Archive for April, 2019

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Congratulations Nominees

April 30, 2019

Nominated for Maine county Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to the following visual and performing arts educators who were nominated for a County Teacher of the Year for 2019.

  • Kris Bisson – York County, Marshwood Middle School Music Educator (grades 6-8)
  • Debra Susi – Somerset County, Maine Central Institute Theatre Educator (grades 9-12)
  • Bobbi Tardif – Piscataquis County, Se Do Mo Cha Middle School Visual Arts Educator (grades 5-8)
  • Shawn Rice – Androscoggin County, Edward Little High School Art/Broadcast Media (grades 9-12)
  • Linda Andrews – Oxford County, Buckfield Jr/Sr High and Hartford-Sumner Elementary School Gifted Academics and Arts (grades K-12)
  • Rachel Domin – Cumberland County, Morse Street School Music Educator (grades PreK-5)
  • Nicole Middleswart – Penobscot County, Caravel Middle School Music Educator (grades PreK-8)
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LEAPS Celebrates Student Art

April 29, 2019

LEAPS of Imagination

Working Across Communities

A Celebration of Student Art

presented by

Thomaston’s + Cushing’s Second + Fourth Graders

LANGLAIS SCULPTURE PRESERVE, Cushing

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 12:15 pm

This LEAPS’ program has been made possible by

Maine Arts Commission, Maine Community Foundation, Jane’s Trust, and RSU 13

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Please Pass the Salt

April 28, 2019

Talk about creative

These two guys have created a cool Rube-Goldberg Machine to pass the salt across the table. Watch what Joseph and Sprice have master-minded just to get some salt. I’m sure some students would love to see this! This would be a great jumping off for a lesson!

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Traditional Maine Handcrafts Grant

April 27, 2019

Maine Community Foundation

The Maine Community Foundation seeks proposals to its Belvedere Traditional Handcrafts Fund for projects and organizations that promote traditional handcrafts in Maine.

An anonymous donor established the Belvedere Traditional Handcrafts Fund in 2007. Grant funding supports fiber arts, ceramics, basketry, jewelry, glass arts, woodwork, leather, metal crafts, and more. It also includes traditional Native American handcrafts.

Grants are available for new or expanding projects and capacity-building activities. Online applications are available through the Maine Community Foundation at www.mainecf.org. The application deadline is June 1, 2019. Only 501(c)3 organizations are eligible to apply.   

For more information, visit the foundation’s website, www.mainecf.org, or contact Leslie Goode, lgoode@mainecf.org, or by phone at (207) 412-2002.

Headquartered in Ellsworth, with additional personnel in Portland, Dover-Foxcroft, and Mars Hill, the Maine Community Foundation works with donors and other partners to improve the quality of life for all Maine people. To learn more about the foundation, visit www.mainecf.org.

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Rockland Sculpture Race

April 26, 2019

Proposals being accepted

The 3rd annual Rockland Sculpture Race is coming up on Saturday, June 15th as part of the Summer Solstice Celebration. Individuals, teams and families are encouraged to submit their proposals asap for contraptions that get pushed, pulled and pedaled.

Saturday, 15 June 2019, 5 p.m.

(in conjunction with the Summer Solstice Celebration)

Corner of Main St and Tillson Ave, Rockland

$100- Goes to the First 10 Sculpture Race Entries

MORE INFORMATION

Awards will be given for speed, spectacle, ingenuity and craftsmanship. This is a free, family friendly, creative, community event all for the sake of fun!

QUESTIONS? Contact Kim Bernard, 207-651-6593, info@kimbernard.com

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Monson Arts

April 25, 2019

Intensive Summer Workshops

Monson Arts in beautiful Monson, Maine is offering one-week intensive summer workshops. They provide an ideal environment to focus on learning and studio work. Taught by instructors renown in their field, these classes are designed to give participants unhindered time where they don’t have to think about anything other than making. Monson Arts provides all meals and the option of housing right in town within walking distance to all of our facilities. Studios are open 24 hours.

Monson Arts is eager to have art teachers participating in their programs and will document workshop hours to support your certification needs. They are offering a 25% discount for workshops to Pisacataquis County residents.

During July and August 2019 Monson Arts will be offering eight workshops in a variety of media from drawing and painting to writing and audio production. A typical workshop includes 10-15 participants and they are able to host two workshops at a time in their facilities. Sessions begin with dinner on Sunday night and conclude with lunch on Friday. Workshops are open to anyone 18 or older and working at any level from beginners to advanced professionals. Enrollment is on a first-come first-served basis.

Workshops

  • Book Arts: Erin Sweeney
  • Relief Carving: Daniel Minter
  • Writing: Kimberly Ridley
  • Mixed Media/Sculpture: Anna Hepler
  • Printmaking/Mixed Media: Susan Webster
  • Audio: Alex Overington
  • Painting: Nina Jerome
  • Fiber/Mixed Media: Lissa Hunter

Check out the workshop catalog at THIS LINK for complete details and sign up online. If you have any questions please contact Monson Arts Artistic Director Stuart Kestenbaum at stukestenbaum@gmail.com.

To learn more about Monson Arts visit their website.

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POL Goes to DC

April 24, 2019

Joao Victor will represent Maine

One week from today Joao Victor from Lewiston High School will be in Washington, D.C. to represent Maine at the National Poetry Out Loud Finals. Fortunately, the recitations are broadcast live from the Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University.
There are three Semifinals on April 30 that are determined by geographical region. Joao will be reciting during the first Semifinal taking place from 9:00 a.m until 12:00 p.m. The top three from each of the three Semifinals will
advance to the National Final on May 1. The National Final will be broadcast from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. You can view the event POL & Live Broadcast.
I hope that you’ll have a chance to cheer Joao on, we’re excited for him! Both days of the National Finals will also be available through a live, one-time-only webcast HERE.
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