January 2017

Biddeford to Become Second Art All Around Community

By |January 31st, 2017|

PORTLAND, Maine (January 31, 2017)— Maine Center for Creativity (MCC) announced that Biddeford will become the second Art All Around community, joining Westbrook for 2017 in an initiative that brings large-scale collaborative art making into the streets of cities and towns around Maine.

Art All Around is MCC’s signature program, which was revived and reimagined in […]

September 2016

MCC and PMA Bring Modern Master Tim Rollins Home to Maine

By |September 16th, 2016|

Unveiling of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, by Tim Rollins and K.O.S.

2016 Nelson Social Justice Fund Lecture

Portland Museum of Art | September 16, 2016


Introductory remarks

Craig Collins, Maine Center for Creativity Executive Director

(with thanks to PMA Chief Curator Jessica May)


“Thank you Mark for the kind introduction, thank you for bringing all of us together here at the […]

August 2016

Westbrook Officials Kick Off Statewide Downtown Art Initiative

By |August 5th, 2016|

WESTBROOK, Maine (August 5, 2016)— Westbrook and state officials gathered today for the unveiling of Art All Around, a ten-day, community-conceived and created public art installation in Westbrook’s Blue Note Park. Comprised of thousands of hand-crafted art pieces, the installation is the culmination of three months of citizen art-making by Westbrook residents, which re-launches Maine […]

April 2016

Art All Around Recycles Everyday Materials to Transform Maine’s Downtowns

By |April 29th, 2016|

PORTLAND, Maine (April 29, 2016)— The Maine Center for Creativity (MCC) relaunched its signature Art All Around program recently with the first of a series of open-to-the-public collaborative art workshops in Westbrook. The re-imagined initiative is designed to engage communities in creating collaborative art installations and contribute to economic development in select Maine cities and […]

September 2015

Maine Center for Creativity Names New Executive Director

By |September 28th, 2015|

PORTLAND, Maine (Sept. 28, 2015)—The Maine Center for Creativity (MCC) announced on Saturday that its new executive director will be former United Nations Peace and Development Advisor Craig Collins. Collins’ appointment is the culmination of a six-month executive search that attracted over 50 applicants from 30 states.

“Craig was chosen from a group of excellent candidates […]

Maine Center for Creativity Welcomes New Leadership

By |September 2nd, 2015|

PORTLAND, Maine (September 2, 2015)—Maine Center for Creativity has appointed new officers to its board of directors and elected several new members.

Joe Porta, Partner at CBRE | The Boulos Company, was named president of the board and succeeds Jamie Morin, who continues on the board. Porta specializes in investment transactions and is a recipient of […]