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Tuesday 02.28.2017 through Friday 01.06.2017
For his exhibition, Return to Great Mother’s Infinity artist, writer, and educator Jovencio de la Paz will organize weavers in Maine and Oregon to make a site specific textile collection for SPACE Gallery.

Annex

Artist Talk

Film

Saturday 01.21.2017
The 90-minute program celebrates Maine, its land, its people, and its creative soul, highlighting:  Maine artists, fisherman, boat builders, wilderness guides, transgender people, youth,
Sunday 01.22.2017
The 90-minute program celebrates Maine, its land, its people, and its creative soul, highlighting:  Maine artists, fisherman, boat builders, wilderness guides, transgender people, youth,
Thursday 01.26.2017
Elaine, a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her.
Friday 01.27.2017
Filmmaker Ava DuVernay (SELMA) explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation's prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans.&n

Music

Sunday 01.22.2017
Classically-trained violinist and songwriter Gaelynn Lea has been bewitching scores of fans with her contemporary takes on fiddle music, an approach that incorporate
Saturday 01.28.2017
Come get warm on our 2nd annual Cold, Cold Night with an eclectic cast of our city's finest performers, songsmiths, and brilliant minds about town.
Friday 02.03.2017
Lady Lamb (aka Aly Spaltro) will release her “Tender Warriors Club” EP this December 1st via Mom+Pop in conjunction with an upcoming solo, acoustic tour.
Wednesday 02.15.2017
Sinkane music — every note of it — comes straight out of a generosity of spirit.

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7:30
Performance

Naked People Reading

Friday, January 20, 2017 - 7:30pm
Doors at: 

Doors @ 7:00

7:00
Film

2017 MAINE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 7:00pm
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 2:00pm
Doors at: 

Doors open at 6:30pm

2:00
Film

2017 MAINE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 7:00pm
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 2:00pm
Doors at: 

Doors open at 6:30pm

5:30–7:00
Community event

2017 Kindling Fund Social

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm
7:00
Film

THE LOVE WITCH

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 7:00pm
Doors at: 

Doors open at 6:30pm

Film
6:30
Film

13TH

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 6:30pm
Doors at: 

Doors open at 6:00pm

* This event is taking place in Talbot Hall on the University of Southern Maine campus

8:30
Music

A Cold, Cold Night II

Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 8:30pm
Doors at: 

doors at 8pm

8:00
Music

Gaelynn Lea with Jerusha Robinson

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 8:00pm
Doors at: 

doors at 7:30pm

Trail Off

Trail Off is an experimental living-room series that focuses on mysticism and nature in a cozy and intimate environment. It's being curated by Greg Jamie (The Oak and the Ax), and conceptualized and designed by Kelly Rioux (New Fruit) and Gil Corral (Hog Farm Studios).  It opens January 22nd in the SPACE annex at 534 Congress St. 

Think & Drink

This year is the 150th anniversary of the 14th Amendment, one of the “Reconstruction Amendments” that helped to reshape the United States’ political terrain. The 14th Amendment, in case focuses on citizenship, due process, and equal protection. And so in 2016, we will take the idea of “citizens” and “citizenship” and dive deeply using activism, art, gender, sex, and more as our lenses. The MC... MORE

MAINE WRITERS & PUBLISHERS ALLIANCE AUTHORS FILM SERIES

A series of films about authors presented with the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance.

Health/Care Film Series

American healthcare has emerged in recent years as a hot-button issue, generating vigorous debates over a system that many agree to be at best, fairly inefficient and at worse, in need of serious overhaul. In fulfilling the “Ideas” element of SPACE Gallery’s “Arts, Artists, Ideas” directive we present our Health/Care Film Series in January and February 2013. Three films, paired with discussions,... MORE
Feb 13, 2013
Film: Escape Fire
Jan 9, 2013
Jan 18, 2013, Jan 19, 2013, Jan 20, 2013

Summer Music Film Series

Music films are a natural fit at SPACE since they bridge two of the programming worlds we curate year-round. We’ve put together a diverse lineup of films about music and musicians to help fill the summer months. Take a look. There should be something for just about any taste. 
Jul 25, 2013
Aug 6, 2013
Aug 15, 2013

Maine College of Art Illustrators' Film Series

SPACE Gallery and the Maine College of Art Illustration Department have teamed up to curate a small series of films about cartoonists and illustrators.
Sep 24, 2013
Dec 3, 2013
Jan 14, 2014
Feb 25, 2014

Think and Drink

We’ve all had deep discussions with our friends while we’re out at night—why not add a couple of experts to the mix and really take it up a notch? That’s the idea behind Think & Drink, a happy-hour series in Portland that sparks provocative conversations about big ideas. The series invites you to participate in a facilitated public conversation with two panelists who have expertise in the... MORE
Community event: Think & Drink
Feb 5, 2014
Community event: Think and Drink
Mar 5, 2014
Community event: Think and Drink
Apr 2, 2014
Community event: Think and Drink
May 7, 2014

Iceland Cometh!

