Archive for April 12th, 2013

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In Today’s News

April 12, 2013

Arts Alive!

Annually at Dirigo Elementary School students have the opportunity to exhibit and perform their learning from their art and music education classes. Art teacher Karen Thayer is responsible for the organization of the annual Arts Alive event. Music teacher Scott Dunbar said the aim was to bring cultural awareness to the students, visually and musically.

Students performed songs from several other countries and created artwork influenced by student learning of artists and history around the world. The artwork will be on display until May.

You can read about the event and see photos in the River Valley Sun Journal, April 11 by clicking here. Included are photos of 2nd grade sun flowers inspired by Van Gogh.

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MAEA Awards Ceremony

April 12, 2013

University of Maine Museum of Art

DSC00584Suzanne Goulet from the Maine Art Education Association awards committee planned a party that celebrated the outstanding work that goes on in visual arts classrooms across the state. Not only did we celebrate good teaching but we had a great time. The event was held at the University of Maine Museum of Art in Bangor Friday, April 5.

Four teachers were recognized for their contributions that spanned the last 3 decades.

  • Middle Level Art Educator of the Year: Susan L. Beaulier, Ashland Schools
  • Elementary Art Educator of the Year: Cathy Grisby, SAD #61
  • Outstanding Service to the Profession: Stephanie Leonard, Bangor Schools
  • Maine Art Educator of the Year: Sandy J. Brennan, Wells Schools

DSC00602In the near future each teacher will have a post dedicated to them so you can learn more about their contributions to Arts education.

A great big thank you to the University of Maine Museum of Art, Director and Curator George Kinghorn and Education Coordinator Eva Wagner for hosting the event! Everyone enjoyed the artwork, the food, and especially the company!

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