Thursday, April 1, 2010

Young Artists Honored at the Blaine House

Maine’s First Lady, Karen M. Baldacci, welcomed young artists from 11 schools to the Blaine House this week to honor their participation in the Maine Youth Excellence in Art program.
Students from Readfield Elementary School, Maranacook Middle School, Wiscasset High School, Indian Island School, Riley School, Viola Rand School, East Grand School, Brunswick High School, Waterville High School, Dr. Lewis S. Libby School and Madison Area Memorial High School, came to the Blaine House to receive medallions, certificates and the applause of their fellow artists and well wishers; none more so than Maine’s First Lady who was responsible for starting this program in 2004.

“In the last six years, the Maine Youth Excellence in Art program has given young artists from all of Maine's 818 public and private K-12 schools an opportunity to have their artwork exhibited in Augusta,” said the First Lady. “To date, more than 500 student works have been shown in the state capital, and showcasing student art is a wonderful way to create a vibrant space for our governor, legislature, citizens and visitors to enjoy.”

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