Students in the Maine Media College Professional Certificate Program will celebrate their graduation Thursday, May 26 with public film screenings, a photography exhibition and an artists’ reception, all in the village. The Maine Media College Photography Exhibition will run Monday through Friday, May 23 through 27 at Maine Media Gallery, 18 Central St. Regular gallery hours will be 1 to 5 p.m. beginning Wednesday, May 25.

May 26 events

Film screenings take place in the Union Hall Theatre, on the second floor of 2 Central St., from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Viewers will enjoy the extraordinary filmmaking work of Tejasvi Bhalla, Helena Cerovic, Cole Christine and Sabrina Garnett. The photography exhibition reception will follow immediately, just up the street at Maine Media Gallery, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Students Ruth Dudley-Carr, Lottie Hedley, Susan Landmann, Kim Miller and Jenny Sinclair share prints that are the culmination of their photographic study in Maine.

The Midcoast community has had a great impact on the students’ experience during their academic year, particularly for the film students who receive support from many business and property owners with props and locations. Student films feature a number of talented Midcoast actors including Tod Widdecombe of South Thomaston, Scott Anthony Smith of Brooks Stephanie McAllister of Washington and Tim Sullivan of Rockland.

Maine Media College, the academic arm of the renowned Maine Media Workshops, offers a 30-week Professional Certificate program and a three-year Master of Fine Arts degree program in the fields of photography, film and multimedia. For more information about Maine Media College, visit mainemedia.edu;  send email to info@mainemedia.edu; or call 877-577-7700.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.