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    Sunday April 20
  • "Mansion as Muse: Contemporary Art at Victoria Mansion " @ Victoria Mansion

    Through May 21.The Mansion's Art Advisory Committee, composed of distinguished artists and museum professionals, invited three artists and one collaborative team to create works of art inspired by Victoria Mansion's incomparable interiors that are renowned for their original wall and ceiling paintings and furnishings from 1860. The participating artists are Mark Dion and Dana Sherwood, Andrew Mowbray, Justin Richel, and Amy Yoes. As explained by Committee member Denise Markonish, curator of MASSMoCA, "Victoria Mansion is a historical gem, which is why giving contemporary artists the opportunity to respond to its riches is a wholly unique opportunity. Given that the artists chosen all have deep connections to history and the decorative arts, it will be fascinating to see how they will intervene and reinterpret the objects and stories found within the Mansion. I have no doubt this exhibition will not only give visitors to Victoria Mansion the opportunity to see the space anew but will also provide these artists with much material for future works and ideas." The site-specific art works will be displayed throughout the Mansion rooms. A catalogue of the exhibition will be available for purchase. view event

  • Jennifer Boilard @ Mainely Frames and Gallery

    Through April 20. Boilard is a self-taught multi-medium artist. Her creations are landscapes or scenes from life, made with watercolor, acrylic, oils, and soft pastels. view event

  • "Drawn from the Earth" Abbott Meader and Nancy Meader @ June Fitzpatrick Gallery

    through April 26. drawings, paintings and raku view event

  • 'It's Not So Black and White IV": Jane Herbert, Pam Cabanas, Wyatt Barr, Petrea Noyes @ Richard Boyd Art Gallery

    'It's Not So Black and White IV' an annual exhibit at Richard Boyd Art Gallery opens on Friday, April 4 at 10:00 am. The exhibition explores works by four artists predominantly using the colors black and white or values of the colors black and white to create variations in tone from deep hues of black to silvery grays. On exhibit are paintings in a variety of styles from traditional to contemporary in acrylic-on-canvas by artist Jane Herbert, landscapes in ink-on-paper by Pam Cabanas, portraits and drawings in ink by Wyatt Barr, and a contemporary digital work in ink-on-canvas by Petrea Noyes. The exhibit is on view free to the public from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily through April 30, 2014. There is an opening reception at the gallery on Saturday, April 5 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm. For additional information about the exhibit please contact curator Pamela Williamson by phone at 207-712-1097, via email at info@richardboydartgallery.com or visit www.richardboyartgallery.com . Image: Jane Herbert, 'The Milky Way', Acrylic-on-Canvas Copyright (C) 2014 Richard Boyd Art Gallery All Rights Reserved. view event

  • "Vivacity" @ Constellation Gallery

    Through May 28. The show features work by David Marshall, Geeta Ramni, Wayne Ross and Anastasia Weigle view event

  • 10:00 am

    "Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum" @ Portland Museum of Art

    Through April 27. This exhibition features more than 100 exceptional and rarely seen drawings and sketchbooks from the Brooklyn Museum's world-renowned collection of American art. Dating from the late-18th through the mid-20th century, these masterworks encompass a wide range of techniques, styles, and media view event

  • "From the Elegant to the Everyday: 200 Years of Fashion in New England" @ Saco Museum

    Through May 3. Exhibition of 200 years of fashionable women's and men's clothing. Dressing well has long been an important mark of social status. For 18th-century American colonists, England served as the source for both the latest styles, and the fabrics and accessories that were needed to keep up with the prevailing taste. Here in New England, the inhabitants of smaller cities and towns were just as concerned about dressing fashionably as those who lived in large urban areas such as Boston. They were eager to purchase quality goods so that they too could "cut a fine figure". The desire to keep up with current fashions changed little over the next two hundred years, although people began to look to places other than England for the latest styles and fabrics. The mechanization of the textile industry, the invention of the sewing machine in the 1850s, and the availability of ready-to-wear clothing by the early 20th century made it easier and more affordable for people of all economic levels to dress well. Clothing styles changed, but people continued to strive to look their best. Drawn from the collection of the Saco Museum, as well as other local institutions in Maine and New Hampshire, From the Elegant to the Everyday will focus on the clothing worn by the inhabitants of northern New England from the mid-18th through the mid-20th centuries. It will include not only examples of "best" dress, but also items of everyday clothing. After all, fashionable attire was not confined to just special occasion garments or the clothing of the elite; even ordinary clothes reflected the current style of their day. A variety of accessories will be on view as well. view event

  • 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Organic Orcharding 101 @ Beech Hill Farm at College of the Atlantic

    Join Michael Phillips, author of The Apple Grower, for a comprehensive exploration of orchard health strategies that make disease and insect challenges doable for the organic grower, including lectures, discussions, question and answer periods inside and out. Learn what to expect in your orchard and how to manage it. Please bring a bag lunch. Course will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. view event

  • Exhibit: Going Coastal: Humor, Parody and Amusement of a Maritime Nature @ Maine Maritime Museum

    Through June 1. Exhibit celebrates how we have enjoyed ourselves on, alongside, and at the expense of the maritime world. It traces the transformation of maritime amusements from shipboard traditions to sailor stereotypes and nautical nonsense ashore. view event

  • Those Contrary Winds: Weather and its Effects on Ships, Mariners and Maritime History @ Maine Maritime Museum

    through June 1. A selection of paintings, photography and artifacts from MMM and private collections highlighting the perverse yet privileged place of weather in the eyes of the mariner view event

  • George Daniell: "Picturing Monhegan Island" @ Portland Museum of Art

    Through August 3. intimate selection of photographs and drawings created on Monhegan Island view event

  • "Birds!" @ Markings Gallery

    Through May 31.Featuring Wayne Robbins, Obie Buell, James Brewer, Carolyn Judson, and Peggy Johnson. Work created in stone, clay, wood and metals portraying bird forms and related elements. view event

  • 11:15 am - 11:15 am

    'Recent Acquisitions and Selections' @ Art Gallery, University of New England

    Through June 15. This exhibition celebrates exciting new additions to the University's Permanent Collection being exhibited for the first time. They include a number of Bernard Langlais works of sculpture, bas relief as well as works on paper donated from Colby College through the Kohler Foundation. There are also several works by Emilio Sanchez donated from the Emilio Sanchez Foundation. A new Peregrine Press Portfolio featuring works by 27 artists will be displayed; a work by Gideon Bok commissioned by the Mattina Proctor Foundation will be exhibited. Andres A. Verzosa of Aucocisco Galleries and a number of artists he represents have made donations. These include works by Terry Hilt, Richard Brown Lethem, Stew Henderson, Elizabeth Cashen McMillen, Vivian Russe, Gail Spaien, Mary Hart and Grace DeGennaro. Paintings by Dozier Bell and Connie Hayes are also featured. Several works donated by photographers are included: Jon Edwards, Claire Seidl, Brenton Hamilton and Susan Mills view event

  • "Hamsters & Popcorn:" Paintings by Elise Smorczewski @ The Green Hand Bookshop

    Through May 31. oil paintings view event

  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    2014 BFA and BA Exhibition @ Art Gallery at USM Gorham

    exhibits by graduating USM Art Department students obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Art or a Bachelor of Art degree: Alexandra Bishop, Laura Bubar, Jeffrey Gould, Rachel Fisk, Yelena Fiske, Tessa D. Jeffers, Chris Mosley, Carrie Parent, and Jennifer Wolfe. view event