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Without Borders VIII: Breaking Ground

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ORONO - The University of Maine's Intermedia Master of Fine Arts exhibit, Without Borders VIII: Breaking Ground, will be available to the public through Sept. 16 in the Lord Hall gallery on campus.

The recently-opened exhibit is free from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. A closing reception is scheduled for Sept. 15 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

This year's Without Borders features the thesis work of the first graduating class from the Intermedia Master of Fine Arts program: John Bell, Richard Corey, Ryan Guerrero, Bethany Engstrom, Matthew Leavitt and Justin Taylor. The exhibition presents a variety of art that exists "between" traditional art forms, and includes installation, variable media, sound art and community-based graffiti.

"The Without Borders exhibition this year is very exciting for me, not only does this present the first full class of graduating University of Maine MFA students in Intermedia, but also the nature and breadth of the work itself is really remarkable," said Owen Smith, director of the IMFA.

"What is a clear is that, if nurtured, creativity can take almost any form, and what I keep coming back to is that although the work presented is very divergent, there is a wonderful and strong sense of what is possible in, or through an intermedia approach," he added.

The three-year Intermedia MFA program provides graduate students an opportunity to engage in innovative, creative and theoretical work in a flexible program that encourages individual development within an interdisciplinary context. Since 2004, the Without Borders Contemporary Arts Festival has presented a wide range of ideas focused on exploring the spaces between culture, art, science and technology by regional, national and international artists engaged in reexamining the nature of creative production.

More information on the exhibit is available at www.withoutbordersfest.org. Information about the Intermedia MFA can be found at www.intermediamfa.org.

Last modified on Wednesday, 14 December 2011 14:42

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