Rockland, Maine, April 26, 2019 —The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) invites the public to celebrate the inaugural First Friday of 2019 on May 3, from 5-8pm, with a special performance by art-pop duo Princess at 7pm. Free admission to CMCA during 2019 First Fridays is made possible thanks to the support of Wells Fargo.

Princess (Alexis Gideon and Michael O’Neill) will perform the Mid-coast premiere of their live narrative video album, Out There. The psychedelic, audio-visual performance explores the power of the Divine Feminine through a Science-Fiction narrative alongside collaborations with JD Samson, visual artist Jennifer Meridian, and the band TEEN. Princess will perform live music accompanying the visual display. Come ready to dance, or simply enjoy the show!

Princess began their forty city tour of Out There at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, and have continued on to perform at The Bass Museum in Miami Beach, The Lab in San Francisco, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland, the DePaul Museum of Art in Chicago, and a sold-out show at the New Museum in New York City. The two have been coming to Maine to find creative inspiration since 2002.

Also on view are CMCA’s two current exhibitions: Melt Down, featuring the work of ten Maine artists responding to climate change in the polar regions, and Hubris AtëNemesis, an immersive, site-specific installation by Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Fellows, Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen, inspired by the Maine landscape.


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, 10am to 5pm; Sunday, 12 to 5pm; June through October, Monday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm, Sunday, 12 to 5pm. Closed Federal holidays. Admission $8; Seniors (65+) and students with ID $6; children under 18 free; CMCA members free.