The Van Singel Fine Arts Center is filled with student work and we are excited for the upcoming student reception this Friday from 5:30-6:30. Every Middle School student I have this semester has a piece on display. It is a great opportunity to celebrate the work and see the continuum of our Visual Arts program grades K-12.
Whenever I am visiting a new city, I always try and check out their art museum. I had the chance to visit the Denver Art Museum while in Colorado last week. When we first approached the building, I knew I was going to be in for a treat. The severe angles and large public art pieces made for a visually interesting piece of architecture on the outside. On the inside, the varying wall angles made for a different kind of display space. Who says walls have to be perpendicular to the floor anyway?
My favorite part of any Art Museum is the contemporary wing. This place was no different. From Jim Dine to Sandy Skoglund, it was really a treat to be in such an interesting building filled with artists I knew and some that I am interested in knowing more about.
One artist that really captured my attention was Tony Oursler. His piece Zero, shown below, was in a dark corner of the contemporary wing. It was bizarre to see this little doll in a suitcase, having a conversation with itself. It made my husband and I smile, laugh, and question. It did what art is supposed to do, change the way you look and think about things.
Have you been to any good museums this summer? What new artists have made you rethink art? Please share any interesting art experiences as we start getting geared up for another school year!
In addition to seeing all of the colorful art pieces on display, parents and students can also link to the QR codes to find even more work from our class in the genre being displayed.
Each QR code links to our online gallery with a description of the project on display as well as other examples from the class.
I am very excited about the art show tonight and look forward to using these codes in future exhibitions as well!
Tonight was our 1-12th grade show at the Van Singel Fine Arts Center. It was a great time talking with parents and sharing student success with the community.
The show is a great retrospective of the offerings at BCPS and offers students a chance to see how they can progress through the program at each building.
Congrats to Tena and Katelyn whose work was selected in today's competition for the Michigan Art Education Association Region 9 Show at the Grand Rapids Art Museum.
Student work from all over West Michigan will be on display at the GRAM from February 22nd through March 10th, with a reception for students on February 23rd from 6-8 p.m.
Both Tena's hallway drawing and Katelyn's self-portrait were Silver Key winners at Scholastic this year as well.
This is a great opportunity for our students to compete and display their work downtown.
The Dallas Cowboy's stadium is not only the site of yesterday's major football event, but it is also home to 19 contemporary artists works of art. It is a wonderful thing to see the world of art and sports collide in this spectacular stadium.
The annual West Michigan Regional Scholastic Art Awards ceremony was held today at St. Celicia's Music Society with a reception following at Kendall College of Art and Design.
BCPS had 20 students receive awards at this years even and the gold key winners will go onto the National Competition in NYC. The National Scholastic winners will be announced in April.
"The Blob Adventures: Part 1, " an animation by Matthew Z, Tyler D, and Matt E, will represent BCWMS this year.
I love this time of year and this event that celebrates the talents and imaginations of our kids!
Jim Dine may be most known for his popular repeating hearts painted in pops of bright and vibrant colors.
Now through the 8th of May, you can check out his sculptural work which includes these pieces pictured at the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park.
This is one of my favorite places to visit year round. The sculptures exhibited as a part of their traveling and permanent collections are both diverse and classic and contemporary.
I highly encourage you to take a day and check out the gardens before this exhibit is over!
During this snowy Saturday, roughly 100 pieces of student work are on display at the Rivertown Crossings Mall Barnes and Noble for the BCWMS bookfair.
This is the third year student work has been displayed at the store and each year has given students a great opportunity to share their talents with a larger audience.
As a part of the BCWMS Visual Arts Curriculum, in coordination with meeting National and State Standards, it is important that students participate in exhibitions of their work.
The exhibit will be up at Barnes and Noble until next week, when it will then be put up inside of the BCWMS hallways!
Teaching Visual Arts since 2004 and making images since picking up a crayon.