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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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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.

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. 

Artist Damir Porobic captures memories

Transforming Image

“Memory Prints” is on display at PhoPa Gallery in Portland through January 24

Opening Reception: Sunday, December 14 from 2-4 pm

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