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Featured Academic News Story: Contemporary Art Biennial Includes Surprising Works by Bowdoin Faculty, Students

Story posted May 27, 2004

When the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) in Rockport, Maine, opens the door on its summer season June 5, works by eight visual artists with Bowdoin connections will be among the 85 selected from nearly 2,350 submissions for their 2004 Biennial Juried Exhibition.

This year's exhibition includes new works by faculty artists, as well as works by current Bowdoin students and recent grads.

Bowdoin is represented by current faculty John Bisbee and Colleen Kiely; former faculty member Lucy Barber; alumni Courtney Brecht '00 (who is also Visual Arts Technician in the Bowdoin art department), Cassie Jones '01, John Monroe '94, and Michael Zachary '02; and current Bowdoin student Brooke Winter-DiGirolamo '05

The Biennial exhibition runs through July 7.

To learn more about some of the Bowdoin artists' work, click here to read the story on the Academic News site.

In other news relating to Bowdoin artists, former faculty member Lucy Barber will teach a pair of landscape painting workshops in Maine June 7-11 and August 9-13. Both workshops will be five consecutive full days of oil painting on location in areas near Brunswick and the Maine coastline.

Workshops begin each morning with a demonstration and lecture, which will include composition and spatial relationships in the landscape, drawing, control of paint mixtures, organization of color relationships, and helpful information about painting outdoors on location. After lunch break and afternoon painting, each day ends with group discussion and critique.

The cost of each workshop is $360.

For more information call (207) 729-7101 or go online to

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