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THURSDAY, AUGUST 6:
Pinhole Camera Workshop, 1-4 p.m., Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. Led by Stonington photographer Anne-Claude Cotty. $10/$7 members. FMI: PenobscotMarineMuseum.org, 548-0334.
Free Book Art Workshop, 7 p.m., Vose Library, Union. Heather Bilodeau teaches how to make a holiday card display from a book. Bring an unwanted book, or choose from those available. All welcome. FMI: 785-4733.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 7:
Reception to Open Show of Prints, 4-6 p.m., Rising Tide Community Market, 325 Main St., Damariscotta. Works by Debra Arter, Mary Boothby, Dick Miller, Kay Miller, Delphine Sherrin of Midcoast Printmakers. Show runs Aug. 2-29.
Reception to Open "Mainly Maine," 5-7 p.m., River Arts, Rte. 1, Damariscotta. Juried exhibit with more than 100 works in wide variety of media and styles. A concurrent reception for Sarah Wilde will be held at River Arts West Gallery for "Wilde Art," with seascapes, landscapes and pieces from her new Tree Canopies series.
First Friday Art Walk in Rockland, with galleries open & free admission to Farnsworth Art Museum 5-8 p.m. FMI: ArtsInRockland.org. Receptions include: CMCA at Bicknell, 11 Lime St. "Float," works in different media by Adam Manley, Tyler McPhee, Emilie Stark-Menneg, Kitty Wales, Core 5 Incident collective. Through Sept. 6. Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center Art Gallery, 9 Water St. Glass mosaics by Marcella Christensen, oils & watercolors by John Wood, photos by Laz Perpelitt. Through Oct. CRAFT Gallery, courtyard at 12 Elm St. "Inspired by the Sea" group show. Win Wilder Hall, 328 Main St. "Still Lives: Curious Observations," works by Sarah Bodine and Elise Wright. Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St. Works by member artists Jean Byrd, Lara Max, Charlene Vanderslice, Janalee Welch. Asymmetrick Arts, 405 Main St. "In This World," new work by Alan Clark. Through Aug. 28. 407 Studios, 407 Main St. Works by gallery members Lois Anne, Katie Barthelette. Dance performances by Patti "Shalimar" Luchetti's students at 5:30 and 7 p.m. Landing Gallery, 409 Main St. Solo show by Irma Cerese. Through Sept. 20. Yvette Torres Fine Art, 464 Main St. Works from 1940-50 by Black Mountain College artists including Josef Albers and Lorna Halper. Through Sept. 13. Michael Good Gallery, 499 Main St. 15th annual Salute to Summer with free sangria, music-themed prints by Nathan Davis, and works by others. Jonathan Frost Gallery, corner of Main & Park. "Verses," monoprints by Rachel Burgess. Mural Unveiling, 6:30 p.m., of Farnsworth Museum project on Oak St., between Main & Union.
Reception to Open Three Shows in Boothbay Harbor, 5-7 p.m., Gleason Fine Art. "Henry Isaacs: Working Color," "Carole Hanson: Stone and Sea," "Abbey Ryan: New Still Lifes." All run to Sept. 1.
17th Annual "Eastern Views" Show, The Brick House Gallery, 176 Winslow Mills Rd. (Rte. 32), Waldoboro. Jean Kigel's exhibit of Asian brush painting. Artist's reception 5-7 p.m. Fri., Aug. 7. Show Fri.-Sun., Aug. 7-9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. FMI: JeanKigel.com, 975-3262.
Björn Runquist "Open Studio" Show, Fri., Sat. & Sun., Aug. 7, 8 & 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Ocean View Grange, Rte. 131, Port Clyde. Recent paintings.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 8:
Coastal Quilters Meeting, 10 a.m., Lions Den, Lions Lane, Camden. No formal program this month. Bring current project. All welcome. No charge.
Jay Sawyer Open Studio, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 131 Camden Rd. (Rte. 90), Warren. The metal sculptor shows a wide range of work. $5 suggested. FMI: 273-3948, JaySawyer.com.
Reception for Larry Kinney, 2 p.m., Camden Library. His abstract oils are on view in Picker Room through August.
Reception for "6 x 6" Group Show, 4-7 p.m., Kefauver Studio & Gallery, Damariscotta. Artists Mary Byrom, Steve Hamlin, Jan Kilburn, Kathleen Horst and Marnie Sinclair each made six artworks, each six inches square. Show runs Aug. 7-26.
Reception for Dr. Edward White, 5-7 p.m., Tidemark Gallery, 902 Main St., Waldoboro. Sales of his photos help fund St. Lucia girl's trip to Philadelphia Shriners Hospital. Show through August.
Reception for "Garden Party: Images of Summer," 5-8 p.m., Pascal Hall, 86 Pascal Ave., Rockport. Photos, botanicals, paintings by Kevin Beers, Lynn Karlin, Peter Kukielski, Joyce Tenneson, Amy Williams, Rufus Williams. Show runs through Sept. 6.
