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CMCA to close to the public for the month of January

Rockland, ME, December 29, 2020—The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) has announced that it is voluntarily closing to the public for the month of January out of an abundance of caution for its staff, volunteers and visitors. The goal of the closure is to support the efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 within the community and to ensure the health and safety of all.

“We have had no detected cases of COVID-19 associated with CMCA, but with the uptick of cases in Knox County and the expected surge following the holidays, we have decided to close our galleries to the public as a cautionary measure,” said CMCA Executive Director Suzette McAvoy.

Throughout the month there are multiple ways to continue to engage with CMCA online, from taking a virtual tour of the Biennial exhibition with curatorial staff, to hands-on art making led by ArtLab educators, and live streamed Artist Toolbox talks and workshops. For a full schedule of January programs and events, visit www.cmcanow.org.

‘Small Works for Christmas’ virtual exhibit

“LOOKING FORWARD,” by Alison Rector.

Caldbeck Gallery presents the virtual exhibit “Small Works for Christmas,” featuring work by Sam Cady, Lise Bécu, Krisanne Baker, Dan West, Alsion Rector, Anne Alexander, John Woolsey and David Dewey.

View the e-catalog at https://mcusercontent.com/c6bdac10295726afaab4a2246/files/cbd3e066-8024-4fdf-9c97-dce935aaa9e5/SMALL_WORKS_2020_ecatalog.pdf.

Caldbeck Gallery is at 12 Elm St., Rockland. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and by appointment. For more information, email caldbeck@midcoast.com, go to www.caldbeck.com, or call 207-594-5935.

Dowling Walsh Gallery closed through Jan. 4

Jamie Wyeth, “My Mother and the Squall.”

Everyone at Dowling Walsh Gallery is excited and proud to welcome 2021 and hope to see you there.

Dowling Walsh Gallery will be closed for regular hours from Dec. 24 to Jan. 4 but available to open by appointment. Contact Jake Dowling at jake@dowlingwalsh.com or 207-691-0438.

CMCA’s ArtLab for All Ages to be held Jan. 2

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art invites artists of all ages to take part in an ArtLab for All Ages workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 2 on Facebook Live. 

Participants will join ArtLab Educator Alexis Iammarino to create abstract and intuitive compositions in 2D and 3D form, using textile and craft techniques like sewing, quilt piecing and fabric dyeing with household spices and teas. Taking creative lead from 2020 Biennial artists Baxter Koziol and Isabelle Maschal O’Donnell to connect the practice of painting with fiber arts and object making.

In response to CDC recommendations, the workshop will stream live on facebook.com/cmcanow. For those tuning in locally, there are 15 ArtLab art kits available for pick-up during business hours at CMCA on Dec. 30 and 31 and Jan. 2, free of charge. Participants are encouraged to explore the galleries or visit the virtual tour online at cmcanow.org/virtual-tours in advance of the workshop. For more information, email Alexis Iammarino at aiammarino@cmcanow.org.

For more information, go to https://cmcanow.org.

CMCA to present Lunch/Break: Curatorial Tours of the 2020 Biennial

Join the curatorial team at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) for Lunch/Break: Curatorial Tours at noon each Thursday in January. These 30-minute, free-of-charge events will be held on Zoom. To register in advance, visit cmcanow.org.

Lunch/Break features members of CMCA’s curatorial staff giving live, interactive tours of the 2020 Biennial, alternating between full tours of the entire exhibition and concentrated deep-dives into themes found within the breadth of work. These bite-sized Zoom gatherings will be both visually and conceptually stimulating, as well as an opportunity to ask questions, share thoughts, and commune with the Center’s curatorial staff and fellow art-lovers. Attendees are welcome to join over lunch, to participate in the discourse, or simply sit back, observe and enjoy.

The schedule is as follows: Jan. 7, full tour with Bethany Engstrom and Rachel Romanski; Jan. 14, Deep Dive: Invented Myth and Story with Rachel Romanski; Jan. 21, full tour with Bethany Engstrom; Jan. 28, Deep Dive: Environmentalism with Bethany Engstrom.

The 2020 edition of the CMCA Biennial features the work of 34 artists from 17 Maine Communities. It remains on view through spring 2021.

