Back by popular demand, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 21 Winter St., is offering its lively and thought-provoking lecture series — Who Do You Love? — in conjunction with this year's Biennial Exhibition.

The second iteration of the series takes place Sunday, Dec. 16, at 3 p.m. and features four Biennial artists: Thomas Flanagan, Yarmouth; Samantha Jones, Blue Hill; Alison Rector, Monroe and South Portland; and Kathy Weinberg, Morrill.

The Who Do You Love? format asks each artist to share his or her most important "art crushes" with the audience. Each artist presents three works of art by other artists that they love, and tells why. In this way, the audience is introduced to a wide range of art and gains insight into how artists take inspiration from the work of other artists — and how deep looking informs their own work.

question and answer period will follow the presentations. The Who Do You Love? lecture series is free with CMCA admission. Video recordings of the series are available on Vimeo and cmcanow.orgThe CMCA Biennial is on view through March 3. Support for the Biennial is provided by First National Bank.

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