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Things to do July, 4, 2011: Arts and crafts


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

BAR HARBOR — “2011 Wahponahki Student Art Show,” through Sept. 18; opening Friday, July 8, “Indians & Rusticators: Wabanakis and Summer Visitors on Mount Desert Island 1840s-1920s,” at the Abbe Museum, 26 Mount Desert St.

BELFAST— Moving sculptures by Arthur Ganson, TED presenter and resident artist at MIT, on display through July 29 at Waterfall Arts, High Street. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit waterfallarts.org.

ELLSWORTH — Mid-June through mid-September Courthouse Gallery open until 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays for “Wednesday Night Art.” Events include artist receptions for exhibitions, 5-7 p.m., and artist’s talks, 6 p.m., at 6 Court St. All events free, open to public. For information and events list, call 667-6611 or visit courthousegallery.com.

FORT KENT — University of Maine at Fort Kent’s Blake Library Gallery will feature the work of local artist Debbie Dolan’s,“ A Brush with Inspiration” from Wednesday, July 6, through Friday, Aug. 12. Opening reception, 4-6 p.m. Thursday, July 7.

MACHIAS — Photographers Ray Beal, Holly Garner-Jackson and Kris Larson will display landscape and portrait photographs July 8-Aug. 22 in “Three Photographers: Three Visions.” For information, call 255-1279.

ROCKLAND — Farnsworth Forum, annual event features one of America’s leading public intellectuals discussing state of the art world, featuring Adam Weinberg, director of Whitney Museum of American Art. 6 p.m. Thursday, July 7, The Strand Theatre. $18 members, $23 nonmembers. Full-time students and teachers receive free admission. For information or ticketing, call 596-0949 or visit farnsworthmuseum.org/education.

ROCKLAND — New paintings by Alan Bray and Michael Reece; also works by Jan Rosenbaum and Kristen Malin, through July 16, Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St.

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

ROCKPORT — “Counterpoint: E. Cashin McMillen and D. Paluska,” first in a series of exhibitions pairing two contemporary artists; “Robert Hamilton: The Last Paintings;” “Shannon Rankin: Fathom,” installation and collage; and “Steve Mumford: Embedded,” drawings and watercolors depicting Iraq and Afghanistan. All on display through July 10, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

THOMASTON — “American Realism: Works On Paper, 1862-2011,” 2½ centuries of fine art on paper by American Masters. Exhibition 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, July 1-Aug. 4, Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St. For more information, visit haynesgalleries.com.

WISCASSETT — “Illustrated Passages” exhibit, through July 10, Maine Art Gallery at 15 Warren St. Artists submitted quotation to accompany their work. For information, call 882-7511 or visit maineartgallery.org.

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