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End of Week

September 21, 2018

As another week of school comes to an end

I HOPE THAT…

  • your week was filled with “ah-ha” moments for you and your students.
  • you had a chance to learn along with your students.
  • the smile on your face has warmed the heart of at least one learner.
  • an administrator or parent or colleague noticed your commitment to arts education and the success of all learners.
  • you realize that the work and play you’re doing is vitally important ‘to today’ and ‘the future’.
  • you remember that its not just about the ‘talented’ kids or the ‘fast learners’ but about all kids reaching their potential.
  • you tell your story of ‘today’ to at least one other person.
  • you know that real collaboration makes teaching fun.
  • you have a chance to reflect on what you did this past week and what you will do in the next week in your classroom.
  • you know that an excellent arts education is a sign of an excellent education.
  • you never forget that students need your very best so they can be their very best!
  • your weekend is filled with laughter and love!
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Call for Art

August 28, 2018

Life on the Trail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Deadline for submissions: September 1, 2018, 11:59pm.

Where: The Harlow, 100 Water Street, Hallowell, ME 04347

Contact: Allison McKeen, Marketing Manager, 207-622-3813, kvaa@harlowgallery.org,

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“Trail Flowers”, watercolor, by Chris Cart

HALLOWELL, MAINE —  The Harlow, in partnership with Friends of the Kennebec River Rail Trail (FKRRT), invites Maine artists to submit work inspired by or depicting the Kennebec rail trail for an upcoming exhibition “Life on the Trail.” The deadline for email submissions is September 1, 11:59pm, 2018. Submissions will be reviewed by a curatorial committee including members of Friends of the Kennebec Rail Trail and staff from The Harlow.

The exhibition will be on view October 5-27, 2018 at The Harlow, located at 100 Water Street in Hallowell, with an opening reception on Friday October 5, 5-7pm. Proceeds from art sales during the exhibition will benefit FKRRT and support programming at The Harlow.

Complete information and to submit your work.

The Harlow is a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community in downtown historic Hallowell since 1963. Exhibitions are always free and open to the public. Hours are Wednesday-Saturday noon-6pm and Sundays 12-4pm. For more information or call 207-622-3813.

The Harlow Gallery is supported by Camden National Bank, the City of Hallowell, Kennebec Savings Bank, The Liberal Cup and The Maine House, the Roxanne Quimby Foundation and by our members. Season Sponsors for 2018 are Book Orchard Press, Capitol Dental Care, Chris Walters Productions, Great Gatherings, Doug & Melinda Jennings, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law, Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe, Slates Restaurant and Target Electric Corporation. Programming is funded in part by a Partnership Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Maine Teacher Certification System

August 25, 2018

DOE update

The Maine Department of Education has now received 10,000 renewal applications since releasing the new online certification system, Maine Educator Information System (MEIS), to educators in June. There are currently 3,000 of those applications in queue, with an approximate eight-week processing time.

Approximately 70% of all Maine educators needing renewal have now applied. For those that have applied for renewal, it is important to note the following renewal procedure as outlined in Chapter 115 Part 1: In the case of a complete application for the renewal of a credential that has not lapsed, the existing credential shall remain in effectuntil the application is approved or denied, and a renewal subsequently issued shall be deemed effective as of the expiration date of the previous certificate.

More than 50% of all certification related calls to the Department are applicants requesting updates of their application status. To decrease these calls and consequently process applications at a faster rate, please note the following:

  • Current processing times can be found on the Certification webpage.
  • Processing times begin on the date the complete application is received.
  • Applicants – Please do not call unless you applied more than eight weeks ago.

To increase support, a concerted effort has and will continue to be made to keep the Certification webpages up to date with current information, support documentation, and answers to frequently asked questions.  If educators have additional questions not answered on the website, they can call 207-324-6603 or can email the certification department at cert.doe@maine.gov.

Further communications and updates are available on the Maine Department of Education Certification Webpage, Maine DOE’s official Facebook and Twitter pages, and the DOE newsroom.

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Davis Sisters

June 18, 2018

Community performance

Sophie and Josie Davis are planning their concert “Farm to Fiddle” on Friday, July 6 at 7 p.m. in Waldoboro. Their wonderful friends Nathan Lesser, Jaime Feldman, Colin Wheatley, and JY Lee will join them in a performance that celebrates beautiful music and local farms in the Midcoast area. The concert at the Broad Bay Church in Waldoboro.
 
