Archive for March, 2019


Lincoln Center Education

March 31, 2019

Summer Forum 2019

Summer Forum is the flagship professional development program created by Lincoln Center Education (LCE). Each July, artists, teachers, administrators, and other education professionals meet in the cultural heart of New York City for hands-on workshops led by renowned Teaching Artists, keynote presentations by leaders in the field, inspiring performances, and rich discussions with colleagues from around the world.

Outside the classroom, Summer Forum participants enjoy a range of opportunities across Lincoln Center’s iconic Upper West Side campus and beyond, with easy access to indoor and outdoor performances happening nearly every day of the week.

July 8 – 26, 2019

Don’t delay! Receive an early-bird discount of 15% when you register for the 2-, 3-, or 5-day labs by May 3.

Questions? E-mail For more information, please CLICK HERE.


Eggscellent Opportunities!

March 31, 2019

Two egg decorating opportunities – Farnsworth Art Museum

Pysanka! – Ukrainian Eggs with Lesia Sochor

On Saturday, April 6, the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland will host a Ukrainian egg-decorating class taught by artist Lesia Sochor. The program, entitled Pysanka! Ukrainian Egg-Decorating Workshop, will take place at the Gamble Education Center, at the corner of Union and Grace Streets in Rockland, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Participants will draw designs on eggs with melted beeswax using a tool called a kystka, and then dip the egg in a series of dyes, with the final pattern revealed when the wax is removed. The pysanka was common among Slavic people since 5,000 B.C. and became deeply important in spring rituals, symbolizing nature’s rebirth. This workshop is recommended for families with children 8 years old and up. Solo adults are welcome also.

Instructor Lesia Sochor was born in Philadelphia to Ukrainian immigrant parents. She graduated from the Philadelphia College of Art with a degree in Fine Art. She has exhibited widely, including at Boston State House and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA), and has taught in public schools, residencies through the Maine Arts Commission, and museum workshops for more than 25 years. Sochor has also illustrated two children’s books.

The fee for this class is $35 ($20 for museum members and for children), and that includes materials. For more information or to register, please visit

Felted Egg Workshop at the Farnsworth with Kathleen Gass

On Sunday, April 7, 2019, the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland will host a felting class taught by artist Kathleen Gass. The program, entitled Felted Egg Workshop, will take place at the Gamble Education Center, at the corner of Union and Grace Streets in Rockland, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Participants will learn how to create felted Easter eggs, including the techniques of wet-felting and dry-felting. Children under 9 should bring an adult partner. Solo adults are welcome also.

Instructor Kathleen Gass studied drawing and fiber arts at the State University of New York and has been an art educator for more than 25 years. She teaches in the Belfast Public School System’s Gifted and Talented program.

The fee for this class is $36 ($30 for museum members), and that includes materials. For more information or to register, please visit


Tonight on Bill Green’s Maine

March 30, 2019

7:00 Poetry Out Loud on WCSH TV

Be sure to check out Bill Green’s Maine tonight at 7 p.m. Bill Green will be airing a special Maine Poetry Out Loud edition on WCSH TV (Channel 6) in Portland and WLBZ (Channel 2) in Bangor at 7 p.m. March 30!

2019 State Champ, Joao Victor from Lewiston High School and 2018 State Champ and 2019 Runner up Allan Monga from Deering High School

Bill Green, emcee, 2019 POL State Finals



Poetry Writing Workshop

March 30, 2019

Inventing New Forms

One-day workshop, Saturday, April 13, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Farnsworth Art Museum. Inventing New Forms: Poetry Writing Workshop.

Expand your boundaries of writing poems by intermeshing poetry & memory, photography, culture, & current events. Using selections from Teju Cole’s Blind Spot & poems by Forrest Gander, Claudia Rankine, Cole Swenson, Wislawa Szymborska, & others as starting points, we will jump-start four new “lyrical-essay poems” based on what we see, read, imagine, & re-vision. Poets & visual artists of all levels welcome.



March 29, 2019

Student Art Exhibit


National Poetry Month

March 29, 2019

Farnsworth Art Museum Provides Poetry Readings

With National Poetry Month just around the corner the Farnsworth Art Museum will host a number of poetry readings as well as a poetry workshop in April to celebrate National Poetry Month.

Stu Kestenbaum

On Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at 2 p.m., Maine Poet Laureate Stuart Kestenbaum will deliver a poetry reading in the Farnsworth Library. Kestenbaum is the author of four collections of poems: Pilgrimage (Coyote Love Press), House of Thanksgiving (Deerbrook Editions), Prayers and Run-on Sentences (Deerbrook Editions), and Only Now (Deerbrook Editions), as well as a collection of essays, The View From Here(Brynmorgen Press). A former director of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Kestenbaum has written and spoken widely on craft making and creativity, and his poems and writing have appeared in numerous small press publications and magazines including Tikkun, The Sun, and the Beloit Poetry Journal. He was appointed poet laureate of Maine in 2016. The fee for this program is $10, and includes gallery admission to the Farnsworth Art Museum.

