Makers at the Hall is a lecture series held at Mechanics’ Hall on the last Wednesday of the month from January to May and September through November. Each talk is presented by a local Maine maker, a master of their craft. In an inviting and relaxed atmosphere, Mechanics’ Hall members and friends learn about a specific discipline and the triumphs and challenges of the speaker’s engagement with their medium. Past speakers have been Nick and David Wallace of Wallace Pipe Organs, Pandora LaCasse, Pilar Nadal of Pickwick Press, and Jonathan Cooper Luthier among many more. This is the program’s third year. It is administered by the Mechanics’ Hall programming committee and funded by membership donations. We are currently looking for sponsors as well as volunteers for the 2019 season. Please email us at email@example.com.
Watch videos of past lectures through our member page on Portland Media Center’s website.
Upcoming Speaker: Arthur Fink
Wednesday, May 29th – Making a Photograph with dance photographer Arthur Fink. A photograph appears to be made in an instant, with the press of a shutter. But Arthur will break through this illusion showing us some of the scenes that caught his eye and the set of images he took for them: each seeming closer to the picture he had imagined. He will reveal the editing process that identified one frame to use, and finally, the cropping and other changes he made.
Please note: This will not be a technical talk.
FREE for MCMA members, $5 general admission. 7:00PM. Elevator access to second floor library.
2019 Program Schedule
So Old It’s New Again
Johanna & Steve Corman
Vena’s Fizz House: When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade, Add Vodka
Nick Kaufmann & Mark Wakefield
User Experience Design/Civic Technology
John Sundling of Plant Office
the Specifics of Time,
Place & Chance
Making a Photograph
Graphic Design & Marketing
Fine Art Jewelry
Video Below: Makers at the Hall with Pandora LaCasse – September 2018.