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Nancy Nesvet MFA ’04 chosen to curate From Palestine With Art exhibition at La Biennale d’ Arte, 2022

  Nancy Nesvet MFA '04 chosen to curate From Palestine With Art exhibition at La Biennale d' Arte, 2022 Congratulations to Nancy Nesvet MFA '04, curator of the official Collateral exhibition . . .

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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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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 . . .

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Ebenezer Akakpo ’01 wins the United States national bus stop competition!

Ebenezer Akakpo '01 wins the United States national bus stop competition! The colorful bus stop right outside our doors—designed by Ebenezer . . .

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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&D connected . . .

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Art Education: I Saw Potential

Most students graduate from MECA&D’s Master of Arts in Teaching Program and seek traditional employment as elementary or high school art teachers. Leonetta "Lia" Petriccione MAT ’15 had other . . .

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Sharon Shapiro MFA ’19 confronts racial and climate crises through utopian and dystopian lenses

Sharon Shapiro MFA '19 confronts racial and climate crises through utopian and dystopian lenses Keep an eye out for all of Sharon . . .

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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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MAT Alumnae Working Side by Side

As the Master of Arts in Teaching program enters its sixth year, recent graduates have begun their careers working side by side with seasoned alumni. Fern Tavalin, Department Chair, posed several . . .

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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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Emily Kwong, Salt ’13, covers today’s headlines through the lens of science

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 (she/her) . . .

Casey Georgi, Salt ’17, reaches #1 on Apple podcasts with Alien State

Casey Georgi, Salt ’17, reaches #1 on Apple podcasts with Alien State

Congratulations to Casey Georgi Salt '17, whose podcast Alien State reached #1 for Society & Culture on Apple podcasts in its very first week! The . . .

Amya Bhalla, Salt ’22 sneaks art into the world

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 across the . . .

Mike Eckel, Salt ’96 covers the invasion from Ukraine

Mike Eckel, Salt ’96 covers the invasion from Ukraine

Earlier this week, MECA&D checked in with alumnus Mike Eckel, Salt ’96 to offer him support from our community as he covers the invasion from Ukraine. We asked Mike if there . . .

Tim Greenway, Salt ’03, captures Portland’s transformation

Tim Greenway, Salt ’03, captures Portland’s transformation

Commercial, editorial and fine art photographer Tim Greenway, Salt ’03 has a unique ability to study the landscape and details of the micro-ecology through his rich abstraction . . .

Midnight Son

Midnight Son

Tell us a bit about Midnight Son: Midnight Son is a true story about an actor-turned-fugitive who claims he has a supernatural encounter on the Alaskan tundra while running from the law. It’s a mystery, an . . .

Shoulder Season

Shoulder Season

Tell us a bit about your project, Shoulder Season: Shoulder Season is a project about an adult dodgeball league in Rockland, Maine. Before attending Salt Institute of Documentary Studies, I lived in the . . .

‘The Richest Hill’ Podcast

‘The Richest Hill’ Podcast

We were very excited to catch up with Nora Saks about her new podcast, 'Richest Hill'. A Salt Writing student back in the early teens, Nora has built a career in public radio and podcasting. Nora shared some . . .

The Laughter Life

The Laughter Life

Juliet Werner (Salt ’06), a Senior Segment Producer at the Daily Show with Trevor Noah, took some time to discuss her new feature documentary film, The Laughter Life, and share some reflections on her life . . .

I Let My Curiosity Lead Me

I Let My Curiosity Lead Me

How did you learn about Salt? A photographer friend in Portland took me to the final show of the 2006 fall semester, when the photography was still black and white film! I had been shooting some weddings and . . .

The Next Level: SALT

The Next Level: SALT

Wheels click in staccato rhythms and rubber stoppers shriek against the slick wooden floor of the track. Strapped head to toe in protective pads and helmets, 10 women on rollerskates jockey for position, . . .

Salt Alumni Win Audio Competition Awards

Salt Alumni Win Audio Competition Awards

Tracy Mumford Salt ’13 and Steven Jackson Salt '13 won audio awards in the 2017 Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Competition. The Traffic Stop Produced by Tracy Mumford Salt '13, The Traffic Stop is an . . .

Best Female Narrator Audie Award

Best Female Narrator Audie Award

Tavia Gilbert Salt ’01 Receives Best Female Narrator Audie Award Tavia Gilbert, who attended the Salt Institute of Documentary Studies in 2001, received a 2017 Best Female Narrator Audie Award for her . . .

Salt Alum News Story Goes Viral

Salt Alum News Story Goes Viral

A news story recently written by Alex Acquisto Salt ’11 recounted the heroic actions of jogger Rachel Borch during her terrifying encounter with a rabid raccoon, which she managed to drown in a puddle and . . .

Two Create: A Collaborative Project

Two Create: A Collaborative Project

Writers, artists, and friends Heidi Sistare and Kelly Shetron value creative partnerships so highly they started their own project that explores how collaborative relationships impact creative work. “The . . .

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