Photographer Caleb Charland will present an artist talk in conjunction with his solo exhibition “From the Basement to the Backyard” Sunday, Sept. 15, at 3 p.m.  at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave.

By exploring the world at hand, from the basement to the backyard, Charland said he has found a resonance in things that is the source of all true art and science.

“An energy vibrates in that space between our perceptions of the world and the potential the mind senses for our interventions within the world. This, it breeds those beloved 'Ah Ha!' moments and it allows us to sense the extraordinary in the common,” he said.

Charland earned a BFA in Photography from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; and he was a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Progressive Collection and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. He lives and works in southern Maine.

Admission to the artist talk is free. “Basement to the Backyard” is on view through Sept. 22. CMCA’s main media sponsor is Maine Home + Design magazine. Exhibition galleries are open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, visit

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