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September 2017

Sunday Salon | Linden Frederick + Tess Gerritsen

September 17, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Sunday, September 17, 3-5pm Free to CMCA members; others with admission Join us for a Sunday Salon featuring artist Linden Frederick in conversation with author Tess Gerritsen on their collaboration, "Takeout," a short story paired with Frederick's painting of the same name, featured in the newly published book, Night Stories: Fifteen Paintings and The Stories They Inspired. The exhibition, Night Stories, and the accompanying book, have been eight years in the making. When artist Linden Frederick (b. 1953) realized a growing…

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The Kindling Fund | Information Session

September 20, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Join us for an info session on the Kindling Fund at CMCA. The Kindling Fund supports artist-organized projects that engage audiences in meaningful ways. With a focus on risk and experimentation, the Fund distributes grants ranging from $1,500 - $5,000 to Maine artists. Successful applications value unconventional engagement, critical dialogue, collaboration, and create new models for presenting artists’ work. DEADLINE TO APPLY SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2017 at 11:59pm For more information visit kindlingfund.org The Kindling Fund is administered by SPACE Gallery…

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Screen | Heather Lyon | MILK, ROLL, WRAP

September 25, 2017 - February 14, 2018
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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A sculptor who works with unlikely materials, ranging from rebar to sequins to milk, Heather Lyon’s (b. 1975) most recent work includes task-based performance videos, which question interpersonal relationships and the ways we negotiate longing, loss, desire, power and vulnerability. MILK was created during a residency at Pinea Linea de Costa in the southern coastal town of Rota, Spain. Lyon is seated in a tower once belonging to a nunnery that was the only built structure remaining after a Tsunami devastated the town in…

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Tuesday Talk | Linden Frederick

September 26, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Tuesday, September 26, 5:30pm Free to CMCA members + others with admission; limited to 50 people only! By popular demand, artist Linden Frederick is hosting a second Tuesday Talk! Join us as he discusses his current exhibition Night Stories, a collaboration with 15 noted authors. Stay after the talk for refreshments and further conversation. The exhibition, Night Stories, and the accompanying book, have been eight years in the making. When artist Linden Frederick (b. 1953) realized a growing number of…

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October 2017

October First Friday

October 6, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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October 6, 5-8pm Free and open to the public Firepit and marshmallow roasting in the Courtyard! Free admission! Art to see all over town!

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Sunday Salon | Linden Frederick + Richard Russo

October 22, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Sunday, October 22, 3-5pm Free with admission; seating is limited to 75. This event is now SOLD OUT. Join us for a Sunday Salon featuring artist Linden Frederick in conversation with author Richard Russo on their collaboration, "Downstairs," a short story paired with Frederick's painting of the same name, featured in the newly published book, Night Stories: Fifteen Paintings and The Stories They Inspired. The exhibition, Night Stories, and the accompanying book, have been eight years in the making. When artist…

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2017 Halloween Bash

October 28, 2017 | 8:00 pm - October 29, 2017 | 12:00 am
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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$10 – $20
Where will you be in the Parallel Universe?

Saturday, October 28, 8pm-midnight $10 CMCA Members | $20 Non-members TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR! Who will you be in the Parallel Universe? You won't want to miss out an otherworldly experience of a lifetime! Music | The Dolphin Strikers Cash Bar | Café Miranda Costume Contest | Best Themed, Individual, Pair, + Group (2+) Make it an overnight! Stay Saturday evening in Rockland with special discount rates, thanks to our friends at: 250 Main, Lindsey Hotel, Old Granite Inn, Rockland Harbor Hotel We thank…

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November 2017

First Friday | November

November 3, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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November 3, 5-8pm Free and open to the public Stop by our courtyard for a SURPRISE and ArtLab Open Studio for a free, hands-on project! Artist Nate Davis of Steel House has created, for one-night only, an algorithmic, interactive projection for our lobby wall. Stop by to check it out!

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Opening Reception | Materiality

November 11, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Saturday, November 11, 5-7pm Free and open to the public Join us for the opening of the exhibition Materiality | The Matter of Matter featuring the work of artists Jackie Brown, Stephanie Cardon, Lisa Kellner, Adam Lampton, Jonathan Mess, Loretta Park, Gelah Penn, Ben Potter, Shannon Rankin, Emilie Stark-Menneg, Aaron T Stephan, and Ian Trask.  

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Sunday Salon | Curator Steven Matijcio

November 19, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Sunday, November 19, 3-5pm Free to CMCA members; others with admission Join us for an engaging talk with special guest Steven Matijcio, Curator at Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. Matijcio's talk will address one of the most vexing and challenging questions facing non-profit art centers and museums: how to compete for audiences and attention in the age of Netflix, streaming services, and home-based entertainment? How does an arts organization tackle this challenge when virtual and screen-based experiences are ever more seductive and…

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December 2017

Sunday Salon | Materiality I

December 3, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Sunday, December 3, 3-5pm Free to CMCA members; others with admission Join us for an engaging talk with artists Adam Lampton, Ben Potter and Ian Trask discussing their work in the current exhibition Materiality | The Matter of Matter. Stay after the talk for further conversation and refreshments. Using household materials and small-scale models, Adam Lampton (South Portland, ME) is trying to make visible the image of Colorado’s Front Range that he has constructed in his head since leaving the region…

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Sunday Salon | Materiality II

December 10, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Sunday, December 10, 3-5pm Free to CMCA members; others with admission Join us for a performance and an engaging talk with Heather Lyon, on view as our SCREEN artist, CMCA’s ongoing series exhibiting current video art, and in conjunction with the current exhibition Materiality | The Matter of Matter. Stay after the talk for further conversation and refreshments. A sculptor who works with unlikely materials, ranging from rebar to sequins to milk, Heather Lyon’s (Blue Hill, ME) most recent work includes task-based performance videos, which question…

