USM Art Department


Traci Molloy
Molloy will create collaborative artwork with the Center’s Multicultural Program, which practices a peer support model to build and strengthen community. Seven USM art students who are enrolled in Molloy’s USM Artist-in-Residence course are assisting Molloy with the artwork and attending the Center’s program to observe.
Jodi Locke's "Memory Lane" selected for the Portland Press Herald photo contest.
Jodi Locke's "Memory Lane" was selected for the Portland Press Herald photo contest and shown along with the Photos of the Year exhibition at the Portland Public Library.
In January 2015, a group of 15 Casco Bay High School students spent a week working in USM’s CI2 lab (Creative Intelligence, Innovation, Collaboration) and at Portland’s Oak Street Studios to create interactive sculptures that integrate technology and art. This project entitled “ARTtronics” is part of the ongoing arts-based curriculum, facilitated by Sidexside and USM art education.
Scott Minzy, Hurts Less to Hurt More
The exhibition includes sculpture, installation, digital works, painting, prints, and ceramic pieces by 10 USM art faculty and 10 alumni with whom the faculty have chosen to exhibit.
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.
USM Student Juried Exhibition
The exhibition, open to all USM students, will be juried by art critic Dan Kany, master printer Lisa Pixley and ceramicist Shawn O'Connor.
USM art student William Freeman
Acclaimed Maine-based artists Anna Hepler and Andrea Sulzer are working with USM art students to create several large-scale woodblock banners as part of a shared artist residency.
Thirty-two students at Casco Bay High School, working with SidexSide, a Portland educational non-profit, professors from the University of Southern Maine’s (USM) computer science and visual arts departments, and SidexSide’s engineering expert, will create interactive sculptures that respond to cues from the surrounding environment.
King Tide, University of Southern Maine art, sea-level rise, Portland
King tides are the highest tides of the year. The “Envisioning Change”-Pop-Up Shop King Tide event is an artistic and scientific response to a worldwide phenomenon that will greatly affect the future of Portland’s waterfront. This event is being hosted during the only King Tide to occur during daylight hours in 2013, at 11:22 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The predicted height is 11.6 feet above sea level.


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