The Center for Maine Contemporary Art invites artists of all ages to create a hand-held mobile that reacts and interacts with light and air in beautiful and poetic ways for July's ArtLab, titled Interact: Light, Air, Color, Action.

ArtLab, 2 to 4 p.m. the first Saturday of each month, welcomes children, teens, adults and families; and is free of charge and open to all. Starting in July, all ArtLabs will be held at CMCA's new building at 21 Winter St., including ArtLab summer ArtCamps for kids. For more information and to register for ArtCamps, visit

The Saturday, July 2, ArtLab promises to be an exciting workshop to explore light and shadow, cause and effect, and the interaction of colors and shapes moving in space. Participants will enjoy the subtle changes created by light and movement, inspired by artist Jonathan Borofsky's installation "Particle Soul."

CMCA's Saturday afternoon ArtLabs are led by interdisciplinary artist/educator Alexis Iammarino, who holds a master’s degree in community art from Maryland Institute College of Art and is the lead artist for the LEAPS of Imagination in-school program. ArtLab is supported in part by the Milton and Sally Avery Art Foundation, the Bob Crewe Foundation, Camden National Bank and individual donors.

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