Archive for March, 2010

USM Exhibit Features Works by USM Student Book Artists

USM student exhibition: “Loosely Bound: Works of USM Student Book Artists,” Special Collections, 6th floor, Glickman Family Library, Portland.
Tuesday, April 6-Monday, May 3.
Opening reception on Tuesday, April 6, from 4-6:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Rebecca Goodale at 228-8014.


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USM BFA Students Exhibit Work

"Mechanics of Paint" by Laura Gibbons of Fairfield, Maine, 30"x40"

"Mechanics of Paint" by Laura Gibbons of Fairfield, Maine, 30"x40"

The University of Southern Maine Art Department is pleased to announce its BFA Exhibit will be open to the public Saturday, April 17 – Friday, May 7 in the Art Gallery, Gorham.  An opening reception will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday, April 16. This senior thesis exhibit represents the culminating work of 14 bachelor of fine arts candidates with studio concentrations in ceramics, digital art, drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, and sculpture.  Gallery hours are 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Tuesdays-Fridays, and 1-5 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free.  For more information, call Carolyn Eyler at 207-780-5008 or visit

Exhibiting students from Maine in alphabetical order by hometown:

Daniel C. Pontbriand, Auburn, Maine

Justine Bald, Biddeford, Maine

Ann E. Hudson, Castle Hill, Maine

Laura Gibbons, Fairfield, Maine

Shaelin Shields, Parsonsfield, Maine

Michael Breece, Portland, Maine

Stephen Walsh, Portland, Maine

John T. Puiia, Scarborough, Maine

Randy Hazelton, Skowhegan, Maine

Naomi White, South Paris, Maine

Michael Joseph Ackerson, Wayne, Maine

Exhibiting students from outside Maine:

Jackie Reis, Enfield, Connecticut

Alysia C. Walker, Seattle, Washington

Carmen Elena Menjivar, El Salvador

Additional images available on Facebook:  USM Art Gallery

The USM Art Department confers the following degrees: BFA in Studio Arts; BFA with a Concentration in Art Education; BA; BA in Art with a concentration in Studio Art and Entrepreneurial Studies; BA in Art with a Concentration in Art History. International study opportunities, internships, and minors are available. The faculty, practicing artists and art professionals, exhibit and publish regionally, nationally, and internationally.


“Mechanics of Paint” by Laura Gibbons of Fairfield, Maine, 30”x40”

The University of Southern Maine (USM) offers its nearly 10,000 students more than 115 areas of undergraduate and graduate study. USM’s location in southern Maine, a region cited as one of the most liveable in the country, offers a range of educational, cultural and recreational opportunities.

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Lewiston-Auburn College Hosts Art Show

USM’s Lewiston-Auburn College plays host to “The Inspired Hand IV” in the Atrium Art Gallery.  Read about the exhibit in a February 21 article from the Maine Sunday Telegram.

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Erin Bonney is New Operations Manager in Devils Lake, North Dakota

Read about USM alumna Erin Bonney and her new job as operations manager for the Devils Lake Residential Recovery Center in the March 10 issue of Devils Lake Journal.

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Nathan Menifield is Musical Director for High School Production of Brigadoon

USM alumnus Nathan Menifield is mentioned in a March 11 article on Seacoast Online about Kennebunk High School’s upcoming production of Brigadoon.

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USM Baseball Player Featured in Seacoast Online Article

Seacoast Online interviewed James Nutter, sophomore baseball player at USM, about an upcoming game against Thomas College.  Nutter’s brother, Robert, attends Thomas, and they are anxious to play against one another.

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USM Alumnus Promoted at Kennebunk Savings Bank

Alumnus Michael Moloney was promoted to vice president and retail market manager of the bank’s York offices.  His promotion was featured on March 15 in an article on

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USM Student Fights for Non-Citizen Voting Rights

USM student Mohammed Dini was quoted on March 12 by Maine Public Radio about the effort to grant non-citizens voting rights.

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Karen Croteau Quoted in Oregon’s Mail Tribune

Professor of Exercise, Health, and Sport Sciences Karen Croteau was quoted in the March 16 issue of Southern Oregon’s Mail Tribune about the benefits of pedometers.

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Mark Lapping Helps Expand Resources for Food Pantries

Muskie Professor Mark Lapping, responded quickly to shortages of fresh food for local food pantries.  Learn more about the March 18 story on WCSH-TV Channel 6.

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