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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 › Painting

Honour Mack’s “Buoyant Structures” at Cove Street Arts

Honour Mack’s “Buoyant Structures” at Cove Street Arts

Abstract painter and Chair of Painting Prof. Honour Mack places imagery outside of a didactic framework and finds “inspiration in questions that address the . . .

Philip Brou opens solo show at 3S Artspace

Philip Brou opens solo show at 3S Artspace

Opening with an artist reception on Friday, August 5 (5:00-8:00pm), Keeping Track of Time is a solo exhibition by Philip Brou at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth, New . . .

olivier ’19 installs UFO Citing: A tribute to Lynn E. Catoe

olivier ’19 installs UFO Citing: A tribute to Lynn E. Catoe

olivier ’19 recently installed their site-specific piece UFO Citing: A tribute to Lynn E. Catoe in the Joanne Waxman Library stacks, serving as the very first . . .

Dan Gillotte ’93: The Many Values of Art School

Dan Gillotte ’93: The Many Values of Art School

Dan Gillotte ’93 is “chief executive grocer," as he likes to call himself, of the Wheatsville Food Co-op, a grocery business with sales of $35 million in 2016. He also continues to paint and plays 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. . . .

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, . . .

Formalist Abstraction

Formalist Abstraction

Describe a body of work that you are currently working on. Overall my studio practice is focused on formalist abstraction; exploring the relationships between color, material, and shape. Currently I have been . . .

2015 Guggenheim Fellowship

2015 Guggenheim Fellowship

MECA&D, Portland School of Art Alum Matthew Blackwell '77 won a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship. Often characterized as “midcareer” awards, Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already . . .

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 . . .

Atrocities of War

Atrocities of War

With rudimentary English skills and a vague knowledge Portland, Ahmed Alsoudani fled his home in Baghdad, Iraq and arrived at Maine College of Art & Design. While working several jobs to support himself, he . . .

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 . . .

Communicating Ideas

Communicating Ideas

When does the tipping point from private perception to an awareness of public perception occur in your work? How do you know this point has been reached? As a painter, I spend all of the creative process . . .

Artist, Curator, Material Explorer

Artist, Curator, Material Explorer

Sage Lewis ’04 earned her MFA in Painting and Drawing from Ohio State University (OSU) and in 2015 completed a 10-month Artist-in-Residence fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, where, in . . .

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