PORTLAND — The Center for Maine Contemporary Art is again sponsoring a winter exhibition at the Lewis Gallery in the Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. The exhibition titled "Prints: Breaking Boundaries" is curated by CMCA Curator Emeritus Bruce Brown and will run through Feb. 23. It features the work of 35 Maine artists who use new techniques and materials to expand the definition of fine art printmaking which in the past has traditionally been limited to editions of etchings, engravings, silkscreens, woodcuts and lithographs printed on archival paper. These traditional processes increasingly are giving way to one-of-a-kind prints on a variety of surfaces. Contemporary prints can include drawing, painting, monotype printing, encaustic and digital manipulation, as well as multiple layers of collaged, stitched or folded paper and even added objects for a 3-D or sculptural effect. Admission is free. For more information about the exhibit, visit www.cmcanow.org/. For more information about gallery hours at the library, email email@example.com.
Nancy R. Davison
Meg Brown Payson