The 13th Annual Portfolio Exhibition
Students of the Portfolio and AP Studio Art classes
BHS Lower Library
School-day reception: Wednesday, May 22, 8:43 - 9:27 am (Period 7)
Evening reception: Wednesday, May 22, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Our Portfolio and AP Studio Art students will be holding their reception for the 13th Annual Portfolio Exhibition this Wednesday, from 6:00 - 7:30 PM. That same morning they'll also be hosting a daytime reception for all faculty and for the classes of their own teachers.
The exhibiting students are:
The Portfolio Exhibition differs from Burlington High’s other annual Art Exhibition (in March) in that it's student-organized. Students in the advanced art classes self-select the work to be displayed, they organize their own personal exhibit spaces, and they'll be on hand to discuss the bodies of work they have developed over the past year or more. One long-term effort from each Portfolio student will be on display: a Concentration, a series of artworks focused on a particular theme or method, with challenges and objectives set by the student. Visitors will be able to speak to the artists about their goals and their processes.
Art Club had a wonderful fundraiser! The students entered a raffle to win the prize of two tickets to Happy Place.
Special thanks to Art Department Interns Matt Collina and Cynara Ferraro for all the great work that they did running the fundraiser and to Moxie for the ticket donation!
The Tenacity Challenge 2019 took place on Saturday, April 27.
The Latino and African American Tenacity Challenge is an annual academic scholarship competition for teams of Latino and African-American students from urban and suburban high schools across Massachusetts
The students enjoyed this year's theme: The Social Significance of Hip Hop, Rap and Spoken Word.
In preparation for the competition students heard from several guest speakers, including a spoken word artist and poet Reggie Gibson, and a university professor, Austin Ashe.
In addition to developing an argument about the influence of hip hop and spoken word, each team has developed a creative response to a work of literature, designed and created a mural, and studied and prepared for the math and science quiz bowl.
This year we were fortunate to have five teams participate in the competition.
Team: Think Tank
Dylan Lechner, Eyssa Benhida, Kenan Wilson, Max Lechner, and Luis Raoul Villalta-Santana
Team: The Color of Revenge
Amelia Murphy, Charitie Valdes, Zahra Mohamed, Nadia Kasozi, Aida Gachago, and Ashraf Kimbugwe
Team: Back of The Bus
Tatiana Hawkins, Halleluia Zeyohannes, Serena Hawkins, Rachael Ssozi, Edgar Nzikoba, and Andrea Rodriguez Perez
Cheyenne Watson, Genevieve Kugonza, Winnie Sekyaya, Oluwamayowa (Maya)
Ariyo, Hirschfield Ssozi, and Adele Jingo
Team: Enlightened Ones
Flowerjoy Burley, Dorothy Mulo, Jeremiah Burley, Celine Nganga, Aidan Olivier Louis, and Ishmael Stein Norelus
Congratulations to all of the students who participated in this year's competition!
IDEAS High School Student Leaders presented a proposal at the School Committee meeting titled: Addressing Bias and Building Equity in Burlington Public Schools. They were joined by IDEAS Student Leaders from Marshall Simonds Middle School.
The following students gave the presentation:
Riya Kamani, Donya Afshar, Sara Shaikh, Prapti Shah, Arya Nagraj, Jason Wu, Liam Brown, Colin Nguyen, and Bridget Conceison
The full presentation and recommendations from the students can be viewed below.
Christina Chang teaches art and design to students in grades 9-12.