Arts

2017 Senior Art Exhibition ‘Polychrome’ on display in Lord Hall

The University of Maine opened its 2017 Senior Art Exhibition, “Polychrome,” with a reception Dec. 1 at Lord Hall Gallery. The show, which runs through Feb. 2, features 99 works of art, including paintings, drawings, prints, digital prints, sculpture, ceramics and photographs. The 16 studio art majors displaying work produced all aspects of the exhibition […]

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Faulkner essay included in new book on Maine Indian basketmakers, BDN reports

The Bangor Daily News reported on a new book that focuses on Maine Indian basketmakers and the history of the tradition. David Shultz, the managing director of the Home & Away in Kennebunkport, which specializes in Native American and Inuit art, wrote and self-published “Baskets of Time,” according to the article. The book includes an […]

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WVII previews UMMA Winter Art Factory

WVII (Channel 7) reported the University of Maine Museum of Art will host a Winter Art Factory 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Dec. 2. Attendees of the free, family-friendly event will be able to make stamped wrapping paper, ornaments and holiday cards, according to the report. “Each of the tables is an art station for an art […]

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SPA to present Opera Workshop on Dec. 2

The University of Maine School of Performing Arts will present the fall Opera Workshop showcase at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 in Minsky Recital Hall. The performance will include a sample of scenes from famous operas that highlight the vocal talents of the students involved, including works by Wolfgang Mozart, Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Verdi, Benjamin […]

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BDN publishes feature on Engman, Gilded Icon art series

The Bangor Daily News reported on Kerstin “Kris” Engman, a prolific midcoast painter and sculptor and part-time assistant professor of art at the University of Maine. Engman’s latest project, the Gilded Icon series, includes  icon-style portraits of women around the world with important stories to tell, according to the article. “Each one of these is […]

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Grad student’s art featured in Deep Sea News, Edge Effects

Artwork by Jill Pelto, a graduate student in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences at the University of Maine, was recently featured in Deep Sea News. Pelto was included in “The Writing on the Sea-Wall” series which seeks to highlight the skilled artisans and projects that help connect people to science through tangible and […]

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December CCA performances to include ‘Kinky Boots,’ several musical groups

The Collins Center for the Arts at the University of Maine is offering a variety of performances throughout the 2017–18 season. The December lineup kicks off with “A Celtic Family Christmas” performed by fiddlers Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy of Canada at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5. Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Kinky Boots” will be […]

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Emily Corbett

Emily Corbett: following athletic, artistic aspirations

Emily Corbett of Listowel, Ontario, Canada says she was presented with the perfect situation when she was offered a scholarship to play field hockey at the University of Maine. “During my initial visit to the campus, not only was I impressed with the athletic facilities, but was exhilarated to see the art facilities. Here was […]

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Maine Edge reviews ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

The Maine Edge reviewed the University of Maine School of Performing Arts’ production of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Allen Adams wrote, “Seeing such a tight ensemble bring to life such a delightful show makes for a wonderful and worthwhile theatrical experience. The high-energy intimacy built by (director Marcia) Douglas and her cast creates a […]

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