Greater Portland


Cynthia Cormier, pastel and acrylic paintings, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, through August.

Shelley Breton, oil paintings, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, through September.

“Bounty,” biennial faculty exhibition, MECA’s Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, open Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursdays until 7 p.m., and First Fridays until 8 p.m., to Sept. 29.

“Celebrating Daily Ritual: New Work by Elizabeth Louden,” Maine Potters Market, 376 Fore St., Portland, 774-1633,, through August.

Sketches by Anthony Jensen, CIA, 72 Ocean St., South Portland, to Sept. 14.

“The Art of the Clam Festival,” posters, photos and original artwork related to the Yarmouth Clam Festival, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth, through Sept. 9.


PMA Films, Portland Museum of Art; more at

Portland Summer Film Series, at dusk every Sunday night in Congress Square Park (across from Portland Museum of Art). Aug. 28: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Free.

Summer Documentary Film Series, Portland Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 29, in conjunction with POV (Point of View), Public Television’s documentary series. Aug. 25: encore screening from a previous POV documentary series; Sept. 1: “From This Day Forward,” documentary about coping as the daughter of a transgender man; Sept. 8: TBA.

Monday 8/29

“Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” 1 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. Free.

Wednesday 8/31

“Miss Sharon Jones,” 7:30 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, spotlights legendary R&B queen. Admission $8, $6 for members and students.


“Nachtmusik,” by Ronald Rovner, Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 US Route One, Falmouth, to Oct. 1.

American Veterans Arts & Crafts Gallery Showing, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 3-5, Frost Gully Gallery, 1159 Route 1, Freeport.

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.

Amy Bickford, solo exhibit of paintings, Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peak’s Island,, through Aug. 30.

“From A Woman’s Perspective,” Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peak’s Island, celebrates 5 women artists: Pat Chandler, Julianne Garvey, Jane Herbert, Felicity Sidwell and Kim Skillin Traina, through Sept. 29.

Bill Paxton, 5-8 p.m., Mainely Frames & Gallery, 541 Congress St, Portland, Maine and historical scenes in various mediums, through August.

“Bounty,” 2016 Biennial Faculty Exhibition, Aug. 24-Sept. 29, Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland.

“Branching Out,” images of trees by 39 Maine photographers, UMVA Gallery at CTN5, 516 Congress St., Portland, through Aug. 27.

“Earth Edge,” by Christian Farnsworth, 3Fish Gallery, 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland, through Aug. 27.

“Études,” by John Whalley, found art, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland,, through Aug. 27.

“Fleeting Light,” by John Neubauer, 5-8 p.m. exhibit opening, Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery, 48 Free St., Portland, landscapes in oils, through Aug. 26.

Gary Briechle, PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, featuring work by Rockport-based photographer, to Sept. 3.

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

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

“Vision & Verse,” Art Gallery on UNE’s Portland Campus, New England Wax encaustic artists living and working in the six New England states. Gallery Artists’ Conversation Sept. 8, 5-6:30 p.m.; through Oct. 2.

“A Summer in Maine,” paintings by Abigail Gray Swartz, Stonewall Gallery, Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., through Aug. 27. 


“Lichens,” stitched “paintings,” Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland,, 773-2339, through Sept. 6.

“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, through Sept. 18.

Victoria Mansion, theme tours, 6 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, 109 Danforth St., Portland. Tickets $15 members, $20 nonmembers, reserve by calling 772-4841, ext. 104.

Wed.  8/24 

“Coming of Age Transgender: One Boy’s Story,” 5 p.m. opening and 6 p.m. panel discussion, Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland.


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, weekdays noon – 4 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday & holidays, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. through Labor Day, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, 766-3330,

Freeport Historical Society, Harrington House, Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. until Columbus Day, call ahead advised, 45 Main St., Freeport, 865-3170,

International Cryptozoology Museum, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays through Sundays, 4 Thompson’s Point Road, Portland,

Maine Historical Society Museum, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday; noon to 5 p.m., Sunday; 11 a.m.-noon, 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, Sunday 1-5 p.m., or by appointment, 267 Congress St., Portland, 773-2339,

The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum, 58 Fore St., Portland, open daily through late Oct. 30. Admission and train tickets: adults, $10; seniors, $9; children 3-12, $6, 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 4-8 p.m. Fridays, 7 Congress Square, 775-6148,

Portland Observatory, open for tours 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily until Oct. 10, 138 Congress St., Portland, $10 adults, discounts available,, 774-5561, ext.107.

