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50th Anniversary Exhibit Unveils UMA Alumni Portraits and Stories
In celebration of the University of Maine at Augusta’s 50th anniversary, an exhibition of photographs and stories of 50 alumni opens Jan. 20 at UMA’s Danforth Gallery.
“UMA Faces: 50years/50faces of alumni central to Maine” will be on display through Feb. 22. An opening reception is slated for Jan. 22, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Alumni photographers Jen Burton, Danielle DeWald Pease, and Roderick Small have created black and white portraits of notable UMA alumni who value the impact of education in their lives. The list includes veterans, artists, civic leaders, healthcare professionals, musicians, educators, authors, and veterinary technicians.
In addition to the photographs are five, four-foot square mixed media portraits of seven alumni, including former Maine First Lady Mary Hermon, entrepreneur Roger Pomerleau, and UMA finance professor and musician Jon Finnegan. Each collaborative portrait is composed of 36 squares created by collage, drawing, painting, pen and ink, and other media.
The UMA Faces exhibit also launches the Maine Photo Project, a statewide collaboration of more than 30 museums, galleries and historical societies presenting photography-themed exhibitions and programs during 2015.
In conjunction with its 50th anniversary, UMA also has a 50th Anniversary Fund campaign designed to funnel funds to support scholarships, veterans enrolled at UMA, and strengthen online and distance education. To date, more than half of the fundraising goal of $5 million has been attained.
For more information visit the following links:
Exhibition Website: http://umafaces.com
Exhibition Catalog: http://www.blurb.com/b/5935535-50-faces-uma
Maine Photo Project: http://www.mainephotoproject.org
The Danforth Gallery is located in Jewett Hall. Gallery hours are Monday - Wednesday 9:00am - 5:00 pm, Thursdays and Fridays 9:00am - 1:00pm.