APPLETON

Oil and watercolor paintings by Anthony Lufkin, Mildred Stevens Williams Memorial Library, 2916 Sennebec Road (across from town office). Through May 31.

BELFAST

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.

“Antique Seed Packets,” art show from the Troy Howard Middle School Garden Project, Belfast Co-op Café gallery, 123 High St. FMI: 338-2532. Through May 31. Wine tasting and opening of Lori Davis’ photography exhibit “The Nature of Maine”: 7 to 9 p.m. June 1.

Art show and reception for local artist Ben Hall, 5 to 8 p.m. June 1, The Office, next to Belfast Office Supply at 17A Main St.

“Compost Paintings: The Cycle of Life,” work by Ed Nadeau, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and evenings during art walks, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. Opens with 5:30 to 8 p.m. reception June 1; through July 11.

“David McLaughlin: the Art of Salvage” in Clifford Gallery; wheat paste art installation by street artist Pigeon in stairwell; and BCOPE photographs (“100 Hammers,” Photo Justice Series), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. FMI: 338-2222. Through Aug. 24. Pigeon artist talk: 7 p.m. June 14.

Drawings by Andrea Sulzer, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, Perimeter Gallery at Chase’s Daily, 96 Main St. Through June 3.

Fifth anniversary group show, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays; Mondays by chance, Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main St. FMI: 338-0001. Through July 1. Reception: 5 to 8 p.m. June 1.

First Friday art walk, 5:30 to 8 p.m., downtown galleries and Waterfall Arts (256 High St.).

First Friday showing of new works by Daniel Anselmi, 5:30 to 8 p.m. June 1 at his studio, 75 Main St.

Open House, 5 to 8 p.m. June 1, Raven’s Nest Gallery, 65 Main St. Will be open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays (2 to 8 p.m. Friday art walks) and Sundays by chance or appointment with paintings by Jude Nickerson plus fine art, folk art, sculptures, studio pottery, designer architectural jewelry and found objects.

Photography by Maleah Chadwick, Belfast Barber Shop, corner of Beaver Street. Through June 30.

Photographs of China by Betsy Headley, Camden National Bank, Main Street. Through May 31.

“Photos of Tanzania,” color and black-and-white photography by Charles R. Hamm, plus art objects and artifacts, Fernald Gallery of University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave./Route 3. Through Aug. 24. Reception and slide show: 6 p.m. June 1.

Ponds theme show of painting, clay works and sculptures; plus Susan Tobey White’s Food and Dance series, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends, High Street Studio & Gallery, 149 High St. FMI: 338-8990. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception June 1.

“Primavera: The Maine Fine Art Figure Exhibition,” juried photography and painting show, Galerie Dufour, 94 Main St. Through May 31; call 338-6448 for hours. Small works by Charles Laurier Dufour opens with 5:30 to 8 p.m. reception June 1.

“Still Life” small group show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Betts Gallery at The Belfast Framer, 96 Main St. FMI: 338-6465. Opens with 5:30 to 8 p.m. reception June 1; through June 30.

“Summer Inspirations,” work by the Mid-Coast Art Guild, Barbara Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. Through May 31.

CAMDEN

“Culture on Cloth,” tapestries by Inuit women of Baker Lake in the Nunavut Territory in the Canadian Arctic, Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Atlantic Avenue. Through May 31. “Cathartic Outcomes,” paintings by Larry Kinney: June 1-30.

“Gigi Aea: New Paintings and Textiles” plus glass jewelry by Penny Gentle, polymer clay jewelry by Chris McLarty and pottery by George Pearlman, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Old Salts Gallery in the Dyer Building, corner of Mechanic and Washington streets. FMI: 706-4037. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception June 2; through June 27.

ROCKLAND

“The Artist Dreams of Love,” collages by Bruce New, noon to 5 p.m. Fridays (call 596-7979 for other hours), Rougette Gallery, second floor of 340 Main St. Opens June 1.

“Beebe and Beebe: A Mother — Daughter Show,” work by Barbara and Susan Beebe, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, Jonathan Frost Gallery, 21 Winter St. Through July 4. FMI: 596-0800.

“Calm and Wonder,” photographs and other works by Amy Durocher, Jean B. Chalmers Gallery of Lincoln Street Center for Arts and Education, 24 Lincoln St. FMI: 594-6490. Through May 31.

Children’s art show, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, Good Tern Coop and Café, 750 Main St. FMI: 594-8822. Through May 31.

“The Coastal Photography of Elmer Montgomery,” works by the renowned Midcoast Maine photographer, Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center, 9 Water St. Through June 30.

Featured member artists in the front room plus work by 15 others, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays (to 8 p.m. First Fridays) and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception June 1; through June 30.

