Alumni news, 2019 and before

December, 2019

Oliver posted a new video, The Museum: Desktop Museum

Sandell Morse published Transit Camp: Myths and Realities of Prague’s Lost Jews with Concordia College’s journal Ascent.

Julie Poitras Santos launched a new project in Sweden: Walking the forest imaginary: a breath between us , a site-specific audio artwork that invites the audience to walk into the forest imaginary populated by things magical and unseen. She also started a new job as Director of the ICA at the Maine College of Art.

Jenna Crowder‘s The Chart has published its newest print anthology, incluing  writing by Hewnoaks alumni: Hilary Irons interviewing Anna Hepler and Jon Calame, and Myron Beasley interviewing Gina Adams.

J.E. Paterak opened a new studio recently with lots of work to see:

On December 7, a new anthology co-edited by Meghan Sterling will launch at SPACE Gallery. Titled A Dangerous New World: Maine Voices on the Climate Crisis, it includes work by 65 writers and 20 artists who responded to a call for essays, poetry and art work on the effects of climate change

Also at SPACE you’ll find a new window installation by Pamela Moulton, on view through January 2.

Douglas Millikin just launched his new novel Our Shadows’ Voice, available where fine books are sold.

Sarah Meadows also just published a book, called AMPAMOMP, drawing on research she conducted at Hewnoaks in 2018.

Amanda Marchand has a book, too! Nothing Will Ever Be The Same Again is available through Datz Press.

July, 2019

Elisabeth Tova Bailey recently premiered her film The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating at the Maine International Film Festival.

Sarah Meadows launched a seasonal edition of prints, available through her website. Here’s the first set:

Jennifer Lunden wrote about Concentration Camps in Trump’s America for The Progressive.

Devon Kelley-Yurdin is engaged with two different fellowships they were awarded this year: with the Maine Women Writers Collection at the University of New England and the Open Waters In Kinship Archives & Performance Fellowship.

June, 2019

Julie Poitras Santos‘ Walking Backwards (Birger’s Walk), created last year in Karlskrona, Sweden, will be on view during the Maine International Film Festival, MIFFONEDGE in Waterville, Maine July 12-21 in a beautiful old post office downtown.

Tad Beck‘s “Technique/Support” opens tomorrow at the Grant Wahlquist Gallery in Portland and runs through August 10. Tad’s work is also included in “Be Seen: Portrait Photography Since Stonewall” at the Wadsworth Antheneum, Hartford CT,  June 22-September 15, 2019.

Amanda Marchand‘s work is included in Traywick ContemporarySummer Show: She was Moving Even when She Stood Still. This is an exhibition “exploring the extensive influence of female vision and thought.” The show highlights a handful of artists whose work and deep engagement in the world has been shaped in profound ways by the female perspective. It opened on June 15 in Berkeley CA. 

May, 2019

Portland Stage Company will present two workshop readings of Bess Welden‘s “Death Wings” on May 23 and 24.

Douglas W. Milliken will celebrate the release of Blue of the World, his new collection of stories, at SPACE on May 30

Anne Britting Oleson recently published her third novel, Tapiser. 

Sarah Baldwin has a new show of ink drawings on paper and fabric at Frank Brockman Gallery through June 1. 

Meghan Brady will show wall-sized paintings at SPACE beginning May 17.

February, 2019

Sandell Morse‘s “Hiding” is in the latest issue of The Woven Tale Press.

Chris Patch has a new show at Perimeter Gallery in Belfast, Maine called LORE through March 10 and another show called Chiroptera at NHIA in Peterborough, NH through May 26.

Meg Hahn curated Flavor Profile, at Border Patrol in Portland, Maine, on view through March 23.

Hilary Irons curated “Perfection” at Able Baker Contemporary in Portland, Maine, including work by Carly Glovinski and James Mullen.

December, 2018

Tad Beck, Sarah Haskell, Anna Hepler, Hilary Irons, Baxter Koziol, Elaine K. Ng, Isabelle O’Donnell, Julie Poitras Santos, Gina Siepel, and TUG Collective all have work to see in the current CMCA Biennial, on view now through March 3.

The Kindling Fund has awarded grants to Devon Kelley-Yurdin, meg willing, and The Apohadion (Pat Corrigan and Greg Jamie) for new projects in 2019.

The Chart has published new writing by Hewnoaks alumni: Hilary Irons interviewing Anna Hepler and Jon Calame, and Myron Beasley interviewing Gina Adams.

Will Sears has been commissioned to make a new mural in Portland’s Old Port.

Issue 4.2 of The Maine Review included work by Brett Willis, Gibson Fay-LeBlanc and Linda Buckmaster.

Amy Amoroso interviewed Anne Hallward for the January issue of The Sun magazine.

Tessa O’Brien is showing new paintings at Elizabeth Moss Gallery through January 19.

Jennifer Lunden has been awarded a Maine Arts Commission fellowship for 2019, and will work to finish the book she sold to Harper Wave: American Breakdown: Notes from an Industrialized Body.

November, 2017

Bess Weldon recently premiered her project Not Always Happy  at Portland Stage’s Studio Series.

Jenny McGee Dougherty, Daniel Minter and Anne Buckwalter will be included in the Portland Museum of Art’s 2018 Biennial.

