USM Art Department


Justin Levesque, a USM Alumni, visted the photo students this past Friday to discuss his project Icelandx207, which is a multi-media project....
Photography students from USM Art had photographs chosen in a new exhibit at the University of Maine in Orono. Visualizing Home and Homelessness which is part of the Maine Photo Project.
The Maine Photo Project is a statewide collaboration among museums, art galleries, historical societies, artists, collectors, and other arts organizations across Maine
ICELANDx207 is a multi-media project, by artist and photographer Justin Levesque, documenting Iceland's recent entry into the Maine waterfront and economy. At its core, the project is focused to create portraits of Icelanders in Maine, capture the revitalized and bustling International Marine Terminal (Portland, ME) and chronicle a nine day journey from Portland, ME to Reykjavík harbor aboard an Eimskip shipping vessel. The culmination of this project will be exhibited in conjunction with the 2016 Arctic Council meetings hosted by the Maine North Atlantic Development Office in Portland, Maine (Oct. 4-6, 2016).
USM Art Professors Jan Piribeck and Michael Shaughnessy present at "Our Changing Coast" Conference hosted by the Casco Bay Estuary Partnership.
Over the summer Professor Raphael DiLuzio taught a Landscape Painting course, he and his students met up and painted at the beautiful Fort Williams.
Jordan is working with a team of Media Studies students and alum to produce video documentaries of the event in the Ci2 Studio, an undergraduate research center at USM.
USM and Side x Side Summer Arts Institute 2015
Through a shared grant, the USM Art Department and Side x Side are collaborating on Project Imagine, an arts integration program in Portland public schools. As part of Project Imagine, the organizations are hosting a Summer Arts Institute to train Portland public school teachers techniques to integrate the arts and teaching artists into their classrooms.
USM Art: Finding Home
For the month of May, Finding Home is on display in Westbrook River Park, featuring 12 informational steel house structures on wooden posts. The installation compels the public to regard the Presumpscot River as a home to fish and wildlife, as well as a home to the communities that live along it.
The Hearts, Minds & Homes project includes the USM School of Social Work and USM Art Department, the UMA Department of Architecture, Art at Work, and the City of Portland. Join the project team on the May 1 First Friday Art Walk in Portland!


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