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June 29 - October 6

In DREAMS CAN COME TRUE (If it's not working for you, you're not doing it right), a series of self-help questionnaires that look to address and solve visitor’s most pressing problems and thus help them to begin living the “life of their dreams” are presented to the audience. Guided by a series of instructions, visitors navigate the installation in search of self-actualization which can be manifested in an interactive model they can build and leave in the gallery. Merchandise can…

Dan Mills | Human Topographies

June 29 - October 13

Dan Mills makes work that is full of observations about historic and current events. He conducts extensive research on topics such as current wars and conflicts, colonialism, and life expectancy by state, and creates paintings and works on paper that visualize data/information on the subjects. Mills frequently uses maps as the space to explore these ideas. He began incorporating maps into his work in the early 1990s while researching the quincentennial of what is euphemistically referred to as The First Encounter. Since…

Ann Craven | Birds We Know

June 29 - October 13

Ann Craven (b. 1967) is renowned for her lushly colored, mesmerizing portraits of the moon, birds, flowers, and other iconic images which she revisits in serial fashion, as well as her painted bands of color called Stripe or Band Paintings, which document her process. Craven says, ”My paintings are a result of mere observation, experiment, and chance, and contain a variable that’s constant and ever-changing—the moment just past. The stripes are so I can see what I just mixed. The mixing process is a…

Screen | Andrew Elijah Edwards | Monochromatic

June 29 - October 13

Monochromatic presents two new 3D animations by artist Andrew Elijah Edwards. Based on a deep fascination with vision and looking, Edwards utilizes the transmutation of light through digital media in his animations. He creates work that explores the moving image as a medium for experimentation within a perceptual landscape of direct experience that lives on the outskirts of linguistic expression and a metaphysical power channeled through the imagination. His processes develop in fascination with the horizons of consciousness and new…

ArtLab | Open Studio

June 29 - October 13

Drop in | June 29 - October 13, 2019 FREE and open to all, materials provided Mixed Media Maps Artist Dan Mills uses maps as a framework to explore complex ideas and data about current and historic events. Taking inspiration from his art in the exhibition Human Topographies, create your own unique work of art using the discarded maps, atlases, and other recycled papers provided. Try highlighting or hiding select parts of your map by overpainting or writing. What stories…

Melt Down | Portland Public Library Lewis Gallery Satellite Show

August 2 - September 21

The Lewis Gallery | Portland Public Library Opening Reception August 2, 6-8pm “If engaging with climate is not a matter of winning, but more a matter of character and style, then the making of art, story, and literature also becomes part of our responses.” —Per Espen Stoknes, What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming How do we confront what climate strategist Jorgen Randers calls “the burden of ‘Big Grief,’” when nature is increasingly destroyed around…

Tuesday Talk | Ann Craven + Chris Crosman

August 27 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Tuesday, August 27 | 5:30-6:30pm CMCA Members free; others with admission Join us for a Tuesday Talk with exhibiting artist Ann Craven in conversation with Chris Crosman about her exhibition, "Birds We Know".

First Friday | September

September 6 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Friday, September 6 | 5-8pm Free and open to the public Enjoy free admission to our galleries, refreshments, and a fire pit in our courtyard for Rockland's First Friday Art Walk. Free admission to CMCA during First Fridays in 2019 is made possible thanks to the support of Wells Fargo.

ArtLab for All Ages | September

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

Saturday, September 7 | 2-4pm FREE and open to all ArtLab | Construct a Dream Looking to the interactive installation DREAMS CAN COME TRUE (if it's not working for you, you're not doing it right) by Tectonic Industries, artists of all-ages are invited to create folded paper sculpture. Find inspiration in the geometric forms and limited color palette used in the exhibition. Combine fine art with creative writing and challenge yourself to compose a set of inspirational instructions or tell a fortune!

David Driskell | A Life in Art, Gardening + Material Culture

September 8 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sunday, September 8 | 4 pm $8 CMCA members, $10 non-members | Seating limited to 75; advance tickets recommended CMCA and Indigo Arts Alliance are proud to present David Driskell: A Life in Art, Gardening and Material Culture. Highly regarded as an artist, scholar and curator, David Driskell is one of the world’s leading authorities on African American Art. He has been the recipient of thirteen honorary doctorates and has contributed significantly to scholarship in the history of art on the role of…

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