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.
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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.”
The Bangor Daily News has a story about UMaine’s Collins Center for the Arts, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this season. CCA Executive Director John Patches told the newspaper the center’s recent renovation put it closer to the goal of becoming a destination, while UMaine Foundation officer Danny Williams said the CCA puts world-class musicians on a tangible level for students and community members, and has become a vital part of campus and the community.
UMaine’s Hudson Museum was mentioned in a story in the weekly Free Press, which covers midcoast Maine, about the Penobscot Material Culture Collaborative. The collaborative, of which the museum is a member, seeks to keep Penobscot artifacts in Maine for future generations to see and study.
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Saturday’s Bangor Daily News included a feature story about basket maker James Frey, a Passamaquoddy artist from Princeton whose work has received wide acclaim. His work will be on display at UMaine’s Hudson Museum beginning Sept. 24 as part of “Transcending Traditions: The Next Generation of Maine Indian Basketry.
Fall Fiesta at the Museum of Art, a celebration to benefit the museum’s education and exhibition programs, is scheduled for Saturday Oct. 1 from 5-8 p.m. at the museum on Harlow St. in Bangor. The event will feature a complimentary wine bar and beer tasing, hors d’oeuvres, live music, art-making stations and more. Tickets, available for purchase at the museum or by phone (561-3350) cost $30 for an individual or $50 for a couple. For more information please contact Kathryn Jovanelli, assistant museum coordinator and membership manager, by phone or email.
The June 12 Maine Sunday Telegram previewed two upcoming photography exhibits at the UMaine Museum of Art in downtown Bangor. “Photo National: 2011: A Survey of Contemporary Photography,” featuring the work of 34 photographers, opens at the museum on June 24, along with “New Dawn Fades,” photographer Thomas Hager’s tribute to processes developed by Sir John Herschel and Anna Atkins.
The University of Maine Museum of Art will be free for visitors again this year, WABI reported. The museum has for the fourth year in a row received a donation from Machias Savings Bank in support of the free admission program.