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  • Bangor Media Collective 3:56 pm on June 20, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    June Photo Contest Winners: Outside My Door 

    Here are the winners of our June Photo Contest in collaboration with The Maine Edge alternative newspaper.

    ➊ Skye Woods

    Skye Woods

    Skye Woods’ photo had excellent composition and texture, as well as an original choice of subject matter. The monochromatic medium works well because of the strong composition.

    ➋ Tony St. Pierre

    Tony St. Pierre

    A beautiful panoramic photo from an artist who specializes in this type of photography.

    ➌ Holly Wells


    Holly Wells

    Photo committee member Martin Chartrand said: “I like the tight composition, the way the colors and textures of the tree are pictured that give it an intense energy, and the clear fit with the theme by being something you could only see outdoors.”

    Thank you all for your submissions! We hope to see even more diverse talent in July.

  • Bangor Media Collective 4:25 pm on May 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Photo Contest Winners Chosen 

    We had a great time judging the May Photo Contest in collaboration with The Maine Edge alternative newspaper.  Here are the winners.

    ➊ Lily Muscatell


    Lily Muscatell, "Tiny"

    We loved Lily’s photo because it is fun, humorous and lively– great characteristics for a “Spring” photo contest. The yawn perfectly captures that sense of trying to “wake up” after a long… long…  Maine winter.

    ➋ Sandy Olsen

    ” if you don’t know where you are, how do you know where you are going?”

    Sandy Olsen, " if you don't know where you are, how do you know where you are going?"

    This photo was a standout with its beautiful composition and color. I love marshes and ponds in the spring– they’re not the “iconic Maine” of the coastline that everyone flocks to see, but they’re my Maine. This little guy fishing captures the still, quiet damp calm of a Maine spring day.

    ➌ Laura Dunn

    “Daisy with clam diggers; gooserocks beach”

    it's a family thing

    Laura Dunn, "Daisy with clam diggers; gooserocks beach"

    Dunn says that this is “our beloved hen Daisy on an excursion to the beach last weekend.” Daisy does look right at home there.

    We truly enjoyed each and every photo sent to us, and we’ve published more of our favorites in the May photo gallery.

    • Pat 7:49 pm on May 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      GREAT PHOTO! Now you know that is one tame chicken if you can take her to the beach!! She looks right at home too! How many chicken beachcombers has Maine seens on it’s shores? Beachcomber: a person /or a chicken … who searches shore debris for anything of worth!

  • Bangor Media Collective 5:25 pm on May 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Young People Needed for Educational Labor Event 

    Are you a YOUNG WORKER? Do you or someone you know hold an after-school job, or work in retail or restaurants to pay for college, clothes, or rent? 

    Photo by Suzanne Anderson

    Do you want to spend a weekend afternoon in June participating in an amazing, educational, artistic & fun project bringing awareness to the how the labor mural removed from Maine’s Dept. of Labor relates to our lives today?

    Send Zeraph an email at bangorcommunitymedia

    Bangor Media Collective is working with Food AND Medicine and Eastern Maine Labor Council to create a “living” piece of labor history.

    We will raise awareness through this project about the challenges people still face today at work. Six awesome, committed youth are needed for this fun project. To get involved, contact Zeraph at bangorcommunitymedia@gmail.com.

  • Bangor Media Collective 9:16 pm on April 27, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Donate $5 to Heifer International and Win a Necklace by Local Artisan 

    "Passing on the gift": Giving the offspring to others is a key part of Heifer International's strategy.

    Collective member Suzanne Anderson of Yikes! Studio is a polymer clay jewelry artist whose art is fun, elegant and innovative. Her latest project is a fundraiser for the international nonprofit organization Heifer International, whose work empowers women and families with the gift of livestock animals. Suzanne is raffling off a beautiful necklace with beads depicting the faces of women world-wide, expertly caned from polymer clay. A donation of $5 or more enters you to win– and the proceeds help someone find economic security and dignity through ownership of livestock.

    The organization’s website describes their mission this way: “Heifer International is a non-profit organization whose goal is to help end world hunger and poverty through self-reliance & sustainability.” Among organizations that address hunger and opportunities for women, Heifer International is a standout, with measurable successes as well as the less measurable, but immeasurably valuable, experiences of empowerment. Suzanne (of Lucerne, Maine) and I talk about the necklace she is creating as a fundraiser for Heifer. Read the interview!

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