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Teaching Artist Professional Development Workshop

April 23, 2019

Space limited

The Arts Commission is providing a one-day professional development workshop for Maine Teaching Artists.
Monday 17 June 2019
8:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Only 20 spots available – REGISTER TODAY
Viles Mansion/Governor Samuel Cony House, 71 Stone Street, Augusta.
$25.00. Registration is required.
Purpose
The workshop is focused on the role and benefits of a teaching artist. We will address how to structure and market a residency as well as tips for communicating and collaborating teachers,  administrators, and community arts representatives. The workshop will include resources and techniques on applying your expertise as an artist to the structure of your work as a teaching artist including communication tips, connecting standards and assessments in your lessons, promotional information, funding opportunities, messaging and much more.
Outcomes
  • Information on applying your expertise as an artist to the structuring of your lessons and residencies.
  • Hands-on experience in relating the learning standards and assessments to your work.
  • Participation in sessions that are planned to fit your specific needs as a teaching artist.
  • Promoting yourself and your work as a teaching artist
Workshop Presenters
  • Tom Luther – Teaching Artist, Musician, Maine Arts Leadership Initiative Teaching Artist Leader
  • Lindsay Pinchbeck – Arts Educator, Founder and Director Sweetland School, Hope
  • Kate Smith – Elementary music educator, Central School, South Berwick
Please note: To be eligible to apply for the Maine Arts Commission Teaching Artist Roster teaching artists must attend the one-day workshop.
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Aroostook County

March 18, 2019

Celebrating YAM

For many years the Aroostook County art teachers, all part of the Northern pARTners, have collaborated for a Youth Art Month celebration. This  year is not different – they have put together an exhibit at the Aroostook County Mall. The artists’ reception was on March 8 and the room was packed. Thank you to the Aroostook County Art Teachers for your commitment to this annual art show and the good work you do everyday across The County!

The exhibition in Aroostook County Mall runs from March 1 through March 31, 2019.

Who participates in the Northern pARTners? 

  • Jane Hutchison – Easton Schools, Kindergarten to High School
  • Beth Cummings – MSAD #45/Washburn, Elementary
  • Ellyn Whitten-Smith – MSAD #1/Presque Isle High School
  • Julie Nadeau – MSAD #1/Presque Isle Middle School
  • Lena Tingley – RSU #39/Caribou Elementary and Middle
  • Jessica Goodwin – Caribou High School
  • Ruth McAtee – MSAD #1/Presque Isle Elementary
  • Stacy Ramsey – MSAD #70/Hodgdon, Kindergarten to High School
  • Susan Beaulier – MSAD #32/Ashland, Kindergarten to High School
  • Theresa Cerceo, , Sonya Michaud – MSAD #33/Frenchville & St.Agatha
  • Wanda Jackins – MSAD #42/Mars Hill, Pre K to High School
  • Anderson, B. Brissette, J. Sandstrom, K. Davenport – Caswell Elementary
  • Sarah Love- EUT/Connor
  • Joanna Doughty- MSAD #20/Fort Fairfield
  • Jessica Goodwin-RSU #39/Limestone
  • Classroom elementary and middle school teachers – Union 122/Woodland Consolidated

 

Is the student artwork from particular schools or grades? 

There is a large assortment of artwork that range from Pre Kindergarten to 12th Grade. There are approximately 300 to 350 students who participated in displaying their work.

Exhibit March 8th to March 30; where is it?

Aroostook Centre Mall – 830 Main St, Presque Isle, ME 04769.

Across the Label Shopper store inside the mall

How was artwork chosen?

The teachers’ selected the best works from their classes.

Where and what time can people view the exhibit?

Monday to Saturday’s: open 10 am – 8 pm, Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm

Where was the March 8 reception?

The reception was at the mall. Each school invites the artist and their family to celebrate their success.

