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Sign conundrum continues; monuments 'join' movement

The mystery of where OccupyMaine's signs went is partially solved: it turns out their removal was witnessed — and by a police officer!
Occupy Watch
By JEFF INGLIS  |  January 27, 2012
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A year-long celebration winds down

Throughout 2011, June Fitzpatrick has done more than her share in highlighting the medium of drawing in the context of the state-wide project "Where to Draw the Line."
Drawing to an end
By BRITTA KONAU  |  December 16, 2011
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Talking trash with the League

The second site visit of the League of Young Voters' Portland 101 program, which Jeff Inglis outlined last week (see " Young Activists Explore Police Department ," September 23), took the group to ecomaine, the non-profit waste management facility locate
Portland 101
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 30, 2011
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Blue Mango Veggie Burgers stays simple

Chances are you've walked by 648 Congress Street and never realized it's the production headquarters for a well-known vegetarian staple.
One patty at a time
By LEISCHEN STELTER  |  June 24, 2011
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A look at Portland's graffiti history

Back in the early '90s, Eli Cayer had just finished art school in Boston and headed to Maine, where he continued creating street art.
City walls
By JEFF INGLIS  |  April 01, 2011

Bill threatens Bayside Glacier and local lobsters

The Bayside Glacier has returned, towering over Trader Joe's — a three-story high pile of snow collected from downtown streets and sidewalks. It's one of several city-designated "snow dumps," the largest of which is behind the overflow airport parking l
Legal Wranglings Dept.
By CHRISTIAN MILNEIL  |  February 25, 2011


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Mirrors and reflection at the ICA at MECA

It was long before Lacan that the mirror metaphor became the foundation of Western subjectivity.
The real + the imaginary
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  February 04, 2011
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Gift Guide 2010: Portland nerdcrafters turn old ideas into new items

Galen Richmond may work in the best tradition of Maine craft artisans, forging functional creations out of everyday materials most might consider junk, but there the comparison stops.
Maker's mark
By JEFF INGLIS  |  December 10, 2010

Street musicians at First Friday Art Walk, Portland, August 6

With the Tower/Building of Song on hiatus while its creators move apartments (again), the street-music scene on First Friday was quieter than in recent months. But that left more aural room for buskers along Congress Street.
Music seen
By JEFF INGLIS  |  August 13, 2010
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Thesis defense

Encompassing a broad range of themes, media, and levels of participation, each set of works in this year’s Maine College of Art exhibition by nine thesis-level Master’s of Fine Arts students achieves its own world and requires a separate toolkit to proce
 MECA’s MFA students strut their stuff
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  May 28, 2010

Munjfest on Congress Street


During the day in Portland, the jovial MUNJFEST again takes over the Hill with family events and music from ADAM KURTZ and the MAINE ACADEMY...
By webteam  |  September 16, 2009