Monday, November 19th, 2018

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 […]

A cosmic perspective

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

By: Ben Theriault, Staff Writer An overlooked resource on the USM campus is the Southworth Planetarium. On Monday September 17 I visited the planetarium to attend their double-feature presentation titled “Beyond the Arctic Circle” and “Aurora Storm.” The Southworth Planetarium is located in the basement of the science building on the Portland campus. For the price […]

Peaks Island: a safe haven for artists

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

By: Lydia Libby, Web Editor For artists like Molly Tracey, Kristen Chalmers, and Diane Wienke, Peaks Island provides a quiet and inspiring space for them to work. “The island is beautiful and inspiring,” said artist and owner of the Peaks Island art gallery Gem, Kristen Chalmers. So what attracts artists to Peaks? Well, oftentimes, the […]

Movietalk: A female twist in the film noir genre

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

By Cody Curtis, Staff Writer Sex, murder, and a mystery. Themes prevalent in many adult investigative films, especially this weekend’s newest female-led picture, A Simple Favor. For a time film noir and detective stories seemed to have disappeared from the cinema. Up until the release of Gone Girl (2014), The Nice Guys (2016), and now […]