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Dianne Ballon Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MF216

Scope and Contents

Material related to Dianne Ballon's work in Maine.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1976-2008

Conditions Governing Access

For digitized items free from access restrictions, we are working to upload this material (pdfs, mp3s, jpgs) for public access, but it is an ongoing project. If you don’t find what you are looking for here, contact Special Collections (um.library.spc@maine.edu).

Conditions Governing Use

Rights assessment remains the responsibility of the researcher. No known restrictions on material.

Biographical

Dianne Ballon was a visual and audio artist from the 1970s through the 1990s. Her earlier work consisted mostly of visual art, finding her love for audio and sound later on in her career. She received her bachelor's degree in Fine arts from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. Years later she attended the University of Maine at Augusta for Sound Engineering. Ten of her sound works have aired on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered.

She spent much of her career teaching workshops throughout Maine communities and schools. She was awarded an Artist-in-Residency at Shenandoah National Park. These workshops were given to people of all ages, in elementary schools and college campuses. She has taught many workshops in audio production to artists, producers and students. These include: Harvard University Music Department, PRX Podcast Garage, California State University Media Studies, Concordia University in Montreal at a women and sound technology conference, Maine College of Art, and at several Audubon Societies for her field recordings of bird sounds. In the 90s, she served as Chair of the Media Arts Advisory Panel at the Maine Arts Commission.

Extent

4 boxes

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

Box 1: Visual Arts files and early audio ideas files. Box 2: Audio/Sound Works files, Maine Arts Commission Touring Artist Books. Box 3: Videos of Scott’s Run Exhibit. Files from: images of Scott’s Run Exhibit and Scott’s Run “book” compilation. Box 4: Journals

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Dianne Ballon
Title
Guide to Dianne Ballon Collection
Status
In Progress
Author
Katrina Wynn
Date
June 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English.

Repository Details

Part of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Repository

Contact:
5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States
207.581.1686