The Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave., will screen the Maine Master’s Project film on Robert Hamilton Saturday, June 11 at 2 p.m. in conjunction with the current exhibition, “Robert Hamilton: The Last Years.”

The film is a portrait of the artist, who moved to Maine with his wife Nancy in 1980 after teaching painting at the Rhode Island School of Design for 34 years. Like the jazz improvisation that inspired him, Hamilton’s paintings are witty, colorful and eccentric; at a deeper level, they represent themes from his personal history and the history of Western art.

In his later years, Hamilton suffered from severe macular degeneration, but he continued to paint. The poignant, small-scale paintings on display through July 10 at CMCA were created during the last two years of his career.

Admission to the film is $5, free for CMCA members and RISD alumni. Seating is limited and reservations are suggested by calling 236-2875 or sending email to DVD copies of “Robert Hamilton: Maine Master” are also available for sale at CMCA’s Gallery Shop. There will be a reception for Maine RISD alumni following the film.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to