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Artist Dialogue | On This Island

April 6 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Saturday, April 6 | 12–1pm | In-person at CMCA

Please join On This Island artist Carla Weeks for an in-person conversation with curator Tessa Greene O’Brien, discussing Week’s mural and her corresponding painting in the exhibition. Drawing upon their existing friendship and OBriens’ familiarity with Week’s practice, the two will cover sources of inspiration, studio habits, technical painting questions, and the conceptual frameworks underpinning Week’s visual language. Immediately following the dialogue, audience members will be invited to contribute their own questions and observations.

About the panelists:
Carla Weeks
Carla Weeks is a British-born painter and muralist based in Midcoast Maine. In Carla’s work, pattern is used as a vehicle to describe place and articulate the subtleties and nuance of sensory memory. Her work is informed by her personal interactions with both the natural landscape and built environment.

A  self-taught painter, Weeks holds a BA in Art History and a professional background in design that informs both her painting practice and multidisciplinary collaborative projects. She has shown work in Philadelphia, New York City, and across New England. She has held residencies at the Ellis Beauregard Foundation in Rockland, Monson Arts in Monson, and The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia.

Tessa O’Brien 
Tessa Greene is a Maine-based artist and curator. A Maine native, she received a BS in Fine Art from Skidmore College and an MFA from Maine College of Art and Design. She was a 2022-2023 Residential Fellow at The Lunder Institute for American Art at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, and previous residencies include Surf Point Foundation, Tides Institute, Monson Arts, Haystack, Hewnoaks, Vermont Studio Center, Joseph A. Fiore Art Center, and the Stephen Pace House. O’Brien co-directed Able Baker Contemporary gallery from 2019-2022, and continues to integrate curation into her creative practice.  She has shown her work in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States, and has received grants from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation,  St. Botolph Club Foundation, Ellis Beauregard, Maine Arts Commission, and the Kindling Fund via SPACE Gallery & the Warhol Foundation. She lives in South Portland, Maine.

Header Image: Carla Weeks Winter Grid in Prussian Blue 4, 2023


April 6
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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