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    Thursday April 17
  • Andrew Wyeth: "Temperas and Watercolors" @ Farnsworth Art Museum

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  • "The Lunder Collection" @ Colby College Museum of Art

    works by Whistler, Homer, O'Keefe and many more American masters, plus "Spaces and Places" and "American Weathervanes." Through June 8. view event

  • "The Object Show: Discoveries in Bowdoin Collections" @ Bowdoin College Museum of Art

    Through June 1. small and rarely seen objects from diverse collections. view event

  • 7:15 am - 9:30 am

    Distributed Generation and Microgrids @ Lee Auditorium, Wishcamper Center, USM Campus

    Following up on E2Tech's successful forum on the needs of and issues with the regional electricity grid - the "macrogrid" - E2Tech is pleased to present a discussion of distributed generation (DG) and "microgrids" in Maine. What resources are available to fuel these systems? What T&D rate structure changes will support grid investment and reflect long-term benefits of locating DG in areas of reliability concerns? Benefits may include enhanced cyber-security, increased renewable sources of electricity like wind and solar power, and even integration of electric vehicles onto the grid. This forum offers an opportunity for collaboration among ISO-NE, state policymakers and regulators, energy companies, and others on operational, planning, and market implications of these non-transmission alternatives. Speakers will include: -Steve Hinchman, GridSolar, LLC -Laney Brown, Director, Smart Grid Planning & Programs, Iberdrola USA -Dan Kelley, Vice President, Power Engineering, Woodard & Curran -Erik Wilkinson, External Affairs, ISO New England Member - ; Non-Member - view event

  • 8:00 am - 10:00 am

    Thursday Morning Bird Walk @ Gilsland Farm Audubon Center

    Join us each Thursday for an easy stroll through Maine Audubon's Gilsland Farm Sanctuary. We will walk the property looking for birds, wildlife and plants. Bring your binoculars and a field guide if you have one. Please dress to be comfortable outside for two hours. We meet near the main parking lot. If you arrive late we are typically by the pond for the first 15-20 minutes before heading out. view event

  • "In and Out of the Garden:" Paintings by Leslie Anderson @ Daunis Fine Jewelry

    recent paintings that capture, in part, what it's like to be surrounded by blooms and married to the man who grows them (Dan Nygaard). view event

  • Clint Fulkerson @ Portland Museum of Art

    Through July 27. A drawing doesn't have to be on paper and it doesn't even have to hang on a wall. Portland artist Clint Fulkerson transforms the PMA Family Space with oversized drawings on transparent surfaces that you and your family can walk through. Fulkerson invites visitors to look closely at how a drawing is made and to consider how an artist's process affects a finished work. view event

  • Robert Clark: Color Woodblock Prints @ Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor

    Through May 3. Gleason Fine Art is pleased to announce that the gallery has added color woodblock printer Robert Clark to its roster of artists. Well-known around Mount Desert Island as a builder of custom homes, Clark has developed his own unique approach to wood block print making. Clark's tools include the computer, digital camera, and laser engraver. Using artist's oil paint instead of printer's ink, Clark builds his images by inking and hand burnishing each block multiple times. This yields vibrant prints that have both depth and texture.Clark's prints are strongly influenced by the early 20th century print makers, especially Gustave Baumann.

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  • USM's Kate Cheney Chappell '83 Center for Book Arts "Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here" @ Unum Great Reading Room at Glickman Library

    Through May 1. This show is part of a traveling exhibition of more than 100 artists' books made by international artists from 24 countries. The books and broadsides in this exhibit were made in response to the March 5, 2007 car bomb that exploded on Al-Mutanabbi Street, the ancient street of booksellers, poets and writers, located at the literary and cultural heart of Baghdad, Iraq. The exhibition, curated by Beau Beausoleil and Sarah Bodman, aims to bear witness to the events on Al-Mutanabbi Street and to collectively affirm that the right to a free exchange of ideas and culture in public space is never to be taken for granted. view event

