Friday, November 16th, 2018

Arts and Culture Listings

Posted on October 21, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: USM Free Press Wednesday, Oct 24 Tartuffe A production from the Department of Theatre Russell Hall, 5 p.m. $8-16 Thursday, Oct 25 This Is My Home film showing 303 Payson-Smith 1 – 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct 25 O’Brien Poetry Event Glickman Library, 7th Floor, University Events Rooms Informal discussion 3:30 p.m. Reading 5 p.m. […]

School of Music presents 35mm exhibition

Posted on October 21, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Zoe Bernardi, Staff Writer A new musical experience is about to hit USM, 35mm: A Musical Exhibition at the USM School of Music is a mixture of a concert, art exhibition, poetry jam and the performing arts. It brings photos and music together, creating photos that mirror songs, the exhibition is a collection filled with […]

MovieTalk: A twist on horror cliches

Posted on October 14, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Cody Curtis, Staff Writer Two weeks ago, when writing about The Babadook, I said that the horror genre was a difficult subject to watch and talk about. You have probably noticed that there are not many good horror films out there. Why are there so many bad horror films, you may ask? Because, not only […]

Daniel Minter’s “OTHERED, Displaced from Malaga”

Posted on October 14, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Ben Theriault, Staff Writer Starting on October 4 and lasting until December 9, the USM art gallery on the Gorham campus will be showcasing an exhibit from artist in residence, Daniel Minter. The exhibit is a beautiful hybrid of history and art, melding perfectly together to create a powerful retelling of Maine’s Malaga Island community. […]

Music freshman go busking in Portland

Posted on October 14, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Jacob Forbes, Staff Writer Matt Wiltshire, Ed Mitchell, and Josh Hyssong all arrived at USM’s School of Music in September for their first semester as music education majors. Like any other freshman, they were soon enmeshed in the adjustment to a new lifestyle. But Mitchell quickly realized that he could continue something in college that […]

A eulogy for the fading culture of dyke bars

Posted on October 14, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Zoe Bernardi, Staff Writer Dyke bars are dying. The closing of dyke and gay bars across the United States is rapidly picking up, and with that, the history and communities built around these particular bars are feeling the effects. Many people are probably thinking, how can this be? With such an importance on dyke bars, […]

MovieTalk: Brilliance of the Babadook

Posted on October 03, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Cody Curtis, Staff Writer October has arrived; The month which includes traditions of playing dress up, eating candy until your teeth fall out and most importantly, watching movies which make you scream. Before you grab copies of Friday the 13th and The Conjuring, however, there is a film much more worthy of your time. […]

Preservation of humanity, power of art

Posted on October 03, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Jacob Forbes, Staff Writer For any USM student who has yet to visit the Portland Museum of Art (PMA) this year, there is a current exhibition that might just catch their eye. Painter and Poet: The Art of Ashley Bryan brings a room to life with scenes from African folktales, Harlem Renaissance Poems, American slave […]

Value of deaf culture, ASL and awareness

Posted on October 03, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Marx Aldrich, Arts & Culture Editor & Elliot Caron, Staff Photographer Deaf culture is a rich culture with a unique language. American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf culture are what form the basis of the Deaf community. Deaf culture has its own art, language, history, values, societal norms and its own community. The International Week […]

History and creativity in book arts display

Posted on September 24, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Elliot Caron, Staff Writer Book arts offers the opportunity for all students to bring out a unique form of creativity within the art community that can’t be found anywhere else at USM. USM is celebrating 12 years of their summer book arts program. This program allows artists to explore an art form that few […]