Artists talk of sustaining creativity

Oct 25, 2013
Mark Kelly will talk about his work Sunday afternoon, Nov. 3, at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport.

Rockport — The first of two illustrated artists’ talks held in conjunction with the exhibition “Hawk & Handsaw: Twenty Who Know the Difference” will be held Sunday, Nov. 3, at 3 p.m. at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave. Admission is free.

Four of the exhibiting artists — Avy Claire (Blue Hill and New York City), Kenny Cole (Monroe), Tanja Hollander (Auburn) and Mark Kelly (Rockland) — will discuss what sustains them creatively and how this links to their current practice. Each artist will present five images in the course of answering these questions, which will be followed by an open discussion with the audience.

The second of the two talks will take place on Sunday, Nov. 24. “Hawk & Handsaw” features selected works by twenty contemporary Maine artists who have been featured in Hawk & Handsaw, the journal of creative sustainability published by Unity College. The exhibition, which is on view at CMCA through Dec. 1, is curated by Ben Potter, professor of art at Unity College, and CMCA director Suzette McAvoy. It is part of this fall's Maine Environmental Art and Design (MEAD) celebration, a collaboration among CMCA, Unity College, Waterfall Arts, and other Midcoast arts organizations.

CMCA’s major media sponsor is Maine Home + Design magazine. The Center for Maine Contemporary Art is a nonprofit organization advancing contemporary art in Maine through exhibitions and educational programs.

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

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