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    Friday April 18
  • "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

  • "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

  • Josefina Auslender: "Departures and Arrivals" @ Maine Jewish Museum

    Through April 21. The exhibition opens with the last remaining drawing from a series of 52 works entitled "Caprichos" which marked the culmination of her career with an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in her native city of Buenos Aires in 1989. The late 80s marked the most significant turning point in the artist's life as she, troubled by repressive governmental policies against its people, decided to leave a highly successful and comfortable career to emigrate to the United States with her family to face an uncertain future. She and her husband Abraham discovered Maine upon arriving from Argentina and decided to settle in Portland immediately where her first priority was to adapt to a new and alien environment by learning English. Ultimately those early years of isolation helped her find her true self and develop her unique artistic voice. Raised during the era of abstract art, Auslender's drawings embrace geometric forms that go beyond intellectual mark making to reveal a more private, even magical, inner life deeply rooted in the natural word. 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