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Bangor Daily News Features UMaine Artist Lewis

The Bangor Daily News published a profile of long-time professor art and painter Michael Lewis, the winner of this year’s Vincent A. Hartgen Award. The award is given each year in recognition of outstanding contributions to the advancement of the arts at UMaine. A former department chair and associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Lewis discussed the sources of his inspiration to create the vibrant landscapes for which is known nationally and worldwide. Owen Smith, the director of UMaine’s Intermedia Master of Fine Arts program, nominated Lewis for the Hartgen Award and described Lewis as “the soul of our department.”

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