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August 30 - October 18, 2023

Generations: University of Maine System Artists Choose Artists pairs Art faculty from the University of Maine system campuses with stellar alums from their programs. Arranged to create a visual dialogue between the works of artist-faculty and artist-alums, Generations addresses not only the person-to-person ways Art faculty in different University of Maine system Universities teach art techniques and practices, but also the ways a studio education supports artists in stepping fully into their own distinct practices, materials, and concepts.

The exhibition’s title also indicates the ways Art faculty in the University of Maine system share their gathered knowledge in direct and indirect ways through mentorship, creating waves of artists that radiate around them and through time. The studio generates creative energy; it is a place where ideas and artworks are created - a possibility-generator. The Art faculty that feed the studio’s generative engine as teachers, and the artists that draw forge new visions there as learners know it as a warm place where, with skill, care, and encouragement, art and artists grow


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Hannah Barnes 
Associate Professor of Art and Art Department Chair at the University of Southern Maine
Ali Dion  University of Southern Maine 2023 Bachelor of Fine Arts
Jesse Potts  Chair of the Division of the Arts and Associate Professor of Art at the University of Maine Farmington
Abigail Cloutier  University of Maine at Farmington 2022 Bachelor of Art
Peter Precourt  Professor of Art and Art Department Coordinator at the University of Maine at Augusta
Ted Closson  University of Maine at Augusta 2009 Bachelor of Art
Susan Smith  Director of the Intermedia Program at the University of Maine at Orono
Anna Martin  University of Maine at Orono 2023 Interdisciplinary PhD


Generations Artist Conversations:
Hannah Barnes and Ali Dion

Generations Artist Conversations:
Peter Precourt and Ted Closson

Generations Artist Conversations:
Jesse Potts and Abigail Cloutier

Generations Artist Conversations:
Susan Smith and Anna Martin

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