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MAAE-Bill Bonyun Award

December 15, 2010


Maine Alliance for Arts Education (MAAE) annually presents the Bill Bonyun Artist/Educator award to a deserving individual. Last week in Ellsworth at the Maine Community Foundation (MCF) office Carol Trimble, Executive Director of the MAAE, presented this years award to Cathy Melio. Cathy has been a champion for arts education. While working at the Center for Maine Contemporary Artd she created the program, Fear No Art, and took the program to many schools, teachers and community organizations. She provided guidance while working at the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport and now in her new position at the MCF she applies her knowledge to her role as Program Officer.

Carol Trimble, Cathy Melio, Argy Nestor, and MAAE board members Shirley Stenberg and Elizabeth Watson


The award in Bill’s honor

The Bill Bonyun Artist/Educator Award, will be given to an artist, parent, community member or teacher who is making a positive impact on arts education through significant contributions to the arts in our schools. This honoree will have shown outstanding commitment and dedicated service in arts education, exemplified talent and professionalism as an artist or arts advocate, and been an inspiration to students, teachers, and the community. Bill Bonyun was a life-long arts educator and folk singer whose memory lives on in this award and in the memories of the many people he touched with his talent and personality.

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