University of New England - Innovation for a Healthier Planet

Sights & Sounds of Other Realms

Sights & Sounds of Other Realms

October 29, 2022

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Portland Campus Art Gallery & Ludke Auditorium

Join us for a free photography exhibit & band concert featuring photographer Michael Kolster’s exhibition “Home & Other Realms” as well as music by the Southern Maine New Horizon’s Band directed by Nina Anderson.

Pre-Registration is required. Information on parking and other instructions will be sent by email.


This two‐part exhibition highlights the recent work of photographer Michael Kolster in a solo exhibition, “Home and Other Realms”, in conversation with work from the Stephen K. Halpert Collection of Photography. An amalgam of three disnct series—self‐portraits; architectural photographs of Lewiston’s urban center; and photographs of the artist’s son, Calvin, who has multiple disabilities—“Home and Other Realms” touches on themes of the visualization of self; neurodiversity; and family connections & domesticity.

The exhibit includes text by Kolster’s wife, writer Christy Shake, describing the challenges of caring for their non‐neurotypical child. The concurrent show of work from the Stephen K. Halpert Collection of Photography, including recent acquisitions, complements “Home and Other Realms” with a selection of photography organized by Curator of Photography Stephen Halpert.

Artist Michael Kolster and curator Stephen Halpert will present short talks about their work at this event!

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Under director Nina Anderson, the Southern Maine New Horizons Band welcomes musicians from the greater Portland area to share their love for instrumental scores in shared fellowship and public performances at venues throughout Southern Maine.

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Tom Meuser

Center for Excellence in Aging and Health