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Human Rights Speak Truth

January 17, 2019

Robert F. Kennedy Video Contest

“THE GREATEST VOICE IS THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE – SPEAKING OUT – IN PROSE, OR PAINTING OR POETRY OR MUSIC; SPEAKING OUT – IN HOMES AND HALLS, STREETS AND FARMS, COURTS AND CAFES – LET THAT VOICE SPEAK AND THE STILLNESS YOU HEAR WILL BE THE GRATITUDE OF MANKIND.” ~Robert F. Kennedy

Robert F. Kennedy

Middle and high school students are invited to create short videos that highlight the work of a human rights defender. Year 8 for this opportunity is available from a partnership with the American Federation of Teachers and the Tribeca Film Institute. In creating these short videos, whether they be documentaries, narrative films or digital photo essays, students not only learn about human rights, but also become champions of change and social justice.

Submissions are judged by a panel of film industry experts, actors and educators, and contest winners will have their films premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. You can learn more on the contest website at THIS LINKFind the guidelines for the contest and see examples of work submitted from the last seven years. DEADLINE: February 17, 2019.

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Doodle Chaos

December 8, 2018

Line Rider – Mountain King

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Huey on Maine Calling

December 3, 2018

Henry Thoreau

Katahdin from Abol Bridge. This may be the first viewpoint from which Thoreau would have seen Katahdin in its full glory.

Today, Monday December 3, 1:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m., film maker Huey is a guest on Maine Calling, Maine Public Radio. They will be discussing his film, Henry David Thoreau: Surveyor of the Soul.

Joining Huey on the show will be Kristen Case, Assistant Professor of English, University of Maine, Farmington and Darren Ranco, Chair of Native American Programs, University of Maine.  Both Kristen and Darren are in the film. 
You can listen to the show live at 1:00 p.m. by tuning into 90.1FM in Portland, 90.9FM in Bangor and online at THIS LINKThe rebroadcast of the show can be heard in the evening on December 3, 8:00 p.m. 

Huey

Next Thursday, December 6, 10PM, Maine Public Television will Broadcast Surveyor of the Soul.  This is a television only broadcast and can’t be seen online.

As always DVDs of all of Huey’s films, including Surveyor of the Soul and his documentary on jazz legend Marian McPartland, can be purchased in the Store”.
Huey is a member of the Maine Arts Commission Teaching Artist Roster. He is available for artists residency’s in schools and communities. If you have questions please contact  Huey at huey@filmsbyhuey.com.
Check out Huey on FACEBOOK or follow Huey on TWITTER and INSTAGRAM
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Doodle Chaos

December 1, 2018

Line Riders – Beethoven’s 5th

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Huey

October 18, 2018

Henry David Thoreau film

Many of you know the Maine film maker – Huey. He is on the Maine Arts Commission Teaching Artist roster. I understand if you want to see a beautiful film perhaps you can catch one of the showings of Huey’s film Henry David Thoreau: Surveyor of the Soul. Over the next two weeks it will be shown several times. Huey himself along with some of the people interviewed in the film will be present as well. 
“If you are not yet a Thoreau enthusiast, this beautiful, engrossing documentary just might turn you into one. If you already are, it will remind you of the many reasons why.”  Lucille Stott, forthcoming in December issue, Appalachia
October 18, 2 p.m., Vermont International Film Festival, Main Street Landing Film House
60 Lake Street, 3rd floor Burlington, VT.  https://vtiff.org/events/neq-1/
October 20, 10 a.m., Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock, PA.  With guests featured in the film: Rochelle Johnson, Professor of English & Environmental Studies at the College of Idaho and Sandra Harbert Petrulionis, Professor, Penn State Altoona and author, To Set This World Right, The Antislavery Movement in Thoreau’s Concord.    
http://www.dietrichtheater.com/show.aspx?sid=4553&id=23
October 24, 7 p.m., Twilight Auditorium, 101, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT. With guest featured in the film, Matt Schlein, director Walden Project, Vergennes High School Vergennes, VT and Rebecca Kneale Gould, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and member of the board of the Thoreau Society.   
http://www.middlebury.edu/events?trumbaEmbed=date%3D20181024#/?i=1 
October 25, 12:30 p.m., Lecture: Thoreau, Katahdin, the Penobscot People and the Maine Woods,  Woodin Environmental Colloquium, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT.    http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/es/news/woodincolloquiumseries
November 14, 7 p.m., Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA
DVDs will be available for purchase at all screenings. If you can make it to a screening, you can order DVDs for all of Huey’s films at http://www.filmsbyhuey.com/order/
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