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Rockland, ME 04841 United States

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February 2018

Screen | Adam Lampton | Museums

February 15 - May 27

Using the physical structure of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art and MASS MoCA as starting points, Adam Lampton is interested in how the specific architecture of these museums relates to the geography around them. In both of the short videos presented in Screen, he suggests alternate lives for these spaces. In CMCA in Three Alternative Landscapes, Lampton questions how the landscape influences one’s understanding of the museum. Is there anything that is supremely important to the mission of the museum in being a building…

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April 2018

Sunday Salon | Young Voices on Boundaries

April 29 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sunday, April 29, 3-5pm CMCA Members free; others with admission What do young writers in Maine think of the boundaries in their lives? Please join The Telling Room, a nonprofit that empowers young artists through writing and shares their stories with the world, for an afternoon of poetry, prose, and lively discussion. Teenage writers Liam, Nafviso, Sarah, and Zainab will read original work, followed by a Q & A. Presented in conjunction with the current exhibition Boundaries | Richard Blanco…

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May 2018

Sunday Salon | Resonance

May 6 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sunday, May 6, 3-5pm CMCA Members free, others with admission Join us for a Sunday Salon featuring artist John Moore in conversation with Christopher Crosman, former Director, Farnsworth Art Museum and founding Chief Curator, Crystal Bridges Museum of Art. Stay afterwards for refreshments and further conversation. In his essay for the catalog accompanying the exhibition Resonance | John Moore, Crosman describes Moore's paintings as “adamantly apolitical, recording spaces that are at once remote and vaguely familiar, fragmented and whole, distanced…

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Confronting Boundaries | Ellen Goldsmith

May 12 | 2:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday, May 12 | 2-4 pm CMCA Members free, others with admission; pre-registration recommended below | limited to 12; for assistance, please contact Jean Thompson at jthompson@cmcanow.org OR 207 701 5005 Join poet Ellen Goldsmith for an afternoon workshop exploring the theme of boundaries, both explicit and implicit, inspired by the current exhibition, Boundaries, a collaboration between landscape photographer Jacob Bond Hessler and Presidential Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco. Ellen Goldsmith is the author of three poetry collections, Where to Look, Such Distances, and No Pine Tree…

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Sunday Salon | Sole of the Artist

May 20 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sunday, May 20, 3-5pm CMCA Members free; others with admission Join artist Nancy Kureth, former Director of The Twin Cities Creative Council and Co-Founder of the Biddeford Art Walk, for an intimate, fun, colorful, and insightful presentation on her friend and fellow artist, KJ Shows. Kureth is a frequent visitor to Shows' Kennebunk studio, where Kureth "talks to the back of my head," says Shows, as she paints at her easel. From this running conversation, the artists discuss art, life,…

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June 2018

Screen | B. R. A. C. E.

June 4 - October 7

B. R. A. C. E., MASS MoCA documents an obstacle course/performance/installation created by artist Patricia Brace while in a residency at MASS MoCA in 2018. The video features Brace, with artists Vered Snear, Danielle Andress, Chris Williford, Elisabeth Smolarz, and Hyo Jin Yoo, performing within an immersive, hard-edge, abstract, red, green, and blue environment. Wearing corresponding red, green, and blue B. R. A. C. E. costumes, in each act, performers activate the space with collaborative and improvisational feminist sketches. Bifurcated…

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The Art Party

June 29 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday, June 29 | 6-9pm; After Party | 9pm-midnight Tickets open May 1 Kick off the summer season at The Art Party: A Gala Celebration of New Art in Maine. Join us for a fun and fabulous evening honoring our three exhibition artists John Bisbee, Tom Burckhardt, and Jocelyn Lee. The Art Party is CMCA's most important fundraiser of the year and supports its exhibitions and educational programming. Tickets to the event are available at two levels and can be combined: Art…

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July 2018

Artful Living Tour 2018

July 10

Tuesday, July 10 | 9am – 5:30pm Exclusive to CMCA Members | $175 each ($100 tax-deductible); includes lunch and transportation. Members may purchase up to two tickets each. Owl’s Head & the St. George Peninsula | Where Art & Nature Meet Board the bus at CMCA in Rockland for our much-anticipated, always sold-out, daylong tour of artful homes and gardens in Midcoast Maine. We begin this year's tour in Owl’s Head with a visit to a young family’s chic, boldly…

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