Arts

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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UMMA exhibits featured in Art New England magazine article

Two current University of Maine Museum of Art exhibits were mentioned in the Art New England magazine article, “A long look at time: The rise of camera-less photography.” The camera-less photography movement is motivated by a desire to bring back a medium “under siege by whiz-bang technology,” the article states. Leading the way is UMMA, […]

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VillageSoup advances SPA production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

VillageSoup reported on the University of Maine School of Performing Arts’ upcoming production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Director Marcia Douglas and a cast of 25 students will take to the Hauck Auditorium stage, beginning Friday, Nov. 10, according to the article. The UMaine production of William Shakespeare’s classic comedy will run for seven performances. […]

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Kaitlin Young

Kaitlin Young: Music education alumna named 2018 Maine Teacher of the Year

Kaitlin Young isn’t letting accolades go to her head. “I feel incredibly honored and humbled to be named the 2018 Maine Teacher of the Year,” says Young, a 2010 UMaine graduate in music education. “I am grateful for the opportunity to further the discussion about the importance of education for all students, as well as […]

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November CCA shows to include The King’s Singers, a new take on a cappella

The Collins Center for the Arts at the University of Maine is offering a variety of performances throughout the 2017–18 season. November events will include two a capella groups, one British and one with a more international character. The King’s Singers, a British a cappella ensemble, will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5. Winner […]

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