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Youth Art Month

March 2, 2015

March ~ 2015
Twenty-One Years of Meaningful Collaboration
The Maine Art Education Association

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The Portland Museum of Art
You are Cordially Invited to the
Celebratory Reception and Opening of
Youth Art Month
Please join us on Saturday, March 7th
4:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Portland Museum of Art

Certificates of Participation and Honor
will be presented
4:30 pm     Grades K-3
         5:30 pm     Grades 4-7
           6:30 pm     Grades 8-12
The Youth Art Month Show
Remains Hanging
February 28 through March 29, 2014
Invitation artwork created by
Zoe Eason, Grade 5
Boothbay Region Elementary School

Artwork created by Zoe Eason, Boothbay Region Elementary School,  Grade 5, “Autumn Cake”, Oil Pastels, Jessica Nadeau, Art Teacher

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In Today’s News

March 1, 2015

Maine Sunday Telegram

Youth Art Month celebrates the visual arts

Youth Art Month celebrates the visual arts – Read about the present exhibit with 100 Maine student artists from grades PK-12 at the Portland Museum of Art. For several years the Maine Art Education Association and the museum have partnered on the YAM student exhibit. To read the entire article written by Bob Keys please go to http://www.pressherald.com/2015/03/01/youth-art-month-celebrates-the-visual-arts/.

Maine Drama Festival signals hopeful change of season

Over 2,500 high school students from 80 schools located throughout Maine will perform their one-act plays at nine sites next Friday and Saturday. This annual event weekend has been taking place since the 1930’s. It is a great way to see several 40 minute plays while you are supporting the school communities. To read the entire article written by Bob Keys please go to http://www.pressherald.com/2015/03/01/maine-drama-festival-signals-hopeful-change-of-season.

The playwright’s the star of this show

Morse High School’s one-act play was written by senior Morgan Quigg. Next weekend 60 Morse students involved in the One-Acts will be keeping their fingers crossed that the play ‘Look Up,’ by Quigg will do well. To read the entire article written by Bob Keys please go to http://www.pressherald.com/2015/03/01/the-playwrights-the-star-of-this-show/.

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MAEA Art Exhibit

February 28, 2015

Student Art Exhibit Coordinated by Maine Art Education Association at Maine Education Association

Student Art Exhibit Recognizing

Youth Art Month

Invitation Art by Amber Smith, Grade 7

Sebasticook Middle School, Newport

Glenda Frati, Art Teacher

Opening Reception – Refreshments: Sunday, March 8 – 1:00-2:30 Presentations, 1:30

Maine Education Office

35 Community Drive

Augusta, ME

(near the Augusta Civic Center)

Office Hours: M-F, 8:00-5:00pm

Artwork on display until Fall 2015

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Haystack in the Summer

February 20, 2015

Two week scholarship available

The Quimby Family Foundation Fellowship for Haystack 2015

Application Deadline: Friday, March 6th

Submit your application directly to: Heidi O’Donnell  –  heidiaemaine@gmail.com
The Quimby Family Foundation Fellowship, a great opportunity for summer professional development. This fellowship is for an active MAEA Maine art educator to spend two weeks participating in a Haystack summer workshop.
photo_spreadThe Quimby Family Foundation has awarded Haystack a grant of $35,000 to endow a fellowship for an active MAEA Maine art teacher. Haystack has had a long relationship with Maine art teachers — the Maine Art Education Association held one of its first annual fall conferences at Haystack in 1968 — and many art teachers have studied at the school during summer sessions. Haystack has received grant support in the past from both the Surdna Foundation and the Maine Arts Commission to award fellowships.

The time spent here is important to art educators both for their teaching and art-making. Bronwyn Sale, a former art teacher from Portland, wrote this when she received a similar fellowship a few year’s ago, “As an art teacher, I believe that the best ‘staff development’ is to be among fellow working artists and to practice my own art. Attending Haystack gave me the space and environment to do so. In addition to the personal artistic growth that occurred during my workshop, as a teacher the experience was invaluable. I was able to assume the role of student again in a workshop taught by an artist who is also a master teacher…. I gained a whole new perspective on teaching and was exposed to ideas and assignments that I can now share with my students…” This new fellowship will create a permanent fellowship for an active MAEA Maine teacher to attend a two-week session.
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To Apply:

Go to the Haystack website http://www.haystack-mtn.org/ for all information about sessions and workshops. Note: This scholarship is for a dorm room. If you would like more expensive accommodations, you would be required to pay the difference.

Download and print the application form and fill it out completely. Email your completed application directly to the president with your answers to the following two questions:

1.Why would attending a summer session at Haystack be important to your teaching and how would you benefit from the opportunity?

2.How have you advocated for Art Education locally in your district and/or how have you volunteered to assist Maine Art Education Association?

