3D: Contemporary Works from the Farnsworth
Sculpture of many forms creates spatial magic on a macro and human scale as visitors weave their way among the three-dimensional mix of work on view in the Crosman Gallery. Ranging from wall-mounted pieces in low relief to mixed media floor installations, and from hard-edged to organic structures laden with metaphor, most works were made over the past four decades and given to the Farnsworth by their makers or by generous collectors.
First Friday Art Walk
The Portland Art Gallery holds a special reception open to the public on First Fridays. The gallery will feature Art Collector Maine artists and refreshments.
In a career spanning four decades, DAVID MALLETT has recorded 14 albums, had several hundred covers of his songs, including the American folk classic "Garden Song (Inch by Inch, Row by Row)" and performed in clubs, concert halls and festivals across the US, Canada and Europe. He has appeared on numerous broadcasts, including National Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion. Known for his carefully written, poetic offerings, his body of work has provided material for an eclectic list of artists that includes Alison Krauss, Pete Seeger, Hal Ketchum, Emmylou Harris, John Denverand the Muppets.
An Evening with Chef Kerry Altiero
Cellardoor Winery is teaming up with Chef Kerry Altiero from Rockland's Cafe Miranda to celebrate his new cookbook, "Adventures in Comfort Food: Incredible, Delicious and New Recipes from a Unique, Small-Town Restaurant". Chef Altiero will take guests on a culinary adventure, complete with a hands-on cocktail hour, wine, appetizers, and a three-course menu. The purchase of a seat to this dinner includes an opportunity to submit a dish for Chef Altiero to cook that night and a signed copy of his cookbook! Call to reserve your seat.
Chinese New Year
Kick off 2015 on a festive note with a Pairings 101 inspired by the bright colors and exotic flavors of the East. Test your senses and learn all about the basics of aroma identification and sensory evaluations as you sip on wine and indulge in bites from a specially created menu. $40 per person. Call to reserve your seat!
Broadway National Tour: Sister Act
Sister Act is Broadway’s feel-amazing musical comedy smash! The New York Post calls it “ridiculously fun,” and audiences are jumping to their feet in total agreement! Featuring original music by eight-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors), Sister Act tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look-a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is reason to rejoice! $70.00
Our Man in Havana
Portland Stage brings Our Man in Havana by Clive Francis to the main stage and it will run through February 15. Havana is heating up in the cold war when a vacuum cleaner salesman finds his dull life sucked into a real-life spy story. Double crosses, triple crosses and crisscrosses abound in this classic 1950's thriller.
Art & Wildlife - A Retrospective with John Bryan
John Bryan has been a woodcarving artist and sculptor for over 35 years. He will share a retrospective of his work and the inspiration he finds in birds, fish, and other wildlife, and will explore some of the intellectual and spiritual issues he faces using an ancient creative process in a technology driven world. Maine Audubon’s new monthly speaker series presents interactive lectures and discussions designed to stimulate conversation and concern around critical wildlife and habitat issues.
With an international reputation as an artist of unique vision and originality, Alexandre Tharaud is heralded for his brilliantly conceived programs and bestselling recordings that range from Bach, Chopin, Rameau, and Ravel to music inspired by 1920s Paris cabaret life. His playing has been praised by The New York Times as “exquisite, crisp and beautifully textured” and noted for its “refinement and daring.” He made his Carnegie Hall debut during the 2012-13 season in a sold-out program of Scarlatti and Liszt. $42.00
The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship hosts the exhibit "Beautility" which opens January 23, 2015 and runs through April 1, 2015.
Sugarloaf Charity Summit
With day and evening events both on and off the slopes, the Sugarloaf Charity Summit has raised nearly $1,800,000 for Maine Charities. All proceeds from Charity Summit events will benefit the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center and the Maine Cancer Foundation. $85.00
The Coast & the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America
Be the first to see “The Coast & the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America” at Portland Museum of Art. This exhibition features 52 paintings and 10 maritime artifacts that offer a deeper understanding of America’s relationship with the ocean.
Kick off Camden Winterfest 2015 with Maine's only nationally-sanctioned snow sculpture competition on the Camden Village Green, featuring sculptors from around Maine and New England. Winners will go on to represent the state of Maine at the US National Snow Sculpting Competition in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin in 2016. Enjoy a variety of winter events throughout the week, then end it all with a bang at the Camden Snow Bowl for the 25th Annual US National Toboggan Championships.
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