• Art in the City – Art at City Hall in Belfast, a new project of Belfast Creative Coalition, in collaboration with the City of Belfast. It will feature four local artists displaying their work in 2020, each for three months. The first show, already hanging, features Belfast artist Penny Linn’s show “Quiet Landscapes.” Linn studied photography at Maine Media and also with Belfast artist Neal Parent. The second featured artist of 2020 will be local painter Gail Wartell. Visual artists are invited to submit their work for consideration of Art in the City to Belfast Creative Coalition, curator of the shows.


  • Talk by Midcoast Painter Scott Davis, at Jackson Memorial Library, in Tenants Harbor, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Davis will talk about his exhibit “Seeing Things,” which hangs at the library January 22 to February 28. His geometric abstractions “encourage the viewer to engage and obtain a sense of seeing what is not there.” His work is in collections of the Guggenheim Museum, Portland Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Colby College Museum of Art, and the Farnsworth Art Museum. He has received a solo show at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art and has been included in two of the Rockand museum’s biennial exhibits.


  • Reception to Open “Celebrating Maine Birds” at Belfast Public Library, from 4 to 6 p.m., an exhibit of photographs by Swanville photographer Betsy Headley. The reception will include a short poetry reading by Headley from her book “Something Is Always Left,” published by Maine Authors Publishing in 2017. Headley earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and fine arts from Metropolitan State College in Denver, where she exhibited her work in juried festivals and in solo shows.
  • Opening Reception for “In House: 2020 Denizen Exhibit” at Waterfall Arts, Belfast, at 5 p.m. The exhibit showcases work created by Waterfall Arts’ volunteers, studio artists, teachers, staff, board members and others associated with the nonprofit arts center. It will be on view through February 21. The reception is free and open to everyone.


  • “Perspective Without Fear” Drawing Workshop, 9 a.m. to noon at Rockland’s Art Loft, 385 Main Street. Bob Richardson leads the Knox County Art Society workshop for sketchers and painters. $40 ($32 members). FMI: david.kcas20@gmail.com or 200-7915.


  • Sunday Salon: Temporality, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland. Artists Nathan Kroms Davis, Grace DeGennaro, Danica Phelps, and Julie Poitras Santos will discuss the process of time in their work, which is hanging in CMCA’s current show, “Temporality | The Process of Time.” Included with admission.


  • Free Adult Art Classes at Rockland Public Library, 11 a.m. Catinka Knoth leads the free Monday classes – with a focus on drawing in color – open to all, with materials provided. This week: penguins and winter sports figures.
  • Silent Book Club at Thomaston Public Library, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The club offers a half hour of low-key, optional socializing, followed by an hour of reading in companionable silence. There is no required reading, so bring a book or ask the librarians or book club members for a recommendation to borrow. Silent Book Club meets at the library the third Monday of every month, but due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January’s meeting was pushed to this Monday.


  • Jumpstart January: Doodle Stitching and Embroidery, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Librarian Amy will review the art of doodle stitching and embroidery and teach basic stitching techniques. Participants should bring a piece of clothing, a cloth purse, or any item made of thin fabric to embellish with embroidery. Needles, thread and embroidery hoops will be provided. $10 materials fee. Register ahead of time by calling the library at 236-3440.


  • Reception to Open “Window Views” at Perimeter Gallery at Chase’s Daily, 96 Main Street, Belfast, on Thursday, January 30, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The exhibit of abstract oil paintings on paper and panel by Portland artist Meg Hahn hangs through March 15.
  • “Musings on the Creative Spectacle,” Saturday, February 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. at BugTussle Annex, 251 Jefferson Street, Waldoboro. Artists, writers, actors, musicians, and others involved in or interested in the arts are invited to join the informal discussion on three major themes: the nature of art, the process of making art, and the role of the viewer. This event will be the last opportunity to view the current gallery show, “Unpainted to the Last: Art Works Inspired by Herman Melville’s 200th.” Many of the artists whose work is in the show will be at the public discussion.
  • “Writing the Personal Essay” Workshop,” Saturday, February 1, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with a half hour lunch break, at Belfast Free Library. Poet and essayist Linda Buckmaster will lead the workshop made possible by a grant from the Maine Humanities Council. The event is free and open to all. Register by January 27. No previous writing experience is necessary and the workshop is open to writers at all levels. Linda Buckmaster’s poetry and prose have appeared in almost 40 journals. Her book, “Space Heart. A Memoir in Stages,” was published by Burrow Press in 1998. She has been teaching for four decades.


  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “Temporality: The Process of Time,” to February 23. “[On]Now Exhibition: Simulacrush,” to April 5.
  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “Andrew Wyeth’s World War I” and “Slab City Rendezvous,” both to February 9. “Andrew Wyeth: Witches, Ghosts and Mischief,” to March 1. “MAINE: The Farns-worth Collection,” to March 14. “Katharine Cobey: A Different Voice,” to April 12.
  • Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Women’s Long Road – 100 Years to the Vote,” to January 25.
  • Portland Museum of Art, Portland. “Barbara Moran: Letter to the World,” to February 9.


  • Creative Art and Journaling at Camden Public Library, Wednesdays through June, from 4 to 5 p.m., with everyone invited to join the creative group for a new project every week. Bring your journal. Art supplies provided.
  • Philosophical Society at Camden Public Library, third Tuesdays, 4 p.m. The discussion group posts topics and readings on the library’s website.
  • Knit2Together at Belfast Free Library, second and fourth Wednesdays, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Knitters and crocheters at every level are invited to drop in.
  • Fiber Arts at Rockport Library, first and third Tuesdays, 3:30 to 5 p.m. FMI: 236-3642 or rockport.lib.me.us.
  • Fiber Arts at Appleton Library, third Tuesdays, 3 to 4 p.m. Stitch at the library, 2916 Sennebec Road.
  • Knitting Group at Camden Public Library, second Tuesdays through June, 4 to 5 p.m. Bring your own project or try something new; supplies provided.
  • Warren Free Public Library, offers adult coloring Wednesdays at noon, and knitting every Friday from 10 a.m. to noon and first Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m.
  • Knit Wits Meet at Rockland City Hall Council Chambers, every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon. Supplies provided for donation projects or bring your own. All levels welcome. FMI: call or text Jeanne at 908-887-0226.
  • Crafternoons at Carver Memorial Library, Searsport. The group meets every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. (with a larger group on third Thursdays) and invites people to bring their knitting, mending or crafting for conversation, questions and socializing.
  • Adult Coloring Club at Rockland Public Library, third Saturdays at 10 a.m. Free; all materials supplied.