Art Gallery at UNE in Portland opens “Maine Women Pioneers III – Homage,”

Installation by Ling-Wen Tsai

The Art Gallery at UNE in Portland has opened “Maine Women Pioneers III – Homage,” which runs through March 3. The exhibition of Paintings & Sculpture, Photography & New Media, Works on Paper & Installations is co-curated by Anne B. Zill, Gael May McKibben, and Andres A. Verzosa. This exhibition is the third on this subject in the history of this Art Gallery and will strive for a national impact in the definition of the leading Maine women art pioneers of our age. Homage is the second of four exhibitions honoring 50 living Maine Women Pioneers. Homage highlights veteran artists who are powerful examples of career and lifelong original creative accomplishment, ahead of the curve without resting on their laurels. Some of the artists are well known and others who are less so deserve our attention, admiration and respect. There will be a Conversation with the Artists 5-7 p.m. Jan. 17. For more information visit