Rockland, ME, April 7, 2021 — The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) invites artists of all ages to join ArtLab educator Alexis Iammarino for fun, hands-on projects you can try at home as part of ArtLab April Vacation Week.

Taking inspiration from the 2020 CMCA Biennial, the video workshops will explore the works of artists Henry Austin and Richard Van Buren. Alternating daily between Facebook livestream and pre-recorded video, these open-ended artmaking experiences invite participants to use a variety of materials to explore the relationship between organic and inorganic as well as waking life and dreamstates. Participants are invited to engage in real time or revisit the videos at their convenience. A list of materials to be used in the workshops will be made available in advance on CMCA’s website.

Join Alexis on Facebook Livestream between 2:00-4:00pm on Monday, April 19 and Wednesday, April 21. Pre-recorded Video Activities with exploratory prompts will be posted to Facebook on Tuesday, April 20 and Thursday, April 22 by noon, followed by a Zoom show and tell at 3:30 pm. To participate, email for the Zoom Link and Password.

For local participants, complimentary ArtKits are available for pick up at CMCA during open hours on Thursday, April 15 through Saturday, April 18.

ArtLab Vacation Week is made possible by the support of Wells Fargo, Margaret E. Burnham Trust, Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust, and individual donors.




CMCA is a contemporary arts institution presenting year-round exhibitions, engaging events, and educational programs for all ages.

Location: 21 Winter Street, Rockland, ME. 
Spring Hours: Thursday – Saturday: 11am – 5pm | Sunday: 12 – 5pm
Closed Federal holidays.

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Below: ArtLab Vacation Week Video Series from CMCA