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.
Monday-Friday 11 - 5pm (closed for a lunch break: 12:30-1:30)
Saturday 10am - 3pm
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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.
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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
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PhoPa Gallery (Pho)tographs + Works on (Pa)per
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.
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The Maine Media Gallery is located at 18 Central Street, in Rockport, Maine, next to Shepherds Pie.
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