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    Wednesday April 23
  • Berwick Art Association Group Show @ Berwick Public Library

    Through April 30 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

  • 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

    Train Museum Open School Vacation Week! @ The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

    Join us at the museum for a train ride during April School Vacation Week! Open April 21-27 (9:30am-2:00pm). Trains on the hour 10am-1pm. view event

  • "Working Through" by Jamie Ribisi-Braley @ Monkitree

    Through June 7. The body of work communicates not only working through the process of creating art but also working through chronic pain that can sometimes make creating art a challenge. Many artists know the feeling of wanting to pack in the brushes but for Jamie it goes further, "As I'm working through the process, I'm also working through chronic pain that makes it difficult to be in the studio as much as I need to be. Namely, migraines dampen my studio practice. Working on these abstract pieces, full of turmoil and quick paced lines of repetitive mark making, is a way for me to work around the pain and let it all hang out." As part of working through her process, Jamie creates small sketches which will be included in the show. These studies allow the artist to work through color schemes, composition and movement while remaining finished pieces in their own right. "In my studio there are always at least two paintings going at the same time as well as some small oil sketches on paper or tiny canvases". To Jamie, her process is also a statement on how she wants her health to be. She is in control, whether it is reinventing the color and composition, or taking a previously finished painting and completely painting over it. Her process demands that she starts fresh and takes control while she is "searching for the point when it all feels better." After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Boston University, Jamie Ribisi-Braley has consistently shown in group shows throughout Maine and beyond. This is her first solo show. 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

  • Last Light: Waiting for the Moon @ Elizabeth Moss Galleries

    Through May 31. Elaine Barclay, Carol Fonde . oil paintings and archival chromogenic prints 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

    Seasonal Cooking Class with Chef Frank Giglio @ MOFGA Common Ground Education Center

    Cooking meals from scratch using fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients is a great way to connect with the local farming community. Fresh, organic foods taste better, are better for the environment, and the best for your body. Come share an afternoon in the MOFGA kitchen with Thorndike resident and chef Frank Giglio. He will share simple recipes that will highlight MOFGA certified farms, local fisherman and foragers. Learn to utilize wild herbs and other ingredients to naturally cleanse the body and prepare you for the warmer weather ahead.

    Menu will include:
    ~ spring dandelion-milk thistle tonic
    ~ beet chips w/ freshly made ricotta cheese
    ~ last of the winter parsnip and apple salad
    ~ seasonal seafood stew
    ~ flourless chocolate cake

    * Menu may change depending on availability of ingredients view event

  • 10:00 am

    Felting for kids @ Pineland Farms Education Center

    Learn how to turn sheep's fleece into felted-wool items. 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

  • Clifford Smith: Expressing the Pulse of Maine @ Elizabeth Moss Galleries

    through May 31. oil paintings. view event

  • 10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Felting For Kids @ Pineland Farms Education Center

    Open to ages 3 and up Learn how to turn sheep's fleece int felted-wool items. view event