MEDIA ADVISORY – Maine Visual and Performing Arts Education Celebration at 2:00 PM on April 25th

Contact: Rachel Paling (207) 624-6747 or

What: The Maine Department of Education (DOE), First Lady Ann LePage, and the Maine Arts Commission are hosting an event to celebrate Maine arts education and honor students whose artwork has been selected to be displayed in and around the Maine State Capital as part of a state-wide student exhibit. Event speakers include First Lady Ann LePage, Commissioner of Education Robert Hasson, and Maine Arts Commission Executive Director Julie Richard. Other highlights include student theatrical and musical performance, and student artists receiving certificates for their artwork.

When: Tuesday, April 25th, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Where: Hall of Flags, Maine State Capital

Who: Students whose artwork is on display and their guests, First Lady Ann LePage, members of the State Board of Education, state legislators, Maine Arts Commission and Maine Department of Education.

For more information about the event contact Maine DOE Director of Communications, Rachel Paling at or call 624-6747. For more information about Maine Visual and Performing Arts visit: or contact Beth Lambert at or 207-624-6642.