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Things to do Sept. 9, 2011: Art

BANGOR — 4th annual Paint Bangor Day, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. Registration to stamp artists’ paper-canvas, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St. and beside Bagel Central, Norumbega Parkway, then paint or draw anywhere in Bangor. Participants return to UMMA by 3 p.m. for a show, silent auction and refreshments. For information, visit bangorartsociety.com or call 942-6593.

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

BOOTHBAY HARBOR — Penny Oliphant’s “Road Signs,” through Sept. 30, at Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library, 4 Oak St. For information, call 633-3112 or visit pennyoliphant.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.

ELLSWORTH — Opening reception for four ceramic artists, Mark Bell, Melissa Greene, Paul Heroux, and Rob Sieminski, 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Courthouse Fine Art Gallery, 6 Court St. Artist’s talk will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6. 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.

NEWPORT — Valley Arts Alliance Art Exhibit at the Newport Cultural Center at 154 Main St. Members will display original watercolor, oil and photographs. Exhibit will be on display through Sept. 10. For information, call 368-2193 or visit newportculturalcenter.org.

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, 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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