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Maine Art Teacher Exhibit at MECA

Posted: 2011-10-01

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The exhibition of work by Maine Art Teachers ""My Other Hat" is now on display at Maine College of Art in the Zand Head and Hall Galleries through October 21st.

An opening reception will be held on Friday, October 7th from 5- 8 pm during First Friday Artwalk and is courtesy of the MECA Advancement Office.

This exhibition brings together the creative work of 45 Art educators from around the state and celebrates the studio practice and exploration that takes place beyond the classroom.  This show features a variety of media including: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, collage, mixed media, ceramics and sculpture.  Artists represented in this show teach in Maine's public and private schools and universities and are members of the Maine Art Education Association, an arts advocacy organization that encourages innovation and research in art education, the exchange of ideas and practices among teachers, and promotes the artistic learning of children.

Faculty Lecture: Adriane Herman

Posted: 2011-09-14

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Adriane Herman, Associate Professor of Printmaking and Foundation at MECA, will give a lecture in Osher Hall on September 15 at 12:30pm. Herman investigates conscious and unwitting forms of consumption and collection. She has had solo exhibitions at Western Exhibitions in Chicago, the Kansas City Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art, The Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and Adam Baumgold Gallery in New York. Sites of group exhibitions include International Print Center New York; The Dalarnas Museum (Sweden); Portland Museum of Art; Ulrich Museum of Art (Wichita); The Brooklyn Museum, Rose Contemporary, and chosen barren land in Tainen, Taiwan.  Herman’s work has been collected by The Herbert  F. Johnson Museum of Art, The Progressive Corporation, Sprint, Inc., The Walker Art Center, and The Whitney Museum of American Art.

Herman has received grants from the Maine Arts Commission, the Charlotte Street Foundation , and the Avenue of the Arts Foundation.  Her solo and collaborative work has been written about in numerous journals, including The New Yorker, Art on Paper, Art Journal, The Kansas City Star and Art New England, as well as the following books: Printmaking at the Edge:  45 Artists/16 Countries/A New Perspective; Imprint of Place: Maine Printmaking 1800-2005; The Best of Printmaking; Thomas Kinkade: The Artist in the Mall, and Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials and Processes. 

Herman's independent efforts to normalize consumption of fine art dovetail with collaborative curatorial efforts such as SlopArt.com and projects she has undertaken with students and colleagues, such as “Long Overdue:  Book Renewal,” which recycled myriad books, yielding 175 artworks temporarily collectible through Portland Public Library and Inter-Library Loan. Another book-based collaborative project Herman recently initiated is called Plunder the Influence and can be browsed online or viewed in the Joanne Waxman Library until the end of September.

Herman has lectured and conducted workshops at over fifty institutions. She holds a B.A. from Smith College, an M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and  a Level II certificate in the Wilton Method of Cake Decorating.  She offers limited edition multiples in barter for intimate details about others’ lives in the form of grocery or “to do” lists.