2015 – Picture the Moment

    ArtLink 2014-15 Theme Assignment: In this age of Instagram, Snapchat and selfies, countless photos are taken and downloaded 24/7. Everyone seems to love to visually document the details of their lives. We challenged our students to leave technology behind and take out their art supplies.

    In their artwork, the students had to thoughtfully capture a specific moment to share. A moment that might include their families, classmates, friends or community members taking part in an activity that reveals a meaningful cultural value.


    Creative Connections’ “Art Partners of the Year”

    International Partner of the Year: Amir Hasan Prep G.S. Amman, Jordan
    Coordinator: Rania Ammari of INJAZ
    This collection of work includes a variety of colorful and thoughtful pieces taking the viewer into their homes, schools and communities including a wedding procession, harvesting, Petra (the Rose City), Bedouin life and Friday prayers.

    US Partner of the Year: Middlebrook School, Wilton CT
    Art Teacher: Susan LaBarbera
    Middlebrook School artists expressed pride in their school and in sports including swimming and horseback riding, community service, social occasions with friends, travel and working with classmates in the art club.

    Both classes created insightful art pieces illustrating such values as love of family, traditions, competition, celebrations, and religion.

    RainForest ArtLink

    Students from partner classes in the USA and the Mayan Biosphere in Guatemala exchanged art that illuminated their own cultural values and concerns for the environment. This special exhibit includes one piece from each of these RainForest ArtLink classes.

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