The University of Maine Museum of Art has announced three winter exhibitions.
Hannah Cole’s “Time’s Wife”; Kenny Cole’s “Parabellum (Prepare for War)”; and “From Piranesi to Picasso: Master Prints from the Permanent Collection” will run from Jan. 17 to March 22 at the museum in downtown Bangor.
“From Piranesi to Picasso” will feature more than 60 prints from the museum’s permanent collection. Established in 1946, the collection contains original prints by internationally renowned artists.
Highlights of the selected works, which date from the 18th century to the late 1980s, include Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s etchings from 1748–1772 that document Rome’s architectural landmarks; Francisco Goya’s aquatint and etchings from “Los Caprichos;” and Pablo Picasso’s “Faun Unveiling a Woman,” considered to be one of the artist’s most significant graphic works.
Winslow Homer’s 1887 etching “Eight Bells,” John Marin’s 1910 etching “Chartres Cathedral,” and Edward Hopper’s “The Lonely House” from 1922 will also be featured in the exhibit that will demonstrate diverse printmaking processes such as etching, silkscreen, woodcut, lithograph, drypoint and engraving.
Museum admission in 2014 is free thanks to the Penobscot Financial Advisors. More information is available online or by calling Assistant Museum Coordinator Kathryn Jovanelli at 207.561.3350.
Village Soup’s The Republican Journal reported one of the University of Maine Museum of Art’s January exhibitions will feature work by Monroe, Maine resident Kenny Cole. The exhibits will open to the public on Jan. 17 and run through March 22. The three exhibits are Kenny Cole’s “Parabellum (Prepare for War);” Hannah Cole’s “Time’s Wife;” and “From Piranesi to Picasso: Master Prints from the Permanent Collection.”
The University of Maine Page Farm and Home Museum will kick off its annual wreath-making workshops Saturday, Nov. 30, on Portage Road.
Three workshops will be held Nov. 30 — from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2–4 p.m. and 5–7 p.m.
Workshops will also be held 5–7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 and Wednesday, Dec. 4 and 6–8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5.
Cost is $15 per person per workshop. The fee includes instruction and materials to complete one wreath. Registration is required. To register, or to request a disability accommodation, call 207.581.4100.
Maine Public Broadcasting Network interviewed Mary Ellen Camire, a professor of food science and human nutrition at the University of Maine, for the article “Struggling Mainers brace for cuts in food stamps.” Camire said Maine already has significant food security issues and even a minor federal cut to the supplemental nutrition assistance program, or SNAP, would have an effect on those receiving benefits and those supplying food.
The Weekly previewed the mixed-media art exhibition “Place of Mind: The John Bailly-Richard Blanco Collaborative Project” that opens Friday at the University of Maine Museum of Art in Bangor. The collaboration includes art by French-American painter and printmaker Bailly and Cuban-American poet and teacher Blanco, who read at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration.
The Portland Press Herald previewed the exhibition “Place of Mind: The John Bailly-Richard Blanco Collaborative Project” that opens Friday at the University of Maine Museum of Art in Bangor. The exhibit features mixed-media art by French-American painter and printmaker Bailly and Cuban-American poet and teacher Blanco, who read at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration.
University of Maine Museum of Art director and curator George Kinghorn was noted in a Bangor Daily News story for winning an award during an event sponsored by Bangor Fusion, the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce’s networking group of younger residents. Kinghorn won the the Fusion Leadership and Vision Award (FLAVA), which recognizes an individual, organization or business that promotes the common good of young people in the Bangor region and who inspires young professionals to reach their greatest personal and professional potential while making an impact on the quality of life in the community.
Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207.581.3777
George Kinghorn, director and curator of the University of Maine Museum of Art, is one of three nominees for a Fusion Bangor 2012 Leadership and Vision Award recognizing a Bangor-area resident who has made a positive impact on the Bangor region. Kinghorn, who also is president of the Downtown Bangor Partnership, has long supported downtown events and the Art Walks, according to Fusion. He consistently uses the arts as a way to enhance young professionals to live and work in Bangor, and through his many roles, has made “a true impact on the quality of life in our community,” the organization said in an announcement. The winner will be announced at the Fusion Bangor annual awards celebration from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Nov. 15 at the Bangor Waterfront.
Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756
Three new University of Maine Museum of Art (UMMA) exhibits open to the public Friday, Oct. 5, for the fall season.
Exhibits include “Alan Bray: At the Edges,” which features more than 20 works by one of Maine’s most respected contemporary landscape painters; “Mayumi Sarai: Ring Cycle,” a display of floor-based and hanging sculptures; and “Susan Jane Belton: What’s Your’s?” featuring a grid of 20 oil-on-panel paintings of cups collected by the artist. Selections from the museum’s permanent collection are also on display.
All three exhibits close Jan. 5, 2013.
UMMA, which is located at 40 Harlow Street in Bangor, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is free in 2012 thanks to Machias Savings Bank. For more information about the museum go to umma.umaine.edu.
Contact: Kathryn Jovanelli, (207) 561-3350 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Maine Museum of Art will host MOSAIC, its fourth annual gala event, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the museum at 40 Harlow Street in downtown Bangor. The museum galleries will be transformed into a creative stage for music, art and mingling with fellow museum and art enthusiasts. The event includes wine and gourmet treats, live entertainment, an art-making station, silent auction and more. Tickets are $30 for an individual ($15 is a tax-deductible donation) and $50 for a couple ($30 is tax-deductible) and can be purchased at the museum, by calling (207) 561-3350, emailing email@example.com, or at the door. MOSAIC benefits the University of Maine Museum of Art exhibition and education programs.
Contact: Kathryn Jovanelli, (207) 561-3350 or firstname.lastname@example.org