This summer, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave., will present a series of Tuesday Talks, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The next two talks will be on June 17 and July 1.

On June 17, artists Mary Armstrong and Shoshannah White each will give a short slide presentation and then discuss their work in the current CMCA exhibitions “Mary Armstrong: Troposphere @ 12 Kilometers of Heaven” and “Shoshannah White: Undercurrent.” They will talk about what inspires them — both artists reference climate change and concern for the environment in their work — as well as their processes, which use wax along with painting and photography. “Undercurrent” presents selections from a new body of work White created as a result of a residency at Swallowtail Lighthouse on Grand Manan Island in the Bay of Fundy. CMCA Director Suzette McAvoy will facilitate the presentation.

McAvoy will reprise her first Tuesday Talk, discussing the work of Jon Imber, on July 1. The paintings in the exhibition “Jon Imber: Force of Nature” address the Maine landscape over a 10-year period before Imber’s untimely death from ALS this spring. Pulsing with energy and composed of an array of deft, calligraphic brushstrokes, Imber’s paintings evoke the sensory experience of a specific time and place.

Admission to the talks is free. The exhibitions are on view at CMCA through July 6. For more information, visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or