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Students at WWI exhibition opening

"Why We Fought" WWI exhibition opening reception celebrates student work, sparks timely discussion

On September 7, the USM Art Department & Galleries celebrated the exhibition opening reception of "Why We Fought: American WWI Posters and the Art of Persuasion" at the AREA Gallery in Portland.
USM Art Gallery on the Gorham campus

USM Art Department and Galleries announce fall 2017 exhibitions and programs, present WWI propaganda poster exhibition Aug. 28

The USM Art Department and Galleries will kick off their fall 2017 season of exhibitions and programs with “Why We Fought: American WWI Posters and the Art of Persuasion,” showcasing a WWI propaganda poster collection that was recently gifted to USM Special Collections by retired Tufts University history professor Howard Solomon. The exhibition will run August 28 through December 8 at USM’s AREA Gallery in the Woodbury Campus Center in Portland.
Student Juried Exhibition awards

Portland Press Herald praises USM’s 'powerful' student art exhibition

Portland Press Herald critic Daniel Kany praised the 'powerful' art work on display at USM’s annual Juried Student Exhibition. “It’s apparent that the program and the students are thriving,” wrote Kany, an art historian who served as a juror in the 2014 exhibition. Selected works are currently on display through May 1 at the AREA Gallery in the Portland Campus' Woodbury Campus Center.
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USM Art Department and galleries presents USM Student Juried Exhibition through April 2

On Thursday, March 16, the USM Art Department and galleries celebrated the opening of the USM Student Juried Exhibition and awards at the USM Art Gallery in Gorham. The exhibition features the artwork of USM students, whether or not they have chosen to pursue a degree in art.
"Portals" Exhibition

Lakes Region Weekly, American Journal highlight the importance of USM Art Galleries ‘Portals’ exhibit

On January 26, Keep Me Current (Lakes Region Weekly/American Journal) reported on the opening reception of USM’s “Portals: Work by Maine Art Education Association Members” exhibition and highlighted its significance for both teachers and their students.
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Maine Art Education Association members’ “Portals” exhibit opens with large reception and workshops

On January 28, the USM Art Department and galleries celebrated the opening of “Portals: Work by Maine Art Education Association Members” at the USM Art Gallery in Gorham.
Unity by Clint Fulkerson

Portland artist Clint Fulkerson opens USM Art Department and Galleries’ spring 2017 season with “Fluid Geometry” exhibit, new mural in Portland

Beginning on January 17, the USM Art Department and Galleries will present the exhibition “Fluid Geometry” by prolific Portland-based mixed media artist Clint Fulkerson. Fulkerson is currently creating a new mural on the wall of the USM AREA Gallery in Portland, and will also exhibit 15 paintings based on intricate compositions of repeating geometric shapes.
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USM Art Department and Gallery announce exhibitions and programs for winter and spring 2017

The USM Art Department and galleries will present two exhibitions this spring showcasing the work of prolific mixed media artist Clint Fulkerson, as well as the creative work of Maine Art Education Association members, who teach in Maine’s public and private schools and universities. USM student exhibitions will include the Student Juried Exhibition, USM Juried Student Selected Works and BFA and BA exhibits.

Artist George Longfish Shares his Healing Message with USM Students

Native American artist George Longfish spoke about his work and his life at the opening on October 6.

Visiting artist Gina Adams shares methods of painting with hot wax

USM visiting artist Gina Adams recently showed students a variety of methods of painting encaustic -— using pigment and hot wax.

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