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February 2016

thick skinned

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until April 30, 2016
University of Maine Museum of Art,
40 Harlow St., Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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Maine-based artist Dan Dowd exhibits a new series of wall-based assemblages that incorporate found fabric, rusted metal and rubber. Old woolen blankets, blemished rubber tires and sections of knit sweaters are layered and wrapped around found, wooden bases. Dowd’s compositions draw connections to the works of Joseph Beuys, Claes Oldenburg, Lee Bontecou and Robert Rauschenberg, each of whom utilized cloth in their sculptures and assemblages. The artist states, “I am interested in their markings — from when they were first…

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Studiolo

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until April 30, 2016
University of Maine Museum of Art,
40 Harlow St., Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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Richard Whitten, who lives and works in Rhode Island, exhibits a stunning assortment of shaped paintings, whimsical sculptures and preparatory drawings that offer visitors a unique view into the creative process. The title of the exhibition, Studiolo, reveals much about the artist’s work as objects of inquiry. (A studiolo is a small room found in affluent fifteenth century homes, often elaborately decorated and set aside for study and contemplation.) Whitten’s paintings depict imagined machines within Romanesque and Renaissance style architecture.…

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Three-Sided Dream

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until April 30, 2016
University of Maine Museum of Art,
40 Harlow St., Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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Miami-based artist Jon Davis’ exhibition features an array of compositions rooted in collage which incorporate images appropriated from throughout art history — from Michelangelo Merisa da Caravaggio to Thomas Eakins. Davis’ source materials are re-contextualized through his creative and forced association. “By taking art masterpieces and combining them with old found photographs, I am creating new narratives that address a myriad of emotions including fear and desire,” says Davis. Although oriented to the walls, the artist’s compositions have dimensional interplay;…

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$5 for adult non-members; children under 12 free

Winter Family Day at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hirundo Wildlife Refuge,
15 Hudson Road, Alton, ME 04468 United States
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Hirundo Wildlife Refuge’s Winter Family Day offers a great line-up of programs and activities for all ages and abilities. Ultimate dogsledding experience — Alexander Therriault with his two teams will take you you for a ride. For the second year, the Machias Savings Bank of Brewer is sponsoring the dogsledding. Thank you for allowing all participants to catch a free ride. Activities include a guided nature walk with Bucky Owen, cross-country ski race for entry levels adult, junior and child,…

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BSO — The Pops: An Evening of Romance with Noel Paul Stookey

February 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Collins Center for the Arts,
University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Lucas Richman, conductor Noel Paul Stookey, guest vocalist Make it a date night with the BSO this Valentine’s Day weekend. In this “Evening of Romance,” the symphony highlights romantic favorites from classical music and the movies before welcoming Noel Paul Stookey to the stage. Famous as a member of Peter, Paul and Mary, don’t miss this chance to hear Noel Paul Stookey bring hits like “Wedding Song” and more to life, backed by the BSO. For a full schedule of…

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Women’s Basketball vs Albany (N.Y.)

February 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cross Insurance Center,
515 Main St., Bangor, ME 04401 United States

For a full schedule, visit goblackbears.com/sports/w-baskbl/2015-16/schedule.

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$6

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

February 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every week on Sunday until February 28, 2016
Emera Astronomy Center,
167 Rangeley Rd., Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Join two children on a magical journey through the Solar System, aided by a talking astronomy book, a cardboard rocket, and a vivid imagination. During this imaginative show, audiences will land on Venus, fly through the rings of Saturn, and discover the secrets of the Solar System.    

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Avner the Eccentric

February 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts,
University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Avner Eisenberg enjoyed a generic childhood in Atlanta, Georgia. As a kid, his passions were snakes and juggling. He wanted to be a doctor, but after a year as an honors chemistry and biology major, his parents forced him into performing. Bringing his signature physical slapstick humor to a whole new level, Avner’s new show, Exceptions to Gravity, defies the barriers of culture and has toured extensively all over the U.S. and abroad. For a full schedule of events and…

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Department of Art Faculty Exhibition

February 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until March 11, 2016
Lord Hall Gallery,
Lord Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469 United States

A Lord Hall Gallery art exhibition. Reception: Feb. 5, 2016

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Deep Roots/Old Strength

February 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until March 25, 2016
Lord Hall Gallery,
Lord Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469 United States

Selected work of Michael H. Lewis.

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