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University of Maine Intermedia Department Hosts Open House Tonight at New IMRC Building

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The University of Maine Intermedia MFA program is pleased to announce its inaugural Open House on April 19, 2013 from 5:30 – 9:00 pm. This exhibition will highlight innovative student research, a free concert and the Intermedia programs new facilities. Students will present a wide range of work including live performance, video installation, film, writing and much more. This event is open to the public.

The open house will take place in the new Innovative Media and Research Commercialization (IMRC) Center, previously known as Stewart Hall. Highlights include:

– Student exhibits on display, 5:30-7:30 pm
– A guided building tour, 6:00 pm
– Student readings of original work, 6:15 pm
– Guest band, Post Provost, at 7:30 pm

Post Provost is a new musical exploration driven by the music and creative songwriting of Dave Gagne, Sam Franklin, Saeko Nishimura, James Walsh and more. As a sort of natural continuation of the eternal side-project Canada Goose, and born from the ashes of EastWave Radio, Dave and Co. released Ancient Open Allegory Oratorio, a full length LP. Engineered and produced by Mike McInnis and mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering (2012).

The Masters of Fine Arts in Intermedia at the University of Maine provides substantial advanced study for individuals interested in interdisciplinary study in the arts. The program emphasizes intensive development of students’ creative and innovative abilities through a diverse engagement with multiple research processes, critical thinking skills and creative production tools and technologies. The visiting artist series supports and reflects the wide variety of disciplines represented by the program including but not limited to, Art, New Media, Theater, Dance, Philosophy, Art History, Engineering, Communications, Media Studies, Music, Psychology, Natural Sciences, and others.

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