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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 . . .

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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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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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Artistic Excellence › Textile & Fashion Design

Rachel Gloria Adams ’15 awarded Winter 2022 David C. Driskell Fellowship & Black Seed Residency

Rachel Gloria Adams ’15 awarded Winter 2022 David C. Driskell Fellowship & Black Seed Residency

Rachel Gloria Adams ’15 awarded the Winter 2022 David C. Driskell Fellowship and Black Seed Studio residency through Indigo Arts . . .

Anne Emlein + Rose Allard ’14 Win 2016 CAP Apprenticeship

Anne Emlein + Rose Allard ’14 Win 2016 CAP Apprenticeship

Former Faculty Anne Emlein and Faculty Rose Allard '14 were chosen as a Master / Apprentice pair in the 2016 Craft Apprentice Program, implemented by Maine Crafts Association and Maine Arts Commission. The . . .

Confident in My Ability

Confident in My Ability

Describe a body of work that you are currently working on. My current body of work is inspired by a pair of vintage Jell-O molds that were gifted to me over the summer. Like the Jell-O mold, I want these . . .

Speak Conceptually

Speak Conceptually

Describe a body of work that you are currently working on. Currently, my work reflects themes of transformation as it relates to personal growth or natural experiences. In my machine knitting class I recently . . .

Colorful Costumes

Colorful Costumes

The colorful costumes seen in the Portland Symphony Orchestra and The Portland Ballet's performance of "An Alice Symphony" by Del Tredici were designed by Textile & Fashion Design students and faculty. . . .

On The Ground

On The Ground

ON HER ART Textiles and fashion are an immediate, everyday form of expression and something everyone everywhere has participated in since time immemorial, on an individual level, and collectively. Whether . . .

Transformative Fashion

Transformative Fashion

Inspiration for designer Kelsey Haley comes from travel.  “Whether it be the people I meet, the architecture, weather, culture, or religion, all of these components play a role in the making of my textiles . . .

Sharing a Love for Textile

Sharing a Love for Textile

Rose Allard bears the distinction of being the first person to graduate from MECA&D with a BFA in Textile & Fashion Design. Her thesis collection, Finnwear:  Sisu Coats, was inspired by her Finnish . . .

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