Maine
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
pamela moulton

Prolific collaborator, as both teacher and artist, Pamela Moulton tries to foster an ethos of generosity and creative exchange through her public engagement work. Making art and exhibiting for over 30 years in places as far away as the National Museum in Albania where she worked alongside orphaned gypsy children, or India where her projects involved recycling lords in the Mumbai slums, these experiences informed Pamela’s work. She understood the universal need for creative multi-sensory interaction for mind, body, and spirit.  When playfulness meets a myriad of materials, magic happens.

Today, Pamela is impassioned by her collaborations with dementia sufferers partnered with University students, marveling at the elder’s spontaneity and their need for joyful creative stimulation.  Pamela’s collaborative process engages community through intergenerational workshops, inspired by her personal projects, where together elements are created that are incorporated into a larger installation, becoming a shared community work of art.

 

Pamela grew up in Maine, earning her undergraduate degree from UVM and Villa Arson, Nice, France in 1984. Residing in France for 23 years with her husband and son, she earned her MFA from the Ecole Superieure d’Art in Aix en Provence, with further training in choreography and education at the IUFM in Blois. Pamela’s work veered to collaborative large-scale community projects including: a traveling multi-sensorial museum, costume and set design for a contemporary circus, public engagement professor for international programs, and residencies in over 100 schools where she created ephemeral and permanent public works of art with schools and communities. Pamela was awarded prestigious cultural grants from the Conseil Regional, to bring contemporary art into rural France through her non-profit, Enfancillages. She opened an experimental gallery called, “La Bouchery” where she curated exhibitions for two years.

 

Returning to Maine 8 years ago, Pamela was honored to receive the Maine Arts Commission’s Visual Arts Fellowship in 2016, several artist project grants, Kindling Fund Grant in 2020 and numerous residencies. She presently teaches contemporary art to University students partnered with elders living with dementia and uses her art practice to advocate for seniors. Summers, she is privileged to manage the Hewnoaks Artist Colony in Western, Maine where she cultivates creative relationships, supports artists, and dedicates herself to her own art practice.

Additional Links: 
Created for Elders suffering with dementia- Work of art is modular and 1000's of pieces may rearranged. Some pieces are musical, other smell like balsam.
My intergenerational projects help advocate for Seniors.
Several videos from studios

I Have Worked With

  • September 2015 to April 2020

    Co-facilatate Intergenerational class: Partnering with Elders, where University students are partnered with an elder living with dementia to make contemporary art. Founded an artist residency program in the Heart of the Retirement Community

  • September 2015 to April 2020

    Master Teaching Artist in area schools.

  • August 2018 to April 2020

    I run the Maine Region Scholastics Art Awards from A to Z.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Pamela
Job Title/Position: 
Community Artist
Physical Address: 
11 Dyke Farm Road
South Portland, ME 04106
Last Name: 
Moulton
Phone: 
2074096268

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Sculpture
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Media - Audio / Sound
Visual/Crafts - Experimental
Visual/Crafts - Fiber
Visual/Crafts - Illustration / Drawing
Visual/Crafts - Installation
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Visual/Crafts - Plastic
Visual/Crafts - Sculpture
Visual/Crafts - Textile Weaving
Year Founded: 
1984
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
LGBTQ Populations
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Languages Available: 
French
Italian
Spanish
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Art Sales
Artist Market
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts in Healthcare
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Audio or Video Recording
Community Arts
Consulting - Curatorial Services
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Exhibitions
Professional Development / Training
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - Other
Theater Technical Production
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
3
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Maine Arts Commission Teaching Artist Roster
Maine Arts Commission Creative Aging Roster
Education: 
MFA/DNSAP :Ecole Superieure d'Art d'Aix en Provence 2011
BFA University of Vermont/Villa Arson, Nice France 1984
IUFM Blois: Choreography/Pedagogy "Danse a l'Ecole" 2007-2012
Vermont Studio Center/Johnson State: 1 year of Masters: 1995-1996
Awards: 
Maine Arts Commission Visual Arts Fellow 2016
Kindling Fund Grant 2020
2 Maine Arts Commission Artist Project Grants 2018, 2019
Teaching Artist Excellence French Ministry of Education 2012
Hewnoaks Artist Colony Residency 2016
What About Art Residency 2017
Grant Recipient: Peaks Island Fund 2015
Camac Residency, France, 2011
Grant recipient: Enfancillages: Conseil Regional du Centre, Promoting art in rural France 2011
Laureate Atout Fil, 2003 www.atoutfil.com

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing
My work is multi-sensory. My creative process engages the public, through workshops which are accessible to all ages and all abilities.

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Healthcare Facility
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Communications
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - English as a Second Language
Arts Integration - Foreign Languages
Arts Integration - Health
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Arts Integration - Mathematics
Arts Integration - Physical Education
Arts Integration - Science / Technology / Engineering
Dance
Design
Literature
Media
Music
Theater
Visual/Crafts
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Certifications / Training: 
Certified Teaching artist by the French Ministry of Education
Social Emotional Training through Side x Side
Fee Range Minimum: 
$200
Fee Range Maximum: 
$5,000