• Boothbay Region Art Foundation ARTinME 2021 Open for Entries, to full- and part-time Maine residents. The annual statewide exhibit welcomes entries from contemporary artists who work in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and mixed media. Submissions are due October 1 by midnight. Keith Oehmig, director, Wiscasset Bay Gallery in Wiscasset, will serve as this year’s juror. Individual awards amounting up to $1,600 will be presented during the opening reception on Saturday, October 16. Details are at boothbayartists.org.
  • Penobscot Marine Museum Seeks Volunteers for Twilight Tours, the museum’s annual end-of-season event, the evening of Friday, October 15. Volunteers are needed to play the spirits of those lost at sea, as well as to take tickets and hang posters. Twilight Tours is an outdoor event with volunteer actors stationed throughout the Searsport museum’s campus. Volunteers will be required to attend a dress rehearsal via Zoom the evening of Tuesday, October 5. For more information or to volunteer, email Jeana Ganskop at jganskop@pmm-maine.org.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21:

  • Exhibition of Paintings by George Pearlman, at Jackson Memorial Library, 71 Main Street, Tenants Harbor. The show begins today and runs through October 29 with a reception on Friday, October 1, between 5 and 7 p.m. Pearlman is a ceramicist with a studio in Tenants Harbor. His paintings began as a way to express dream imagery through a medium other than clay. All art sale proceeds benefit the library’s community programs.
  • Intergenerational Book Club at Thomaston Public Library, 2:30 p.m. The Intergenerational Book Club will meet both online and in person to discuss “The Signature of All Things” by Elizabeth Gilbert. The selection for the book club’s October 19 discussion will be the memoir “Eat a Peach” by David Chang. Everyone is welcome to join the club.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22:

  • Art & Journaling Meetings on Zoom, 4 to 5 p.m. Join Camden Public Library’s creative group for a different project every Wednesday. Email alhand@libarycamden.org if you would like to be emailed project ideas and a link to the Zoom meeting.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23:

  • Talk by Cyanotype Artist Deborah Loughlin, 6 to 7 p.m. via Zoom. Camden Public Library’s Artist of the Month talks about her inspiration, creative process, and how her work continues to evolve. Register at librarycamden.org. A reception for her show, “Cyan: The Blues of Art-Making,” will be held Saturday, September 25, from 2 to 4 p.m.
  • “Talking Art in Maine: Intimate Conversations,” with host Jane Dahmen and guest Jean Jack, at 7 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, in the free series of one-on-one conversations between Dahmen and notable artists and curators who have made a substantial contribution to the arts in the state of Maine. Jack’s paintings explore the relationship between landscape and buildings. Tickets for this free event may be reserved through the online box office.
  • “Home: The House as a Mirror” with MJ Viano Crowe, 1 to 5 p.m. on three Thursdays, September 23, 30 and October 7, at Gamble Education Center on Farnsworth Art Museum’s downtown Rockland campus. Create a multifolding, two-sided accordion book with images and text that investigates your relationship to “home.” $180, $156 members: farnsworthmuseum.org.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24:

  • Explorations Read-Aloud for Adults, Fridays at 11 a.m. on Camden Public Library’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Local thespian Joseph Coté will read aloud from the week’s selection of fiction or nonfiction.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25:

  • Belfast Maskers Auditions for “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” are CANCELED.
  • Sampler Program “my fingers on the canvas move….” 3 p.m. at Pownalborough Court House, off Route 218 in Dresden. Lincoln County Historical Association hosts Susan Jerome, collections manager at University of Rhode Island Historic Textile and Costume Collection, for the program on antique samplers. Learn how textile history and technological changes in fabric production influenced the slow demise of samplers during the 19th century. Proper storage of textiles and family samplers will be covered, and LCHA’s collection of historic samplers will be on display. Free and open to all. RSVPs encouraged by emailing lchamaine1954@gmail.com.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26:

  • Cyanotype Printing Workshop on Sears Island, from 10 a.m to noon, with Sandi Cirillo and Ashley Megquier. Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that uses sunlight and water to create an image. Workshop attendees will be given time to roam on Sears Island and collect interesting natural materials such as ferns, leaves, feathers and flowers to use in their prints. Using light-sensitized cyanotype paper, each participant will practice making several blue-and-white prints by exposing them to the sun with an assemblage of materials placed on top. This program is for adults and children ages 12 and up. A materials fee of $10 per person will be collected at the start of the workshop. Participants must register by emailing outreach@friendsofsearsisland.org. Registration is complete upon receiving a confirmation email.

COMING UP:

  • Opening Reception for Four New Shows at CMCA, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, in Rockland, on Saturday, October 2, from 4 to 6 p.m., preceded by a 3:30 p.m. gallery talk by some of the artists. “Ryan Adams: Lessons” is Portland-based artist Adams’ solo exhibition with a 33-foot-long mural in the lobby. “Spatial Relations” presents new and recent sculptures by Elizabeth Atterbury, Gordon Hall and Anna Hepler in the Main Gallery. “Into Action” is a group show featuring photography and photo-based works set in nature. “Hiraki Sawa: Absent” presents the internationally acclaimed video artist’s video of a world populated by a parade of surreal creatures using stop-motion photography.
  • Maine Craft Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, October 2 and 3, a statewide tour of Maine craft studios, businesses, and events, and an opportunity for the public to explore the life and work of craft artists and craft businesses throughout the state. For a full event drectory and interactive maps, head to mainecraftweekend.org.
  • “Capturing Details with Graphite,” via Zoom on Tuesdays, October 5, 12, 19 and 26. Whitney River leads the class offered virtually by Rockland’s Farnsworth Art Musuem. $144, $120 members. Farnsworthmuseum.org.