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Sunday Salon | Materiality III

December 17, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Sunday, December 17, 3-5pm Free to CMCA members; others with admission Join us for a talk with artists Stephanie Cardon, Lisa Kellner, Loretta Park and Emilie Stark-Menneg discussing their work in the exhibition Materiality | The Matter of Matter. Stay after the talk for further conversation and refreshments. Stephanie Cardon (Cushing, ME + Roslindale, MA) combines and contrasts materials and colors in her work that commonly belong to the realm of construction and infrastructure; concrete, wire or debris-netting mix with stereotypically feminine…

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January 2018

Art for Us | Session Three

January 21, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Sunday, January 21, 2 pm, CMCA | Snow date - Monday, January 22, 2pm $30 Farnsworth and CMCA members; $36 Non-members - Full Series $10 Farnsworth and CMCA members; $12 Non-members - Per Session ** SEATING IS LIMITED ** advanced ticketing is highly recommended ** CMCA and the Farnsworth Art Museum are co-presenting "Art for Us," a four-part discussion series led by Museum Educator Roger Dell during the month of January 2018. Presented over four consecutive Sundays, January 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 2pm,…

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Art for Us | Session Four

January 28, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Sunday, January 28, 2 pm, CMCA | Snow date - Monday, January 29, 2pm $30 Farnsworth and CMCA members; $36 Non-members - Full Series $10 Farnsworth and CMCA members; $12 Non-members - Per Session ** SEATING IS LIMITED ** advanced ticketing is highly recommended ** CMCA and the Farnsworth Art Museum are co-presenting "Art for Us," a four-part discussion series led by Museum Educator Roger Dell during the month of January 2018. Presented over four consecutive Sundays, January 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 2pm, participants…

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February 2018

Sunday Salon | Materiality IV

February 4, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Sunday, February 4, 3-5pm Free to CMCA members; others with admission Join us for an engaging talk with artists Jackie Brown, Jonathan Mess and Aaron T Stephan discussing their work in the exhibition Materiality | The Matter of Matter. Stay after the talk for further conversation and refreshments. Jackie Brown's work stems from an interest in nature, science, and living systems. It is especially compelled by the idea that nature is malleable, that it can shift and adapt with limitless…

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2018 Benefit Auction

February 14, 2018 - February 28, 2018
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Bidding opens on February 14, noon | Closes on February 28, 5pm Online Preview begins February 5 Art You Love! Just in time for Valentine’s Day, CMCA is partnering with Paddle8 for its annual online benefit fine art auction. Your opportunity to purchase fabulous works of art by artists at all stages of their careers, and all with ties to Maine. Every auction purchase benefits CMCA and its exhibition and educational programming. Don’t miss out – bid early and often…

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Screen | Adam Lampton | Museums

February 15, 2018 - June 3, 2018
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Using the physical structure of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art and MASS MoCA as starting points, Adam Lampton is interested in how the specific architecture of these museums relates to the geography around them. In both of the short videos presented in Screen, he suggests alternate lives for these spaces. In CMCA in Three Alternative Landscapes, Lampton questions how the landscape influences one’s understanding of the museum. Is there anything that is supremely important to the mission of the museum in being a building…

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Opening Reception | Boundaries

February 18, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Sunday, February 18 | 1-4p Free to Camden Conference Passholders + Members; others with admission Please join us for the Opening Reception of Boundaries | Richard Blanco + Jacob Bond Hessler, with a special reading by poet Richard Blanco at 1:30pm. The exhibition will open in conjunction with the 2018 Camden Conference, with free admission for Camden Conference Passholders throughout the weekend. Boundaries is a recent collaborative project between Obama Presidential Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco and contemporary landscape photographer Jacob Bond Hessler. Together, Blanco’s poems…

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March 2018

Artist Reception | John Moore

March 17, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Saturday, March 17 | 4-6pm Free to CMCA members; others with admission Please join us in celebrating artist John Moore and the exhibition Resonance, a ten-year survey of his work.

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Artist Reception | KJ Shows

March 17, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Saturday, March 17 | 4-6pm Free to CMCA members; others with admission Please join us for a reception celebrating artist KJ Shows and the exhibition Portrait of an Artist, featuring the artist's series of shoe portraits.

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Tuesday Talk | Bethany Engstrom

March 20, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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March 20, 5:30-6:30p Free and open to the public Join CMCA’s Associate Curator Bethany Engstrom for a discussion of her current projects as Artist-in-Residence with the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation. Following the talk at CMCA, you are invited to join Engstrom for an Open Studio visit at Studio 214, Lincoln Street Center, 24 Lincoln Street, Rockland. As an artist, Engstrom explores the perception of experience and space through objects, installation, audio, and video. Currently living and working in Belfast, Maine, she attended…

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April 2018

Sunday Salon | Anne Goodyear

April 15, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Sunday, April 15 | 3-5pm CMCA Members free; others with admission Join us for a Sunday Salon with Co-Director of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art Anne Goodyear as she speaks about contemporary portraiture in relation to the current exhibition Portrait of an Artist | KJ Shows. A graduate of Brown University (A.B.) and the University of Texas at Austin (M.A., Ph.D.), Anne Goodyear specializes in modern and contemporary American art. Prior to her current position at Bowdoin College in…

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Sunday Salon | Artists in Conversation

April 22, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Sunday, April 22, 3-5pm CMCA Members free; others with admission How do artists see—and talk about—other artists work? Join us for a wide-ranging and fascinating discussion between painters John Moore and Sam Cady, two artists renowned for their visual acuity and unique perspectives on representation. John Moore's work is featured in the current exhibition Resonance; Cady's work was the subject of the exhibition, Sam Cady | Parts of the Whole, presented at CMCA in Spring 2017. John Moore (b. 1941;…

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Sunday Salon | Young Voices on Boundaries

April 29, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Sunday, April 29, 3-5pm CMCA Members free; others with admission What do young writers in Maine think of the boundaries in their lives? Please join The Telling Room, a nonprofit that empowers young artists through writing and shares their stories with the world, for an afternoon of poetry, prose, and lively discussion. Teenage writers Liam, Nafviso, Sarah, and Zainab will read original work, followed by a Q & A. Presented in conjunction with the current exhibition Boundaries | Richard Blanco…

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May 2018

First Friday | May

May 4, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Friday, May 4 | 5-8pm Free and open to the public Stop by our courtyard for a SURPRISE event and ArtLab OpenStudio for a free, hands-on project!

