Call for Artists

The Joy of the Lens, applications deadline March 23 for annual photo exhibit sponsored by Topsham Public Library. Limited to original works by year-round Maine residents, topshamlibrary.org.


“Visions of Light,” photos by First Light Camera Club, Frontier Cafe, 14 Maine St., Fort Andross, Brunswick, to mid-April.

Sebascodegan Artists Group Show, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Rd., to March 26.

Thursday 3/7

“Exploring Our Neighborhood,” 4 p.m. opening reception, Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, works by Denise MacLatchy and Jennifer Novelli, through March.


John Ford Film Series, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays to March 26, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath. Free admission and refreshments, see patten.lib.me.us/events for films.


Frontier, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, independent, documentary, art, adventure, and foreign film, explorefrontier.com/events/film.


Chocolate Church Arts Center Members Art Show, includes paintings, photos, sculpture, 804 Washington St., Bath, to March 15.


Centre St. Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath, 442-0300, centrestartsgallery.blogspot.com.

Chocolate Church Art Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455, bit.ly/2Gy51hS.

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

Gallery at UUCB, 1 Middle St., Brunswick, 729-8515, uubrunswick.org/church-activities.

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

ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 725-8157, bit.ly/2ByW2Hx.

LaMarche Gallery, David Saul Smith Union, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 725-3902, bit.ly/2rOilEE.

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

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

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

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

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


“Fashioning Modernity: Art and Independence among Yorùbás in Nigeria,”  Bowdoin College Museum of Art, selection of Nigerian textiles, beads, and related photographs from 1960s-70s, to March 17. 

Friday 3/1

“Modernism for All: The Bauhaus at 100,” exhibit opening, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, by juxtaposing works of art and design by Bauhaus masters and their students, exhibit introduces the school as a successful learning environment, to May 12.

Saturday 3/2

Family Saturday at the Museum, 10-11 a.m., Bowdoin College Museum of Art, student education assistants lead a weekend program for all ages. 

Tuesday 3/5

“Looking at Chinese Art with Expert Eyes,” 6:30 p.m., Bowdoin College Museum of Art Pavilion. University of Hong Kong professor talks about authenticity, quality, and cultural context of items in Bowdoin’s collection.


Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily year-round, mainemaritimemuseum.org.

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Thursday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday; closed Mondays and national holidays, 725-3275, bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Free. 

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, 9 South Campus Drive, Bowdoin College, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; 2-5 p.m. Sunday, 725-3416, bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum/. Free.

“Dogs at Work in the North” photo exhibit, Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, examines past and contemporary use of dogs, to April 21.

“Bowdoin Collects: Chinese Ceramics, Jades, and Paintings,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art Markell Gallery, rarely seen masterpieces, to January 2020.

“Material Resources: Intersections of Art and the Environment,” Focus Gallery, Halford Gallery, Media Gallery, Osher Gallery and Center Gallery at Bowdoin College, examines artists’ dependence on Earth’s material resources, to June. 


Sunday 3/3

Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, 4:30 p.m., Oratorio Chorale at Unitarian Universalist Church, Brunswick, $25/advance adults, $12.50/ students at brownpapertickets.com/profile/1143574, $30/adults, $15/students at the door.

Tuesday 3/5

Songwriters on Stage concert series: Lynn Deeves, Ronda Dale and Lark Holmes, 7 p.m., $10, Frontier Café, 14 Maine St., Brunswick.

Friday 3/8

Heron Valley, 7:30 p.m., Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washigton St., Bath, young traditional Celtic band from Scotland, $20, chocolatechurcharts.org/.


Irish Music Sessions: 7-9 p.m. Mondays, Byrnes Irish Pub, Centre Street, Bath; 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Byrnes Irish Pub, 16 Station Ave., Brunswick, byrnesirishpub.com.

Side Door Coffeehouse, Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle St., third Friday of the month, open mic sign-up 6:45 p.m., followed by feature performer, by donation, bit.ly/2EyUGj0. 


“Plaza Suite,” Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, March 1-2, 7:30 p.m.; March 3, 2 p.m. Neil Simon’s comedy hit, $12/advance, $15/door, www.chocolatechurcharts.org, 442-8455.

Wednesday 3/6

Maine State Ballerina and Cinderella Autumn Fairy Kalee Gallant, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., for ages 4 and up, free and open to the public.

Greater Portland

Call for Artists

Paint for Preservation 2019, artists being sought by Cape Elizabeth Land Trust for juried Wet Paint Auction on June 30, deadline March 22, see capelandtrust.org.



Portland Museum of Art, screenings inspired by exhibits, new work by local and emerging talent, conversations with filmmakers, documentary subjects, and scholars, portlandmuseum.org/events/movies.

Southworth Planetarium, USM Science Building, 96 Falmouth St., Portland, 780-4249. 

“Rewinding Romanticism,” photos by Greg Shattenberg, Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, USM Glickman Library, 314 Forest Ave., Portland, mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org/, to May 24.
Skyline Farm Carriage Museum, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, open 1-4 p.m. Sundays through March 31, free admission.

Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234, kitetails.org.

International Cryptozoology Museum, 4 Thompson’s Point Road, Portland, call 518-9496 for hours.

Maine Historical Society Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday to Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822, mainehistory.org.

Maine Jewish Museum, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday or by appointment, 267 Congress St., Portland, 773-2339, mainejewishmuseum.org.

Portland Museum of Art, Congress Square, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday & and Sunday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday & Friday; free admission Friday nights 4-8 p.m., portlandmuseum.org.

Yarmouth History Center, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth, 846-6259, yarmouthmehistory.org/.



Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland, free concerts, most all-ages, baysidebowl.com.

Blue, 650A Congress Street, Portland, live music Tuesday-Sunday, 21+, by donation, portcityblue.com/event-calendar.

Irish Music Sessions: 6-8 p.m. Mondays, O’Reilly’s Cure, Route 1, Scarborough, oreillyscure.com.


“A Doll’s House, Part 2,” Wednesday-Sunday to March 17, Good Theater at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, modern, darkly comic play inspired by the Ibsen classic, $25-$32, goodtheater.ticketspice.com/dolls.

“The Half-Light,” to March 24, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., world premiere by Maine author Monica Wood, explores whether people can be trained to see the dead, $31-$68, portlandstage.org/show/the-half-light.

“The Irish Curse,” Saturday-Tuesday to March 16, Good Theater at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, $22, goodtheater.com, 835-0895. 

Oratorio Chorale will give two performances of Rossini’s “Petite Messe Solennelle” under the direction of award-winning conductor Emily Isaacson at the Unitarian Church in Brunswick on March 3. 

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