AUBURN – Central Maine Community College invites the public and college community to join students in its Approaches to Art course this semester to hear local artists talk about their work.

Each artist will show slides representing work in progress, as well as finished art pieces, and will reveal their thoughts on the creative process. All presentations are free and open to the public.

Jonathan Mess will be the first guest artist in the series. He will appear at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, in Room 201, Jalbert Hall.

A native of Columbus, Ohio, Mess studied art at the University of Toledo. He received a BFA in studio art at the University of Montana. He resides in Buckfield and teaches sculpture, ceramics and other art courses at Leavitt Area High School.

Mess was commissioned to do an installation for the Blaine House Conference on the Creative Economy in May 2004 at the Bates Mill in Lewiston. More on Mess can be found on his Web site, www.artmess.net.

Other artists scheduled to participate include Martha Boardman, Arla Patch, Anthony Shostak, Sue Lalemand and Lori Christmastree.


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