Join us for the opening ceremony of Stories of the Land and It's People.
Opening Ceremony: Strand Theatre 1-2 p.m.
Exhibition Opening: Farnsworth Art Museum 2-5 p.m.
Open to the public. Free admission.
Refreshments will be served.
The Stories of the Land and Its People project is a yearlong arts integration initiative in midcoast public schools, in which students work with museum educators, professional artists, classroom teachers, art teachers, and community members to tell the story of their community through art.
Rockland District Middle School participating teacher, Rachel Campbell, states, “I believe this photography project provides several opportunities to students. It incorporates art into their lives and they are able recognize their own artistic ability. They also are given the chance to learn more and appreciate their own communities.”
In its second year, the SLIP project has expanded from 140 to 220 local students.
Participating schools include fourth and seventh grade classes from Appleton, Islesboro, Lincolnville, and Rockland. In this project, students work with Education Project Manager Andrea Curtis and professional artists Charlotte Dixon, Reid Elem, and Matthew Smolinksy in the classroom to connect aesthetic education to classroom learning. Final projects of this work will be on display at the Farnsworth Art Museum during the late spring and summer of 2013. The SLIP exhibition opening ceremony is Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Strand Theatre. This event is free and open to the public.
The Stories of the Land and Its People project is generously supported by the Arthur K. Watson Charitable Trust, Jane’s Trust, Chichester du Pont Foundation, Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation, Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Cascade Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Peter F. McSpadden, Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Campbell, and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Cabot.