Highways & Byways: Images by 19 Contemporary Photographers
May 1 through May 30

(Exhibition Venue: Lewis Gallery, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland)

Highways & Byways, curated by CMCA curator emeritus Bruce Brown and selected by the Portland Public Library for presentation in the Lewis Gallery, features the work of 19 contemporary photographers, including Jeremy Barnard, Thomas Birtwistle, Brendan Bullock, Sam Cady, Paul Caponigro, Susan Davens, Jon Edwards, Carol Fonde, Tonee Harbert, Cig Harvey, Michael Kolster, Rose Marasco, Mark Marchesi, Heath Paley, Liv Kristen Robinson, Jeffery Stevensen, Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest, Todd Watts, and Katarina Weslien. 

Opening Reception: Friday, May 1, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Lewis Gallery, Portland Public Library

Celebrating Photography in Maine: Selections from the Bruce Brown Collection, Part II
November 6 through December 20, 2015

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art, in conjunction with the University of Maine Museum of Art, is presenting a two-part exhibition celebrating one of Maine’s most significant photography collectors. Bruce Brown began collecting photography in earnest in 2000. Since then, Brown’s passion for the discipline and its practitioners has resulted in an extensive collection of photographs taken by those residing in Maine and those inspired by its unique, creative sense of place. Fifteen pairs of photographs selected as a 'call and response' between the curators and collector will be featured at each venue. At CMCA, the selections include works by Jocelyn Lee, John Goodman, Rose Marasco, Scott Peterman, Cig Harvey and Brenton Hamilton, among others.