Vermont-based cartoonist Rachel Lindsay examines why comics are a powerful narrative tool, and where Satrapi’s work fits into the medium. Rachel Lindsay's book, RX: A Graphic Memoir (2018), was the featured book for US National Network of Libraries of Medicine's mental health month 2019, and was included on the American Association of Medical Colleges' top ten summer reads list 2019. February 23, 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Emery Community Arts Center
An Evening of Poetry Reading by outgoing and incoming Maine poets laureate Stuart Kestenbaum and Julia Bouwsma. This event is presented by ArtsFarmington in collaboration with the UMF English Department. Fee is $10, free under 18 and for UMF students. Masks and vaccination are required. Tickets on our website, artsfarmington.org ,with limited availability of tickets at the door.
Join Dr. Shelton Waldrep (Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern Maine) for an original exploration of David Bowie’s “Life on Mars?”, including its meaning and common misconceptions about it. Among many other works, Dr. Waldrep is the author of Future Nostalgia: Performing David Bowie (2015) and The Aesthetics of Self-Invention: Oscar Wilde to David Bowie (2004).
Are you new to the music and visual artistry of David Bowie? Then this event is for you! Dr. Stephen Grandchamp (Assistant Professor of Literature and Digital Humanities at UMF) will screen and discuss four critical music videos from the career of David Bowie (including “Life on Mars?”) in order to initiate the New Commons Project’s exploration of his life and art.
Join Dawn Nye (Associate Professor of Art and New Media at UMF) for a free photography workshop that will feature: basics of composition, strategies to involve narrative in visual media, and hands-on practice. This workshop is for all levels and will allow participants to turn even the most casual, at-home photos into intriguing narratives while considering how you can tell stories through photography. If possible, please bring a camera or camera phone to this event. Please email the New Commons Project if you would like to come but will need to borrow a camera.