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UMaine Student Art Exhibition "Be, Make, Do"

ORONO - Lord Hall on the University of Maine Orono campus was busy as dozens viewed over 100 pieces of art featured at the 'Be, Make, Do' exhibition.


The gallery, featuring a variety of media like painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography, drew in dozens during its opening night.


More than 400 pieces by 125 students were considered for the exhibition this year, all planned and created in the Wyeth Family Studio Art Center on campus.


"We opened the new building last September, and what we're seeing is that there's an exuberance in the work," Michael Grillo, Chair of the Department of Art, says. "We're seeing the ability to make things on a scale and size which we have not been able to do before."


"The art department and the art students work really hard to put on this show," Brittany, a student who has her art on display, says. "You have different contexts of sculptures, different forms of paintings that have taken so long to put together. It's great to show that off to the community."


More than 50 awards were handed out Friday night recognizing the best in show along with the excellence of students in various art classes.


The exhibition is free and open to the public which runs through May 2.


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