Maine Alliance for Arts and Education Open House at EAC

Cassidy Carr of Calais performed “A Thousand Years” and “Hallelujah” on her flute for attendees of a Maine Alliance for Arts Education Open House held November 14 at Eastport Arts Center.


On Tuesday, November 14, Eastport Arts Center was the host for a Maine Alliance for Arts Education Open House and Conversation with Susan Potters, executive director.  Parents, students, teachers and community members from Calais to Jonesboro expressed their support of arts in the schools. Student musicians Cora and Ellis Zipperer-Sánchez from Eastport and Cassidy Carr from Calais entertained the guests as they enjoyed an exhibition of student artwork from Calais, Eastport and Perry. Potters informed the attendees of community input that schools are required to have when applying for Title One funds. Discussion centered around the fact that the arts can help teach all children, remedial through gifted, in all subjects in the curriculum.  Strategies for reinforcing student learning through the arts were discussed, and it was agreed that this would be a good use of professional development funds. Potters expressed her pleasure in meeting so many here in Washington County who share in arts advocacy.

For more information about Education and Outreach programs of Eastport Arts Center, please email Alison Brennan at alison@eastportartscenter.org, or visit www.eastportartscenter.org.