The Hudson Museum’s “Carved in Stone” exhibit, which opened this spring in advance of the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium, highlights the museum’s impressive collection of ancient to modern stone work from all over the world. The biennial sculpture symposium, which will be held July 22-Aug. 30 on the UMaine campus, will bring eight internationally acclaimed sculptors to create works of art for local communities, including the university itself.
The University of Maine Museum of Art is inviting the public to a free afternoon tea with artist Arnold Mesches at 2 p.m. on June 20. Mensches’ paintings are featured this summer in the
UMMA exhibition, “Arnold Mesches: A Minispective,” which opens June 22.
In a career spanning over half a century, Mesches, a prolific painter and activist, continues to create art that conveys his concern for a tumultuous world. His energetic brushwork, generous application of paint and lively use of color reflect his abstract expressionist spirit. His images fluctuate from the sacred to the profane, as he depicts both what is most revered and feared in society.
The afternoon tea is an opportunity to meet the artist, enjoy light refreshments and hear a talk by Mesches about his work. Reservations are requested and can be made by calling the museum at (207) 561-3350. UMMA is located at 40 Harlow Street in Bangor.
Contact: Kathryn Jovanelli, (207) 561-3350
The Bangor Daily News carried a review of the current fiber arts exhibit at the University of Maine Museum of Art, which includes “Vanished into Stitches,” a series of life-size knitted animal pelts.
Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756
The University of Maine Museum of Art will celebrate spring with three new exhibitions and the latest rotation of the museum’s permanent collection beginning April 6. The new exhibits will run through June 9. (more…)
John Patches, executive director of UMaine’s Collins Center for the Arts, and George Kinghorn, director of the University of Maine Museum of Art, were guests Wednesday morning on the George Hale/Ric Tyler Show on WVOM radio. Patches and Kinghorn discussed arts and their impact on the local economy.
Contact: Jessica Bloch, (207) 581-3777
The travel section of the Boston Sunday Globe on Feb. 5 included the Hudson Museum at the University of Maine as being among noteworthy New England college highlights “offering exceptional and exhilarating experiences” for the public. The article recommends Hudson’s Native American exhibits and its basket collection, which the Globe features on its website.
The University of Maine Department of Art will present new work by art faculty in an exhibition in the Lord Hall Gallery. (more…)
Bangor TV station WABI had a story on a project at the University of Maine Museum of Art in which Maine youth are painting thousands of red roses to help artist Tim Rollins create a painting about legendary Senator Margaret Chase Smith. Smith was known for wearing a red rose on her lapel. Rollins’ painting will be displayed in the renovated federal building in Bangor.
Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777
The University of Maine Museum of Art is hosting Winter Blues Breaker from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17.
Winter Blues Breaker includes a wine and beer tasting, hors d’oeuvres, music, and a chance to see the museum’s current exhibitions. There will also be a “Kick the Winter Blues – Decorate Your Shoes!” contest with a prize to the winner. Attendees can pre-decorate their shoes on during a special free decorating event from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15. UMMA will furnish all the supplies, including sequins, pom poms, paint and pipecleaners.
Tickets are $18 for an individual or $30 for a couple, and $15 for individual museum members and $25 for member couples. A portion of the ticket price is a tax deductible contribution to UMMA programs.
The museum is located at 40 Harlow Street in Bangor. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held Feb. 24.
To purchase tickets, call 561-3350 or visit the museum. More information about the museum is available at www.umma.umaine.edu
The Bangor Daily News reviewed the University of Maine Museum of Art’s new exhibits, which open Friday. The review called the exhibits an exciting show of illusion, interaction and astonishing artistic skill. For more information about the new exhibits, go to the museum website.
Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777