Arts

Digital Humanities Week talk to look at local blueberries, clams, beer

Researchers from around the state, including the University of Maine and Colby College, will discuss ways to document and nourish the state’s endangered economies that depend on local agriculture and wildlife as part of UMaine’s Digital Humanities Week. “Blueberries, Clams, and Beer: The Lure of the Local,” will be held 1–2:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 […]

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Lord Hall Gallery to exhibit the work of eight Maine sculptors

The Lord Hall Gallery at the University of Maine will host an exhibition of stone sculptures created by eight emerging and internationally recognized Maine artists Oct. 6 through Nov. 17. “Carved Stone: Maine Artists” features artists who were selected in response to the aesthetic and creative quality of their work, as well as a means […]

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Digital Humanities Week to focus on adding arts to STEM disciplines

The University of Maine will host several free and public events as part of Digital Humanities Week, Oct. 2–6. This year’s conference will examine what role the arts and humanities play in a world that is increasingly driven by science and technology. A growing movement known as STEM To STEAM aims to interject the arts […]

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Tuesdays at the IMRC begins Sept. 26 with musician Vic Rawlings

Musician Vic Rawlings will kick off the Intermedia MFA program’s fall 2017 visiting artist lectures series, known as Tuesdays at the IMRC, 7–8 p.m. Sept. 26. The Boston-based Rawlings is a multi-instrumentalist fluent in many styles on the guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, ukulele and tenor banjo. He has played in live bands and on recordings […]

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‘Million Dollar Quartet’ comes to CCA Sept. 26

The Tony Award-winning musical “Million Dollar Quartet” will be performed at the Collins Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26. The show depicts a recording session organized by the “Father of Rock ’n’ Roll” Sam Phillips, who brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together at the Sun […]

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Williams speaks about upcoming ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ musical on WABI

Danny Williams, executive director of the the Collins Center for the Arts at the University of Maine, visited the WABI (Channel 5) studio to speak about an upcoming musical. “Million Dollar Quartet” will be performed at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26 at the CCA. The musical was inspired by the famous one-time recording session that […]

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The Escher String Quartet

Cohesive Escher String Quartet to perform Sept. 24 at Minsky Hall

The Escher String Quartet, acclaimed for its musical insight and tonal beauty, will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24 at Minsky Recital Hall. Musicians Adam Barnett-Hart (violin), Aaron Boyd (violin), Pierre Lapointe (viola) and ​Brook Speltz (cello) take their name from Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher because they’re inspired by his method of interplay […]

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BDN previews five new UMaine Museum of Art Exhibits

The Bangor Daily News reported on five exhibitions slated to open Sept. 15 at the University of Maine Museum of Art in downtown Bangor. The exhibits “provide a wealth of different colors, textures, attitudes and approaches to experience, from boldly abstract camera-less photography to bright, sensual, figurative paintings,” the article states. Photography is a medium […]

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Department of Art accepting applications for after-school program

The University of Maine Department of Art’s ArtWorks! program for area children in grades K–8 is accepting applications until Oct. 6 for the fall 2017 session. The program provides children an opportunity to explore the world of art through hands-on experiences with a variety of visual media, the history of art, and the viewing of […]

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Ondo contributes to 9/11 sculpture in Portland, WLBZ reports

WLBZ (Channel 2) and the Associated Press reported on the unveiling of a 9/11 sculpture outside the Cumberland County Jail in Portland. Sheriff Kevin Joyce was given a 100-pound piece of steel from one of the twin towers, according to the WLBZ report. Gregory Ondo, an assistant professor of art at the University of Maine, […]

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