ROCKPORT, Maine — The Center for Maine Contemporary Art will present a screening of the Maine Masters Project film “Robert Hamilton” at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 11, at 162 Russell Ave. in conjunction with the current exhibition, “Robert Hamilton: The Last Years.”
The film is a portrait of the artist, who moved to Maine with his wife, Nancy, in 1980 after teaching painting at the Rhode Island School of Design for 34 years. Like the jazz improvisation that inspired Hamilton, his paintings are witty, colorful and eccentric. At a deeper level, they represent themes from his personal history and the history of Western art.
In his later years, Hamilton suffered from severe macular degeneration, but he continued to paint in spite of his physical limitations. The poignant, small-scale paintings on display through July 10 at CMCA were created during the last two years of his career.
Admission to the film is $5 for the public and free for CMCA members and RISD alumni. Seating is limited and reservations are suggested. For information, call 236-2875 or email email@example.com.