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MECA Alum Miles Spadone named "Emerging Artist" by Ceramics Monthly
Congratulations to MECA alum Miles Spadone on recently being awarded "Emerging Artist" by the publication Ceramics Monthly. Spadone's work will be featured in the May issue. The publication recognizes ceramic artists both domestically and internationally who have been working with clay professionally for under ten years. Spadone was also recently accepted into a two year traveling show with the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh.
Digital Media Professor Gary Robinov and MECA Alum Dean Merrill’s Film Nominated at Lewiston Auburn Film Festival
Adjunct professor and filmmaker Gary Robinov and MECA alum ’03 Dean Merrill’s film “Detour” has been nominated for four awards at the Lewiston Auburn Film Festival. Detour follows the struggles of a recovering addict and stars local talents Brian Chamberlain and Astrea Campbell-Cobb. The film is nominated for Best Short Film, Best Maine Film, Best of Festival and actor Brian Chamberlain in nominated for Best Actor.
Robinov is the co-founder of White Dog Arts Creative Studios and is the only filmmaker to have films nominated in the festival all four years that is has been running.
MECA Alum David Hutchins and Team Wins Oscar
MECA's own David Hutchins was part of the team that worked on Frozen, which won an academy award for best animated feature "Frozen." Hutchins graduated MECA in 1987 and went on to become an animator at Walt Disney Studios in Los Angeles, CA. The film is about two sister princesses and is loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale "The Snow Queen." Frozen won best animated feature against other films such as "Despicable Me 2" and "The Wind Rises."