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Amya Bhalla, Salt ’22 sneaks art into the world

Amya Bhalla, Salt ’22 Sneaks Art Into The World “I love sneaking my art into the world when no one is looking,” Amya Bhalla, Salt ’22 explains on a website highlighting various pursuits . . .

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Amelia Garretson-Persans MFA ’16, Ashley Page ’20, and Lin Snow ’20 in DESCENT

DESCENT, featuring work from a group of Maine College of Art & Design alumni, opens at Mayo Street Arts during the Oct. 7 First Friday Art . . .

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Emily Kwong, Salt ’13, covers today’s headlines through the lens of science

Salt Institute of Documentary Studies Emily Kwong, Salt ’13, covers today's headlines through the lens of science Emily Kwong, Salt ’13 . . .

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MFA candidates take over the Venice Biennale 

If you have been keeping up with @mecaart on Instagram this week, you will have spotted a few new voices taking over our feed. During a weeklong excursion to . . .

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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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Peter Wallis ’06 presents Sacred / Mundane in Santa Monica

Peter explains his new solo exhibition as “[A] big moment in my art career featuring a lot of inspiration from Maine and Portland in the work.” The . . .

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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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Prof. Jim Flahaven takes students into the halls for some tape graffiti

On Tuesday, November 15, BFA students in Prof. Jim Flahaven’s Two-Dimensional Design course spent some time away from the elaborate and complex class exercises . . .

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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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Behind the Inspiration: Sam Steele ’22

Sam Steele ’22 graduated from our BFA Woodworking & Furniture Design program last month. He was the inaugural recipient of the Anne Honeywell Orr Memorial Endowed Scholarship, benefitting . . .

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Artistic Excellence › Artists at Work

The Studios at MASS MoCA fellowship 

The Studios at MASS MoCA fellowship 

Did you know our College partners with MASS MoCA to offer a fellowship covering the cost of residency at the Studios at MASS MoCA for a BIPOC alumni artist each year? . . .

Spotlight on Pace House

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 Merchant’s . . .

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 . . .

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

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 Nature . . .

Emily Kwong, Salt ’13, covers today’s headlines through the lens of science

Emily Kwong, Salt ’13, covers today’s headlines through the lens of science

Salt Institute of Documentary Studies Emily Kwong, Salt ’13, covers today's headlines through the lens of science Emily Kwong, Salt ’13 (she/her) . . .

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 . . .

Ebenezer Akakpo ’01 wins the United States national bus stop competition!

Ebenezer Akakpo ’01 wins the United States national bus stop competition!

Ebenezer Akakpo '01 wins the United States national bus stop competition! The colorful bus stop right outside our doors—designed by Ebenezer . . .

Monograph At Night Gardens Grow by Paul Guilmoth ’15 sold out

Monograph At Night Gardens Grow by Paul Guilmoth ’15 sold out

The monograph At Night Gardens Grow (published by Stanley/Barker) sets night as a stage for folkloric stories created by the eerie landscape Paul Guilmoth ’15 calls home and the interior worlds carried with . . .

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 . . .

The Laughter Life

The Laughter Life

Juliet Werner (Salt ’06), a Senior Segment Producer at the Daily Show with Trevor Noah, took some time to discuss her new feature documentary film, The Laughter Life, and share some reflections on her life . . .

For the Love of Life & Art

For the Love of Life & Art

Where do you live? San Juan Capistrano, CA What are you doing for work now? Photography and Studio Art Teacher, Freshman Advisor, and Assistant Cross Country Coach at St. Margaret's Episcopal . . .

Full Circle

Full Circle

Mattea Weinberg, a MECA&D graduate from the BFA and MAT Programs tells us a bit about her journey and how it feels as a new teacher in New York fresh out of MAT. What are you doing for work now? I am . . .

Everything is New

Everything is New

Are there any current projects, students or lessons you are very excited about? Everything is new and exciting to me right now, but in particular my 6th graders are starting a unit called Powerful Puppets . . .

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 . . .

MECA&D Students Embrace Real-World Projects

MECA&D 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&D Adjunct Instructor of Foundation . . .

Bayside Bowl Murals

Bayside Bowl Murals

When Bayside Bowl expanded their bowling facilities, owner and former president of the Maine State Senate, Justin Alfond connected with Maine College of Art & Design. Said Alfond, "Bayside Bowl's expansion . . .

Beyond Borders: Art and Activism

Beyond Borders: Art and Activism

Aaron Staples ’08, who grew up in Maine and earned his BFA from MECA&D in Graphic Design, worked with Greenpeace to create art for their “Not Just Tuna” campaign that demonstrates the environmental . . .

For The Hired Wrights, the Opportunities Are Endless

For The Hired Wrights, the Opportunities Are Endless

The Hired Wrights is a collective of 14 artists, designers, and craftspeople who offer services encompassing illustration, graphic design, woodworking, sculpture, bookbinding, printing, and more. Based in . . .

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