An Interview with Kreg Ettenger, Coordinator for the Jack Pine Project
How did the Jack Pine Project Arise?
The pandemic is the reason for the creation of the Jack Pine Project. The project is a collaboration of the Maine Folklife Center and Maine Studies Program at the University of Maine, and the UMaine Hutchinson Center in Belfast.
What is the Jack Pine Project and what can participants expect from the workshops?
The Jack Pine Project is a community arts project involving artists and arts educators who teach Maine residents to express their feelings and concerns about the coronavirus pandemic through the creative arts. Participants learn about the arts, arts education, and art therapy.
Our project seeks to document the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on educators and others around the State of Maine. The Maine Folklife Center and Maine Studies Program at the University of Maine offer research, education, training and other assistance to communities and residents.
Who can participate in the Jack Pine Project?
The Jack Pine Project is great for students, educators and families.