image

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 . . .

Read Article
 image

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 . . .

Read Article
 image

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 . . .

Read Article
 image

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 . . .

Read Article
 image

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 . . .

Read Article
 image

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 . . .

Read Article
 image

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 . . .

Read Article
 image

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 . . .

Read Article
 image

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 . . .

Read Article
 image

Behind the Inspiration: Sam Steele ’22

Sam Steele ’22 graduated from our BFA Woodworking & Furniture Design program last month. He was the inaugural recipient of the Anne Honeywell Orr Memorial Endowed Scholarship, benefitting . . .

Read Article

Artistic Excellence › Woodworking & Furniture Design

Behind the Inspiration: Sam Steele ’22

Behind the Inspiration: Sam Steele ’22

Sam Steele ’22 graduated from our BFA Woodworking & Furniture Design program last month. He was the inaugural recipient of the Anne Honeywell Orr Memorial Endowed Scholarship, benefitting outstanding . . .

Shortlist Award — American Craft Council

Shortlist Award — American Craft Council

Congratulations to Ted Lott ’06 (Woodworking & Furniture Design)! Ted is featured in the October/November issue of American Craft magazine. He is one of this year’s recipients of the Shortlist Artist . . .

Berlin Internship

Berlin Internship

This past summer, MECA&D Woodworking & Furniture Design student Rebekka Federle was able to expand both her world view and her business skills through an internship with Discover Prints in Berlin, Germany. . . .

Craft vs. Fine Art is No Contest

Craft vs. Fine Art is No Contest

Peter Dore grew up in Westbrook, Maine.  A stint at a college in Syracuse didn’t feel right and he began travelling back and forth between Lake Tahoe, where he helped operate snow‐making equipment in the . . .

Form and Function

Form and Function

In an interview by local designer Angela Adams, conducted for her blog, Associate Professor of Woodworking & Furniture Design Matt Hutton describes himself as “absolutely a woodworker. I enjoy the . . .

Art for Social Change

Art for Social Change

The "Grow Cart" was created by Hannah Merchant '13, who majored in Woodworking and Furniture Design with a Minor in Public Engagement. This mobile farm stand was designed in partnership with . . .

Artists for Hire

Artists for Hire

When The Press Hotel opened in downtown Portland, Maine, they approached MECA&D to purchase artwork and commission custom projects. One commission involved hiring four Woodworking & Furniture . . .

A Tale of Two Luthiers

A Tale of Two Luthiers

Joel Eckhaus is a luthier and former Assistant Professor of Woodworking & Furniture at MECA&D. Joel began building instruments in 1973 and is the founder of Earnest Instruments in South Portland. He . . .

Craft in the Modern World

Craft in the Modern World

Ted’s sculptures combine craft and woodworking skills with an historical approach to create a signature body of work that is chimerical yet consistent.  A found chair, for example, may embrace a small house . . .

Load More