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Split Rock Cove | Keeping A Visual Journal

September 25 | 10:00 am - September 26 | 3:30 pm

September 25 & 26 | 10:00am – 3:30pm $250 | $225  for CMCA Members Limited to 8 participants Join Split Rock Cove for Keeping A Visual Journal with Ingrid Ellison. During this two-day workshop participants will be introduced to a variety of materials and processes both traditional and unconventional for capturing daily inspiration on a painted page. Whatever the motivation behind keeping a journal, I hope you will find some new tools and techniques to start you on your way.…

Spatial Relations

October 1, 2021 - January 9, 2022

Spatial Relations will present sculptures by artists Elizabeth Atterbury, Gordon Hall and Anna Hepler that were conceived to rest directly on the floor or lean or hang from gallery walls. These artists's sculptures share  a use of spare contours and a direct use of material(s) (wood, ceramic, metal, concrete). The exhibition's title is scientific term that specifies how an object is located in space in relation to another object, as well as the charged space between works. The exhibition will be…

Ryan Adams | Lessons

October 1, 2021 - January 9, 2022

The Portland-based artist Ryan Adams will premier a 33-foot-long mural continue continuing his abstracted, text-based wall works that grew out of his early graffiti practice. The mural will feature a phrase of advice his mother often gave him as a youth growing up in Portland – advice to help him negotiate his youth in a predominantly white community. Adams mural will be produced in his signature ‘gem’ style that deconstructs words and phrases into geometric patterns that dynamic display visual…

Into Action

October 1, 2021 - January 9, 2022

This thematic exhibition will feature photography and photo-based works that either capture, stage or propose actions for the camera, or feature interactions created in post-production. The exhibition will feature installation-based works by Cig Harvey, Shoshanna White, and Julie Poitras Santos along with more traditionally formatted works by Jennifer Calivas, Mark Dorf, and Ray Ewing. Into Action is made possible in part by a grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The exhibition is curated by CMCA’s Executive…

Hiraki Sawa | Absent

October 1, 2021 - January 9, 2022

This solo exhibition will present the internationally acclaimed video artist Hiraki Sawa’s most recent single channel video, Absent (2018). Absent (running time, 4:27 minutes) presents an intimate, imaginative space populated by a fantastic parade of surreal creatures—a walking tea kettle, a dancing cup, a flying spoon—all of them traveling between grand and intimate landscapes. Hiraki Sawa (born 1977, Ishikawa, Japan) received his BFA from the University of East London and his MFA from the Slade School of Art at University College, London.  His work…

ArtLab | Open Studio

October 1, 2021 - January 9, 2022

Open Studios |  All Ages | Drop in | Friday - Sunday October – December Ryan Adams | Lessons Artist Ryan Adams deconstructs words and phrases into geometric patterns that display visual depth, shadows, and highlights. These phrases represent important aspects of Adams’s life, like the advice his mother often gave him as a youth to help him navigate a predominantly white community. His combined use of text and geometry urges viewers to consider their voices and visualize their words.…

First Friday | October

October 1 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Friday, October 1 | 4pm-7pm Free and open to all | Mask Required Come join us for the October First Friday Art Walk! Attend a public preview of our fall exhibitions with free admission from 4:00 - 7:00pm. Masks will be required for all visitors for this event regardless of vaccination status. 

Protected: 2021 Fall Exhibitions | Education

Gordon Hall, Elizabeth Atterbury, Anna Hepler | Spacial Relations This three-person exhibition will present sculptures by Elizabeth Atterbury, Gordon Hall and Anna Hepler, that were created to rest directly on the floor or gallery walls. The artists each employ spare, sometimes repetitive forms displaying a visibly direct use of materials (wood, ceramic, metal, concrete). The exhibition title alludes to each artists' exceptional use of volume, scale and surface in each of their works and to the charged negative space that…

ArtLab for All Ages | October

October 2 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday, October 4 | 2pm CMCA Courtyard + ArtLab Miniature Multiples Join us in person to create multiple miniature artworks that explore repetition, scale and shape made from a variety of simple materials including wood, cardboard, and ceramic scraps. Then place them in a mini gallery model to play with arrangements of space and scale.   Following Maine CDC Day Program guidelines: - All attendees and staff are to wear face masks inside the ArtLab - Hand sanitizing stations will…

Fall Exhibitions Opening

October 2 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Saturday, October 2 | 4:00 - 6:00pm Free to the public; mask required Join us in-person on Saturday, October 2nd for an opening reception from 4:00 - 6:00pm for our 2021 Fall Exhibitions. Visit with the featured artists and enjoy the first looks of the exhibits. Lessons , a mural painted by Ryan Adams, will be produced in his signature ‘gem’ style that deconstructs words and phrases into geometric patterns that dynamic display visual depth, shadows and highlights. The mural…

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