[DOE-Arts] Happy Daylight Savings Time!

Argy Nestor argy.nestor at maine.gov
Tue Mar 8 05:38:32 EST 2011

We've gotten plenty of rain in my part of the state that is washing the beautiful snow away. I know this makes some of you happy and others (like me) sad. The good news is that the days are getting longer, at the beginning AND the end of the day. Before we know it we will be changing our clocks and our bodies will be adjusting to a shift of when it is light and Springtime just around the corner!

Judges needed: 
The Maine Federation of Women’s Clubs annual Student High School Art Exhibit & Contest is scheduled during the May 12th & 13th meeting in Augusta. Three volunteers are needed to help judge. Four MFWC Districts have held student high school art contests and have selected four winning art works from each district, to show at the May meeting. Included in the exhibit is the Membership Photography Contest which also needs to be judged. There are  about 35 photos. First place winner receives $175; Second place receives $100; third place winner receives $75. The judging takes place May 12, from 9:00 to 10:00 AM. If you are interested please contact MFWC Art Collaboration Chairman, Barbara Hathaway by email: bhaway at myfairpoint.net.The MFWC are a part of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs and support the arts with art programs, projects and art opportunities. 
New teacher blog: 
Westbrook High School art teacher, Debra Bickford is using a blog with her students and community called "Art-the first language". It is now listed under the blog roll section of the meartsed blog. You can find it on the bottom right side on the front page. 

Latest blog posts:
Thank you to everyone who has sent info and pictures for the blog. A variety of posts this week listed below... for example, you can learn about the new Commissioner at the Maine Department of Education. Stephen Bowen was sworn in on Friday and you will have the opportunity to meet him during his first 100 days at the Department as he travels around the state holding public forums. Watch in the blog to see the date he is traveling to a neighborhood near you! To access the blog you can click here: http://meartsed.wordpress.com/

* 2010-11 Screen savers announced - Artists selected and announced
* Follow-up Story - Winthrop's Bowls for a Benefit project
* Imagination Conversation - Maine's participation in nationwide conversation
* Stephen Bowen's Testimony - Commissioner's statements before the Education committee
* Bowen Sworn in as Education Chief - News release on the new Commissioner of Education
* Picturing America - National Endowment for the Humanities program
* IICs Spotlighted - Americans for the Arts
* Congressional Arts Competition - MAC announces contest
* MLTI Webinar - Painting a Picture
* HAPPY YAM and MIOSM - Celebrate the arts this month!

Thank you for visiting the blog this week for you were one of 968! If you know of someone who is not on the meartsed list-serv please have them email me and I would be glad to add them so they can also benefit from the opportunities and information that is provided on the meartsed  blog. And a GREAT BIG THANK YOU for all the important work you do each day for arts education!

Make it a great Daylight Savings Time,

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

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