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Mansion as Muse:
Contemporary Art at Victoria Mansion will open April 3, 2014, at Victoria Mansion, a
historic house museum and National Historic Landmark built 1858-1860 and located
in Portland, Maine. The exhibition will
remain on view 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.
During the month of April Victoria Mansion will be open Thursday through Sunday
only, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. From May 1 to May 21 Mansion will be open daily for
its regular season of guided tours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m.;
Sundays 1-4:45 p.m. Admission is for adults, .50 for seniors and AAA members, .00
for children 6-17, and free for children under 6. Admission is always free for
Victoria Mansion members. For more information visit the museum's website, www.victoriamansion.org.
Victoria Mansion is arguably the finest surviving house of
the pre-Civil War period anywhere in the country. It is internationally recognized for its
original interiors by noted cabinetmaker and designer Gustave Herter, which are
more than ninety percent intact. An irreplaceable document in the history of
American design and domestic technology, the Mansion has operated as a museum
since 1941 and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1970.
As the final show of our main stage season, our company of young actors will be presenting Cinderella: The World's Favorite Fairy Tale by Lowell Swortzell. This is a special re-telling of the classic story, where we will meet the Cinderella from three other cultures: the Chinese Pear Blossom, Vasilisa of Russian folklore and Broken Wing, the Cinderella story from the Micmac tribe. Cinderella: the World's Favorite Fairytale is produced with special permission from Dramatic Publishing of Woodstock, IL, and through a generous grant from the Morton Kelly Charitable Trust. view event
Sponsored by Fairfield Council, Knights of Columbus.
Sponsored by Fairfield Council, Knights of Columbus view event
Join us for a talk with Richard King, and some conversation at the Maine Beer Company. Learn about the amazing and much-maligned cormorant! view event
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
Join us for the Opening Reception of the 2014 BFA and BA Exhibition at the USM Art Gallery! The exhibition includes works by graduating USM Art Department students who are 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. The Opening Reception is free and open to the public. There is free parking located in the student lot directly across from the Art Gallery. view event
Over the years, the Maine College of Art (MECA) has not only produced renowned visual artists, but also many talented musicians. Current senior BFA student Savanna Pettengill, (also visual artist of the AV project Waco Sparkler) started thinking about this last fall. She had a dream: to bring as many of these musicians together as possible for a night of performances somewhere in the Porteous building, not only for her fellow students, but also for the public. She wanted to showcase the varied creativity the art college produces. In the end, 7 acts affiliated with the school were curated into one evening to put on a show in the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA). Suggested donations: . For more information please see:https://www.facebook.com/events/775451455798266 view event
Many dances taught, no partner needed. World music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, Western Europe and around the globe. view event
Classic jazz from The Great American Songbook. Emmett Harrity - Piano Nick Merriam - Acoustic Bass Rob Schreiber - Drums www.StandardIssue.ME Like us on Facebook - www.facebook.com/standard.issue.jazz Easy parking! All ages welcome. AAA members* save on dinner! *Buy coupons: pay for a coupon and spend or more, pay for a coupon and spend or more, pay for a coupon and spend 2 or more, or pay for a 0 coupon and spend 0 or more. http://clubrewards.northernnewengland.aaa.com/localdeals/restaurants view event
Ages 9 and up Tour the far reaches of the universe and our Earth as the evolution of life is examined in this fully immersive space experience. From the Big Bang to new life on Earth, from great extinctions to the search for life beyond planet Earth, Origins of Life is an inspirational journey through time and a celebration of life on Earth. Fridays, April 18, 25 Planetarium shows are held every Friday and Sunday at 7 PM and 2 PM, respectively. For more information, visit GalaxyMaine.com view event
Video Nasties (Portland, ME) Margy Pepper (Olympia, WA) http://margypepper.bandcamp.com/ Parasol (Boston, MA) http://parasolma.bandcamp.com/ Fur (Portland, ME) From out of the basement and into Mayo Street Arts come the swirling sounds of the punk rock underground. Love the music but hate the asbestos? Come grind to the pulsating beat of local slime-slingers VIDEO NASTIES, warm your cold, cold hearts with the sing-along style of catchy, informed pop-punk band MARGY PEPPER from Olympia, WA, incite a dance riot with Boston's best anarcho-pop band PARASOL, and bang your brains out to the thumping groove of local favorites FUR, feat. 2/5 of the mighty Rattlesnakes. Then go home and rest easy, knowing you've just enjoyed all of the perks of a sweaty basement show without inhaling all of that black mold. view event
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Zemya and Spoonmaker's Diamond offer a taste of world melodies from far corners of the planet, bringing their distinctive styles and unique talents to Maine audiences. Performing together for the second time, both groups share a passion for the unifying, energizing power of music. view event