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‘Lobster Trap Disco Dining Room’ May 20

May 12, 2017
Emma Comparato, Winter Adams and Allison Colburn celebrating after successfully assembling one “bent” in the CMCA ArtLab.

Rockland — Students of Arts in Action invite the public to join them Saturday, May 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the courtyard of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 21 Winter St., to celebrate and experience their first outdoor art installation — the “Lobster Trap Disco Dining Room.”

Part sculpture, part banquet room, the LTDDR is a structure suggestive of a traditional bentwood lobster trap. Draped in handwoven nets, it will house a banquet table of exquisite imaginary food sculptures, alongside hanging artwork. This installation is the culmination of a yearlong program that began with students imagining where public art might fit into downtown Rockland and has concluded with the students bringing one of their own ideas to life.

In the case of rain, festivities will take place at the Rockland Community Building/YMCA, 61 Limerock St. CMCA has been one of three supporting community sites this year, hosting AiA two days a week at its ArtLab studio space.

Arts in Action is a program of Rockland After-School Alliance (RASA) and is supported by RSU13 Adult & Community Education. For more information, contact community artist Alexis Iammarino at 691-2156 or

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Marshall Camber adds color details to a menu item —  the “peanut butter and jellyfish sandwich.”
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