Archives for Maine Arts Alive

Maine Arts Alive 5/26/15

Host: Michael Donahue
Engineer: Amy Browne

Program Topic: The Grand and the Downeast Maine Playwrights Festival

Participants:
Gail La Rosa Thompson, Executive Director, The Grand
Teri Sargent Smith, President, Board of Directors, The Grand
Sanford Phippen, Author, Playwright, Downeast Maine Playwrights Festival

Key Discussion Points: History of the Grand, the Grand today and tomorrow, the Downeast Maine Playwright Festival, the work of Sanford Phippen

Maine Arts Alive 4/28/15

Host: Michael Donahue
Engineer: Amy Browne

Program Topic: Promoting Maine Arts & Artists

Participants: Anthony Anderson, President & Publisher, Maine Gallery Guide & Studio Guide
Maureen Farr, Publisher, Arts Guide
Julie A. Richard, Executive Director, Maine Arts Commision, Art Walk Maine

Key Discussion Points: History and present use of guides throughout Maine, current state of Arts in Maine

Maine Arts Alive 3/24/15

Host: Michael Donahue
Engineer: Amy Browne

Program Topic: Maine Masters Project: “Imber’s Left Hand”

Guests Include: Richard Kane, Project Director, Maine Masters Melody Lewis-Kane, Co-Producer, Maine Masters
Jill Hoy, artist

Key Discussion Points:

The story of the Maine Masters program

Producing video documentary “Imber’s Left Hand”

The artist: John Imber – His life, talent, and death

Maine Arts Alive 2/24/15

Host: Michael Donahue
Engineer: Amy Browne

Program Topic: “Leaders in Transition Series” with Linda Nelson, Producing Artistic Director, Stonington Opera House, Stonington, Maine

Key Discussion Points:
History of the Stonington Opera House – Past into Present
Rebuilding structure and community pride
Leadership transitions
Future for Opera House and for Linda Nelson

Maine Arts Alive 12/23/14

Host: Michael Donahue
Engineer: Joel Mann

Program Topic: Reading of Dickens’ THE CHRISTMAS CAROL
Key Discussion Points:
• Arts Celebration of the Holidays

Guests:
• Wendy Schweikert, Actress
• John Chapman, Actor
• Robert Burke, Actor
• Michael Donahue, Actor

Maine Arts Alive 11/25/14

Host: Michael Donahue
Engineer: Amy Browne

Program Topic: Moving On: Leadership Transitions

Key Discussion Points:
• History and overview of Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
• Leadership styles
• Leadership transitions
• Moving on – personal reflections

Guest:
• Stuart Kastenbaum, Director, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

Maine Arts Alive 10/28/14

Host: Michael Donahue
Engineer: Amy Browne

Program Topic: The Art of Writing the Serialized Novel

Key Discussion Points:
• What is the “serialized” novel?
• How did the serialized novel at the Ellsworth American newspaper take form?
• As writer, what is it like to share authorship

Guests:
• Stephen Fay, Managing Editor, Ellsworth American
• Monica Giordano, writer
• Mac Herrling, writer

Maine Arts Alive 9/23/14

Host: Michael Donahue
Engineer: Joel Mann

Program Topic: Waterville Opera House & Maine Arts Commission Strategic Cultural Plan

Key Discussion Points:
Waterville Opera House – Past, Present, Future
Status Report: Maine Arts Commission Strategic Cultural Plan

Guests:
Dick Dyer, Director of Marketing, Development & Programming, Waterville Opera House
Julie Richard, Executive Director, Maine Arts Commission