Late Summer Show at New Era Gallery Opens, Vinalhaven. Landscapes by Olena Babak, Elaine Crossman, Judy Taylor. The Windy Way Barn will feature works by Torie Olson, Alison Hildreth.
Midcoast Potters Tour, Sat. & Sun., Aug. 8 & 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. With seven potters opening their studios from St. George to Lincolnville. Map: MidcoastPotters.org.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 9:
Talk by Barbara Ernst Prey, 4-5 p.m., Blue Water Fine Arts, Main St., Port Clyde. She discusses her current and past works. "Re/Viewing the American Landscape" continues through Labor Day.
MONDAY, AUGUST 10:
Free Adult Art Class, 11 a.m., Rockland Library, 80 Union St. Catinka Knoth supplies materials and leads the class. This week's theme: Rockland Breakwater.
Creative Artists Support Group, 6:30-8 p.m., Belfast Library. No charge. FMI: 223-0052, ben firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 11:
Free Program with Artist Alex Katz, 7 p.m., Talking Art in Maine at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. First a short documentary of Katz making one of his huge, stylized paintings is shown. Then he converses with host Jane Dahmen.
Marine Art Class, 5-7:30 p.m. Tues., Aug. 11 & 18, Sail, Power & Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic St., Rockland. Led by brothers Art & Chuck Paine. $85 for all three if paid in advance; drop-in fee for one class $42 (cash or check). FMI: SailPowerSteamMuseum.org, 701-7627.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12:
"Hand-Painting Black & White Photographs," 1-3 p.m., Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. Led by Belfast photographer Liv Robinson. $10/$7 members, Searsport residents. FMI: PenobscotMarineMuseum.org or 548-0334.
Poet & Art Critic John Yau to Speak, 6:30 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. Talk by Center for Maine Contemporary Art's 2015 Distinguished Lecturer called "Painting Is No Ordinary Object." $10/CMCA members free: CMCAnow.org, RocklandStrand.com.
Meet Appleton Preserve's Artist in Residence, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Weds. & Thurs., Aug. 12 & 13, Rte. 105, Appleton. See George Mason's installation. Watch him work on new pieces using clay and plaster at 11 a.m. both days. Bring lunch and picnic with Mason at noon. FMI: 594-5166.
"Illustrated Journaling: A Different Kind of Watercolor Workshop," Weds. & Thurs., Aug. 12 & 13, River Arts, 241 Rte. 1, Damariscotta. Hannah Ineson leads it. $180 includes materials. FMI: 563-1507, info@RiverArtsME.org.
Reception for Four Contemporary Realists, Fri., Aug. 14, 5-7:30 p.m., Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St., Thomaston, for "Joseph McGurl, Karen Blackwood, T.J. Cunningham, Marc Dalessio & Friends." The gallery holds a concurrent reception to open "Celebrating Art of Women by Women." Both shows run through Sept. 19.
Tillman Crane Photo Gallery Open Studio, Sat., Aug. 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 22 Pearl St., Camden. Over 70 Crane photos, demos of large-format processes, print sale. FMI: TillmanCrane.com, 230-0199.
9th Annual Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival, Sat., Aug. 15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., rain or shine. Over 100 artists & craftspeople set up on the sidewalks of Maine St. and along Town Mall. Free admission.
Reception for Louis Cabot, Sat., Aug. 15, 5-7 p.m., Archipelago Fine Arts Gallery, 386 Main St., Rockland. Show of Maine coastal images runs to Sept. 7. All proceeds benefit Island Institute's Island Fellows program.
Reception for Hospice Volunteers Juried Art Show in Belfast, Sat., Aug. 15, 6:30 p.m., Belfast Library. Sponsored by Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County. Awards, including "People's Choice," presented. Food, music and Invitational Pop-Up Gallery. All artwork for sale with half going to HVOWC. FMI: 930-2677.
Introductory Letterpress Workshop, Sat. & Sun., Aug. 15 & 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day, Steel House, 711 Main St., Rockland. Registration: RocklandSteelHouse.com.
Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts Summer Tours, Newcastle, 1 p.m. Tuesdays in July & August. Meet int'l artists. FMI: WatershedCeramics.org, 882-6075.
Abbe Museum, 26 Mount Desert St., Bar Harbor. "Greatest Mountain," multimedia show on Katahdin, through Aug.
Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville. "Brand New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s." Through Oct. 18.
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. "3D: Contemporary Works from the Farnsworth," through Oct. 4. "Andy and Kosti," through Nov. 1. "Celebrating Maine," through Dec. "Maine Collects," through Mar. 6, 2016.
Maine State Museum, Augusta. "The Passionate Photographer: Kosti Ruohomaa's Maine in Magazine Photojournalism," through July 2016.
Messler Gallery at Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport. "New Work by Faculty," through Sept. 16.
Penobscot Marine Museum, Sears-port. Four major exhibits under one title: "Exploring the Magic of Photography: Painting with Light." All season.
Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq. "Rose Marasco: index," through Dec. 6.