USM Art Galleries Gorham and Portland


Artist George Longfish Shares his Healing Message with USM Students

Native American artist George Longfish spoke about his work and his life at the opening on October 6.

Visiting artist Gina Adams shares methods of painting with hot wax

USM visiting artist Gina Adams recently showed students a variety of methods of painting encaustic -— using pigment and hot wax.

Student artist seeks understanding with Native American-themed comic strip

Art Gallery intern Shannon Sockalexis has created a comic strip to engage people with her Native American heritage.

Forecaster Article Features Community Mosaic

Muhsana Ali, an artist-in-residence at the University of Southern Maine, has been creating the mural with help from members of the community and students in a class she is co-teaching.

Portland Press Herald Reviews "Pay Attention! It's Independence Day!"

Article about Artist-in-Residence Natasha Mayers, by Bob Keyes

Portland Press Herald Reviews "Forging Affinities" Exhibition

" Art Review:Two Collaborative Exhibitions Push Boundaries" by Daniel Kany of the Portland Press Herald, published on March 6, 2016

USM artist-in-residence leads local immigrant and refugee teens to create unique art

University of Southern Maine Art Department's artist-in-residence Natasha Mayers is leading immigrant and refugee teens from the Portland Public Schools in a public art project welcoming New Mainers to Portland.

USM Honors Students' Work with Scarborough Middle School Students Culminates in Gallery Visit

Professor Libby Bischof and her Honors "Exploring Maine Landscapes" class held an event at the Gallery on October 14th, with over 65 attendees.

Maine Photo Project Symposium

This event, held on October 15, was sponsored by the Maine Photo Project. It was a celebration of the publication of Maine Photographs: A History, 1840-2015 (Down East Books and Maine Historical Society, 2015), and exhibitions at the Maine Museum of Photographic Arts and the University of Southern Maine Art Galleries.

Visiting Artist Inspired Students During Week-long Residency

During her week-long residency, Ellen Babcock has been visiting one or two art department classes each day, often working in her own experience with molds and foundries.