Congratulations to Amanda McCombs who is selected by the BHS art teachers as the school's Art Student of the Month for October.
We've been impressed with her work ethic in and outside of the classroom and this is what the art teachers wrote about her:
"When she was a freshmen in our art foundation class, Design, Amanda McCombs stood out as a student artist, and she still does. Amanda is bright, articulate, and creative. Her work is detailed and refined. She was enrolled in photography for two years, and last year one of her photos was chosen by the Griffin Museum in Winchester as a promotional banner and postcards that were sent out to advertise an annual exhibition of student work. Currently a student in Graphic Design. Amanda is remains a fascinating person who can discuss any topic, and she's an active, engaged student who thinks creatively and can go beyond a single idea or solution. She's a fantastically talented young artist whose work deserves to be recognized."
This year's Parent University will be taking place on Sat. 10/21 at Burlington High School, with our keynote address by Jon Mattleman starting at 8:30am. Based on last year's feedback, this year's event has been expanded to offer additional workshops and more variety in regards to what age group (K-5, High School, etc.) each workshop is targeting.
The website for this year's event has been updated with workshop information, parent registration, and schedule, and can be found here:
Additionally, in an effort to help support this event, we will be offering PDPs for staff who attend this event as audience members during the different workshops (please be sure to sign in as a staff member at each workshop that you attend).
Please take a moment to check out the different workshops that are being presented, and feel free to share the website with any one who is interested. We hope that you will consider supporting your colleagues who are presenting and take advantage of this great opportunity to find out more about some of the issues facing our students, parents, and community.
The Parent University Team
Boston National Portfolio Day
Sunday , Oct 22: Boston, Massachusetts, Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street
Boston MA 02115
Hosted by: Lesley University College of Art and Design
Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Indian Americans for Burlington (IAB), a community organization that works to meet the unique needs of the growing Indian population in Burlington, will be hosting its first Diwali Celebration on the Burlington Town Common on Sunday, October 15th from 3 to 6 pm.
The celebration will consist of dance performances, yoga lessons, a fashion show, and competitions and games for all attendees to participate in. Rangoli (art with colored powders) will be done in the gazebo, and a street play on the story of Diwali will embellish the performance segment.
Later, town and elected officials will be welcomed. This includes the Burlington Board of Selectmen and State Senator Cindy Friedman.
Afterwards, a tree will be lit in observance of Diwali, and a Garba dance for all attendess will end this marvelous festival.
Food and traditional holiday sweet will be provided by Chettinad Indian Grill.
For more information, please visit iabma.org
A time table of this Diwali celebration can be found on
Hope to see you there,
Youth Services Liaison, Indian Americans for Burlington
Cambridge Street Art Gallery is seeking proposals for exhibitions at the gallery at Burlington High School. Opened in Spring 2010, the new gallery space offers high profile visibility in the school with its location next to the BHS cafeteria. The secure gallery has one large window, three walls for hanging work and is 12 feet x 16 feet.
Artists must submit proposals to the gallery via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Artists should include images of artwork, artist statement and resume. Works must be appropriate for high school students.
The gallery is contained in Burlington High School and is located across from the cafeteria.
The gallery can feature multi media works of art, two dimensional hanging works, and sculptures.
Artists are responsible for insuring their work. The school maintains no responsibility for the artwork. Artists are expected to participate and be on site for the hanging of the exhibition which is done with the BHS Art Department faculty.
Labels, vitae and artist statement are all required the day of hanging the exhibition. The artist is responsible for dismantling the exhibition.
One of our most well-loved walks last year was our Inspired by Goldsworthy walk, where we created nature-based temporary artworks in the woods.
Andy Goldsworthy is a British sculptor and photographer whose work has delighted and inspired people worldwide. He creates works that are temporary, out of leaves, stones, ice, and similar materials. You can read more about him in many places online and buy his incredible books on Amazon, among other places. He called his first book “A Collaboration with Nature”, which describes how he works.
You can see what we created last year.
This event is good for children of all ages, though there is a bit of walking involved, so it might be too much for toddlers.
Sadly, there will still be ticks in October, so precautions are needed: wear light colors, tuck pants into socks, use bug spray.
Christina Chang teaches art and design to students in grades 9-12.