• Reception to Open “judgement day” at Pascal Hall in Rockport, 5-8 p.m. Pam Heemskerk presents her thesis exhibition. The Maryland resident is graduating with her MFA in visual arts, and has connections to midcoast Maine through her years of taking workshops at Maine Media Workshops and College. Free.


  • Reception to Open Carla Skinder’s Photography Show, 5-7 p.m., Jackson Memorial Library in Tenants Harbor. “Wildlife Around the World” features photos of everything from elephants to orangutans and hangs through May 25.
  • Opening Reception for Ron Rovner Show at Black Hole Gallery, 403 Main St., Rockland, 5-8 p.m. The pianist’s show of art that incorporates music will be on view Fridays-Sundays, May 18-20 and May 25-27.


  • Open Studio with Jackie Dunham at Appleton Library, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Make a drop-in art project. Materials provided. All ages and abilities welcome.


  • “Sole of the Artist” at CMCA Sunday Salon in Rockland, 3-5 p.m., Center for Maine Contemporary Art, featuring artist, writer and curator Nancy Kureth who gives a talk on her friend KJ Shows, whose paintings of artists’ favorite pairs of shoes hang in CMCA’s current show, “KJ Shows: Portrait of an Artist.” Free for members; others by museum admission.


  • Free Adult Art Class at Rockland Public Library, 11 a.m. Led by Catinka Knoth. All materials provided. This week: Migratory birds and warblers.


  • Talk on Maine’s Legacy in the Arts at Hope Library, 6:30 p.m. Suzette McAvoy, executive director and chief curator at Center for Maine Contemporary Art, shares the story of Maine’s art history and the role CMCA plays in celebrating it.
  • “Creativity for Self and Soul,” The Art Loft, 385 Main St., Rockland. Paula Apro leads it Tuesday 3-4 p.m. and Barbara Davis leads if Wednesday 6-7:30 p.m. Get prompts to help you make images that reflect your inner self. $20 non-members; free for members. FMI:, 200-7915.


  • Introduction to SoulCollage, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial St., Rockport. Learn the basics and how to continue on your own or in a group. You will select images and create a card or two to take home. No artistic experience required. $15. Sign-up:, 921-3950.
  • Student Art Showcase at Oceanside High School, Rockland, 6-8 p.m. The Visual and Performing Arts Night student showcase will raise funds for art supplies, musical instruments and the theater program. Throw your loose change into a bass drum for admission.


  • Midcoast Art Hive Facilitated by Barbara Davis, 4-6 p.m. The Art Loft in Rockland hooks up with the international network of Art Hives, which welcomes everyone and believes artmaking is a human behavior. Supplies will be available, or bring your own and share. Davis will be on hand to offer guidance, but not to instruct. Free. FMI:


  • Opening Reception for “Tidal Zone” at Waterfall Arts, Belfast, Fri., May 25, 5-8 p.m. The show features work by Ron Leax, Krisanne Baker, Karen Jelenfy, Abbie Read, Sandy Weisman, DM Witman, Marjorie Moore, Susan Metzger and Julie Crane, and runs through July 20.
  • Saltwater Artists Gallery Open for Season, Fri.-Mon., May 25-28. The 26-artist cooperative on Bristol Road (Route 130) in Pemaquid will offer works in a variety of mediums, from oils to bronze to fused glass.


  • Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. “Emergence – Root Clubs of the Penobscot Nation,” through December.
  • Bates Museum of Art, Lewiston. “Iraq Veterans Against the War: Ten Years of Fighting for Peace and Justice” and “Senior Thesis Exhibition 2018,” both through May 26.
  • 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. “On a Mountain in Maine,” through Oct. 7. “Andrew Wyeth: Temperas and Studies from the Wyeth Collection,” through Oct. 21. Ai Weiwei’s “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold,” through Dec. 30. “Andrew Wyeth in Rockland,” through Feb. 17.
  • Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Over There and Down Home: Mainers and World War I,” through Nov. 11.
  • Portland Museum of Art, “The 2018 Portland Museum of Art Biennial,” through June 3. “The Robbers: German Art in a Time of Crisis,” through July 15. “Under Pressure: Art from the 1980s,” through August 10.
  • University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. “Steve Bartlett: Works from 2013-2018,” “Diana Schmertz: They Are Each Other for a While,” “Helen O’Leary: Safe House,” and “Eric Lindveit: Sylvan Natural History,” all through Sept. 1.