Handprint Turkeys and Cotton Ball Snowmen: Is There Hope for an Artful America?
August 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Art advocate and educator Bridget Matros connects the dots between the quality of preschool art-making experiences and the future of the arts—and ultimately society at large—in this compelling talk. Matros urges us to prioritize creative capacities as absolute survival skills for Generation Alpha, and shares strategies from her early intervention work at Waterfall Arts in Belfast. Q&A to follow. This program is part of Uncork the Arts, sponsored by J. Edward Knight Insurance.
Bridget Matros graduated from Oberlin College having studied social psychology and education reform before running Boston Children’s Museum’s art programs for 11 years. Dubbed a “rising arts leader,” she has been published in “20 Under 40: Reinventing the Arts & Arts Education in the 21st Century.” She now leads programs at Waterfall Arts, teaches art and music at Cornerspring Montessori School, and has residencies in Brunswick and Bangor Public Schools.
Cost: $10; free for museum members and Rockland residents, including gallery admission