USM Art Galleries Gorham and Portland
Jurors Denise Froelich, Jessica Routhier, and Nathan Stevens selected 46 works, including paintings, photography, ceramic pieces, sculpture, drawings, prints, and digital pieces. Awards will be given during the opening reception, Thursday, March 12, from 6-8 p.m.
Traci Molloy, Brooklyn, N.Y.-based artist and education activist, is being hosted by the USM Art Department and Gallery for an artist residency during the spring semester. Molloy will create collaborative artwork with the Center’s Multicultural Program, which practices a peer support model to build and strengthen community. Seven USM art students who are enrolled in Molloy’s USM Artist-in-Residence course are assisting Molloy with the artwork and attending the Center’s program to observe.
The exhibition includes sculpture, installation, digital works, painting, prints, and ceramic pieces by 10 USM art faculty and 10 alumni with whom the faculty have chosen to exhibit.
he Community Response Wall will be open to the USM community and general public to share written and visual responses to the themes expressed in the “Opposing Gestures” exhibition. Selected responses will be posted on a wall at the AREA Gallery, Portland campus and also will be posted online.
Opposing Gestures will be on display at the Art Gallery, Gorham campus, and the AREA Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland campus, September 23-December 10. The exhibition features the new media artwork of Sama Alshaibi and Joseph Farbrook.
Nine students who are obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Art or Bachelor of Art degree will display work including ceramics, digital art, drawing, painting, printmaking, photography and sculpture.
Thank you to all students who submitted artworks for consideration in the USM Student Juried Exhibition!
O’Connor will present a lecture about his past and current work, which includes a focus on wheel throwing, 12 p.m., Wednesday, March 5 in Kidder Lounge, Robie Andrews Hall on the USM Gorham campus. Following his lecture, which is free and open to the public, O’Connor will invite attendees to view the paper kiln.
Exhibiting faculty include: S. Patricia Benson, George Burk, Raphael DiLuzio, James Flahaven, Rebecca Goodale, Duncan Hewitt, Lin Lisberger, Brandon Lutterman, Jen McDermott, Jan Piribeck, Damir Porobic, David Schneider, Michael Shaughnessy and Richard Wilson.
“Transitions” will be juried by Virginia Sassman Rose, founder of Portland’s Rose Contemporary Fine Art Gallery. Rose has selected 23 paintings, drawings and prints by seven USM Art alumni in response to a call for submissions.