Posts Tagged ‘Youth Art Month’

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Art in the Heart

March 21, 2019

YAM Mall Exhibit

Art in the Heart of Maine annually partners with the University of Maine Museum of Art, the Maine Art Education Association and the Bangor Mall to exhibit artwork created by students from the greater Bangor area. This 3 week exhibit celebrates Youth Art Month and allows art educators to show off the magnificent work their students are producing. One of my favorite outcomes of this exhibit entails garnering inspiration from my fellow educators for lesson ideas to bring back to my own classroom. Our show opened on Sunday, March 3rd and will close Saturday, March 23rd. The following educators and schools participated in the 2019 Mall Show.
  • Angeli Perrow – George B. Weatherbee School
  • Michael Vermette – Indian Island School
  • Mary-Ann Hennessy-Ashe – Smith Elementary and Wagner Middle Schools
  • Wendy Libby – Fruit Street School
  • Heidi Crahen – Abraham Lincoln and Mary Snow Schools
  • Ashley Curtis – Dr. Lewis S. Libby and Veazie Community Schools
  • Katrina Lajoie – William S. Cohen School
  • Jenna Caler – Fairmount Elementary and Fourteenth Street Schools
  • Lindsay Hartwell – Glenburn Academy
  • Julie Anthony – Orono Middle School
  • Rachel Case – Hermon Elementary and Middle Schools
  • Marion MacEwen – Brewer High School
  • Jessica Barnes – Orono High School
  • Margaret Jones – Miles Lane/Jewett Schools
  • Helen Allen-Weldon – Holden Elementary and Eddington Elementary Schools
  • Jenn Mishou – Alternative Education, Bangor
  • Lori Spruce – Brewer High School
  • Holly Leighton – Mattanawcook Academy
  • Sarah Moon – Dedham Elementary
  • Sasha Bladen – Penquis Valley
  • Eva Wagner – Bangor High School
  • Diane D’Amour – Bangor High School
  • Terry Thibodeau – Carmel Elementary, Suzanne Smith Elementary and Caravel Middle Schools
  • Sue Shapiro – Hermon High School
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Aroostook County

March 18, 2019

Celebrating YAM

For many years the Aroostook County art teachers, all part of the Northern pARTners, have collaborated for a Youth Art Month celebration. This  year is not different – they have put together an exhibit at the Aroostook County Mall. The artists’ reception was on March 8 and the room was packed. Thank you to the Aroostook County Art Teachers for your commitment to this annual art show and the good work you do everyday across The County!

The exhibition in Aroostook County Mall runs from March 1 through March 31, 2019.

Who participates in the Northern pARTners? 

  • Jane Hutchison – Easton Schools, Kindergarten to High School
  • Beth Cummings – MSAD #45/Washburn, Elementary
  • Ellyn Whitten-Smith – MSAD #1/Presque Isle High School
  • Julie Nadeau – MSAD #1/Presque Isle Middle School
  • Lena Tingley – RSU #39/Caribou Elementary and Middle
  • Jessica Goodwin – Caribou High School
  • Ruth McAtee – MSAD #1/Presque Isle Elementary
  • Stacy Ramsey – MSAD #70/Hodgdon, Kindergarten to High School
  • Susan Beaulier – MSAD #32/Ashland, Kindergarten to High School
  • Theresa Cerceo, , Sonya Michaud – MSAD #33/Frenchville & St.Agatha
  • Wanda Jackins – MSAD #42/Mars Hill, Pre K to High School
  • Anderson, B. Brissette, J. Sandstrom, K. Davenport – Caswell Elementary
  • Sarah Love- EUT/Connor
  • Joanna Doughty- MSAD #20/Fort Fairfield
  • Jessica Goodwin-RSU #39/Limestone
  • Classroom elementary and middle school teachers – Union 122/Woodland Consolidated

 

Is the student artwork from particular schools or grades? 

There is a large assortment of artwork that range from Pre Kindergarten to 12th Grade. There are approximately 300 to 350 students who participated in displaying their work.

Exhibit March 8th to March 30; where is it?

Aroostook Centre Mall – 830 Main St, Presque Isle, ME 04769.

Across the Label Shopper store inside the mall

How was artwork chosen?

The teachers’ selected the best works from their classes.

Where and what time can people view the exhibit?

Monday to Saturday’s: open 10 am – 8 pm, Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm

Where was the March 8 reception?

The reception was at the mall. Each school invites the artist and their family to celebrate their success.

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YAMMING it Up!

March 2, 2019

Tonight at PMA – Celebrating Maine’s Community of Young Artists

Portland, Maine, March 2019– Creative works from Maine art students will be on display during the month of March at the Portland Museum of Art (PMA). This multi-media exhibition, sponsored by Maine Art Education Association (MAEA), highlights Youth Art Month, a national celebration sponsored by the Council for Art Education. The annual celebration, which typically takes place in March, emphasizes the value of art education for all children and encourages support for quality art programs in Maine schools. This event marks 25 years of collaboration between the Portland Museum of Art and the Maine Art Education Association to celebrate student creativity from pre-kindergarten-12th grade.

