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Things to do Aug. 16, 2011: Arts and crafts

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 — Friday Art Walk featuring more than a dozen galleries, music and sidewalk dance and mime performances, 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19. For more information and participating galleries, visit belfastartwalk.com.

DEER ISLE — Opening reception for paintings by Adele Ursone, sculpture by Steve Porter, new works on paper by Mary Barnes and drawings and prints by other gallery artists, 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, at Turtle Gallery, 61 North Deer Isle Road. For information, call 348-9977 or visit turtlegallery.com.

ELLSWORTH — Reception and artist’s talk with Maine sculptor Jesse Salisbury, 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 17, at Courthouse Fine Art Gallery, 6 Court St. For information, call 667-6611 or visit courthousegallery.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.

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.

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. For information, 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.

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 A.W.S., Aug. 18-Sept. 18, at the Maine Art Gallery, 15 Warren St. For information, call 882-7511 or visit maineartgallery.org.


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