12/1/17 to 12/2/17

2017 MECA Holiday Sale

The Holiday Sale supports MECA’s education, outreach, and student programs while providing an opportunity for MECA students, alumni, faculty and staff to sell unique, handmade arts, crafts and gifts for the holiday season. FREE Admission – All Ages!

Location and Sale Dates
Maine College of Art, Porteous Building
522 Congress Street, Portland, Maine 04101
Friday, December 1, 5pm–9pm
Saturday, December 2, 10am–5pm

This year’s Holiday Sale at the Maine College of Art (MECA) will be held on Friday December 1, 2017 from 5pm to 9pm and Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 10am to 5pm. In its 23rd year, the MECA Holiday Sale is the Arts District’s premier holiday sale event, connecting Maine makers and buyers, providing an experience beyond shopping.The juried 2017 Holiday Sale will include over 50 alumni vendors, selling handmade ceramics, jewelry, furniture, prints, and textiles. Student vendors include the Printmaking, Illustration, Metalsmithing & Jewelry, and Drawing departments.

Kifah Abdulla (Continuing Studies Faculty)
Ebenezer Akakpo ’01 of Akakpo & Co.
Cat Bates ’09 of Cat Bates Jewelry & Accessories
Ingrid Bathe of Ingrid Bathe Porcelain
Derek Bedford ’01 of Possum Hollow Farm Soap, LLC
Shana Belknap ’91
Don Best ’80 of Don Best Wood Art
Maggie Bokor of Maggie Bokor Jewelry
Carrie Brezzo ’04 of CarrieSewFancy
Katie Burns, Current Student
Crystal Cawley (Continuing Studies Faculty)
Daniel Cerreta ’10 of Fathom Toy Works
Peter Dore ’17 of Boothby Furniture Company
Nicholas Downing of Downing Arts (Staff)
Melanie Duarte ’07 of Porchpegasus
Lisa Ferreria Jones ’02 of Ember Grove
Kristi Frank of SALTGRASS Jewelry
Janine Grant of Janine Grant Ceramics
Sam Guay ’12 of Sam Guay Illustration
Amalia Guettinger ’12 of Amalia Moon
Adriane Herman (Faculty)
Hannah Hermes ’15 of The Hermes Crab
Elizabeth Jabar of Future Mothers (Faculty)
Adrian King ’12 of Adrian King Pottery
Marilyn Lucey ’09 of LunaPetunias
Tracy Mastro ’91 of Tsmastro Enameling
Hugh McCormick ’15 of Hired Wrights
Taylor Mirabito ’16 of Taylor Mirabito Illustration & Maxwell Erwin ’17
Jason Morrissey ’98
Kevin Mosca, Current Student
Emily Norton ’07 of Emily Diaz Norton Ceramics
Jeanne Paterak of BloomStudio (Continuing Studies Faculty)
Emily Percival ’06 of Emily Percival Jewelry (Staff) & Maria Wolff
Roxanne Quimby Hon. DFA ’12 of My Pasta Art
Kari Radasch ’97 of Radasch REDware (Faculty)
Natalie Reed ’13
Joe Rosshirt ’11 of FortHouse Studio
Hope Rovelto ’01 of Little Chair Printing
Miles Spadone ’13 of Spadone Home
Aaron Staples ’08 of Staple Goods
Molly Steinmetz ’14 of Pinfolk Studio
Beth Taylor ’08 of Longstocking Design
Jessica Teesdale of Jess Teesdale Pottery (Staff)
Dietlind Vander Schaaf, (Staff) & Amy Vander Els
LK Weiss ’11 of Bowline Co.
Sarah Camille Wilson ’07
The Joanne Waxman Library at MECA will be holding their annual book sale during Holiday Sale hours. All of the proceeds from the book sale will benefit the Library.


Portland Brewers Holiday Dash 5K

The Portland Brewers’ Holiday Dash 5K is a festive favorite to kick-off your holiday season! Join Portland Trails & Ri Ra Irish Pub for a Portland holiday tradition, featuring local craft brews! Run the trails in your festive gear, and enjoy a hearty beer-brunch with some winter cheer. We will run, and brunch through snow, shine, wind or sleet! Race registration begins in August 2017. 

Polar Bear Dip & Dash

Join us to earn bragging rights while helping us raise awareness about climate change and funds in support of our work to keep Maine a special place!

Energy efficiency, clean air, and renewable energy sources are a priority for NRCM. Every cent raised from the Dip & Dash will be used to directly support our work for a clean energy future for Maine.



Discovery Trek: Snow Day @ the Conant Property

Do a snow dance and hope for snow this February 1st!

Join Portland Trails and Ernie’s Cycle Shop for a wintry day at the Conant Property. One of Portland Trail’s newest green spaces, the Conant Property is located in Westbrook.

The meadowy area overlooks the Presumpscot River and is perfect for snow-shoeing, fat-biking, and cross country skiing.

Bring your gear (and maybe some snow-fort building materials) and have a Snow Day with us!

Ernie’s will provide a few fats bikes to demo, and Portland Trails will have snow-shoes available to use on a first come, first serve basis.

Plus, we’ll enjoy a winter bonfire and some s’mores!  $5/members, $7/non-members, $20/families.



Jenny Scheinman: “Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait”

In her new multi-media project, acclaimed composer, singer, and violinist Jenny Scheinman invites us into the captivating visual world of Depression-era filmmaker H. Lee Waters. Scheinman is joined by guitarist Robbie Fulks (who is “so good, it’s scary” according to The Chicago Tribune) and banjoist Robbie Gjersoe to create a live soundtrack of new folksongs, fiddle music, and field sounds to accompany this fascinating footage of small town America, masterfully reworked into a new film by director Finn Taylor. The humanity in these songs and images bares a transcendent, universal quality that speaks to any community.

Tickets $38

Student Deal $15

03/15/18 to 03/15/17

March | Maine Live

True stories of journey, creativity, and triumph.
Told by the people who are shaping Maine.

Get Tickets
March 15, 2018
8:00am – 5:00pm
Hannaford Hall | USM

Maine’s bold visionaries tell personal stories of triumph that will give you insight into what drives them—and keeps them moving forward.

At Maine Live, each presenter will speak for 12 mesmerizing minutes that will captivate and motivate you.

This inspiring day is capped off with a cocktail reception where you can meet the speakers and other attendees.

Please join us for this fifth Maine Live and gain new perspective on why we’ve all very purposely chosen to live, work, and play in Main



Susan Curtis Foundation-Leadership Celebration

Join us for an inspirational evening, Friday, March 23, 2018 at the Susan Curtis Leadership Celebration (Portland Sable Oaks Marriott (South Portland, Maine))!

This year’s program includes awards and alumni presentations. CSC alum Sean shares his poignant story about Camp Susan Curtis’ powerful impact on his life” “A life of poverty can seem like a hopeless jail cell with no escape. Camp Susan Curtis always held the keys to open those difficult locks”.

Tickets for the Friday evening event include dinner, wine + dessert.
• 6:00 – 6:45 pm Hors d’Oeuvres + Reception
• 7:00 – 7:30 pm Program
• 7:30 – 8:45 pm Dinner + Awards Presentation

• Beef
• Salmon
• Vegetarian
• Vegan and Gluten-free options are available


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