhouse Crossing Road, Topsham, 603-674-6098, [email protected]

Gallery at Widgeon Cove, Route 123, Harpswell, 833-6081,

Gallery Framing, 12 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-9108.

Gelato Fiasco, 74 Maine St., Brunswick, 607-4002,

Gun Point Cove Gallery, 1241 Harpswell Islands Road, Orr’s Island, 833-7303,

Harbor Works Gallery, Holbrook-Trufant House, 977C Cundy’s Harbor Road, Harpswell, 841-9812,

ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 725-8157.

Just Framing, 149 Front St., Bath.

K. Mizner Art Studio & Gallery, 128 Water St., Hallowell,

LaMarche Gallery, David Saul Smith Union, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 725-3902.

Little Dog Coffee, 87 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-8820.

Mae’s Cafe, 160 Centre St., Bath,, 442-8577.

Maine Fiberarts Gallery, 13 Main St., Topsham, 721-0678,

Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499.

Merrymeeting Arts Center, 9 Main St., Bowdoinham, 841-5914,

Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 373-9300.

Sarah Greenier Gallery, 428 Middle St., Bath, 443-3936.

Sebascodegan Artists Cooperative Gallery, 4 Old Orr’s Island Road, Harpswell, 833-5717,

Summer Island Studio, 149 Maine St., Brunswick, 373-1810.

Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, 729-8033,

Topsham Public Library, Crooker Gallery, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham,, 725-1727.

Whatnot Gallery at Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick, 725-8820,


Barbara Cooney: Drawing Biography, Zuckert Seminar Room, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-3275,, to Aug. 21.

Beautiful Monstrosities, Elegant Distortions: The Artifice of Sixteenth-Century Mannerism,” examines the works of artists employed by European courts in the 16th century, Becker Gallery, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick, through June 5.

“To Count Art an Intimate Friend: Highlights from Bowdoin Collections, 1794 to the Present,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art at Focus, Halford Center  and Bernard and Barbro Osher galleries, 9400 College Station, Brunswick, to June 5.

“Renaissance Rivalries: Painting and its Sister Arts,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Markell Gallery, 9400 College Station, Brunswick, to Nov. 27.

“Power of Flight: Visions of Birds in Inuit Art,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, first floor of Hubbard Hall on the Bowdoin College campus, more than 50 sculptures and prints by Canadian and Alaskan artists, rare birdskin items,,725-3416, to March 2017.

R. Luke DuBois, solo exhibit featuring portrait commissioned by Bowdoin College Museum of Art of activist and alumnus DeRay Mckesson, Walker Art Building, to Sept. 4.

2,000 year-old Eqyptian mummy portrait mask, on display at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Walker Art Building, on the quad of Bowdoin College, through June 5.

Saturday 5/28

Community Appreciation Day: free open house, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum, at 226 Maine St., and Skolfield-Whittier House, 161 Park Row, where there will be a book sale.


Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday, extended hours Thursdays and some Sundays, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-3275,

Maine Maritime Museum, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 243 Washington St., Bath, 443-1316,

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; 2-5 p.m. Sunday, 725-3416,



Music at Noontime, Wednesdays 12:15-12:45 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle St., Brunswick, 729-8515. Free.

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art recently added an Egyptian portrait created nearly 2,000 years ago to its collections. Painted on a thin wooden panel, the portrait of a young man adorned with a gilded laurel wreath originally covered the face of a mummy. The portrait is on view in the Rotunda of the Museum through June 5.

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