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Things to do June 21, 2011: Arts and crafts

BANGOR — Downtown Bangor Artwalk, 5-9 p.m. Friday, June 24, at various locations. As part of the events, the Bangor Museum and History Center will be hosting “Fire!” a centennial exhibit about Bangor’s Great Fire of 1911 at 73 Central St. The Ellsworth Rock and Art Shop will celebrate the grand opening of its Bangor branch at 36 Central St., featuring the work of Kat Johnson. River City Cinema will kick off its outdoor film series at 8:30 p.m. in Pickering Square with a showing of “The Devil and Daniel Webster.” Downloadable versions of the event map and additional information can be at www.downtownartscollaborative.org and on DBAC’s Facebook page.

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 aarhusgallery@gmail.com.

DAMARISCOTTA — The Franciska Needham Gallery will open for the season with an exhibit by Franciska Needham on Friday, July 1, at 32 Water St. The exhibit will include other artists’ sculpture and paintings from the gallery‘s collection of 30 years. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and by appointment during July, August and September. For information, call 563-1227 or email franciskaart@juno.com.

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.

ROCKLAND — “Telling Stories,” featuring three Maine craft artists who tell stories in various craft materials using metaphors and the beauty of calligraphy, will show through July 1, at the CRAFT Gallery, 12 Elm St. For information, call 594-01167 or visit  www.craftonelm.com. 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 www.woodschool.org.

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 www.haynesgalleries.com.

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 www.maineartgallery.org.

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