From kindergarten kids to high-school seniors, students throughout the state have created more than 100 works of art as part of Maine Youth Art Month, which begins Saturday with an exhibit at the Portland Museum of Art. The student show of paintings, drawings, sculpture, collage, mixed media pieces and other works is on view through March 29 at the museum, 7 Congress Square, Portland. “This is an exhibition for the entire community to discover the emerging voices of Maine’s youth and to recognize the immense value of arts education in our schools,” said museum spokeswoman Kristen Levesque in a press release. Youth Art Month has been observed nationally since 1961, and the PMA and the Maine Art Education Association have collaborated on the annual statewide celebration since 1980.
Three Falmouth High School student musicians were recently selected to participate in the 2015 All-Eastern Honor Ensembles, scheduled for April in Providence, Rhode Island. Alexandra Ertman will perform in the Jazz Ensemble, Matthew Estabrook in the Mixed Choir and Keunjoo Kim in the Concert Band. The ensemble performances are part of a biennial conference of the National Association for Music Education’s Eastern Division, which represents a dozen states.
The following students were named to the dean’s list or honor roll of their respective college or university during the first semester of the 2014-2015 academic year.
Brandeis University: Sydney Sperber, of Yarmouth.
Lafayette College: Michael Bloom, of Falmouth.
Quinnipiac University: Michael McIntosh, of Falmouth; and Taylor Morrison, of Yarmouth.
Rochester Institute of Technology: Sarah Collmus, of Falmouth; John Gorman, of Yarmouth; Anthony Hardy, of Cumberland; Alexander Hensley, of Yarmouth; Adrienne Michalakis, of Falmouth; Ian Morency, of Freeport; Thomas Robichaud, of Yarmouth; and Thomas Walker, of Falmouth.
St. Lawrence University: Alida Farrell, of Freeport; Travis Hamre, of Yarmouth; Connor Hanley, of Cumberland; Grace King, of Yarmouth; Claire Longcope, of Falmouth; Maxwell Maurer, of Freeport; Paige Richardson, of Cumberland; and Emily Sturtevant, of Freeport.
Yarmouth High School junior Emma Egan recently created this acrylic painting, “Celestial Spaces,” which is on view at the Portland Museum of Art as part of Maine Youth Art Month in March.