Monday, July 6, 2009

Ashley Bryan on Little Cranberry Island

One highlight of the trip for many was a visit to illustrator Ashley Bryan's "magical" home on Little Cranberry Island. We rode a mail boat ferry to the island and had the chance to meet Bryan, winner of the Coretta Scott King award and the Arbuthnot Prize. His home is filled with his art and warm spirit.

A group photo

Our group poses for a photograph 520 feet up, after hiking the Beehive.

A Tired Blog!

We are having a great time here in Maine. Today we took a boat ride, a hike to 'the Beehive', a lake swim, and we even topped it all off with pizza and the Pixar movie 'Up'.

After all this photography and fun, we're just plain tired! See our photos below!

Monday night we will present our best photographic work to the community at an event open to the public. Check out the flyer for more information. All are welcome!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

A Blueberry Pancake Breakfast video

Pancake Breakfast | NG On Campus: Bar Harbor from Elie Gardner on Vimeo.

Goodbye to Amy

We said goodbye to Amy on Thursday night. We were so lucky to have someone as talented, humble, insightful and fun! Amy's words will echo in our minds as we finish out our On Assignment work in Bar Harbor. One of the most memorable - and we think important - lessons that she taught us was to engage. One dictionary defines the word engage as "to become involved." Our students have become very successful at going out into the community and asking questions, having conversations and, yes, engaging. We thank Amy for that important lesson.

. . . a few more student photos

Friday, July 3, 2009

More Student Work

Hello all,

Last night we did a short critique and show of our latest work. Wow! Look at the improvement! We are so proud of our students and believe that their thoughtful photos do justice to the Mount Desert Island community. Enjoy the photos!

-Elie and Mike