• Registration Now Open for “Paint the Town” in Waldoboro, set for Sat., August 5. Plein air paintings made that day will be auctioned off at a party with music, food, wine. Facebook has details.

THURSDAY, MAY 18:

  • “Dr. Syn: A Portrait of Andrew Wyeth,” 1 p.m., Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. Leith MacDonald discusses Wyeth’s painting, “Dr. Syn,” and takes a look at the show “Andrew Wyeth: Dr. Syn,” which is on view through Sept. 9. Free with admission.
  • Spring 2017 Creative Expressions Program Art Show Opening Reception, 2-5 p.m. at River Arts Gallery, Route 1, Damariscotta. The show features works created by artists in Mobius’s Creative Expressions Program for people with developmental disabilities. It runs through Tuesday, May 23.

FRIDAY, MAY 19:

  • Artist Trading Card Workshop in Rockland, 5-7 p.m., Coastal Children’s Museum. Artists of all ages are welcome at the third Friday ATC workshops. This one focuses on collage. $10. FMI: coastalchildrensmuseum.org.
  • Party & Meet-the-Artist Date with Environmentalist Marnie Sinclair, whose show “Balance & Imbalance: A Celebration of Nature and a Call to Action” is on view at the home of Deb Poor, 40 River Road, Newcastle. Party is 5-7 p.m. Friday. Meet Sinclair and see her sculpture and short video on climate change noon-4 p.m. Sunday. FMI: dpoor@tidewater.net.
  • Reception to Open Rockport Artist Kathleen Buchanan’s Show of Prints, 5-7 p.m., Green Lion Gallery on Front Street in Bath. Refreshments, live music.
  • Art Social: “Succulents,” 6-8 p.m., The Art Loft, Rockland. Kim Nicoll leads the pen-and-ink drawing class. $25. FMI: artloftrockland.org.
  • 3-Day Fresco Workshop at Gamble Education Center, Rockland, Friday to Sunday. Learn the age-old method of painting on wet plaster. Led by Barbara Sullivan. $285/$245 Farnsworth members. FMI: farnsworthmuseum.org.

SATURDAY, MAY 20:

  • Drop-In Button Workshop at Rock City Cafe, Rockland, 9 a.m.-noon. Make a button and learn about the August 12 Rockland Sculpture Race, in which pieces will be pushed, pulled and pedaled over downtown streets in Rockland. FMI: rocklandsculpturerace.org.
  • “The Lobster Trap Disco Dining Room” Opens in Rockland, 1-3 p.m., Center for Maine Contemporary Art. The students in after-school program Arts in Action invite the public to celebrate the art installation in CMCA’s courtyard. Rain moves it to Rockland Community Building/YMCA at 61 Limerock Street.
  • “Chinese Traditional Painting – Landscape Elements,” 1-3:30 p.m. Led by Nanfei Wang with a focus on using water and the brush to gain control over intent. $35. FMI: artloftrockland.org or 200-7915.

SUNDAY, MAY 21:

  • “Stories of the Land and Its People” Student Show Opens in Rockland, with a free public ceremony at Strand Theatre at 1 p.m., continuing at Farnsworth Art Museum from 2-5 p.m. to view works by 250 elementary, middle and high school students who took part in the museum’s Stories of the Land and Its People project.
  • Cold Comfort Theater Holding Auditions, at First Baptist Church on High Street in Belfast. From 2-5 p.m. for Tintypes: A Musical Revue. From 4:30-5:30 p.m. for The Miracle Worker. Both will be performed outdoors at Wales Park, in July and August respectively. FMI: coldcomforttheater.com.

MONDAY, MAY 22:

  • Free Adult Art Class at Rockland Library, 11 a.m. With a focus on drawing in color. Led by Catinka Knoth. Materials provided. This week: Memorial Day themes.

TUESDAY, MAY 23:

  • Belfast Free Sketchers, 2-4 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. No charge to join. New members welcome. Bring your own materials. Rita Swidrowski facilitates.
  • River Company Holding Auditions, for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday and 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, at the LCTV studios in Newcastle. Rehearse in June & July for Aug. 4, 6, 11, 12, 13 curtain at Skidompha Library in Damariscotta. Details: edblouin1021@yahoo.com.

THURSDAY, MAY 25:

  • Reception to Open “The Net Result: Our Evolving Fisheries” in Searsport, 5-7 p.m. at Penobscot Marine Museum. The exhibit looks at the fishing industry in the post-World War II era.

COMING UP:

  • Inside Look at “The Inside View” at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, Belfast, Fri., May 26. A 5 p.m. talk by artists with work in the group show featuring interior views of farms will be followed by a reception from 5:30-8 p.m. during the first Belfast Art Walk of the season. Learn more at belfastcreativecoalition.org.
  • Reception to Open “Seesaw: Works by Anna Hepler and Karen Gelardi,” Fri., May 26, 5-8 p.m., Waterfall Arts, Belfast. A show of their intertwined works, sculptures made from ceramic, fabric, paper, and images both sewn and printed. Free public reception.
  • Paint Night: “Day at Sea,” Fri., May 26, from 6-8 p.m., The Art Loft, Rockland. Sean Boyds provides step-by-step instructions. Snacks served. BYOB. FMI: artloftrockland.org, 200-7915.

ONGOING:

  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “Sam Cady: Parts of the Whole,” through May 21.
  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “Andrew Wyeth at 100: Dr. Syn,” through Sept. 9. “The Olson House: Photographers’ Muse,” through Oct. 29. “Andrew Wyeth at 100: Maine Drawings,” through Dec. 31. “Andrew Wyeth: Maine Watercolors, 1938–2008,” through Dec. 31.
  • Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Beyond Boundaries: The World of the Capote,” through Sept. 30.