Rockland, ME, May 24, 2019 — The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) is partnering with the Boston-based educational non-profit Bow Seat Ocean Awareness to present a special ArtLab for All Ages on Saturday, June 1, from 2 to 4pm. The workshop is free of charge and all materials will be provided.

Taking inspiration from the current Melt Down exhibition, the workshop will be led by Ren Bettencourt, an educator with Bow Seat. Participants will be introduced to hands-on art and science experiments illustrating the effects of acids on ocean life. Using a variety of pH solutions and specially treated papers, workshop participants will then create their own watercolor paintings to take home.

ArtLab for All Ages takes place on the first Saturday of every month at CMCA, 21 Winter Street, Rockland, and is always free and open to all. Support for ArtLab is provided in part by The Bob Crewe Foundation, The Cricket Foundation, First National Bank, Margaret E. Burnham Trust, Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust, Nellie Leaman Taft Foundation, Stephen & Tabitha King Foundation, 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, MaineHours: 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.