Posts Tagged ‘Bangor Daily News’


In Today’s News

June 14, 2016

Wintergreen Arts Center

YAHOOO! The Bangor Daily News features the Wintergreen Arts Center at

I had a wonderful visit to the center in Presque Isle in May and wrote about it at Dottie Hutchins and the folks at Wintergreen are working on a series of blog posts about the center so you’ll have a chance to learn more. Screen Shot 2016-06-14 at 7.28.39 AM


Find Your Voice

November 12, 2015

Music Educator Kate Smith speaks

Screen Shot 2015-11-10 at 11.54.21 AMAs most of you know one of the major parts of my work at the Maine Arts Commission is working with Teacher Leaders through the Maine Arts Leadership Initiative (MALI). MALI is now in the 5th phase and it is such an honor to work closely with visual and performing arts teachers from all over the state. I am continually amazed at the commitment that these teachers make, above and beyond their “day job” of teaching everyday. I am especially proud when a teacher uses their voice that sheds light on their leadership.

This week, one of MALIs Teacher Leaders and a member of the MALI Leadership Team, Kate Smith used her voice to write an article for the Bangor Daily News, November 9. Kate teaches music to grades PreK-3 students at Central School located in South Berwick. Kate serves as the 2014 York County Teacher of the Year.

In the Bangor Daily News piece located at Kate sheds light on and provides plenty of food for thought on the idea of using your voice. Sometimes a recognition helps us realize that we have a responsibility to use our voices. I hope you will take the time to read Kate’s piece and consider how and where and when you can use your voice in a positive way. When people like Kate use their voices it is a reflection on visual and performing arts educators. Thank you Kate! If you are using your voice, please share your story so others can learn from you!


In Today’s News

April 5, 2014

Bangor Area Children’s Choir

I had the pleasure earlier this week to hear the Bangor Children’s Choir perform the National Anthem at the opening of the legislative session at the State House in Augusta for Arts Education Day. If you’ve never had the opportunity to take your students to perform at the legislature, I highly recommend that you contact your school districts House of Representative and provide the opportunity for your students – chorus or band. The Bangor Children’s Choir has a new artistic director, Robert Ludwig who kindly sent me the link to the article (and video) in the Bangor Daily News. Read the article and view the video by clicking here to learn more about the opportunities provided for students.


In Today’s News

June 15, 2012

Display at Waterfall Arts in Belfast

A graduate of the BCOPE alternative high school in Belfast returns to teach a course in environmental photojournalism called “Photo Justice.””focused on the controversial liquid propane gas terminal project at Mack Point in Searsport”. The work is on display in Belfast at Waterfall Arts. You can read the Bangor Daily News article by clicking here.



In Today’s News

April 16, 2012

Art event planned to raise money for downtown Presque Isle cultural center

In the Bangor Daily News an article written by Jen Lynds on the event coming up on May 4th. The Wintergreen Arts Center and the University of Maine at Presque Isle are teaming up on this fund raising effort. You can read the entire article by clicking here.

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