“Channel of Crevices” by Penelope Hall.

ROCKPORT — The second in a series, “Structure & Narrative II” features work by 18 Maine book artists, many of whom exhibited in last year’s “Structure & Narrative” online exhibition hosted by the Camden Public Library. “Structure & Narrative II” is sponsored and curated by Midcoast Maine Book Arts and hosted by the Michael Good Gallery, 325 Commercial St. It will be open from Aug. 21 through Sept. 30 during regular hours or by appointment (check MichaelGood.com for updated hours). The public is invited to an opening reception with the artists at the gallery on Thursday, Aug. 26, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Participating artists include Eileen Ahearn of Camden, Sissy Buck of Cumberland Foreside, Rebecca Goodale of Portland, Nanette Haid of Camden, Penny Hall of Kingfield, Stu Kestenbaum of Deer Isle, Sal Taylor Kydd of Rockport, Cynthia McGuirl of Thomaston, Sue Michlovitz of Camden, Arlene Morris of Topsham, Jan Owen of Belfast, Abbie Read of Appleton, Virginia Slawson of South Thomaston, Richard Smith of Camden, Joelle Webber of Westport Island, Anastasia Weigle of Caribou, Sandy Weisman of South Thomaston, and Dudley Zopp of Lincolnville.

Artist books use the structure or function of the traditional book to express artists’ ideas, and can have either traditional book formats or sculptural formats that incorporate images, calligraphy, experimental bindings, and/or mixed media. Midcoast Maine Book Arts will be sponsoring its “2021 Book Arts Intensive,” a series of workshops for beginning and experienced book artists, on Sept. 10 through 12 at 26 Split Rock Cove in South Thomaston.

Midcoast Maine Book Arts is a collective formed to create a vibrant community of professional and aspiring book artists and collectors here in Maine, through exhibitions, workshops, and other events. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of every other month at Maine Media College + Workshops or via Zoom. For more information about future events and workshops, visit the Midcoast Maine Book Arts page on Facebook.

“The Mystery of Five” by Dudley Zopp.