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Screen | Loretta Park | Recent Animations

January 24 - June 12

Questioning when a work is finished, Loretta Park’s animated pieces reside in a  constant state of flux, made of various lines, shapes, and lengths. Although the forms do not depict any specific ideas or items, the work is embedded with a sense of figure and passage of time. Moving drawings are created by combining photographic images, marks, and colors--the small visual elements accumulate and turn into complex, animated structures. These densely detailed structures move continuously at varying speeds, becoming both…

Piper Cub

Mark Wethli | Piper Cub

February 11 - May 14

Who can do anything better than this propeller? Can you? —Marcel Duchamp, speaking to Constantin Brancusi in front of an airplane, 1914 The most noticeable thing about artist Mark Wethli’s Piper Cub is that it’s incomplete; the abstract framework of an airplane rather than one that’s ready to fly. Piper Cub’s identity is further complicated, like Magritte’s famous pipe, by its uncertainty. Is it an actual plane, a sculpture of a plane, a full-scale model of a plane or in…


David Driskell | Renewal and Form

February 11 - June 4

“Religion and ritual and the mythic are concerns I have always nurtured in my art.” – David Driskell Boldly drawn and richly patterned, David Driskell’s imagery in his prints, as in his collages and mixed media work, derives from his childhood experiences growing up in the rural South, his deep love for the Maine landscape, and his in-depth knowledge of and appreciation for African art and textiles. Presented in this exhibition are selected examples of the artist’s recent woodcuts, serigraphs,…


Sam Cady | Parts of the Whole

February 18 - June 11

“The world is emblematic. Parts of speech are metaphors, because the whole of nature is a metaphor of the human mind.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson The first full-scale retrospective of the work of artist Sam Cady, this exhibition presents a broad selection of the artist’s emblematic shaped and rectangular paintings created over four decades, as well as a sampling of drawings, studies, and recent “fragments,” painted abstractions culled from the remainders of the shaped canvases. Ever tuned to seeing aesthetic possibility in…


April ArtLab for All Ages

April 1 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bobble and Bounce Bouquets, Explore the interplay of bold color, shape, and movement with wire, paper, and other lightweight materials to construct abstract blooms and 3D bouquets that bounce, bobble, and boing.

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Sunday Salon | Sam Cady + David Raymond | Is Art Magic?

April 9 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for our Sunday Salon artist talk, featuring artist Sam Cady in conversation with David Raymond, the director of the McCoy Gallery at Merrimack College, on the topic "Is Art Magic?"


YOGA with Rachel Nixon

April 13 | 8:30 am - 9:45 am

We invite you to join us for a six-week yoga series at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art! Each Thursday morning, start your day with breathwork, flowing yoga sequences, and an overall good stretch for the body, mind and spirit.

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ArtLab April Vacation Workshops

April 17 - April 20 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bobble and Bounce Bouquets, Explore the interplay of bold color, shape, and movement with wire, paper, and other lightweight materials to construct abstract blooms and 3D bouquets that bounce, bobble, and boing.

2017 Split Rock coastal retreat

Coastal Retreat | Split Rock Cove

April 19 - April 25

Coastal Retreat with artist Amy Parrish April 19-25, 2017 Amy Parrish invites you to her corner of the world for a series of inspiring events. Three back-to-back workshops designed to tap into your creativity. W and TH      April 19 & 20 Bring your camera. We’ll wander through mystical landscapes found only in this part of the world—forested coastlines and quintessential New England. Rise early on Thursday to catch the sun and the vistas in the southern Penobscot Bay. F,…

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Printmaking + Prints | Exclusive tour for members

April 19 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

In conjunction with the current exhibition of recent prints by David Driskell, CMCA is offering an exclusive Members-only tour to the University of Maine's state-of-the-art printmaking studio, led by professor and master printmaker Susan Groce, followed by a personal, behind-the-scenes look at the University of Maine Museum of Art's outstanding print collection with UMMA director George Kinghorn. Cost | $30 includes group lunch. Buy tickets below. Transportation | Participants may choose to drive on their own and meet the group…

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