Sam Finklestein, city/walk, 2018, Sculpey, aluminum, found brick, pebble and cinderblock Contributed photo

ROCKLAND – The Center for Maine Contemporary Art will host an artist talk at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 22, on Zoom and Facebook Live.

“Futures Worth Imagining: Biennial Artists Talk Environment” will feature four biennial artists and be moderated by Julie Poitras Santos.

Gregory Jamie, Untitled, 2020, Watercolor and graphite on paper Contributed photo

In celebration of Earth Day, the public is invited to join the center virtually for this free and engaging conversation between artists whose work, concepts, or processes consider the environment. Participating in the event are biennial artists Sam Finkelstein, Gregory Jamie, Tom Jessen and Elijah Ober.

Santos is a respected artist, writer, teacher, and the director of Exhibitions at the ICA at the; her work focuses on the relationship of site, story, and mobility in the age of climate change.

Tom Jessen, Thomas, 2020, Plastic toy tracks and acrylic paint Contributed photo

This edition of the center’s biennial features the work of 34 artists from 17 Maine communities. The selected artists were chosen from a pool of more than 500 individual submissions by jurors Nina Johnson-Milewski — owner, founder, and director of Nina Johnson Gallery in Miami, Florida — and Kate McNamara, an independent curator and educator based in Providence, Rhode Island.

The exhibition will remain on view through May 2 at the Rockland center, and is sponsored by The Via Agency in Portland. For more information, call 207-701-5005 or visit

Elijah Ober, Mirror image of dry land made from human trash after a skunk walked across it, 2020, spray paint on embossed mulberry paper Contributed photo

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