April 4-22, 2016
Sunday, April 10th 2-4pm
The UMA Danforth Gallery is currently displaying the juried artwork of UMA students from the art program at the Annual Student Art Show until April 22. There will be a reception and awards ceremony on Sunday, April 10th from 2:00pm – 4:00pm. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.
The work of each artist, which includes photography, printmaking, painting, drawing, sculpture, electronic arts, graphic novel, and other mixed media, was completed by students to fulfill class assignments throughout the past year. After careful consideration of each submission both in terms of technical execution and the ideas presented through the work, Honorary Jurors Jesse Potts and Susan Smith selected final pieces for the 2016 Juried Student Art Exhibition to reflect a broad range of media and topics while showcasing students at all stages in their academic development. They focused on work that was carefully crafted, thoughtfully developed and designed, and pieces that provoked a dialogue.
The UMA art program offers a bachelors degree in studio art with concentrations in drawing, painting, sculpture, graphic design, printmaking, electronic arts, and photography.
The Danforth Gallery is located in Jewett Hall on the UMA campus, it is open Monday through Thursday from 9am to 5pm, and on Fridays from 9am to 3pm.
For more information about the exhibit or the program contact Associate Professor Robert Rainey, director of the Danforth Gallery:
Jesse Potts is a multidisciplinary artist and Assistant Professor of Art At the University of Maine at Farmington. He received his MFA from Virgina Commonwealth University and has been an artist in residence at the I-A-M residency, Berlin, The European Ceramic Work Centre, The Netherlands, and Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. Potts has received grants from The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Vermont Arts council, The Kansas City Artist Coalition and VCU School of the Arts. His work has been included in solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally and reviewed by Hyperallergic, and the New York Times.
Susan Smith is an associate faculty member in the Intermedia MFA program of the University of Maine, Orono, and the coordinator of Lord Hall Gallery. Smith maintains an active personal art practice, exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions, and serves on the program committee for Waterfall Arts. Current work involves the use of a refurbished 1985 camper, “The Burro Project,” which serves as a mobile art space and pop-up gallery.