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UM Facilities Making Good Progress on Renovations

UMaine’s Office of Facilities Management workers, led by project managers Art Bottie and Brian Brooks, have been hard at work on the renovations of the Folklife Center since early  June. Painting, ceiling tiles, and lighting are well underway, and carpets and window treatments are not far behind. According to Brooks, expected completion of this phase of […]

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Art Student Wins first NAFOH Creative Arts Award

UMaine art student Christiana Becker won the first NAFOH Creative Arts Award this spring. The award was created to encourage students and others to use the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History (NAFOH) to inspire their art projects. Christiana used funds from the award to create a print inspired both by Penobscot beadwork and […]

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Blog #1 – Making Connections

About a month ago, in early June, we were visited by some long-time friends of the Maine Folklife Center. They were here to see our newly renovated space (well, it’s been a year now) and to learn about the things we were doing to build upon the legacy of the Center and its founder, Edward […]

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Using Archival Material to Inspire Art: One Example

University of Maine at Augusta student Joshua Roberts created the following series of panels as part of a project for a class in graphic storytelling taught by Peter Precourt. The project won the Jurors’ Choice Award at the 2017 AMA Juried Student Art Exhibition. The series depicts a rural Maine family struggling with poverty, an […]

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Renovations Now Complete!

The Maine Folklife Center, with support from UMaine Provost’s Office and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has undergone a major renovation. The new space features offices, a seminar and meeting room, workspace for Maine Studies faculty and students, and a new podcasting production studio. In addition, the McGillicuddy Humanities Center will have office […]

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