Archive for the ‘Opportunity’ Category

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Creating Live Paintings

June 26, 2019

Buffalo, NY

A friend sent me a photo of an event that they were visiting in Buffalo, NY called Arts Alive. It is held at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, a museum which is a major showpiece for modern and contemporary art.

St. Mary’s High School’s re-creation of James Ensor’s The Intrigue, 1911 (Collection Minneapolis Institute of Art). Photograph by Tom Loonan.

For 23 years the gallery has hosted the annual Arts Alive event where participants create living representations of famous works of art for cash prizes. Anyone can and does participate including students, community groups, organizations, families, and individuals. Participants build their stunning replicas—often called tableaux—using people, props, and their creativity.

More than $1,000 in cash prizes is given to winning tableaux. Celebrity judges will select the Best Tableau from the Albright-Knox’s Collection or AK Public Art, Best Craftsmanship, and Most Creative Entry. The awards are presented in each category (Grades K–8, Grades 9–12, and Adult/Family Group). There is also a People’s Choice Award. And, of course, music, art activities, and more is celebrated as part of this special community event.

View a short YouTube video from the 20th year of the Arts Alive event.

 

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Bowdoin College

June 24, 2019

The Arts are happening

Bowdoin College has a plethora of opportunities during July to engage in the arts. Some of the offerings are listed below.

Audubon ‘Birds of America’ Page-Turning Summer Social.        July 12, 2019
Time:10:00 AM — 1:00 PM
Location:Hawthorne Longfellow Library, Special Collections

Join Special Collections & Archives staff for an extended summer page-turning event of John James Audubon’s double-elephant folio edition of Birds of America. Beginning at 10:00 a.m., the festivities start with a page-turning and guest speaker, followed by the opportunity to make your own bird-of-the-month keepsake pin. Join us in the Library’s Media Commons at 11:00 a.m. for a screening of the 56 minute PBS documentary Audubon (2017) with refreshments. At 12:30, return to the Special Collections & Archives reading room for another page-turning of Birds of America. Free and open to the public; drop by for any or all parts of the event.

Family Art Night at the Museum of Art
July 12, 2019
Time:4:00 PM — 7:00 PM
Location:Museum of Art, Pavilion
Vodoin students offer a veriety of activities for families, based on the exhibitions on view.  Presented as part of Second Friday Brunswick, as an inclusive series of events intended to provide an opportunity to engage with the arts all within walking distance of Maine Street.
Free and open to the public.

Art and Music: a Family Program with the Bowdoin International Music Festival
July 13, 2019
Time:10:00 AM — 11:00 AM
Location:Museum of Art, Pavilion
Faculty and students from the Bowdoin International Music Festival lead a family program about music and the fine arts within the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
Free and open to the public.

Gallery Conversation: “When What is Old is New Again”
July 16, 2019
Time:12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
Location:Museum of Art, Pavilion
Anne Collins Goodyear, co-director, leads a discussion of the exhibition Emerging Modernisms, American and European Art, 1900–1950, exploring the enduring relevance of modernist provocations and innovations for artists and audiences today.

Music at the Museum
July 18, 2019
Time:11:00 AM — 12:00 PM
Location:Museum of Art, Pavilion
Faculty from the Bowdoin International Music Festival perform in conjunction with the summer exhibitions at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Limited seating. Free tickets required.

Children’s Hour at the Museum of Art
July 25, 2019
Time:5:00 PM — 6:00 PM
Location:Museum of Art, Pavilion
Bowdoin College students lead creative activities relating to the exhibitions on view for children and families.
Free and open to the public.

Student Composer Concert
July 27, 2019
Time:2:00 PM — 3:15 PM
Location:Museum of Art, Pavilion
Students from the Bowdoin International Music Festival perform original pieces inspired by works on view.
Free and open to the public.

Gallery Conversation: “How to Master a Contemporary Art Obstacle Course”
July 30, 2019
Time:12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
Location:Museum of Art, Pavilion
Contemporary art tests viewers’ abilities to look intently, think boldly, and express themselves creatively. Discussing selected works on view in Art Purposes, curator Joachim Homann dares participants to take up the challenge and invites them to share questions and observations.
Free and open to the public.

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Anything Can Happen

June 23, 2019

Courtney Hadwin

Fourteen year old Courtney Hadwin from County Durham, England provided two amazing performances on America’s Got Talent during season 13. Even though Courtney is very shy she transforms while singing. As Simon Cowell said to her before her second performance which you can see below: “Anything can happen on this show so good luck.”

