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Arts Journal Highlights MECA Students, Alumni, and Faculty

Posted: 2012-04-05

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Words & Images, a journal produced by The University of Southern Maine, was designed by Maine College of Art student Adriana Warner '12. In addition to original writing, the annual arts journal features the work of MECA alums Beatrice Abbott '11 and Nicole Duennebier '05, students Robert Bennett  '14, Ray Ewing '12, John Huckins '12, Devon Johnson '13, Tina McLuckie '12, Abby Mechanic '13, Hannah Rosengren '13, and  Gabriella Sturchio '12,  as well as faculty member Gail Spaien.

There will be a book release on April 19 from 7pm-9pm at Mayo Street Arts.

Image credit: Beatrice Abbott '11

Merit Award Winners Announced

Posted: 2012-04-04

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Each year, Maine College of Art holds the Merit Competition for students who will be majoring in the 2012-2013 academic year. Winners are awarded scholarship prizes. 

Honorable Mention

Lydia Andersen ’13, Painting
Chun-Hua Chang, ’14 Undeclared
Daniel Heutz ’13, Graphic Design
Hannah Merchant ’13, Woodworking & Furniture Design
Emmeline Solomon ’13, Printmaking

Maine Fund
Two Awards of $500 each

Rangeley Morton ’14, Graphic Design
Robert Bennett ’14, Sculpture

Charles E. Culpepper Scholarship
Three awards of $600 each
Founded in 1989 for assistance to gifted students, these awards were given through the Charles E. Culpepper Foundation, an organization that merged with the Rockefeller Brothers Fund in 1999.

Kristin Fitzpatrick ’13, Printmaking
Emily Rogstad ’13, Metalsmithing & Jewelry
Shadell Segree ’14, Undeclared

Edward M. and Carole J. Friedman
Two Awards of $1,200 each
Established in 2002, the Edward M. and Carole J. Friedman Merit Scholarship are given to outstanding artists through the annual Merit Competition. Ed, an alumnus of Maine College of Art, and Carole are pleased to be able to recognize a student each year that makes us all proud to be part of this College.

Isaac Atkins ’14, Sculpture
Kathryn Dodson ’13, Painting

Beatrice Bouton Barrett Endowed Memorial Scholarship
4 awards of $2,400 each
The Beatrice Bouton Barrett Endowed Memorial Scholarship awards were established 1988 to assist deserving students who are seeking an education in art at the Maine College of Art.Mrs. Barrett lived in Georgetown, Maine.  She was an art teacher and active watercolorist throughout her life – until her death at age 83.  She often spoke of how hard it was for art students to stay in school and how pleased she was that there was a first-rate art college in Maine.  She was a 1926 graduate of the Maryland Institute for the Promotion of the Mechanic Arts and Costume Design.

Shelby Goldsmith ’13, ,Metalsmithing & Jewelry              
Victoria Statsenko ’14,  Sculpture
Abby Mechanic ’13, Woodworking & Furniture Design
Miles Spadone ’13, Ceramics

       

Artist Lecture Series Winter 2012

Posted: 2012-04-04

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Visiting Artist Lecture: Robin Mandel
April 12, 10:30am, Sculpture Department

Robin Mandel is an artist working in sculpture, installation, and photography. His works use motion, light, and shadow to tread the line between material and immaterial. He has received grants from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and the St. Botolph Club Foundation in Boston, and residencies at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado, the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA. His teaching credits include the Rhode Island School of Design, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Colby College in Waterville, Maine, where he was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art in 2007-2008.  

Faculty Lecture: Stephen Schiffman
April 12th, 12:30
“Can you really teach entrepreneurship?”

Stephen Schiffman is Visiting Faculty of Creative Entrepreneurship at Maine College of Art for the 2011-12 Academic Year. He is on sabbatical from the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, where he most recently served as Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at Olin. Prior to that, from 1986 to 2002, Steve was a faculty member at Babson College, where he also served as Dean of the Undergraduate Program there from 1994-2002.

