Solargraphy slow moments in time

Posted on March 02, 2015 by Krysteana Scribner in Arts & Culture

Johanna Moore’s solargraph exhibit is located on the 5th floor of Glickman library.

The new USM solargraphy exhibit consists of 28 images that show the whole length of the Kennebec River. These photos, taken with a pinhole camera and given long exposure, act as a diary that tells the story of the river as it goes through seasonal changes. To make the pictures into a diary, the artist […]

Top Five: Coziest places in Portland

Posted on March 02, 2015 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Tandem Cafe on Anderson Street Nothing beats the frigid winter blues like a big mug of steaming coffee. With numerous places in Portland to help fix your coffee cravings, the best place to go is somewhere cozy and warm. Head over to Tandem Cafe and Roastery, located at Anderson Street in East Bayside. The roasting […]

Portland takes the title of coziest city in the U.S.

Posted on March 02, 2015 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Listen up frozen-fingered driveway shovelers and take comfort, frost covered students, there is hope in the midst of this long and treacherous winter: Portland has been named the coziest city in America. Honeywell Heaters consulted a team of scientists at Environmental Health and Engineering to determine the winner of their second annual “America’s Coziest Cities” […]

Top Five: Alternative Valentine’s Day Dates in Portland

Posted on February 10, 2015 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Kristin Ouellette 1.) “80 Shades of Awesome” at Port City Music Hall on Congress Street Time to pull out your mom’s old pumps and rummage through thrift shops for a pair of legwarmers – and leather pants, if you so choose. Grab your significant other  or friends and come dance away at Port City […]

Haven’s handcrafts their chocolate treats

Posted on February 10, 2015 by Krysteana Scribner in Arts & Culture

Employees  pour melted chocolate into molding trays.

Valentine’s day is often associated with the typical romantic gestures of dinner dates, sending roses and seeing a romantic comedy to wrap up a cliche date night. One of the most typical gifts of romance, chocolate, is being produced all over the world. At Haven’s in Westbrook, the smell of freshly melted chocolate lingers in […]

Students choose love over gifts

Posted on February 10, 2015 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Dora Thompson With Valentine’s Day upon us, it can seem impossible to escape the reddish-pinkish glow that radiates from the aisles of supermarkets, the commercials on TV and the smiles of happy couples. Everyone celebrates the season of love differently. Some shower their loved ones in stereotypical delights like boxed chocolate and stuffed animals, […]

USM graduate writes a novel

Posted on February 03, 2015 by Krysteana Scribner in Arts & Culture

Every college student has an aspiration of pursuing a career in a field that they love. For Mary Lou Quinn, a USM history graduate, writing her first novel, Lost and Found  was a dream come true. Lost and Found is about the journey of Margaret Mary Murphy through her loss of family and self as […]

Faculty and alumni team up for joint exhibition

Posted on February 03, 2015 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Dora Thompson In past years, the work of faculty and alumni have been showcased separately, but this year’s exhibit is a testament to the bonds that can form and survive between students and teachers. USM’s art gallery in Gorham held an opening reception for an exhibit that showed students the potential merits of actually […]

A&C Recommends: “An evening with Christopher Durang” at the Portland Stage

Posted on February 03, 2015 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Kristen Ouellette With winter blues hitting us hard this semester, nothing warms the soul up like an evening of satire and a pistol packing nun. Come out to see “An Evening with Christopher Durang” presented by the USM Theatre Department. “For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls” and “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For […]

The Open Bench Project creates space for innovators

Posted on January 27, 2015 by Francis Flisiuk in Arts & Culture

On Thompson’s Point in Portland is a warehouse that looks ordinary on the outside but inside is a buzzing hub of creative and productive energy. In this vast 7,000 square foot industrial space, robots are assembled and tested out, while quadcopter drones fly over head. In one corner, a group of children are being taught […]