Artist Bren Bataclan who makes happy, bright vibrant works of art. He also spreads kindness by giving away free art! Check his TEDx Talk and interview! It will make you smile!
Thanks to a grant from the Burlington Education Foundation Bren will will be here at BHS on Wednesday September 26th (times listed below) to meet and talk with all of our students.
Bren was born in the Philippines and moved to the US with his family in 1981. He was 12 when they arrived to settle in Daly City, a section of San Francisco with a large Fillippino population.
Bataclan's artistic goal is to make people smile. One way he achieves this goal is that he gives some of his paintings away. His paintings have reached people everywhere from Austria to Uganda, from Aruba to Wales.
What started as a street project 15 years ago has grown into Bren having given away close to 3,000 paintings in 70 countries as he continues to spread his message of kindness. When he gives away his paintings, there is a note asking people to 'smile at random people more often. It is this message we hope to share with students and staff at BHS on September 25th and beyond.
Bren's message fits perfectly into the BSmart Programming message this year of
Your Voice, Your Choice, Choose to be Nice. You can read more about Bren here: Bren Bataclan wants to make you smile.
Wednesday, September 25
Day 6 Long 1
Period 7 9:30-10: 14 am
Period 1 10:17-11:32 am
Talk for one hour
Period 3-5 Art Workshop
Are you a high school or undergraduate student thinking about a career in architecture, interior design, or landscape design? If so, explore the possibilities at the BSA Architecture/Design College Fair.
Representatives from colleges and universities will be on hand at the BSA's Architecture/Design College Fair to answer questions about portfolios, admissions, scholarships, curricula, and more. Learn what it takes to succeed—attend free workshops.
Applicants for graduate schools are welcome.
In addition to the college marketplace, you'll find information sessions for design-focused students. Hear the inside story from the keynote speaker, who will describe pathways towards the profession as well as from a panel of professionals who will present the rewards and benefits of an architecture education.
Schools looking to register, learn more here.
The 9/11 Memorial honors the sad day of loss in our country. Artists, architects and designers used their talents to create a memorial that honors the horrible events on 9/11.
Here is video of architect Michael Arad discussing the memorial.
Here is video of one of the artists discussing the lighting installation created that will be on this evening.
This display, known as Tribute in Light®, appears as twin shafts filling the void of where the World Trade Center twin towers previously stood in lower Manhattan. The memorial plaza will be open on Sept. 11 to the general public for the first time since the attacks, from 6:00 p.m. to midnight, for anyone who wants a closer look at this feat of illumination. Tribute in Light® has become known throughout the world as an example of the healing power of art as people remember and revisit the 9/11 Memorial.
After 9/11, several individuals came up with the idea of two beams of light rising above the skyline of New York. These artists, lighting designers and architects collaborated as part of the effort to promote unity during the massive rescue and recovery that was underway. The team received a grant from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and additional assistance by Con Edison, New York’s utility company. Six months after 9/11, the lighting tribute was presented for the first time on March 11, 2002. It was produced by the Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS), founded in 1893 to preserve landmarks and public spaces, and Creative Time, an organization that commissions public art.
Read more at http://guardianlv.com/2014/09/tribute-in-light-healing-art-911-memorial/#4kIgTZAK9xZIPx2Z.99
The 9/11 Memorial created the Artist Registry. This is a database of professional and novice artists who created of works of art in response to 9/11. It is a wonderful collection of art from around the world and a great way to see how others express there feelings and emotions through art.
Christina Chang teaches art and design to students in grades 9-12.