Susan Smith merges her interests as landscaper, painter, creator of environments, and social activist into her current practice. Our basic need for security is at the root of Smith’s work, recently taking the form of an installation in which 700 participants created their own ideas of home. Using objects from shuttered businesses, abandoned and foreclosed houses, as well as from the landscape that surrounds them, Smith creates installations and participatory performance events.
Graduating IMFA students put on an annual exhibition called Without Borders Festival. The Intermedia MFA department at the University of Maine is pleased to present the 10th annual Without Borders Festival. The exhibit runs from August 9 to September 27th, 2013 in the Lord Hall Gallery and features the work of seven graduating MFA students.
The IMRC Center houses the IMFA Graduate studios. It strengthens the MFA students’ ability to pursue their research and creative activities, as well as to work in collaboration with business and industry throughout Maine.