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MONTHLY DISCIPLINE HIGHLIGHT: CERAMICS - Coil collections created by Courtney Levy, Aaron Bengtson, Nicole Downing, and Elina Sayers.
MONTHLY DISCIPLINE HIGHLIGHT: CERAMICS - Coil pot created by Barbora Mensik
Intro to Ceramics coil pot created by Barbora Mensik
MONTHLY DISCIPLINE HIGHLIGHT: CERAMICS - Slab contours by Angel Simoneau (left back), Nicole Downing (left front), Liza Stratton (middle), and Jodi Locke (right).
MONTHLY DISCIPLINE HIGHLIGHT: CERAMICS -  Slab contours by Angel Simoneau (left back), Nicole Downing (left front), Liza Stratton (middle), and Jodi Locke (right).
MONTHLY DISCIPLINE HIGHLIGHT: CERAMICS - Jes Lynch working on her slab contour piece.
MONTHLY DISCIPLINE HIGHLIGHT: CERAMICS - Collections of work by Jenny Whitney and Sarah Walsh
Ceramics Collections by Jenny Whitney and Sarah Walsh
MONTHLY DISCIPLINE HIGHLIGHT: CERAMICS - Assorted Raku
MONTHLY DISCIPLINE HIGHLIGHT:  CERAMICS - Assorted Raku
MONTHLY DISCIPLINE HIGHLIGHT: CERAMICS - Personal Symbols
MONTHLY DISCIPLINE HIGHLIGHT:  CERAMICS - Personal Symbols
MONTHLY DISCIPLINE HIGHLIGHT: CERAMICS - Kiln Room
MONTHYLY DISCIPLINE HIGHLIGHT:  CERAMICS - Kiln Room
MONTHLY DISCIPLINE HIGHLIGHT: CERAMICS - Bowls with 2-D Design by Courtney Levy, Elina Sayers, and Jes Lynch
MONTHLY DISCIPLINE HIGHLIGHT:  CERAMICS - Bowls with 2-D Design
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News & Events

Scott Minzy, Hurts Less to Hurt More
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.
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.

Memory Prints: Works by Damir Porobic at Pho Pa Gallery

Transforming Image

Memory Prints is on display at Pho Pa Gallery in Portland through January 24

Click the Learn More link for Dan Kany's review in the Portland Press Herald

Visiting Artist Talk: Traci Molloy, USM Artist-in-Residence

Visiting Artist Talk: Traci Molloy, USM Artist-in-Residence

Friday, January 30 at Noon

Burnham Lounge, Robie Andrews Hall, Gorham Campus

King Tides Trail and Envisioning Change

USM Art students and Professort of Art Jan Piribeck are partnering with community organizations to help raise awareness about the rise of sea levels. 

USM FACULTY & ALUMNI INVITATIONAL

Sarah Baldwin, waves_Lake Kezar

January 22-March 1

Art Gallery, Gorham Campus

Opening Reception: Thursday, Jan. 22 from 5-7 p.m.
Artist Talks 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Above: Sarah Baldwin '11, waves_Lake Kezar

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