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Leaps // Building Bridges

Dear Friends and Families, Art plays a powerful role in the development of children's creative thinking. It teaches children to build bridges and connect ideas. One of the first connections we

Leaps // With Wings to Fly

Dear Families and Friends, We couldn't hide our excitement when we met to board the ferry for Vinalhaven. Equipped with a mountain of books and supplies, we saw Rockland disappear and


Dear Families and Friends, On Tuesday, October 6, our team of mentor artists arrives at Vinalhaven School to launch LEAPS of IMAGINATION. Twenty-one second and third graders are in for

CMCA Receives Maine Arts Commission Grant for Leaps of Imagination

Rockport, Maine, September 25, 2015 — The Maine Arts Commission has awarded the Center for Maine Contemporary Art funding for its in-school Leaps of Imagination program. Leaps brings local artists

Making the World Better

Dear Families and Friends, During our month-long adventure with art and ideas, children have let their imaginations go. On the last day of LEAPS of IMAGINATION we asked second graders,

Show Stopper

Dear Families and Friends, Friday morning was a stupendous experience for LEAPS of IMAGINATION students, their teachers, their families, and of course, those of us who have come to know

Commitment, Risk, Abandon, and Joy

Dear Families and Friends, How can we sum up our four week exploration with second graders at Lura Libby School? “The act of creation is like the act of love.

Eric Leppanen, Dietlind Vander Schaaf, Robert Younger

  14.04.2015   CMCA   Open Studio   No comments

Eric Leppanen I am an action painter who recycles old paint – giving it a new life and purpose. I try to create a constellation of different effects with paint by combining

Artists Leave an Imprint

Dear Families and Friends, Artists, Alexis Iammarino, Sarah Rogers, Susan Beebe, and Sandy Weisman continue to “make their mark” in Lura Libby classrooms. The moment has come for young artists

Art Makes it Stick

Dear Families and Friends, The LEAPS of IMAGINATION team has been working hard to make things “sticky” for kids. We believe that long after the actual stickiness kids feel on

Together We Can Do So Much

Dear Families and Friends, After hearing the tale of The Gigantic Turnip, our group began its own serious work in pairs.  Everyone knew that it had been the collaborative effort of

Tellers of Tales

There’s a  bird living in the attic. There are four little chicks. They’re robins. “I can’t go up there. They might peck me!” “I’ve seen robins’ eggs because it fell