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Typographer, educator, & sign collector

Introducing Zenab Bastawala, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Zenab is an award-winning typographer, type designer/speaker, educator, and sign collector. She takes a multi-script and . . .

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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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Meet Patrick Coughlin, Associate Professor of Ceramics

“In Patrick we are thrilled to have found the rare educator who is firmly grounded in contemporary design and production, the deep history of ceramics, and fine arts practice. Patrick will continue . . .

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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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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 . . .

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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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Maya Tihtiyas Attean ’23 searches for sanctuary in a cataclysmic world

Maya Tihtiyas Attean ’23 searches for sanctuary in a cataclysmic world Maya Tihtiyas Attean ’23—a Wabanaki artist raised on the . . .

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Parallels in the movement of humans and nature

Between ticketing and baggage claim at the Portland International Jetport this tourist season, visitors have the chance to get a glimpse of . . .

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Prof. Andrew DeGraff illustrates new maps for the Marvel Universe

Ten Realms of Asgard by Andrew DeGraff © Andrew DeGraff, 2021 Professor of Illustration, Andrew DeGraff illustrated five . . .

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Phoebe Potts MFA ’02 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Called “a comic look at the agony of adoption,” Phoebe Potts MFA ’02 takes her audience through a deeply personal and surprising journey through the . . .

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Artistic Excellence › Printmaking

Trash Talks in Sculpture Exhibit at Speedwell Projects

Trash Talks in Sculpture Exhibit at Speedwell Projects

The following excerpt is sourced from an article published in the Portland Press Herald, by Bob Keyes Adriene Herman, an interdisciplinary Maine artist and MECA&D Professor of the MFA in Studio Art and . . .

If You Want Creative Solutions, Start with Creative Partnerships

If You Want Creative Solutions, Start with Creative Partnerships

Elizabeth A. Jabar wrote “If You Want Creative Solutions, Start with Creative Partnerships” for Maine Audubon's Habitat Winter 2018 issue. Read the entirety of her article here via PDF. Elizabeth . . .

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 . . .

Testing One’s Own Imagination

Testing One’s Own Imagination

I’ve loved to make art as long as I came remember.  Mostly drawing.  I came to MECA&D after graduating high school, and growing up with fantastically creative friends who helped me to exercise my . . .

Future Mothers

Future Mothers

Two former faculty members, Elizabeth Jabar, Assistant Dean, Director of Public Engagement & Program Chair of Printmaking, and Colleen Kinsella, Printmaking Instructor & Printmaking Studio Technician, . . .

Artist-in-Residence at Bigelow Lab

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&D connected him . . .

Maine Heart and Soul Award

Maine Heart and Soul Award

Public Engagement Fellow Sarah Milkowski-Dahlgren '17 has been selected to receive the Maine Campus Compact Student Heart and Soul Award at their 15th annual awards ceremony, hosted at the Hall of Flags at the . . .

Time, Energy, and Attention

Time, Energy, and Attention

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

Different Contexts

Different Contexts

In 2015, Sara Inacio was awarded a Professional Development and Entrepreneurship Grant, which helps BFA, MFA, and MAT students to advance their studio and professional skills by accessing opportunities and . . .

From Alberta to the Arctic

From Alberta to the Arctic

In 2014, Charley Young will sail on a traditionally rigged Barquentine ship as a resident of The Arctic Circle expeditionary residency program, which brings together international artists of all disciplines, . . .

Guard the Guardians

Guard the Guardians

How does the quote, 'Who will guard the guardians?' relate to your work, if at all? It raises questions about our intentions around autonomous machines and how much we intend to control them. Is surveillance . . .

Climate Change and Maine Island Communities

Climate Change and Maine Island Communities

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Printmaking Michel Droge and students in her FY-In class, Climate Change and Maine Island Communities, partnered with The Island Institute to study climate change and its impact . . .

Relaying an Inward Focus into the Visual

Relaying an Inward Focus into the Visual

Born and raised in Paris, France of Haitian heritage, Edwige Charlot emigrated to the United States at the age of 9. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in printmaking with honors from the Maine College of . . .

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