Rockland, Maine, March 10, 2017 —The Center for Maine Contemporary Art announces the launch of Sunday Salons, an engaging series of gallery talks and conversations related to the current exhibitions and topics in contemporary art. Sunday Salons are free with admission and take place on Sundays at CMCA, 21 Winter Street, Rockland, from 3-5pm.

On March 19, the first Sunday Salon brings together artist Sam Cady in conversation with Roger Dell, former Director of Education at the Farnsworth Art Museum. Dell and Cady will engage in a wide-ranging discussion, from the work on view in Cady’s current exhibition, Parts of the Whole, to what is originality in art? Audience members are invited to join in the conversation and to stay after the talk for drinks and further discussion.

Born in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, in 1943, Sam Cady has been sailing and exploring the coast of Maine his entire life. As an instructor at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, he commuted between New York and his home and studio in Friendship, Maine, where he lives today. The urban/rural divide that defined his life for so many years is evident in his subjects, ranging from highway overpasses to boats on jack stands.

Roger Dell was born in Manhattan and spent his childhood in Queens, often taking the subway into the city to visit some of the world’s finest museums. A lively and thoughtful conversationalist, Dell’s lifelong passion for art and commitment to making it accessible to all ages and levels of experience is evident in his exemplary career as a museum educator.

Upcoming Sunday Salon’s include: “Is Art Magic?” a spellbinding conversation with artist Sam Cady and David Raymond, Director, McCoy Gallery, Merrimack College, on April 9;  “Think Wrong” with graphic designer, educator, and thinker John Bielenberg on April 30; “Renewal & Form” with artist David Driskell on May 7; and “Father, Son & Piper Cub” with artist Mark Wethli and his father Ralph Wethli, on May 14.

For additional information on Sunday Salons and exhibitions at CMCA, please visit

CMCA is a contemporary arts institution presenting year-round exhibitions, engaging events and educational programs for all ages. Location: 21 Winter Street, Rockland, Maine. Hours: November through May, Wednesday – Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday, 1 pm to 5 pm; closed Federal Holidays. Admission $6; Children under 12 free; Members free. For more information, call 207.701.5005 or visit

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Above: CMCA Sunday Salon with Sam Cady and Roger Dell