  • 9:00 am

    Paintings by Anne Ireland '94 @ Maine College of Art, Charles C. Thomas Gallery

    Through June 4, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm Maine College of Art alum Anne Ireland grew up on a saltwater farm in Maine, where she returns every summer. Ireland's work reveals the ongoing dialog she has with the Maine landscape. Reflecting a complicated and ardent relationship with color, Ireland strives to capture the emotion present in hayfields, stands of pine, and ever-changing skies. Her intent is to "transform the iconic into the newly discovered, transporting the viewer to a place that is at once familiar and foreign, a place that asks questions and demands answers, a place of infinite possibility." view event

  • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Maine Notary Public Education Conference @ Season's Events & Conference Center

    The 21st Annual State Notary Public Education Conference will be held on Thursday, April 17 at The Season's Events & Conference Center, Portland. All Maine notaries are encouraged to attend to receive information on state notary laws, procedures and practices. This conference is the state's largest annual educational event for Maine notaries. The conference is an excellent opportunity for notaries to review proper procedures and prepare for the mandatory Notary Commission Renewal Exam. Event highlights include six educational workshops, vendors, door prizes, networking opportunities and more. Featured speakers include Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, Deputy Secretary of State Julie Flynn and State Notary Officer Cathy Beaudoin. There will be two educational tracks at this year's conference - Track One - "The Notary as Entrepreneur" and Track Two - "The Notary in the Workplace". Workshop topics include Notary 101: Best Notary Practices & Commonly Used Forms, Notary 201: Working with Documents in a Foreign Language, Clients with Disabilities and other unique circumstances, How to Perform a GREAT Wedding, Serving as a Mobile Notary, Should I have Errors & Omissions Insurance as a notary to protect myself or my employer?, Creative Marketing Ideas for small business and more. The conference will run from 9:00am to 4:00pm with check-in starting at 8:30am. The registration fee is for members and for non-members. The fee includes the luncheon, refreshment breaks, all workshop materials and parking. Seating capacity is limited to 200 attendees, so please register early. Maine notary products such as log books, wedding resource kits and more will be for sale at the event and credit card payments are accepted. A raffle for an iPad will also be available. For more information and to register on-line, please visit the INM website at www.informednotariesofmaine.org A registration form can also be downloaded and mailed in. Questions can be emailed to: memberservices@informednotariesofmaine.org or by phone at 846-8959. This conference is sponsored by the Informed Notaries of Maine (INM) organization, the state's only professional association of notaries public. Information about the event location is available from the Season's website at: http://www.seasonsportland.com/event-and-conference-center/ For on-going event updates, please be sure to check the INM facebook group (not page, but group) for more information. view event

  • Abbott and Nancy Meader @ June Fitzpatrick Gallery

    Through April 26. paintings and raku view event

  • Bob Goudreau: Scratchboard Art @ Just Us Chickens Gallery

    Through April 30. Goudreau is a resident of Rochester, New Hampshire and has enjoyed producing drawings and paintings throughout his life. In the fall of 2001 he was introduced to scratchboard art through a course at the University of New Hampshire. Scratchboard art is a relatively unknown art form and is gaining popularity. A scratchboard is a 2-dimentional subtractive medium that involves scratching literally thousands of marks through a darker outer layer to reveal varying amounts of the white inner layer just below the surface. Each scratch made produces a white mark representing light in the design. Finished scratchboard art pieces may be left black and white or the white marks can be painted with translucent inks, producing beautifully colored designs. Bob took an immediate liking to this art form because it combines drawing and painting while producing three-dimensional pieces and he feels that scratchboard art shows his creative expression the best. Bob's scratchboard piece "Perennial Asters" is featured in the scratchboard section of the book titled "Compendium of Drawing Techniques" by Donna Krizek, which was published in August 2012. Bob has been involved with Just Us Chickens since 2013 and is also a member of the International Society of Scratchboard Artists (ISSA) and the Great Bay Art Association (GBAA).

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  • "From the Wrack Line" @ Perimeter Gallery

    Through May 18. mixed media sculpture, drawings, and prints by Lincolnville artist Simon van der Ven view event

  • "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