If selected as the scholarship recipient, you would be responsible for writing a reflection, including photographs, of your fellowship experience for our newsletter and website.

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MAEA Exhibit Opening

October 16, 2014

Friday night

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Maine College of Art (MECA) is hosting the fall exhibit of the Maine Art Education Association (MAEA). The opening reception for “Reap and Sow” is Friday, October 17 – 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

I had the chance to see the show last week and it is spectacular! Congratulations to MAEA members and thank you to MAEA and MECA for providing this wonderful opportunities for the members. Another great benefit of joining MAEA. For membership information please go to http://www.mainearted.org/MAEA/Home.html

 

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Day 2: Summit on Arts Ed

August 4, 2014

Another worthwhile day at the Summit provided by the Maine Arts Assessment Initiative – a program of the Maine Arts Commission

LisaThe Day 2 schedule at the Summit on Arts Education at USM, Portland allowed participants the opportunity to attend sessions on technology, integration, advocacy, and sessions with like-grade level and discipline on Proficiency and the Student-centered classroom.

In addition, throughout the morning participants had the chance to learn more about teaching artists, arts organizations and higher education.

Representatives from the following arts organizations and institutions participated: From the Bow Seat, Lesley University, Lincoln Street Center and Northland Village Foundation, Maine Department of Education, Maine Art Education Association, Maine Music Educators Association, Maine College of Art, New England Institute for Teacher Education, Portland Ovations, Portland Museum of Art, Portland Symphony Orchestra, UMaine Music Ed Department, and UMaine Art Ed Department.

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Rose Kue, Director of Education & Community Engagement, Portland Symphony Orchestra

Teams and individuals started work on an Individual (or team) Action Plan so they could hit the ground running when returning to their schools/districts. The Phase 5 Maine Arts Assessment Initiative (MAAI) Teacher Leader’s Individual Action Plans focus on the workshops they plan to provide during the 2014-15 school year.

Maine Art Education Association secretary and MAAI teacher leader, Lisa Ingraham, provided the “chair” template so teachers could use their creativity to contribute to the wall of chairs. Lisa and her colleague Jim Small from Madison School District are seen in this post in front of the growing wall of chairs.

It was the second day of the Summit on Arts Education filled with high quality professional development. The 90 participants went away having learned a great deal, and with new questions about their understanding of teaching, learning, and assessment in arts education.

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Participants “movin” with teaching artist, Stephanie McGary

 

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Jeff Poulin, Arts Education Program Coordinator from the Americans for the Arts located in Washington, D.C. provided information on Arts Advocacy

Photos taken by Kevin Facer, Roger Fuller, and Argy Nestor

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Haystack Fall Conference

May 21, 2014

Getting ready!

It’s that time of year again to register for our
MAEA Fall Conference at Haystack!!!

All of the information regarding dates (September 26-28), workshops and descriptions, Haystack positions, etc. can be found on the website: http://aeforme.org/MAEA/Haystack.html

Registration opens Sunday, June 1st! You must register online through the website (a link from the website will be provided on June 1st.) There is NO paper registration option! You will have the option of paying online via Paypal or mailing in your payment to: MAEA, PO Box 10463, Portland, ME 04104.
(If you plan on sending in a check for your payment, instead of using the Paypal option, you may do so early – like right now! Once registration opens on June 1st, if your payment is in our mailbox, it will be added to the queue. Note: If it arrives early it does NOT mean it will be first in line – it will be placed in the order in which ALL materials are received – including the on-line registration! Checks need to be made out to: MAEA. The conference is $250 on-campus and $200 off-campus. Don’t forget to add payment for your 2014-2015 membership as well!)

To be clear… Your registration will be complete, and your workshop request placed in the queue, ONLY when ALL registration materials have been accounted for:

  • online registration form,
  • active membership paid for the 2014-2015 year,
  • and full payment for the conference is received!

Workshops are filled on a first come, first served basis.

The opportunity to receive CEUs will be provided this year. When you register, please indicate whether this is something you need. You will be responsible for mailing in the paperwork provided and paying for the processing (I believe it is $10).

Reminder that your active membership ends on June 30th.
If you are registering for the Fall Conference at Haystack and plan on paying via Paypal online at the time of registration, you do not need to go to the membership page and renew!!! You will pay for the conference AND membership at the same time once the conference registration opens on June 1st. However, if you do not plan on attending the fall conference, and you wish to stay an active member, the renew membership Paypal button for the 2014-1015 year is now on the website. (http://aeforme.org/MAEA/Membership.html)

If your MAEA membership is not renewed by June 30th, you will be designated as non-active and, as a result, may not receive up-to-date information or be eligible for conferences, scholarships, exhibitions, opportunities, etc. Don’t miss anything! Please join or renew today!

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