BFA Visiting Artist Lecture Series

MECA’s Visiting Artist & Guest Lecturer Series invites professional artists, educators, curators, thought leaders, and creative entrepreneurs to present on topics of interest and importance to the MECA community.

All lectures in this series are hosted in Osher Hall, second floor of Porteous, and are open to the public at no charge. Seating is limited. Supported in part by the Gene R. Cohen Charitable Foundation, the Isabel K. Pease Trust, and friends of the College through the Osher Chair Naming Program. Call 207.699.5010 for more information. View all our upcoming Artist Lectures on our Events page.

Upcoming Lectures: Fall 2019

Photographer: Little Fang

Artist-in-Residence: Machine Dazzle
Tuesday, September 17, 6–7pm

Costume Designer for Taylor Mac
Limited seating

Taylor Mac maintains we are “a nation of makers” and that one of his favorite makers is costume designer Machine Dazzle. Machine, whose parents met and married in Pembroke, Maine, will be in residence at Maine College of Art from September 15th – 19th 2019. The residency includes an exhibition of costumes designed for Taylor’s performances, on display in the Bob Crewe Gallery Windows. Select students from the departments of Textiles and Fashion Design will apprentice with Machine during this residency, co-creating something tangibly extraordinary.

During this residency, Machine will also deliver a public lecture, so don’t miss this opportunity to learn from a master the intricate ins and outs of over-the-top costume design!

This residency is a collaboration with Portland Ovations and is made possible by the Crewe Foundation.

Image courtesy of the artist

Artist Lecture: Rodney Sayers
Wednesday, October 2nd, 6–7pm
Limited seating

Klewetua, Rodney Sayers, is a Hupacasath artist from Ahswinis, Port Alberni, British Columbia, and is a descendant of the Nuu Chah Nulth peoples.

Sayers’s practice examines the role of traditional artwork in a contemporary world. He believes that for an art form to remain vibrant, it must evolve and adapt, but remain true to its origins.

Sayers will take part in the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at MECA’s exhibition DesignInquiry: Futurespective. On view from October 4 – December 14, 2019. Learn more.

Header Image: Machine Dazzle & Taylor Mac; Photographer: Joseph Beyer (detail)