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Job Opening

June 21, 2019

Maine Arts Commission

State of Maine

MAINE ARTS COMMISSION

Maine Management Services

CAREER OPPORTUNITY

This announcement expires on July 12, 2019.

Public Service Coordinator I – Arts Education Director (Augusta)

Confidential

Grade 27: $51,396.80 – $70,512.00/annually

Please contact: Melinda.Hansen@maine.gov  for questions about this posting.

Complete direct hire postings with application are available via the link below:

http://www.maine.gov/fps/opportunities/

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

Mindy Hansen, HR Generalist

General Government Service Center

74 SHS, Augusta, Maine 04333-0074

Phone:  207-624-7430

Fax: 207-287-4032

http://www.maine.gov/fps/opportunities/

 

 

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Midcoast Music Academy

June 19, 2019

Spring recital

Midcoast Music Academy’s spring recital is coming up at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street, Rockland.

Sunday, June 23

1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. – two different performances

Come on down to one the most highly anticipated studio events! It is always an energetic, exciting event full of great music and talented students. Due to ever increasing enrollment at the studio, as well as the addition of several new ensembles and group classes, MCMA will be holding a two-part performance:

– Part One features students performing solo and takes place from 1:00-2:30.
– Part Two is comprised of ensembles and groups of students and is from 3:30-5:00.

Maine Arts Leadership Initiative Teaching Artist Leaders Tom Luther and Joe Cough both teach at MCMA and will be participating as well.

Midcoast Music Academy is grateful to the Strand Theatre for their continued support in hosting MCMA’s student recitals.

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Summer Teacher Workshop

June 16, 2019

Wabanaki in Maine

This workshop for middle and high school teachers will explore contemporary and historical issues of importance to the Wabanaki people and non-Native Mainers. The workshop includes a screening of DAWNLAND, as well as a visit to Maine Historical Society’s exhibit HOLDING UP THE SKY.

For most of the 20th century, government agents systematically forced Native American children from their homes and placed them with white families. Now, for the first time, they are telling their stories. DAWNLAND is a documentary film about cultural survival and stolen children: inside the first truth and reconciliation commission for Native Americans in U.S. history.

Participants will receive a discount on the purchase of the film, learn to use the film’s companion online learning resources, and receive orientation in primary and secondary source analysis, gaining valuable insights into interactive teaching and discussion techniques that can be applied in the classroom.

Presenters include Dr. Mishy Lesser, Upstander Project’s Learning Director and author of the Dawnland Teacher’s Guide and Adam Mazo, Director of the Upstander Project and Co-director and Producer of Dawnland. This FREE workshop will be held at Maine Historical Society on Thursday, June 27, 9am-3pm. Advanced registration is required.

Location: Maine Historical Society
Cost: FREE
REGISTRATION REQUIRED: To register or FMI call 207-774-1822 x214 or email education@mainehistory.org or contact Kathleen Neumann at kneumann@mainehistory.org

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Pumpkinfest T-Shirt Design

June 9, 2019

Last call to artists – decline, June 17

The deadline for submitting an entry to the Pumpkinfest T-Shirt Design Contest is approaching quickly. Monday, June 17, 2019 is the deadline to submit an entry for this year’s contest.  The winning design will be printed on this year’s official 2019 Pumpkinfest t-shirts and other apparel.  The artist who creates the winning design will receive a $500 prize.

To be eligible for submitting an entry for the $500 prize, the artist must be a Maine resident (year-round or summer), including students attending Maine universities and colleges.  To be considered, the artwork must be received no later than the deadline of Monday, June 17, 2019, and must follow these guidelines:

  • Be original, professional quality artwork (no photographs).
  • Include the words “2019 Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta™”.
  • Represent the Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta’s family-friendly and festive nature.
  • While color is encouraged, the design should avoid elements that do not reproduce clearly,   such as watercolor or shading.
  • The finished design should be 12″ x 13″ in size.

Designs must be submitted as…

  1. Hard copy, postal-mailed to: Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta, P.O. Box 1101,

Damariscotta, ME 04543-1101, and/or

  1. Electronically in JPG format, emailed as an attachment to…

artists@damariscottapumpkinfest.com or saved onto a thumb drive and postal-mailed.

The winning design’s creator will be contacted by a Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta representative.  At the conclusion of the contest, all of the submitted original designs will be return mailed to the artists.

If you have any questions please email John Bristow.

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