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I Wanna Die Rich - Not Wealthy

BY GARY ROBINOV
@ VOL 33 ON OCT 29, 2015

Gary Robinov is a filmmaker and educator based in Portland Maine, who graduated from the Maine College of Art in 2004 with a self-designed focus in documentary film. His presentation traces his journey to find that, when you have the American Dream and Realize It's Not Your Dream and take chances later in life to follow your passion, you can change from being wealthy to being rich by doing what you love.

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The Story and The Silence

BY ANDREE KEHN
@ VOL 30 ON FEB 20, 2015

Andree Kehn is a Maine wedding photographer who specializes in outrageous weddings of non-traditional couples. Her eclectic background informs the way she sees the world around her.  Her search for connection in the lonely life of creative-arts self-employment has driven her to work on a personal project of underwater fine art portraits, in which she explores themes of communication and story.

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Love is Blind Contour

BY KATE MICHAUD
@ VOL 35 ON MAY 19, 2016

For the past 9 months, Kate Michaud has been drawing blind contours (line art drawn without looking down at the paper) of every man with whom she's gone on a date. Every week she posts a drawing in her online blog.  Thought not a visual artist, her co-workers - who are graphic designers - persuaded her to do this project, and it has snowballed into something bigger than she imagined.

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Portland’s Archetype: Where Do You Stop the Clock?

BY HANNAH HOLMES
@ VOL 30 ON FEB 20, 2015

At age eight when Hannah Holmes and her sister wished their bedrooms were joined, her father produced a sledge hammer and ax, and opened a window through which to throw the offending wall. Later, as a world-traveling science writer, she discovered that humanity had invented far stranger ways of fending off the elements. Now a realtor, she studies firsthand the structures we erect between ourselves and Nature; and the complex relationships we nurture with those walls.

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My Barn

BY NINA FULLER
@ VOL 36 ON JUL 21, 2016

Nina Fuller moved to Maine in ’72 from NY at age 22 as part of the whole back to the earth, Helen and Scott Nearing mob.   Transitioning from the farm life to having a studio in the Old Port (in Portland, Maine) during the seventies, eighties, nineties and beyond that gave her a front row seat to a town on the move.  Now in Hollis Maine raising sheep, her sense of home as gone around and back on to itself.

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A Tale of Two Luthiers

BY JOEL ECKHAUS
IN PORTLAND MAINE

Joel Eckhaus presents A Tale of Two Luthiers. Is it a ghost story, a tale of reincarnation, or perhaps, just a coincidence? Watch to find out! 

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From 2D to 3D – the design process of MECA’s Textile and Fashion Design department

BY PAUL LEWANDOWSKI
@ VOL 30 ON FEB 20, 2015

 
Paul Lewandowski will present his program's exercises that students work on in class, introducing the audience to a way of thinking about pattern, material, texture, and form.
 
MECA’s new textile and fashion design program is growing quickly and introducing students to a rare hybrid program of textile and fashion design.  Unique in the US, the TFD program students explore 2D pattern and 3D shape as they create wearable art for the body.  


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3D Problem Solving

BY ALAN LISHNESS
@ VOL 30 ON FEB 20, 2015

"Everybody has something inside them that they want to make, and they just haven't figured it out yet."

In 3D Problem Solving, Alan Lishness shares his unique passion for creating unusual yet striking lamps made from scrap parts found in Portland, Maine. In this presentation, Alan encourages us to find what we love to make and start creating!