African art, crafts and clothing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Aina Moja at the Wellness Health Center, 39 Main St. FMI: 930-8012.

“Big Top,” sculptural work by Paul Oberst, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Perimeter Gallery in Chase’s Daily, 96 Main St. FMI: 338-0555. Through May 12.

“Celebrating the Farm,” illustrations and lithographs by Dahlov Ipcar, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St.

“Henry David Thoreau, the naturalist’s Naturalist, explores the Maine North Woods,” two- and three-dimensional work by Beth Henderson, Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. Through May 31. Artist talk/Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition: 6:30 p.m. May 16.

“Infinite Love,” paintings by Katenia Keller, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; or by appointment, Square the Circle Gallery at the Masonic Temple, 137 High St. (second floor). FMI: 382-6040.

"Inspired by Nature," mixed media by Karen Meisenheimer, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, Belfast Co-op Café gallery, 123 High St. FMI: 338-2532. Through May 31.

Mast kaleidoscopes by photographer Paula B. Cannon, Camden National Bank, 156 Main St.

New work in varied media by gallery artists, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturday; and by chance/appointment, Parent Gallery, 92 Main St. FMI: 338-1553.

“Primavera: The Maine Fine Art Figure Exhibition,” juried show in various media, Galerie Dufour, 94 Main St. Through May 31; call 338–6448 for hours.

“The Sublime Monotony” group show, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main St. FMI: 338-0001. Through June 2.

Watercolor paintings by Dianne Horton, The Republican Journal, 161 High St. FMI: 338-3613.


Art quilts by Carrie Hedstrom, Picker Room of Camden Public Library. Through May 31. Reception: 4 p.m. May 11.

“Stories of Light,” recent work and essays by Maureen Egan, Zoot Coffee, 31 Elm St./Route 1. Through June 8; reception 5 to 7 p.m. May 10.


“Knox County Through Eastern’s Eye,” Penobscot Marine Museum’s traveling exhibit, Friendship Town Office, 6 Harbor Road. Through June 30.


Grand opening of second-story art gallery, all day May 11, Gallery By The Sea, Route 1, Lincolnville Beach.


"Bits to Its: 3D Printed Sculpture" juried show (through June 16); and the 2013 Invitational (through June 9), Landing Gallery, 8 Elm St. FMI: 594-4544.

“Every Picture Tells a Story: N.C. Wyeth Illustrations from the Brandywine River Museum” in the Wyeth Center on Union Street (through Dec. 29); “Andrew Wyeth: Her Room” in Hadlock and Wyeth Study Center galleries (through the fall); “A Wondrous Journey: Jonathan Fisher and the Making of Scripture Animals” in Craig Gallery (through Jan. 5); “Decorating the Everyday: Popular Art from the Farnsworth,” Crosman Gallery (through Sept. 22); “Small Treasures” in Library Gallery; and “American Treasures: Other Voices” in Nevelson/Berliawsky Gallery (through Feb. 2); 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St. Admission $12; $10 senior citizens or students older than 16; free younger than 17, museum members and all Rockland residents. FMI: 596-6457. Every Picture Tells a Story lecture by Nick Clark on Appropriation and Invention in 20th Century Picture-Book Art: 10:30 a.m. May 11. Cost: $25; $15 Farnsworth members; $10 educators.

“Extraordinary Maine Mothers,” quilts by the late Jean Bayer and oil paintings by Nancy Chadbourne, noon to 4:30 p.m. May 12, Ripples Inn at the Harbor, 16 Pleasant St. FMI: 594-5771.

“Favorite Things” spring show by the Nine Lively Ladies, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, Garage Gallery of Eastern Tire Service, 70 Park St. Opens with 5 to 7 p.m. reception May 15.

Flower kaleidoscopes by photographer Paula B. Cannon, Jensen’s Pharmacy, 91 Camden St./Route 1 (first floor of Breakwater Marketplace). Also Midcoast scenic work at Continuum Physical Therapy (fourth floor).

“In Pursuit of Coastal Light,” work by Gary Hoyle and Andrea Peters, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, Archipelago Fine Arts Gallery, 386 Main St. FMI: 596-0701. Through May 31. Reception: 5 to 8 p.m. May 24.

Invitational Art Exhibit at Bartlett Woods, 20 Bartlett Drive off upper Talbot Avenue, Rockland. FMI: 594-1159. Artist talks 6:30 to 8 p.m. First Thursdays.

Natural world theme show of work in various media by Diane Green Hebert, Shelley Johnson and Antje Roitzsch, Center for Health and Healing, 17 Masonic St.

Paintings by Bob Besaw, Café Miranda, 15 Oak St.

Season-opening show by new and returning member artists, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St.

“Susan Van Campen: Oil on paper” and "The Child’s Book About Whales," watercolors by Scott Kelley, Dowling Walsh Gallery, 357 Main St. Through May 31.

"Synecdoche," work by Jackie Boudreau Kinsey, Diane Bowie Zaitlin and Megan Hinton, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Carver Hill Gallery, 338 Main St. FMI: 594-7745. Through June 4.

“Tree Work 2013” group show, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays; occasional Sundays; and by appointment, Harbor Square Gallery and the Muir Garden for Contemporary Sculpture, 374 Main St. FMI: 594-8700.

Watercolors by Anne McMath, Kathy Lane, Diana Maddocks and Jane Barrie, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Winding Way Watercolors, 39 Union St. FMI: 593-7955.


“ARTicipation,” annual pre-season community celebration of student art (pre-school to grade 12), 1 to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave. Through May 12. Joel Glassman’s “Recycled Menagerie” also on view.

“Current Student Work,” 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, corner of Route 90 and Mill Street. FMI: 594-5611. Through May 29.

May Artist: David Witbeck, Cellardoor Winery & Vineyard’s The Villa, intersection of routes 1 and 90.

Photography by Peter Ralston plus limited edition Wyeth prints, Ralston Gallery, 23 Main St. FMI: 230-7225. Also Ralston photo display at Rockport Harbormaster’s Office 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (236-0676).


Group show by Karen Jelenfy, Cathy Melio, Suzanne Phillips and Ieva Tatarsky, WORKS, 21 East Main St./Route 1. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception May 11.


Watercolors by Kevin Smith, Thomaston Public Library in the Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1. Through May 31.


“The Floral Muse,” watercolors and Asian brush paintings by Jean Kigel, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Tidemark Gallery, 902 Main St./Route 220. FMI: 832-5109. Through June 1; reception 5 to 7 p.m. May 11.


"Word and Image," original prints by Cynthia White paired with poems, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. FMI: 845-2663. Through July 9.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or