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Sunday Salon | Resonance

May 6, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Sunday, May 6, 3-5pm CMCA Members free, others with admission Join us for a Sunday Salon featuring artist John Moore in conversation with Christopher Crosman, former Director, Farnsworth Art Museum and founding Chief Curator, Crystal Bridges Museum of Art. Stay afterwards for refreshments and further conversation. In his essay for the catalog accompanying the exhibition Resonance | John Moore, Crosman describes Moore's paintings as “adamantly apolitical, recording spaces that are at once remote and vaguely familiar, fragmented and whole, distanced…

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Confronting Boundaries | Ellen Goldsmith

May 12, 2018 | 2:00 am - 4:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Saturday, May 12 | 2-4 pm CMCA Members free, others with admission; pre-registration recommended below | limited to 12; for assistance, please contact Jean Thompson at jthompson@cmcanow.org OR 207 701 5005 Join poet Ellen Goldsmith for an afternoon workshop exploring the theme of boundaries, both explicit and implicit, inspired by the current exhibition, Boundaries, a collaboration between landscape photographer Jacob Bond Hessler and Presidential Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco. Ellen Goldsmith is the author of three poetry collections, Where to Look, Such Distances, and No Pine Tree…

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Sunday Salon | Sole of the Artist

May 20, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Sunday, May 20, 3-5pm CMCA Members free; others with admission Join artist Nancy Kureth, former Director of The Twin Cities Creative Council and Co-Founder of the Biddeford Art Walk, for an intimate, fun, colorful, and insightful presentation on her friend and fellow artist, KJ Shows. Kureth is a frequent visitor to Shows' Kennebunk studio, where Kureth "talks to the back of my head," says Shows, as she paints at her easel. From this running conversation, the artists discuss art, life,…

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June 2018

First Friday | June

June 1, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Friday, June 1 | 5-8pm Free and open to the public Stop by our courtyard for a SURPRISE event and ArtLab OpenStudio for a free, hands-on project!

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Screen | B. R. A. C. E.

June 4, 2018 - October 28, 2018
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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B. R. A. C. E., MASS MoCA documents an obstacle course/performance/installation created by artist Patricia Brace while in a residency at MASS MoCA in 2018. The video features Brace, with artists Vered Snear, Danielle Andress, Chris Williford, Elisabeth Smolarz, and Hyo Jin Yoo, performing within an immersive, hard-edge, abstract, red, green, and blue environment. Wearing corresponding red, green, and blue B. R. A. C. E. costumes, in each act, performers activate the space with collaborative and improvisational feminist sketches. Bifurcated…

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Katie Kehoe | Provisions for Buoyancy

June 10, 2018 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Sunday, June 10 | 11:30am-1pm Community performance/action | CMCA Courtyard Free and open to the public Join interdisciplinary artist Katie Kehoe and Lead Educator Alexis Iammarino for a community performance/action in the CMCA courtyard. The event is part of Kehoe’s current project, Provisions for Buoyancy, a series of performances along the eastern seaboard that explore the projected impact of climate change and the adaptive reuse of materials. The public is invited to engage in and observe the performance. The event at CMCA concludes Kehoe’s four-day residency…

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DAFNA MAIMON + ETHAN HAYES-CHUTE | CAMP SOLONG: FUN-RAISING

June 16, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Saturday, June 16 | 2-7pm Performance | CMCA Courtyard Free and open to the public Enjoy an afternoon of lemonade and farewells with artists Dafna Maimon and Ethan Hayes-Chute in the CMCA courtyard during Rockland's Summer Solstice Celebration. Learn about saying goodbye at Camp Solong, where we stay to leave. Camp Solong presents a Fun-Raising event to inform and recruit campers and friends for the upcoming camp session. Camp Solong is an ongoing collaboration between artists Dafna Maimon (Porvoo, Finland) and…

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The Art Party

June 29, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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$225 – $500

Friday, June 29, 6-9pm | After The Art Party, 9pm-midnight Tickets to the event are available at two levels and can be combined: Art Party Ticket - $250 each/$225 CMCA members Artist Sponsor Ticket - $500 each/$450 CMCA members The purchase of an Artist Sponsor ticket allows CMCA to extend a complimentary ticket to an artist who may otherwise be unable to attend. Artist Sponsor ticket-buyers will receive a unique John Bisbee mini sculpture (which can also be worn as…

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The Art Party 2018 | Silent Auction Preview

June 29, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Friday, June 29 | 6-8:30pm Live bidding at CMCA The Art Party; absentee bids accepted through 5pm, June 28. Contact hello@cmcanow.org or call (207) 701-5005 to place absentee bid(s). FINE ART Lot #1 Alex Katz, Flowers 2, 2017 Archival pigment inks on Crane Museo Max paper Image and paper size: 22 ¾ x 38 ½ in. Edition of 100, signed and numbered by the artist Published by Lococo Fine Art, exclusively for CMCA LAST ONE! Retail value: $4,500 framed; minimum bid…

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July 2018

First Friday | July

July 6, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Friday, July 6 | 5-8pm Free and open to the public Celebrate summer at CMCA with the public opening of our new exhibitions! Downtown Rockland comes alive during First Friday Art Walk. Come see what the buzz is about in the Art Capital of Maine. Stop by our courtyard for a special performance by the artist collective B.R.A.C.E. and ArtLab OpenStudio for a free, hands-on project!

