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.

“Communiqué,” paintings by Freddy LaFage, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, Perimeter Gallery at Chase’s Daily, 96 Main St. Opens with 6 to 8 p.m. reception Jan. 19; through Feb. 26.

“From the Farm,” oil paintings by Elsie Gawler, Belfast Co-op Café gallery, 123 High St. FMI: 338-2532. Through Jan. 31.


“Eye Catchers,” new small works by gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays or by appointment, Gleason Fine Art, 31 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. FMI: 633-6849. Through Jan. 28.


“Knox County Through Eastern’s Eye,” historic photos from Penobscot Marine Museum, Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Atlantic Avenue. Through Jan. 31.


“The Human Side: People as a Subject in Art,” group show juried by Judy Taylor, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, River Arts, 170 Main St./Business Route 1. FMI: 563-1507. Opens with 5 to 7 p.m. reception Jan. 20; through Feb. 23.

“Kitchen Americana,” watercolors by Jean Kigel, The Bakery, 85 Parking Lot Lane (municipal parking lot below Main Street). FMI: Through March 31.

Paintings by Nathan Campbell and Bob Rose, Savory Maine, 11 Water St. FMI: 563-2111. Through Jan. 23.


“All Things Bright and Beautiful, All Creatures Great and Small,” work by Sarah Brandon, Kathleen Buchanan, Christina Heiniger and Jean Kigel, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, Archipelago Fine Arts, 386 Main St. FMI: 596-0701. Through March 16.

“Animal Kingdom,” group show by the Lively Ladies to benefit the Humane Society of Knox County, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, Garage Gallery of Eastern Tire Service, 70 Park St. Through the winter.

“Beyond Rugs!” in Crosman Gallery (through Feb. 5); “Andrew Wyeth: Selections” in Hadlock and Wyeth Study Center galleries (through March 31); “Louise Nevelson” in Morehouse Wing (ongoing); “Maine in America: Selections from the Permanent Collection” in Rothschild and Nevelson/Berliawsky galleries (ongoing); “The Art of the Book” in Craig Gallery (through April 1); and “Selections From the Farnsworth Homestead” in Library Gallery (through April 8), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays 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. Museum Store open daily. FMI: 596-6457.

“The Cultural Landscapes of Maine’s Working Waterfronts,” Trekkers’ Photo Treks 2011 exhibition, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, Jonathan Frost Gallery, 21 Winter St. FMI: 596-0800. Through Jan. 31.

Holiday Show, gallery artists, noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; chance or appointment, Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-5935. Through Jan. 31.

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.


Cat portraits by Lincolnville artist Lauralee Clayton, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, Camden-Rockport Animal Rescue League shelter, 146 Camden St./Route 1.

Graffiti art by Too Rich (Mike Rich of Portland) and other graffiti artists, by appointment only, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave. FMI: 236-2875. Jan. 22 through Feb. 17. Hip Hop Dance Hall fundraiser: 7 p.m. Jan. 21, $30.

“Maine Wood 2012,” 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Messler Gallery of Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Route 90 at Mill Street. FMI: 594-5611. Through April 6.

Metal works by Anastasia Glassman, by appointment and 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 28, Pascal Hall, 86 Pascal Ave. FMI: 236-4272.


“The Circus Comes to Town,” art, photography and “The Bex Bros. Circus” miniatures by Les Bex, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Penobscot Marine Museum’s Main Street Gallery, 41 East Main St./Route 1. FMI: 548-2529. Extended through Feb. 26.


“Pieces of Color,” recent work by sculptor Geoffrey Vollers; plus paintings by Marti Reed, Personal Book Shop & Gallery, Main Street/Route 1.


Mixed media drawings and paintings by John Fawcett, Waldoboro Public Library, 958 Main St. FMI: 832-4487. Through Jan. 31.


“Washington, Now,” images from town photographers of this summer’s Bicentennial Celebration, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. FMI: 845-2663. Through March.

VillageSoup Knox/Waldo Arts Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401, ext. 251 or