• Art Journaling at Camden Public Library, 6 p.m. in the Jumpstart January 2018 series. Try creative expression and journaling following Lynda Barry’s book “Syllabus.” $10 materials fee. Sign-up: 236-3440.
  • Kathryn Adamsky’s Artwork at Vose Public Library in Union, the Union artist’s collage works with found objects, art boxes and other works are on display throughout January.


  • Reception for Beth Connor and Her Tanzania Photos at Gibbs Library, Washington, from 5-7 p.m. During her four years with the Peace Corps in a remote village in Tanzania in the 1980s, Connor documented her experiences. On display through March 6.
  • “Painting in Watercolor, Part I” in Rockland, six Fridays starting Jan. 12, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Farnsworth Museum’s Gamble Education Center, at Grace & Union. Erica Qualey will teach participants how to paint what they see by taking advantage of the unique qualities of watercolors. Bring reference photos. $198 Farnsworth members; $235 others. Qualey will lead Part II in March. FMI:


  • Talk on “Fabric Ice Dyeing,” 10 a.m., Camden Lions Club. Coastal Quilters present a free public talk by artist Jim Vander Noot on the technique that combines Procion MX dyes with ice and snow. He will bring along samples from his Etsy shop, Tidewater Studio. FMI:
  • Fabric Design Class in Rockland, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Farnsworth Museum’s Gamble Education Center, at Grace & Union. Trelawney O’Brien will teach indigo dyeing, resist pattern-making, and how to carve rubber stamps to create hand-printed fabric. Cotton napkins and dishtowels and all other materials provided. Students may bring fabric, too. $86 Farnsworth members; $110 others:


  • “Art for Us” Sunday Discussion Series Continues in Rockland, 2 p.m. Jan. 14, 21 & 28. Roger Dell leads the series on contemporary art, with each session’s theme introduced by a short slide show, followed by open conversation. This session, the second of four, asks: “What Is the Role of the Art World?”; it will be held at the Farnsworth Art Museum. The final two (“What Is Artistic Beauty?” and “What Is the Role of Art Within the Humanities?”) will be held at Center for Maine Contemporary Art. Snow dates: Mondays at 2 p.m. Each session is $10 Farnsworth and CMCA members; $12 others.
  • Beginning Digital Camera Class at Parent Gallery in Belfast, led by Neal Parent, 1-3 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 14, 21, 28. Meet at the gallery to go over camera features, edit images on your laptop,and get critiques. FMI: 338-1553,


  • 2 Nights of Auditions for 9 to 5: The Musical at Skidompha Library, in Damariscotta, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday & Tuesday. Lincoln County Community Theater is looking to fill various roles and add to its ensemble for the show with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. Bring a brief song. An accompanist will be on hand. More info at


  • Fiber Arts Tuesday at Appleton Library, 3-4 p.m. Come and stich with Penelope Olson and Julie Sells on the third Thursday of the month. Bring questions for fiber artist Penelope.


  • Reception for “Voices in Our Midst” in Portland, 5-7 p.m., PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland. Sean Alonzo Harris’s show of street photography and portraits taken in Portland and New York City over the past few years. Harris teaches photography at Maine Media Workshops in Rockport. His show hangs Jan. 17-March 3.
  • Reception to Open “New Misfits” in Belfast, 6-8 p.m., Perimeter Gallery at Chase’s Daily, 96 Main St. New acrylics by Camden artist Meghan Brady. Her show hangs through March 18.
  • Goal Setting, Motivation and Vision Boards at Appleton Library, 6:30-7:30 p.m. What goals do you want to achieve in the new year? Create a vision board for your journey. Basic materials provided. You are also asked to bring your own.


  • “Seize the Reader” Workshop for Middle Grade and YA Novelists, Sat., Jan. 20, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Rockland Public Library. Led by three-time Lupine Award winner Jennifer Jacobson. $45 Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance members; $100 others. FMI:
  • Collage Workshop at Waterfall Arts in Belfast, Sat., Jan. 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Artist Deborah Stevenson teaches basic techniques of composition, materials and assembly. $60, plus $15 materials fee. FMI:, 338-2222.
  • “Creativity and the Self: A Workshop with Barbara Davis,” Sun., Jan. 21, 10 a.m.-noon at The Art Loft, 385 Main St., Rockland. Use the art-making process to communicate your hopes for 2018, and spend a few hours in a supportive environment exploring your creativity. No art experience is needed. $20. FMI:, 200-7915.


  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “Materiality: The Matter of Matter,” through Feb. 11.
  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “Other Voices,” through Feb. 4. “Women,” through Feb. 11. “Andrew Wyeth at 100: Maine Drawings,” through Mar. 4. “Andrew Wyeth: Her Room,” through Mar. 20. “Black and White: LouiseNevelson/Pedro Guerrero,” through Apr. 1. “Jamie Wyeth: The Kennedy Studies,” through Apr. 1. “On a Mountain in Maine,” through Oct. 7.
  • Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, USM’s Glickman Library, Portland. Group show on bicentennial of birth of Henry David Thoreau, through Jan. 27.
  • Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Thos. Moser: Legacy in Wood,” through Jan. 13. “Over There and Down Home: Mainers and World War I,” through Nov. 11.
  • Portland Museum of Art, Portland. “Model Citizens: Art and Identity in the United States, 1770-1830,” through Jan. 28.