ROCKLAND – Rockport-based photographer Cig Harvey speaks with poet and essayist Arielle Greenberg at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 21 Winter St., on Saturday, Dec. 11, from 2 to 3 p.m. at an event celebrating Harvey’s latest publication, “Blue Violet.”

Harvey and Greenberg will discuss art and life, music and style, discomfort and difficulty—and also comfort and joy. Harvey’s photographs are featured in the CMCA exhibition “Into Action,” currently on view in the Bruce Brown Gallery, and “Blue Violet” will be available for sale in the gift shop, with Harvey signing copies.

Harvey is the author of four sold-out photography books, which have been reviewed by Vogue, The New York Times, Vice and BBC, among others; “Blue Violet,” which Greenberg edited, is a New York Times holiday selection. Her works are represented in the collections of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, N.Y.

The artist dialogue will occur during CMCA’s Holiday Pop-Up, a daylong winter holiday celebration that also includes free admission, art making activities, treats in the courtyard and gift shop discounts.

This dialogue is free for walk-in museum guests and will also be streamed on Zoom. Guests may register online at for the Zoom stream. This artist dialogue is made possible in part with support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.