Kennebunkport, ME, July 17, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The Kate Libby Endowment for the Arts has donated $3000.00 to the Pond Cove Elementary School in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The grant has allowed the school to complete the Pond Cove Art Room Technology Center at the school, according to Art Teacher, Maryjane Johnston, which will be enhance classes for years to come. The donation is earmarked for the purchase of iPads that the students will use during art classes.
“The iPad has become the art education tool of the 21st century,” said Johnston. According to Johnston, iPad technology allows students to create and share digital content focusing solely on art, including drawing, painting, photography, animation, graphic design, etc. The technology “provides students with opportunities to practice and apply the skills needed for success in the work force or higher education system.”
David Betses of Art for Everyday, the Kennebunkport-based publisher of Kate Libby Calendars, established The Kate Libby Endowment for the Arts in honor of Maine artist, Kate Libby after she passed away in 2005. The mission of the Kate Libby endowment is to provide financial support for the arts with special emphasis on the children of Maine. The Endowment’s focus is helping small, grassroots or neighborhood school based organizations support and nurture hands-on experiences through the arts. The Endowment is supported in part through purchases of Kate Libby's Calendar and online donations made possible at artforeverydayonline.com. The Endowment has, with the above grant, celebrated distributing over $10,000.00 to Maine schools since the program’s inception in 2009.
If you would like to learn more about the Kate Libby Endowment for the Arts, please contact: David Betses, Art for Everyday, P. O. Box 1867, Kennebunkport, ME 04046.