Maine Media Launches Fall Weekly Lecture Series on The Arts

October 7, 2021

Maine Media Workshops + College will host a weekly Alumni Lecture Series from October 7 through December 14, 2021, featuring stimulating conversations on a wide array of topics in photo, film, book arts, and writing. The fall lecture series kicks off on October 7th, 2021, from 1 to 2 pm EST with a lecture by book artist Daniel Kelm, hosted by Charles Altschul. Material, Form, and Movement will feature shared highlights from more than 43 years of research into unique book structures that facilitate the integration of photo, image, text, and binding achieved through an awareness of material, form, and movement. Daniel E. Kelm is a book artist who enjoys expanding the concept of the book. He is known for his innovative structures as well as his traditional work. His expression as an artist emerges from the integration of work in science and the arts. Alchemy is a common theme in his book work. Before Daniel began his career in the book arts he received formal training in chemistry and taught at the University of Minnesota. He is known for his extensive knowledge of materials.

To learn more and register, visit: www.mainemedia.edu/lectures. To schedule an interview, contact press@mainemedia.edu or call 207.756.0916.

Upcoming Lectures

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2021, 1:00-2:00 pm: Working Together: Louis Draper and the Kamoinge Workshop. Hosted by Dr. Sarah Eckhardt, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, in conjunction with the Social Equity and Inclusion committee (SEI).

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2021, 5:00-6:00 pm Sal Taylor Kydd, Photographer. Hosted by Aline Smithson

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021 1:00-2:00 pm  Susan Burnstine, Photographer. Hosted by Elizabeth Greenberg

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2021, 1:00-2:00 pm: Crankie: Scary Halloween Stories Lucky Platt, Book Artist. Hosted by Richard Reitz Smith

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2021, 1:00-2:00 pm: Respect and Sensitivity when Photographing in Unfamiliar Cultural Settings: Lessons Learned Dr. Jon Kolkin, Photographer. Hosted by Sue Michlovitz

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2021, 1:00-2:00 pm: In Conversation with Danny Dawson Lola Flash, Photographer. Hosted by Charles Daniel Dawson in conjunction with the Social Equity and Inclusion committee (SEI).

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8th, 2021, 1:00-2:00 pm Rashod Taylor, Photographer and the 2021 Arnold Newman Prize Winner Hosted by Elizabeth Greenberg

 

About the Lecture Series

As a response to the social isolation brought on by COVID-19, in the Spring of 2020 Maine Media launched Maine Media’s Alumni Network in hopes of keeping alumni meaningfully engaged in the arts during a difficult time. In an effort to be inclusive and expand the community, this year the Alumni Lecture Series is open to the public–and free of charge.

Sponsors for the series include: Eaton Peabody, Attorneys at Law, Allen Insurance and Financial, Page Gallery, Two Ponds Press, and The Country Inn at Camden Rockport. Donations to the Alumni Lecture Series support Maine Media’s Annual Fund. To sponsor the Alumni Lecture Series, contact Amy at amorley@mainemedia.edu.

 

About Maine Media

Founded in 1973 as a summer school for photographers, Maine Media Workshops + College is now a not-for-profit degree granting institution offering more than 400 workshops, certificate programs, and master classes in the fields of photography, film, media art, printmaking, creative writing, and book arts, and serves nearly 2,000 national and international students annually on a 20-acre campus in Rockport, Maine as well as online.

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