Sam Cady, “Traffic Island with Shrub, Acapulco, 1970,” oil on shaped canvas, 28" x 61" (Collection of the artist)
Sam Cady, “Traffic Island with Shrub, Acapulco, 1970,” oil on shaped canvas, 28" x 61" (Collection of the artist)
Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA), 21 Winter Street in Rockland, will launch Sunday Salons, a free series of gallery talks related to its current exhibitions and topics in contemporary art, with a conversation between artist Sam Cady and former Farnsworth Art Museum Director of Education Roger Dell on Sunday, March 19, from 3 to 5 p.m. 

The discussion will range from the work on view in Cady’s current exhibition, “Parts of the Whole,” to questions like “What is originality in art?” Audience members are invited to join in the conversation and to stay after the talk for drinks and further discussion.

Sam Cady was born in Boothbay Harbor in 1943. As an instructor at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, he commuted between New York and his home and studio in Friendship, where he lives today. The urban/rural divide is reflected in the subjects of his art, which range from highway overpasses to boats on jackstands.

Roger Dell was born in Manhattan and spent his childhood in Queens, often taking the subway into the city to visit some of the world’s finest museums. He has worked to make art accessible to all ages and levels of experience in his career as a museum educator.

Upcoming Sunday Salons will include “Is Art Magic?,” with Sam Cady and David Raymond, director of Merrimack College’s McCoy Gallery, on April 9; “Think Wrong” with graphic designer and educator John Bielenberg on April 30; “Renewal & Form” with artist David Driskell on May 7; and “Father, Son & Piper Cub” with artist Mark Wethli and his father, Ralph Wethli, on May 14.

For more information, visit cmcanow.org.