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Things to do: Arts and crafts, June 14, 2011


BANGOR — “Community Summer Solstice Celebration: A Growing Time,” a celebration through arts, crafts, drumming and song starting midnight Saturday, June 18, at Unitarian Universalist Church, 120 Park St. Suggested donation is $10. For information, call 862-3957.

BELFAST — Opening reception of “Back to Basics” black-and-white photography exhibit featuring the human back, 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, June 17, at Galerie Dufour. “Back to Basics” is the first of five exhibitions that will complete the gallery’s eighth year in Belfast. For information, call 338-6448 or email

BELFAST — Aarhus fourth anniversary exhibition with artwork by Aarhus partners Ingrid Ellison, Annadeene J. Fowler, Kevin Johnson, Mark Kelly, Richard Mann, Abbie Read, Wesley Reddick and Willy Reddick, through June 26 at Aarhus Gallery, 50 Main St. The gallery is open 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. For information, call 338-0001 or email

ELLSWORTH — Courthouse Gallery Fine Art will highlight Stephanie Bartron-Miscione and David Little in solo shows and “Printmaker’s Art,” a group exhibition that highlights a selection of prints by contemporary and historic Maine printmakers. All three exhibitions open with a reception 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 15. The event is free and open to the public. For information, call 667-6611 or visit

ELLSWORTH — Art talk by Maine artist David Little, who has painted the Maine landscape for more than 20 years, 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, at Courthouse Fine Art, 6 Court St. For information, call 667-6611.

HALLOWELL — “ArtTalk” with abstract expressionist Abby Shahn, 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, at Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St. Shahn is one of 14 artists who will participate in “The Drawing Story,” the gallery’s next art exhibition. For information, call 622-3813 or visit

ROCKLAND — “Telling Stories,” featuring three Maine craft artists who tell stories in various craft materials, using metaphors and the beauty of calligraphy in their narratives, will show through July 1, at the CRAFT Gallery, 12 Elm St. For information, call 594-01167 or visit Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday; closed Monday.

ROCKPORT — “New Work by Faculty” exhibition, through Sept. 9 at Messler Gallery, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship at 25 Mill St. The gallery is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday through Sunday. For information, call 594-5611 or visit

THOMASTON — “Gary Akers Maine Mornings,” featuring the artist’s most recent egg tempera, drybrush and watercolor paintings through Wednesday, June 29, at Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For information, call 354-0605 or visit

TOPSHAM — Maine Fiberarts presents a lecture and slide show given by sculptural knitter and author Katharine Cobey, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at Frontier Cafe & Cinema in the Fort Andross Building, 14 Maine St., Brunswick. Presentation includes short film of a working 1950s Worumbo Mill. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door and are available through Frontier Cafe at 725-5222. Proceeds benefit Maine Fiberarts.

WISCASSETT — “Illustrated Passages” exhibit, through July 10, at the Maine Art Gallery at 15 Warren St. All artists submitted a quotation to accompany their artwork. For information, call 882-7511 or visit

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