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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 › Alumni

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

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 Paulo, Brazil . . .

Cori Champagne MFA ’08 opens “Let’s never do this again”

Cori Champagne MFA ’08 opens “Let’s never do this again”

Cori Champagne MFA '08 opens Let’s never do this again on June 8 at the Boston Sculptors Gallery Join Cori Champagne MFA ’08 to view Let's . . .

Roberta March MFA ’21 opens Em Movimento (In Motion) in Houston, TX

Roberta March MFA ’21 opens Em Movimento (In Motion) in Houston, TX

Roberta March MFA '21 opens Em Movimento (In Motion) in Houston, TX On Saturday, June 11, the exhibition Em Movimento (In Motion), featuring . . .

Jackie Christie ’21, MAT ’22 follows her passion to become an art educator

Jackie Christie ’21, MAT ’22 follows her passion to become an art educator

Jackie Christie '21, MAT ’22 follows her passion to become an art educator After Jackie Christie '21, MAT ’22 got her BFA from MECA&D in . . .

Sharon Shapiro MFA ’19 confronts racial and climate crises through utopian and dystopian lenses

Sharon Shapiro MFA ’19 confronts racial and climate crises through utopian and dystopian lenses

Sharon Shapiro MFA '19 confronts racial and climate crises through utopian and dystopian lenses Keep an eye out for all of Sharon Shapiro MFA . . .

Nancy Nesvet MFA ’04 chosen to curate From Palestine With Art exhibition at La Biennale d’ Arte, 2022

Nancy Nesvet MFA ’04 chosen to curate From Palestine With Art exhibition at La Biennale d’ Arte, 2022

  Nancy Nesvet MFA '04 chosen to curate From Palestine With Art exhibition at La Biennale d' Arte, 2022 Congratulations to Nancy Nesvet MFA '04, curator of the official Collateral exhibition From . . .

Savanna Pettengill ’14 is searching for answers in the space between reality and memories

Savanna Pettengill ’14 is searching for answers in the space between reality and memories

Savanna Pettengill '14 is searching for answers in the space between reality and memories Captivating and beautiful, Returns by Savanna Pettengill . . .

Rachel Gloria Adams ’15 awarded Winter 2022 David C. Driskell Fellowship & Black Seed Residency

Rachel Gloria Adams ’15 awarded Winter 2022 David C. Driskell Fellowship & Black Seed Residency

Rachel Gloria Adams ’15 awarded the Winter 2022 David C. Driskell Fellowship and Black Seed Studio residency through Indigo Arts . . .

Golaleh Yazdani MFA ’18 receives the Lunder Insitute Residential Fellowship

Golaleh Yazdani MFA ’18 receives the Lunder Insitute Residential Fellowship

Congratulations to Golaleh Yazdani MFA '18 on receiving the Lunder Institute Residential Fellowship at Colby College’s Greene Block + Studios in downtown . . .

Randy Regier MFA ’07 brings to life an imaginary toy store

Randy Regier MFA ’07 brings to life an imaginary toy store

NuPenny’s Last Stand, an imaginary toy store by Randy Regier MFA '07, has found its way back to Maine after 12 years. Regier first conceptualized NuPenny while working towards his MFA at MECA&D and . . .

Hanji Chang ’14 animates to make learning about environmental issues more accessible

Hanji Chang ’14 animates to make learning about environmental issues more accessible

While at MECA&D, Hanji Chang ’14 conducted an independent study focusing on the invasive impact green crabs have on coastal ecosystems and Maine fisheries. Her study resulted in an animation created . . .

Alejandra Cuadra Sanchez ’20 work featured at Boston Sculptors Gallery and Cape Cod Museum of Art

Alejandra Cuadra Sanchez ’20 work featured at Boston Sculptors Gallery and Cape Cod Museum of Art

Congratulations to Alejandra Cuadra Sanchez ’20 for recent exhibits of Passages de Pertenecer (Passages of Belonging) at the Boston Sculptors Gallery and Cape Cod Museum of . . .

Heather Flor Cron ’20 named Indigo Arts Alliance’s Black Seed Resident

Heather Flor Cron ’20 named Indigo Arts Alliance’s Black Seed Resident

Heather Flor Cron '20 named Indigo Arts Alliance's newest Black Seed Resident Congratulations to alumna Heather Flor Cron '20 on her appointment as . . .

Sustaining a Professional Practice After MFA

Sustaining a Professional Practice After MFA

When did you graduate? Were you a full or low resident? May 2018 and I was a full resident in the program. Why did you decide to get your MFA at MECA&D? I decided to get my MFA at MECA&D because of the . . .

I Let My Curiosity Lead Me

I Let My Curiosity Lead Me

How did you learn about Salt? A photographer friend in Portland took me to the final show of the 2006 fall semester, when the photography was still black and white film! I had been shooting some weddings and . . .

Life After MECA&D

Life After MECA&D

Tessa Greene O’Brien MFA ’16 and her husband, Will Sears, both painters, had a long-standing dream to fill the city of Portland with colorful, graphic works of art in public spaces. Immersed in the worlds . . .

MECA&D Artists in 2018 Portland Museum of Art Biennial

MECA&D Artists in 2018 Portland Museum of Art Biennial

In October 2017, the Portland Museum of Art announced their participating artists for the 2018 Biennial exhibition. The Biennial will be open January 26 to May 30, 2018. This 10th Biennial is intended to . . .

Emily Staugaitis ’08 Co-founds Bandhu Gardens

Emily Staugaitis ’08 Co-founds Bandhu Gardens

Emily Staugaitis '08 and Minara Begum formed Bandhu Gardens as a way to connect and support families within their community. This neighborhood garden and project, located in Detroit, Michigan, creates a . . .

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