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King Tides Trail
“Much of Bayside and East Bayside was once part of Back Cove,” said Jan Piribeck, USM art professor who is overseeing the trail project. “At extremely high ‘King Tides,’ the area sees extensive flooding around storm sewers. The King Tides Trail helps people visualize where high tides would fall if sea levels rise three feet in coming decades.”
USM University of Southern Maine King Tide Party Portland Maine
USM art students and faculty and the newly formed King Tide Party art collective will observe Portland’s full-moon tide – also known as a “king tide” – with a special event at noon on Thursday, Oct. 9, at the city’s waterfront public-art site, MoonTide Garden, Ocean Gateway Pier, located just east of the intersection of Commercial and India streets.
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.
Thirty-two students at Casco Bay High School, working with SidexSide, a Portland educational non-profit, professors from the University of Southern Maine’s (USM) computer science and visual arts departments, and SidexSide’s engineering expert, will create interactive sculptures that respond to cues from the surrounding environment.
King Tide, University of Southern Maine art, sea-level rise, Portland
King tides are the highest tides of the year. The “Envisioning Change”-Pop-Up Shop King Tide event is an artistic and scientific response to a worldwide phenomenon that will greatly affect the future of Portland’s waterfront. This event is being hosted during the only King Tide to occur during daylight hours in 2013, at 11:22 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The predicted height is 11.6 feet above sea level.
USM art alumni- Stephen Walsh exhibits at Elizabeth Moss Galleries
Two USM Art Alumni to exhibit at local gallery Stephen Walsh and Ann Hudson
Three USM ART painters to exhibit new work at Isaac Dyer Galleries.
Monoprints done during the Stone House Book Arts Program
PORTLAND, Maine – Book arts students at the University of Southern Maine will celebrate the culmination of their unique summer course at the university’s Stone House in Freeport with a month-long exhibition of artists’ books. The course completion also will be marked by a reception and lecture by Laurie Whitehill Chong, Special Collections librarian and curator of Artists’ Books at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), who will speak on artists’ books as teaching tools.


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