USM Art Department
Posted February 11, 2015
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.
Posted February 5, 2015
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.
Posted January 12, 2015
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.
Posted October 1, 2014
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.
Posted May 1, 2014
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.
Posted March 6, 2014
The exhibition, open to all USM students, will be juried by art critic Dan Kany, master printer Lisa Pixley and ceramicist Shawn O'Connor.
Posted February 28, 2014
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.
Posted January 6, 2014
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.
Posted November 22, 2013
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.
Posted November 14, 2013
Two USM Art Alumni to exhibit at local gallery Stephen Walsh and Ann Hudson