About Maine Media Gallery
Maine Media Gallery showcases photographic and multi-media work of students, alumni, and faculty, as well as innovative media artists pertinent to our community. The gallery offers an outstanding collection of donated faculty work for sale, with proceeds benefiting Maine Media’s scholarship fund. Additionally, the Maine Media Gallery houses Tim Whelan’s bookstore, a nationally recognized bookstore for its impressive collection of fine art photography books.
Maine Media Gallery is located in Rockport Village, a short walk from the Maine Media Workshops + College campus.
A KEEN EYE & SOFT FOCUS
JUNE 1 - 24, 2017
Guest Curated by Susan Danly
A Keen Eye and Soft Focus, guest curated by Susan Danly, presents the work of Francis Orville Libby (1883-1961), one of Maine’s first art photographers, a leading pictorialist, and an early president of the Portland Camera Club alongside the work of contemporary photographers who share some of his early aesthetic concerns. For over a century -- from the turn of the 20th century to the 21st century of today -- art photography has included a range of approaches. From detailed, sharp focus images in black and white to softly focused pictures in muted color, modern photographers have produced a wealth of images that convey mood, artful expression, and impressionistic views of our surroundings – both rural and industrial. The exhibition will highlight work by contemporary, Maine-based photographers Judy Glickman Lauder, Koichiro Kurita, Amy Parrish, Shoshannah White, David Wolfe among others, following in Libby’s footsteps.
About the Curator
Guest Curator Susan Danly served as Curator of Graphics, Photography and Contemporary Art at the Portland Museum of Art (PMA) from 2002 to 2011 before becoming Senior Curator in 2012. Recently retired, Danly earned a doctorate in photographic history at Brown University. Danly previously worked at the Mead Art Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Huntington Library and Art Gallery. Among her numerous publications are books on the photographs of Edward Weston and Thomas Eakins, and Georgia O’Keeffe and the Photograph. At the Portland Museum of Art, she curated numerous exhibitions devoted to the art of Maine, including three Biennial exhibitions, a series of shows dealing with historical and contemporary photography in Maine, and several exhibitions of graphics from the PMA’s permanent collection. Danly co-authored Maine Photography: A History, 1840-2015, published last year in conjunction with the Maine Photo Project.
This exhibition is co-presented by the Portland Camera Club.
Hours & Info
18 Central Street, Rockport, ME 04856
The Gallery is situated in the Shepard building in Rockport Village, next to new restaurant 18 Central. If you are traveling from a distance, please check our website or facebook page to confirm open hours.
We are always looking for volunteers to help out in the gallery. Interested? Contact the Gallery Manager Katie Lovins at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteering is an excellent way to become involved in our creative community. Maine Media Gallery leans on the help of its volunteers to maintain its open hours, interact with gallery visitors, and assist in the general upkeep of the space. The help of our volunteers is incredibly important to the life of our gallery!
Maine Media Gallery is not accepting submissions at the moment. We are in the process of revising our submission process to better suit interested artists and the capacity of our staff. Please stay tuned for new details regarding submission process.
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132 Washington Ave, Portland, Maine 04101
PhoPa Gallery is our Portland exhibition space where we feature (pho)tography and works on (pa)per by Maine-based artists. At PhoPa we maintain a special focus on highlighting emerging artists rarely seen in Portland, in addition to showcasing work by members of the Maine Media community. PhoPa is a collaboration among independent curator and collector Bruce Brown, photographer Jon Edwards and Maine Media Workshops + College (MMW+C) and all profits from sales at PhoPa are donated to MMW+C. We are excited to be entering our fifth year hosting exhibitions and gatherings in Portland’s artistic community!
PhoPa is open Wednesday-Saturday, 12-5pm, and by appointment.
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IMAGES: ©Phillip Wright, Arthur Meyerson, Ashley Craig, Jorge Gavilondo, Gary Briechle, Christine Moriello, Andrea Birnbaum, Zoe Morris, Erin Tokarz