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Things to do Aug. 2, 2011: Arts and crafts


BANGOR, Maine — “Photo National 2011,” photographs from all over the country; “New Dawn Fades: Photographs by Thomas Hager,” through Sept. 24, University of Maine Museum of Art, Harlow Street. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

BAR HARBOR, Maine — Third annual Bar Harbor Summer Arts & Crafts Festival, Saturday, Aug. 6, and Sunday, Aug. 7, at College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St. Free Admission, free parking, rain or shine. For information call 603-332-2616 or visit www.castleberryfairs.com.

BAR HARBOR, Maine — “2011 Wahponahki Student Art Show,” through Sept. 18, “Indians & Rusticators: Wabanakis and Summer Visitors on Mount Desert Island 1840s-1920s,” at the Abbe Museum, 26 Mount Desert St. For information, call 288-3519 or visit www.abbemuseum.org.

BELFAST, Maine — Artist’s Pink Champagne Reception for Rainy Brooks of Searsport, exhibit “All Around Maine,” runs through Aug. 3. For information, call 338-2100 or visit www.beyondtheseamaine.com.

BELFAST, Maine — “Clothed Nudes,” a photography exhibition of fine art natural nudes by Charles Laurier Dufour through Aug. 11, Galerie Dufour, 94 Main St. For information, call 338-6448 or email charlie@du4photo.com.

ELLSWORTH, Maine — Artist Patience Sampson will teach the technique for Floor Cloth Art, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at Woodlawn Museum, Route 172. Cost is $80 for members, $90 for nonmember and includes all materials. Bring a bag lunch. Space is limited and registration is required by calling 667-8671.

ELLSWORTH, Maine — “Stephen Pace: A Retrospective,” painters Judy Belasco and Philip Frey and furniture designer and sculptor Vivian Beer, through Aug. 7, Courthouse Gallery, 6 Court St. For information and events list, call 667-6611 or visit courthousegallery.com.

FORT KENT, Maine — University of Maine at Fort Kent Blake Library Gallery to feature work of local artist Debbie Dolan, “A Brush with Inspiration” through Friday, Aug. 12.

MACHIAS, Maine — Photographers Ray Beal, Holly Garner-Jackson and Kris Larson will display landscape and portrait photographs through Aug. 22 in “Three Photographers: Three Visions.” For information, call 255-1279.

PORT CLYDE, Maine — “Barbara Ernst Prey: Open Spaces — Meditations on the Environment,” through Aug. 21 at Blue Water Fine Arts, Main Street. Prey, an internationally renowned artist who was just featured on “CBS Evening News,” is considered one of the most significant painters of our time. The series showcases 40 watercolors and dry-brush paintings. Opening reception 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4. Call 372-8087 or visit www.bluewaterfinearts.com.

ROCKLAND, Maine — Opening for next First Friday Art Walk, “Lyrical Landscapes and DreamScapes,” 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, 338 Main St. featuring the work of Lurie Goddard and Jon Kolkin. For information, call 594-7745 or visit www.carverhillgallery.com.

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

THOMASTON, Maine — “American Realism: Works On Paper, 1862-2011,” two-and-a-half centuries of fine art on paper by American Masters. Exhibition 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, through Aug. 4, Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St. For information, visit haynesgalleries.com.

THOMASTON, Maine — Opening of “Peter Poskas: Timeless Places,” 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St. The show runs through Aug. 31. The artist will be at Haynes Galleries noon-2 p.m. Aug. 27, for casual gallery conversation. For information, call 354-0605 or visit www.haynesgalleries.com.

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