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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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Artistic Excellence › Metalsmithing & Jewelry

Discipline & Practice

Discipline & Practice

I began building my independent studio practice soon after graduation from MECA&D. I focused initially on one of a kind works but eventually, begrudgingly, I began working in multiples and developing a . . .

Processes of Making

Processes of Making

Describe a body of work that you are currently working on. My most recent body of work involves a series of lightly abstracted tools that can be handled but are functionally unusable. These objects juxtapose . . .

Student Perspective: Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design

Student Perspective: Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design

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

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 . . .

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 & Design), Professor Portelance traveled the country, ultimately settling in Seattle, . . .

Majors Exhibit Nationally

Majors Exhibit Nationally

Two Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design majors, Betsy Lewis '16 and Mary Forst '16, were accepted into national exhibitions. Betsy is exhibiting in Craft Forms 2015, dedicated to enhancing the public's . . .

Downeast Weddin’ Bands

Downeast Weddin’ Bands

Tegan Curry is from Bar Harbor, Maine, and currently produces six lines of jewelry.  Growing up, she spent summers on the ocean working for her dad, with plenty of time to explore the coastline. Her latest . . .

Thrown into Depths of Metals Industry

Thrown into Depths of Metals Industry

Not content to spend her summer with one internship, Elizabeth “Betsy” Lewis traveled to New York City to intern for jewelry designer Janice Grzyb, as well as Erin Daily and Brian Weissman, owners of . . .

Forging a Relationship through Silversmithing

Forging a Relationship through Silversmithing

Jeffrey Herman ’81 came to Portland School of Art (PSA) before it was called MECA&D, before it was housed in an historic flagship six-floor department store and before it offered courses such as the “Art . . .

A Walk Down Locket Lane

A Walk Down Locket Lane

Chaya Caron ’99 began designing jewelry at the age of 16, graduating in 1999 with a BFA in Jewelry & Metalsmithing. She pursued business education studies at the University of Maine and apprenticed under . . .

An American Jeweler Abroad

An American Jeweler Abroad

In 2012, as a senior at MECA&D majoring in Metalsmithing & Jewelry, Aaron Patrick Decker ’12 was awarded a prestigious Windgate Fellowship, which allowed him to participate in artist residencies at the . . .

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