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Stories of the Land and Its People
April 19, 2014  
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Stories includes the art and academic work of over 140 students who participated in a year-long collaboration between the Farnsworth Art Museum and four Maine public schools.

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 240 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.

Stories of the Land and Its People was produced by Roger Dell.

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