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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Coastal Maine Botanical GardensGrant: $500This grant will support Rachel Carson: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Silent Spring. In this exhibit, cosponsored by Maine Audubon, Rachel Carson's life is remembered through interpretive panels, artwork and photographs. The central theme is Rachel Carson, the influence of her Maine residency in her work, and the legacy of Silent Spring today. The program will include displays of Rachel Carson’s books with excerpts from her writings and a screening of the video: American Experience-Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring as well as interpretive panels documenting the impact of Rachel Carson’s writings on the environmental movement in America. This project is a capstone experience for a much larger year-long celebration of bird and plant interactions. These feature many arts and humanities themes, ranging from bird photography, painting and sculpture, to the impact of loss of plant and animal diversity on the human condition.

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Bar Harbor Music Festival Corporation
Grant: $1,000This grant will support Whales and Other Voices which explores the creative mind through the Bar Harbor Festival’s New Composers Forum and New Composers Concert. The two presentations will explore the synergy of music and nonmusical sources.
Lark Society for Chamber Music
Grant: $1,000This grant will support Is it a Fiddle or a Violin? The project will be an oral and musical exploration of the differences between violin and fiddle music and playing.
SPACE Gallery
Grant: $1,000This grant will support Normative Narratives, a four part film series examining the portrayal of gay men in mainstream cinema.
Total: $3,500