“Double Bubble” (detail), by Tracy Miller. Courtesy of the artist and Mrs. Maspeth, NY.

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland will host a virtual Tuesday Talk from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. July 21 with four of the artists whose work is currently on view in the exhibition “Skirting the Line: Painting between Abstraction and Representation.”

The talk, which is free of charge and open to the public, will feature artists Meghan Brady, Inka Essenhigh, Anne Neely and Hannah Secord Wade in conversation with scholar and curator Amy Rahn.

Rahn’s research and work focuses on postwar painting and women artists, in particular the historical consequences of women artists’ networks of understanding and camaraderie. She is currently an associate professor of art history and director of the Danforth Gallery at the University of Maine at Augusta.

The event will also include a live virtual tour of the exhibition at CMCA as the panelists discuss the works on view. To join the talk on Zoom or Facebook Live, register at cmcanow.org.


Meghan Brady received her BA from Smith College and her MFA from Boston University. She was a 2019 and 2017 recipient of an Ellis Beauregard Foundation Grant, a 2018 Hewnoaks Summer Fellowship and a 2019 MacDowell Colony Fellowship. Her work was recently featured in a solo exhibition, “Reversible Roles,” at the University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. Brady lives and works in Camden.

Inka Essenhigh received her BFA from Columbus College of Art & Design and her MFA from School of Visual Arts in New York City. Her work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the country and internationally, including recently at the Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, Illinois; Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, Virginia; Jacob Lewis Gallery, New York City; Columbus College of Art & Design, Canzani Center, Columbus, Ohio; Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; and Pace Prints, New York City. Essenhigh lives and works in St. George and New York City.

Tracy Miller was born in Storm Lake, Iowa, and studied at the University of Iowa, the University of California at Berkeley and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Her work has been included in nine solo shows and more than 50 group shows throughout the U.S., including a solo exhibition at the American University Museum in 2013. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, three Pollock-Krasner Awards, an Elizabeth Foundation Award, a Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Grant and an American Academy of Arts and Letters purchase prize. Miller lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, and spends summers in Harrington.

Anne Neely received her BA from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. She has been awarded residencies at the Millay Colony for the Arts, the Ballinglen Arts Foundation and the Cill Rialaig Arts Center. Her work has recently been featured in a solo exhibition at CUE Art Foundation, New York City, curated by Sarah Sze; and a solo exhibition, Water Stories at the Museum of Science, Boston. Other recent exhibitions include Cove Street Arts, Portland, and Lohin Geduld Gallery, New York City, as well as numerous additional venues throughout the U.S. She splits her time between home and studios in Jonesport and Boston.

Hannah Secord Wade received her MA in fine art from Chelsea College, London, and her BA from Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts. She has been a resident at the Arteles Creative Center, Open Wabi and The Sam and Adele Golden Foundation. Her work has been featured in various publications, including Boooooooom!, Design Crush and Style for Mankind. She lives and works in Woolwich.

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