• Show of Works of Two Maine Media Students, throughout May, Camden Public Library hosts the online show of photographic works by Sue Michlovitz and Dianne Kittle called “Visual Artists: Our Journeys to a Personal Project.”
  • “Same but Different” Quilt Show at Belfast Free Library, in the lobby’s Kramer Gallery. Works by Amy Nichols and Alison Olds of Deer Hill Designs, who often purchase the same materials but use them in different ways. See the side-by-side show through May 31.
  • Online Auction to Benefit Maine Art Gallery, a nonprofit in Wiscasset, open May 1–June 15. The art can be viewed on the gallery website. The pieces will be available for in-person viewing at the gallery May 7 and 8, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Details: maineartgallerywiscasset.org.
  • Maine Jewish Museum Virtual Art Auction 2021, bidding is open and runs to May 9 at MaineJewishMuseum.org.
  • “Current Student Work” at the Messler Gallery in Rockport, through May 26. Furniture and decorative objects made by participants in the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship’s flagship professional training, its Nine-Month Comprehensive. Students of all ages come from around the country and abroad. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. The gallery is on the campus at Route 90 and Mill Street.
  • “Wild Things” at River Arts in Damariscotta, its first juried show of 2021. Professional art, architecture and design writer Jorge Arango was juror and selected works of 78 artists from 111 submitted. This exhibit runs to May 22. And in the gallery’s River Room, nature photographs by Diane Woodworth of Hermon. Her show runs to May 5. The gallery, 36 Elm Street, is open Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More info: 563-6868 or riverartsme.org.
  • “Land and Water Scapes by Sally Loughridge,” at CLC YMCA in Damariscotta in May and June. Works by the South Bristol artist, who’s taught soft pastel painting at Round Top Center for the Arts, through the Farnsworth Museum, and privately.


  • Art Time LIVE with Waterfall Arts of Belfast, join Bridget Matros and a guest artist for the weekly art adventure, streaming live to its Facebook page and YouTube channel from 4 to 5 p.m. To be a guest, email bridget@waterfallarts.org.


  • Art & Journaling, 4 p.m. Get project ideas through email, then meet on Zoom. Join Camden Public Library’s creative group for a different project every Wednesday. For projects and the Zoom link: alhand@librarycamden.org.


  • Explorations Read-Aloud for Adults, Fridays at 11 a.m. on Camden Public Library’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Local thespian Joseph Coté reads fiction and nonfiction.


  • Let’s Talk About It Book Club from Thomaston Public Library, will meet over Zoom at 2 p.m. to continue its discussion of historical novels based on characters that have helped shape our culture with “The Master” by Colm Tóibín. The club meets second Tuesdays of the month to read and discuss five or six books with a common theme. The book for the June 8 meeting will be “The Hours” by Michael Cunningham and will be the last book in the current series. Contact the library at 354-2453 or library@thomastonmaine.gov to be added to the email list or to request the next book through interlibrary loan.


  • “Go Fish: The Art of Hand Tied Lures” opens May 13 and runs to June 29 at Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor. With works featuring artists Maryfaith Morison and Cade Nickels. Morison is a founding member of Press Hard, a printmaking collective, and a member of the Waterfall Arts collaborative. Cade Nickels is a fly-tier, fisherman and advocate of keeping waterways open to endangered species. Sales help fund the library’s community programs.
  • Intergenerational Book Club at Thomaston Public Library, meets Tuesday, May 18, at 2:30 p.m. over Zoom to discuss “How to Be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi. The club of men and women of all ages from Thomaston and beyond meet the third Tuesday of every month to share opinions and ideas about the book selection. Titles include fiction, biography and other nonfiction, Maine authors and subjects, adult and young adult levels. All are welcome to join. The selection for the June 15 discussion is “The House in the Cerulean Sea” by TJ Klune.