“Flower Show,” work by the Lively Ladies, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, Garage Gallery of Eastern Tire Service, 70 Park St. To mid-July.

“Improvisations on Yupo,” street-level solo exhibition of new work by David Estey, plus gallery artists, Carver Hill Gallery, 338 Main St. FMI: 594-7745. Opens June 1; through July 3. Artist talk 1 p.m. June 2, followed by reception.

“Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan” (through Dec. 30) in Wyeth Center, corner of Grace and Union streets; “The Homestead Project — a Residence Reimagined,” an exhibition of architectural designs of principals of 10 architectural firms, in Crosman Gallery (through Sept. 23); “Andrew Wyeth: Summers in Port Clyde – Watercolors from the 1930s and early 1940s” in Hadlock and Wyeth Study Center galleries (through Nov. 4); “Louise Nevelson” in Morehouse Wing (ongoing); and “Maine in America: Selections from the Permanent Collection” in Rothschild and Nevelson/Berliawsky galleries (ongoing), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays 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.

“Lessons from an Island,” painting by Henry Isaacs, 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 June 22.

Miniature replicas of antique chairs by Rodney Hunt plus gallery art, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Dowling Walsh Gallery, 357 Main St. FMI: 596-0084. Through May 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.

Paintings by Bob Besaw, Café Miranda, 15 Oak St. Through the summer.

Paintings by Nanfei Wang and Robert Pollien plus gallery artists, 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; by appointment on Sunday and Monday, Dowling Walsh Gallery, 365 Main St. FMI: 596-0084. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception June 1; through June 24. Also book signing by Cig Harvey.

“Passages,” paintings by Winslow Myers, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays or by appointment, Yvette Torres Fine Art, 21 Winter St. FMI: 332-4014 or (888) 777-1077. Through June 24. Reception: 5 to 8 p.m. June 1.

“Reflections of Verna Gargan,” oil paintings, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 9 a.m. to noon Fridays, Sanctuary Gallery of Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. Through May 31.

“Spring Group Show,” noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays or by appointment, Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-5935. Through June 16.

“Tree Work, An Arboreal Celebration,” paintings of Camden resident Donald Rainville and works by several artists honoring trees, Thursdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment, Harbor Square Gallery, 374 Main St. FMI: 594-8700. Through June 30.

“2012 Invitational,” new works by gallery artists, Landing Gallery, 8 Elm St. FMI: 594-4544.

Warp Weights drawings by Dudley Zopp and fine artisan works by Maine craft artists, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, CRAFT gallery, Courtyard at 12 Elm St. Through July 4. FMI: 594-0167.

ROCKPORT

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.

“50 Trees and Other Photographs,” work by Gerry Millet, Wallwork, 67 Pascal Ave. Opens with 4 to 7 p.m. wine-tasting reception. FMI: (617) 990-6304.

“60th Anniversary Honors Exhibition,” work by John Bisbee, Katherine Bradford, Frederick Lynch, Mark Wethli and Todd Watts; plus “Then is Now,” an installation from the archives, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave. admission by donation; free for members. Through July 8.

SEARSMONT

Mother/daughter art exhibit by Leah and Willa Rainy, Searsmont Town Library, Searsmont Community Center, intersection of routes 131 and 173. FMI: 342-5549. Through June 30.

SEARSPORT

“Summer Folk: The Tourists of Penobscot Bay,” “The Art of the Sea Battle” and collections of historic boats, photography, marine art and artifacts, ship models and 19th century furnishings and architecture, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Penobscot Marine Museum, Main Street/Route 1 and Church Street. Cost: $8; $3 age 7-15; free younger, members, active-duty military families and Searsport residents; group rates available. FMI: 548-2529. Through Oct. 21.

THOMASTON

“Knox County Through Eastern’s Eye,” exhibit of historic photos from the Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co. Collection, Thomaston Public Library in the Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1. Through June 29.

Laurence Sisson solo show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Frost Gully Gallery, 150 Main St./Route 1. Through June 22.

Paul Caponigro: 20 original silver prints, Thomaston Café, 154 Main St./Route 1. Through June 30.

UNION

“Beltane,” annual group show, Badger Café & Pub, on the Common. Through May 31.

UNITY

Family artworks by Pam Gallik and her children, Centre Gallery of Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. Open during performances and by appointment; call 568-3147. Through May 31.

VINALHAVEN

“Winter Works” by gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, New Era Gallery, Main Street. FMI: 863-9351. Through June 20. Also Joan Wye retrospective in The Windy Way Barn.

WALDOBORO

Medomak Valley High School Photography Show, Waldoboro Public Library, 958 Main St./Route 1. Through May 31. June 1-30: paintings by Lavendier Myers

WASHINGTON

Paula Green retrospective, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. FMI: 845-2663. Through July 10.

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