BBA Totem Project Underway

BBA Totem Project Underway

BBA Totem Project Underway

Student Maggie Penkof  is shown working on her totem project for Burr & Burton Academy.

Student Maggie Penkof
is shown working on her totem project
for Burr & Burton Academy.

Burr and Burton ceramics teacher Lauren Silver recently hosted artist Leslie Ferst for a four-day workshop with BBA ceramic students. The program was in preparation for a project planned for the spring of 2014, which will include a contemporary totem installation on the hillside adjacent to the Rowland Center and a school wide celebration. Other BBA departments will also be involved in the project, making the unveiling of the installation a school-wide celebration of the arts. At the conclusion of the school year, the Creative Arts Department and several other programs at Burr and Burton will present their first Creative Arts Expo. Performances and presentations in dance, music, visual art, media art, dramatic presentations, poetry, essays and more will be featured; the totem project serving as the thread that ties it all together. This project is funded by a grant from the Elizabeth C. Wilson Fund established in 1991 by Betty Wilson, who wished to provide for continued programming for arts education, increasing exposure to the arts for all students. The Wilson Fund aims to introduce and encourage an appreciation of and participation in all the arts.

 

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