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.
Also by appointment.
(Please contact Tim Whelan at 207-390-0333 or Rachel McDonald at email@example.com to schedule an appointment.)
If you are traveling from a distance, please check our website or email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm open hours.
April 1 - April 30, 2016
RECEPTION & ARTIST TALK: Thursday, April 21, 4:30-6pm at Maine Media Gallery
remarks from the artist begin at 5pm
light refreshments provided
About the Artist
Ni Rong was born in Beijing China in 1957. She moved to the United States in 1985. Since 2006, she has taken numerous photography courses at the Maine Media Workshops, Santa Fe Photographic Workshop, and the Palm Beach Photographic Center. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the School of Nutrition at Tufts University; a MA from Central Michigan University, and BS from Beijing Normal University.
I was born in Beijing, and grew up in a Qing Dynasty courtyard. For the past 30 years, which is nearly half of my life, I have lived in the United States. My series “In America, Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter” is an ongoing personal project started in 2012. Its purpose was to investigate Asian-American identity through self-portraiture. The project started as result of years of search for an emotional home and a sense of belonging. It has taken me on a rich and spiritual journey, which allowed me to grow as a person as well as an artist. Through the project I felt a deep sense of appreciation for the hometown where I grew up, and for the new home where I feel roots beneath my feet.
MFA THESIS EXHIBITION
In the Company of Others
May 7 - May 21, 2016
RECEPTION | TBD
light refreshments provided
My photography is in many ways my diary. No matter where I am, I photograph what I see as universal moments. Photography is the way I make meaning out of my experiences throughout my life. When I photograph people, often girls and women but not limited to them, appearing alone or isolated, it is because I see myself or the memory of myself in their place.
Many of the photographs in this series are about connections and transitions. Transitions from one stage of life to another. Connections between people in the photographs as well as connections of people to place. In searching for my own identity in relation to those around me, I am also in pursuit of something deeper in myself to which I hope to connect.
I photograph real-life situations as they are unfolding in the moment. I am not trying to show polished, consciously arranged images. These are moments of ordinary life, when I witness the body language of others that reminds me of something I have experienced in my past, an emotion that makes me want to preserve the moment. To hold on to it, to bring it out later and meditate on the place between what I am feeling internally with the moment I have captured in a photograph.
Andrea Birnbaum is a Michigan-based photographer. She is currently an adjunct faculty member and teaching artist with the College for Creative Studies (CCS) in Detroit, and teaches photography to inner-city Detroit children through the Community Outreach Program at CCS.
Maine Media's first window exhibition "Light it Up," features selected student work from the 2015 Workshops season. We hope you'll enjoy this glimpse into the creativity, breadth and vision of our students who come from near and far to study their craft. These images came from a variety of workshops including Jay Maisel's "Light, Gesture and Color," Cig Harvey's "The Personal Story," Arno Minkkinen's "On the Road to Creative Continuity" and more.
Featured artists: Lynde Alvarez, Cheryl Belanger, Michael Bufis, Denise Chandler, Ken Craven, Ellen Davidson, Lynn Ellis, Matt Hogan, Jeannie Hutchins, Anica James, Doug Johnson, and Heather Velez
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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