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2017 MECA Awards & Recognitions

Educator Services Awards Five Years of Service Michael Connor • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Illustration Adam deGrandis • Adjunct Assistant Professor in Digital Media Samantha Haedrich . . .

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ICA at MECA Invites you to VRAGE: A Three Day Virtual Reality Art Gallery Experience (4.26 through 4.28)

Portland, Maine – The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art (ICA at MECA) is pleased to announce VRAGE developed and designed by University of Southern Maine (USM) student Justin . . .

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Maia Snow ’13 & Meg Hahn ’17 Selected for Monhegan Artists’ Residencies

Graduating senior Meg Hahn (BFA '17, Painting) and alum Maia Snow (BFA '13, Painting) have been selected to attend the Monhegan Artists’ Residency this summer. Now in its 29th year, Monhegan . . .

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Lily Yeh Announced As 2017 Commencement Speaker

Internationally Celebrated Artist and Founder of Barefoot Artists Lily Yeh to Address New MECA Grads; Honorary Degrees Granted to Lily Yeh, Alison Hildreth, and Peter and Paula Lunder [caption . . .

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Maine College of Art Appoints Laura Freid as Next President

Former CEO and Executive Director of The Silk Road Project at Harvard University will lead MECA through next phase of growth Portland, Maine – The Maine College of Art's Board of Trustees has . . .

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MECA News › MFA

Meg Hahn ’17, Baxter Koziol ’17, and Tessa O’Brien MFA ’16 Named as Joseph A. Fiore Painting Prize Finalists

Meg Hahn ’17, Baxter Koziol ’17, and Tessa O’Brien MFA ’16 Named as Joseph A. Fiore Painting Prize Finalists

The finalists will be given a juried exhibition and cash award at the Joseph A. Fiore Galleries at the Firehouse Center in Damariscotta, Maine this summer.

2017 Summer Lecture Series Announced

2017 Summer Lecture Series Announced

Free and Open to the Public, MECA’s 2017 MFA Summer Lecture Series Brings Artists and Critics From Around the World to Portland, Maine MECA’s Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art Program is pleased to . . .

United States Artists Announces 2016 Fellowships: Vivian Beer ’00, Faculty Lauren Fensterstock

United States Artists Announces 2016 Fellowships: Vivian Beer ’00, Faculty Lauren Fensterstock

Congratulations to Alum Vivian Beer '00, current MFA faculty member Lauren Fensterstock, and Anna Hepler (former MFA Non-Resident Studio Advisor) for achieving this amazing milestone! Each received $50,000 . . .

New Film Explores Energy Extraction

New Film Explores Energy Extraction

Artist Joshua Reiman, who is an Assistant Professor in MECA’s MFA in Studio Art and Sculpture programs, recently completed the timely film The Wind Dies The Sun Sets in collaboration with fellow artist Eric . . .

A Tree Grows in Woodfords

A Tree Grows in Woodfords

Local Portland, Maine, artist Aaron Stephan MFA ’02 was chosen by Portland’s City Council in June, 2016, to design a public art sculpture that is part of an overall revisioning for Portland’s Woodfords . . .

MECA Represented in Boston Young Contemporaries Exhibition

MECA Represented in Boston Young Contemporaries Exhibition

Veronica A. Perez, MFA '16 and Isabelle O'Donnell, Painting '17 have been accepted into the 2016 Boston Young Contemporaries exhibition. This juried exhibition is a survey of contemporary art from graduate . . .

Jarrett Mellenbruch MFA ’14 Wins Grant for Art/Science Research Project

Jarrett Mellenbruch MFA ’14 Wins Grant for Art/Science Research Project

Jarrett Mellenbruch MFA ’14, who teaches at the Kansas City Art Institute, has been working on Haven, a functioning beehive sculpture project designed to grow into a nationwide network of 1,000 beehives that . . .

Kim Vose Jones MFA ’12 Awarded Creation Grant

Kim Vose Jones MFA ’12 Awarded Creation Grant

Kim Vose Jones MFA '12 was awarded a $10,000 Creation Grant through the New Brunswick Arts Board. The Creation Grant program is designed to provide assistance to professional New Brunswick artists for the . . .

2016 Commencement Speakers & Honorary Degree Recipients

2016 Commencement Speakers & Honorary Degree Recipients

Ruby Lerner, President and Executive Director of Creative Capital, delivered the keynote address at MECA’s Commencement Ceremony. Honorary Degrees were granted to David Shaw, C. David Thomas ’68, and Ruby . . .

O Time Your Pyramids — Faculty Julie Poitras Santos

O Time Your Pyramids — Faculty Julie Poitras Santos

The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Reed Art Gallery is proud to present O Time Your Pyramids by Portland artist Julie Poitras Santos, from Friday, March 4 through Friday, April 15, 2016.

Summer 2016 Visiting Artist Lecture Series Announced

Summer 2016 Visiting Artist Lecture Series Announced

[intro]MECA’s Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art Program is pleased to announce the 2016 MFA Lecture Series, which brings a national and international roster of visiting artists, curators, and scholars to . . .

Professor Joshua Reiman Featured in Hyperallergic

Professor Joshua Reiman Featured in Hyperallergic

Assistant Professor of the MFA in Studio Art and Sculpture, Joshua Reiman, has a review of his show Glass Houses in HyperAllergic. "Glass Houses is a thought-provoking and meditative show that draws in . . .

Matthew Tanzi MFA ’15 Creates Animation for “Trick or Treat” Concert

Matthew Tanzi MFA ’15 Creates Animation for “Trick or Treat” Concert

On October 18th, 2015, Portland Symphony Orchestra held a "Trick or Treat" concert at the Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine. Assistant Conductor Norman Hunyh lead the “ghouls and goblins” of the P.S.O . . .

2015 MFA Thesis Exhibition

2015 MFA Thesis Exhibition

The 2015 MFA Thesis Exhibition included work from MFA students Laura Blair Bodden, Audra Christie, Stratton McCrady, Brandon Pierce, Alena Shaughnessy, Aaron Smith, and Matthew Tanzi. The MFA program granted . . .

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