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Two Weeks Left

September 20, 2016

Register today for the MICA and arts ed conferences

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CREATIVITY.   INDUSTRY.    ART.   INNOVATION.
The Maine International Conference on the Arts in Lewiston/Auburn
October 6-7, 2016

Don’t miss your chance to network, work, and learn with artists, arts organizations, arts educators, community developers and policymakers from throughout Maine.

  • CLICK HERE for the full schedule
  • Opening Reception & Keynote: Thursday, October 6, 4:30 p.m. at the Gendron Franco Center. Poet,  essayist, advocate, and Vice President of the Office of Diversity at Bates College  Crystal Williams. Williams will speak on “Practical Approaches to Creating Impact: Getting to Cultural Equity.”
  • Celebrate Lewiston/Auburn’s vibrant creative culture and industries Thursday evening visiting downtown local artist studios in an Art Crawl; enjoying some of your favorite show tunes and getting behind the scenes in Maine’s oldest community theater, the Community Little Theater in Auburn; or attending a poetry reading at the Lewiston Public Library in which Maine’s Poet Laureate Stuart Kestenbaum will be joined by some of the diversely talented, poetry slam-winning students from Edward Little High School in Lewiston.
  • Friday morning Idea Lab featuring five of Maine’s most innovative artists
  • 20 breakout sessions focused on the skills and discussions you say you need and want to strengthen the arts in Maine. Workshop sessions are offered in each of the priority areas of the Commission’s 5-year Cultural Plan: Leveraging Investment, Visibility for Arts & Culture, Arts Education & Lifelong Learning, Cultural Tourism, and Building Capacity.

More than a dozen pop-up performances showcasing Maine talent
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The October 6 focus will be arts education with Cheryl Hulteen ” “Teaching Artful Practice/Practice Artful Teaching”. Cheryl is the author of YES YES GOOD: The heART of Teaching.

DESCRIPTION of CHERYL’S SESSION
Arts teaching professionals have much to share in their partnership to create personal artful pathways for students to express and explore creative voice through the arts. Using the Multiple Intelligences Theory, join us in a collaboration defining, exploring, celebrating and understanding different practices of artful teaching. We will build a learning community that reflects the role the arts play in everything we do, teach and learn by strengthening the creative exchanges of artful process and practice-defining, exploring, celebrating and
understanding different practices of artful teaching. We will build a learning community that reflects the role the arts play in everything we do, teach and learn by strengthening the creative exchanges of artful process and practice.

The arts education conference takes place at the Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston, 11:30 am – 4:00 pm, $40 (includes lunch). For details CLICK HERE. For registration CLICK HERE.

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