Current Exhibitions

Maine & Aomori Print Exchange: Selected Images

October 5 – November 9, 2018

Maine and Aomori Print Exchange: Selected Images will be on display October 5 through November 9 in the Lord Hall Gallery at the University of Maine.

The exhibition is a collaboration between the Lord Hall Gallery and the Maine Aomori Printmaking Society (MAPS –, an international printmaking exchange between working artists in Maine and Aomori, Japan. Each year, the MAPS exchange features the work of twenty contemporary printmakers. The exchange is hosted by the Friends of Aomori, a non-profit organization located in Portland, Maine. The prints are held permanently in the collections of the Manakata Shiko Memorial Museum of Art in Aomori City and at the Friends of Aomori.

Maine and Aomori Print Exchange: Selected Images includes 44 prints chosen by the curators, Laurie E. Hicks, professor of art, and Briar Pelletier, an art history alum of the University of Maine’s Department of Art. The body of work was selected from the prints collected over the past three years as part of the exchange. This exhibition marks the first time prints from the exchange are exhibited simultaneously in both Maine and Aomori City.

An opening reception will be held on Friday, October 12 from 5:30–7 p.m. in the Lord Hall Gallery. The public is invited.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Lord Hall Gallery is open from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and is wheelchair accessible.