The Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 21 Winter St., continues its lively and thought-provoking lecture series Who Do You Love? in conjunction with this year's Biennial Exhibition. The third iteration of the series is set for Sunday, Jan. 6, at 3 p.m. and features Biennial artists Tad Beck (Vinalhaven), Seth Koen (South Bristol and Easthampton, Mass.) and Gina Siepel (Portland and Greenfield, Mass.).

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 he or she loves 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.

A question and answer period will follow the presentations. The Who Do You Love? lecture series is free with admission. Video recordings of the series are available on Vimeo and the CMCA website,

The CMCA Biennial is on view through March 3, with support provided by First National Bank. Hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $8; $6 for those 65 and older/students with ID; and free for those younger than 18 and for CMCA members.

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