Curated by Hawley Hussey
Director of Contemporary Art Education,
BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn
The 25th Annual Student Art Exhibition
BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn is proud to present The 25th Annual BRIC Contemporary Art Education Exhibition of student artwork. Curated by Hawley Hussey, BRIC’s Director of Contemporary Art Education, the exhibition marks 25 years of presenting artwork created in a wide variety of media by students in grades pre-K through high school in public schools across Brooklyn as well as in Queens and the Bronx. This year’s exhibition will include artistic contributions by over 1,000 students from 14 partnering public schools.
For 25 years, BRIC has presented this exhibition of student art as a culmination of the work completed in our public school residencies. Artist teachers are sent directly into public school classrooms, where they use visual art concepts and techniques to help students gain confidence in creative self-expression, as well as to better understand academic subjects. BRIC’s Contemporary Art Education residency program directly serves over 2,000 students each year and it is estimated that some 25,000 students have been impacted by the program overall in its quarter century history. The 25th Annual Contemporary Art Education Exhibition will focus on highlighting the intersection between contemporary artists and the public school community. The contemporary artist residency model empowers students and teachers through expanded artistic methods and ideas that inspire creativity while reinforcing classroom learning and social skills. The innovative projects created by students under the guidance of BRIC’s artist teachers showcase the importance of a dialogue between contemporary artists and the culture and communities they impact.
Works in the show will be created in a range of different media – from painting to wall projections to site-specific installations – and will reflect such fundamental themes as foundation art basics, science and mathematics, family and community, and identity and memory.
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Daffodils-by Sidra Qureshi
Image by Mr. Jump
Oh daffodils you give us oxygen as trees.
Oh daffodils you give pollenators pollen.
Oh daffodils I am elated about you.
Oh daffodils you give us beauty.
Oh daffodils you help our earth.
Oh daffodils you almost dance like people in a breeze.
Oh daffodils you are yellow and beautiful.
Oh daffodils you live outside
Lakes, on mountain hills,
Valleys and land.
Oh daffodils you make people happy.
Oh daffodils you also let insects rest on you.
Oh daffodil you do lots of stuff for us.
The Senator Kevin Parker Earth Day Poster Contest Finalists Posters were put together by me in a collage using PhotoShop. Mildred Amofa is the winner!!!! With some help by Mr.Jump and Ms.Berretta this was able to be on the blog. These posters are truly amazing. Here at P.S. 119 are many creative children.
Sam Adams was having a conversation with the colonists about the taxes on the night of December 17, 1773. He said,” because of the high taxes from King George the 3rd I think we should dump all of the tea in Boston Harbor.” That night the men dressed up like Native Americans with torches and axes in their hands and snuck on the ship to dump 342 boxes of tea which is about 90,000 pounds of tea!
On the evening of December 17, 1773, the colonists also known as the Sons of Liberty had their revenge against Great Britain and King George the 3rd. Dressed as Native Americans, the men boarded the Dartmouth and the men dumped 342 boxes of tea from the Dartmouth into Boston Harbor.
Sam Adams was their leader and he had this to say: “because of all of the unfair taxes on tea, stamps and sugar we had to take this action.”
The protest was not just about taxes it was also a protest about the Boston Massacre.
After the dumping of the teaKing George the 3rd sent out his spies. The Sons of Liberty had to stay in their homes.
By Harpreet Kauri Multani 5-305
Coretta Scott King,
Widow of Rev. Dr. MLK,
Mother of four.
A brave, black woman.
She influenced the black,
She admired people like
Viola Lazio; white or black
She knew what was right and wrong.
Her husband died; 1968
She stepped up. She got the courage.
She cared. 78 year old.
She said “Martin was a very strong person and in many ways had a very traditional ideas about women. He’d say, ”I have no choice, I have to do this, but you have not been called. And I said. ”Can’t you understand? You know I have an urge to serve just like you have.”
If she was still alive, she would’ve made the world an even better place. However, she is still alive in our hearts. Now, she is still whispering in ours to help. To help the people out there who still didn’t get their freedom.
Mothers day is a special day
To honor your mom
People say I’m not a baby anymore so why
Make my mom a card
It don’t matter if you are a baby or not
But your mother is special
Let me ask you a few question that will change your mind
- Who took care of you when you got sick or got hurt? Answer: Duh? Your mom
- Who educates you and feeds you? Answer:MOM
- Who gives you shelter and makes you happy on those sad moments? Answer: MOMMY
- (Kindergarten or 1st grade and up) Who tucks you in at night , kisses you good night,hugs you? Answer: …..MOM
- Who helps you with your homework,Study,Help you make your projects (science fair) to get good grades ? Answer: Mama
- Who makes you happy? Answer: Ma
- WHO LOVES YOU SOOO MUCH AND SAYS WILL GIVE THEIR LIFE FOR YOU? ANSWER: MAMI
I hope this makes you open your eyes.
Love your mom respect her. Enjoy the time you have with your mom because one day she’s going up to the sky and you won’t have her but if you enjoyed the time with her she will never leave your side. If you disrespected her and did not love her you are going to miss her and you will feel sorry but she won’t be able to come back. It does not matter if you are a baby or not love her. Even if you are 100 and your mom is 136 love her! Remember there is only one mother for you and no more so love her! No one can replace her! LOVE YOUR MOM! HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!
I LOVE YOU MOM!
Community Service by Christina A.
Do you know what community service is in our school? People think that community service is a punishment for people who don’t behave. Well, that is not it at all. Community service is a program that helps children from kindergarten, first, second and third grade develop their skills in subjects that they need help with most. It is a good thing because when kids go to college they are getting a chance of going to a good college and getting a job that they always wanted their whole life. However, in order to get that dream, all the training starts here in school.
I spoke to two of the students that are in Ms. Rivieccio’s class. Sapphire Henry had this to say: “I think that community service is awesome because I get to help the children with every subject in the book so they can be smarter and smarter each day.” Harpreet Multani had this to say: “Even though that I am not in community service, I know that many children in kindergarten right now will turn out just like us when they are in fifth grade. I already see first graders that know what 2×3 is!”
Not only is community service for fifth graders, it is for fourth graders too. This is what you do: you have to eat your lunch first, but you can’t eat it for a long time. Then, when you are done, you go to the classroom that Ms. Fernandez assigned you to. The teacher of that classroom will call students up to you to read or do math. And you will do that until your lunch period is over. But, just before you go back to your class you have to get your book signed by the teacher you work with and then by Ms. Fernandez. Then you go back to your class and enjoy the rest of the day. It is not that hard once you get the hang of being in community service!
In conclusion, if you volunteer for community service, that means you are making a sacrifice. You are making a sacrifice because you’re going to miss recess, just for kid’s education. So if you want to do community service, just remember it is your choice. But remember this, the more the community service people, the more the education.