The Bangor Savings Bank Foundation recently pledged $10,000 to the Center for Maine Contemporary Art’s capital campaign in support of CMCA’s new building and move from Rockport to Rockland. The new building in Rockland, designed by architect Toshiko Mori of New York and North Haven, will provide additional gallery and classroom spaces for the 62-year-old organization.
Since 1952, CMCA has introduced the work of hundreds of contemporary artists, many of them well known today, to audiences in Maine. It is the longest running nonprofit arts institution dedicated to contemporary art in the state.
On behalf of CMCA, Marilyn Moss Rockefeller, chair of the CMCA board of trustees, expressed her appreciation and gratitude for Bangor Savings Bank Foundation’s generous gift. She added that “their support will help CMCA expand its educational mission and its ability to introduce the work of Maine’s outstanding contemporary artists to new and larger audiences.”
Amber Heffner Cosby, Camden branch manager of Bangor Savings Bank, said “this grant award signifies our commitment to improving the quality of life in the communities we serve. We are pleased to help fund CMCA’s move to its new location in Rockland.” Together, the bank and its foundation invest more than $1 million annually into the community in the form of nonprofit sponsorships, grants, and partnership initiatives.
For more information about CMCA’s capital campaign and plans for the future, visit cmcanow.org or call Suzette McAvoy, director, at 207-236-2875.
The Center for Maine Contemporary Art is a nonprofit organization advancing contemporary art in Maine through exhibitions and educational programs. Galleries are open Tues. through Sat. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is $5; free for CMCA members.