Arts

Gallery features Thwaites’ work through Nov. 5

The Lord Hall Gallery at the University of Maine presents a solo exhibition of the work of artist Christina Thwaites, titled “Surrender,” now through Nov. 5. Thwaites’ work depicts her direct relationship to her surroundings, and the people and landscapes in which she finds herself. This exhibit includes interactive paintings that invite visitors to participate in the narrative.  […]

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UMaine Machias documentary featured in News Observer

The Machias Valley News Observer reported on the latest film created by University of Maine at Machias students enrolled in lecturer Alan Kryszak’s Downeast Documentary. “Privacy & the Power of Secrets,” which offers varied perspectives on data privacy and surveillance to spark discussion of how information gathering affects society, will be shown at 7 p.m. […]

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WABI talks with Smith, Hoeger about kneeling art project

WABI (Channel 5) talked with Susan Smith, the director of the intermedia master of arts programs at the University of Maine, and Katarina Hoeger, a UMaine student, about “The Kneeling Art Photography Project.” Smith said the photography exhibit, which is on display at the Innovative Media Research Commercialization Center at UMaine through Sept. 30, speaks […]

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A gallery in the Zillman Art Museum

Zillman Art Museum opens five new galleries with fall exhibitions

The Linda G. and Donald N. Zillman Art Museum – University of Maine is opening its five new galleries to the public on Sept. 11. The new galleries, located on the second floor of 40 Harlow St., increase the museum’s exhibition spaces by 42% and make possible the opening of nine new fall exhibitions. The […]

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Kinghorn talks with BDN about Zillman Museum expansion

George Kinghorn, the executive director and curator of the University of Maine’s Zillman Art Museum, talked with the Bangor Daily News about the expansion of the museum space and what it means to the community. “This is something that Bangor can be proud of,” Kinghorn said. “I know we’re pretty proud of it ourselves. It […]

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Visiting Artist Series launches Sept. 7 with photography exhibit, discussion

The University of Maine’s Intermedia Program Visiting Artist Series will kick off with images from “The Kneeling Art Photography Project,” a statewide exploration of social justice through photography and community action. Eleven photographers from across the state have captured images of Mainers working to secure justice at the local, national and international levels. The images and […]

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Forbes highlights Quirk’s project as pandemic-era teaching innovation

Forbes highlighted an assignment from Katie Quirk in a story about innovations in higher education borne from the COVID-19 pandemic. Quirk, a preceptor in the University of Maine Honors College, tasked students in her creative arts course with “exploring how art sparks conversation and social connection during times of crisis” in her “Documenting the Pandemic” […]

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Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series application period ends Sept. 27

The Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Committee is accepting grant applications from the University of Maine to enhance the artistic, cultural and intellectual life of the UMaine campus and to support speaking engagements or lectures at the University of Maine at Machias.    Grants support up to 50% of expenses associated with cultural events that enhance the artistic, […]

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Kryszak documentary screened internationally, acclaimed by Globe

A film created by University of Maine at Machias students enrolled in lecturer Alan Kryszak’s Downeast Documentary class has been screened internationally at The Hague Global Cinema Festival and the Sweden Film Awards, and cited in the Boston Globe.  “Privacy & the Power of Secrets” offers varied perspectives on data privacy and surveillance to spark […]

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Press Herald speaks with Kinghorn about expansion at Zillman museum

The Portland Press Herald talked with George Kinghorn, the director of the University of Maine’s Zillman Art Museum, about the addition of five new galleries at the museum. “Not only does the expansion enhance the visitor experience, but the five new galleries allow us to showcase works from the contemporary collection and mount exhibitions of […]

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