Student art contest

In search of Whoopie Pie of the Future

Mar 06, 2017

The Maine State Museum, Center Theatre and Maine Whoopie Pie Festival have joined forces to sponsor the Whoopie Pie of the Future student art contest. The contest, open to fifth through 12th graders from all 16 counties in Maine, asks students to envision, “What will the Whoopie Pie look like in 2117?”

One finalist from each county will be selected based on his or her submission’s creativity, originality, artistic skill and the clarity of written description. The winner will be selected by the public online, at a special exhibition at the Maine State Museum and at the Maine Whoopie Pie Festival in Dover-Foxcroft on June 24.

“We’re thrilled to extend this invitation to students state-wide,” said Patrick Myers, the executive director of the Center Theatre and organizer of the Maine Whoopie Pie Festival. “Partnering with the Maine State Museum is a great opportunity to bring the great artistic talent in our schools to a wider audience.”

Myers stated that the finalist works from each of Maine’s 16 counties will be exhibited at the Maine Whoopie Pie Festival in Dover-Foxcroft on June 24, as well as in a special exhibition at the Maine State Museum July 11 through 29. On July 29, the museum will host a Free Family Saturday, during which the contest winner will be announced.

The deadline for contest submissions is midnight May 5. For more information, visit mainewhoopiepiefestival.com; email WhoopiePieArt@CenterTheatre.org; or call the Center Theatre at 564-8943.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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