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Middle School – Music and Theater

June 12, 2019

10 year study

We periodically read reports and research about the benefits of arts education. We, as visual and/or performing arts educators don’t need a report to tell us what we already know. The impact of an excellent arts education with an effective arts educator guiding student learning is amazingly beneficial to learners, Pk-grade 12.

Just in case you’d like to read a report, here is a recent one. This was compiled while tracking the progress during a ten-year period of over 30,000 middle school students in Florida. Researchers from George Mason University looked at music and theatre.

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Monhegan Residency’s Announced

June 2, 2019

Going to the island

Artist: Jennifer Calivas

MONHEGAN—The Monhegan Artists’ Residency Corporation (MARC) has announced their choice of three Maine artists for the 2019 summer residency program on Monhegan Island: Jennifer Calivas, Dozier Bell, and Katherine Cargile. Calivas and Bell will spend five weeks in June and September, respectively, and Cargile was awarded the two-week residency in July, established for artist-teachers who serve the K-12 grade levels in Maine.

A recent MFA graduate of Yale University, Jennifer Calivas is a Maine-native currently living in Brooklyn. Her work uses humor and the uncanny to talk about her personal experiences as a woman and about the broader history of the subjugation of the female body, with a particular interest in the photographic history of female hysteria. She plans to work in the Monhegan landscape to stage photographs and to create a performance that will be based on documentation of female “hysterics” in the 19th century.

Artist: Dozier Bell

Waldoboro resident Dozier Bell is an established painter whose work of the past several years has focused on the natural world as filtered through the lens of her childhood impressions of Maine’s environment and her interest in nature as represented in the art of 15th-16th c. German artists such as Altdorfer and Dürer, and in German Romantic fables, where the landscape itself is a participant in the drama. Bell has never visited Monhegan and is looking forward to having “a more direct and extended experience of the ocean and its atmospheric effects.”

Katherine Cargile is a veteran middle school art teacher from Lewiston, Maine, who is highly interested in literature, history, and visual culture studies, and works in a variety of media, including painting, printmaking, appliqué quilting, and paper-mache sculpture. She explains, “There is a feeling of mystery, timelessness and myth about the island that will contribute to my narrative work as well, as I intend to do some imaginative studies based on my experiences.”

Artist: Katherine Cargile

The three were selected by a jury that included photographer Margo Halverson, chair of the graphic design program of the Maine College of Art; the Portland painter and art instructor John Knight; and Leith MacDonald from Rockland, who is an artist, arts administrator, and author of the recent book, Island Inspiration, Monhegan’s Art Colony, 1895-2000.

Established in 1989, the Monhegan Artists’ Residency program supports the creative growth of dedicated Maine artists by providing them time and space in which to work free of interruption and constraint in the inspiring environment of Monhegan Island. Long a haven for innovative artistic practice, the island offers a dramatic setting and a compelling community of visual artists, fishermen, and gardeners who provide an unusual and distinct perspective on the modern world. For more information about the residency, see monheganartistsresidency.org.

 

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Nature Art Camp

May 18, 2019

Hurricane Island

 

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Maine Acoustic Festival

October 3, 2016

Middle and high school students – deadline: November 1, 2016

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Middle School Music Teachers Invited

November 23, 2014

Bay Chamber Concerts and Music School invitation – Free Student Matinee

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Bay Chamber Concerts and Music School invites Maine middle school music teachers and their students to Camden for a free matinee performance.

Overboard
Friday, March 27 at 9:30am
Camden Opera House

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This renowned 5-member a cappella group from Boston will perform a free student matinee for area middle schoolers as part of the ensemble’s three day residency in Maine.

Please contact Monica Kelly at monica@baychamberconcerts.org for more information or to reserve your spot.

Limited seating available – 50 seats per school maximum.

Visit http://www.overboardvocals.com/ to learn more about Overboard.

Presenting Residency Sponsor: Slim Goodbody Corporation/John & Christine Burstein.

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