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Artist Dialogue | Let the World In

March 30 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Saturday, March 30 | 2-3pm | In-person at CMCA

Join us for a dynamic in-person discussion between Let the World In artists, facilitated by curator Tessa Greene O’Brien. The conversational format will offer artists the chance to ask one another questions, discuss their practices, and to share how the theme of openness plays a role in their work. Set within the exhibition, the discussion will shed light on individual artworks and the processes through which they were made, as well as their supporting concepts. At the end of the dialogue, the audience will be invited to join the conversation for a Q & A session.

About the panelists:
Sachiko Akiyama
Sachiko Akiyama received her MFA in sculpture at Boston University and continued her studies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Akiyama lives and works in Portsmouth, NH. Her proximity to the ocean, woods, and wildlife has deepened her connections to the natural themes prevalent in her work. Akiyama has had recent solo exhibitions at Brattleboro Museum (Brattleboro, VT) and Tracey Morgan Gallery (Asheville, NC) and recent group exhibitions at Dartmouth College, Inman Gallery (Houston, TX), and Tiger Strikes Asteroid (Greenville, NC). Among numerous honors, Akiyama was awarded a Joan Mitchell Fellowship, an Artist Resource Trust Grant, and residencies at Millay Arts and Ucross. Akiyama’s work is represented by Tracey Morgan Gallery.

Carol Eisenberg
Carol Eisenberg has been a practicing photographer since the 1990s. She received her MFA in Media Arts and Photography from Maine Media College, Rockport, ME. Her work is in public and private collections nationwide and has been featured in Décor Maine, Maine Arts Journal, Portland Press Herald, LensCulture, and other publications. It has been exhibited at the Maine Jewish Museum, Portland, ME; LC Bates Museum, Fairfield, ME; and the Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA. Eisenberg is represented by Carver Hill Gallery, Camden, ME; Susan Spiritus Gallery, Irvine, CA; and MMPA Gallery, Portland, ME. Her work has also been shown at A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX; Cove Street Arts, Portland, ME; Grant Wahlquist Gallery, Portland, ME; Southeast Center for Photography, Greenville, SC; Photo Place Gallery, Middlebury, VT; New York Center for Photographic Art, New York, NY; Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO; and Center for Photographic Arts, Carmel, CA.

Leon Benn
Leon Benn is an American artist who was born in 1981. Numerous key galleries and museums such as Grant Wahlquist Gallery have featured Leon Benn’s work in the past. In MutualArt’s artist press archive, Leon Benn is featured in Lisa Cooley to Close Gallery After Eight Years on Lower East Side, a piece from ARTnews in August 2016.

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: Carol Eisenberg, Flowers V 13, 2023


March 30
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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