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In Today’s News

April 17, 2017

Poet Brian Evan-Jones

“I create a blur of color,” said one young poet.

Another student wrote, “I’m a shiny pearl, white and precious.”

“I remind you of the memories that have happened in the past,” a student wrote.

“It was as if I was saying I love you mom and dad with my eyes,” another young poet wrote.

Brian Evans-Jones

These are some of the lines that 2nd graders at Central School in South Berwick have written as part of an artist-in-residency with poet Brian Evans-Jones. Brian is on the Maine Arts Commission Teaching Artist roster and has created a program called “Literacy Through Poetry.” The residency at Central School was made possible through a grant from the Marshwood Education Foundation.

Deb Cram wrote the above for seacoastonline.com. You can view a video and read the rest of the article by CLICKING HERE. Thanks to Central School music educator Kate Smith for sending me the information to share!

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Jason Wilber

April 17, 2017

Singer-songwriter on art in our lives

In this youtube video Jason Wilber explores the idea of the practical value of art in our lives. Exploring the ideas that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and that art is a window into our psyche. He sees that the arts are equally important as science, technology, engineering, and math.

“A piece of art, when its successful, allows the viewer or the audience to see something in themselves that they couldn’t see in any other way.”

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