• Annual Open Call Exhibit, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. Taking entries March 27-30 for the non-juried show, “Oceans,” for artists of all ages and disciplines. The show will open April 6. FMI: waterfallarts.org.


  • Reception for 14th Annual Student Art Exhibit, 6:30 p.m., Gibbs Library, Washington. Parents and friends of student artists from Prescott Elementary School are invited to the show featuring works in which the kids imitated the style of artists like O’Keeffe, Kandinsky, Dali and Warhol. On display through May 2.


  • Never-Before-Exhibited Wyeths to Hang at Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “Andrew Wyeth: Temperas and Studies from the Wyeth Collection” opens in the Hadlock Gallery and runs through Oct. 21.
  • Knit-a-Thon in Belfast, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 95 Court St. The Women of St. Margaret’s host their biannual fundraiser. The recipient this time is Belfast Soup Kitchen. All handworkers, not just knitters, are welcome. Lessons in knitting, project support, and good food and company will be available. Stay for as long as you want. Sponsor forms: stmargaretsbelfast.org.
  • Traditional Ukrainian Egg Making Class at Rockland’s Art Loft, 385 Main St., Suite 9, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Linda Leach & Sandy Clement teach the art of pysanky, in which eggs are decorated with wax and a stylus in a method similar to batik. $50. FMI: artloftrockland.org.
  • “Paint Your Own Pottery” Event at Waterfall Arts in Belfast, 10 a.m.-noon. You paint a mug or a tile, Waterfall Arts fires it, and you pick it up a few days later. All welcome; kids under 12 must be with a participating adult. $18 per person; 15 percent off for 3+ in a group. Other pieces such as boxes will also be available. FMI: waterfallarts.org, 338-2222.
  • Fishing Creel Basket Weaving Course, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Unity College. Premium reed, wooden lid, hinges, strap, instruction and patterns are included in the $80 fee. Tea, coffee and light snacks provided. Registration: jsteele@unity.edu.
  • Calligraphy Display to Mark St. Patrick’s Day, 2-4 p.m., McGrory & Wolf Gallery, 9 Friendship Road, Waldoboro. Polly McGrory shows a piece of calligraphy she made for her aunt, Mary McGrory, who wrote a syndicated column for The Washington Post and who, in 1975, became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for commentary. The calligraphy was returned to Polly after Mary’s death in 2004. Polly will read an excerpt from her memoir describing the reason she created the gift. Refreshments served. Free.
  • Two Receptions at CMCA, 4-6 p.m., Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. For John Moore and KJ Shows. Moore’s “Resonance” features his realist paintings and drawings, most of them made in the past decade in his Belfast studio. Shows’ “Portrait of an Artist” pays tribute to other artists with oil paintings of their shoes.
  • Interactive “Messages from the Soul” Art Show & Workshop, 1-6:30 p.m. at High Mountain Hall, Camden. Mixed-media art project led by artist, author and shaman Catherine Lacombe, who will share her spiritual journey. $45. Registration: mysticsoul.org/art-show.


  • Free Adult Art Class at Rockland Public Library, 11 a.m. Led by Catinka Knoth. All materials provided. This week: “The Circus Comes to Town” – acrobats and animals.


  • Sweet Tree Arts Community Night at Camden Public Library, 7 p.m. The gathering for an evening of art and community will address the question, “What is creative thinking?” All ages welcome.


  • Reception to Open Group Show of Pastels, 4-5:30 p.m., Damariscotta River Grill, 155 Main St,. Damariscotta. Rescheduled due to snow, this reception opens the 30-artist show featuring members of the Pastel Painters of Maine. Monetary awards will be presented and appetizers made by Chef Rick Hirsch will be served. The show runs through May 1.


  • “Print Your Heart Out,” 5:30-8:30 p.m., Waterfall Arts, Belfast. Karin Otto teaches artists 15+ how to use easy-cut linoleum blocks. Learn about cutting tools, materials, carving sequence and ink mixing. $35. FMI: waterfallarts.org.


  • Mandala Creation Class at Belfast Breeze Inn, Belfast, on Fri. March 23, 6-8:30 p.m. Artist Sue Aripotch leads it. FMI: mandalacreationclass.bpt.me.
  • Oil Painting Workshop with Dan Graziano at Rockland’s Art Loft, Sat., March 24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The workshop starts with a discussion on the basics of oil painting, addresses the fundamentals of color, value, edges and perspective, and includes a demo by Graziano, who is an award-winning, nationally exhibited painter. $125. Students supply their own materials. FMI: artloftrockland.org.
  • “Traversing the Creative Process” Seminar at Belfast Free Library, Sat., March 24, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. David Lyman, founder of Maine Photographic Workshops and Rockport College, leads the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance seminar. Registration required: 228-8263 or info@mainewriters.org.
  • Ai Weiwei Exhibit Opens, Sat., March 24, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. It will be the first showing of the Chinese dissident artist’s work in Maine and the first New England showing of his gilded heads in his sculpture series “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold.” The show runs through Dec. 30.
  • Midcoast Art Hive at Rockland’s Art Loft, Sun., March 25, 1-4 p.m. Art Hive invites everyone to come and create. There will be supplies on hand, and you are welcome to bring your own to use and share. This is not an art class. A facilitator will be present to help guide participants as needed.


  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “Jacob Hessler + Richard Blanco | Boundaries,” through May 27. “KJ Shows: Portrait of an Artist,” through June 3. “John Moore: Resonance,” through June 17.
  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “Andrew Wyeth: Her Room,” through March 20. “Black and White: Louise Nevelson/Pedro Guerrero,” through April 1. “Jamie Wyeth: The Kennedy Studies,” through April 1. “On a Mountain in Maine,” through Oct. 7.
  • Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Over There and Down Home: Mainers and World War I,” through Nov. 11.
  • Portland Museum of Art, “Eliot Porter’s Nature,” through March 18. “The 2018 Portland Museum of Art Biennial,” through June 3. “The Robbers: German Art in a Time of Crisis,” through July 15.