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PechaKucha Night | Rockport Opera House

January 25 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday, January 25 | 7-9pm $5 at the Rockport Opera House; doors open at 6:30pm PechaKucha Midcoast celebrates the creativity of our community through visual storytelling in a unique presentation format where individuals share their work, ideas, and creative process with a 20-second-per-image, 20-image slideshow. For more information, visit pechakucha.org. CMCA is a proud sponsor of PechaKucha Midcoast and this inaugural event for their 10th anniversary this year. Presenters: Anneli Skaar and Mark Kelly — Artists Heather Lyon — Performance artist Sara…

Performance | Eleanor Kipping | Strange Fruit

January 27 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sunday, January 27 | 3-5pm CMCA Members free; others with admission Join artist Eleanor Kipping for a performance in conjunction with her installation, Strange Fruit on view in the Biennial. Referencing pop culture iconography and American history, Kipping’s work addresses the Black female experience, taking pause to reflect on sexuality, physicality, and the knowledge of The Other. Kipping encourages community engagement, asking the viewer to examine intra/interracial terrains in their own lives and regions. Strange Fruit serves as both installation…

Who Do You Love? – IV

February 10 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sunday, February 10 | 3-5pm CMCA Members free; others with admission One of our most popular series! Join us as Biennial Artists share their art crushes—each artist presents three works of art by other artists that they love, and tells why. In this way, the audience is introduced to a wide range of art and gains insight into how artists look at art, how they take inspiration from the work of other artists, and how deep looking informs their own…

Art You Love | Annual Benefit Auction

February 14 - February 28

Bidding opens on February 14, noon | Closes on February 28, 5pm Just in time for Valentine's Day, our annual benefit art auction is back with fifty works of art to love. Representing the breadth of contemporary art making by artists connected to Maine, there is sure to be one or more works that tug on your heart strings. Give the gift of art to yourself or your loved ones—every auction purchase directly benefits CMCA’s exhibitions and educational programming. Don't…

Who Do You Love? – V

February 24 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sunday, February 24 | 3-5pm CMCA Members free; others with admission One of our most popular series! Join us as Biennial Artists share their art crushes—each artist presents three works of art by other artists that they love, and tells why. In this way, the audience is introduced to a wide range of art and gains insight into how artists look at art, how they take inspiration from the work of other artists, and how deep looking informs their own…

Melt Down + EBF Exhibition | Opening Reception

March 23 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Saturday, March 23, 2019 | 5:00-7:00pm Free Join us for an opening reception celebrating two new exhibitions: Melt Down and Wade Kavanaugh + Stephen B. Nguyen | Ellis-Beauregard Fellowship Exhibition. Melt Down, organized by CMCA curator emeritus Bruce Brown, presents the work of 10 lens-based artists whose work gives evidence to the undeniable impact of climate change on the fragile environments of the Arctic and Antarctic. Through their experiences recording and responding to the visible and visceral markers of irrefutable change, the artists bring…

Out There | Music/Video Performance by Princess

May 3 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free and open to the public Join us for May’s First Friday featuring art-pop psychedelic duo Princess (Alexis Gideon and Michael O’Neill) performing the Midcoast Premiere of their live narrative video album Out There. Out There  (2019; 4K video, live performance; 55:20min) is a concept video album and live performance piece by the band Princess. It explores the role men ought to be playing during the current cultural reckoning of misogyny. The video’s science fiction narrative explores the power of the Divine Feminine through collaborations with JD Samson, visual…

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