Thursday, October 1, 2009

Student Artists to be Honored at Blaine House Today

Young artists from schools across the state of Maine are heading to the Blaine House today, where they will meet Maine’s first lady and receive recognition for their participation in an art exhibition that has been on display throughout Maine’s capitol since June.

Thirty Eight students from Palermo Consolidated School; Wiscasset High School; Boothbay Region High School; Readfield Elementary School; Waterville High School; Bangor’s Fruit Street School; and Danforth’s East Grand School will all be honored for their part in the Maine Youth Excellence in Art program. These young artists, who have brightened Maine’s corridors of power in recent months, will receive certificates of excellence and medallions from First Lady Karen Baldacci honoring their achievement.

This is an ongoing exhibit and the next group of works will be put on display at the end of October, 2009. Art teachers of all grade levels are welcome to submit student art for this exhibition. For more information, including more detailed guidelines and schedule for exhibitions visit, or contact Paul Faria at the Maine Arts Commission, 207/287-2790,

MYEIA Group: First Lady, Karen Baldacci, honors young art students at the Blaine House. Hannah Peacock: Hannah is all smiles after meeting with Maine’s First Lady, Hannah is from Burnham Village School
Student work currently on exhibit features,Nicole Tibbetts, Portraits, Study of Dark & Light, Grade 11, Teacher: Manon Lewis, Boothbay Region High School.
Maya DeGroote, Hands of Peace, Grade 10, Teacher: Manon Lewis, Boothbay Region High School

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