Faculty Lecture: Claude Caswell
April 19, 12:30-2:00pm

Caswell teaches in the Liberal Arts department at the College.

Faculty Lecture: Adam Manley
April 26, 12:30 in Osher Hall 

Adam Manley received his BA in International Relations and Political Science from The State University of New York at New Paltz, and his MFA in Furniture Design and Woodworking from San Diego State University. He currently teaches in the Woodworking & Furniture Design program at MECA. 

 

MFA Visiting Artist Lecture Series 2012

Posted: 2012-03-30

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Each summer, MECA invites visiting artists, curators, and scholars to participate in MFA curriculum. In addition to critiques and studio visits with students, Visiting Artists deliver a lecture that is free and open to the public. Lectures are held in Osher Hall and begin at 6:30pm.

Michael Kimmelman
Thursday, June 21
“From New York to Europe and Back Again”

Michael Kimmelman’s talk is an intimate and story-filled reflection on his path from The New York Times’s Chief Art Critic, trawling the world’s museums and galleries to Foreign Correspondent (based in Berlin), reinventing cultural reporting from Marseille to Gaza to Berlin and Istanbul, all of which prepared the way for his current post as Architecture Critic, writing about issues facing us at a time when society and cities are rapidly changing.

Beth Lipman
Monday, June 25

Beth Lipman lives and works in Sheboygan Falls, WI. She has exhibited her work widely and received numerous awards including a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, Wisconsin Arts Board Fellowship, and a Ruth Chenven Foundation Grant. Lipman has exhibited her work internationally at such institutions as the ICA at MECA, the RISD Museum, the Milwaukee Art Museum, and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Radcliffe Bailey
Monday, July 2

Radcliffe Bailey creates his mixed media paintings by piecing together ancestral photographs, collected objects, and painted words and maps. Born in 1968 in New Jersey, Bailey now lives and works in Atlanta. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Atlanta College of Art in 1991. His work is permanently installed in the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and in numerous permanent collections including The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The High Museum of Art, and The Art Institute of Chicago.

Amze Emmons
Monday, July 9

Amze Emmons is one of co-founders of Printersting.org. He is an artist, illustrator, curator, living and working in Philadelphia, PA. He has a BFA degree from Ohio Wesleyan University as well as MA and MFA degrees from the University of Iowa.  Currently, he teaches art at Muhlenberg College in Allentown. Emmons and his partners at Printeresting are organizing a zine and small press exposition at Space Gallery from July 20 - August 23 featuring work from 60 talented artists, designers, and publishers from around the world. 

Stanya Kahn
Monday, July 16

California-based Stanya Kahn is an interdisciplinary media artist. Working primarily in video, with a practice that includes performance, writing, and photography, Kahn's work inhabits a space between fiction and document, and stems from an extensive background in live performance. Kahn has worked in a collaborative team with artist Harry Dodge, and her work has shown in numerous venues nationally and internationally, including the Whitney Biennial, the California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art, and The Museum of Modern Art.

Francis Cape
Monday July 23

Francis Cape was trained as a woodcarver before receiving his MFA from Goldsmiths College, University of London. He has exhibited his work extensively in the US, including shows at the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Cape is represented by Murray Guyin New York City. He lives and works in Narrowsburg, NY.

Denise Markonish 
Monday July 30

Denise Markonish is the curator at MASS MoCA where she has curated the exhibitions of Nari Ward, Petah Coyne and Inigo Manglano-Ovalle. Markonish also co-edited with Susan Cross the book Sol LeWitt: 100 Views. Previous to her work at MASS MoCA, Markonish was the curator at Artspace in New Haven, CT.

Anne Wilson
Monday, August 6

Anne Wilson is a Chicago-based visual artist who creates sculpture, drawings, performances and video animations that explore themes of time, loss, private and social rituals. Wilson is the recipient of grants from the Driehaus Foundation, Artadia, the Tiffany Foundation, and  the National Endowment for the Arts. Wilson's work is represented by Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago and Paul Kotula Projects, Detroit. She is a Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Generous support for this lecture series is provided by the Quimby Family Foundation.

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