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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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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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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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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

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 . . .

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 . . .

Lucy Breslin invited into a virtual exhibition celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Fulbright Program 

Lucy Breslin invited into a virtual exhibition celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Fulbright Program 

Lucy Breslin invited into a virtual exhibition celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Fulbright Program  Congratulations to Lucy Breslin, Professor of . . .

MAEA Art Educator of the Year

MAEA Art Educator of the Year

Debra Bickford (Printmaking ’79) was honored on April 8, 2017 for winning the "Maine Art Education Association [MAEA] Art Educator of the Year" award. The award was presented by Suzanne Goulet, the President . . .

Bob Crewe: Seeing Sound

Bob Crewe: Seeing Sound

Bob Crewe (1930–2014) was a legendary record producer and songwriter for many hit songs. One of Bob’s most known successes as producer and writer was for the Four Seasons and Frankie Valli’s solo work. . . .

Shortlist Award — American Craft Council

Shortlist Award — American Craft Council

Congratulations to Ted Lott ’06 (Woodworking & Furniture Design)! Ted is featured in the October/November issue of American Craft magazine. He is one of this year’s recipients of the Shortlist Artist . . .

My Ten Year Walk with Sam

My Ten Year Walk with Sam

Margaret Lawrence ’93 is a painter represented by Greenhut Galleries in Portland, Maine. A former MECA&D Trustee, she is co-founder of Yarmouth Arts. Her son Sam began working with glass over 10 years ago, . . .

Artist-in-Residence at Bigelow Lab

Artist-in-Residence at Bigelow Lab

Printmaking alum Carter Shappy Printmaking '15 is the Artist-in-Residence at Bigelow Lab. After graduation, Carter wanted to expand his practice to incorporate a science component; MECA&D connected him . . .

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 . . .

Maine Heart and Soul Award

Maine Heart and Soul Award

Public Engagement Fellow Sarah Milkowski-Dahlgren '17 has been selected to receive the Maine Campus Compact Student Heart and Soul Award at their 15th annual awards ceremony, hosted at the Hall of Flags at the . . .

Human Figure as Vehicle

Human Figure as Vehicle

Describe a body of work that you are currently working on. I am currently exploring the contrasts between my Bosnian upbringing and how moving to America created an intense shift in my personal development. . . .

Catherine Quattrociocchi ’17 in Juried National Exhibition

Catherine Quattrociocchi ’17 in Juried National Exhibition

Catherine Quattrociocchi '17 (Metalsmithing & Jewelry) was accepted into the juried exhibition Any Portmanteau in a Storm, a showcase in the blending of techniques, materials, and ideas to create the . . .

Intern Profile: Elizabeth Dee Gallery, NYC

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 maintenance, . . .

Anne Emlein + Rose Allard ’14 Win 2016 CAP Apprenticeship

Anne Emlein + Rose Allard ’14 Win 2016 CAP Apprenticeship

Former Faculty Anne Emlein and Faculty Rose Allard '14 were chosen as a Master / Apprentice pair in the 2016 Craft Apprentice Program, implemented by Maine Crafts Association and Maine Arts Commission. The . . .

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