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[ON]now Exhibition | Concurrence

April 30 - August 2

Juror | Valeria Missalina Bembry is an independent curator, a former curatorial fellow at SPACE Gallery, Portland, and a humanitarian activist on a global level. She's worked internationally at the nexus of art and international development and cooperation, previously in Kurdistan and currently back home in Maine. Juror's Statement Concurrence features 20 artists whose works are exhibited in a curatorial experiment in the form of contained fortuitous meetings. Through the simultaneous events of the global health crisis and social justice uprisings,…

[ON]now | edition_04

April 30 | 8:00 am - August 2 | 5:00 pm

now is an ongoing initiative showcasing the work of artists with ties to Maine in a series of curated online exhibitions. It’s our way of extending CMCA exhibitions beyond our physical walls and introducing the work of Maine-inspired artists to a worldwide online community. Juror | Valeria Missalina Bembry, Curatorial Fellow at SPACE Gallery, Portland. Submit online through April 9, 2021 New to submitting your work online? Learn more about using Submittable here For Assistance | Please email rromanski@cmcanow.org. No phone calls, please.

David Row | The Shape of Things

May 29 - September 12

The Shape of Things is the first major exhibition of painter and master printmaker David Row’s work in his home state. Born in Portland, in 1949, Row is a multi-generational Mainer. His father’s family settled in Perry, a small town in Washington County near the Canadian border, in the early 19th century. Row visited the family homestead many times as a child and thought of it “as the wildest place I’d ever seen.” In his teen years, Row’s family began…

S.B. Walker | Nor’East

May 29 - September 12

For six years beginning in early 2014, photographer S.B. (Sam) Walker traveled more than 100,000 miles throughout Maine, a well-marked gazetteer at his side, in an attempt to render a truly nuanced visual record of the state. On the face of it, a project such as this appears to be a rational, census-like undertaking akin to the vast photographic surveys conducted in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In reality though, it was an odyssey determined by intuition, serendipity,…

Will o’ the Wisp

May 29 - September 12

The Will o’ the Wisp is a mischievous sprite that leads weary travelers deeper and deeper into a treacherous swamp with its lantern-like, shimmering countenance. For the exhibition Will o the’ Wisp, eight artists bound together by a common interest in speculative futures and ecology bring forth a collective vision of a dreamworld populated by spirits that entice and confound perception. Will o’ the Wisp weaves personal narratives into the setting of a bog roiling with mysterious gases. This psychedelic miasma combines lightworks,…

Protected: 2021 Summer Exhibitions | Education

David Row | The Shape of Things The Shape of Things is the first major exhibition of painter and master printmaker David Row’s work in his home state. Born in Portland, in 1949, Row is a multi-generational Mainer. His father’s family settled in Perry, a small town in Washington County near the Canadian border, in the early 19th century. Row visited the family homestead many times as a child and thought of it “as the wildest place I’d ever seen.” In his teen years,…

SCREEN | Cherrie Yu

May 29 - September 12

Cherrie Yu is a 25 year old artist born in Xi’an, China. She currently lives and works from Chicago, IL. She holds a bachelor degree in English Literature at the College of William and Mary, and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has shown work at Chicago Cultural Center, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Links Hall and Mana Contemporary Chicago. She has been an artist in residence at ACRE, Contemporary Calgary Museum, and a visiting…

Aaron T Stephan | Simple Twist of Fate

June 29 - August 31

The Portland-based artist is presenting his monumental sculpture, Simple Twist of Fate (2020) in CMCA’s public courtyard from June 29 through August 31, 2021. The sculpture is composed of interlocking, hand-twisted concrete blocks that form a free-standing spiral structure. Stephan has also used dye in casting the blocks, resulting in two shades of gray and pink that accentuate the twisting movement of the piece. The sculpture’s spiral form and color palette dynamically capture light and shadow in a multitude of…

ArtLab | Open Studio

July 2 - September 11

Open Studios | Shape Shifting All Ages | Drop in | Friday and Saturday July – September *Closed August 13 & 20 David Row | Shape of Things Artist David Row creates spatially complex compositions that transform the two-dimensional surface into a multi-perspective space. These works encourage viewers to question what’s within the vibrant colors and beyond their spliced ellipses. His images reflect the shapes seen on the water and the vibrant colors of his international travels. Inspired by the…

*SOLD OUT* ArtCamp | Who Is Maine?

July 26 | 9:00 am - July 29 | 12:00 pm

ArtCamp | Week 2 Monday – Thursday, July 26 – 29 | 9:00am - 12:00pm Ages 8 – 13 | Limited to 10 campers CMCA Courtyard & ArtLab $175 CMCA member household; $200 non-member household Who Is Maine?  with instructor Suzanne Southworth This week we will be finding out more about Maine, looking closely at the summer exhibitions and creating personal works expressing our relationship to place. – Suzanne Southworth has been teaching art for over 15 years, with experience…

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