October 9, 2014 - January 15, 2015
Portland Campus Art Gallery
Featured guest: UNE professor Noah Perlut
Coyote Connections features works by 31 Maine artists celebrating the Coyote and its relationships with the wild, the land, fellow wildlife, prey, families—mates, pups and parents—and with us humans as well. Included are sculpture, drawings, photographs, prints and paintings created in styles both figurative and abstract. Our Native People have revered the Coyote for its ancient wisdom, spirituality and wily adaptability—the trickster. These works of art capture the coyote’s play, pain and joy as well as its connection to urban dwellers, rural folk and farmers, those who hear Coyote’s song and those who don’t.
Co-curated by conservation biologist, Geri Vistein and Anne B. Zill, the exhibition includes works by Susan Amons, Donna Asmussen, Michael Boardman, Mary Brennan, Sandra Crowell, Evelyn Dean, Evelyn Dunphy, Kathleen Fox, Anne Garland, Melissa Glendinning, Gretchen Halpert, Forest Hart, Carolyn Heasly, Glenn Hines, Janice Kasper, Richard Brown Lethem, Jacqueline Maloney, Mark McCollough, Judith Mitchell, Leslie Moore, Linda Murray, Jean Noon, Mary Beth Owens, Rebekah Raye, Jessica Rhys, Linda Shepard, Elizabeth Starr, Gwen Sylvester, Lisa Tremblay, Helen Warren and Carole Whelan.
October 14 | 7 p.m.: Montsweag Musicians: The Music of the Wild and Free—Coyote
October 23 | 5-6:30 p.m.: Cynthia Simon: Encounters with Coyote: One Woman’s Journey
October 26 | 1-2 p.m.: Songdog Puppeteers: Coyote and the Boy Ben Puppet Show
November 5 | 5-6:30 p.m.: Conservation biologist Geri Vistein: Coyote—America’s Songdog
December 16 | 5-6:30 p.m.: Artists’ Holiday Panel Discussion
January 15 | 5-6:30 p.m.: Performance by Vera Francis, Passamaquoddy educator, environmental activist, storyteller