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The ICA@MECA Presents: Sorry We Missed You

PORTLAND, Maine - The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at Maine College of Art (MECA) is pleased to announce the opening of Sorry We Missed You, an exhibition of works by fifteen 2020 alumni . . .

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2021 Belvedere Fund Awardees Announced

The Belvedere Fund for Professional Development in the field of crafts at Maine College of Art was established in 2008 in memory of Deborah Pulliam of Castine, Maine. Deborah was a lover of history, . . .

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Pre-College Online Podcasting Instructor Highlight

Did you know that Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors in high schools all over the world come to Maine College of Art in the summers for our Pre-College program to learn what it means to be a real . . .

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Maine College of Art Announces Plans for 2021 Commencement

Dear Members of the MECA Community, As we look ahead to the conclusion of the academic year, we are working to finalize plans for a Commencement ceremony that will appropriately honor our . . .

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NPR’s Robert Smith to Teach 12-week Salt Podcasting Course

Robert Smith of NPR’s Planet Money will now be teaching a 12-week course on creating serialized podcasts, through the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at MECA. The class will run from May . . .

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MECA Hosts Virtual Maine Art Educators Exhibition

MECA Hosts Virtual Maine Art Educators Exhibition

Maine College of Art is pleased to host Speak Your Voice: the Maine Art Education Association (MAEA) 2021 Virtual Spring Art Exhibition, from April 15, 2021, through May 9, 2021.  The Maine Art Education . . .

NPR’s Robert Smith to Teach 12-week Salt Podcasting Course

NPR’s Robert Smith to Teach 12-week Salt Podcasting Course

Robert Smith of NPR’s Planet Money will now be teaching a 12-week course on creating serialized podcasts, through the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at MECA. The class will run from May 3-July 23. . . .

2021 Belvedere Fund Awardees Announced

2021 Belvedere Fund Awardees Announced

The Belvedere Fund for Professional Development in the field of crafts at Maine College of Art was established in 2008 in memory of Deborah Pulliam of Castine, Maine. Deborah was a lover of history, land . . .

Pre-College Online Podcasting Instructor Highlight

Pre-College Online Podcasting Instructor Highlight

Did you know that Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors in high schools all over the world come to Maine College of Art in the summers for our Pre-College program to learn what it means to be a real artist in a . . .

President Laura Freid’s Letter On Standing Together Against Racism

President Laura Freid’s Letter On Standing Together Against Racism

Dear Members of the MECA Community, Walking on Congress Street in Portland the day after the violent murders in Atlanta, Georgia, I passed a woman on her hands and knees trying hard to erase destructive . . .

Maine College of Art Announces Plans for 2021 Commencement

Maine College of Art Announces Plans for 2021 Commencement

Dear Members of the MECA Community, As we look ahead to the conclusion of the academic year, we are working to finalize plans for a Commencement ceremony that will appropriately honor our graduating . . .

The ICA@MECA Presents: Sorry We Missed You

The ICA@MECA Presents: Sorry We Missed You

PORTLAND, Maine - The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at Maine College of Art (MECA) is pleased to announce the opening of Sorry We Missed You, an exhibition of works by fifteen 2020 alumni artists from . . .

MAT Student Helps Biddeford School to Thrive

MAT Student Helps Biddeford School to Thrive

Cooper Binette ’20, MAT ’21 was hired as a student intern at Biddeford Intermediate School in Biddeford, Maine, for the school year 2020-2021 and has been receiving accolades for his work there. Due to . . .

Maine College of Art Announces Stephen Bowden ’97 As Director of Marketing and Communication

Maine College of Art Announces Stephen Bowden ’97 As Director of Marketing and Communication

 Maine College of Art (MECA) has appointed Stephen Bowden '97 as Director of Marketing and Communication. “Steve’s professional experiences as a designer combined with his background as a MECA alum and . . .

Maine College of Art to Host Annual Resilience Week

Maine College of Art to Host Annual Resilience Week

Maine College of Art to Host Annual Resilience Week, A Series of Events to Support Conversations Around Race and Inclusion Maine College of Art is proud to announce its second annual Resilience Week, scheduled . . .

2021 Maine Region Scholastic Art Awards

2021 Maine Region Scholastic Art Awards

Maine College of Art is pleased to be hosting both the Scholastic Art Award Competition and the Congressional Art Awards this year. Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the . . .

Maine College of Art Announces BFA Racial Justice Scholarships Available For Applications Submitted By February 1, 2021

Maine College of Art Announces BFA Racial Justice Scholarships Available For Applications Submitted By February 1, 2021

Artwork: Self Portrait, Dulce Maria Clegg '21, 2019. Maine College of Art is pleased to announce the creation of Racial Justice Scholarships for accepted students to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program as . . .

President Laura Freid Welcomes Students Back to MECA

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 learned that . . .

President Freid’s Reflections on the Challenges Facing Our Democracy

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. The chaos and . . .

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

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 Art (ICA) at . . .

TD Charitable Foundation Supports Maine College of Art  with COVID-Relief Financial Aid Funding for Students of Color

TD Charitable Foundation Supports Maine College of Art with COVID-Relief Financial Aid Funding for Students of Color

TD Charitable Foundation Supports Maine College of Art with COVID-Relief Financial Aid Funding for Students of Color The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most . . .

Spring 2021 Planning Update

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 very . . .

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

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 are now realizing . . .

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