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Maine researchers discover increased carbon dioxide enhances plankton growth – opposite of what was expected

Coccolithophore blooms photographed from a far and up close. Photo Credits: Ocean Ecology Laboratory, Ocean Biology Processing Group NASA Goddard Space Center. Science study reports that coccolithophores’ abundance has increased by an order of magnitude since 1960s, significantly changing the ocean’s garden. Coccolithophores—tiny calcifying plants that are part of the foundation of the marine food web—have been increasing in relative […]

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Portland’s Telling Room earns Maine youth immigrant White House writing award

Excerpts from an article by Darren Fishell, in the BDN On Thursday morning, 18-year-old author Ibrahim Shkara didn’t have to keep the secret anymore: He’s heading to the White House on Tuesday. Shkara is one of about 90 students accepted into nonprofit The Telling Room’s special writing program to help young immigrants and refugees in the Portland area improve their […]

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Maine Landscape Art of Ramona du Houx – November 2015 exhibit

Ramona du Houx uses the camera with a painter’s eye. The technique she discovered back in 1979, in New York, uses movement to create a sense of wonder through colors, textures, memories, and the seasons. Everything within the photographic viewfinder becomes visibly interconnected when objects merge with the motion of the camera as the image, the “lightgraph,” is taken. “Moving the camera like a paint brush can create a sense of being personally close to an object through colors, textures, memories, and the seasons. Landscapes show this well because of their never-ending vastness that somehow surrounds us in an embrace. For me landscapes inspire contemplation, and patience. That and the sensation of being at home, welcomed by nature’s warmth,” said […]

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Dahlov Ipcar’s recent paintings on exhibit at the Frost Gully Gallery in Freeport

Dahlov Ipcar’s recent work is on view at the Frost Gully Gallery from November 16 until December 28. The 98 year old artist still paints in a style she calls “non-intellectual cubism,” with vibrant colors. Ipcar’s paintings come from her imagination. She conjures exotic animals that she’s never seen and paints them in nature’s rhythm to vibrant backgrounds that captivate […]

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Four Seasons by Stefan Pastuhov at Camden Falls Gallery

Camden Falls Gallery in Camden is pleased to feature “Four Seasons With Stefan Pastuhov.” As a followup to last winter’s “Snowed in With Stefan,” these paintings capture Maine across all the seasons. Local plein air painter Stefan Pastuhov is an avid outdoorsman who loves the beauty of changing light and seasons. “You don’t have to go far to find beautiful […]

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Bowdoin exhibit: “Earth Matters: Land as Material + Metaphor in the Arts of Africa”

“Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa” opened at Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick on October 15. The exhibit will run through March 6, 2016. “We are proud to bring this important exhibition of African art to Bowdoin College,” said Bowdoin College Museum of Art Co-Director, Anne Collins Goodyear. “It provides an important […]

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Technology, Science, Art, and Education Mingle in Celebration of Maine Marine Microbes

Marine microbes produce half the oxygen we breathe. They are the base of the food chain, and without them the food source for billions of people would be threatened. Microbes also offer the potential for discoveries of new pharmaceuticals, nutritional supplements and fuel sources and the potential to mitigate the effects of climate change. They also are stunningly beautiful. The […]

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Pianos in Bangor, Maine parks great for the community

Pianos in Bangor installed in various Maine parks are proving to be great for the community. One was installed by a group called the Kindness Project in September, while the others are part of the city’s “Artober” month-long art event. Bangor partnered with a non-profit arts incubator called Launchpad for the project. The group worked with Maine artists to get […]

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Photographic landscapes with the painters lense of Ramona du Houx

Ramona du Houx uses the camera with a painter’s eye. The technique she discovered back in 1979, in New York, uses movement to create a sense of wonder through colors, textures, memories, and the seasons. Everything within the photographic viewfinder becomes visibly interconnected when objects merge with the motion of the camera as the image, the “lightgraph,” is taken. “Moving […]

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Photographic series: People at Work- The Low Wage Earners of Maine by Jeff Kirlin

This documentary following photographic series, People at Work: The Low Wage Earners of Maine, which depicts some of our fellow neighbors who work for the state’s minimum wage of just $7.50 an hour. The dedicated photographer, Jeff Kirlin, works in his free time documenting them. This is just a sample from his series. “The photography project was started after I […]