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Artful Living Tour 2018

July 10, 2018
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Tuesday, July 10 | 9am – 5:30pm Exclusive to CMCA Members | $175 each ($100 tax-deductible); includes lunch and transportation. Members may purchase up to two tickets each. Owl’s Head & the St. George Peninsula | Where Art & Nature Meet Board the bus at CMCA in Rockland for our much-anticipated, always sold-out, daylong tour of artful homes and gardens in Midcoast Maine. We begin this year's tour in Owl’s Head with a visit to a young family’s chic, boldly…

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Tuesday Talk | Studio Flood

July 17, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Tuesday, July 17 | 5:30-7:30pm CMCA Members free; others with admission Join us for a Tuesday Talk with artist Tom Burckhardt as he discusses his current exhibition. Studio Flood is a life-size, walk-in installation executed entirely in cardboard and black paint, and centered on the image of an artist’s studio that has experienced a catastrophic flood. Here the floor plane, now an extended surface of water, appears above our heads. One’s world is turned upside down, both figuratively and literally. In the…

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2nd Annual Maine + Florida Reception

July 18, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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2nd Annual Maine + Florida Reception  July 18 | 5-7pm; free Join CMCA in celebrating our 2nd Annual Maine + Florida Reception. The evening will be filled with cocktails and conversation as we toast to our shared connections made possible by artists and art-lovers from these two great states. If you are a CMCA member who resides in Maine and Florida, come raise a glass, make new connections, and see our new exhibitions. To RSVP or for more information, please…

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VIP Reception + Tickets | 2018 Distinguished Lecture | Dr. Lonnie G. Bunch III

July 24, 2018 | 4:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Tuesday, July 24 | Event begins 4:00pm $15 CMCA members; $20 non-members You are cordially invited to join us for an afternoon reception hosted by Sylvia and Eddie Brown, honoring CMCA’s 2018 Distinguished Lecturer, Dr. Lonnie G. Bunch III, Founding Director, National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), Smithsonian Institution. Dr. Bunch will present his lecture, “The Challenge of Building a National Museum,” at 5:30pm, at The Strand Theatre, adjacent to CMCA. Dr. Bunch will be introduced by artist, Dr. David…

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August 2018

First Friday | August

August 3, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Friday, August 3 | 5-8pm Free and open to the public Stop by our courtyard for a SURPRISE event and ArtLab OpenStudio for a free, hands-on project!

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Tuesday Talk | The Appearance of Things

August 21, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Tuesday, August 21 | 5:30-7:30pm CMCA Members free; others with admission Join us for a Tuesday Talk with photographer Jocelyn Lee in conversation with Edward Earle, former Curator of Collections at the International Center of Photography, NYC. Lee and Earle will discuss the historical underpinnings of Lee’s work on view in her current solo exhibition, The Appearance of Things, as well as new directions in portraiture, landscape, and documentary photography. Writing in The New Yorker, Rebecca Bengal, describes Lee’s work…

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September 2018

First Friday | September

September 7, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Friday, September 7 | 5-8pm Free and open to the public Stop by our courtyard for LIVE MUSIC by Sam Kyzivat and ArtLab OpenStudio for a free, hands-on project!

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Saturday Speak | Studio Flood

September 15, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Saturday, September 15 | 3-4pm CMCA Members free; others with admission Join us for a Saturday Speak with artist Tom Burckhardt as he discusses the genesis of his current exhibition. Studio Flood is a life-size, walk-in installation executed entirely in cardboard and black paint, and centered on the image of an artist’s studio that has experienced a catastrophic flood. Called “one of the most interesting artists of his generation” by art critic John Yau, Burckhardt’s work has been shown nationally and internationally,…

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Tuesday Talk | New Gallery Models in Maine

September 25, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Tuesday, September 25 | 5:30-7:30pm CMCA Members free; others with admission Join us for a Tuesday Talk on September 25, at 5:30pm, with gallerists Tobias Czudej of Waldo Exhibitions, Rockport, and Grant Wahlquist of Grant Wahlquist Gallery, Portland, to discuss "New Gallery Models in Maine." Czudej and Wahlquist are breaking the mold of traditional galleries in the state by bringing cutting-edge national and international contemporary art to their recently opened exhibition venues in Rockport and Portland. Under Tobias Czudej's direction, Waldo Exhibitions is conceived as a series of temporary exhibitions in…

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October 2018

First Friday | October

October 5, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Friday, October 5 | 5-8pm Free and open to the public Get the HOLE story! Stop by our courtyard during October’s First Friday Art Walk as we celebrate the Maine origins of the donut hole. Gather around the fire pit to hear artist Alexis Iammarino read from her recently published catalogue, Hole History: Origins of the American-style Donut. Books will be available for sale and signing. To mark the occasion, Genevieve Johnson, one of the original Hole History artists, will recreate her elegant and…

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Making Migration Visible | A Shared Space

October 13, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Saturday, October 13, 1-4pm Free and open to the public A Shared Space | Lewiston by Daniel Quintanilla, Shuab Ahmed Mahat, and Hilowle Aden is a pop-up immersive 360° virtual reality experience inviting all of us to ask questions about the physical and social spaces we inhabit and what we lose when we are out of contact with one another. A Shared Space tells the story of friends Hilowle and Shuab, who grew up in Dadaab, Kenya– the largest refugee camp in…

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John Bisbee | Gallery Talk & Book Signing

October 13, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Saturday, October 13, 3-5pm CMCA Members free; others with admission Join us for a conversation and book signing with artist John Bisbee as we celebrate the release of the exhibition catalog, American Steel. The 64-page, fully illustrated, hardcover, 11 x 11 inch, catalog includes a foreword by CMCA Director Suzette McAvoy and an essay by Glenn Adamson, Senior Scholar at the Yale Center for British Art and former Director of the Museum of Arts and Design, NYC. Catalog designed by Maeve O'Regan,…

