USM Art Department


Patern & Currents

Pattern + Currents: Looking to Beringian Ecologies, Online, Monday, November 30th at Noon

JOIN US for two presentations that examine Beringia and Alaska as a contextual framework to explore the dynamic relationships between humans, cetaceans, oceans, and landscapes within the slippery milieu of icy geographies.
Dahlia Diptych

Four Members of the USM Art Department Currently Exhibiting at Cove Street Arts in Three Different Exhibitions.

Professor Jan Piribeck is showing her animation, “Arctic Dream”, in STEAM. Damir Porobic, Lecturer of Art, and Amy Hagberg, Administrative Specialist, have several works in Faculty Photography. Lin Lisberger, Part-time Lecturer of Art, has several sculptures in Flight.
Robert Sanford co-editor of River Voices

USM storytellers collaborate for new book about the Presumpscot River

USM Professor of Environmental Science and Policy Robert Sanford co-edited the recently published book “River Voices: Perspectives on the Presumpscot” — and he had a raft of USM faculty and staff collaborators on board for the project.

Unsettled Archives: Museum Interventions for Shifting Perspectives, Online, Wednesday, October 7th at Noon.

Two Online presentations that examine how museums and cultural institutions in Greenland and Maine are revisiting their permanent collections to begin new dialogues and experiences that address processes of decolonization, representation, and ethics.
Ruby Yhroated Hummingbird

Rebecca Goodale Artist's Book in Exhibit, Borderlands, at Iceland National Library, Reykjavik

Rebecca Goodale in Exhibition JAÐARLÖND | BORDERLANDS – (a part of Reykjavík Arts Festival 2020). Open from Friday 21st of August at the National and University Library of Iceland – Þjóðarbókhlaðan, Arngrímsgata 3, in Reykjavík. The exhibition will stand until September 20, 2020.
Image of Portland Campus art installation

New Installation Merges Art, Nature and Commerce in Portland Bus Shelter

The permanent bus shelter art installation — located on the west side of Bedford Street on the Portland Campus — is latest work by artist Justin Levesque ‘10.
Creative Bus Shelter Invite

Ribbon Cutting for New Portland Bus Shelters, One Designed by USM Art Alum, Justin Levesque

Discover three new creative bus shelters by local artist & designers: Ebenezer Akakpo (Bus Shelter at Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress Street), Pigeon (Bus Shelter at Dunkin’ Donuts, 325 St. John Street), and Justin Levesque (Bus Shelter at USM Muskie, 88 Bedford Street).
Speedwell Gallery

Professor Jan Piribeck Panelist in PANEL / FIELD WORK, listening to site, sponsored by Speedwell LIVE.

This panel discussion will be offered on zoom, via Speedwell LIVE

USM Art Alum Justin Levesque's Work Selected for Portland Bus Shelter Installation

Three regional artists have had their work selected by the curatorial team. One of the works selected is by USM Art Alum, Justin Levesque ‘10. Justin’s work will be installed on the USM Bedford Street bus shelter on the Portland Campus. Tentatively, the public unveiling will be 3;30-4:30 on Sept 10th.
Northern Imageries

MNAI Convenes: Northern Imageries with Dr. Donna Cassidy & Dr. Libby Bischof

JOIN US for two presentations that examine how the North—variously conceived as the Arctic, Canada, and even upstate New York and northern New England—was a “topography of the imagination”: visually stunning and emotionally powerful but also marked with personal and cultural values.