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CS Winter/Spring 2016
Continuing Studies

CS offers three distinct class formats for adults to satisfy a variety of interests and availability. Weekly classes range from 2 to 12 weeks, while weeklong intensives, and 1-3 day workshops offer students a shorter, more concentrated time commitment. 

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"Wake Up Alice!" Exhibition

This exhibition of contemporary illustration celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, as well as marks the 10th anniversary of the Illustration Department at MECA. Our students, alumni, faculty, and visiting artists include some of the most respected illustrators in the world. We have invited some of these artists to create original works for this show. On view at the Portland Public Library until December 31, 2015.

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Residual Utopia
2015 Alumni Biennial

Featuring the work of Ellen Babcock BFA ’84, Cole Caswell MFA ’08, Kevin Goodrich ART ED ’10 and Carlos Pileggi MFA ’13.

On view until December 18th, 2015.

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Bob Crewe Program in Art & Music

In April 2014, the Bob Crewe Foundation awarded MECA a $3,000,000 gift to establish a study that explores the intersection between art and music.

On October 3rd, we provided the first glimpse into MECA's newly renovated lower level. We held a dedication ceremony, gave guided tours, and hosted an official ribbon cutting. 

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MECA Announces Faculty Expansion

Fall 2015 Academic Year Welcomes Marie Shurkus as Chair of Academic Studies and Associate Professor of Art History and Joshua Reiman as Assistant Professor of the MFA in Studio Art and Sculpture.

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MECA in Focus: MAT

MECA's 10-month Master of Arts in Teaching degree guides teacher candidates to become effective artist/educators for life.

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MAT Excellence in Action

NAEA Convention


MECAmorphosis '15

MECAmorphosis (5/1/15) celebrated the 2015 Thesis Exhibition and introduced over 80 emerging artists graduating from MECA in the BFA program. The evening included a ticketed Runway Fashion Show in the ICA, which premiered the collections of our majors in Textile and Fashion Design.

Learn more about the event.

Watch the Runway Fashion Show. 

See photos from the event.

The 2015 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 11th, 2015 celebrated the graduation of BFA, MFA, and MAT Students. Commencement speakers included Thomas Moser, Ashley Bryan, and June Fitzpatrick.

2015 Commencement Photographs will be available for purchase soon.

View photos here, by Ben Wheeler.