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Dedication for Karu Media Collective

Posted: 2012-02-01

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On February 3 at 5pm, the college will officially dedicate the Karu Media Collective and to thank the Karu family for their generosity. Located on the third floor of the Porteous Building, the Karu Media Collective provides studio space for students majoring in Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography, and New Media. All are invited to attend the dedication, hear remarks from faculty, staff, and students and tour the spaces.

Portland INSIDE/OUT Exhibition and Screening

Posted: 2012-01-25

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This fall, MECA partnered with TedxDirigo to respond to artist JR’s TED Prize wish “to turn the world inside-out using art." Students in the Public Art Studio Class interviewed Portland residents about what they want their community to be. The temporary public art project featured voices and portraits shared on the streets of Portland, on the web, and on the radio.

During the First Friday Art Walk on February 3, the college will host an exhibition, film screening, and celebration of the project from 5pm to 9pm on the second floor of the Porteous Building. Join us in celebrating our partnerships and project process, listen to our collective voices and pick up a copy of your photo at this multi-media installation. The documentary film, by No Umbrella Media, will be screened at 7 and 8pm.

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MECA in the News

Posted: 2012-01-24

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ICA at MECA to host Rocco Landesman of National Endowment for the Arts
Maine Sunday Telegram, June 2012

Review of Furniture Society Conference Exhibitions
Maine Sunday Telegram, June 2012

Review of MFA Thesis Exhibition
Portland Phoenix, May 2012

Review of MFA Thesis Exhibition
Maine Sunday Telegram, May 2012

MECA Students Design New Pirates Logo
Bangor Daily News, February 2012

MECA Students Design New Pirates Logo
WGME TV, February 2012 

Art Education Students Partner with Library and Telling Room
Falmouth Forecaster, January 2011

Public Art Class turns Portland Inside/Out
Portland Daily Sun, February 2012

Photography Faculty Collaborate for Exhibition

Maine Sunday Telegram, January 2012

Review: Michael Bell-Smith at ICA at MECA
Art New England, January 2012

Review: Faculty Show in ICA at MECA
Maine Sunday Telegram, December 2011

The Art World's New Darlings, Ahmed Alsoudani '05
New York Times, June 2011

Ahmed Alsoudani '05 Profile
Art in America, Summer 201

Caleb Charland Profile
Wall Street Journal, June 2011

Profile: Vivian Beer '00
American Craft Magazine

President Don Tuski on the Removal of the Mural in Augusta

MECA Offers $12,000 Scholarships to Local Grads
Maine Sunday Telegram, January 30, 2011

Review of the ICA at MECA Exhibition "Fracturing the Burning Glass"
Maine Sunday Telegram, January 30, 2011

Metalsmithing & Jewelry Faculty Jeffrey Clancy Exhibition and Book Launch in Brussels

Posted: 2012-01-24

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Metalsmithing & Jewelry faculty member Jeffrey Clancy is exhibiting his work at Elsa Platteau & Cie Gallery in Brussels from February 2 through March 2. An opening reception is scheduled for February 1 which includes a book launch for Clancy's "Making a Bowl by Raising and Crimping." This limited edition book includes texts written by Annie Larmon and Lauren Fensterstock, the Academic Program Director of the Masters of Fine Arts program at MECA. Clancy was also selected by the Smithsonian American Art Museum for the upcoming exhibition "40 under 40: Craft Futures" opening this summer at the Renwick Gallery in Washington, DC.