For more information, go to https://cmcanow.org.

The Flowers Portfolio: New work by Carol Eisenberg

Carol Eisenberg, “Untitled #11,” from the flowers portfolio, 2020.

Carol Eisenberg is showing new work from her Flowers Portfolio series at her gallery space at 417 Main St., Suite 202, Rockland.

Learn more at www.caroleisenberg.com or on Instagram @carol_eisenberg.

Caldbeck Gallery exhibits a group show

Caldbeck Gallery presents “Autumn Group Show” through December.

View at the e-catalogue at https://mcusercontent.com/c6bdac10295726afaab4a2246/files/d13d0a67-db5c-4c67-8736-bd49b8140b09/Autumn_Group_Show_2020_ecatalog.01.pdf.

Caldbeck Gallery is at 12 Elm St., Rockland. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and by appointment. For more information, email caldbeck@midcoast.com, go to www.caldbeck.com, or call 207-594-5935.

Archipelago says thank you

“Incipience and Seabirds,” by Jack Sullivan.

What a year! We all had big plans for the year, right? Archipelago hoped to celebrate our 20th anniversary with you in person with a big party full of good food, laughter, mingling, and fun. While that didn’t happen, this year continues to remind all of us about what is most important in our lives — the people we love, the friendships we make, the memories we share, the things we craft, the art we relish, and the nature that sustains us.

Many of you, too, had big plans — national shows, local shows, new retail stores, new wholesale lines, summer fairs, and other opportunities that you had to let go and/or find a way to pivot to something different.

We just want to say that all of us at Archipelago are so grateful for YOU — each and every one of you. You have shown grace, care, resilience, creativity, curiosity, wonder, hard work, grit, determination, faith, hope and more during this incredibly uncertain time.

Thank you for bringing yourselves to this world and to your communities, and for sharing your creativity with us. Our customers’ spirits have been so buoyed from what comes in day after day, all year long. So, in this season of gratitude, we wanted to take a moment to send a heartfelt thank you. Our shop and gallery are beautiful because of you, and the world is more beautiful, too.

To the 300-plus Maine artists and makers living from Vinalhaven to Rangeley, Matinicus to Rockland, Stonington to Cape Elizabeth, and Bar Harbor to Lubec: thank you!

With cheerful hearts, Lisa, Frances, Cynthia and Genevieve at Archipelago wish you the warmest holiday season and all the best for a healthy new year.

CMCA’s ArtLab for All Ages to be held Dec. 5

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) invites artists of all ages to take part in an ArtLab for All Ages workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 5.

Participants will join ArtLab educator Alexis Iammarino in creating mixed-media sculptures using air-dry clays and found objects. Taking inspiration from the work of artists Sam Finkelstein and Elyse Noelani Grams on view in the CMCA 2020 Biennial, participants will create small objects from memory while embracing the slower pace of working by hand.

In response to colder temperatures and CDC recommendations, the workshop will stream live on facebook.com/cmcanow, from 2 to 4 p.m. For those tuning in locally, there are 15 ArtLab art kits available for pick up at CMCA beginning Dec. 2, free of charge. Participants are encouraged to explore the galleries during pick up or visit the virtual tour online at cmcanow.org/virtual-tours in advance of the workshop. For more information, email Alexis Iammarino at aiammarino@cmcanow.org.

CMCA is located at 21 Winter St., Rockland, Maine. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, go to https://cmcanow.org.

Archipelago prepares for holiday fun

“In Still Life,” by Linden O’Ryan.

Archipelago will be taking some time over the next few weeks to slow down a bit and dream up some fun surprises for the upcoming holiday season. So even though you may not see our notes in your inbox, know that the store is open, the website is open, and we’re busy crafting a plan for holiday gifts and goodies. Stay tuned for announcements on sales, new goodie baskets and much more.

Practicing good self-care is vital in caring for others and our communities, and we hope that you’re able to take a few moments to breathe, notice the change of seasons, and find time for yourselves and loved ones.

Archipelago is at 386 Main St., Rockland. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Call 207-596-0701 or go to www.thearchipelago.net for more information.