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    Friday April 18
  • 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

  • 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

  • Senior Thesis Exhibition @ Bates College Museum of Art

    Through May 29. Ten studio art majors at Bates College show work from their yearlong thesis projects in the annual Senior Thesis Exhibition. This year's Senior Thesis Exhibition artists are Sara El Assaad of Rye, N.Y; Logan Greenblatt of South Berwick, Maine; Singha Hon of New York City; Daniel Huston of Ramsey, N.J.; Kelly Kruger of Kasota, Minn.; Alexis Martinetti of Manchester, Mass.; Julie Polizzotto of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Mahala Sacra of Wayland, Mass.; Nicole Soroka of Houston; and Douglas Welsh of Rio de Janeiro. view event

  • Leah MacDonald: "The Nudes" @ Susan Maasch Fine Art

    Through April 28. Hand Painted Silver Gelatin Photographs withEncaustic and Pigment. And Sheep Jones: Recent Paintings of the Figure and Architecture. Also, New Works in Cyanotype: Brenton Hamilton. Sculpture: Jonathan Mess and Riv Pyne. view event

  • Leah MacDonald: "The Nudes" @ Susan Maasch Fine Art

    Through April 28. Hand Painted Silver Gelatin Photographs withEncaustic and Pigment. And Sheep Jones: Recent Paintings of the Figure and Architecture. Also, New Works in Cyanotype: Brenton Hamilton. Sculpture: Jonathan Mess and Riv Pyne. 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

  • Berwick Art Association Group Show @ Berwick Public Library

    Through April 30 view event

  • 'Frozen: The Art of Ice and Snow" @ Schoolhouse Gallery

    Through June 30. photographic images by Cynthia, John and Jonathan Orcutt. Inspired by our current winter's extreme weather patterns.This exhibit features images of incredible landscapes dominated by ice and snow. view event

  • 9:30 am

    KinderKonzert:Brass: What a Wonderful World of Music! @ Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center (PAC)

    The PSO brass quintet takes you on a journey to explore the many places we hear music in our daily lives. view event

  • The Joy of the Lens @ Topsham Public Library Crooker Gallery

    through May 10. Annual photography exhibit. The Joy of the Lens is our annual juried photography exhibit which features original photography by year-round Maine residents, both amateur and professional. Prizes will be awarded in categories including Nature and Landscapes/Seascapes, People, Animals, Digital Darkroom, and Details and Macro. Music will be provided by Bill and Kate Gray on violin and guitar. Refreshments will be served. The exhibit will hang in the Crooker Gallery from March 30th through May 10th. Visitors will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite work for the People's Choice Award, to be presented at the close of the exhibit. As always, our programs are free and open to the public. view event