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MAAE Celebrates 30th Anniversary and Presents Awards

Music, poetry, and lively celebration filled the Blaine House, Maine’s Governor’s Mansion, on Wednesday afternoon, June 25, as the MAAE celebrated the 30th anniversary of its founding. Blaine House Tea included awards presented by Attended by arts and education leaders from across the state, the

First Lady Karen Baldacci along with music and poetry by talented students.

Mrs. Baldacci and MAAE Executive Director Carol Trimble presented the MAAE’s first Arts Education Press Award to Bob Keyes of the Portland Press Herald for his thorough and thoughtful coverage this year of important issues in arts education and the first MAAE Arts Education Legislators Awards to Representative Boyd Marley (Portland) and Senator Margaret Rotundo (Lewiston) their work in raising awareness of the critical need for a Visual and Performing position in Maine’s Department of Education. Senator Rotundo was not able to attend the event; her statement of acceptance of the award was read by Trimble.

The audience was treated to a spirited performance of poetry by 8 student poets from Camden-Rockport Middle School and Fred P. Hall School, Portland led by poet/educator Martin Steingesser of Portland.

Two outstanding student musicians, a harpist and a pianist also enriched the program.

MAAE is proud to celebrate this milestone event and would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have contributed to its work over the years.

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