Arts Education Day

March 16, 2014

State House, Augusta, April 2


Please join us for Arts Education Day….

8:30 – 9:00 am            Music and National Anthem performed by the Bangor Children’s Choir

9:00 am – Noon          Exhibits in Hall of Flags

Noon – 1:00 pm          Program and Awards Ceremony

Welcome and Introduction by Peter Alexander, Executive Director, Maine Alliance for Arts Education

Choral Selection: Bangor Children’s Choir, Robert Ludwig, Conductor

Introduction by Stephen Wicks, Chair, MAAE

Remarks and Presentation of Proclamation [and/or Joint Resolution]:  Senate President Justin Alfond

Introduction by Joan Staffiere, Board Member, MAAE

Poetry Reading: (Martin Steingesser’s student poets)

Remarks: Zack Fisher, student representative, MAAE board

Remarks: Jeff M. Poulin, Arts Education Program Coordinator • Americans for the Arts

Introduction by Elizabeth Watson, Chair emeritus, MAAE

Remarks: Senator Emily Cain

Presentation of Awards:

Distinguished School Leadership Award and the Bill Bonyun Artist/ Educator Award

Remarks: Argy Nestor, Maine Arts Commission

Closing remarks by Peter Alexander

Choral Selection: Bangor Children’s Choir, Robert Ludwig, Conductor

Feel free to explore the exhibits of leading Maine arts organizations before and after the ceremony.IMG_0775



  1. Is there a place I can find more information about this event? Google can’t find it, if so! (is it free, who is invited/is it geared towards… i found an image that said “let your legislators know how important the arts are” or something similar… I’m wondering about that. Is the turnout itself the advocacy piece, or is there something else to it? Thanks!!!

  2. Information about tomorrow’s Arts Ed day at the Hall of Flags in the State House in Augusta is located at http://maineartsed.org/.
    I hope to see you there!

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