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    Thursday April 17
  • 8:30 pm

    Alex Bleeker and the Freaks @ Space Gallery

    wistful country-tinged rock with Coke Weed and S.S. Cretins view event

  • Friday April 18
  • Andrew Wyeth: "Temperas and Watercolors" @ Farnsworth Art Museum

    Through April 30. view event

  • "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

  • 7:00 am

    Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland Good Friday Walk @ Cumberland United Church of Christ

    Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland's annual Good Friday Walk is Friday, April 18. There are four routes available - 3-mile, 5-mile, 10-mile and 20-mile. Registration begins at 7:00am at the Cumberland United Church of Christ (282 Main Street, Cumberland) OR First Universalist (97 Main Street, Yarmouth) for the 3 mile route only. To sign up as a fundraiser and register, visit share.habitat.org/goodfridaywalk. If you would prefer to fundraise and register via a paper brochure, contact volunteer@habitatme.org / 207-772-2151. The Good Friday Walk is a key annual event organized by the Good Friday Cumberland/Yarmouth/North Yarmouth Walk Committee that helps Habitat raise critical funds allowing the organization to build homes for Maine families in need. The organization is currently working on its biggest project to date, an 8-unit complex in Freeport. view event

  • 7:30 am - 9:30 am

    The Challenges Facing Today's Public Universities @ Woodlands Club

    "The Challenges Facing Today's Public Universities," 7:30-9:30 a.m., with Theo Kalikow, President of the University of Southern Maine. Sponsored by the Association for Consulting Expertise (ACE) and held at The Woodlands Club, Falmouth. Includes breakfast and round-table discussion, "Branding Your Consultancy Practice." for members, for non-members. Register at www.consultexpertise.com or call (800) 464-5043. view event

  • 7:30 am - 6:30 pm

    The Language Exchange Spring Open House @ The Language Exchange

    To celebrate the beginning of Spring and its spring session of classes and workshops, The Language Exchange is hosting an All-day OPEN HOUSE on APRIL 18th from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm. with many opportunities to practice your language skills. To give you a taste of what we do and encourage you to participate, we will have several roundtables throughout the day in different languages. Anyone interested in practicing his or her skills in French, German, Japanese, Italian, Russian and Spanish is welcome to stop by and enjoy conversations with our instructors. Participation is FREE. Here is our schedule: 7:30 am - 9:30 am: Petit dejeuner - a two-hour French breakfast in lieu of our usual one-hour breakfast meeting (more information on our website) 9:30 am -12:00 pm: Stop by to have your questions answered or sign up for classes 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Brown Bag Lunch and French conversations (bring your lunch) 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Stop by and have your questions answered or sign up for classes 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Russian Roundtable with Lowry 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Spanish Roundtable with Fernanda 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: German Roundtable with Susan 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm: Japanese Roundtable with Madoka 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm: Italian Roundtable with Emma If you drop off your business card on the 18th by 6:00 pm, your name will be entered in a drawing and you could win a free class! For further information, please visit the News and Special Events page of our website at www.immersionprograms.com, e-mail language@maine.rr.com or call 772-0405 view event

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

    through June 30. . The exhibit FROZEN features large format photographs taken by John, Cynthia and Jonathan Orcutt of landscapes that are dominated by ice and snow. Although the freezing, sub-zero temperatures that have defined the Winter of 2014 in the High Peaks of Maine have made venturing outdoors difficult, the temperatures have also created magnificent sculptural landforms and poetic landscapes. This exhibit captures the stark but often gentle beauty found when water freezes. Photographic images in FROZEN feature mountains, trees, rivers, lakes, open meadows and waterfalls covered with the white brightness of ice and snow. Most images have been captured here in Maine's High Peaks region, many of them taken this Winter. 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

  • 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    Crisis Communication 101: Getting the Full Perspective @ Tyler Technologies

    During this panel discussion and activity session, attendees will explore the differences between bad news and a crisis, practice crisis handling from a variety of perspectives, and gain new insights into how communications, HR and legal can and must work together to mitigate the risks and effectively handle any crisis. Panelists: Skip King, an award winning PR practitioner and founder of Reputation Strategies Alan R. Nye, Esquire with Robinson, Kriger & McCallum Linda Varrell, APR and Adjunct Professor of Human Resource Management at Thomas College 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

  • Abbott and Nancy Meader @ June Fitzpatrick Gallery

    Through April 26. paintings and raku view event