Arts

Call for proposals to support cultural events

The Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Committee is accepting grant applications from the University of Maine community. Requests for support for virtual programming and events are highly encouraged. Grants support up to 50% of expenses associated with cultural events that enhance the artistic, cultural and intellectual life of UMaine. The CA/DLS committee accepts applications four times […]

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BDN notes Zillman Art Museum expansion in building purchase story

The Bangor Daily News noted expansion plans for the Zillman Art Museum in an article about a local developer purchasing the building that houses it. According to the report, Eastern Maine Development Corporation sold Norumbega Hall, which houses the museum, in downtown Bangor to Canuck Investments, owned by Philip and Stephanie Henry. Education leaders and […]

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Press Herald talks with Kryszak about creating holiday score for silent film compilation

The Portland Press Herald interviewed Alan Kryszak, a University of Maine at Machias creative arts faculty member, about composing the score for a compilation of nine silent holiday short films. Kryszak’s score features violin, harp and handbells as musical accompaniment to the film. “These aren’t your father’s handbells,” Kryszak said, adding that he views his creation […]

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Opera Workshop participants on stage wearing face coverings

For UMaine Opera Workshop, the show goes on

Opera as an art form has been around for more than 400 years, and students and faculty in the UMaine School of Performing Arts were not going to let a pandemic stop their performance from going ahead. That’s why, for the first time ever, the University of Maine Opera Workshop has chosen to present its […]

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BDN, Centralmaine.com highlight virtual Wabanaki Winter Market

The Bangor Daily News and Centralmaine.com shared a media release about the virtual Wabanaki Winter Market. After last year’s 25th annual Maine Indian Basketmakers Holiday Market, organizers renamed the event to better represent participants and the wide range of artforms. Despite it’s virtual nature, this year’s popular collaboration between the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance and the University of […]

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WABI reports arts award to UMaine Foundation, Hudson Museum

WABI (Channel 5) reported that the University of Maine Foundation received a $5,000 award from the Maine Community Foundation’s Maine Arts Expansion Fund to support the development and promotion of a virtual Wabanaki Winter Market and Wabanaki Artist Directory. The Hudson Museum will host the virtual event on Dec. 12. The Wabanaki Artist Directory is […]

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Shop, learn Dec. 12 at virtual Wabanaki Winter Market 

After last year’s 25th annual Maine Indian Basketmakers Holiday Market, organizers renamed the event Wabanaki Winter Market to better represent participants and the wide range of artforms. And because of the coronavirus, the word “virtual” has been added to the name of the 26th annual market slated for Saturday, Dec. 12. This year’s popular collaboration […]

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‘The Maine Question’ explores how to teach music during a pandemic

The coronavirus has disrupted just about every facet of academia, especially music education. Like concerts and jam sessions, teaching music is a shared community experience, but the pandemic has prompted several educators to shift instruction from in-person to remote.  The inability for students to play their instruments together forced music educators to get creative to […]

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BDN advances ‘Surviving Anecdotes,’ UMaine student art show

The Bangor Daily News promoted a Lord Hall art show curated by University of Maine students and featuring more than 100 works from 16 student artists. The exhibit, which includes paintings, sculptures, animation and performance art, can be seen in Lord Hall Gallery 9 a.m.–4 p.m. weekdays. More information about the gallery is online.

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