Greater Portland


Freeport Players, open auditions for “The Complete Works of Wm. Shakespeare (Abridged)”  6:30-8:30 p.m. June 27, 28.  Roles for three adults for performances in September,


“Starting and Stopping,” oil paintings by Kathy Wagner, Townsend Real Estate & Art Gallery, 553 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth, through June 30.

The Studio Group, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. Celebrates the Maine landscape, through June 30.

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

Thursday 6/23

Seth Goldenberg, artist lecture, 5:30 p.m., Maine College of Art, Osher Hall, 522 Congress St., Portland, 775-3052. Free.

Monday 6/27

Hrag Vartanian, artist lecture, 5:30 p.m., Maine College of Art, Osher Hall, 522 Congress St., Portland, 775-3052. Free.


Portland Summer Film Series, every Sunday night in Congress Square Park (across from Portland Museum of Art). 8:30 p.m. June 26: “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”; July 3: “Psycho”; July 10, “Labyrinth.”

Wednesday 6/29

“Raiders: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made,”  7:30 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. Admission $8, $6 members and students.


PMA Films, Portland Museum of Art; more at


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

Jane Herbert, Richard Boyd Art Gallery, Peaks Island, through June 29.

Art in Exodus, Maine College of Art, Porteous Building, 522 Congress St., Portland, in recognition of World Refugee, through June 24.

“Otherwhere,” featuring graphite drawings by Dennis Pinette and photography by Claire Seidl, opening reception 5-7 p.m., PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, through July 23.

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

“Petrouchka,” by Hilary Irons, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland,, to Aug. 26.

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

3artists, 3visions @3fish, photos by Anna Mikuskova, Heath Paley and Kim Stone, 3fish Gallery, 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland, through June 25.

“Vermont Interiors” by Diane E. Fitch, Maine College of Art Charles C. Thomas Gallery, second floor, Porteous building, 522 Congress St., through Sept. 7.

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

First Friday 7/1

“Ann Hirsch: Sharing Love,” 5-8 p.m. opening, Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland. Artist lecture 5:30-7 p.m. July 25, Osher Hall. Video and performance art; to Aug. 12.

Beach Girls,” opening 5-8 p.m., Susan Roux solo exhibit, Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery, 48 Free St., Portland, through July 30.

“Form, Shadow and Light,” 5-8 p.m., opening of sculpture by Judy O’Donnell, 3 Fish Gallery, 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland, to July 23.

“Made in LA,” reception 5-8 p.m., Maine College of Art, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 522 Congress St., Portland. Through July 31.

Rob Anderson, 10 a.m. opening, Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island. Maine’s working waterfronts and life and commerce in Portland, through July 30.

Victor Romanyshyn, 6-9 p.m., gathering and memorial exhibit of his work, Bakery Studios, 61 Pleasant St., Portland.

William Harrison, 5-8 p.m. opening, Mainely Frames & Gallery, 541 Congress St., Portland. Pen and ink realism, through July.

“Working Port,” by Laura Waller and “For Work and Play,” by Lea Peterson, opening reception 5-7 p.m., Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth Shopping Center, 251 US Route One, Falmouth, to July 30.


“O’Keeffe, Stettheimer, Torr, Zorach: Women Modernists in New York,” Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square. Examines the art and careers of four pioneering artists and their contributions to American modernism, June 24-Sept. 18.

“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, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Admission $15/adults, $13/seniors, $10/students, 14 and under free. Free 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays, 7 Congress Square, 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,

Winslow Homer Studio, tours available in Prout’s Neck by reservation, $55, $30/PMA members, $25/students, PMA admission included, 775-6148.

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


Saturday 6/25

Bob Dylan Birthday Tribute, by Magic 8 Ball, St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland. Tickets $15 at

Thursday 6/30

Zack and Sam DuPont, sibling indie-folk-americana duo, One Longfellow Square, Portland,

Friday 7/1

CascoBay UkeFest concert, 6-8 p.m., St. Luke’s Cathedral, 143 State St., Portland. 


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]


“Strong Female Character,” Port Fringe Portland Stage Company, 25 Forest Ave., Portland, 9:15 p.m. June 22, 26,


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.


“Painting-Photo Synthesis,” featuring the art of Jennifer Novelli and Sarah Fisher, Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick.

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.

“Squares,” original art by Points of View artists, Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., to June 30,

Saturday 6/25

“This is a Portrait if I Say So,” featuring pioneering works of art by leading American artists. Opening festivities, 4 p.m.; reception and family activities, 5-6:30 p.m., Bowdoin College of Art Museum, 9400 College Station, Brunswick. Free and open to the public.


Summer Film Festival, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 9. (No film July 12). Complete schedule at the library and Free. 


“Fabulous Faces in Fiber,” famous faces fabricated into pillows by Elizabeth Stoyko, Markings gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499.

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

“Three Artists Three Visions,” Chocolate Church Arts Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath, with Evelyn Dunphy, Anne Heywood and Ed McCartan, on view through July 29.

“From Near and Far,” paintings by Tim Banks and Ed Morton, June 27-July 29, Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Reception 5 to 8 p.m. July 8, during 2nd Friday Art Walk.

“Summer’s First Light,” Photography by The First Light Camera Club, Topsham Public Library Crooker Gallery, 25 Foreside Road, 725-1727,, to July 6.

Saturday 6/25

“Mixed Bag,” work by gallery artists, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., season opening at Gallery at Widgeon Cove, 31 Widgeon Cove Lane, Harpswell. Paintings, sculpture, jewelry, handmade paper,


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,

Just for Kids

Create-A-Play Theater/Art Day Camp, Orion Performing Arts Center, July 18-22, open to students finishing grades 5-8, brochures at, Mt. Ararat Middle School, 66 Republic Ave, Topsham. Contact Judy Lloyd at the Orion, [email protected] or 729-2950, ext. 7.


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

“Maine to Main: Downtown in Brunswick and Topsham,” Pejepscot Historical Society, 159 Park Row, Brunswick. Walk through the towns’ connected streets, with photos, maps, documents, and objects from multiple time periods. Free, through December.

“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.

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

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.


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,


Tuesday 6/28

Kaplan Fellowship concert, free chamber music concert, Bowdoin International Music Festival,5 p.m., Bowdoin College’s Studzinski Recital Hall. Reservations suggested, 725-3895.

Saturday 7/2

Maeve Gilchrist & Nic Gareiss, 7:30 p.m., Frontier, 14 Maine St., Brunswick. Tickets $18/advance at; $22/day of show.


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


“A Vintage Story,” by Resurgence Dance Co., The Chocolate Church, 804 Washington St., Bath, 7 p.m. June 24, 25; 2 p.m. July 26. Adults/$12, children/$6 in advance at, $18/$12 at the door.

“Ghost: The Musical,” Maine State Music Theatre at the Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College, 1 Bath Road, Brunswick, to June 25. Tickets $46-$77, 725-8769,

Maine State Music Theatre, panel discussions at Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick about current show being presented. July 6: noon-1 p.m., “Evita,” followed by opening of an exhibit presented by the MSMT History Committee. Tickets at, 725-8769, Pickard Theater, 1 Bath Road.

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