Offerings kick off with two Portfolio Review Days in August
and also include a keynote lecture and public symposium
(Portland, Maine)—The Maine Photo Project, a statewide photography collaboration in 2015, is pleased to announce its schedule of public programs, featuring events in August, September, and October. Programs kick off with two Portfolio Review Days in August and also include a keynote lecture in September and a public photography symposium in October. All events are free and open to the public.
The Maine Photo Project’s mission is to explore “the state’s role as a magnet for photographers, both as subject matter and as a unique place for introspection, discourse, and innovation.” Its public programs have been designed to support that mission and to engage audiences from photographers and scholars to tourists and museumgoers. Thanks to the generous support of the Project’s sponsors, all Maine Photo Project events are FREE and open to all. For more info, visit mainephotoproject.org/happenings.
MAINE PHOTO PROJECT EVENT SCHEDULE 2015
Portfolio Review Days
Saturday, August 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Maine Media Workshops
70 Camden Street
Rockport, Maine 04856
Reviewers include: Isabel Foley, Heather Frederick, Jay Gould, Brenton Hamilton, Sean Kernan, Susan Maasch, Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Rachel McDonald, and David Wells.
Saturday, August 15, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Dunaway Community Center, Ogunquit
(hosted by the Ogunquit Museum of American Art)
23 School Street
Ogunquit, ME 03907
Reviewers include: Ron Crusan, Mark Fleming, Deborah Fahy, Denise Froehlich, Rose Marasco, Jessica May, Elke Morris, Elizabeth Moss, Anne Kingman Page, and Anne Zill.
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Thursday, September 10, 4:30 p.m.
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick
Making Photography New: Abelardo Morell and Current Trends in Photography
Guest Speaker: Elizabeth Siegel, Associate Curator of Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago
Please join us for this lecture in celebration of the Maine Photo Project. Elizabeth Siegel, Associate Curator of Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago, will discuss the work of Abelardo Morell in the context current trends and ideas in contemporary photography. This lecture is cosponsored by the Maine Photo Project and the Bowdoin College Museum of Art and is offered in conjunction with their special exhibition A Mind of Winter, featuring work by Abelardo Morell. Open to the public; no registration required.
Public Photography Symposium
Thursday, October 15, 3:30 to 7 p.m.
Glickman Library, University of Southern Maine
Join us for this celebration of the Maine Photo Project, the publication of Maine Photography: A History, 1840-2015 (Down East Books and Maine Historical Society, 2015), and exhibitions at the Maine Museum of Photographic Arts and the University of Southern Maine Art Galleries. Participants will hear from the book's authors (Libby Bischof, Susan Danly, and Earle G. Shettleworth Jr.) as well as USM and Colby College Museum of Art scholars Donna Cassidy and Diana Tuite. Tours of the on-site exhibitions will be hosted by Denise Froehlich, Carolyn Eyler, and Betsy Evans Hunt. Please stay tuned for registration information coming this fall.
ABOUT THE MAINE PHOTO PROJECT
The Maine Photo Project is a statewide exhibition collaboration among museums, art galleries, historical societies, artists, collectors, and other arts organizations across Maine. It is the third collaboration planned and organized by the Maine Curators’ Forum, a consortium of curators representing Maine’s leading nonprofit arts and cultural institutions. It is thought to be the largest such collaboration ever undertaken in the state, the latest initiative in a decade that has also seen not only the Maine Print Project (2006) and the Maine Drawing Project (2011), both of which were also organized by the Maine Curators’ Forum. The thirty-two participating nonprofit organizations range from libraries and historical societies to art museums, spanning the geography of the state from the western mountains to the international border on the downeast coast. Participating organizations are offering public exhibitions, a major publication, and a variety of programs exploring the state’s role as a magnet for photographers, both as a subject and as a unique place for introspection, discourse, and innovation. In addition to the exhibitions and public programs, a new history of photography in Maine will be published in conjunction with the Maine Photo Project (more info at mainephotoproject/book). The Maine Photo Project also features a lively and active social media presence, with a constantly changing crowd-sourced display of photos with the Instagram tag #mephotoproject visible to all at mainephotoproject.org/interact. All are invited to contribute.
Following is the full list of organizations participating in the Maine Photo Project. For more information and for press resources, please visit mainephotoproject.org/press.
Archipelago Fine Arts Gallery, Island Institute, Rockland
Bangor Public Library, Bangor
Barn Gallery, Ogunquit
*Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay
Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk
*Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick
Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport
*Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville
Danforth Gallery, University of Maine, Augusta
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland
Historic New England
L.C. Bates Museum, Hinckley
*Maine Historical Society, Portland
Maine Media Workshops, Rockport
Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, Portland
Maine State Museum, Augusta
Monhegan Museum, Monhegan
Museums of Old York, York
Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit
Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport
PhoPa Gallery, Portland
Portland Museum of Art, Portland
Stanley Museum, Kingfield
Swan’s Island Educational Society, Library and Historical Collections, Swan’s Island
Tides Institute & Museum of Art, Eastport
Unity College Leonard R. Craig Gallery, Unity
University of Maine Lord Hall Gallery, Orono
University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor
University of New England Art Gallery, Portland
University of Southern Maine Art Galleries, Portland and Gorham
Waterfall Arts, Belfast
* Indicates sponsoring organization.
The Maine Photo Project is organized and supported by the institutions of the Maine Curators' Forum and is generously sponsored by the Bates College Museum of Art, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, and the Colby College Museum of Art, with fiscal management provided by the Maine Historical Society. Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Maine Office of Tourism.
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