Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Manatee Elementary School:CONTRIBUTE TO COMMUNITY THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL ART


Manatee Elementary School:
CONTRIBUTE TO COMMUNITY THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL ART


ActivistArtistA Gallery
Boynton Beach Art District
422 West Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach, Florida
STUDENTS CONTRIBUTE 
TO COMMUNITY THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL ART

BoyntonBeach, FL.... Jennifer Robertson, K-5th Grade Discovery Labteacher at Manatee Elementary School, 7001 Charleston Shores Blvd., Lake Worth,read an article in the Boynton Forumabout environmental artist, "Tiki" Tom Bazinet's, "One Man's Trash" exhibit. This inspired her to contact exhibit curator, RolandoChang Barrero of ActivistArtistA at the Boynton Beach Arts District. Togetherthey create a program to teach the students how to contribute to the community through a beach clean-up and create the trash into art.

On December 14, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m., about 70 students, and their adult chaperones, will visit Boynton Beach Oceanfront Park at 6415 North Ocean Blvd., Ocean Ridge. Under “Tiki” Tom's direction, students will learn how to safely pick up the trash that washes up on the beach. Through the beach clean-up, the students will understand the message to keep our ocean and waterways clean.

They will then take their collected trash to the Boynton Beach Arts District, located at 401-422 West Industrial Avenue. From 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., the students will break into groups to experience three education sessions. “Tiki” Tom will demonstrate how to make the trash the students collected into environmental art. Tiki Tom's exhibit in ActivistArtista's space provides an enchantment of environmental artwork made from tons of trash, sea glass, shells, drift wood and other found objects he has collected over the years. The message portrayed through his art is to keep the waterways pristine for all to enjoy. Tiki Tom has even created a permanent public art project titled "The Island of Tiki People", located at 643 NE 4th St. in Boynton Beach, for this message to eternally resonate.

The other session lead by artist and exhibit curator, Rolando Chang Barrero, will teach the students about the graffiti murals painted on the bay doors and walls throughout the Arts District called the "ActivistArtista's Bay Gates Project".

Students will create drawings during their visit,and return to their classrooms, to finalize their field trip learning experience.

For more information, contact Debby Coles-Dobay, Public Art Manager, by calling 561-742-6026 or emailing colesdobayd@bbfl.us; Rolando Chang Barrero of ActivistArtistA by calling 786-521-1199 or emailing, rolandobarrero@me.com; or Jennifer Robertson, Manatee Elementary School teacher by calling 561-236-8913 or emailing jennifer.robertson@palmbeachschools.org.