Art reflects the culture from which it is created. This is especially important when a culture is irreparably changed by the forced movement—through situations such as slavery and war—of its people. Today we discuss this with African art and culture scholar, Aimée Bessire, and with internationally-acclaimed children’s book illustrator, Daniel Minter
CALL & RESPONSE by Daniel Minter
Artists know that their craft can be both an aesthetic and kinesthetic experience. Our brains and bodies change as a result of time spent practicing and performing—this is especially true for children. Today we explore these ideas with Elizabeth Drucker, owner and director of The Ballet School in Topsham and with Dr. Anastasia Antonacos, award-winning recitalist and professor of music at the University of Southern Maine.
Photo by Nicole Wolf
For the past several years, Maine Magazine has identified 50 Mainers who are making important contributions to the well-being of our state. Today we speak with two people from the 2016 list: Don Gooding and Eliza Townsend. Don Gooding is the fomer Executive Director of the Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development; Eliza Townsend is is the Executive Director of the Maine Women’s Lobby.