Celebrating Traditional Arts Recipients
Bridgton Community Center

Bridgton Community CenterGrant: $1,500This grant supports a series of six classes for all phases of folk art mural painting, three classes for youth and three classes for adults. All classes will produce murals to be displayed. Adults and children will learn all phases of prep work at their appropriate levels from photography, sketching, choosing materials, history and actually completing murals. The classes will culminate in a celebration and exhibit at the Bridgton Community Center. The murals will be moveable and available for exhibition in other parts of the Lakes Region on invitation. This is a community building across generation’s project, encouraging appreciation for the area’s history, folk arts and artists. It is hoped that it will inspire more artists.

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Western Foothills Land Trust

Western Foothills Land TrustGrant: $1,500This grant will support the 2013 Mellie Dunham Shoe & String Festival. This festival highlights the long standing tradition of snowshoe making in Norway, Maine. The festival will include a two- month long exhibit of snowshoes made in Norway, one lecture on the snowshoe industries, one lecture on Mellie Dunham, a weeklong snowshoe making apprenticeship with Brian Theriault, and a public presentation by Brian on snow shoe making. The morning of the festival there will be snowshoe races and games, followed by an afternoon of traditional fiddle and dance music in the Norway Grange.

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Kerstin Gilg: 287-6719

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Julie Horn: 287-2790

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Argy Nestor: 287-2713

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Kathleen Mundell: 236-6741

Calendar

Wed, Jun 20   Winter Harbor, ME
Schoodic Institute Lecture: Art of Acadia – Presented by Author Carl Little - June 20 View »
Fri, Jun 22 - Sat, Jun 23   Harpswell, ME
International Artist Hilmar Gottesthal Exhibit & Benefit Event View »
Sat, Jun 23   Brunswick, ME
UUCB Concerts for a Cause: BARBERSHOP BASH! View »
 

Maine Arts Commission News

MECA to get $40K grant for migration-themed exhibition View »
Maine included in National Center for Creative Aging EngAGE Initiative View »
Deering High School Student Allan Monga named Maine Poetry Out Loud State Champion View »
 

Press Release

Littlefield Gallery named Readers' Choice Award by Down East Magazine View »
Opening reception for a major exhibition of Barbara Prey paintings of Maine at the Wendell Gilley Mu View »
Maine Potters Market Features New Work by Cathy Hammond View »