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Statewide exhibit series winds down; are photos next up?

The fall months of 2011 have much to share for contemporary art lovers.
Drawing conclusions
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  September 16, 2011
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Taking a global view at Salt

In the 1930s, the New Deal-era Farm Security Administration compiled arguably the most influential photo dossier in American history, enlisting nationally prominent photographers like Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans to capture scenes of rural poverty dur
The plight of the worker
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  September 09, 2011

Shaking up Salt

A school that has quietly drawn to Portland, trained, and set loose around Maine a large number of journalists and other young creative professionals is entering a new phase, and not a decade too soon.
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  July 01, 2011
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Fall Art Preview: Rising to the challenge

Last weekend’s Block Party was a charming and invigorating celebration of Portland’s art community. The interactive evening, spearheaded by SPACE Gallery, set an ambitious standard for what’s to come on the art front rounding out this year.
Museums, galleries, and artists ready for fall shows
By ANNIE LARMON  |  September 17, 2010
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Hidden in plain sight

In a larger new home and with its most impressive roster in years, the Maine Jewish Film Festival can already boast a successful 2010.
The Maine Jewish Film Festival explores identity
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY + DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 19, 2010
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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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Back to school

Some of us know (or think we know) our paths from a young age. We follow those trails through 12 years of school, and then four (plus) more. Some of us don't. We flounder, we search, we know what we want but we don't know how to achieve it. The crucial
Coloring outside the educational lines
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 22, 2010

Play in the Gray screening + All The King’s Men at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies


Play in the Gray, a documentary screening in parts at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies (561 Congress St.) tonight at 7 pm, follows the...
By webteam  |  December 30, 2009
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Recordings

A new monthly publication started by grads from the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies aims to bring documentary-style reporting to the Portland mainstream.
Blue Room sweats the small stuff
By SARA DONNELLY  |  May 31, 2006