THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15:

• Pam Bardon’s Art and Scrimshaw on Display at Vose Library, Union, until the end of the month.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16:

• “Homeland” Artist Talks & Reception at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main Street in Belfast. The show with work by 16 artists explores their connection to home and land. Artist talks will start at 5 p.m., followed by a reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The show runs through March 1.

• Reception to Open Dual Show at the Art Loft, Thorndike Building, 385 Main Street, Rockland. This month’s resident artists created works inspired by randomly chosen words. Melissa Kelly and Lisa Cohn illustrated “Celebrate Community” and “Manifest Fun.”

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17:

• Knit-a-Thon in Belfast, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church library, 95 Court Street. Knitters and fiber artists can fill out donation/sponsor forms to participate for any length of time. Money raised will go to Belfast Soup Kitchen. FMI: 978-325-0045.

• Simply Books at Camden Public Library, 2 p.m. The group has no set reading list. Show up and discuss your favorite.

• Conversation Cafe: A Climate Change Book Discussion, at Rockland Public Library from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Read “Settled in the Wild” by Susan Hand Shetterly and “The Last Lobster” by Christopher White ahead of time, then voice your thoughts on local climate change. Kids who want to join the discussion can read “A World Without Fish” by Mark Kurlansky. Free and open to all. No need to register.

• Process Painting Workshops at Sweet Tree Arts, at Hope Corner. Annie Moore will lead the Saturday workshops from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 17 ($30) and 1 to 6 p.m. Dec. 8 ($50). They will focus on the process, not the product. Sign-up: 691-3740.



MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19:

• Free Adult Drawing Workshops at Rockland Public Library, 11 a.m. The ongoing series is led by Catinka Knoth, with a focus on drawing in color. All materials provided. This week: Woodland animals and wild turkeys.

• Help Design the Arts and Cultural Plan for Waldo County, 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Hutchinson Center, Route 3 in Belfast. Belfast Creative Coalition is leading the effort to design the 5-to-10-year plan. The first step is identifying Waldo County’s resources – from arts centers to cultural organizations to individual artists – and getting community input. Everyone with a stake in the creative economy is invited.



TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20:

• Intergenerational Book Club at Thomaston Public Library, 2:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to talk about “Small Great Things” by Jodi Picoult. Copies are available at the library.

• Philosophical Society at Camden Public Library, 2 p.m. The discussion group posts topics and readings on the library’s website and meets third Tuesdays.

• “Variations of Collage” in November at Rockland’s Art Loft, 6-7:30 p.m. Lisa Cohn and Melissa Kelly lead the exploration of the many ways to collage, from altered books to SoulCollage to image transfers. Free for members; $20 drop-in fee for nonmembers. FMI: 200-7915, ArtLoftRockland.org.



ONGOING:

• Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. “Emergence – Root Clubs of the Penobscot Nation,” through December.

• Arts in the Capitol at Maine State Capitol Complex in Augusta, photos by Lynn Karlin from “The Pedestal Series” and “The Still Life Series,” to Dec. 31.

• Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “CMCA Biennial 2018,” through March 3.

• Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. Ai Weiwei’s “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold,” to Dec. 30. “Andrew Wyeth in Rockland,” to Feb. 17. “Maine and the Index of American Design,” through March 24.

• Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. “Superstitions” by Neal Beckerman, “A Piece of Work” by Russell Christian, and “Contemporary Scrolling” by Carol Sloane, all through Jan. 5.

• Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Maine + Jewish: Two Centuries,” through Oct. 25, 2019.

• Portland Museum of Art, “Painter and Poet: The Art of Ashley Bryan,” to Nov. 25. “Americans Abroad, 1860–1915,” to Dec. 2. “Beyond the Pedestal: Isamu Noguchi and the Borders of Sculpture,” through Jan. 6.

• Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA, Portland. “Making Migration Visible: Traces, Tracks & Pathways,” through Dec. 14.