Visiting Artist at the University of Southern Maine…

I just got back from visiting the University of Southern Maine. I was asked to come to campus in conjunction with my solo exhibition at the Area Gallery in Portland. We had a number of activities planned for my visit, critiques, a relief workshop, and a few lectures. It was a great time, and a major perk to all this was getting the chance to see  former students Damir Porobic and Kaitlyn Hunter. A big thank you to Carolyn Eyler Director of Exhibitions for the USM Art Galleries for organizing my trip.

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Students in Damir’s advanced printmaking class running a few prints of my laser cut relief block…

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On Thursday, Carolyn Eyler’s Freshman Experience class also ran relief prints…

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Students made drawings inspired by animals and figures in works of art at the Portland Museum of Art…Carolyn then scanned each drawing and emailed them to me.

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I was then able to cut small relief blocks with the laser cutter and bring them with me to Maine…students were then able to make prints during class…

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I had some free time on Thursday morning to go into the Portland Museum of Art…

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They had a great little Käthe Kollwitz exhibition of intaglio prints…

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And I had some time to explore a few great little comic shops, used record stores, and used books stores downtown…

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There was A LOT to explore…

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And no trip would be complete without a gift from a former student…BIG thank you to Kaitlyn Hunter for giving me a few boxes of my favorite candy!

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