College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

USM Visual and Performing Arts February Calendar of Events

 Events are listed by date.

USM Art Department and Gallery
George Burk USM Faculty USM Art Faculty Exhibition 

Continuing through Feb. 14 (Opened Jan. 23)
Art Gallery, USM Gorham campus

This exhibition features new work by USM Art faculty in a wide array of media and approaches including two faculty/community collaborations. 

Admission to the gallery is free.
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USM Art Department and Gallery

Jody Desjardins USM AlumniTransitions: USM Juried Art Alumni Exhibition
Continuing through March 28 (Opened Jan. 13)
AREA Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, USM Portland campus

Transitions includes 23 paintings, drawings and prints by seven USM Art alumni, selected by juror Virginia Sassman Rose, founder of Portland’s Rose Contemporary Fine Art Gallery.

Admission to the gallery is free.
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USM’s Kate Cheney Chappell ‘83 Center for Book Arts

Scott McCarney USM Book ArtsAl-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here
Continuing through May 1 (Opened Jan. 27)
Unum Great Reading Room, 7th Floor, Glickman Family Library, USM Portland campus

This show is part of a traveling exhibition of more than 100 artists’ books made by international artists from 24 countries. The books and broadsides in this exhibit were made in response to the March 5, 2007 car bomb that exploded on Al-Mutanabbi Street, the ancient street of booksellers, poets and writers, located at the literary and cultural heart of Baghdad, Iraq.

The exhibition is free and open to the public.
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USM’s Kate Cheney Chappell ‘83 Center for Book Arts
Al-Mutanabbi Street Panel Discussion USM Book ArtsPanel Discussion and Exhibition Reception for 
Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 5
Unum Great Room, 7th Floor, Glickman Family Library, USM Portland campus

Panelists Jesseca Ferguson, Anna Wexler and Stephanie Stigliano are each Boston-area artists who are participants in the exhibition.

Free and open to the public.
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USM Department of Theatre
USM Doubt Portland StageDoubt
A drama by John Patrick Shanley
Directed by William Steele

Feb. 7-16
7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7 and Feb. 14

7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8 and Feb. 15

5 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 9 and Feb. 16

5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12 (all seats $5)
7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 13 
Performances take place off-campus in the Studio Theater at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland.

What happened between the progressive Father Flynn and a troubled young boy behind closed doors in a Catholic school in 1964? The truth may set us free -- but how do we get to the truth? This ripped-from-the-headlines drama is a roller coaster of suspicion, accusation, defense, paranoia, persecution and equivocation. And that most troubling and nagging of human emotions: Doubt.

Tickets: $15, general public; $11, seniors, USM employees and alumni; $8 students.
$5 at 5 matinee: Wednesday, Feb. 12 matinee (all seats are $5)
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USM School of Music
Irina Muresanu USM Master ClassViolin Master Class with Irina Muresanu
2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8
(Snow date: 11 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 9)
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus

Irina Muresanu, Boston-based Romanian-American violinist, is a top-prize winner of numerous international violin competitions, including the Queen Elizabeth Violin, Montreal International and Washington International. Muresanu will work with USM School of Music violin students in her Master Class.

Students from all disciplines and the general public are welcome to attend.
Amission is free.  
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USM School of Music
Southern Maine Symphony OrchestraHighlights from Handel’s “Acis and Galatea”
8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8
(Snow date: 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12)
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus

Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Robert Lehmann
USM Opera Workshop, directed by Ellen Chickering

The Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra will performan Edward Grieg's From Holberg's Time and Alan Hovhaness’ Psalm and Fugue, which will be guest conducted by Sam Lyons, senior USM music education major. Singers from the USM Opera Workshop will join the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra to present highlights from George Frideric Handel’s baroque opera Acis and Galatea.

Tickets: $8, general admission; $5, students, seniors, USM employees and alumni
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USM School of Music
Ronald Lantz Laura Kargul Valentine's Day ConcertValentine's Day with Lantz and Kargul: "To Clara, with Love"
8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 14
(Snow date: 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15)
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus

Violinist Ronald Lantz and pianist Laura Kargul will explore the highly charged and intriguing relationships between Robert Schumann, Clara Wieck Schumann and Johannes Brahms by sharing their intimate letters and passionately romantic works. 

Tickets: $15, general admission; $10, seniors, USM employees and alumni; $5, students.
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