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Internationally known Native American artist George Longfish still paints and still teaches a bit. This fall, the USM visiting artist has scheduled a pair of classes with USM students, scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 and Nov. 15 at the Art Gallery in Gorham.
USM Art alumnus Justin Levesque's unique ICELANDx207 Eimskip shipping container art exhibition is a tribute to his 9-day voyage spent aboard the MV Selfoss traveling the shipping route to Reykjavik and represents the intersections of culture and commerce. His artwork is being showcased in several locations on the USM Portland Campus, and recently appeared in Congress Square Park.
USM's Lewiston-Auburn College will host the 3rd Annual Creative Health Conference titled "Creative Health 3!" on Saturday, Oct. 15.
USM's own Musical Theater students performed with Broadway and TV star Kristin Chenoweth to a packed theater at Merrill Auditorium. The star praised them on her Twitter account, saying they were "amazing!"
Catch a replay of the October episode of "The USM Update," featuring the USM Honors Program, the Department of Engineering and the Ci2 Lab.
The Portland Press Herald highlighted USM's work to help companies overcome regulations that sometimes prevent Maine goods to be exported.
A strong and financially healthy University of Southern Maine will improve the strength of southern Maine, USM President Glenn Cummings told business leaders at the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce. Cummings delivered the keynote speech at the chamber's "Eggs and Issues" breakfast on Oct. 4 at Portland's Holiday Inn By the Bay.
The University of Southern Maine hosted a day-long Maine Arctic Forum on Oct. 3 that included a variety of national and international experts on the Arctic region's emerging opportunities for Maine, its changing climate and its worldwide effects.
George C. Longfish's journey took him from a reservation in Oswego, Ontario and a bleak Native American boarding school in upstate New York to art schools in Illinois, Montana and California. He taught for 30 years at the University of California Davis, helped create the school's Carl N. Gorman Museum and served as its director for 22 years. There he helped launch the careers of artists including Linda Lomahaftewa, James Luna and Edgar Heap of Birds.
Monday, 10/3 to Friday, 10/7 South Street in Gorham will be closed around the rotary, and traffic will be detoured to Day Road, then to Bracket Road. This will take place at a minimum, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Shuttles may be delayed, please plan accordingly.