Catch the Wave
Friday, September 30, 2011 7:05 AM
We invite you to catch the wave by joining our exciting social networking platform, CulturExchange. We developed our own site to serve and engage all our partner teachers worldwide. It is located on our web site. We invite you to register and post your thoughts, insights, questions, photos and videos.
Here is the link: http://culturalconnections.ning.com/
We look forward to seeing you there!
"Catch the Wave" by Christian K. C. from Lanai City, USA
ArtLink 2011-2012 Launched!
Thursday, September 22, 2011 6:13 AM
We are happy to report that the fall semester ArtLink program is launched! We have over 70 classes in the USA partnered with classes in 25 countries from around the globe.
We are all looking forward to an exciting year ahead full of insights and discoveries!
Our Rainforest ArtLink program will be launched in January 2012. We are accepting applications for this program now.
Photo: Art work from last year's ArtLink programs displayed in the halls at Western Connecticut Academy for International Studies in Danbury, CT USA
2011 International Art Exhibit is on our Web Site
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 7:02 AM
We are happy to announce this year's 2011 International Children's Art Exhibit, "WATER", is now available for viewing on our web site.
Young artists from 27 countries participating in our 2010 -2011 ArtLink programs were asked to consider how the element of water interrelates to the aspects of culture that they especially value.
Enjoy discovering what they shared through their art!
2011 International Children's Art Exhibit at the Maritime Aquarium Closed
Friday, September 2, 2011 12:23 PM
This past week our 2011 International Children’s Art Exhibit "WATER" closed. We were thrilled to have this year's art show held at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, CT. It has been an exciting three months. The art work was enjoyed by thousands of visitors to the Maritime Aquarium and the response to the show has been wonderful.
This was one of the art pieces on display at the show, it is titled: Traditional Unity in the Community by Aloyo I. A. age 14 from the Kampala Quality Primary School in Uganda. The artist describes her scene as, “Three girls pouring water in the bigger pot, showing hardworking in the community and unity. It is our traditional way of fetching water. Sharing and togetherness in the community can help us do great things for well being.”
Next year's theme is "Putting Myself in the Picture". We are asking our participating artists to illustrate an aspect of their culture that is particularly meaningful, one that expresses a cultural value or belief that they want to share. And, to put themselves somewhere in their art piece. This art exhibit will be in May of 2012 and it promises to be extraordinary.