Jessica Tomlinson

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Who’s running for mayor? (Yes, already!)

Here's an early holiday gift from us to you: A new election to start thinking about! (You can thank us later.)
Hats in the Ring Dept.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 03, 2010

Does Portland want an elected mayor?

The campaign to bring an elected mayor to Portland, a proposal championed by the city's charter commission as well as several arts and business groups, officially launched at a City Hall press conference on Tuesday.
Local ballot
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 10, 2010

Portland’s wishes for 2010

Ah, these fresh moments of the new year, when our hopes and resolutions are unsullied by the rough ravages of time, politics, and the Maine winter.
New Year’s resolutions
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 01, 2010

Enrich thy neighbor, Portland

Back in the temperate zone, the local and national economies are in the crapper.
'Buy local' and take care of business
By JULIA RAPPAPORT  |  December 10, 2008

Everyone get BiMPy!

1) Who will win Best Act? 2) How will the Asylum suit the show, now that the Pavilion has shut its doors? 3) What will Shannon Moss do with her hair?
Intrigue abounds for the eighth annual Best Music Poll awards
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 09, 2007

Weather delay

Iain Kerr was recently enlisted by Portland Arts and Cultural Alliance to draw up some innovative ways of diagramming data it had gathered through its “Discovery Research Project.”
Ian Kerr on Portland's arts resources
By CHRIS THOMPSON  |  April 18, 2007


Cultural corridors

Last week, SPACE Gallery hosted a forum as part of an ongoing series called “Creative Conversations.”
A talk with Nat May + Jessica Tomlinson
By IAN PAIGE  |  October 25, 2006

Where have all the artists gone?

Nancy Kureth is lost in the Biddeford mills again.
Portland’s creative exodus gives Southern Maine’s mill towns a new lease on life
By SARA DONNELLY  |  August 09, 2006

MECA slims down

To achieve its $15 million capital campaig goals, the Maine College of Art must first deal with declining enrollment and an administrative exodus.
By SARA DONNELLY  |  July 12, 2006
Armory list photo

Armory arts center

A 25,000-square-foot building sits on just shy of three acres at the foot of the south end of the Casco Bay Bridge. Vacant since 1996, the former South Portland armory remains in limbo. Its owner, the moribund Museum of Glass and Ceramics, declared ban
South Portland's vacant landmark could be reborn as a cultural icon
By JEFF INGLIS  |  January 17, 2006