Mourning cloth

Intermedia MFA assistant director’s art highlighting refugee crisis wins international award

Susan Smith, professor and assistant director of the University of Maine’s Intermedia MFA program, was selected to win the Juror’s Award from the Surface Design Association’s International Exhibit 2019 for her work titled “The Passage.” The installation piece consists of artifacts from social practice-based work at the Texas-Mexico border. Through a mourning cloth and various […]

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Susan Smith, Owen Smith featured in Press Herald article on activist art

The Portland Press Herald published a feature article on Susan Smith, assistant director of the intermedia master of fine arts program at the University of Maine. Since February, Smith and her husband have traveled from their home in Dover-Foxcroft to the U.S. border with Mexico, and visited refugee detention centers in Florida and Texas, where […]

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Penobscot Times advances Lord Hall Gallery summer exhibits

The Penobscot Times ran a University of Maine media release about two gallery exhibitions that run through Sept. 20 at Lord Hall Gallery. UMaine assistant professor of art Giles Timms’ exhibit is titled “touch my human.” Irene Hardwicke Olivieri, an artist living in Seal Cove, Maine, is exhibiting paintings and mixed media titled “The Painter […]

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Penobscot Times publishes UMaine release previewing CCA 2019–20 season

The Penobscot Times published a University of Maine news release previewing the 2019–20 season at the Collins Center for the Arts. The upcoming season will offer a range of shows including music, dance, magic shows, Broadway musicals and more, the release states. The season will kick off with a performance by Chubby Checker and The […]

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Lord Hall Gallery hosts two summer exhibitions

Two exhibitions that speak, in different ways, to the nature of life and the importance of transformation or change will be on display July 19 through Sept. 20 in Lord Hall Gallery at the University of Maine. Works by Giles Timms, a UMaine assistant professor of art, will be featured in “touch my human.” Timms […]

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CCA season preview

CCA’s 2019–20 season offers variety of music, dance and more

Concerts, dance and magic shows, Broadway musicals and more all take the stage as part of the Collins Center for the Arts’ 2019–20 season at the University of Maine.  “The season represents weeks, months, and sometimes years of work,” says Daniel Williams, executive director of the Collins Center. “Our team has once again put together […]

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Vogt to conduct Blue Hill Bach rehearsals, Ellsworth American reports

The Ellsworth American reported on Blue Hill Bach, a free vocal and choral training program for young people in grades 8 through 12. Participants began working June 10 with voice teachers and conductors on a weekly basis to learn four-part chorales from Johann Sebastian Bach’s “St. John Passion,” according to the report. The works will […]

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Bailey West

Bailey West: Biochemistry major to study in Ireland as Mitchell Peace Scholar

Bailey West, a biochemistry major at the University of Maine, has been awarded a George J. Mitchell Peace Scholarship and will study abroad in Ireland for a semester as part of the student exchange program. The competitive merit-based scholarship is made possible by an agreement between Maine and Ireland for a student exchange at the […]

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MD Islander reports Silver to direct chamber music summer adult program

Mount Desert Islander reported Noreen Silver, an instructor of cello and chamber music at the University of Maine, will direct an inaugural summer chamber music program for adults at the Ellsworth Community Music Institute. The program is part of Arthur Russell Week, the institute’s annual summer festival, and sessions will be held 1–4 p.m. July […]

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