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Still life of apples - painting class sample
 Apples - by USM painting student Marion Putnam
USM Art student Barbara Mensik's latest accomplishment
USM art student Barbara Mensik's work
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Lincoln Perry discuss his work with students.
Lincoln Perry critiques with art students
USM Art Senior Seminar 2014 painting student Yelena Fiske's work
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USM Art Education student Sarah Walsh 2015' photo work
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USM Art Senior Seminar 2014 student Rachel Fisk's work
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USM University of Southern Maine Art Department Photography
Jennifer Wolfe is the only student photographer from Maine to have a photograph selected for the juried show, the Flash Forward Boston Annual College Student Exhibition, known as “a Celebration of New England’s Best Student Photographers.” The exhibit features the work of 25 New England students and is on display until May 10 at The Harrison Gallery in Boston.
USM Student Juried Exhibition
The exhibition, open to all USM students, will be juried by art critic Dan Kany, master printer Lisa Pixley and ceramicist Shawn O'Connor.
USM art student William Freeman
Acclaimed Maine-based artists Anna Hepler and Andrea Sulzer are working with USM art students to create several large-scale woodblock banners as part of a shared artist residency.

Creative Thinking in STEM

Raphael DiLuzio, USM associate professor of digital art and design, and his academic team, using a grant from the National Science Foundation, are taking creative-thinking processes from the art studio into USM's undergraduate science and technology classrooms.

The team researched and developed teaching modules on creative thinking to introduce to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) educators at the university.

The goal is to evaluate the effects on STEM faculty and undergraduates, with the potential for teaching and reinforcing the creative-process across the curriculum at universities, much like writing is taught across disciplines.

Working with USM computer science, math, biology, chemistry and physics faculty, the team first held a week-long workshop on creativity and teaching methods at USM's CI2 Lab.

Also on the team are Kelly Hrenko, assistant professor of art, Jan Piribeck, professor of art, Carl Blue, associate professor of technology, and Clare Congdon, associate professor of computer science.

Ant Girls

paper ants USM art University of Southern Maine

USM's Kate Cheney Chappell 83' Book Arts Center Director Rebecca Goodale teams up with three Maine artists for an exhibition called ANTGIRLS - opening April 11th, 2014 at USM's Atrium Gallery on Lewiston Campus. FMI contact Rebecca at 228-8014.

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