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2018 Benefit Auction

February 14 - February 28

Bidding opens on February 14, noon | Closes on February 28, 5pm Online Preview begins February 5 Art You Love! Just in time for Valentine’s Day, CMCA is partnering with Paddle8 for its annual online benefit fine art auction. Your opportunity to purchase fabulous works of art by artists at all stages of their careers, and all with ties to Maine. Every auction purchase benefits CMCA and its exhibition and educational programming. Don’t miss out – bid early and often…

ArtLab | February Vacation Week

February 19 - February 22

Monday - Thursday, February 19 - 22 | 2-4p FREE and open to all DRAW BIG, WRITE LARGE Life-size letters, rope murals + string collagraphs, scroll poetry, human-sized landscape ‘crankies’, and collaborative drawing games. Drop-in for one or all four days this week as we explore ways to combine words and imagery. Each day will present an array of prompts with creative challenges to collaborate with fellow Artlab makers and communicate ideas that resonate and boom with clarity about what matters to…

ArtLab for All Ages | March

March 3 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday, March 3 | 2-4p FREE and open to all PORTRAIT OF A SHOE Your shoes say a lot about you! Take inspiration from artist KJ Shows’ incredibly distinct paintings of shoes and create your own illustration of a pair of shoes that speaks to something unique about you! Design your creation and embellish them with patterns, words, and collage materials.

Artist Reception | John Moore

March 17 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Saturday, March 17 | 4-6pm Free and open to the public Please join us in celebrating artist John Moore and the exhibition Resonance, a ten-year survey of his work.

Artist Reception | KJ Shows

March 17 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Saturday, March 17 | 4-6pm Free and open to the public Please join us for a reception celebrating artist KJ Shows and the exhibition Portrait of an Artist, featuring the artist's series of shoe portraits.

ArtLab for All Ages | April

April 7 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday, April 7 | 2-4p FREE and open to all COLLAGE TO WATERCOLOR Take inspiration from John Moore's paintings by constructing your own composition from landscapes and indoor spaces. All are invited to collage in imagined ways! Explore new and inventive ways to create and transfer photo collage compositions into large watercolor paintings.

ArtLab for All Ages | May

May 5 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday, May 5 | 2-4p FREE and open to all Walkie-Talkie Toys Let’s quiet down and listen in to the sounds of Spring! Invent your own low-tech speaking tubes + listening devices with cones or tin-can walkie-talkie toys to take with you in the woods, the beach, or the hills! Use your new creations to make decorative head pieces that reimagine how you hear the world around you.

CMCA Summer Gala

June 29 | 5:00 pm

Friday evening, June 29, 2018 SAVE THE DATE for our annual summer fundraiser. You won't want to miss the party that kicks off summer in Maine!

CMCA Distinguished Lecture | Lonnie G. Bunch III

July 24 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Tuesday, July 24, 5:30pm, The Strand Theatre; reception immediately following at CMCA $15 CMCA members; $20 non-members Each year, CMCA presents a lecture by one of today’s most distinguished contemporary cultural voices. The 2018 CMCA Distinguished Lecturer will be Dr. Lonnie G. Bunch III, Founding Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), the only national museum devoted exclusively to African American life, history, and culture. One of…

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