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Make Your Own Wreath

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.

Camire Talks to MPBN About Food Stamp Cuts

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 Previews UMMA Exhibit

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.

Press Herald Previews UMMA Bailly-Blanco Exhibit

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.

Kinghorn Award Noted in Bangor Daily News Story

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

Kinghorn Nominated for Fusion Award

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

University of Maine Museum of Art Fall Exhibits Open

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 kj@umit.maine.edu

Art Museum Gala Set for Sept. 22

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 kj@umit.maine.edu, or at the door. MOSAIC benefits the University of Maine Museum of Art exhibition and education programs.

Click here for more information (PDF).

Contact: Kathryn Jovanelli, (207) 561-3350 or kj@umit.maine.edu

Channel 5 Covers ‘Paint the City’ Event

Channel 5 (WABI) reported on Saturday’s “Paint the City” project and fundraiser in Bangor for local artists. The University of Maine Museum of Art and Bangor Art Society collaborated in organizing the event. Local artists were invited to paint scenes from downtown Bangor and the work was auctioned off later in the day.

Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756

Channel 5 Reports on Annual Bangor Paint Day

Channel 5 (WABI) reported on the 2nd annual Bangor Paint Day, a free event being held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the University of Maine Museum of Art in Bangor, in cooperation with the Bangor Art Society. The event gives people of any age an opportunity to paint any scene in the city. Paintings will be auctioned off at 3 p.m.

Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756


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