This is part of Sophie and Josie’s ongoing effort to draw connections between the arts and the natural world. “We strive to use music to connect people to the environment and landscape and to establish a sense of place and an appreciation for the agricultural tradition that defines so many aspects of our community. The concert will feature projected images capturing life on local farms while we play Tchaikovsky’s rousing Souvenir de Florence (and some folk music too!)”.
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Midcoast Music Academy Recital

June 15, 2018

Strand Theater – Rockland

Midcoast Music Academy Recital

Sunday, June 17 at 2pm

Join MCMA for an outstanding afternoon of individual and group student performances — you may hear anything from Bach to The Beatles… and it’s always a blast! More
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Dad Daughter Duet

April 28, 2018

You’ll be in my heart

 

You’ve got a friend in me

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Winter Windows Project

April 15, 2018

Farnsworth Art Museum

The Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland announces a unique opportunity: Winter Windows Project – Deadline for submission of ideas: June 1, 2018. Submission information.

Farnsworth Winter Windows is a Farnsworth Art Museum project designed to showcase the work of Maine artists in our Main Street windows through temporary installations of original artwork. The Museum seeks proposals from artists to create a site-specific installation for display in the windows of the Farnsworth Art Museum from November 23, 2018 to January 15, 2019.  This initiative will add an exciting component to the downtown streetscape during the holiday months, coinciding with Rockland’s Celebration of Lights and the Farnsworth’s Share the Wonder Celebration. The finalist will received a $2,500 award, inclusive of all expenses involved in the project.

Who Can Apply

Individuals, or teams of artists in Maine are eligible to apply for participation. Participants must be 18 years or older. All media will be considered. The project invites submissions from artists including but not limited to architects, filmmakers, graphic designers, painters, photographers, sculptors, textile designers, and woodworkers. Artists may submit proposals individually or as a group. One submission per artist, please.

Proposals

Proposals should include a one-page written description of the concept for the work, including dimensions and materials; one to three sketches of the proposed work (e.g. front view, detail); and one-page artist resume.  Artist teams may submit a single-page resume for each team member.  The entire proposal, consisting of the description, sketches and resume(s) must be submitted as a PDF document.  Sketches must accurately represent the work proposed; works not accurately represented may be disqualified. Entries should be complete by June 1, 2018. The finalist will be informed by August 1, 2018.

The Space

The Main Street window space is 82 inches high by 464 inches wide and 36 inches deep. The space comprises the four pairs of windows to the immediate right of the Farnsworth Administrative entrance, directly on Main Street.

VIEW and DOWNLOAD a schematic of the space.

Review

Proposals will be reviewed by Michael K. Komanecky, Farnsworth Chief Curator; Anneli Skaar, Farnsworth Creative Director; and Tom Weis. Weis is a designer, educator and cofounder of Steel House in Rockland. Weis holds a master’s degree in industrial design from the Rhode Island School of Design, where he also teaches. His work has appeared in the Cooper Hewitt National Design MuseumTime Magazine and The New York Times.

The jury will announce the winning entry on August 1, 2018

Installation

The finalist will meet with Farnsworth staff in August to see the Main Street window space, and to discuss installation requirements and parameters, including the schedule.  The finalist is responsible for delivering and installing the work in the Main Street windows, and for removing the work following the end of the project.  If there are any substantial changes to the work during fabrication, including those that do not conform to the accepted proposal or space limitations, the finalist must consult with the Farnsworth curatorial staff. Works that differ markedly from the proposal submitted may be disqualified from the project.  Installation will take place from November 13-21, 2018, and will be unveiled on November 23.

PLEASE NOTE:

Although proposals in all mediums are encouraged, thorough consideration should be taken to the fact that this is a temporary installation. Please use common sense in submitting designs with minimal impact on the space and that can be easily be removed at the end of the display period. If you have questions regarding limitations, please feel free to direct them to the email on this page. Submissions that are deemed unrealistic or potentially harmful to the space will not be considered.

If you have any questions about program participation, please EMAIL.

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