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Rollin Leonard: Vernal Pond

June 26 - October 23

Selected work from the exhibition Vernal Pond will be on extended view through October 23.  The work of Rollin Leonard (b. 1984), a Portland- and Los Angeles-based photographer and video artist, will be featured in the exhibition Vernal Pond. Using arcane and idiosyncratic techniques and materials, Leonard creates offbeat, provocative portraits and images of the human figure that push the boundaries of the photographic medium and engage the viewer in a dialogue about representation, data, and individuality. rollinleonard.com Major exhibition sponsor: Tourmaline…

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Lauren Henkin: Second Nature

August 28 - October 23

In the exhibition Second Nature, Maine-based photographer Lauren Henkin (b. 1974) looks through a lens to question our perception of nature. Through the use of photography and video, Henkin encourages the viewer to think about how the vast amount of imagery we see every day affects our engagement with the natural world. Using a variety of photographic means, she raises questions about what is real in an increasingly digitized, virtual world. Opening reception: September 2, 2016; 5-8pm laurenhenkin.com  [justified_image_grid preset=c1…

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Don Voisine: x/v

September 2 - October 28

Featuring work created in the past fifteen years by Don Voisine (b.1952), a native of Fort Kent, Maine, now based in Brooklyn, New York, the exhibition X/V provides an in-depth and introspective look at the abstract works of the artist. Rooted in the language of architecture, Voisine’s paintings, prints and drawings convey a sense of shifting spatial interactions through the use of symmetry, color, surface, and precise, hard-edged forms. Opening reception: September 2, 2016; 5-8pm donvoisine.com    [justified_image_grid preset=c1 mobile_preset=c1…


September First Friday

September 2 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the new CMCA for art and inspiration on First Fridays, 5-8pm, free and open to the public. Prepare to say wow!

2016 CMCA ArtLab September

September ArtLab for All Ages

September 3 | 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.


James Leonard | The Tent of Casually Observed Phenologies

September 17 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Artist James Leonard is traveling the country with his Tent of Casually Observed Phenologies, making one-day stops to give climate change divinatory readings inside a special, hand-sewn tent. Leonard explains, “A lot of thought has gone into The Tent of Casually Observed Phenologies. I wanted to create a space for contemplation, where participants can slow down, articulate questions and find clarity. Climate change is a universal concern. Art is the perfect place for expressing and evaluating concern.” James Leonard is…


Artist talk with Halsey Burgund

September 17 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Halsey Burgund is a musician and sound artist whose installations and musical performances make extensive use of spoken human voice recordings as musical elements, alongside traditional and electronic instruments. Recently, his work has focused on evolving, contributory, location-based audio installations accessible via custom smartphone apps. In this talk, he will discuss his art practice and the technology he uses to implement his installations as well as introduce a Rockland-based demonstration of his Roundware software platform which he has created for Storyforms, the interactive…


Rockland Kindling Fund Info Session

September 19 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Info session on The Kindling Fund, hosted in collaboration with SPACE and The Steel House. Artists interested in applying to the Fund are encouraged to attend. The Kindling Fund supports artist-organized, visual arts-based projects that have a strong public component. The most competitive projects will be ones that don’t fit in established institutions or venues, occur in alternative spaces, or use alternative practices. Preference will be given to projects that present work by multiple artists. Geographic range for projects: State of Maine…


Gallery Talk with Lauren Henkin

September 25 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for a gallery talk with Lauren Henkin as she discusses her exhibition Second Nature. This event is free and open to all.

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Harold Garde | Art & Spirit

September 27 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a screening of Art & Spirt, a film by Dale Schierholt on artist Harold Garde. A collaboration with the Strand Theatre and the Farnsworth Art Museum. Q&A with filmmaker and artist following the screening--facilitated by CMCA Director, Suzette McAvoy. Tickets available at the Strand or online: $8.50, $5 for CMCA | FAM members Synopsis In Art & Spirit, filmmaker Dale Schierholt, best known for his intimate film portraits of renowned artists such as Robert Indiana and Tony DeLap, takes us…

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