Five CMCA Biennial artists will participate in the first of three artists’ talks this fall at the Center for Contemporary Art in Rockport on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. The artists for the first talk are Tom Butler and Kate Russo of Rockland; Kenny Cole of Monroe; Robin Mandel of Cushing; and Benjamin Potter of Belfast.

The program is titled Who Do You Love? In each talk, artists will present three works of art, other than their own, that reveal the artistic loves of their lives and how those inspirations fuel their art making. The format is designed to be fast-paced but interactive and will include time for audience questions and dialogue with each artist.

Space is limited, so reserve seats early by calling CMCA at 236-2875; there is no charge for the programs. The other artists’ talks will be on Nov. 4 and 18. The 2012 CMCA Biennial Exhibition runs through Dec. 2 at the arts center, 162 Russell Ave. Exhibition galleries are open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or