Judy Novey honored by MAEA

Waynflete art department chair Judy Novey was recently recognized by the Maine Art Education Association in its annual Art Educator Awards and Recognitions Program. Judy received the Association’s “Outstanding Commitment to the Profession” award.

Congratulations Judy!

Waynflete hosts first annual Invitational Chamber Music Festival

Waynflete hosted the school’s first annual Invitational Chamber Music Festival on February 10. Over 30 participants representing eight schools and studios gathered in the Franklin Theater for workshops and a public concert.

“The goal is to provide an annual opportunity for small ensembles—ranging from a trio to nine or ten players—to come together, learn, share their work, meet peers, and gain performing experience,” said Andy Happel, director of Strings and Chamber Music at Waynflete. “As our department grows, we want to bring Maine’s aspiring young musicians to our beautiful facility and give them a new and different opportunity to share their work.”

Click here to watch a video of event highlights.

Waynflete visual arts in the community

Eliza Goodwin ’20 and Tzevi Aho ’19 received Gold and Silver keys respectively at the recent Scholastic Exhibition at the Maine College of Art (part of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards).

Five Waynflete students’ work is currently on display at the Portland Museum of Art during the Youth Art Month Celebration. Waynflete’s student artists are Keane McGrath ’28, Porter Beaule ’25, Keza Ineza ’24, Kate Bramley-Simmons ’22, and Milo Schair-Rigoletti ’19.

The show features work from students from the entire state. The exhibit is located on the lower level of the PMA and runs until March 31.

Pictured above: Keza Ineza and Waynflete art teacher Mimi Olins, with Ineza’s piece “Catching Chicken.”