Guest speakers for the event include representatives from the Portland Museum of Art and honorees as named by the Maine Art Education Association. This year’s MAEA Award for Excellence in Art Advocacy recognizes Waterfall Arts for long-standing support of arts education and youth creativity. Teacher Holly Houston from Yarmouth High School will be speaking as MAEA’s 2019 Art Educator of the Year.

The exhibition runs from March 1, 2019, through April 1, 2019 on the Lower Ground Floor of the PMA.The celebratory opening reception is Saturday, March 2 from 4:00pm to 7:30pm. Presentation of certificates will start with pre-kindergarten to third grade at 4:30pm, fourth to seventh grade at 5:30pm, and finally, eighth to twelfth grade at 6:30pm.

Please consider scheduling your arrival to allow time to enjoy the exhibition and the museum’s collection. The galleries close at 6 p.m.Admission to the Youth Art Month exhibition is free the day of the opening for Youth Art Month participants, their families, and teachers. Children 14 years and under are always free at the PMA..

For more information on the Youth Art Month exhibition visit www.portlandmuseum.org/learn/youth-art-month

 

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Youth Art Month

February 2, 2019

Call for student artwork

For more than 20 years, the Portland Museum of Art and the Maine Art Education Association (MAEA) have collaborated to bring National Youth Art Month to Maine. This annual observance emphasizes the value of art education and encourages support for quality school art programs through a month-long exhibition of artwork by K-12 students throughout the state. The exhibition runs from March 1 through March 31, 2019 on the Lower Ground Floor of the PMA. Admission to the exhibition is free for the public.

REGISTRATION January 14 – February 5

You must be a member of the Maine Art Education Association (or become one) in order to exhibit your student work.

2-dimensional work only and must be framed and under glass or blemish free plexi-glass.

Student work should be photographed before framing and is submitted with the registrations.

Questions? Contact the YAM coordinator Elyse Pelletier, Scarborough High School at epelletier@scarboroughschools.org.

Artwork Drop-Off

Wednesday, February 6, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m

Friday, February 8, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, February 9, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Back entrance of the Portland Museum of Art at 99 Spring Street. The museum cannot store artwork packaging or wrapping material. Upon drop-off, you must leave with the packaging.
Satellite Drop-Off: Suzanne Goulet @ Waterville SHS – will receive through Friday, February 8 at Waterville SHS – 2:30pm

Reception – Saturday, March 2

Pick-Up
Portland Museum of Art
    Wednesday, April 3, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Thursday, April 4, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All remaining art will be collected by a MAEA agent and will be
available for pick up at the Spring Conference at the MAEA Spring Conference – Saturday, April 6 – Belfast Area High School
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In Today’s News

March 19, 2018

Waterfall Arts – Belfast

Youth Art Month exhibit takes over the gallery in Belfast at Waterfall Arts. From the Penobscot Bay Pilot: BELFAST—For the third year, the walls of Waterfall Arts’ Clifford and Corridor Galleries are covered in children’s and teenagers’ art—some of it as recognizable as what you’d find on a refrigerator at home and some, arresting enough to stop and try to find out how old the artist is.

READ the entire article written by Kay Stephens, photos by Kay as well.

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Youth Art Month

March 16, 2018

Portland Museum of Art

The annual statewide Youth Art Month exhibit at the Portland Museum of Art is underway and you won’t want to miss seeing it. Members of the Maine Art Education Association provide one piece of art work from each school that they teach. Nine hundred people attended the official opening and to see the impressive work that represents students in PK-grade 12 from all parts of the state. This is the 24th celebration and the show has over 100 pieces and will remain on display until April 1.

Ted Simpson, grade 4, Ocean Ave. Elementary School, “Froggy in the Tree”, Teacher – Sally Mitchell

 

Alyssa McNeill, grade 8, Westbrook Middle School, “Be Happy”, Mixed Media, Teacher – Abby Jacobs

Taylor Hagerty, grade 9, Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, “Broken Time”, newspaper, collage, acrylic paint, Teacher – Cindi Kugell

Rachel Johnson, grade 11, Brunswick High School, color pencils, Teacher – Colleen Kearney-Graffam

 

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YAM it Up!

March 3, 2017

Youth Art Month

Invitation artwork created by Lizzie Valdmanis grade 6 collagraph kimono

Invitation artwork created by Lizzie Valdmanis grade 6 collagraph kimono

The Maine Art Education Association

and the

Portland Museum of Art

Cordially Invite You to the Opening Reception

of

Youth Art Month

at the Portland Museum of Art

on

Saturday, March 11, 2017

4:00-7:30 pm

Presentation of Certificates of Participation:

4:30 PM: Grades K-3

5:30 PM: Grades 4-7

6:30 PM: Grades 8-12

The youth Art Month Exhibition remains hanging:

March 1 thru April 2, 3017

For more information about the Maine Art Education Association please CLICK HERE.

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