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Great Works Recipients
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts 

Johnson Hall Performing Arts CenterGrant: $5,000This grant supports Haystack’s 2012 summer exhibitions celebrating two distinctly different mediums and traditions: Amy Stacey Curtis: Drawings about Time and Ragged Beauty will provide exposure for Maine artist Amy Stacey Curtis’s work to a national and international audience of Haystack attendees, as well as island residents and visitors to the area. The second exhibit, Ragged Beauty curated by Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada (one of the foremost experts in shibori techniques), provides a rare opportunity to see a world-class collection of Japanese textiles in Maine.


Portland Ovations

Opera House ArtsGrant: $17,000This grant will support an ambitious and dynamic project that re-stages, re-interprets and re-imagines arguably one of the greatest works of the 20th century, Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Sharing a birthday with Portland Ovation’s primary venue, Stravinsky’s seminal masterpiece will anchor a season-long centennial celebration of the city owned landmark concert hall Merrill Auditorium. Through the lens of shared centennials, Portland Ovations will celebrate the enduring influence, significance and artistic excellence of Rite of Spring both onstage and off with performances by award winning pianists So Yeon Lee and Ran Dank, America’s premier wind ensemble Imani Winds, the adventurous jazz trio the Bad Plus and the world-renown Joffrey Ballet.


Penobscot Theatre Company
Grant: $17,000This grant will support the production of the Pulitzer Prize winning play Wit and work with a host of community partners for public programming and outreach around the play’s subject matter and themes
Portland Museum of Art
Grant: $17,000This grant will support Weatherbeaten: Winslow Homer and Maine, the first major investigation of Winslow Homer’s world at his Prouts Neck studio.
SPACE Gallery
Grant: $13,000This grant will support The People to Come, a participatory, site-adaptable performance installation by Puerto Rican born and Brooklyn based director/choreographer Yanira Castro.
Total: $69,000