PANEL: From self portrait to selfie. Need to be seen.


Engine examines the evolution of the image of self in art and of “selfie” in society

Thursday, July 10 at 6pm at Engine

Biddeford, ME – As part of the exhibition SELF/selfie: a visual investigation into the reflection of self, Engine will host a panel discussion entitled, “From self portrait to selfie. Need to be seen” on Thursday, July 10, at 6pm in its exhibition space at 265 Main Street in Biddeford. The panel will include the exhibition curator Donna McNeil, social media guru Rob Gould of Social Social, MECA ‘14 graduate and creator of #ProjectSelfiePride Sabrina Volante, writer of BlackGirlinMaine Shay Stewart-Bouley, Curator of Contemporary and Modern Art at the Portland Museum of Art Jessica May and Julie Longua Peterson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at University of New England. The panel will be moderated by Joshua Bodwell, co-founder of Engine and director of the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance.

The exhibition SELF/selfie features 2D and 3D work by Cig Harvey, Jonathan Laurence, Aaron Stephan (courtesy of Aucocisco Galleries, Portland, ME), Julie K. Gray, Alan Magee, Nancy Andrews, Joseph Nicoletti, Alison Hildreth, Nathan Eldridge, Mark Wethli, Deborah Randall, Gina Siepel, David Wolfe and Shoshannah White. The exhibition opens May 30 and will run through Saturday, July 19. Visit for artist biographies. selfie includes “selfies” submitted by the international community via Instagram tagged with #SELFtheshow. View all the submissions on Tumblr at