This Friday, January 9, 2015, the Burlington High School Art Department will host its seventh annual Alumni Artist Day from 7:30 am until 2 pm.
I have organized this event for the past six years, in which we've welcomed back former students to discuss their careers as artists. Alumni who have recently graduated talk about their first year at art school, senior college students who are preparing to enter the workforce share their portfolios, and alumni who are working as designers and artists share their experiences and day-to-day activities at their jobs.
Current art students have a chance to see and ask questions of the alumni and they're able to learn about art careers directly from the artists in those positions. In addition to connecting alumni with current students, Alumni Artist Day is an event that has connected alumni to one another.
Ken Gordon, Massachusetts state representative for the 21st Middlesex District, will be here from 9:30-11am.
The day's schedule, with links to alumni portfolio websites, can be found here:
Alumni Day Schedule 2015
Christina Chang teaches art and design to students in grades 9-12.