[DOE-Arts] ARTS ED EVENTS

Argy Nestor Argy.Nestor at maine.gov
Thu Mar 6 16:15:48 EST 2008


Just wanted you to know of events happening in the next few days.  I  
know there are other events happening as well in the next couple of  
weeks in districts across Maine.  Good luck arts educators planning  
these events!

Upcoming Arts Education Events:

MAINE DRAMA FESTIVAL
The 78th annual Maine Drama Festival gets under way Friday night and  
continues Saturday (March 7,8) in nine locations across the state. If  
you’ve never attended the 35 min. one-act performances I urge you to  
attend, it is a special treat.  Please go to http://www.fivetowns.net/ 
subsites/StromAud/MDC/index.htm
for schedules and locations to see Maine’s high school students on  
stage!


YOUTH ART MONTH OPENINGS

Portland Museum of Art, March 8th, 5:00.  Join students, parents and  
teachers in recognizing young artists, K-12 from all over Maine.   
Student exhibit remains throughout March.

Maine Education Office, Sunday, March 9th, 1:00.  An outstanding  
exhibit which will remain for several months.

Both exhibits sponsored by Maine Art Education Association



ARTS EDUCATION ADVOCACY DAY

State House, Hall of Flags, Monday, March 10th, 10-1.  Join Maine  
Alliance for Arts Education in celebrating arts education.   
Recognition of arts advocates by Governor Baldacci and Maine Arts  
Commissioner Director, Donna McNeil.



POETRY OUT LOUD

Support Maine's Poetry Out Loud Finalists as they Compete this Weekend

The state final takes place, 2 - 6:00 p.m., Saturday, March 8,

2008, at Schaeffer Theatre - Bates College, 305 College Street,

Lewiston. This contest is free to attend and open to all those wishing

to witness the undoubted talents of Maine's high school students.

This program is presented by the Maine Arts Commission, The National

Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Poetry Foundation.   For more  
information visit the Poetry Out Loud http://mainearts.maine.gov/ 
organizations/education/PoetryOutloud.shtml


Make it a great arts celebration,
Argy

Argy Nestor
Visual and Performing Arts Specialist
Maine Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023
207-624-6825
fax: 207-624-6821
argy.nestor at maine.gov
	





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