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Maryland Arts Integration Network Event (MAIN): "The Arts and MakerSpaces"

The Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance is thrilled to be hosting the first Maryland Arts Integration Network (MAIN) event of 2017, "The Arts and MakerSpaces." The purpose of this event is to explore how MakerSpaces enhance arts integrated instruction and learning in schools. The event will include a hands-on experience in the MakerSpace "Fab Lab" at City Neighbors and a discussion of best practices on how maker education enhances curriculum in arts integration and arts education. Participants will leave this event with tools and inspiration on how to incorporate the MakerSpace activities into curriculum through hands-on guidance by Justin Eames, FabLab Director at City Neighbors, and Matt Barinholtz from FutureMakers. In the afternoon, there will be guided tours of Open Works Baltimore to learn about the exciting opportunities for students, educators, and makers of all ages.

Target Audience:

School Administrators

Arts Integration Teachers

Arts Teachers

Classroom Teachers

Media Specialists

STEM Teachers

Where: City Neighbors High School, 5609 Sefton Ave, Baltimore, MD 21214

When: Friday, February 17th, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Registration Fee: $30

Breakfast will be provided.

Extend your maker experience by attending UMBC’s 11th Annual Arts Integration Conference the next day. Makers, Shakers, and Boundary Breakers: Blending Curriculum and Creativity through Arts Integration will be held Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 8:45-3:00 on the UMBC campus. Highlights include an interactive keynote, morning and afternoon break-out sessions, and an optional field trip to the Maryland Science Center. Registration fee $30. Lunch is included. For more information, contact Barbara Bounre at or visit

Save $20 when you register for both conferences!

Dual Registration for "The Arts and MakerSpaces" and "Makers, Shakers, and Boundary Breakers: Blending Curriculum and Creativity through Arts Integration"

Dual Registration Fee: $40

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The AEMS Advisory Board cordially invites you to Advocates & Artists

Enjoy an evening of art, music, and cocktails! Register now for Advocates & Artists, an after-work, networking gathering to raise funds and support for arts education advocacy and programs in Maryland public schools.

Tickets: $30

Date/Location: February 9th at 6pm at Jordan Faye Contemporary, 218 W. Saratoga, Baltimore

Host: Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance

For more info: Call AEMS (410) 783-2367

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*All proceeds will benefit Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance.


Advocates and Artists

2016 Alvin and Louise Myerberg Arts Leadership Recognition Awards

Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS) Alliance announced the 2016 Alvin and Louise Myerberg Arts Leadership Recognition Awards on November 2, 2016 at a breakfast and forum held at The American Visionary Art Museum. The winning principals were Jennifer Lane, principal of WestbrookElementary School in Montgomery County, Christopher Rattay, principal of Ellicott Mills Middle School in Howard County, and Abbey Campbell, principal of Owings Mills High School in Baltimore County.

AEMS honored fifteen outstanding principals from schools in seven counties around the state. All of the nominees received Certificates of Acknowledgement for establishing arts-rich environments in their schools. The three winners received a trophy and a monetary gift to support their arts programs. School system leaders and teachers attended the event to show support for their principals. Lyn Frankel, Chair of the AEMS Board of Trustees, Lori Snyder, Executive Director of AEMS, and Ken Skrzesz, Coordinator of Fine Arts at the Maryland State Department of Education, gave remarks and congratulated all of the principals. The Founder and Director of the Amerian Visionary Art Museum, Rebecca Alban Hoffberger, gave the closing remarks and graciously hosted a tour of the museum for attendees.

For more information about the winners and nominees, click here.

Thank you to our 2016 sponsors:

The Alvin and Louise Myerberg Foundation





In-kind donations for Principal Nominees provided by:

&Pizza (Baltimore & Bethesda)

Wegmans Owings Mills


Cheasecake Factory (Towson, MD)

Vineyard Vines

Safeway (Towson)


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