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Spadone Home

Miles Spadone ’13, who earned a degree in Ceramics at MECA, has joined up with his sister Molly to create Spadone Home, a new line of home goods they are in the process of bringing to the . . .

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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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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 . . .

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Expanding Histories

Visitors to Joshua Reiman’s website are greeted by the enigmatic film still of a man in a suit and bow tie climbing up from the Seine river in Paris with a snorkel mask perched on the top of his . . .

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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 . . .

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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 connected . . .

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Exploring Modernism Through Sound

When the Portland Museum of Art was looking for a way to allow visitors to create soundscapes in response to paintings in their O’Keeffe, Stettheimer, Torr, Zorach: Women Modernists in New York . . .

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Nko Calculatrice Mobile App

JamraPatel has just published a calculator app for Google’s Android mobile device platform. The app, which uses the numerals of the N’ko-script typeface that Mark Jamra, Professor of Graphic . . .

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I Wanna Die Rich, Not Wealthy

Gary Robinov ’04 earned his BFA in New Media from MECA. He is a filmmaker based in Portland, Maine, where he co‐founded White Dog Arts Creative Studios with two fellow MECA graduates. White Dog . . .

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Student Perspective: Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design

Student Perspective: Betsy Lewis (Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design '16) from Maine College of Art. To view more of Betsy's work, view her portfolio online . . .

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Expanding Histories

Expanding Histories

Visitors to Joshua Reiman’s website are greeted by the enigmatic film still of a man in a suit and bow tie climbing up from the Seine river in Paris with a snorkel mask perched on the top of his head. The . . .

Bluestocking Film Series

Bluestocking Film Series

Kate Kaminski, Adjunct Instructor of Academic Studies, is founder and artistic director of the Bluestocking Film Series, recognized by Down East Magazine’s editors in their Best of Maine Culture section. The . . .

The Art of Music: Seeing Sound at MECA

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 works in . . .

Anne Emlein + Rose Allard ’14 Win 2016 CAP Apprenticeship

Anne Emlein + Rose Allard ’14 Win 2016 CAP Apprenticeship

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 . . .

Time, Energy, and Attention

Time, Energy, and Attention

What differentiates MECA from your own college and grad school experience? MECA’s intimate scale facilitates symbiotic flow between faculty and students. Of course, significant connections evolve at all . . .

Curator

Curator

Steve Halpert, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Academic Studies, has been curating exhibitions at the University of New England gallery on the Portland campus for many years. The most recent include two . . .

Her Chosen Spot

Her Chosen Spot

Canandaigua is the Seneca word for “the chosen spot.” Pilar Nadal left Canandaigua, her hometown in Upstate New York, for her chosen spot: MECA. During her first visit, she was immediately drawn to both . . .

Provocative Work

Provocative Work

After receiving her BFA in Jewelry and Silversmithing in 1982 from the Portland School of Art (now Maine College of Art), Professor Portelance traveled the country, ultimately settling in Seattle, Washington, . . .

Produce, Direct, and Edit

Produce, Direct, and Edit

Gary Robinov is a filmmaker based in Portland, Maine. After graduating from the Maine College of Art in 2004 with a self-designed focus in documentary film, he co-founded White Dog Arts with 2 fellow MECA . . .

“Wake Up Alice!” Exhibition

“Wake Up Alice!” Exhibition

This exhibition of contemporary illustration celebrated the 150th Anniversary of the publication of Alice's Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, as well as marked the 10th anniversary of the Illustration . . .

Engage and Respond

Engage and Respond

ON THE PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM From my very first Public Engagement course I witnessed my students experience deep learning when they were given the opportunity to apply their creative imagination and . . .

Appreciation and Awareness of Art

Appreciation and Awareness of Art

ON HIS ART: Working in pen and ink feels utterly natural to me. I love the feel of the pen scratching on paper, the spring of the quill, the flow of the ink. My journals are portable workshops where I craft . . .

On The Ground

On The Ground

ON HER ART Textiles and fashion are an immediate, everyday form of expression and something everyone everywhere has participated in since time immemorial, on an individual level, and collectively. Whether . . .

Contradictory Nature

Contradictory Nature

ON HIS ART I love the contradictory nature of painting. It is a language that constantly undermines itself. In my opinion, painting is not a discipline suited for finding solutions, but it is unbelievably . . .

An Incongruent Blend

An Incongruent Blend

Through his art, Professor of Photography Justin Kirchoff explores his personal curiosity of the built landscape, personal identity and beauty of the photographic print.  His current work explores the . . .

Form and Function

Form and Function

In an interview by local designer Angela Adams, conducted for her blog, Associate Professor of Woodworking & Furniture Design Matt Hutton describes himself as “absolutely a woodworker. I enjoy the . . .

Recent Achievements

Recent Achievements

Honour Mack, Professor of Painting, during her most recent sabbatical, was able to focus exclusively on her painting practice and exhibiting her work. Her work was recently included in the group exhibition Sea . . .

Huston Smith: Wisdomkeeper

Huston Smith: Wisdomkeeper

Dana Sawyer, Professor of Academic Studies, has been nominated for a National Grawemeyer Award in the category of religion for his most recent book, Huston Smith: Wisdomkeeper. As a result of this very . . .

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