Arts

Without Borders Festival, thesis exhibition to open at Lord Hall Gallery

The 15th annual Without Borders Festival and thesis exhibition, titled “Between You and Me” and showcasing the work of University of Maine intermedia MFA candidates, will come to Lord Hall Gallery May 17–June 30. An opening reception will take place at 6 p.m. May 17 and will be followed by a performance in the APPE […]

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WABI covers Spring Art Factory at UMMA

WABI (Channel 5) reported on the annual Spring Art Factory held at the University of Maine Museum of Art in downtown Bangor. Families were invited to create their own paintings, prints and paper crafts, as well as view artwork on display in the gallery during the free event, WABI reported. Organizers said they were expecting […]

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16th annual POETS/SPEAK! to celebrate diversity at Bangor Public Library

The Bangor Public Library will host the 16th annual POETS/SPEAK! poetry reading event April 26. This year’s event, which is themed “Celebrate Unity in Diversity,” is dedicated to Allen Monga, a student at Deering High School in Portland and an asylum seeker from Zambia, who won the Maine Poetry Out Loud competition and went to […]

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New England premiere highlights annual Combined Band Concert

The New England premiere of John Mackey’s “Antique Violences” will highlight the annual Combined Band Concert of the University of Maine Symphonic Band and UMaine Concert Band at 7:30 p.m. April 26 at the Collins Center for the Arts. The premiere will feature alto saxophonist Nathan Sprangers, a music education major from East Machias, Maine […]

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Register by April 23 for DMC natural science illustration workshop

The University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole will offer a natural science illustration workshop July 16–20. Participants can develop skills to create scientifically accurate drawings, learn to blend art and science in the classroom, or develop talents to illustrate journals. Prior art training is not required. Instructor David Wheeler has been a teacher […]

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WABI reports on students’ fundraiser for indigenous-led nonprofit

WABI (Channel 5) reported students in the University of Maine Art Education Community Outreach (UMAECO) program are raising funds to support Gedakina, an indigenous-led nonprofit. The students have designed original imagery and printed it on T-shirts, which will be sold within the local community for $15 each. Gedakina’s mission is to strengthen and revitalize the […]

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WVII covers ‘#safetywork’ exhibit

WVII (Channel 7) reported on the “#safetywork” art exhibit that opened with an April 16 reception at the University of Maine’s IMRC Center featuring performance and works by local artists. The exhibit is the first to feature work by all female artists, according to WVII. Susan Smith, curator and a UMaine faculty member, told WVII […]

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Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine to open Franco-American art exhibit

A Franco-American art exhibit titled “Beau-frog: The Art of Peter Archambault” will open April 20 at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine. The artwork consists of cartoon drawings, political commentary, Franco-American cultural exploration and personal discovery. It was created by Archambault at the University of Maine’s Franco-American Centre. The exhibit is a collaboration […]

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Art education students creating, selling T-shirts to benefit indigenous-led nonprofit

As part of the requirements for an upper-level art education course at the University of Maine, students are striving to elicit real change through art, local action and awareness. This semester, the student program University of Maine Art Education Community Outreach (UMAECO) is working with Gedakina, an indigenous-led nonprofit. Gedakina’s mission is “to strengthen and […]

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