much ado about MECA

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Art Classes, Illustration, Maine College of Art | 1 comment

Have you noticed the color streaming from Maine College of Art? I drew this for all the rainbow buzz that is alive and well as the spring semester draws to a end.

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My senior illustration majors have been hustling. Dee Wiegand has a bold eye on her Horror Sweet Horror project.

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Anabelle Souza is working the squeegee for her zine series, Misconceptions.

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Emma McCabe is building books for her fable series, one delicate gold leaf at a time.

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Kara Munro is inking up temporary tattoo designs, graceful stories in adornment.

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Cecil Cates is illustrating a narrative of his ancestry.

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Liam Murphy is creating humorous watercolors for a New Yorker series.

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I could go on; other students are creating books, comics, mythologies. I am witness to a frenzy!

Last week a dedicated band of esteemed portfolio reviewers visited my class. And the Illo Mod Squad was well-armed!

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Amidst several quick rounds, students got jazzed by the frank feedback. Many thanks to Michael Connor, Scott Whitehouse, Kori Handwerker, Chris Hadden, Dan Routh, Matt McGillvray, and Nancy Montgomery!

Your time and wisdom helps launch the next league of makers.

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The next day, while portfolios were still warm, the Maine Chapter of the AIGA and MECA held the Third Annual Portfolio Day in MECA’s ICA Gallery.

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Infinite thank yous to AIGA and MECA and all the local talent that offered their valuable time.

It’s back to business as all seniors prepare for MECAmorphosis on May 1. Katie Ackley will launch her Inky Blue line, but first she revels in completion.

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Anabelle Souza’s got cute stuff ready to roll.

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Here she sports a temporary tattoo by Kara Munro.

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Watch out, world, the Illustration MECA students are ready to roar.

 

One Comment

  1. Great projects! Thanks for sharing.

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