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

Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, open for tours most weekends through Labor Day, admission $5, 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 Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth, 846-6259,


Thursday 8/25

Mile 12, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland. Tickets $12/advance,  $15/door,

Friday 8/26

Tom Kovacevic with AE McInnis and Leif Sherman Curtis, 8 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland,

Saturday 8/27

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $12/advance, $15/door.


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]


“The Irish and How They Got That Way,” by Frank McCourt, Portland Stage, 25A  Forest Ave., Portland, to Sept. 11, tickets $53-$58, discounts available, 774-0465,

“Deja Vu,” Collective Motion Dance Company, Portland Ballet Studio Theater, 517 Forest Ave, Portland, 10-year anniversary with a versatile repertoire, guest appearances, Friday, Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 27 at 5:30 and 8 p.m. Tickets $15 or $12 for students/seniors at the door or All ages.



“Maritime Reflections,” joint exhibit by Points of View artists and the First Light Camera Club, Points of View Art Gallery in the Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, through Sept. 2.

“MSMT Past, Present, and Future: Building a Better Tomorrow for the Arts in Midcoast Maine,” Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Retrospective with more than 100 documents, props, set models, costumes and an interactive children’s corner, through August. 

“Outdoor Spaces,” paintings by Laurie Burhoe, Fellowship Gallery, One Middle St., Brunswick., to Sept. 14.

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.

“Joy of Art and Joy of the Lens,” winners exhibit, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road,, through Sept. 15.


“Moved By The Waves,” Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath. Reflections of the sea by Maine artisans, beach pebble jewelry, carvings, tile work, wall pieces,, through August.

“New Perspectives” featuring the work of Jack Gable and Anne Gable Allaire, The Chocolate Church Arts Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath, through Sept. 19

John David Ellis, ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, to Sept. 17.

Sculpturist Wayne Robbins, Sebascodegan Gallery, Route 24, 7.5 miles south of Cooks Corner, 833-5711, on view through Sept. 5.

“Homage to Rothko,” paintings by Georgeann Kuhl, annual summer exhibit at The Gallery at Widgeon Cove, 31 Widgeon Cove Lane, Harpswell.

“Innovations: Contemporary Art,” Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. Juried show of tapestry, knitted wire, collage, paper, mixed media, to Sept. 3.


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,

The Green Lion Gallery, 23 Center St., Bath.

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,

Widgeon Cove, 31 Widgeon Cove Lane, Harpswell. Paintings, sculpture, jewelry, handmade paper,


“Defying the Ice: Shipwreck and Rescue of the Karluk,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, first floor of Hubbard Hall on the Bowdoin College campus, features a dramatic story using documents never seen by the public,, 725-3416, free admission, through Dec. 4.

“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.

“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.

“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 Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Walker Art Building, Brunswick, to Sept. 4.

“This is a Portrait if I Say So,” featuring pioneering works by leading American artists. Bowdoin College of Art Museum, 9400 College Station, Brunswick, to Oct. 23.


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,


Summer Saturday Concert Series on the Waterfront or at Chocolate Church Arts Center, Washington Street, Bath in case of rain, 6 p.m. Saturdays,   Aug. 27: Max Ater, Vox Pop Independent Music Awards winner.

Live in the Lounge – The Summer Season, 7:30-9 p.m. every Wednesday, Frontier Cafe Cinema & Gallery, 14 Maine St. Brunswick. Free.

Sunday 8/28

WHPW Community Open Mic & Pizza Party to benefit local radio, 4-7 p.m., rain or shine, hosted by Schoolhouse Cafe, Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell,, 833-6618.

Saturday 9/3

Maine Folk Artist Caroline Cotter, with special guest Michael Howard 8 p.m., Frontier Cafe, Brunswick.

Tuesday 9/6

Midcoast Baptist Players, 6 p.m., Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Schubert’s Octet In F major arranged for quintet. Free.


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


“Mama Mia,” Maine premiere, Maine State Music Theatre, to Aug. 27. Tickets available at, 725-8769, at the box office, Pickard Theater at 1 Bath Road, Brunswick.

“Talley’s Folly,” Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Lanford Wilson, Aug. 25, 26, 27 at 6:30 p.m., Library Park Gazebo, Summer & Washington streets, Bath. Tickets$12/advance at, $15/.

The Midcoast Baptist Players will play Schubert’s “Octet In F major” arranged for quintet during a night of classical music 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6 at Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road. The event is free and open to the public. For more, see

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