Monday, October 19, 2009

Amy Franceschini Will Speak at MECA Wednesday

Amy Franceschini will speak at the Maine College of Art on Wednesday as part of the Maine Arts Commission's Public Art Lecture Series. This event is free and open to the public. The talk begins,in Osher Hall, at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, October 21.

Amy Franceschini is a pollinator who creates formats for exchange and production that question and challenge the social, cultural and environmental systems that surround her. An overarching theme in her work is a perceived conflict between humans and nature. Her projects reveal the ways that local politics are affected by globalization. In 1995, Amy founded Futurefarmers, an international collective of artists. In 2004, Amy co-founded Free Soil, an international collective of artists, activists, researchers, and gardeners who work together to propose alternatives to the social, political and environmental organization of space. Free Soil has exhibited internationally and received funding from the Danish Arts Council, and Zero One, San Jose to create temporary public art projects. Amy’s solo and collaborative work have been exhibited internationally at ZKM, Whitney Museum, the New York Museum of Modern Art and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. She received her BFA from San Francisco State University and her MFA from Stanford University. Amy is a professor of Art + Architecture at the University of San Francisco and a visiting artist at California College of the Arts Fine Arts Graduate program.

Full details of this talk and the entire series are available on


Laurie said...

Amy's presentation was fantastic! She is an inspiration to artists and to those of us who believe the arts can make a positive difference in communities, both small and large. Thank you MAC for supporting her visit. _laurie

Maine Arts Commission said...

Thank you Laurie.
We are pleased with how well this lecture series was received.