ARTS NEWSLETTER #23 - 25 December 2007
GREETINGS FROM ARGY’S CUBBY with a view of the STATE HOUSE DOME at the Department of Education
THIS NEWSLETTER is being delivered a few days early because of the holiday. I appreciate the inspiration you give students each day in your classrooms and schools know that long after they leave what you’ve shared with them will be remembered. Thank you so much for the important work you do and your dedication to arts education. Best wishes for a restful vacation!
ARTS NEWS – GREAT NEWS!!!
- I am thrilled to announce that the ARTS EDUCATION webpage at the Department of Education is now available at http://www.maine.gov/education/lres/vpa/ or you can access it through the MLR page at http://www.maine.gov/education/lres/pei/index.html
Please book mark the first link since the information will be changing periodically as new information and resources become available.
- On April 6 and 7, 2008 Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) is sponsoring “Arts, Innovation and Creativity” Institute at the Samoset in Rockport. We are looking for presenters who are interested in facilitating a workshop that includes a connection between one or more of the arts with one or more Maine Learning Results content that uses technology. The Call for Presenters form is attached and needs to be returned by January 10th. This is a great opportunity to share the good work you do in your classrooms throughout Maine.
- You might remember the greeting card contest that Prudent Publishing Company was sponsoring that I had announced in Newsletter #20. Two days I sent out a special notice letting you know Maine students were ineligible. Well, I am thrilled to let you know that, in fact (after many emails and phone calls), Maine students are eligible for the $10,000 scholarship. Here is the information as I had originally listed it:
The 1st annual Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship is for students starting at age 14. All high school, college and university students are eligible. The design can be created in photography, graphic design or fine arts. The submission date is January 15, 2008. I realize there is not much time but f\or more information please go to http://www.gallerycollection.com/scholarship.htm
OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS
- Maine Alliance for Arts Education (MAAE) is pleased to announce an opportunity for Maine high school and early- college music students. The National Symphony and the Kennedy Center Education Department in Washington DC, with whom MAAE is affiliated, have selected Maine as one of the states to send a student to the 4-week National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute. The student selected will receive a full scholarship, all expenses paid, for the institute which includes private lessons, chamber music coaching, performance opportunities in the DC area, master classes and seminars, all with members of the National Symphony Orchestra, as well as participation in the NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra with students from all over the country. Detailed information and application forms will be posted soon on MAAE’s website at http://www.maineartseducation.org/national_symphony.html, or interested teachers, parents, or students can call MAAE at 232-2203 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Deadline: February 8, 2008.
- The Brewer Trophy Aviation Education Association is sponsoring a “Design an Aviation Stamp”. There are three age categories and a variety of topics for stamp themes. For details please go to www.brewertrophy.org Deadline: February 29, 2008
OPPORTUNITIES FOR TEACHERS
- Maine Art Educators Association member’s art exhibit at L/A College in Lewiston. Delivery dates: Friday, Jan. 4, 3-6 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 5, 10-4, or by earlier arrangement. Dates of exhibit: January 21 - April 5. Reception: 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, Jan. 25, 2008 (snow date: Friday, February 1, 2008). Please contact Robin with questions about the show 753-6554, email@example.com
- Participate in NCTA’s “Teaching East Asia Seminar”. The consortium is planning for the next decade of advancing the study of East Asia in American schools. Please apply immediately. For application and more information about this program please contact Ryan Bradeen at 207 942 7146, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Here are two professional development opportunities to learn more about professional learning communities: “Blazing a Trail Together: Understanding and using professional learning communities to support a learning culture” and “Charting a Course: Understanding and developing participation in professional learning communities”. For more information please contact Ellen Holmes at 624-6821.
OPPORTUNITY FOR ARTIST/EDUCATOR
South Bristol School is holding an Artist-in-Residency program the week of June 9-13th. The program, themed "Discovering Beauty," will present daily classes to the 76 students and will culminate in a public presentation on Friday afternoon. Two artists are needed. For more information please contact Jennifer Kosky at email@example.com
Nominate a student, teacher, administrator and/or a school who deserve an award! Visit Maine Alliance for Arts Education’s website for details and nomination forms www.maineallforartrsed.org/
Art in the Heart – January 24th, 4:30 – University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow Street, Bangor – Munchies and beverages provided.
QUOTE OF THE NEWSLETTER
Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.