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MAT summer institute supports programs at LearningWorks

MAT summer institute supports programs at LearningWorks Students in our Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) summer institute have had two beautiful weeks . . .

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Liz Burdick ’22 named first Summer Illustration Fellow at The Nature Conservancy in Maine

We are thrilled to share that Liz Burdick '22, a recent graduate from our BFA Illustration major, was named the first Summer Illustration Fellow at The . . .

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Typographer, educator, & sign collector

Introducing Zenab Bastawala, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Zenab is an award-winning typographer, type designer/speaker, educator, and sign collector. She takes a multi-script and . . .

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Sandra Lapage MFA ’21 becomes a 2022-23 Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant recipient

Congratulations to Sandra Lapage MFA ’21 on being named a 2022-23 Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant recipient! Lapage lives and works in São . . .

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Meet Patrick Coughlin, Associate Professor of Ceramics

“In Patrick we are thrilled to have found the rare educator who is firmly grounded in contemporary design and production, the deep history of ceramics, and fine arts practice. Patrick will continue . . .

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Spotlight on Pace House

First settled by Native Americans known as Etchemins (skicin in Passamaquoddy) about 5,000 years ago, the town of Stonington is the gateway to the . . .

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olivier ’19 installs UFO Citing: A tribute to Lynn E. Catoe

olivier ’19 recently installed their site-specific piece UFO Citing: A tribute to Lynn E. Catoe in the Joanne Waxman Library stacks, serving as the very . . .

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Emotional Value Auctions featured on NPR’s KCUR 89.3

During the Charlotte Street 25th Anniversary Block Party in Kansas City last weekend, Professor and Coordinator of Public Engagement Adriane Herman held her . . .

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Maya Tihtiyas Attean ’23 searches for sanctuary in a cataclysmic world

Maya Tihtiyas Attean ’23 searches for sanctuary in a cataclysmic world Maya Tihtiyas Attean ’23—a Wabanaki artist raised on the . . .

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Parallels in the movement of humans and nature

Between ticketing and baggage claim at the Portland International Jetport this tourist season, visitors have the chance to get a glimpse of . . .

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Artistic Excellence › Advancement

Highlight on the Arts in Portland

Highlight on the Arts in Portland

Maine College of Art & Design shares deep roots with the Portland Museum of Art. In 1882, the Portland Society of Art was founded, which encompassed both the art school and the museum. Not until 1982 did . . .

Endowment Gifts Are Perpetual

Endowment Gifts Are Perpetual

We established the Winslow Homer Endowed Scholarship for Painting at MECA&D because endowed funds provide income in perpetuity, guaranteeing a source of financial aid without necessarily increasing tuition to . . .

Artists Supporting Artists

Artists Supporting Artists

In 2013, MECA&D recognized nationally known Maine artist Dahlov Ipcar with the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Fine Arts. In her acceptance speech, she advised young artists to follow their artistic intuition and . . .

Recognizing MECA&D’s Contributions to Portland and to Maine

Recognizing MECA&D’s Contributions to Portland and to Maine

Macpage LLC, an accounting and consulting firm with offices in South Portland, Augusta and Marlborough, Massachusetts, has a 27-year history of supporting MECA&D. Managing Director Tom O’Donnell feels . . .

Importance of Giving Back

Importance of Giving Back

Celeste Roberge ’79 has enjoyed an illustrious artistic career, both as an artist and as an educator. Surprisingly, her own art education began somewhat inauspiciously. After earning a sociology degree, she . . .

Small, but Tremendous

Small, but Tremendous

Deborah Bates ’83 held undergraduate degrees from Maine College of Art & Design and Boston University and graduate degrees from California College of Arts and Crafts and Pennsylvania State University. She . . .

Endowment Gifts are Perpetual

Endowment Gifts are Perpetual

Peter and Paula Lunder established the Lunder Foundation in 1988 to support educational, arts and health care organizations. Paula joined MECA&D’s board in 2003 and served as co-chair of The Campaign to . . .

Investing in Arts Education

Investing in Arts Education

*Gifts to the Annual Fund are used to provide scholarships, expand our community programming, and support our future artists, designers, and thinkers. Can you help us continue our . . .

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