A still life from artist Ashley Bryan. Image courtesy of the Colby College Museum of Art

Ashley Bryan / Paula Wilson: Take the World into Your Arms
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Through July 31. Joan Dignam Schmaltz Gallery of Art, 93 Main St., Waterville. museum-exhibitions.colby.edu/current-exhibitions
The Colby College Museum of Art presents a wonderful new exhibit featuring the works of the late Ashley Bryan and Paula Wilson. “Take the World into Your Arms” will enlighten viewers about Bryan’s contemporary creations, and you’ll come to know Wilson through mixed-media pieces that explore perceptions of light, form and the body. All of what you see from both artists will bring themes of the beauty and humanity of nature into focus. See it all at the recently opened Joan Dignam Schmaltz Gallery of Art housed at the Paul J. Schupf Art Center in downtown Waterville.

Lucious Finston-Fox as Orpheus and Shae-Lynn Pagurko as Eurydice in USM’s production of “Eurydice Rising.” Photo by Noli French

‘Eurydice Rising’
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday. Russell Hall at University of Southern Maine, 24 University Way, Gorham, $16, $12 seniors, $7 students/youth. usm.maine.edu/theatre
USM Theatre & the Osher School of Music have teamed up to present a show that delves into the trifecta of life, love and loss. “Eurydice Rising” reimagines the Greek myth of Eurydice and her relationship with Orpheus by way of spoken word, music and movement. The fantasy becomes reality right before your eyes in Gorham.

The cast of Good Theater’s “You Can’t Take It With You.” Photo by Steve Underwood

‘You Can’t Take It With You’
7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through April 23. St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, $40. goodtheater.com
Good Theater winds down its 20th season with the the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy “You Can’t Take It With You,” written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart in the 1930s. After success on Broadway, the 1938 film adaptation won a best picture Oscar in 1938. The massive cast is 18 characters, and the laughs occur in the huge Manhattan home of the Vanderhof-Sycamore-Carmichael family. You’ll have a grand time keeping up with all of the hijinks, that’s for sure.

Mounted birds and butterfly collections displayed at Portland Society of Natural History on Elm Street in Portland in 1965. Photo by Ed Richardson, Maine Historical Society

‘Code Red: Climate, Justice, & Natural History Collections’
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through Dec. 30. Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, $15. $5 children 6 to 17, five and under free. mainehistory.org
Take a deep dive into climate and biodiversity at the Maine Historical Society. “Code Red” is drawn in part from the Portland Society of Natural History’s collection. You’ll learn how history relates to the past, present and future as you look at taxidermy mounts, mammal skins, shells, fossils, minerals, photographs, contemporary artwork, historic objects and more. The exhibit is based on the United Nation’s report Code Red for Humanity, which was released in 2021 and revealed the impact humans have had on global warming.

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