Melt Down Artists Discuss “Capturing Ice”
Rockland, Maine, April 14, 2019 —The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) is offering a thought-provoking and educational lecture series in conjunction with the exhibition Melt Down: Ten Artists Respond to Climate Change in the Arctic and Antarctic.

The first event in the series takes place on Sunday, April 14, at 3pm, and features a panel discussion with artists John Eide, Ella Hudson, Jan Piribeck, and DM Witman, moderated by exhibition curator Bruce Brown. The event is free to CMCA members, others by admission. Participants are encouraged to stay following the talk for refreshments and further discussion.

Through their experiences recording and responding to the visible and visceral markers of irrefutable change in the Polar Regions, the artists in “Melt Down” bring these physically remote places and the compelling need for action to a wider audience. Their work provides a route for inspiring awareness and response when overwhelming data and science have failed to motivate.

“Melt Down” will be on view at CMCA through June 9. For further information about the exhibition and accompanying programs, 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, 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.