Poor Yokelist’s Almanack: Upcoming Events

Thursday, Feb. 12, 11:30 a.m.
Artist Justin Durrand speaks at Montserrat College of Art, 23 Essex St., Beverly, Massachusetts. Free.

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 4 to 6 p.m.
The Camden Philosophical Society meets at the Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., Camden, Maine, to discuss the writings of philosopher Lucian Krukowski and artist Robert Motherwell. The society’s monthly readings this year “are concentrating on philosophy and art in preparation for their 2013 conference on that theme.”

Saturday, Feb. 16, 11 a.m.
Photographers Tillman Crane, Alan Vlach, and Brenton Hamilton discuss “combining the latest in digital technologies with a variety of historic processes available during Winslow Homer’s lifetime to create original photographs” at the Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, Maine.

Saturday, Feb. 16, 1 p.m.
Marc Tyler Nobleman speaks about his book “Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman” at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst, Massachusetts.

Saturday, Feb. 16, 1 to 4 p.m.
Artist Daniel Cooney speaks about “The Business of Art: Careers in Comics” at the Norman Rockwell Museum, 9 Route 183, Stockbridge, Massachusetts. $25.

Sunday, Feb. 17, noon and 4 p.m.
The Somerville Arts Council’s “Copy Cat Festival” celebrates “the profound cultural contributions of cats” with cat videos—produced locally and globally—but also cat stories, cat limericks and a slideshow of local cats. At Arts at the Armory, 191 Higland Ave., Somerville, Massachusetts.

Sunday, Feb. 17, 3 p.m.
Pat Hills speaks with Danforth Museum Director Katherine French about artist John Wilson at the Danforth, 123 Union Ave., Framingham, Mass.

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1 p.m.
The Massachusetts Cultural Council presents its 2013 Commonwealth Awards at the Massachusetts State House in Boston.

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m.
Museum of Fine Arts curator Eliot Bostwick Davis and Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists Director Edmund Barry Gaither speak about “Lois Mailou Jones as Pioneer and Friend” at the Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston.

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