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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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MAT candidates in the field with community partners

MAT candidates in the field with community partners

Each Tuesday, and sometimes on Wednesdays, candidates from our 10-month Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program are in the field with our community partners to work with school-aged . . .

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 . . .

MAT summer institute supports programs at LearningWorks

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 supporting . . .

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 . . .

Critique in the K-12 Classroom

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 part of . . .

MAT Teacher Candidates Boost Local Learning

MAT Teacher Candidates Boost Local Learning

Maine College of Art & Design’s ten-month Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program prepares artists to become effective art educators who learn to translate their unique qualities into creative teaching . . .

Art as Activism

Art as Activism

While most graduates prefer teaching jobs in PK-12 schools, Matt Braun had a different idea. He chose to move to Mumbai, India to begin his career at Ascend International School, an interactive laboratory for . . .

The Bold Vision

The Bold Vision

Article originally published in The Cedars Magazine. Local Art Students and Seniors at The Cedars Fore a Connection Through Art "Where can I be an aging artist?" "Where can I be true to myself" Kelly . . .

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 . . .

Inspire & Heal

Inspire & Heal

Making art transports the mind, body and soul to places of imagination and inspiration. While the Master of Arts in Teaching program at Maine College of Art & Design primarily prepares teacher candidates to . . .

Depth of Understanding

Depth of Understanding

When I searched for graduate programs, I was looking for a small-sized class and a fierce course of study which emphasized an artist-educator philosophy, educational theory and hands-on experience. MECA&D’s . . .

Teach What You Love

Teach What You Love

After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture, Elise Bothel furthered her education, also at MECA&D, by becoming certified to teach art through MECA&D's Post-Baccalaureate Certification program . . .

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