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December 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - December 15, 2017 @ 7:30 pm


  • Thursday, December 14, 5-7:30pm
  • Osher Hall at Maine College of Art & Design
  • Free and open to the public

Proximity features work by Salt at MECA&D’s inaugural class. Via their commitment to documenting the experiences of others, dedication to the craft of narrative, and camaraderie in the classroom, these nineteen storytellers have built a collective body of work which honors the spirit and history of this program while also marking a new chapter in the story of Salt.

Over the past four decades, Salt students have told the stories of hundreds of people from across Maine and New England, and the program became known for an approach to storytelling that is as thoughtful as it is rigorous. The name “Salt” was chosen by the first group of students to complete the program: it represents Maine’s deep sense of place, its many subcultures, and the tenacity required to live and work off the beaten track. In 2016, Maine College of Art & Design acquired the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and developed a graduate certificate program commonly known as Salt at MECA&D.

Please join us for this semester’s final exhibition.

Featured Artists: Nora Boydell, Kristen Cabrera, Mac Christopher, Eliza Dennis, Dara Fruchter, Casey Georgi, Leila Goldstein, Jennifer Kinney, Pallavi Kottamasu, Olivia Norrmén-Smith, Phoebe Parker, Christopher Seigel, Justin Sloan, Rick Stark, Harry Sultan, Samira Tazari, Alix Towler, Joel Tsui, and Tressa Versteeg.

Header: Phoebe Parker MFA '17


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December 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
December 15, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
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