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CANCELED – 2018 Halloween Bash | Dark Matter

October 27, 2018 | 8:00 pm - October 28, 2018 | 12:00 am
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS. Saturday, October 27, 8pm-midnight $10 CMCA Members | $20 Non-members Step inside the galaxy! Immerse yourself in the invisible dark matter! Don't forget your dancing shoes and get ready for music, installations, and more. Music | DJ Red Tide Cash Bar | Café Miranda Costume Contest | Best Themed, Individual, Pair, + Group (2+)

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November 2018

2018 CMCA Biennial

November 3, 2018 - January 19, 2019
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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  2018 CMCA Biennial Taking place in the fall of even-numbered years, the CMCA Biennial is an open, statewide juried exhibition featuring work in all mediums produced by the selected artists in the past two years. A snapshot of Maine’s vibrant contemporary art scene, the CMCA Biennial dates back to 1978 and is the longest-running juried competition in the state. Jurors for 2018 are Kate Green, Guest Director of Marfa Contemporary, Marfa, Texas, and Robin K. Williams, Ford Curatorial Fellow…

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2018 CMCA Biennial

November 3, 2018 - March 3, 2019
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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    Click on any "blue dot" for label copy and link to artist's website. — CMCA Biennial 2018 Taking place in the fall of even-numbered years, the CMCA Biennial is an open, statewide juried exhibition featuring work in all mediums produced by the selected artists in the past two years. A snapshot of Maine’s vibrant contemporary art scene, the CMCA Biennial dates back to 1978 and is the longest-running juried competition in the state. Jurors for 2018 are Kate…

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CMCA Biennial 2018 | Opening Reception

November 3, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Saturday, November 3, 2018 | 5:00-7:00pm Free Join us for the opening reception of the CMCA Biennial 2018. Taking place in the fall of even-numbered years, the CMCA Biennial is an open, statewide juried exhibition featuring work in all mediums produced by the selected artists in the past two years. A snapshot of Maine’s vibrant contemporary art scene, the CMCA Biennial dates back to 1978 and is the longest-running juried competition in the state. Jurors for 2018 are Kate Green,…

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Tuesday Talk | Elaine K. Ng

November 13, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Tuesday, November 13 | 5:30-6:30pm Free and open to the public  Join us for a Tuesday Talk with Biennial artist Elaine K. Ng, who will speak about her recent work and share information about her experience this past year as a 2017-18 Fulbright Research Fellow at the Graduate Institute of Applied Arts at Tainan National University of the Arts in Taiwan. During her Fulbright Fellowship, Ng worked primarily in ceramics and fiber exploring the visual language of cultural hybridization in Taiwan and tying it to ideas about…

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December 2018

Who Do You Love? – I

December 2, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Sunday, December 2 | 3-5pm CMCA Members free; others with admission One of our most popular series! Join us as Biennial Artists share their art crushes—each artist presents three works of art by other artists that they love, and tells why. In this way, the audience is introduced to a wide range of art and gains insight into how artists look at art, how they take inspiration from the work of other artists, and how deep looking informs their own…

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Who Do You Love? – II

December 16, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Sunday, December 16 | 3-5pm CMCA Members free; others with admission One of our most popular series! Join us as Biennial Artists share their art crushes—each artist presents three works of art by other artists that they love, and tells why. In this way, the audience is introduced to a wide range of art and gains insight into how artists look at art, how they take inspiration from the work of other artists, and how deep looking informs their own…

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January 2019

Who Do You Love? – III

January 6, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Sunday, January 6 | 3-5pm CMCA Members free; others with admission One of our most popular series! Join us as Biennial Artists share their art crushes—each artist presents three works of art by other artists that they love, and tells why. In this way, the audience is introduced to a wide range of art and gains insight into how artists look at art, how they take inspiration from the work of other artists, and how deep looking informs their own…

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Performance | Eleanor Kipping | Strange Fruit

January 27, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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The performance has been canceled due to building maintenance. Sunday, January 27 | 3-5pm CMCA Members free; others with admission Join artist Eleanor Kipping for a performance in conjunction with her installation, Strange Fruit on view in the Biennial. Referencing pop culture iconography and American history, Kipping’s work addresses the Black female experience, taking pause to reflect on sexuality, physicality, and the knowledge of The Other. Kipping encourages community engagement, asking the viewer to examine intra/interracial terrains in their own…

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March 2019

Screen | Andrew Ellis Johnson + Susanne Slavick | RESORT + QUENCH

March 23, 2019 - June 23, 2019
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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RESORT and QUENCH are two recent collaborative video works by artists Andrew Ellis Johnson and Susanne Slavick that frame the global refugee and migration crisis through the lens of the sea. In RESORT, 2016, the immensity of the sea is oddly stilled. There is no lull in the light that cycles from dawn to dusk across a sandy stage. The bodies that lounge on beach chairs are absent, unavailable or unwilling to assist those bodies that are anxious, vulnerable and…

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Melt Down + EBF Exhibition | Opening Reception

March 23, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Saturday, March 23, 2019 | 5:00-7:00pm Free Join us for an opening reception celebrating two new exhibitions: Melt Down and Wade Kavanaugh + Stephen B. Nguyen | Ellis-Beauregard Fellowship Exhibition. Melt Down, organized by CMCA curator emeritus Bruce Brown, presents the work of 10 lens-based artists whose work gives evidence to the undeniable impact of climate change on the fragile environments of the Arctic and Antarctic. Through their experiences recording and responding to the visible and visceral markers of irrefutable change, the artists bring…

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April 2019

Sunday Salon | Melt Down | Capturing Ice

April 14, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Sunday, April 14 | 3-5pm CMCA Members free; others with admission Join us for a Sunday Salon panel discussion with Melt Down artists John Eide, Ella Hudson, Jan Piribeck, and DM Witman, moderated by exhibition curator Bruce Brown.

