Monday, April 24th, 2017

BFA exhibition celebrates student art

Posted on April 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Jordan Castaldo, Free Press Staff The 2017 BFA & BA Exhibition is the celebration of exhibits done by graduating USM Art Department students obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts or a Bachelor of Art degree. Displayed at the USM Art Gallery on the Gorham campus, the exhibit features work from various artists, including Melissa […]

Rocker and Halls Reviews: I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore

Posted on April 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By John Rocker and Aaron Halls, Staff Writers Ruth (Melanie Lynskey) is a woman who’s fed up with the jerks of the world. She is pushed to the edge when her home gets broken into. She, along with her crazy neighbor Tony (Elijah Wood), are out for vengeance, seeking to bring to justice those who […]

Molded by the Flow: Multiple USM departments present original work

Posted on April 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Matthew Craig, Arts & Culture Editor On Friday, April 21, Molded by the Flow opened on the Gorham campus. “A poetic, visual and musical narrative inspired by Southern Maine’s rich natural and human history,” the performance is a collaborative effort between the art, music and theatre departments at USM. It also also the result […]

Film review: Personal Shopper not worth the purchase

Posted on April 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

By: John Rocker and Aaron Halls, Free Press Staff Personal Shopper is directed by Olivier Assayas. It follows Maureen (Kristen Stewart), a young woman who’s been living in Paris since her twin brother’s death, who works as a personal shopper for a rich and busy celebrity figure. When not working, Maureen frantically searches for a […]

WWI Propaganda in correlation with politics today

Posted on April 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Dionne Smith, Free Press Staff During World War I, participating countries produced a large output of propaganda. America used propaganda to encourage people to do their part in the war, insinuating that they weren’t seen as true American citizens otherwise. Even though it has been a little over a century since the war, there […]

Largest community event brings drag competition to Portland

Posted on April 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Julie Pike, Free Press Staff The USM Center of Sexualities and Gender Diversity (CSGD) held its 17th Annual Royal Majesty Drag Competition and Show on Saturday, April 8. The event was the largest campus and community drag show in northern New England. The CSGD had help from other campus organizations, including the Queer Straight […]

Drake shows some real love for other artists in More Life

Posted on April 11, 2017 by USM Free Press in Album Reviews, Arts & Culture

By: Kelly Scrima, Web Editor Drake released a new 20-track album on March 17, entitled More Life. The album features many talented artists from places such as the U.S., U.K. and South Africa, and spans more than a few genres. The genre influences for the album include, but are not limited to, dancehall, house, R&B, afrobeat, […]

Rocker and Hall Reviews: Modern gritty Power Rangers

Posted on April 11, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

By: John Rocker and Aaron Halls In the small town of Angel Grove, five teens discover five colored coins that give them superpowers. They learn from a being known as Zordon that these coins chose them, and that they must become a team known as the Power Rangers and stop the evil Rita Repulsa, who […]

A Look Into the world of nude modeling at USM

Posted on April 11, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Julie Pike, Free Press Staff From Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam to the Venus de Milo sculpture, for centuries many famous works of art have featured women and men in the nude. Today, artists still incorporate nude figures in their work, including right here at USM, where students get the opportunity to draw, paint […]

A look into the Southworth Planetarium

Posted on April 11, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Jordan Castaldo, Free Press Staff Built in 1969 and dedicated in 1970, the Southworth Planetarium is located in the Science Building of USM’s Portland campus. They offer a variety of shows, classes, First Friday Art Walk and lectures. Additionally, they have a weekly radio program, “Radio Astronomy!,” that airs from 1 p.m. to 1:30 […]