Thursday, April 7, 2011

Student Artists to be Honored at Blaine House

Moving and Grooving
Eric Denison
Jordan Acres School

Student artists from 17 of Maine’s schools will receive recognition from Maine’s First Lady at a Blaine House ceremony on Monday, April 11. They will receive certificates for their participation in the Maine Youth Excellence in Art exhibition that has been on display in the Capitol Complex since February.

Students, teachers and family members from places as far afield as York, Mount Desert Island and Greenville will travel to the Blaine House where they will be welcomed by Maine’s First Lady, receive recognition for their work and then finally get to see their work on display in Maine’s Capitol buildings.
Ann M. Stanley
Mount Desert Island High School

The work currently on display is part of the Maine Youth Excellence in Art program that is an ongoing partnership between Maine’s First Lady, the Maine Arts Commission, the Maine Alliance for Arts Education and the Maine Art Education Association.

The Maine Arts Commission currently houses an online gallery of the works that are displayed in the capital; the gallery can be found within the arts in education section of

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1 comment:

Lloyd Metcalf said...

This is very exciting. As a young boy who grew up in Maine, I never felt like there was a place or acceptance of being an artist.