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Past Exhibitions: Making Matters: Without Borders IX

August 9th, 2012

The University of Maine Intermedia MFA program is pleased to announce the 9th annual With Out Borders Festival and Thesis Exhibition titled “Making Matters,” which begins August 10, 2012 and runs through September 28, 2012.  The opening reception is planned for September 7, 2012 from 5:00 – 7:30 pm at the Lord Hall Gallery.  This exhibition features the culmination of research and creative practices of ten graduating MFA students. For more information on the With Out Borders Festival or on the individual artists represented in this show please visit:

The Masters of Fine Arts in Intermedia at the University of Maine provides substantial advanced study for individuals interested in interdisciplinary study in the arts. The program emphasizes intensive development of students’ creative and innovative abilities through a diverse engagement with multiple research processes, critical thinking skills and creative production tools and technologies.

Beginning in 2004, w/o borders festival has brought together graduate students and professional artists from around the world. This year, the festival is comprised solely of students – representing a wide range of media and material. The 2012 graduating class includes Carol Ayoob, Sarah Cotrell, Gabriella D’Italia, Resse Inman, Kat Johnson, Jessica Moulton, Heather Small, Dennis St. Pierre, and Pieter Tryzelaar.

For contemporary artists the question of the nature of experience, whether it is grounded in a concern for moral, ethical, social, aesthetic, or economic issues drives their engagement in a wide variety of media and topics. This exhibition includes intermedial work that engages with elements as diverse as food, economics, gender, technology, housing, philosophy, spirituality, identity, memory, and health. The choice of materials by these artists and performers suggest, and even calls for, a direct participation, seeking to engage the public in new ways to transform their perceptions and thoughts. The creative producers included in Making Matters come from a variety of backgrounds: community building, painting, fabric design, performance, culinary arts, graphic design, computer technology, acting, book-making, and farming, but all engage a territory of fluid, process-based action and reflection and seek to establish a means of working and living that gives meaning to their lives and the lives of others. The aims of this work is to get us to think and act in the new spaces and roles in which we find ourselves in the changing world of the 21st century.

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For more information, please contact Kat Johnson.

Summer Exhibition 2012: Structures: Work by Matthew R. Foster

May 9th, 2012

Lord Hall Gallery
May 24, 2012 – July 20, 2012

Structuresan exhibition of recent work by Matt R. Foster. A graduating senior with a BA in Studio Art from the Department of Art at the University of Maine, Matt Foster’s work explores the fundamental desires of freedom, love, and growth.  His work focuses on parallels, between these essential needs and the artist’s motivation to create and grow with and through creative practice. In this sense, Foster sees each of his works as a form of self-portraiture, as a reflection upon the experiences of his life.

Summer Exhibition 2012: Art of the 80s

May 7th, 2012
Lord Hall Gallery
May 24, 2012 – July 20, 2012

Art of the 80s, represents a wide spectrum of American art created in the 1980s. Featuring images on paper, the show includes works by Andy Warhol, David Hockney, Louisa Chase, Chuck Close, Sol Lewitt, Susan Rothenberg, Mimmo Paladino, Elizabeth Murray, Gregory Amenoff, Nancy Graves, Charles Garabedian, Judy Pfaff and Robert Rauschenberg. With works from the University of Maine Museum of Art collection, the exhibition was curated to coordinate with the upcoming Poetry of the 1980s conference to be held on the UM campus, June 27-July 1. The exhibition is a collaboration between the Department of Art, the University of Maine Museum of Art and the National Poetry Foundation.   

2011-2012 Faculty Exhibition Closes

February 9th, 2012
Lord Hall Gallery
February 10 – March 16, 2012
Department of Art
Lord Hall Gallery
University of Maine

Presenting an overview of the research and creative accomplishments of featured studio, art education and art history faculty, the 2011-2012 Department of Art Faculty Exhibition included work by David Boffa, John Eden, Kerstin Engman, Wayne Hall, Laurie Hicks, Andy Mauery, Ronald Nadeau, Owen Smith, Alan Stubbs, and Nina Sutcliffe.