Wednesday April 23rd 2014

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Prom dresses Mainers wore in 1989: A fabulous, gold lame retrospective (take notes, teens)

Prom dresses Mainers wore in 1989: A fabulous, gold lame retrospective (take notes, teens)

Fashion,From the archives,Slideshow

There's something about prom that brings out the worst in fashion. Maybe it's the YOLO effect? Prom is both ephemeral and everlasting. Ephemeral in that it's 3 hours of dancing, everlasting in that your mother is never letting go of those prints. She will hold them over your head for as long as she lives. Us too. Portland Press Herald keeps our archival prints of proms of years past.[...]

Maine filmmakers get real with indie drama ‘Beneath the Harvest Sky’

Maine filmmakers get real with indie drama 'Beneath the Harvest Sky'

Do this,Film

"Beneath the Harvest Sky," an already-acclaimed coming-of-age film set in Aroostook County made by Maine filmmakers, will have its U.S. premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival and select theaters in Maine.[...]

Maine chef going mobile for Good Shepherd Food Bank

Maine chef going mobile for Good Shepherd Food Bank

Do Good,Eat/Drink

Chef Matt Brown runs a food truck with a serious mission — raising awareness about hunger and funds to help end it — while serving "nutritious food in a fun and delicious way."[...]

Your selfie is a masterpiece: See it at Engine’s next art exhibit in Biddeford

Your selfie is a masterpiece: See it at Engine's next art exhibit in Biddeford

Art,Do this,Free stuff

Engine in Biddeford is compiling a bunch of selfies for an art show — yes, you could walk into a Biddeford art gallery and see your own face framed as art. All you have to do is add the hashtag #SELFtheshow to one of your selfies on Instagram (or Twitter or Tumblr) before May 19.[...]

This week: Blue Wrap Project turns scratchy hospital robes into gorgeous gowns

This week: Blue Wrap Project turns scratchy hospital robes into gorgeous gowns

Art,Do Good,Fashion

Hospitals cover beds with blue wrap, but Judy is one of several artists creating fashion out of the junk. It's to benefit a South Portland-based nonprofit that collects medical waste and ships it to countries that could use it.[...]

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