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The Next Level: SALT

Wheels click in staccato rhythms and rubber stoppers shriek against the slick wooden floor of the track. Strapped head to toe in protective pads and helmets, 10 women on rollerskates jockey for . . .

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The Art of Music: Seeing Sound at MECA

The fusion of music and art at MECA is a match made in heaven, or at least in Newark, New Jersey, where Bob Crewe grew up. The path from Newark to Portland, Maine, may seem unlikely, but serendipity . . .

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Walking As Aesthetic Practice

Assistant Professor in MFA Julie Poitras Santos' site-specific visual practice takes many forms, including installations, video, performances and public projects. Much of her recent work uses walking . . .

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Highlight on the Arts in Portland

Maine College of Art 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 the . . .

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Intern Profile: Elizabeth Dee Gallery, NYC

By being involved in the gallery’s administrative aspects, I was able to not only work but witness, as well, how the multiple functions of a gallery come together. This included the gallery’s . . .

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My Path to Freelance Illustrator

My path to becoming a freelance illustrator began when I made the decision to transfer from a liberal arts school in Massachusetts to an art school next to my hometown. I knew that I wanted to be . . .

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Critique in the K-12 Classroom

Think about it. When was the last time you and a friend discussed a really good book or movie and asked each other the names of the three major characters? In a forgetful moment, perhaps, but not as . . .

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Vivian Beer ’00 Wins Ellen DeGeneres’ Design Challenge

Vivian Beer '00 was announced the Winner of Ellen DeGeneres' Design Challenge on last night's finale. Vivian won a $100,000 cash prize from Wayfair.com and her work will be featured in HGTV Magazine. . . .

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Testing One’s Own Imagination

I’ve loved to make art as long as I came remember.  Mostly drawing.  I came to MECA after graduating high school, and growing up with fantastically creative friends who helped me to exercise my . . .

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MECA Students Embrace Real-World Projects

What happens to history when stories are lost? And what is the artist’s role in saving and sharing stories? Students in Documentary Storytelling, a class taught by MECA Adjunct Instructor of . . .

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Highlight on the Arts in Portland

Highlight on the Arts in Portland

Maine College of Art 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 the Portland . . .

Endowment Gifts Are Perpetual

Endowment Gifts Are Perpetual

We established the Winslow Homer Endowed Scholarship for Painting at MECA 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 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’s Contributions to Portland and to Maine

Recognizing MECA’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. Managing Director Tom O’Donnell feels strongly . . .

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 and Boston University and graduate degrees from California College of Arts and Crafts and Pennsylvania State University. She painted and . . .

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’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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