Maine Masters series to run on MPBN

Posted July 07, 2010, at 7:08 p.m.

Part of a series about Maine artists will run starting Saturday, July 10, on Maine Public Broadcasting Network television stations.

The Maine Masters Project video series, an award-winning project sponsored by the Union of Maine Visual Artists, will kick off with “Stephen Pace: Maine Master” at 11:30 a.m. July 10 and 10 p.m. Thursday, July 15.

“Dahlov Ipcar: Maine Master” and “Lois Dodd: Maine Master” will broadcast from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 21, and from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 22.

The broadcasts are part of a new series, Maine Community Films, which is co-sponsored by MPBN and the Maine Film & Video Association.

The Maine Masters Project is on postproduction on a new episode about Beverly Hallam and soon will release “David Larson: Maine Master.” The project recently received a $15,000 grant from the Falcon Foundation to begin work on a documentary about Joseph Fiore. Other Maine Masters projects in the works include Fred Woell, Ashley Bryan, William Irvine, Cabot Lyford, David Driskell, Carlo Pittore and Emily Nelligan.

In collaboration with Maine College of Art, the Maine Masters Project is producing a short documentary “Stephen Pace: The Good News Painter” to be permanently installed at the Pace House, MECA’s new center in Stonington.

For information about the Maine Masters Project, go to