• Call for Writers to Take Part in Rockland Public Library Fair, set for Saturday, April 13. Published authors from Knox, Waldo and Lincoln counties may apply. The library’s website has info.
  • Summer 2019 Monhegan Artists’ Residency Taking Applications, through March 17, from artists with Maine ties, for spots in June, July and September. Details: MonheganArtistsResidency.org.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14:

  • Weekly Art Hives at Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street, Belfast. Bridge Studio opens 1 to 4 p.m. every Thursday and offers a variety of materials, from paints to pastels. Connect with people from diverse backgrounds through the power of art. Art Hives are open to all ages (kids under 12 must be with a supervising adult). Donations are welcome, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
  • Reception to Open Ingrid Ellison Show “Foundations,” 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Unity College Center for the Arts, 42 Depot Street in Unity. Drawings and paintings by the Camden artist will be shown through March 2. All welcome.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16:

  • Celebration of “The Mighty Medomak River” in Waldoboro, 5 to 7 p.m. at Medomak Arts Project, 13 Friendship Street. A reception to open the show of paintings, photos and a video from local artists with scenes on the river of play and work, from paddling to eel harvesting.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19:

  • “Talking Pictures: How to Watch Movies” Book Club Taking Names, at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. You can now sign up for the club that will meet Thursdays in March, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., covering two chapters each week of WaPo film critic Ann Hornaday’s look at filmmaking. $25 dues include a copy of the book and admission to the afternoon’s matinee film. Registration opens 9 a.m.; limited to 20; by phone only: 563-3424.
  • Thomaston Intergenerational Book Club, 2:30 p.m. at Thomaston Public Library. February’s book is “Mrs. Sinclair’s Suitcase” by Louise Walters, a novel about Roberta, who works at Old and New Bookshop, where she is in love with her boss. Copies at the library.
  • Fiber Arts Tuesday at Appleton Library, 3 to 4 p.m. Those itching to complete projects are invited to stitch at the library, 2916 Sennebec Road, in the village, third Tuesdays of every month.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20:

  • Mystery Book Club at Carver Memorial Library, Searsport, 10:30 a.m. Anyone interested in a mystery book discussion group is invited to the first meeting as the library gets organized, gauges interest and chooses a book for next month.
  • Kick-Off of “Ray Witlin: A Quest for Photojournalism,” 5 p.m., Wiscasset Public Library. The six-week show of work by international photojournalist Witlin – whose images appeared in Life and Newsweek – opens with a talk by his widow, Phyllis Chinlund. She wrote “Looking Back from the Gate: A Story of Love, Art and Dementia.”

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21:

  • Talking Art in Maine, Intimate Conversations: Charlie Hewitt,” 7 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. The guest in this year’s series of one-on-one talks between host Jane Dahmen and Maine’s notable artists and curators features Hewitt, molded by mill towns and known for his energetic abstracts, woodcuts and steel sculptures that speak of church, family and work. Free.

COMING UP:

  • Talk on Rockland Native Kosti Ruohomaa,Monday, Feb. 25, 10:30 a.m. at Bartlett Woods Retirement Community, 20 Bartlett Drive in Rockland. Kevin Johnson, photo archivist at Searsport’s Penobscot Marine Museum, will highlight the work of the renowned photographer. His talk is free and open to the public.

ONGOING:

  • Center for Furniture Craftsmanship’s Messler Gallery, Rockport. “Boxes to Die For,” to April 10.
  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “CMCA Biennial 2018” to March 3.
  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “Andrew Wyeth in Rockland,” to Feb. 17. “Maine and the Index of American Design,” to March 24. “The Screen Show,” to September 22.
  • Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. “Jane Banquer: Habitats, Inhabitants,” “Ilana Welch: Extracts” “Berri Kramer: Oh, So It’s You Again,” all to March 1.
  • Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Maine + Jewish: Two Centuries” to October 25.
  • Portland Museum of Art, Portland. “Richard Avedon: Portraits, 1952–1970,” to February 17.
  • UMaine Hutchinson Center’s Fernald Gallery, Belfast. “Kosti Comes Home: An Exhibit of Maritime Images by Maine’s Iconic Photographer Kosti Ruohomaa” and “The Alluring and Enduring Maine Coast,” both to March 28.