Artists Jenny Brillhart and Sara Stites will converse with CMCA Director Suzette McAvoy during a Sunday Salon June 4 at 3 p.m. at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 21 Winter St. Led by McAvoy, Brillhart and Stites will engage in a lively discussion on artistic collaboration and the work on view in their current exhibition, “Temporality.”

The exhibition is part of CMCA’s ongoing Counterpoint exhibition series that brings together the work of two artists in dialogue with one another. For Brillhart and Stites, the studio environment is both the subject and source of their work. Documenting the passage of time, the subtle shifts of light, the play of shadows and the process of making are shared aesthetic interests.

Brillhart lives in Stonington and received her BA from Smith College and MFA from the New York Academy of Art. Stites lives in Thomaston and in Miami, Fla. She received her BFA from Syracuse University and MFA from Pratt Institute.

CMCA's Sunday Salons, a series of conversations on current topics in contemporary art and design, are free with admission. Audience members are invited to stay following the talk for refreshments and further discussion. For more information on Sunday Salons and exhibitions at CMCA, visit

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