• Paint Night at Medomak Arts in Waldoboro, 6:30 p.m. Libbie Winslow shows you how to use acrylics to paint a scene of radiant sunflowers. Refreshments will be available. $20 includes supplies. FMI:, 832-4774.
  • Works by Carol Sloane at Searsmont Library, for the months of September and October. The paintings are from Sloane’s time at the Art Students League of New York and early in the years of the Downtown Gallery in Washington in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Opening night reception is Thursday, September 21 from 5 to 6 p.m.


  • Constance Kiermaier to Lead Walk & Talk, 5-7 p.m. at Bartlett Woods Retirement Community, Rockland. The artist who has shown her work at CMCA and the Portland Museum of Art talks about her current display of constructions, paintings and prints.
  • Final Fourth Friday Art Walk of the Season in Belfast, 5:30-8 p.m. Visit the Belfast Creative Coalition stand for a map of participating venues, from downtown galleries to Waterfall Arts. FMI: “Best Betts” Revolving Show Reception, Betts Gallery, in Belfast Framer, 96 Main St. Opening reception at Waterfall Arts for “Arrival” in the Main Gallery, works by Maine artists from recent immigrants to naturalized citizens, and “#Uprooted: Some Sense of Home,” in the Corridor Gallery, an installation by Susan Smith. Through Nov. 17. FMI:
  • “Under the Sea” Introduction to Gouache, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Art Loft, Rockland. Kim Nicole shows how to use the versatile medium that can be rewet and reworked and that supplies brilliant depth of color. $45. Registration: 200-7915 or
  • Reception for Two Shows at River Arts, 5-7 p.m., 241 Rte. 1, Damariscotta: “Color,” a group exhibition in the Main Gallery, juried by artist and teacher Tina Ingraham. Also, “Animal Alchemy” in the West Gallery, solo show of Linda Shepard’s fabric art wall hangings. FMI: 563-1507,
  • Reception for “Contemporary Wood Lighting,” 5-7 p.m. Messler Gallery, the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport. Exhibit of leading-edge lighting design, curated by lighting designer Christopher Poehlmann, with 23 designers and makers from seven countries, with works ranging from functional to conceptual. FMI: 594-5611,


  • Art Social at Rockland’s Art Loft: “Sea Glass Jewelry,” 6-8 p.m. Learn a new skill and take home wire-wrapped jewelry. Snacks available. You may bring a beverage, including wine or beer. $35. Registration: 200-7915,


  • Reception for “Erik Lundin: Art of a Quiet Soul,” 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Sanctuary Gallery, Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. Retrospective exhibit of the late Erik Lundin’s paintings, with half of the proceeds to be donated to Sussman Hospice House, in memory of Nancy Lewis.
  • “The Color of Maine” Book Signing, 2-4 p.m., Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, 1 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. Late artist Tom Block is honored, and his paintings for the book will be on display. Author Davene Fahy will be on hand for signing. Refreshments.
  • CMCA Sunday Salon: “Video & New Media Art,” 3 p.m. Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. Discussion by executive director & curator of Ogunquit Museum Michael Mansfield, exploring the origins and development of video and new media, in conjunction with current exhibition “William Wegman: Reel to Real.” Included with admission. FMI:


  • Free Adult Art Class at Rockland Public Library, 11 a.m. Led by Catinka Knoth. Materials provided for drawing in color. This week: the St. George Grange Hall.
  • Creative Artists Support Group, 6-7:45 p.m., Belfast Free Library. Monthly support/discussion group. FMI: Elliot Benjamin, Ph.D., 223-0052,


  • Altered Book Artist to Speak at Camden Public Library, 7 p.m. Sandy Weisman of 26 Split Rock Cove talks about her art in the library’s Craftswomen of the Midcoast series.
  • “Joy of Collage,” Tuesdays, Sept. 26-Oct. 10, 1:30-3 p.m., Art Loft, Rockland. Deborah Stevenson leads a variety of exercises to get your creative juices flowing and teaches composition, texture, abstraction and other basics. $45. Registration: 200-7915 or
  • Book Arts Talk/Demo with Sandy Weisman, 7 p.m. The artist, poet, bookmaker talks and offers a hands-on exploration of making artist books. FMI:


  • Finch Gallery Season Closing Celebration, Thurs.-Sat., Sept. 28-30, 16 Main St., Belfast. Saturday gallery talks at 2 p.m. by painter Jerri Finch and sculptor Jay Hoagland, along with door prizes & refreshments.
  • Final Wiscasset Art Walk of Season, 5-8 p.m. Participating locations will be marked with colorful streamers. Featured is an exhibit of fully articulated animals in sterling silver by Oleg Konstantinov, on view at Trifles, 55 Main St. FMI: Also, Reception for Mat O’Donnell Exhibit, 5-8 p.m. Midcoast Conservancy, 36 Water St., Wiscasset. “Maine Narratives,” a collection of imaginative renderings of contemporary Maine life. FMI:,


  • Paint Night with Angela: “Anchor by the Sea,” Fri., Sept. 29, 6-8 p.m. Art Loft Rockland, led by artist/instructor Angela Anderson. Snacks available. You may bring a beverage. $35. Registration: 200-7915 or
  • Composition & Drawing: Creating an Oddities Still Life. Sat., Sept. 30, 1-4 p.m. Art Loft Rockland, led by instructor Aubrey Merritt. All materials provided. $35. FMI/registration: 200-7915 or
  • Vintage Glass Window Workshops, Sat., Sept. 30, Bay Leaf Cottages, Lincoln-ville, led by Cathy Clifford. Morning: learn to make vintage glass or sea glass window, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. ($220). Afternoon, 1-3 p.m. make two large glass sun catchers using molds ($175). $50 off for both sessions. Proceeds benefit Lincolnville high school students going to college, technical school or professional/trade training. FMI/register:
  • Branch Weaving Outdoor Art Workshop, Sun., Oct. 1, 9 a.m.-noon. Sears Island. Gather natural materials and create a weaving led by Sandi Cirillo, who will also discuss protecting the environment. Park along the causeway at the end of the Sears Island Rd., off Rte. 1 just east of Searsport & meet at the kiosk near the island gate at 9 a.m. Bring a snack, water, bug spray, beach blanket, pair of sturdy scissors & wear suitable hiking clothing. No pets. FMI and weather updates: or call Ashley 975-3878.
  • Open Studio Day at Fiore Art Center, Sat., Sept. 30, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Rolling Acres Farm, 152 Punk Point Rd., Jefferson, on Damariscotta Lake. Visitors meet & view works of September’s artists, view gardens. Tours offered; bring a picnic to enjoy the grounds. Live music by Marsh & Lane. Free coffee, tea and ice cream. FMI:


  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “William Wegman: Reel to Real,” through Oct. 22. “John Walker: From Seal Point,” through Oct. 29. “Lindon Frederick: Night Stories,” through Nov. 5.
  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “The Olson House: Photographers’ Muse,” through Oct. 29. “Andrew Wyeth: Maine Drawings,” through Dec. 31. “Andrew Wyeth: Maine Watercolors, 1938–2008,” through Dec. 31. “Marguerite Zorach: An Art-Filled Life,” through Jan. 7.
  • Hutchinson Center in Belfast, “The Art of Climate Change,” photos and art illustrating student and faculty research from archaeology in the Andes to ice drilling in Antarctica. Through Sept. 29.
  • Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Beyond Boundaries: The World of the Capote,” through Sept. 30.
  • Monhegan Museum, “Reckoning with Nature: Andrew Winter at Monhegan Island,” through Sept. 30.