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We heart these people

We all know Portland is a busy, exciting place to live. It takes a lot of people's amazing energy to keep it going, though. Who's doing the moving and the shaking?
Meet Portland's most influential
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 12, 2010
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Cut it out

"Collage: Piecing it Together" at the Portland Museum of Art is a somewhat rambling look at a process that came into use in the beginning of the 20th century as a cubist process bringing images, colors, and shapes together that were previously used els
Collage-making is about the details
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  January 08, 2010
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A special Maine feel

This may be remembered as the year that the Center for Maine Contemporary Art smashed headlong into a fiscal brick wall, and at this writing it is not clear if, after its current show closes this week, it will open again in the spring.
Exhibitions to remember from 2009
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  December 25, 2009
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Topographic musings

"Aggregate" is Maine College of Art's second themed Alumni Biennial at the Institute of Contemporary Art, showing work chosen by a jury from among recent work by BFA and MFA graduates. While the artists represent a range of mediums, graduating class ('
MECA's second Alumni Biennial
By ANNIE LARMON  |  September 11, 2009
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Weight + measure

The centerpiece, conceptually and physically, of Aaron Stephan's show at Whitney Art Works is "Flat World/Round Map," a cast-iron sphere about six feet in diameter. While not exactly the largest ( "18 Columns" covers more ground and "The Burden Crates"
Aaron Stephan's sculpture takes center stage
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  June 19, 2009
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Summer people

Ever wonder why there is so much professional-level art made and shown in Maine, a state with a total population less than that of many minor cities? One answer is that following the fame of people like Winslow Homer, creative types flocked to Maine, o
Artists have long visited Maine, too
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  June 12, 2009


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Groups + solos

First on the list of this year's points of interest is the anticipated Portland Museum of Art Biennial, which opens in early April.
Looking forward to 2009
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  December 31, 2008
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Looking backward

Seems like it was a pretty good year.
Portland art: 2007 in review
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  December 19, 2007
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Fact and friction

As it happened, at the end, the parrot wouldn’t say a word.
Aaron T. Stephan at Whitney Art Works
By CHRIS THOMPSON  |  August 01, 2007
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...And the living is easy

Fellow Portlanders, we have about three months until we return to our caves for hibernation.
Get it while the getting is good this summer
By IAN PAIGE  |  June 13, 2007