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The Role of Art in Community

Personal item displayed at art exhibit such as keys, candy bar, buttons, darts -- from Lewiston shootings
Tanja Hollander

A number of art exhibits taking place in Maine highlight the role that art can play in helping individuals and communities heal and grow stronger. We’ll hear from artists about their work--and about current exhibits that have interactive components. One such exhibit features items from Lewiston-area community members that represent memories and healing, in the wake of the shootings last October.

Tanja Hollander, artist who works with photography, video, social media and data; her current exhibit is “The Ephemera Project” as part of an exhibit on labor at Maine Mill in Lewiston
Peter Bruun, artist, writer, creator, cultural organizer; he is working with Waterville Createson “Together,”a month of exhibitions and workshops focusing on the positive impact art can have on a community

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Pamela Moulton, immersive public artistwhose work "Beneath the Forest, Beneath the Sea" has been featured at Payson Park in Portland, commissioned by TempoArt
Adriana Cavalcanti, artist originally from Brazil; her work explores environmental issues and sustainability; a recent project about recycling, “The Power of Rejected Things,” involved the community in Orono

As mentioned on the show: Dancing For Joy by The Mythmakers will be featured in Portland's Back Cove starting in June 2024; it will be a large installation of bamboo sculptures of egrets

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