Arts in brief
West Bath artist hosts open studio
WEST BATH — Evelyn Dunphy will open her studio at 596 Fosters Point Road, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Paintings will be on view and for sale. Artwork of Katahdin and Newfoundland also will be featured.
Attendees who bring a nonperishable food item for donation to a local food bank will receive 15 percent off the purchase of a painting.
Pownal arts guild hosts weekend show
POWNAL — Bradbury Mountain Arts (BMA) — a guild of artists and artisans — will host its 13th annual Holiday Show and Sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Mallett Hall.
This year’s show will feature a number of guest artists who are new to the BMA show, as well as longtime guild members. Another addition this year will be African handcrafts, which will be sold to benefit the Kakamega AIDS Orphan Project in Kenya.
Participating in the show are BMA members (all of Pownal): Lois Strickland, Andrea Van Voorst van Beest, Alice Kirkpatrick, Liza Nichols, Jeff Raymond and Jordan Smith; and guest artists Libby Barrett of Cape Elizabeth, Florence Lusk of Freeport, Joan Mueller of Pownal, Evelyn Dean of Pownal, Susan Tureen of Portland, Lisa Ruhman of Yarmouth and Sharon Wilke of South Portland.
Work will include paintings, prints, turned wood, pottery, painted floor cloths and place mats, jewelry, sailcloth bags and totes, stone sculptures, natural wooden dollhouses, fleece hats and accessories, and woodburning.
Pownal Elementary School students will offer refreshments from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Fiddle music will be offered Sunday.
Bowdoin College students exhibit works in Portland
PORTLAND — Visual Arts majors at Bowdoin College have organized a public exhibition of their work in Portland, titled “A lot of people don’t realize what’s really going on.”
The exhibition will run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, in conjunction with Portland’s First Friday art walk, in a vacant retail space at 643 Congress St.
Shinberg Consulting and Bayside Maine LLC donated the 2,000-squarefoot space for the exhibit.
This event is free and open to the public.
Bath Municipal Band plans Dec. 10 concert
BATH — The Bath Municipal Band will perform its annual Christmas concert at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at St. Mary’s Church, 144 Lincoln St. Bath.
The band will perform traditional and popular music of the season. Admission is free. Donations are welcome.
For more information, call Kathy at 841-3002 or go online to www.bathband.org.
Community chorus to perform twice
FREEPORT — The Greater Freeport Community Chorus will present “Spirituals, Carols and Holiday Favorites” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at St. Jude Church, 134 Main St., Freeport, and at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at Sacred Heart Church, 326 Main St., Yarmouth.
“The concert features a variety of traditional — and not so traditional — carols, gospel and spirituals as well as the uplifting music of John Rutter to set a seasonal mood,” a release from the chorus states.
In its 18th year, the Greater Freeport Community Chorus performs under the direction of Virgil Bozeman with accompaniment from Dorothy Cuprak, both of Richmond.
Tickets cost $10 for adults or $5 for students and seniors. Advance tickets are available at the Freeport Community Center Clothes Tree and Music and Moore, Topsham.
For more information, visit the chorus website at www.gfccweb.org or call 751-6301.