Award-winning poet Kathleen Ellis will lead a poetry workshop on “Inventing New Poetic Forms” on Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Farnsworth’s Gamble Education Center, 12 Grace Street in Rockland. Participants will expand their range of poetry writing styles and forms by intermeshing poetry and photography, memory, culture, and current events. Using selections from Teju Cole’s Blind Spot and works by Forrest Gander, Claudia Rankine, Cole Swensen, Wislawa Szymborska, and others as conceptual starting points, participants will jump-start four new “lyrical-essay poems.” The fee for this half-day workshop is $56 ($48 for museum members), and all abilities are welcomed.

Kristen Lindquist

At the Farnsworth Library on Friday, April 19, at 2 p.m., poet Kristen Lindquist will present “Digging for Gold: Responding to Art through Poetry.” seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish Golden Age that produced such masters as Rembrandt and Vermeer. Lindquist will discuss the creative activity of written reflection on a work of visual art, known as ekphrastic writing, and share her poem series Goldenalongside images of the seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish paintings that inspired them. The fee for this program is $10, and includes gallery admission to the Farnsworth Art Museum.

Ellen Goldsmith

Another program focused on ekphrastic writing, “The Art/Poetry Connection,” will be held on Tuesday, April 23, at 2 p.m. in the Farnsworth Library. Poet, teacher, and author Ellen Goldsmith will lead a participatory presentation that places eight poems beside the images that gave rise to them—Yusef Komunyakaa and Maya Lin; E.D. Hirsch and Edward Hopper; Lisel Mueller and Claude Monet; and more. The workshop will end in the museum galleries to see which works of art stimulate thinking and feeling and might lead to writing. The fee for this program is $10, and includes gallery admission to the Farnsworth Art Museum.

Elizabeth Tibbetts

Elizabeth Tibbetts’ poems reflect her attachment to Maine and her family’s history here, her love and fears for the natural world, and her experiences as a local nurse. Tibbetts will read from her books, including In the Well, which won the Bluestem Poetry Award, and her just-published book, Say What You Can, as well as poetry from others, including Kate Barnes, Maine’s first poet laureate, on Tuesday, April 30, at 2 p.m. in the Farnsworth Library. The fee for this program is $10, and includes gallery admission to the Farnsworth Art Museum.

For more information or to register for these programs, please visit


Pecha Kucha

March 28, 2019

Call for proposals – deadline April 1


Army Jazz Ambassadors

March 28, 2019

Performing at Lawrence High School

Lawrence High School is hosting the renowned Army Jazz Ambassadors on Sunday, 7 April 2019 in the Williamson Arts Center, Fairfield, 3:00 p.m.
The fast-paced 70 minute program is entitled “The Greatest Generation.”
Tickets are FREE and can be obtained online.

Bates Dance

March 27, 2019

Spring Concert of Student Choreography

Works by choreographers in Senior Thesis, Composition Seminar, Dance Composition, Lighting Design, and Computers Music and the Arts
Friday March 29 7:30 Program A
Saturday March 30 5:00 Program B
Sunday March 31 2:00 Program A
Monday April 1 7:30 Program B
Schaeffer Theater – 329 College Ave, Lewiston • 207-786-6161

Friends of Aomori

March 27, 2019

Berwick Academy

Hashi / 橋 Maine Aomori Student Art Exchange Press Release

Berwick Academy, partnering with Friends of Aomori, is pleased to host Hashi / 橋,the second annual Maine-Aomori student print exchange exhibit at the Jackson Library Gallery in South Berwick, Maine from March 27-April 12, 2019. Hashi means “bridge” in Japanese.

This exhibit at Berwick Academy will feature over 70 prints made by students in Aomori Japan. Raegan Russell, Visual Art Chair and art teacher at Berwick Academy traveled to Aomori, Japan as a teacher delegate in November, 2018 and that trip sparked Berwick Academy’s hosting this exhibition.The relationship between Maine and Aomori has been in place for over 20 years, but the fascinating connection between the two states goes back to a shipwreck in 1889. In addition to Hashi, Friends of Aomori sponsors MAPS (Maine-Aomori Printmaking Society), an exchange of work between professional printmakers in Maine and Aomori that is entering its fourth year, and has resulted in twenty exhibitions throughout Aomori and Maine. Friends of Aomori supports high-school exchange programs, educational events and programming about Japan, and economic development opportunities such as a delegation visit of Maine fisherman and aquaculture business leaders to Aomori in October 2016. Friends of Aomori is an all-volunteer nonprofit that supports the sister state relationship.


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