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Things to do Aug. 9, 2011: Arts and crafts

Posted Aug. 08, 2011, at 4:15 p.m.

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

BAR HARBOR — “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 — “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.

BELFAST — Jeanne Dawson is the guest artist at High Street Studio & Gallery through September. Dawson and Tobey White will demonstrate their collaborative painting technique 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at the gallery as part of the Belfast Gallery Walk. For information, call 338-8990 or visit highstreetgallery.com.

ELLSWORTH — Opening reception for “New Work by Five Maine Realist Painters” David Graeme Baker, Doug Martenson, Alison Rector, Simon Parkes and David Vickery, 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Courthouse Fine Art Gallery, 6 Court St. Show runs through Sept. 11. For information, call 667-6611 or visit courthousegallery.com.

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

HOULTON — Friends & Needles Quilt Guild annual quilt show, Quilting With the Stars, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 19-20, and noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, at Houlton Elks Lodge, Main Street. Admission, $5. For information, call 538-9802 or visit friendsandneedles.org.

MACHIAS — 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 — “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.

ROCKPORT — “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-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For information, call 594-5611 or visit woodschool.org.

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

THOMASTON — Opening reception for “Burt Silverman: Painter of People & Places,” 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St. For information, call 354-0605 or visit haynesgalleries.com.

WINTER HARBOR — Retrospective of Vincent Hartgen’s Schoodic paintings, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Sept. 15, at Littlefield Gallery, 145 Main St. For information, email info@littlefieldgallery.com or call 963-6005.

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