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President Laura Freid’s Post-Election Letter to the MECA Community

November 4, 2020 Dear MECA Community, Many of us had hoped that the outcome of the 2020 election would be known by now. As results continue to trickle in from across the country, however, we . . .

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Maine College of Art Announces New Sculpture Faculty Endowment

Maine College of Art Announces New Sculpture Faculty Endowment New Endowment Honors Sculpture Professor Emeritus Gary Ambrose Maine College of Art (MECA) is pleased to announce the establishment of . . .

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The ICA at MECA Presents: ACOUSTIC RESONANCE

The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art Presents: ACOUSTIC RESONANCE On view from October 2 - December 11, 2020 The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at Maine College of Art . . .

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Welcome to MECA: A Message from President Laura Freid

Dear Students, Welcome to Maine College of Art. I have really enjoyed meeting the new students who joined our community over the past few weeks and greeting the returning students and members of . . .

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MECA’s 2020-2021 Welcome to Campus Plan

Dear members of the MECA Community, I am writing to you today to share an update on our plan to welcome students, faculty, and staff to campus as safely as possible this summer and fall. Maine . . .

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MECA News › Textile & Fashion Design

MECA Announces Alysha Kupferer as New Textiles Chair

MECA Announces Alysha Kupferer as New Textiles Chair

Alysha Kupferer will serve as the new Chair and Assistant Professor of the Fashion & Textile Design Program. Alysha's interdisciplinary background represents a significant asset to our curriculum.

MECA Receives $300,000 Windgate Grant to Support Craft Programs

MECA Receives $300,000 Windgate Grant to Support Craft Programs

MECA’s Ceramics, Metalsmithing & Jewelry, Textile & Fashion Design, and Woodworking & Furniture Design Will Receive Generous Boost A grant from the Windgate Charitable Foundation for $300,000 to . . .

Faculty Anne Emlein + Faculty Rose Allard ’14 Win 2016 CAP Apprenticeship

Faculty Anne Emlein + Faculty Rose Allard ’14 Win 2016 CAP Apprenticeship

Faculty Anne Emlein and Faculty Rose Allard '14 were chosen as a Master / Apprentice pair in the 2016 Craft Apprentice Program, implemented by Maine Crafts Association and Maine Arts Commission.

Enchanted Favorites Costumes Designed By Students

Enchanted Favorites Costumes Designed By Students

The colorful costumes seen in Portland Symphony Orchestra's Enchanted Favorites were designed by Textile & Fashion Design students and faculty. To fit the two different bodies of the performers playing . . .

Wheels and Heels: A Guest Lecture By Matthew Bird

Wheels and Heels: A Guest Lecture By Matthew Bird

Rhode Island School of Design Assistatnt Professor Matthew Bird presented the lecture "Wheels and Heels: Matchbox cars, Barbie Dolls, and what they can teach us about design" at MECA. Matthew spent the last . . .

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