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MECA Alum Miles Spadone named "Emerging Artist" by Ceramics Monthly

Posted: 2014-03-19

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Congratulations to MECA alum Miles Spadone on recently being awarded "Emerging Artist" by the publication Ceramics Monthly. Spadone's work will be featured in the May issue. The publication recognizes ceramic artists both domestically and internationally who have been working with clay professionally for under ten years. Spadone was also recently accepted into a two year traveling show with the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh.

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MECA Photography Alum Brett Walker Awarded Residency at Chalk Hill

Posted: 2014-03-18

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Congratulations to Brett Walker 06' on his recent Chalk Hill Artist Residency located in the San Francisco's wine country. One to two artists are chosen each year for the residency and spend 4-8 weeks on the Residency's ranch in a three-bedroom 1920's farmhouse. Although this post is being created after Walker already completed his residency, MECA would still like to wish him congratulations.


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**photo above from Walker's series on the Bay Area Vintage Baseball League

New Media Professor Gary Robinov and MECA Alum Dean Merrill’s Film Nominated at Lewiston Auburn Film Festival

Posted: 2014-03-06

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Adjunct professor and filmmaker Gary Robinov and MECA alum ’03 Dean Merrill’s film “Detour” has been nominated for four awards at the Lewiston Auburn Film Festival. Detour follows the struggles of a recovering addict and stars local talents Brian Chamberlain and Astrea Campbell-Cobb. The film is nominated for Best Short Film, Best Maine Film, Best of Festival and actor Brian Chamberlain in nominated for Best Actor.

Robinov is the co-founder of White Dog Arts Creative Studios and is the only filmmaker to have films nominated in the festival all four years that is has been running.

 

A Shifted Behavior: a collaborative exploration of our individual actions and the impacts on climate change

Posted: 2014-03-04

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A Shifted Behavior is an artistic project that seeks to generate dialog and increase education about climate change through curriculum, community partnerships, social media and exhibitions. Using a variety of print and digital media, the works in the exhibition reveal how our individual actions impact the natural environment, and prompt us to question and shift our habits. Students worked collaboratively on a diverse set of projects that call attention to a range of environmental issues including waste, consumption, food safety and education. The project utilizes the Citizen Circle model and seeks to build peer knowledge and skills, increase engagement and expand the public audience.

This hybrid project is part of a larger Public Engagement  initiative to embed issues of climate change and environmental stewardship into the curriculum and co-curricular programming. This initiative is generously supported by an Environmental Education Grant from the EPA.   Thank you to our project partners inside the college and our community partners at 350/Maine.

The exhibition will be held at Maine College of Art, Zand Head Gallery, 522 Congress Street, Portland, Maine, from February 28-March 8.  Participatory projects and closing reception on first Friday, March 7 from 5-8PM.

Artists in the exhibition: Chloe Beaven, Robert Bennett, Kristina Buckley, Zach Dallaire, Caitlin Ervin, Ashley Hall, Samantha Prada-Putzig, Megan Taitano, Anthony Zambrana

Follow this project and other Public Engagement initiatives: http://publicengagementmeca.tumblr.com/

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Women's History Month Events at MECA

Posted: 2014-03-04

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The Artist as Mother: Exploring the Balance

Maine College of Art Celebrates Women's History Month by exploring the, sometimes challenging, relationship between motherhood and active studio practice. During the month of March, join us as we screen two films Who Does She Think She Is and Lost In Living, and invite back a panel of MECA alumni to share their personal experience.


Film Screening: Who Does She Think She Is?

Tuesday, March 4, 12pm, Osher Hal

“In a half-changed world, women are often forced to choose: Mothering or working? Your children's wellbeing or your own own? Who Does She Think She Is?, a documentary by Academy Award winning filmmaker Pamela Tanner Boll, features five fierce women who refuse to choose. Through their lives, we explore some of the most problematic intersections of our time: mothering and creativity, partnering and independence, economics and art. Along the way, the film invites us to consider both ancient legacies of women worshipped as cultural muses and more modern times where most people can't even name a handful of female artists. In the end, the diverse women in the film demonstrate that our creativity and our caregiving are not mutually exclusive, but deeply connected. In fact, their co-existence might just be the key to finishing the job.” (Synopsis from www.whodoesshethinksheis.net)

Free & Open to the Public (RSVP required for general public)

RSVP to alums@meca.edu with names of attendees.

 

Film Screening: Lost in Living

Friday, March 21, 6:30pm, Osher Hall

“Behind the domestic curtain of motherhood, where the creative impulse can flourish or languish, are four women determined to make a go of it. Filmed over seven years, Lost In Living, confronts the contradictions inherent in personal ambition and self-sacrifice, female friendship and mental isolation, big projects and dirty dishes. The complex realities of family life unfold in this documentary film about the messy intersection of motherhood and artistic expression.

(synopsis from www.maandpafilms.com)

Free & Open to the Public (RSVP required for general public)

RSVP to alums@meca.edu with names of attendees.

 

The Artist as Mother: Exploring the Balance

Panel Discussion with MECA Mothers

Friday, March 28, 6:30pm Osher Hall

Join us for a discussion with three diverse women artists who have learned to balance their family life with their creative practice. They will share their strategies, insights, challenges, and revelations learned while navigating their lives as artists and mothers.

Free & Open to the Public (RSVP required for general public)

RSVP to alums@meca.edu with names of attendees.

MECAmorphosis Spring Gala Hosted on May 8, 2014

Posted: 2014-02-28

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MECAmorphosis Celebrates the 2014 BFA and MFA Thesis Exhibitions while Introducing 100 Emerging Artists.

Portland, Maine ~ MECA's Spring Gala, MECAmorphosis, celebrates the 2014 Thesis Exhibitions and introduces 100 emerging artists graduating from Maine College of Art in the BFA, MFA, and MAT programs, as well as raises critical scholarship funds to educate the next generation of artists. Tapas, cash bars, music, and interactive art throughout the College’s historic Porteous Building are highlights of this creatively festive Portland spring event.  The evening concludes with the Runway Fashion Show, which premiers the collections of our majors in Textile and Fashion Design.

May 8, 5:30 -10 P.M.Tickets $25-$150 at: mecamorphosis.brownpapertickets.com. 522 Congress St., Portland, or by calling 207.699.5012.

MECAmorphosis raises critical scholarship funds to educate the next generation of artists as public intellectuals and creative entrepreneurs. MECA’s contribution to the region is unique and not duplicated by any other institution or organization.  Forty percent of our students are from Maine and over 60% of our graduates remain in Maine to become important contributors to our communities. A strong scholarship program allows us to attract young, creative people to the state.  Below are the details of the event:

MECAmorphosis, Thursday, May 8, 2014

5:30PM-7:30PM  =  BFA & MFA Thesis Exhibitions and Gala, Floors One, Two and Three

7:30PM-8:30PM  =  Runway Fashion Show, The Cafe, Floor Two

8:30PM-10:00PM  =  Runway Fashion Show After Party, The Cafe, Floor Two

Please visit http://meca.edu/mecamorphosis or call the Development Office (207.699.5012) to purchase tickets or for more info.

 

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