Special Congratulations go out to six exceptional Art students from the class of 2021 who have left their mark on USM through their contributions.
Sydney Stultz, BFA in Studio Arts with Concentrations in Painting & Drawing, Ceramics, and Photography and Digital Art & Design, and a Minor in Art History, has been awarded one of USM's Distinguished Scholars Awards. This award goes to students who have shown a passion for and made a significant impact within their field of study.
Peter Paolucci, BFA in Studio Arts with a Concentration in Painting & Drawing, was selected as one of USM's 2021 highlighted graduates. Read Profiles in Persistence: Peter Paolucci '21.
Moragn Day, BA in Art History with Minors in Archaeology and History, worked as an Inter on the latest exhibit at the Osher Map Library. "Where Will We Go From Here? Travel in the Age of COVID-19," was co-curated by Libby Bischof (OML Executive Director), Louie Miller (Cartographic Reference and Teaching Librarian), Morgan Day (Art History/Archeology, Class of '21) and Teri Honeycutt (History, Class of '21). Morgan has also been accepted to Boston University's Preservation Studies MA Program concentration in Archaeology.
Marissa Joly, BFA in Studio Arts with a concentration in Photography and Digital Art & Design, was selected for April 2021's Written Expressions: Voices from Native American Communities. Read her Journey of Discovery.
Zachary Pike, BA in Art & Entrepreneurial Studies with a concentration in Painting & Drawing, is this year's 2021-22 Peregrine Press Fellowship winner! This is a coveted award for one graduating Senior chosen from Southern Maine Universities and Colleges who show exceptional promise and wish to continue their work in Printmaking at Peregrine Press.
Samantha Comeau, Double Major with a BA in Art with a concentration in Photography and Digital Art and Design, and BA in Geography & Anthropology with a concentration in Cultural and Nation Heritage Management, has been doing exceptional work as a research assistant on an interdisciplinary MEIF project (Maine-Greenland Collaborations). This has been a unique opportunity for her to apply knowledge and skills acquired through her double major, and has served to prepare her for graduate studies in the field of Visual Anthropology. Samantha's work on the Maine-Greenland project has included the creation of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) maps, interviewing and photographing residents of Long Island in Casco Bay, Maine, and collaborating on an art exhibition that was presented at SPEEDWELL projects in Portland last fall. She is currently assisting with qualitative data analysis, has gone through the CITI training for the IRB process, and has been instrumental in helping to organize both visual and text-based materials related to the project.
Samantha has been accepted to the MA Visual Anthropology program at The University of Manchester, Manchester United Kingdom and will begin an intensive program next September.
When our students shine, the Art Department shines! Congratulations!