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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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Artistic Excellence › Ceramics

Student Perspective: Ceramics

Student Perspective: Ceramics

Student Perspective: Kristen Savary (Ceramics '16) from Maine College of Art. To view more of Kristen's work, please view her portfolio . . .

Essence of Form

Essence of Form

Describe a body of work that you have made. I am interested in the essence of a form through a process of reduction. Void of decoration, the surface of my work is expressed like skin over ribs, where rigid . . .

Fantastical Realities

Fantastical Realities

Describe a body of work that you are currently working on. My work explores the interactions of everyday experiences into sculptural representations of pleasure and absurdity, an insight into what I love and . . .

2015 BFA Exhibition Recipients

2015 BFA Exhibition Recipients

Congratulations to all of the participants in the 2015 BFA Exhibition. Best in Show: Iva Milovanovic '16, Ceramics 2nd Place: David Martinez '16, Metalsmithing & Jewelry 3rd Place (tie): Betsy . . .

Spiritual Essence

Spiritual Essence

Describe a body of work that you are currently working on. My favorite piece of work would be the life size tiger sculpture I made the last semester of my senior year. It was created as a symbol of my love . . .

The Relevance of Pottery

The Relevance of Pottery

Ceramics Professor Mark Johnson is featured in the May/June issue of Pottery Making Illustrated magazine. The article is entitled "Compose and Contain: Flower Rafts," which features the step-by-step process . . .

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