Wednesday, January 4, 2012
“Two Times Ten: 20 years of Maine’s Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program,” a photographic exhibit featuring portraits of participating master artists as teachers, cultural advocates and keepers of traditions. It features such artists as Cindy Larock, a master step dancer from Lewiston, who is now passing on the tradition to a whole new generation.
The exhibit is part of an upcoming series– sponsored by the University of New England Maine Geriatric Education Center (UNE-MGEC) in partnership with St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion and the Maine Arts Commission – which will include artist demonstrations and facilitated discussion called “Living Art–Living Well Studio.” The program explores how creativity and art affects the health of the body, mind and spirit of older adults. The first of the four part series takes place on Thursday, February 9, 2012 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion in Lewiston.
In February, “Two times Ten” will travel to the Center for Maine Craft in Gardiner and be on display between February 1 and February 28, 2012.
On February 17, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Center for Maine Craft, the Maine Arts Commission, in conjunction with the Center for Maine Craft, will provide a workshop that helps explain how to apply to the Maine Arts Commission’s Traditional Arts Apprenticeship program. The workshop will also expand beyond this to provide general information session about all of the Maine Arts Commission funding programs.