Make Art, Transform Lives: The Importance of Art Education

Robert Lynch, President and CEO of Americans for the Arts, discusses that, despite the countless studies that have demonstrated the immeasurable benefits of art education, schools continue cutting back or eliminating their art programs due to budget constraints.  Read more... artsed_usatoday_infographic             This infographic is from Mediaplanet's special insert on arts education and creative careers in the September 19, 2014 issue of USA TODAY. Image Credit: Mediaplanet

Alive Inside: Music & Memory

Alive-Inside-Film-Poster-2014ALIVE INSIDE is a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music. His camera reveals the uniquely human connection we find in music and how its healing power can triumph where prescription medication falls short. This stirring documentary follows social worker Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory Read More ... View the trailer.

NPR's "From The Top" Recorded Live at Bowl in the Pines

Fromthetop_small Listen to the show, recorded live on June 20, 2014, at the Bowl in the Pines on the campus of Snow Pond Center for the Arts.

From NPR: From the Snow Pond Center for the Arts in Sidney, Maine, this week’s From the Top features one of the strongest teenage oboists From the Top has encountered in the past few years performing a gorgeous Elegie by Francis Poulenc … a 14-year-old violinist performs Vieuxtemp’s virtuosic show piece, the Yankee Doodle Variations … and we meet a harpist who shares some wonderful stories about growing up studying music on rugged and rural Mt. Desert Island, Maine.

Click on the image to meet the performers. NPR at Bowl in the Pines