The University of Maine at Fort Kent's Blake Library Gallery will feature artwork by artist Mira Michaud. The exhibition, Collective Unconsciousness, will be on display through Friday, October 28.
Michaud has been painting and creating pieces of art since a very young age. She always has painted landscapes and still life paintings in oils, but for the last two years she has become a painter of abstract expressionism.
An opening reception will be held at the UMFK Blake Library Gallery on Friday, October 14 from 4 to 6 p.m. to meet and greet the artist.
“I am an intuitive artist. My art expresses the powers abiding in the universe and the collective unconsciousness of the human condition. I create from the thoughts, images, and emotions evocated in the dreaming mind. The majority of my art work has a bright flow to it,” noted Michaud.
Michaud was born in Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada and was raised in Madawaska, Maine. She is a French Acadian descended from one of the first families to settle in the St. John Valley watershed. She has lived in many different places. Michaud graduated from Madawaska High School in 1985 and joined the U.S. Army the same year. During her time in the Army, Michaud spent two years in Germany, where she loved to explore different castles and other historic sites.
Michaud earned an associate degree from Northern Maine Community College in 1991. Michaud currently is a UMFK student enrolled in the behavioral science program and will graduate in 2013 with a bachelor of science degree.
Michaud’s exhibit may be viewed during regular library hours. For more information on the exhibit, contact Sofia Birden, gallery curator, at 834-7527.