Maine Media Gallery and Store at 18 Central Street, Rockport

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 at 18 Central Street, Rockport, ME 04856 next door to Shepherd's Pie. 

Gallery Hours*
Monday-Friday 11 - 5pm (closed for a lunch break: 12:30-1:30) 
Saturday 10am - 3pm

If you are traveling from a distance, please check our website or email gallery@mainemedia.edu to confirm open hours. 


Current Exhibition

Jan Rosenbaum
The Americans, Part 3: Wishing Wells 

June 3 - July 4
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 11, 4:30-6:30pm

Wishing Wells is the third part Jan Rosenbaum’s series “The Americans,” which explores how humans mark their territory by decorating, mis-decorating or choosing not to decorate.  Jan’s fascination of what neighbors and passers-by can see focuses on how the human eyes and brain are keen at visually picking up and sorting things out. As decoration, objects often add pleasure to the property owner. But from town line to garden gnome, it is also an individual or tribal marking of territory. Wishing wells have a long history connected to religious ritual that has transformed into the superstitious societal practice of today.  The wishing wells in Jan’s photographs, however, are purely decorative; they contain no water or coins, yet are still connected to the longstanding idea and desire of making a wish with a coin.

Jan Rosenbaum was born and raised in Detroit, there he also attended Wayne State University and received his BFA in art with a focus in photography and printmaking. Jan’s passion for school has lead to multiple degrees; an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, an MS in Imaging and Photographic Science from Rochester Institute of Technology, and an MS in technology Management from Polytechnic University of New York. In addition he has taught at Maine Media College and Maine Media Workshops, Wayne State University, University of Michigan, and Polytechnic University of New York (now NYU’s Engineering school), he has been a visiting lecturer at Cranbrook Academy of Art and Henry Ford Community College. In the imaging industry he was chief scientist for Matrix Instruments, designing and developing digital imaging systems for computer graphics and medical imaging systems.

 

Gallery News

This is where we post any gallery news such as calls for art, events and opportunities.  Check back here often to stay in the loop!  

 

Get Involved

We are always looking for volunteers to help out in the gallery. Interested? Contact the gallery manager, Rachel McDonald at rmcdonald[@]mainemedia.edu

Volunteering is an excellent way to become involved in our creative community and to see some of Maine’s most wonderful artwork! 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! If you are interested in volunteering please contact the gallery manager, Rachel McDonald, at rmcdonald[at]mainemedia.edu

Check out our Portland gallery! 

PhoPa Gallery (Pho)tographs + Works on (Pa)per
132 Washington Ave | Portland Maine | 04101

PhoPa Gallery is a collaboration among Maine Media Workshops + College, photographer Jon Edwards, and independent curator Bruce Brown. PhoPa exhibits (Pho)tography and works on (Pa)per, with a special focus on emerging Maine artists rarely seen in Portland. 

The gallery divides its schedule between showcasing works by MMW+C students, alumni, and faculty, and exhibits organized by Bruce Brown and Jon Edwards.

For more information,
please visit our 
website at
www.phopagallery.com

 

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Maine Media Gallery Location:
18 Central Street, Rockport, ME 04856 

Directions

The Maine Media Gallery is located at 18 Central Street, in Rockport, Maine, next to Shepherds Pie.

From the North:
Travelling South on Route One, proceed through Camden, and continue past the Hannaford Plaza. Turn left on Main Street in Rockport, just beyond Maine Sport. Proceed straight on Main Street past the police and fire station on your left to the center of Rockport village. After passing Pascal Avenue with its bridge on the right, follow curve to the left onto Central Street, past Union Hall, on your right (the first red brick building), and continue to the second large brick building on your right. The Maine Media Gallery is the far left entrance on the street level of 18 Central Street, in the Shepherd Building.

From the South:
If you are coming from the South, take Interstate 95 north into Maine. Take the South Portland Exit (I-295) and follow I-295 through Portland. Continue on I-295 to the Brunswick Route 1 Exit (Exit 28). Follow Route One through Brunswick, Bath, Woolwich, Wiscasset, Damariscotta and Waldoboro to Warren - about 45 miles, where you'll find Route 90 at a blinking yellow light. Take a left onto Route 90 and follow it 12 miles to the third set of stop lights. The Market Basket, a green barn, will be on your right. Proceed straight through the lights until you reach a "T" intersection. Turn left and proceed on Pascal Avenue toward Rockport village. After crossing the bridge at the head of the harbor, turn right onto Main Street. Follow curve to the left onto Central Street, past Union Hall, on your right (the first red brick building), and continue to the second large brick building on your right. The Maine Media Gallery is the far left entrance on the street level of 18 Central Street, in the Shepherd Building.