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Arnold Newman Lecture Series: Elizabeth Opalenik & Jeanne Wells

June 26, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Maine Media for two back-to-back lectures with photographer Elizabeth Opalenik and visual artist Jeanne Wells

Join us for the next event in our 2023 Arnold Newman Lecture Series! Photographer Elizabeth Opalenik and visual artist Jeanne Wells will each share their work, speak about their creative process, and answer questions from the audience.

The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available on campus.

Elizabeth Opalenik lives and works in Oakland, California, but this peripatetic artist is often on the move. As a photographic artist, she believes that all good photographs are self-portraits that lie somewhere between imagination and dreams. Her 44-year career has found her teaching or making images on six continents, seeking the beauty and grace that exists within all things, from people to landscape and still livings to abstraction.

Elizabeth will be on campus teaching Art of Seeing the week of the lecture (JUN 26–30).

Jeanne Wells studied the polymer photogravure process from artist Josephine Sacabo and her assistant, Meg Turner at Josephine’s studio in New Orleans. She has also studied with Clay Harmon at North Light Photographic Workshops, and master printer Paul Taylor at Renaissance Press. Most recently she has learned the direct to plate method of polymer gravure platemaking, with the help of Clay Harmon of Mountain Intaglio and Silvi Glattauer of Baldessin Press in Melbourne, Australia.

Jeanne will be on campus teaching Beginning Photopolymer Gravure – Direct to Plate the week of this lecture (JUN 26–30).


Maine Media College
70 Camden Street, Focus Building, Classroom A
Rockport, ME 04856 United States