Greg Jamie dropped a new song on his Soundcloud page last week. 

September, 2017

Sarah Baldwin and Marques Bostic will have work in a new installation show in Biddeford, opening September 15 from 5-9pm.

Chris Patch, Pilar Nadal and Tessa Greene-O’Brien have work in a new show at Ocean House Gallery in Cape Elizabeth. (It’s not listed on the site).

Mirah released a new EP of songs she wrote in collaboration with composer Jherek Bischoff.

Kimberly Convery has some of her Jazz Paintings at Akari in Portland.

This is a little late – but we just learned that Andrea Volpe pubished a story in The Rumpus last year, which she shared with us at Alumni day a couple of weeks ago.

July, 2017

Portland’s Institute for American Art has reopened in a new location. Check their website for updates about their visiting artists.

Maine’s art journal The Chart was recently honorably mentioned in an article about artist-run criticism blogs in Artspace magazine.

Karen Gelardi has TWO great shows in Belfast right now (with artist Anna Hepler), at Waterfall Arts and at Perimeter Gallery.

April, 2017

John Sundling‘s set design will be featured in the production of “Constellations” at SPACE Gallery next month. (link here.)

Lee Sharkey is traveling to Dublin where she’s a finalist for a poetry award for work she completed at Hewnoaks last summer. (link to Portland Press Herald article here.)

Shoshannah White has work generated from her Arctic Residency at SPACE Gallery through May 13. (link here.) 

February, 2017

Maia Snow will have new work in Portland’s Vestibule Gallery, opening on March 3. Maia has been making some fantastic new work and was recently gushing about the transformative effects of her week at Hewnoaks last summer.

You can see Emily Dix Thomas play with The Huntress and Holder of Hands and some other bands at Bunker Brewing in Portland on March 18.

Sarah Baldwin has some new work to share in Portland opening First Friday at Urban Dwellings on Congress St.

Douglas W. Milliken aka Milk St. Peter & the Unknown Knowns has a new album download that generates proceeds for the ACLU.

Chris Patch will be leading a two-part workshop on building large-scale puppets and masks to be used in an upcoming rally in Portland on April 15th. The workshop is part of Get Ready Weekly and takes place at Mayo St. Arts in Portland.

The Chart, a Maine-focused online arts journal and Hewnoaks alum, is looking for writers for exhibition reviews, artists’ reflections or studio notes on their own practice, and essays on the dynamics of art and social justice. We are especially interested in working with artists and writers whose perspectives expand conversations around race, sexuality and gender identity, disability, class, nationality, and status. See the submission guidelines for more details.

Lucinda Bliss has a solo show at Common Street Arts, in Waterville, Maine. Tracking the Border includes installation, drawing, and a series of limited edition photographs. Exhibition Dates: January 11 – February 25. Lucinda will give an artist talk there on Thursday, February 23, 5pm.

Clint Fulkerson‘s new show “Fluid Geometry” opens at the USM AREA Gallery at the Woodbury Campus Center in Portland, Thursday Feb. 2 5-7pm. 

Get Ready Weekly, an artist led series of events and actions, has involved Hewnoaks alumni Hilary Irons and Marieke Van der Steenhoven. The next event will be led by Jenna Crowder / The Chart, on Tuesday Feb. 7. 

Anne Buckwalter was awarded an Emerging Artist Grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.

Carly Glovinski‘s show at Carroll and Sons was recently reviewed on WBOR’s art blog.  

Bernard Myers has a new show in Rochester, NY, including work created last summer at Hewnoaks. 

Jordan Kendall Parks was awarded a grant from the Kindling Fund for an outdoor art exhibition that will take place on Chebeague Island this summer.

Shoshannah White was awarded a grant from the Kindling Fund for her street art initiative.

December, 2016

Thursday, Dec. 15 (tonight): Douglas W. Milliken shares his newest collection through a collaborative performance with musician Nat Baldwin. Two of the stories in this collection were written at Hewnoaks. 7:00 PM at SPACE Gallery, Portland.

Through January 20: Jonathan Blatchford has work in the new show at Able Baker Contemporary, in Portland.

Ongoing: The Portland Public Library commissioned Jenny McGee Dougherty to make a series of banners for the front windows of the main library, overlooking Monument Square.

February, 2016

Megan Grumbling‘s first book of poems, Booker’s Point, won the Vassar Miller Prize and will be published in April. She is also the librettist for an opera, Persephone in the Late Anthropocene, that will premiere in May at SPACE Gallery. FMI:

Congratulations to Greta Bank on her recent Joan Mitchell Foundation grant and recognition. Greta was awarded this grant because of both the excellence of her work and her commitment to her career and community.

February, 2015

Johanna Moore‘s show, Diary of a River: Solargraphs of the Kennebec River,is on viewat the Glickman Family Library Gallery at the University of Southern Maine through May 29th. Find out details at:  

Resident Sarah Baldwin recently debuted at Engine in Biddeford as part of the collective Autus. Their show Primum will be on view through March 21st. Details at: Kiss, a collaboration between resident 

Rollin Leonard and his brother Tad is based on a digital artwork by Rollin where pixels were manually moved a single row at a time until two heads collide. Be part of this fascinating photobooth project at SPACE Gallery in Portland on February 14th.

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