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Things to do Aug. 26, 2011: Art

BANGOR — “Photo National 2011,” photographs from around 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 abbemuseum.org.

BELFAST — Gunpowder and firework drawings of Mark Kelly, Aug. 30-Oct. 2, at Aarhus Gallery at 50 Main St. Opening reception is 5-8 p.m. Sept. 2 at the gallery, which is open Tuesday-Sunday 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Mondays by chance. For information, visit aarhusgallery.com or call 338-0001.

EASTPORT — Large abstract paintings by colorist Ben Georgia, through Aug. 30 at the Eastport Art Center at 36 Washington St. Free admission; donations accepted. Exhibition hours are noon-4 p.m., Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. For information, call 853-4650 or visit eastportartscenter.com.

ELLSWORTH — “New Work by Five Maine Realist Painters,” David Graeme Baker, Doug Martenson, Alison Rector, Simon Parkes and David Vickery, through Sept. 11 at Courthouse Fine Art Gallery, 6 Court St. For information, call 667-6611 or visit courthousegallery.com.

HINCKLEY — LC Bates Museum summer exhibit “Drawings from the Collection,” through October. The exhibit features artists who visited the museum to draw from the extensive collection of taxidermy, plant and animal artifacts. The museum is open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 1-4:30 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children. For information, call 238-4250.

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.

WATERVILLE — “American Modern: Abbott, Evans, Bourke-White” documentary photography exhibit, through Oct. 2 at Colby Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive. Free. The museum is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, and is closed Mondays. For information, call 859-5609 or visit colby.edu/academics_cs/museum/index.cfm.

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.

WISCASSET — “The Scent of Flowers: Still life or still in the garden — art’s love affair with floral beauty” with selected works by Maine artist Joan Plummer, through Sept. 18, at the Maine Art Gallery, 15 Warren St. For information, call 882-7511 or visit maineartgallery.org.

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