Upcoming at SPACE

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Window

Sunday 03.04.2018 through Saturday 01.13.2018
Waiting Room depicts a domestic space full of personal effects, houseplants, dated electronics and one lone chair, all created with naive materials including papier-mâché, yarn, paper, clay, acrylic, and other like materials.

Main Gallery

Annex

Saturday 03.10.2018 through Wednesday 01.17.2018
If all else fails, find the Sun. 
Saturday 03.10.2018 through Wednesday 01.17.2018
Past Tense is a group show curated by Dave Eassa featuring works by Baltimore-based painters Nicole Dyer, Jerrell Gibbs, and Rachel Hayden.

Artist Talk

Film

Friday 01.19.2018
The proudly erotic drawings of artist Touko Laaksonen, known to the world as Tom of Finland, shaped the fantasies of a generation of gay men, influencing art and fashion before crossing over into t
Monday 01.22.2018
A mosaic of asphalt adventures, landscape photography, and some of the craziest shit you’ve ever seen, Dmitrii Kalashnikov’s THE ROAD MOVIE
Thursday 01.25.2018
Most Americans agree that family comes first.
Thursday 02.08.2018
Filmed with vérité intimacy for nearly a decade, QUEST is the moving portrait of the Rainey family living in North Philadelphia.

Music

Wednesday 02.07.2018
Born in Chicago to parents younger than he is now, 25 year-old milo was given the government-name of Rory Ferreira.
Friday 02.23.2018
A passion for exploration comes naturally to Xylouris White, the ruggedly visionary duo formed of Cretan lute player George Xylouris and Australian
Sunday 02.25.2018
Thursday 03.01.2018
A Dance That Empties is the culmination of a very long musical relationship.

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Window

Julie K. Gray - Waiting Room

Saturday, January 13, 2018 to Sunday, March 4, 2018
Annex

Dave Eassa - Stop and Smell the Roses Sometimes

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 to Saturday, March 10, 2018
Annex

Past Tense - A group show by Nicole Dyer, Jerrell Gibbs and Rachel Hayden

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 to Saturday, March 10, 2018
6:30
Community event

Miracle Medicine Show: Stories of Heart and Soul

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 6:30pm
Doors at: 

Doors at 6:00

7:00
Film

TOM OF FINLAND

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 7:00pm
Doors at: 

Doors open at 6:30pm

Family event
12:00
Family event

Kids Open Studios

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 12:00pm
3:00–6:00
Community event

Women's March Maine Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, January 21, 2018 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm
7:00
Film

THE ROAD MOVIE

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 7:00pm
Doors at: 

Doors open at 6:30pm

6:30
Film

ZERO WEEKS - Sneak Preview

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 6:30pm
Doors at: 

Doors open at 6:00pm

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

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.

2017 OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORT FILMS

Once again, SPACE is hosting the 2017 Oscar-Nominated Short Films, for Animation and Live Action.  Each program will screen for an evening and an afternoon screening.  These are popular events and tend to sell out so advanced ticket purchase is encouraged.
Feb 10, 2017, Feb 11, 2017
Feb 11, 2017, Feb 12, 2017

SPACE SELECTS AT BAYSIDE BOWL'S 2017 SUMMER ROOFTOP FILM SERIES

Every other Wednesday this summer, SPACE picks a favorite film to screen on the new rooftop deck at Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St, Portland. 06.14 -MAD MAX: FURY ROAD 06.28 - STOP MAKING SENSE 07.12 - WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS 07.26 - GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL 08.09 - GET OUT 08.23 - HAIRSPRAY Films are free and start at sunset.  Seating is on a first come basis. In event of bad weather, screenings... MORE
Jun 14, 2017
Jul 12, 2017
Jul 26, 2017
Film: GET OUT
Aug 9, 2017
Aug 23, 2017

The Freedom Side Film Series - Presented with the ACLU of Maine

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Sep 18, 2017, Sep 20, 2017
Film: JACKSON
Oct 18, 2017
Film: FROM NOWHERE
Dec 13, 2017

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

Upcoming Events

  • Community event: Thursday, Jan 18, 2018   |   6:30 PM
    Miracle Medicine Show: Stories of Heart and Soul
  • Film: Friday, Jan 19, 2018   |   7:00 PM
    TOM OF FINLAND
  • Family event: Saturday, Jan 20, 2018   |   12:00 PM
    Kids Open Studios
  • Community event: Sunday, Jan 21, 2018   |   3:00 PM
    Women's March Maine Anniversary Celebration
  • Film: Monday, Jan 22, 2018   |   7:00 PM
    THE ROAD MOVIE
  • Film: Thursday, Jan 25, 2018   |   6:30 PM
    ZERO WEEKS - Sneak Preview
  • Community event: Saturday, Feb 3, 2018   |   8:00 PM
    Soo Noolaynta Dhaqanka Soomaaliyeed (Revival of the Somali Culture)
  • Music: Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018   |   8:00 PM
    milo with Ceschi, Jpegmafia, and Just Plain Jones
  • Film: Thursday, Feb 8, 2018   |   7:00 PM
    QUEST
  • Community event: Saturday, Feb 10, 2018   |   6:30 PM
    Seeing White: That’s Not Us, So We're Clean
  • Film: Sunday, Feb 11, 2018   |   7:00 PM
    THIS IS CONGO
  • Community event: Thursday, Feb 15, 2018   |   6:30 PM
    Jaclyn Friedman

Current Exhibitions

  • Window   |   1.13 - 3.4
    Julie K. Gray - Waiting Room
  • Annex   |   1.17 - 3.10
    Dave Eassa - Stop and Smell the Roses Sometimes
  • Annex   |   1.17 - 3.10
    Past Tense - A group show by Nicole Dyer, Jerrell Gibbs and Rachel Hayden

SpaceGalleryBlog

December 12, 2017 | By genevieve
  My name is Nyanen Deng and as the Events Programming Intern at SPACE, I’ve had the tremendous gift of spending time with Okwui Okpokwasili and hearing her speak about her performance Bronx Gothic. She has gently yet ardently brought me to and from the places that scare...

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