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Portland artists assemble new terrains

Sometimes a show offering the least information can tell us most about our surroundings.
Field work
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  August 30, 2013
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Designtex staffers strut their stuff at SPACE

"Surface Tension," the fantastic exhibit at SPACE Gallery, is a gorgeous set of oddities, surfaces, and structures, and issues a strong challenge to visual perception using remarkable techniques re-imagining the limits of texture, conception, and color
Workplace creativity
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  April 20, 2013
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Review: Dancin' just thinkin' about it

Whether it was hilariously gruesome female assassins or the soft-touch smiles of a family enjoying daily life, the fifth annual Portland Phoenix Maine Short Film Festival spanned genres well. We had roller-skating, pantomiming, art-creating, cannibalist
Our fifth annual short-film festival really moves
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 26, 2010

Peepshow returns after a long hibernation

Hey, maybe Maine Public Broadcasting does know that there’s music being made this century!
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 26, 2010
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First Friday frenzy

Reflecting on an art-fueled weekend
Reflecting on an art-fueled weekend
By IAN PAIGE  |  December 10, 2008