Iceland Cometh! is our first weekend celebrating our Nordic neighbors as innovative cultural leaders. We're proud to offer a free concert, free film screening, and free hot dogs to bring our community together in a triumphant exaltation of all things Iceland.
Mar 15, 2014
Mar 14, 2014

INSIGHT Events

SPACE Gallery’s curiosity is the foundation of our programming. Manifest as art, design, innovation, writing, critical thinking, or by other means, ideas stick in our minds, create discussion and raise questions about our perceptions of the world. INSIGHT is a program for our lead donors who give $250 or more each year. We invite you to explore with us, seeking insight into the... MORE
Dec 17, 2012
Jan 22, 2013
May 18, 2013
Oct 7, 2013
Jun 18, 2014
Feb 18, 2016

FALL MUSIC FILM SERIES

We're excited to team up with The State Theatre to bring you a heavy handful of films revolving around musicians and their music-making.
Film: FINDING FELA
Sep 2, 2014
Sep 16, 2014
Oct 21, 2014
Nov 6, 2014

Family-Friendly Concert Series

SPACE presents a new monthly series of daytime concerts open to music-lovers of all ages.
Oct 19, 2014
Nov 22, 2014
Dec 20, 2014
Jan 10, 2015

SPACE'S WINTER BREAK FAMILY FILM SERIES

We picked some of our favorite classic family-friendly films for our Winter Break Family Fim Series. Sponsored by The Horizon Foundation. Friday, December 26th - Monday, December 29th. Doors open at 1:30pm.  Films start at 2:00pm.
Dec 28, 2014
Dec 27, 2014
Film: CORALINE
Dec 29, 2014

2015 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS

SPACE Gallery and Shorts International present the 2015 Oscar-Nominated Short Films. The Animated Program runs on Thursday, January 29th at 7:30pm and Friday, January 30th at 7:30pm. The Live Action Program runs On Saturday, January 31st at 4:00pm and 7:30pm. Nominations are announced on Jan. 16th. The Academy Awards ceremony is on Sunday, Feb. 22nd.
Jan 29, 2015, Jan 30, 2015
Jan 31, 2015, Jan 31, 2015

Upcoming Events

  • Performance: Friday, Jan 20, 2017   |   7:30 PM
    Naked People Reading
  • Film: Saturday, Jan 21, 2017   |   7:00 PM
    2017 MAINE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
  • Film: Sunday, Jan 22, 2017   |   2:00 PM
    2017 MAINE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
  • Music: Sunday, Jan 22, 2017   |   8:00 PM
    Gaelynn Lea with Jerusha Robinson
  • Community event: Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017   |   5:30 PM
    2017 Kindling Fund Social
  • Film: Thursday, Jan 26, 2017   |   7:00 PM
    THE LOVE WITCH
  • Film: Friday, Jan 27, 2017   |   6:30 PM
    13TH
  • Music: Saturday, Jan 28, 2017   |   8:30 PM
    A Cold, Cold Night II
  • Film: Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017   |   7:00 PM
    FIELD OF VISION SHORTS
  • Music: Friday, Feb 3, 2017   |   9:00 PM
    Lady Lamb
  • Film: Monday, Feb 6, 2017   |   7:00 PM
    THE HANDMAIDEN
  • Film: Friday, Feb 10, 2017   |   7:00 PM
    2017 OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORTS: ANIMATION

Current Exhibitions

  • Main Gallery   |   1.6 - 2.28
    Jovencio de la Paz / Return to Great Mother's Infinity

SpaceGalleryBlog

July 7, 2016 | By anne
The following is a piece by writer Jessica Lynne, co-editor of ARTS.BLACK, who was in residence at SPACE from June 20-29, 2016. Jessica's time here focused on the early stages of a new biomythographical project. Read more about it below, and follow Jess and her work...

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