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May 2019

First Friday | May | Performance by Princess

May 3, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Friday, May 3 | 5-8pm Free and open to the public Join us for May’s First Friday Art Walk featuring art-pop psychedelic duo Princess (Alexis Gideon and Michael O’Neill) performing the Midcoast premiere of their live narrative video album, Out There. Come and enjoy the fire pit in the courtyard and free admission to our galleries. Performance will begin at 7pm. Out There is a psychedelic, audio-visual performance that explores the power of the Divine Feminine through a Science-Fiction narrative alongside collaborations with JD Samson, visual artist Jennifer Meridian, and…

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Sunday Salon | Melt Down | One World

May 5, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Sunday, May 5 | 3-5pm CMCA Members free; others with admission Join us for a Sunday Salon conversation with Melt Down artist John Paul Caponigro and Peter Neill, founding director, World Ocean Observatory.

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Sunday Salon | Melt Down | Arctic Residencies

May 19, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Sunday, May 19 | 3-5pm CMCA Members free; others with admission Join us for a Sunday Salon panel discussion with Melt Down artists Jonathan Laurence, Justin Levesque, Jim Nickelson, and Shoshannah White as they share opportunities and experiences of Arctic Residencies.

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June 2019

Tuesday Talk | Melt Down | Arctic Observations

June 4, 2019 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Tuesday, June 4 | 5:30-7:30pm CMCA Members free; others with admission Join us for a Tuesday Talk with Melt Down photographer Peter Ralston as he shares images, observations, and tales of Greenland and the Northwest Passage.

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First Friday | June

June 7, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Friday, June 7 | 5-8pm Free and open to the public Catch a last look at our spring exhibitions before they close! Enjoy free admission to our galleries, refreshments, and a fire pit in our courtyard for Rockland's First Friday Art Walk. Free admission to CMCA during First Fridays in 2019 is made possible thanks to the support of Wells Fargo.

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The Art Party

June 28, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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$225 – $500

The Art Party 2019 | Friday evening, June 28 Join us for a festive evening celebrating our summer exhibitions | Click here to purchase tickets Ann Craven | Birds We Know Dan Mills | Human Topographies Tectonic Industries | Dreams Can Come True 6:00-9:00 PM Cocktails, oyster bar, moveable feast, silent auction Trillium Caters | Otter Cove Oysters 9:00- Midnight After party, DJ, dancing, beer + wine included DJ Owen Cartwright | Yellow Barn | 20 Winter Street Reservations required…

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The Art Party 2019 | Silent Auction Preview

June 28, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Friday, June 28 | 6-8:30pm Live bidding at CMCA The Art Party; for absentee bids, contact jthompson@cmcanow.org or call (207) 701-5005. CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL AUCTION LOTS Dinner at The Lost Kitchen – Lot #1 Exclusive Art Experiences – Lots #2-6 Fine Art and Fine Objects – Lots #7-9 Art Workshops and Services – Lots #10-17 Exceptional Experiences – Lots #18-30 Professional Services – Lots #31-37 Maine Adventures – Lots #38-43  Your opportunity to win exclusive fine art, tours,…

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After The Art Party

June 28, 2019 | 9:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Friday, June 28 | 9pm-midnight | Yellow Barn, 20 Winter Street $20 pre-sale + CMCA Members; $25 at door Beer and wine included; ages 21+ PURCHASE TICKETS NOW FOR THE PARTY OF THE SEASON! AFTER The Art Party, continue the celebration and dance into the night with DJ Owen Cartwright. Become a member or purchase tickets online before the event to save!

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Screen | Andrew Elijah Edwards | Monochromatic

June 29, 2019 - October 13, 2019
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Monochromatic presents two new 3D animations by artist Andrew Elijah Edwards. Based on a deep fascination with vision and looking, Edwards utilizes the transmutation of light through digital media in his animations. He creates work that explores the moving image as a medium for experimentation within a perceptual landscape of direct experience that lives on the outskirts of linguistic expression and a metaphysical power channeled through the imagination. His processes develop in fascination with the horizons of consciousness and new…

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July 2019

First Friday | July | Summer Exhibitions Opening

July 5, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Friday, July 5 | 5-8pm Free and open to the public Celebrate summer at CMCA with the public opening of our new exhibitions! Downtown Rockland comes alive during First Friday Art Walk. Come see what the buzz is about in the Art Capital of Maine. Sponsored by Wells Fargo

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Artful Living Tour 2019

July 9, 2019
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Tuesday, July 9, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm  | EVENT SOLD OUT! $175 per person; open only to Good Host members and above, limited to two tickets per person. Transportation, lunch, and afternoon refreshments included. Save the date for CMCA’s annual, much-anticipated, always sold-out, daylong tour of exceptional homes and collections in the Midcoast. Itinerary The daylong tour begins on the top of Dodge Mountain at the home and studios of artists Lauren Henkin and Richard Benari, publishers of Vela…

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3rd Annual Maine + Florida Reception

July 17, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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3rd Annual Maine + Florida Reception  July 17 | 5-7pm; free CMCA invites you to our 3rd Annual Maine + Florida Reception. The evening features a gallery talk with artist Ann Craven on her current exhibition, Birds We Know. Ann splits her time between Maine and New York City, and is represented in Florida at one of Miami’s hottest galleries, Nina Johnson. Join us for cocktails and conversation as we toast to our shared connections with artists and art lovers from these…

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Art New England | Destination: Coastal Maine

July 18, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Art New England | Destination: Coastal Maine Reception  July 18 | 6-8pm; free Please join Art New England as we celebrate summer and the publication of ANE's July/August 2019 issue, featuring "Destination: Coastal Maine." Meet ANE staff and fellow members of the New England art community. Enjoy wine, hors d'ouevres and conversation! We hope to see you there! Check out Art New England's event on Facebook.

