Archive for Rockland – Page 2

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.

Caldbeck Gallery announces new virtual exhibit

“Ornamental Crabs,” by Nancy Glassman.

Calbeck Gallery presents “Life, Still,” a virtual exhibit featuring a new body of work by Nancy Glassman.

View the e-catalog at https://mcusercontent.com/c6bdac10295726afaab4a2246/files/97e1e3ef-e812-4fda-859d-22bfd0a91ff8/Glassman_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.

CMCA appoints new executive director and chief curator

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) recently announced the appointment of Timothy Peterson as the museum’s next executive director and chief curator, effective Jan. 18, 2021. Peterson will succeed Suzette McAvoy, who will retire at the end of December after more than 10 years at the helm of CMCA.

“We are confident that Tim will not only elevate our mission of advancing Maine contemporary art but also ensure that CMCA evolves its vision, exhibitions and programs to continue to be vital and relevant in changing times,” stated Martha Jones, chair of the board of trustees. “With deep roots in contemporary art, Tim possesses the right combination of operational and curatorial expertise necessary to build upon Suzette’s exceptional legacy.”

Chosen after a national search, Peterson currently serves as the executive director of the Northfield Arts Guild, a multidiscipline arts organization in Northfield, Minnesota, which presents exhibitions, performances and education programs. He will bring to CMCA extensive organizational experience in which he has provided opportunities for artists, developed partnerships and programs, increased audience engagement, and delivered financial and administrative stability and growth.

“I am impressed by all Suzette McAvoy, the staff, and the board of trustees have accomplished, especially since opening CMCA’s stunning building in Rockland. Their vision and achievements pave the way for an exciting future,” Peterson said. “I am honored to join CMCA and to lead the institution forward as an exceptional and integral part of Maine’s cultural community. I am thrilled to work with the staff and board to expand the impact of Maine contemporary art on a local to international scale and to get to know CMCA’s community.”

Peterson’s prior positions include chief curator at the SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia, and founding executive director and curator of Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis. Earlier in his career, Peterson was an assistant curator and program officer at the Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles, and served as an assistant in the curatorial department at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. He has been a guest curator at the Provincetown International Film Festival as well as an Adjunct Instructor at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Tim earned an MA degree in the history of art from Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, and a BA in studio art and art criticism from St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota. Throughout his career, he has curated over 130 exhibitions by contemporary artists including Nari Ward, Uta Barth, Kehinde Wiley, Alec Soth, Njideka Akunyili Crosby and Shinique Smith, to name a few.

McAvoy stated, “I could not be more pleased with Tim’s selection as the next leader of CMCA. His extensive curatorial and leadership experience, knowledge of contemporary art, and passion for working with living artists are exactly right for CMCA. I am excited to introduce him to the Maine art community and to be handing the reins of CMCA over to someone as qualified as Tim.”

Combined with his expertise in contemporary art, Peterson has a strong interest in community engagement and diversity. He is enthusiastic about building upon and expanding his relationships with Maine artists and experiencing the Midcoast region and way of life.

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

CMCA’s ArtLab for All Ages to be held Nov. 7

ArtLab

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. Nov. 7. Participants will join ArtLab educator Alexis Iammarino in creating up-cycled sculptures using disposable materials and discarded plastic, taking inspiration from the work of artist Nicolas Sevigney in the CMCA 2020 Biennial exhibition.

Following CDC guidelines, the workshop will be offered by reservation with 20 seats available. The workshop is free of charge, but reservations are required. To reserve, email Alexis Iammarino at aiammarino@cmcanow.org.

Weather permitting, the workshop will take place in the CMCA courtyard. In case of inclement weather, the workshop will be held indoors with face coverings required and social distancing observed. The workshop will also be streamed live on facebook.com/cmcanow for those who prefer to participate virtually.

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.

CMCA to host Maine Arts Education Association workshop

CMCA worshop

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland will host a full-day professional workshop for Maine art educators in partnership with the Maine Arts Education Association from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 17.

Pre-registration for the workshop is required. Participants may register at cmcanow.org.

The daylong workshop “Activating Hybrid Learning with Contemporary Art” will look to the diverse themes and artworks in the CMCA 2020 Biennial to discover a range of artmaking processes and ideas to heighten curriculum and personal practice. CMCA staff will lead participants through a gallery tour, hands-on activities and informational sessions on concepts and techniques for incorporating contemporary art into classrooms, both in-person and online. The event will conclude with a Biennial artist talk.

The cost of the workshop is $50 per participant. Registration is limited to 20, in accordance with social distancing guidelines. To learn more or to register, contact Mia Bogyo at mbogyo@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.

New work on exhibit at Art Space Gallery

“Dreamcatcher,” by Linda Murray.

Artists featured at the artist-run Art Space Gallery in October are Margaret Creighton of Yarmouth, with her serene seascape oils; Linda Murray, of West Gardiner, with vibrant, fall-inspired pieces.

Work by Art Space Gallery artists is featured in a fall-themed show.  Ann Rhinehardt, of Vassalboro paints deeply textured peaceful places in cold wax. Mary Beth Morrison of New Sharon paints in soft pastels her beloved Maine places. Leecia Price of Camden shows her large Flight series in gorgeously engineered, smooth encaustics. Liz Prescott of Freeport is showing her coastal scenes.

Art Space Gallery, a fine art cooperative owned and operated by Maine artists, is located at 405 Main St., Rockland. Fall hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. See artspacemaine.com for more details.