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President Freid’s Reflections on the Challenges Facing Our Democracy

Dear MECA Community, There are few words that can adequately express the dismay, and ultimately the despair, so many felt watching the assault on the Capitol building in Washington, DC this week. . . .

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The ICA at MECA Presents: Parallax/Geography and Tory Fair: Portable Window

The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art Presents: Parallax/Geography and Tory Fair: Portable Window On view from January 15 – February 28, 2021 The Institute of Contemporary . . .

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Salt at MECA Hires New Visiting Professor of Radio & Podcasting for Spring 2021

Salt Institute at MECA Hires New Visiting Professor of Radio & Podcasting for Spring 2021 The Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at MECA has hired a visiting teacher of Radio and . . .

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Spring 2021 Planning Update

Dear MECA Community, I hope this note finds you and your family safe and healthy. I am pleased to share that our efforts to create an arts oasis here at MECA this semester were successful - we were . . .

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President Laura Freid Welcomes Students Back to MECA

Dear MECA Students, We are looking forward to welcoming you back to campus for the start of the spring semester next week. While the pandemic required many emotional and physical adjustments, we . . .

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Salt at MECA Hires New Visiting Professor of Radio & Podcasting for Spring 2021

Salt at MECA Hires New Visiting Professor of Radio & Podcasting for Spring 2021

Salt Institute at MECA Hires New Visiting Professor of Radio & Podcasting for Spring 2021 The Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at MECA has hired a visiting teacher of Radio and Podcasting. Katie . . .

MECA Announces Isaac Kestenbaum as Director of the Salt Institute

MECA Announces Isaac Kestenbaum as Director of the Salt Institute

July 30, 2020 -- Maine College of Art (MECA) has appointed Isaac Kestenbaum as Director of the Salt Institute, President Laura Freid announced today. Kestenbaum will begin his role at MECA on August 10, 2020. . . .

Ashley Cleek Announced as Instructor for ‘Intro to Podcasting’ Intensive in March 2020

Ashley Cleek Announced as Instructor for ‘Intro to Podcasting’ Intensive in March 2020

Maine College of Art's Continuing Studies Program is excited to announce that Ashley Cleek, proud former instructor and graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, will be teaching the upcoming . . .

Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at MECA Announces Fellowship

Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at MECA Announces Fellowship

The fellowship will support the work of students from underrepresented communities who have been accepted into the fifteen-week Salt Graduate Certificate Program in Documentary Studies at MECA.

Salt Alumni Win Audio Competition Awards

Salt Alumni Win Audio Competition Awards

Tracy Mumford Salt ’13 and Steven Jackson Salt ’13 won audio awards in the 2017 Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Competition.

Tavia Gilbert Salt ’01 Receives Best Female Narrator Audie Award

Tavia Gilbert Salt ’01 Receives Best Female Narrator Audie Award

Tavia Gilbert, who attended the Salt Institute of Documentary Studies in 2001, received a 2017 Best Female Narrator Audie Award for her narration of Be Frank With Me, by Julia Claiborne Johnson. Other nominees . . .

New Faculty Hires for Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at MECA

New Faculty Hires for Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at MECA

The Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at MECA is excited to welcome Yoon S. Byun as the Visiting Instructor of Photography and Short Film and Colin Cheney as the Guest Instructor of Writing Since 1973, . . .

Annie Avilés Chosen to Lead Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at Maine College of Art

Annie Avilés Chosen to Lead Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at Maine College of Art

Award-winning radio-maker, writer and editor is a longtime contributor to Harper’s Magazine, National Public Radio, Radio Ambulante, Virginia Quarterly Review, The World, and others. Maine College of Art . . .

Bill Lascher, Salt ’02: Eve of a Hundred Midnights

Bill Lascher, Salt ’02: Eve of a Hundred Midnights

Please join us on Wednesday, March 8, at 6:00pm for a book signing and reading with Bill Lascher Salt '02 for his book Eve of a Hundred Midnights. This event takes place in the PhotoLab, located in the Lower . . .

MECA’s Salt Graduate Certificate Accepting Applications

MECA’s Salt Graduate Certificate Accepting Applications

Maine College of Art is now accepting applications for its Fall 2017 Salt Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies The Salt Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies is a one-semester graduate-level . . .

Two Create: A Collaborative Project by Salt Alumni

Two Create: A Collaborative Project by Salt Alumni

Writers, artists, and friends Heidi Sistare and Kelly Shetron value creative partnerships so highly they started their own project that explores how collaborative relationships impact creative work. “The . . .

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