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Tuesday Talk | Dan Mills | What’s in a Name?

July 30, 2019 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Tuesday, July 30 | 5:30-6:30pm CMCA Members free; others with admission Join us for a Tuesday Talk with exhibiting artist Dan Mills as he shares his process and finished work shown in Human Topographies.

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August 2019

First Friday | August

August 2, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Friday, August 2 | 5-8pm Free and open to the public Beat the heat with a visit to our galleries, hands-on activities in ArtLab, and BINGO in the courtyard. Fun and free for the whole family! Free admission to CMCA during First Fridays in 2019 is made possible thanks to the support of Wells Fargo.

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Tuesday Talk | Ann Craven + Chris Crosman

August 27, 2019 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Tuesday, August 27 | 5:30-6:30pm CMCA Members free; others with admission Join us for a Tuesday Talk with exhibiting artist Ann Craven in conversation with Chris Crosman about her exhibition, "Birds We Know".

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September 2019

First Friday | September

September 6, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Friday, September 6 | 5-8pm Free and open to the public Enjoy free admission to our galleries, refreshments, and a fire pit in our courtyard for Rockland's First Friday Art Walk. Free admission to CMCA during First Fridays in 2019 is made possible thanks to the support of Wells Fargo.

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*SOLD OUT* | David Driskell | A Life in Art, Gardening + Material Culture

September 8, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Sunday, September 8 | 4 pm EVENT SOLD OUT CMCA and Indigo Arts Alliance are proud to present David Driskell: A Life in Art, Gardening and Material Culture. Highly regarded as an artist, scholar and curator, David Driskell is one of the world’s leading authorities on African American Art. He has been the recipient of thirteen honorary doctorates and has contributed significantly to scholarship in the history of art on the role of Black artists in America.  His paintings and collages reflect his personal…

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Birds + Our Imagination | A Writing Workshop

September 14, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Saturday, September 14 | 1-3 pm Writing workshop with Ellen Goldsmith $30 to attend, cash or check day-of Birds capture our interest, attention and imagination. What do we see in them and where do they take us? We'll address this question from the perspectives of poetry and art. We'll begin by exploring poems by accomplished poets that feature birds. Next we'll spend time with Ann Craven's Birds We Know. Prompts or springboards will suggest directions for writing a poem or a paragraph.…

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Sunday Salon | Tectonic Industries

September 22, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Sunday, September 22 | 3-5 pm CMCA Members free; others with admission Join us for a Sunday Salon with exhibiting artists Lars Boye Jerlach and Helen Stringfellow of Tectonic Industries on their installation DREAMS CAN COME TRUE (if it's not working for you, you're not doing it right).

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Alan Magee: art is not a solace | Public Reception

September 27, 2019 | 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Friday, September 27 | 6:45pm Free and open to the public Join artist Alan Magee and filmmakers P. David Berez and David Wright for a reception and further conversation at CMCA following The Strand Theater’s public showing at 5:30pm of the documentary, Alan Magee: art is not a solace. Adam Hochschild, author of King Leopold’s Ghost, Bury The Chains, and To End All Wars, has said this about the documentary: “This is a remarkable film about a remarkable artist. It’s a long time since I’ve seen anything that so…

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October 2019

Kindling Fund Grant Workshop

October 2, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Wednesday, October 2 | 6-7 pm Free and open to the public Please join us for a Kindling Fund grant workshop presented by SPACE. The workshop will run for about an hour including a brief overview of the program and will coach audiences on how to create a competitive application and time for questions at the end. This workshop is free and open to the public. The Kindling Fund supports artist-organized projects that engage audiences and incorporate the visual arts…

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First Friday | October

October 4, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Friday, October 4 | 5-8pm Free and open to the public The last First Friday of the year! Enjoy free admission to our galleries, refreshments, and a fire pit in our courtyard for Rockland's First Friday Art Walk. Free admission to CMCA during First Fridays in 2019 is made possible thanks to the support of Wells Fargo.

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November 2019

Temporality | The Process of Time

November 2, 2019 - February 29, 2020
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Time is a material, too. – Joan Jonas Exploring ideas of repetition, duration, and process, Temporality looks at how contemporary artists are using time as a means of making. The exhibition explores the question of what is time, and how do we measure and give value to time? One certainty is that artists need time to make their work and viewers need time to look. In a society that’s constantly on the move, the artists included in the exhibition are…

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Temporality | The Process of Time | Main Gallery

November 2, 2019 - February 29, 2020
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Time is a material, too. – Joan Jonas Exploring ideas of repetition, duration, and process, Temporality looks at how contemporary artists are using time as a means of making. The exhibition explores the question of what is time, and how do we measure and give value to time? One certainty is that artists need time to make their work and viewers need time to look. In a society that’s constantly on the move, the artists included in the exhibition are…

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Temporality | The Process of Time | Bruce Brown Gallery

November 2, 2019 - February 29, 2020
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Time is a material, too. – Joan Jonas Exploring ideas of repetition, duration, and process, Temporality looks at how contemporary artists are using time as a means of making. The exhibition explores the question of what is time, and how do we measure and give value to time? One certainty is that artists need time to make their work and viewers need time to look. In a society that’s constantly on the move, the artists included in the exhibition are…

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Temporality | The Process of Time | Guy D. Hughes Gallery

November 2, 2019 - February 29, 2020
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Time is a material, too. – Joan Jonas Exploring ideas of repetition, duration, and process, Temporality looks at how contemporary artists are using time as a means of making. The exhibition explores the question of what is time, and how do we measure and give value to time? One certainty is that artists need time to make their work and viewers need time to look. In a society that’s constantly on the move, the artists included in the exhibition are…

