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Wapohahki Student Art Show Opening at the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine

  • Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine 142 Free Street Portland, ME, 04101 United States (map)

The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine is pleased to announce that it will host the 2016 Waponahki Student Art Show on loan from the Abbe Museum. The show opening will take place on Tuesday, January 24th from 3:30 to 5 pm at the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, located at 142 Free Street in Portland. It will remain on display through April 30, 2017. 

The show features 45 pieces of original artwork created by children in grades K-12 from all four federally recognized Native American Tribes in Maine. During the opening, visitors will have the opportunity to view and touch Passamaquoddy artifacts.

“We are excited to host this wonderful show,” said Suzanne Olson, Executive Director of the Children’s Museum & Theatre. “Art is universal and a great medium for visitors to learn about Waponahki culture.”

Museum & Theatre educators will create programming around the art show installation, which will focus on shared experiences of visitors and the young Waponahki artists. Periodically, while the show is on display, the Museum & Theatre will host five individual hour-long workshops, where visitors will be encouraged to think about how their lives are similar to the artists’ and create their own art in response. The artwork created by visitors will travel back to the Waponahki student artists so that these children, who have never met, can have a connection and greater understanding of each other’s lives and shared experiences through art.

The Waponahki Student Art Show is sponsored by a grant from the P.W. Sprague Memorial Foundation. For more information on this event and other related events, please visit www.kitetails.org/calendar-of-events or call (207) 828-1234.

LISTING INFORMATION
WHO: Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine
WHAT: WAPONAHKI STUDENT ART SHOW OPENING
WHERE: 142 Free St., Portland, ME 04101
WHEN:  Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 3:30-5 pm
COST: Free with admission to the Museum & Theatre
MORE INFO: www.kitetails.org;  (207) 828-1234; info@kitetails.org
PRESS CONTACT: Sandy Boyce, sandy@kitetails.org; (207) 828-1234 ext. 222. 

The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine offers theatre productions and programs, weekly educational programming and a safe, fun place for children and families to play in downtown Portland, Maine. The Museum & Theatre’s 20+ exhibits, 100+ free weekly educational programs, five annual mainstage theatre productions and dozens of outreach opportunities are best enjoyed by children ages six months to 10 years old.

Earlier Event: December 24
Abbe Museum Closed for Updates
Later Event: February 1
Amy Lonetree Lecture