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ArtWorks!

ArtWorks!, an art program for children in grades kindergarten though middle school, provides students an opportunity to explore the world of art through hands-on experiences with a variety of art learning activities, materials and techniques.  Classes are taught by art education students under the close supervision of Dr. Constant Albertson.

For further information, contact Constant Albertson at 581-3251 or constant.albertson@umit.maine.edu.  Check this page for announcements of the Fall 2014 program.

Image Description: Aniah at Artworks Exhibtion s14

Image Description: Byron at Artworks Exhibition s14

Dr. David Pariser delivers the inaugural Wyeth Family Heritage Lecture!

The Department of Art thanks Dr. David Pariser, Professor of Art Education at Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, for his presentation, The Juvenile Work of World-Class Artists, as the inaugural Wyeth Family Heritage Lecture!  Thanks to all those who participated and helped make it such a successful event!   See it documented here at: David Pariser, The Juvenile Work of World-Class Artists

Maine Women Pioneers III – Homage

A selection of prints and drawings by Susan Groce is included in the exhibition Maine Women Pioneers III – Homage, January 2 – March 3, 2013 at the University of New England Gallery in Portland Maine. Homage, curated by Gael McKibben, Anne B. Zill and Andres Verzosa, “highlights veteran woman artists who are examples of career and lifelong accomplishment”.  Prints by Susan Groce are also included in the Exhibition Prints: Breaking Boundaries, curated by Bruce Brown and sponsored by the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, at the Lewis Gallery, Portland Library, January 4 – February 23, 2013.  Her print, Climacrotology, included in the 50 Places Portfolio organized by Melanie Yazzie, has been accepted into the following collections: Denver Art Museum; Proyecto’Ace, Buenos Aries, Argentina; University of Colorado; McMaster University, Ontario, Canada; Museum of Texas Tech University.

Past Exhibitions: TWO NEW PRINT EXHIBITIONS

February 8 – March 15, 2013

PRINT PORTFOLIOS: SELECTED IMAGES

SURFACE TENSION: PRINTS BY SCOTT MINZY

 

Opening Reception: Friday, Feburary 8, 5:30-7:00 pm

M-F 9:00-4:30
The exhibition is free and open to the public
Lord Hall Gallery is handicapped accessible.
For information, contact the Department of Art at 207.581-3245

Image Description: sample prints

Image Description: print by Scott Minzy

Faculty Updates

Andy Mauery and Greg Ondo were both selected to have work exhibited as part of the Uncommon Denominator exhibition at the Phillips Museum, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA.  More information here [ http://www.fandm.edu/for-news-media/press-releases/article/philips-museu... ]http://www.fandm.edu/for-news-media/press-releases/article/philips-museu… and follow on Facebook [http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Phillips-Museum-of-Art-FM-College/2672... ]http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Phillips-Museum-of-Art-FM-College/2672…

Andy Mauery donated a work to the 10×10 Brunswick Art Exhibit & Sale Sept. 28th 2012, a benefit for the non-profit Arts Are Elementary program.  AAE brings brings visual artists, writers, and performers into the Brunswick elementary schools.  Learn more/preview at [ http://www.10x10brunswick.org/index.html ]http://www.10x10brunswick.org/index.html

New Sculptor Hired in Department of Art

Greg Ondo has been hired as the new professor of art in sculpture for the Department of Art. Professor Ondo teaches sculpture and foundry courses, introducing students to a wide array of sculptural materials, techniques and forms. He was central to this summer’s collaboration between the Schoodic International Sculpture Syposium and the University of Maine which brought eight sculptors from South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Holland, New Zealand and Maine to create large scale stone sculpture out of Maine granite. In addition, Greg is working with Veazie Community School on Clay in the Classroom, as a visiting artist and co-teacher to introduce ceramic techniques and topics to enrich three-dimensional art offerings. This 2012-13 project is funded through the Maine Arts Commission SMART grant.

UM Art Students and Alums Participating in the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium

UM Department of Art students and recent graduates spent six weeks this summer working with eight sculptors from South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Holland, New Zealand and Maine to create large scale stone sculpture out of Maine granite. These contemporary art works were created for the cities of Orono, Old Town and Bangor as well as for the University of Maine, the University of Maine Foundation, Husson University and Acadia Hospital. Some of these students and alums are pictured here.

In addition, on Saturday mornings, young students from around the area were given the opportunity to learn the processes involved in stone carving, creating small scale, individual works of their own.

Check out the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium here.

 

 

 

 

 

Image Description: Erin Grey, Studio Art student

Image Description: Matthew Foster, Studio Art graduate, Spring 2012

Image Description: Garrett White, Art Education and Studio Art student

Image Description: Elizabeth (EB) Miller, Art Education student

Image Description: Glenn Swanson, Studio Art student

Image Description: Richard Reichenbach, Art Education graduate, Spring 2012

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions in the Lord Hall Gallery

August 10 – September 28, 2012

Without Borders IX: Making Matters (MFA Exhibition)

Reception: September 7, 5:00-7:30
October 12 – November 17, 2012

UM Department of Art Faculty Exhibition

Reception: October 12, 5:30-7:00
December 7, 2012 – January 25, 2013

UM Department of Art Senior Exhibition

Reception: December 7, 5:30-7:00
February 8 – March 15, 2013

Print Portfolio

Reception: February 8, 5:30-7:00
April 5 – May 3, 2013

UM Department of Art Student Exhibition

Reception: April 5, 5:30-7:00
Gallery open 9:00-4:30 Monday-Friday.

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Current and Upcoming Exhibitions in the Lord Hall Gallery

August 10 – September 28, 2012

Without Borders IX: Making Matters (MFA Exhibition)

Reception: September 7, 5:00-7:30
October 12 – November 17, 2012

UM Department of Art Faculty Exhibition

Reception: October 12, 5:30-7:00
December 7, 2012 – January 25, 2013

UM Department of Art Senior Exhibition

Reception: December 7, 5:30-7:00
February 8 – March 15, 2013

Print Portfolio

Reception: February 8, 5:30-7:00
April 5 – May 3, 2013

UM Department of Art Student Exhibition

Reception: April 5, 5:30-7:00
Gallery open 9:00-4:30 Monday-Friday.

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Contact Information

Department of Art
5743 Lord Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: 207-581-3245 | Fax: 207-581-3276E-mail: um.art@umit.maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
A Member of the University of Maine System