Rockport, Maine, November 4, 2011 — Artist Eric Hopkins and author Carl Little will give a presentation and art talk based on their new Down East book, Eric Hopkins: Above and Beyond, on Sunday, November 13 at 3 pm at CMCA, 162 Russell Ave., Rockport. A book signing will follow the talk; books will be available for purchase at CMCA’s Gallery Shop.
Eric Hopkins is the first book to present Hopkins’s work, from his early thrown glass pieces to the stunning panoramic aerial paintings of Maine islands that have gained him national attention. Hopkins has consistently explored boundaries—of medium, space, and vision. In the early 1980s, he took to the air and developed his energized renderings of Maine islands, in which horizons bend and spruce-topped archipelagos spread across the canvas.
A native of North Haven, Hopkins attended the Rhode Island School of Design and the Montserrat College of Art. He has exhibited widely in Maine and nationally, and his paintings and glass are held in many private and public collections, including the Farnsworth Art Museum, Portland Museum of Art, and Corning Museum of Glass. Hopkins maintains a studio and gallery in Rockland.
Carl Little is the author of more than a dozen art books, and his articles and reviews have appeared in Art in America and Art New England, among other publications. He is also a published poet. Little received a BA from Dartmouth College, an MFA from Columbia University, and a master’s in French from Middlebury College. He serves as director of communications and marketing at the Maine Community Foundation.
The Center for Maine Contemporary Art is a nonprofit organization advancing contemporary art in Maine through exhibitions and educational programs. It is located at 162 Russell Ave., Rockport, Maine. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 pm. FMI: cmcanow.org
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