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On View: Current exhibitions
Special Events
News
About MECA

Above: Mice fur stole by Nicole Warren '12, Metalsmithing & Jewelry

"Personally I feel that our society’s quality of life has been greatly increased by the use of animal experimentation, and that mice should be honored and valued for their contribution."

BFA Thesis Exhibition opening reception during the May 4 First Friday Art Walk

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2012 BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition
May 5 - 25
Opening reception: First Friday, May 4, 5-8pm

Floors 1, 2, 3 in Porteous and the June Fizpatrick Gallery at MECA

The BFA Thesis exhibition honors four years of fine arts education at Maine College of Art. A curatorial team of three seniors, working with staff and other faculty organize the show. The thesis show brings each individual's education to fruition through their final body of work.

Each year, the thesis work of the BFA graduates is showcased online.

Launching May 4:
Culminate: Index Show 2012

2012 MFA Thesis Exhibition
May 12 - June 3
Opening reception: May 11, 6-8pm
Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art


An exhibition of thesis work by students graduating from Maine College of Art's Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts program.

View the work of MFA graduates

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Manjiree Manolkar MFA '12. The MFA Thesis is on view in the ICA at MECA May 12-June 3.
 
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Art Honors
May 8, 5-8:30pm
Porteous


Art Honors recognizes artists, philanthropists and art educators with significant ties to Maine who offer MECA’s students, as well as the public, powerful examples of lives in the arts.

MECA is proud to present the 2012 Honorees:

S. Donald Sussman
Leadership in Art Philanthropy


Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr.
Leadership in Community Service in the Arts and Education 

Ticket prices range from $85 to $1,000

Advance tickets only.
Call 207.775.5098

Event and ticket information

Commencement
May 12, 10am
State Theatre

Graduation for students in the BFA, MFA, and Art Education programs at MEA. The speaker is
Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator of the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. The event is open to the public and no tickets are required.

More info


 
 
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Purchase advance tickets for Art Honors on May 8. 



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Commencement is May 12 at the State Theatre.
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Registration is now open for the summer semester of Continuing Studies.

New this year: Local Exploration

The rugged beauty of the Maine landscape has inspired artists for decades. This summer, classes take students on location to Cow Island, Fort Williams, Gilsland Farms, Peaks Island, and aboard a schooner in Casco Bay.

For Youth:
Summer courses for young artists are held in the  professional studios of the Porteous Building.
Half-day and full-day options for ages 9-12 and 13-17.

Browse the summer courses online

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Inspired by the Maine landscape, Continuing Studies is offering a series of summer classes on location. 

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Shirah Neumann MFA '12 won a fellowship to attend Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.  

Painting major Angela Rosensweig was selected to attend the Yale Summer School of Art.

Painting major Lydia Anderson is an intern at Christy's this summer. 
 
Painting major Reesa Wood was accepted to the RISD MFA painting program.

Sculpture major Rob Doane '13 received the Cape Cod Modern House residency.

Sculpture major Isabel Kelley '13 is an intern at the International Sculpture Symposium this summer. 

MECA's Public Engagement program received the President's Campus Leadership Award from Maine Campus Compact.
 
 
 
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Reesa Wood '12 was accepted to the MFA painting program at RISD.
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Located at 522 Congress Street in the heart of the Portland Arts District, MECA offers a BFA degree in 10 studio majors, an MFA in Studio Arts, a Post- Baccalaureate in Art Education and Continuing Studies for youths and adults. The Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA and the Joanne Waxman Library are free and open to the public.

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Ted Lott '05 has work included in Then and Now: Alumni and Student Work from Maine College of Art at Rose Contemporary in June. From June 14-16, MECA will host the Furniture Society conference and related exhibitions. Full schedule

 
 




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