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Temporality | The Process of Time | Karen + Rob Brace Hall

November 2, 2019 - February 29, 2020
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Time is a material, too. – Joan Jonas Exploring ideas of repetition, duration, and process, Temporality looks at how contemporary artists are using time as a means of making. The exhibition explores the question of what is time, and how do we measure and give value to time? One certainty is that artists need time to make their work and viewers need time to look. In a society that’s constantly on the move, the artists included in the exhibition are…

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Temporality | The Process of Time | Marilyn Moss Rockefeller Lobby

November 2, 2019 - February 29, 2020
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Time is a material, too. – Joan Jonas Exploring ideas of repetition, duration, and process, Temporality looks at how contemporary artists are using time as a means of making. The exhibition explores the question of what is time, and how do we measure and give value to time? One certainty is that artists need time to make their work and viewers need time to look. In a society that’s constantly on the move, the artists included in the exhibition are…

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Temporality | Opening Reception

November 2, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Saturday, November 2 | 5-7pm Free and open to the public Join CMCA for the opening reception of  our autumn exhibition; Temporality | The Process of Time. Exploring ideas of repetition, duration, and process, Temporality looks at how contemporary artists are using time as a means of making. The exhibition explores the question of what is time, and how do we measure and give value to time? One certainty is that artists need time to make their work and viewers need time…

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Sunday Salon | Temporality

November 24, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Sunday, November 24 | 3-5 pm CMCA Members free; others with admission Join us for a Sunday Salon with artists Astrid Bowlby, Amy Stacey Curtis, Carly Glovinski, and Deborah Wing-Sproul included in the exhibition Temporality | The Process of Time and hear how they use time as material in their work.

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January 2020

Sunday Salon | Temporality

January 5 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Sunday, January 5 | 3-5 pm CMCA Members free; others with admission Join us for a Sunday Salon with artists Caleb Charland, Clint Fulkerson, and Kate Russo included in the exhibition Temporality | The Process of Time and hear how they use time as material in their work.

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MidCoast Women’s Collective Voices: Art Lifts All

January 14 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Tuesday, January 14 | 6:30-7:45pm Free; open to all Panel: Susan Danly, Suzette McAvoy, Donna McNeil; moderator Vas Prabhu Art has the power to lift individuals, institutions and communities. Join three women leaders in the Maine arts community, Susan Danly, former Senior Curator at the Portland Museum of Art, CMCA Director Suzette McAvoy, and Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Director Donna McNeil, for an inspiring discussion on how their careers in the arts has led to mentorship and community building. Moderator is Vas…

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Sunday Salon | Temporality

January 26 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Sunday, January 26 | 3-5 pm CMCA Members free; others with admission Join us for a Sunday Salon with artists Nathan Kroms Davis, Grace DeGennaro, Danica Phelps, and Julie Poitras Santos included in the exhibition Temporality | The Process of Time and hear how they use time as material in their work.

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February 2020

Artist Toolbox Talk

February 2 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Sunday, February 2| 3-5 pm CMCA Members free; others with admission | No pre-registration necessary  Presented by Kim Bernard, The Artist Toolbox Talk introduces artists to the most critical skills they need to represent themselves and advance professionally in the changing dynamics of today’s arts and culture sectors. Creating a strong body of work is the most important part of being an artist, but then what? This presentation covers hi-priority topics such as photographing your work, websites, gallery representation, pricing,…

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Temporality | Ariel Hall Performance + Closing Reception

February 23 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Sunday, February 23 | 12-3pm Free and open to the public Join CMCA for a performance by artist Ariel Hall and a closing reception celebrating our winter exhibition; Temporality | The Process of Time. 6pm and Anon Performance by Ariel Hall Created and performed by artist Ariel Hall, the performance centers on the precarious authorship of the trajectory of our lives, and the tension between a mother’s domestic and public aspirations, in particular. The cruel optimism that defines our American pursuit of…

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March 2020

Screen | Erin Dorney | Question the Body

March 7 - September 20
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

QUESTION THE BODY is a collection of photographs and time-lapse videos where gathered natural objects obscure pages from “The Question and Answer Book About The Human Body” by Ann McGovern (Random House, 1965). Through recorded erasure/redaction, each poem is built by the disembodied hands of the artist. The unobscured text reveals inquiries into physical form, preference, expression, and function. By emphasizing process over product, QUESTION THE BODY blurs the boundaries between writing, visual art, appropriation, performance, and assemblage. Works in…

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Skirting the Line | Painting Between Abstraction and Representation

March 14 - September 20
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Skirting the Line presents the work of five contemporary painters whose work hovers on the line between abstraction and representation. Employing different techniques to create new forms of landscape, still life and the figure, each artist has a unique but cohesive visual language exploring the idea of what it means to portray a subject by looking at the interplay between abstraction and representation. Each reinvigorates painting today through energetic personal expression. Artists included in the exhibition are Meghan Brady, Inka…

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Erin Johnson | UNNAMED FOR DECADES

March 21 - September 20
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Spanning two galleries, Unnamed for Decades - an exhibition by Erin Johnson (b. 1985) - presents a series of new site-specific installations that incorporate videos, sculptures, and photographs. These works explore the artist’s ongoing interest in the complexity of collectivity, the wide-ranging consequences of scientific research, as well as dissidence, desire, and the queer body. The title of the exhibition is drawn from a text about Solanum plastisexum - an Australian bush tomato whose sexual expression has confounded scientists and…

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*POSTPONED* Spring Exhibitions | Opening Reception

March 21 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Dear CMCA community, Out of an abundance of caution in response to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States and the New England region, we have decided to postpone the opening reception for our Spring Exhibitions scheduled for 5-7pm on Saturday, March 21. As more information is provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we will alert you to the new date for the event and any other postponements and cancellations that may…

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