Arts

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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Senior art exhibition "Surviving Anecdotes" in the Lord Hall gallery.

Senior art exhibition ‘Surviving Anecdotes’ runs through Nov. 12

The University of Maine 2020 senior art exhibition “Surviving Anecdotes” will be on display through Nov. 12 in the Lord Hall gallery. The show features more than 100 works — from paintings and sculptures to animation and performance art — from 16 student artists.  Participating seniors this year include Kara Arey, Emma Betterley-Dow, Victoria Bobrova, […]

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WABI, Centralmaine.com promote virtual UMaine Homecoming Oct. 16-18

WABI (Channel 5) and Centralmaine.com picked up a University of Maine news release highlighting activities planned for UMaine’s most unique Homecoming ever. The celebration, which historically attracts nearly 10,000 visitors and alumni, will feature a variety of social events, programs, sports and entertainment — live and prerecorded — because of the COVID-19 pandemic-related health and safety […]

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UMM student-produced documentary selected to compete in global film festival

Instructor Alan Kryszak and his students at the University of Maine at Machias are celebrating the announcement that their 2020 film, “Privacy and the Power of Secrets,” was selected for an international film festival. The 60-minute student-produced documentary is an official selection at The Hague Global Cinema Festival, where it will compete against 130 selections […]

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WABI interviews Artesani about UMaine music, band programs innovations

A WABI (Channel 5) story described methods of keeping University of Maine music students and band members safe during live practice sessions, including face coverings for singers and trash bags covering wind instruments. Laura Artesani, music division chair, said she has heard no complaints from the students. “They are happy to be back here. They […]

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Applications open for grants to help finance cultural events

The Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Committee is accepting grant applications from the University of Maine community for events beginning on or after Oct. 26. Requests for support for virtual programming and festivities are highly encouraged. Grants support up to 50% of expenses associated with cultural events that enhance the artistic, cultural and intellectual life of […]

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