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South Portland seamstress Josiane Mutangana

Five Minutes With Josiane Mutangana

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The South Portland seamstress on making home décor that bridges cultures, the symbolism in Rwandan art, and mixing African stories with her daughter’s Paw Patrol books.

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Jana Benitez

Five Minutes With Jana Benitez

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Visual artist Jana Benitez on reclaiming a male-centric genre, the stress-relief kits she keeps around the house, and more.

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Aminata Conteh

Five Minutes With Aminata Conteh

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The Portland metalsmith and Indigo Arts Alliance marketing coordinator on art that honors family, supporting local makers, and good things in small gold packages.

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Five Minutes With Decontie & Brown

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Bangor performance/visual artists Donna Decontie-Brown and Jason K. Brown, of Decontie & Brown, on a spiritually energetic heirloom, a glam DIY, and the evolution of Wabanaki art.

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Avril Williams

Five Minutes With Avril Williams

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The Portland potter/yoga teacher/world traveler on making art on the go, backpack-friendly souvenirs, and furnishing her apartment for $100.

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David Fuller, UMaine Cooperative Extension’s outgoing agriculture expert

Get to Know Maine’s Garlic Guru

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An exit interview with David Fuller, the Cooperative Extension’s outgoing agriculture expert who popularized every Maine gardener’s favorite overwintering crop.

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Evelyn Wong, Portland interdisciplinary artist and founder of Fireball Bookbindery

Five Minutes With Evelyn Wong

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The Portland interdisciplinary artist and founder of Fireball Bookbindery on her high-school side hustle, making art that bridges cultures, and trying water bugs.

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