The University of Maine Museum of Art has received a gift of 10 works of art by noted artist and printmaker Beth Van Hoesen (1926-2010) from the E. Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen Adams Trust, which is based in San Francisco, for UMMA’s permanent collection. The donation is valued at more than $18,000 and consists of an array of etchings and drypoint works. (more…)
A Boston Globe story advanced the upcoming Maine Indian Basketmakers Sale and Demonstration, which will be held Saturday, Dec. 10, at UMaine’s Hudson Museum. According to the story, the museum, which is located in the Collins Center for the Arts, has 500 pieces of Wabanaki clothing, tools and art in its gallery.
Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777
The UMaine Museum of Art will participate in the Downtown Bangor Art Walk and Food Drive Friday, Nov. 18 from 5-9 p.m. Maps to participating artist studios, galleries and downtown merchants will be available at the UMaine museum, lon Harlow St. in Bangor. Visitors are asked to drop of a non-perishable food item at any of the Art Walk locations. Donations will be given to the Shaw House.
The UMaine Museum of Art will host a family event called “Art Factory” on Saturday Dec. 3 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the museum in downtown Bangor. This free event will provide hands-on holiday art-making opportunities for families who wish to drop in at any time between 11 and 3. Participants will have opportunities to create eco-friendly wrapping paper, watercolors, ornaments or gifts. Supplies are free and instruction will be given throughout the day. UMMA Art Factory is generously sponsored by WBRC Architects and Engineers.
Bangor TV station WVII covered Wednesday’s Day of the Dead celebration held at UMaine’s Hudson Museum. Local schoolchildren learned about the holiday, an aspect of indigenous Mexican culture, which honors the deceased.
Contact: Jessica Bloch 207-581-3777
University of Maine Museum of Art Director George Kinghorn will host an informal gallery talk at the museum, in downtown Bangor, on Wednesday Nov. 9 at 12 noon. The talk, and accompanying tour, will cover the Carlo Pittore exhibition “Studio Life,” at the museum through December 30. The presentation, part of the museum’s ART@NOON gallery talk program, is free and open to the public.
Contact: Kathryn Jovanelli
The new exhibits at the UMaine Museum of Art were featured in a Bangor Daily News story. The exhibits, which opened Friday and run through Dec. 30, include painting, photograph, and assemblage.
Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777
BANGOR, Maine – The University of Maine Museum of Art will host an oil painting workshop on Saturday, Oct. 22 and Saturday, Oct. 29.
Professional artist Philip Frey will lead the two-day workshop at the museum, which is located at 40 Harlow Street.
Both days will start at 10 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. with an hour lunch break.
The workshop will focus on seeing, mixing and placing color accurately; drawing; composition; and brushwork. Frey will offer demonstrations and individual instruction. Participants will paint from life.
The cost is $75 for UMMA members and $90 for nonmembers. All skill levels are welcome. To register or for more information, contact UMMA Education Coordinator Eva Murray at 561-3360 or email email@example.com.
To view Frey’s work, go to www.philipfrey.com.
Contact: Eva Murray, 561-3360.
Prof. Laurie Hicks from the UMaine art department was interviewed for a Friday WABI television story about Drawing On, an exhibit that opens at UMaine’s Lord Hall on Friday Oct. 14. Part of the Maine Drawing Project, the exhibit features several artists drawing directly on the walls in the Lord Hall Gallery. WLBZ television also broadcast a story on the project last week.
Saturday’s Bangor Daily News features a story about a centuries-old ceramic pot that’s part of UMaine’s Hudson Museum collection. The pot, which contains the cremated remains of a member of the Hohokam people, has been in Maine since it was given as a gift to William C. Wells of Orono in 1937. He donated it to UMaine approximately 50 years ago. Representatives of the Gila River Indian Community, which represents Arizona Indian tribes, recently became aware of the artifact and contacted Hudson Museum officials to make arrangements for its return. Prof. Dan Sandweiss of the UMaine anthropology faculty told the BDN that the university and museum were willing to return the pot because it’s “legally and morally the right thing to do.”