Congratulation to the following Burlington High students who received individual Gold Keys, Silver Keys, Honorable Mentions and portfolio Gold Keys at the annual Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards competition.
The Gold Key and Silver Key Art Exhibit at the State Transportation Building will be hanging from Monday, February 11 to Friday, April 19, 2013. The hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m. There are not Saturday hours or Holiday hours.
Pablo Aguilar, Irina Grigoryeva and Lina Wu earned Gold Keys for their individual pieces (all in the Drawing category). Pablo Aguilar, Chris Coe and Jake Ursino earned Gold Keys for their portfolios. The work of the Gold Key winners will now go on to the national competition.
Mr. Calvin and I joyfully welcomed the Makerbot to BHS today and eagerly started 3-D printing.
What is a Makerbot? Check this out.....
Now the question is what can you make? Here is some inspiration for you and the link to Thingiverse
Mr. Calvin and I were awarded a generous grant from the Burlington Education Foundation for the purchase of the Makerbot.
Our Alumni Artist Day on Friday proved once again that BHS graduates are artistic, articulate, attend top universities and are employed. We welcomed back many alumni who educated students about pursuing their passion as artists.
Barbara Wye is at Lake Forest College and shared her experiences from her semester in Tanzania.
Photograph by Barbara Wye
Rachel Glynn is a freshmen at Syracuse University and is studying Photography. She explained her freshmen foundation program and the curriculum for her major.
Woodblock Print by Toula Papadolous
Mixed Media work by Toula Papadopolous
Toula Papadopolous is at the School Museum of Fine Arts which does not have majors and is a stark contrast to the curriculum at Syracuse and suits Toula quite well.
Olivia Akerely is freshmen at University of Hartford and she shared her experiences and work in the freshmen foundation program at the Hartford Art School.
Graphic designer Laura Allegretto was employed one week after graduating from Mass College of Art. She discussed how much she loves her job, the perks of being able to work as a freelance artist from her kitchen table and how she is learning to manage her time, and finances.
Architect Jennifer Vachon is employed at Isgenuity and is currently working on Children's Hospital. She shared her impressive portfolio of work from her five year degree program at Syracuse University ( the #3 Architecture school in the country). Many students found her renderings of the buildings inspiring. Jen discussed her passion and love of her job.
The Burlington Education Foundation sponsored William Duffy’s Artist Residency last spring. During the three day residency Mr. Duffy taught Art and Social Studies students in the ninth grade. Students learned about the process of creating a public sculpture, made their own sculpture and generated ideas that Mr. Duffy will use to create a future sculpture for the the town. The sculpture will represent aspects of the identity of the community.
The exhibition in the Cambridge Street Gallery includes a bronze sculpture and plaster sculpture from William Duffy as well as ceramic portrait sculptures from art and history students.
Information about the artist residency can be found here http://bhssculptureproject.wordpress.com/
Biography of William Duffy
Nationally recognized artist and alumnus William Duffy created the sculpture in 1973 that now
resides in the main lobby of Burlington High School.
William Duffy was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1953. His childhood was spent observing nature in rural Massachusetts which has greatly influenced his outlook and inspired his art. He graduated from Burlington high school enrolled in a concentrated fine arts program under the tutelage of Elinor Marvin. He holds a Fine Arts Diploma from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, and a MFA from University of Maryland at College Park in 1983. Four years of experience in state-of-the-art foundry techniques gained at Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture in Princeton, New Jersey, has prepared him to direct and execute all phases of design, fabrication, and installation of his large-scale public art projects. Currently Bill Duffy maintains a studio in Baltimore, Maryland.
Social Studies teacher Joyce Carey working with students to create their own ceramic sculptures.
Laura Allegretto, Graphic Designer
The BHS Art Department is hosting the fifth Alumni Artist Day on Friday, January 11, 2013
We will be welcoming back graduates who are studying Art and Design at various universities; architect Jennifer Vachon and graphic designer Laura Allegretto who is currently working at http://crazyglo.com/.
Here is a schedule of the day:
Period 1- Laura Allegretto, Graphic Designer and graduate of Mass College of Art and Design
Period 2- Rachel Glynn, Syracuse University
Olivia Akerley, Hartford School of Art
Laura Allegretto, Graphic Designer and graduate of Mass College of Art and Design
Period 3- Laura Allegretto
Period 4- Toula Papadopoulos, School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Period 5,6,7- Rachel Glynn
Period 7- Jennifer Vachon, Architect and graduate of Syracuse University
About the Program
Launched in 1987 through an off-hand suggestion of a retired art teacher, Art All-State brings together some of the most talented juniors from across the state for an intensive two-day art experience. The students, competitively selected, collaborate with artist/mentors to create group installations inspired by the Museum's collections. Through gallery and studio experiences AAS challenges and inspires these participants to think creatively about themselves and the role that art can play in life after high school. Eight studio groups are each lead by two professional artists, who help facilitate the students in the creative process. The artists, who come from a variety of different art disciplines, also act as mentors for the student participants.
**Any juniors interested in applying should speak directly to me.
Christina Chang teaches art and design to students in grades 9-12.