Monday, August 22, 2011
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
NEWS RELEASE - Maine's Imagination Intensive Communities Announced
The Maine Alliance for Arts Education and the Maine Department of Education have collaborated to identify nine Maine communities where schools and a range of partnering organizations invest in the imaginative development of children and youth. Funding from the Kennedy Center, the Betterment Fund, the Maine Arts Commission and the Maine Department of Education made the search possible.
The six finalist communities include Arundel, Blue Hill, Camden-Rockport, Deer Isle/Stonington, North Haven, and York. The three semi-finalist communities are Brunswick, Denmark, and Portland (Reiche School).
The search for these communities grew out of a statewide census of arts learning that documented that childrenís access to education in music, visual art, dance and theater is not equal throughout the state. The census raised the question, ìWhere are the communities that even in hard times use their available resources to support the development of young peopleís creativity and innovation?î
Though an open application and juried selection process, nine communities that vary in size, location, and resources were selected to be honored and to be visited and studied by teams of Maine citizens from all walks of creative work. The purpose of these visits is to:
- Acknowledge a set of Maine communities that value and invest in the creative interests of young people
- Learn about the creative opportunities they offer children and youth
- Find out how these communities sustain and grow these opportunities
- Figure out how more Maine communities could do the same.
One result of this initiative, available to all Maine educators and youth advocates, will be a website that showcases and describes Maineís top Imagination Intensive Communities. The website will include contact information for dialogue with or visits by other communities for the purpose of creating a network to incubate ideas for future innovations.
The Maine Alliance for Arts Education (MAAE) is a statewide nonprofit that works to strengthen education in all of the arts for all Maine students. For more information on this project and other activities of MAAE, visit www.maineartsed.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
First place-Robin Wilder
Second place tie-Elliot Grigo and Cody Prandelli
Third place tie-Michael Crockett and Cole Ellison
All entries can be viewed at the Bagel Cafe in Camden until the 1st of May.
The CHRHS Horizons program coordinator Nancy Albertson selected ten students to attend a four day Precious Metal Clay (PMC) workshop in April of this month with Mrs. Southworth as the instructor. The students were fascinated with this new medium and created several unique pieces and have been inspired to continue with the medium.