Friday, October 28, 2011 7:58 AM
Wishing you a very Happy Halloween!
Enjoy!Art work: "Halloween" by Elizabeth J. from San Diego, CA
Rainforest ArtLink Video Presentation
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 8:20 AM
http://youtu.be/GGPMivvsDGsCome visit our innovative Rainforest Artlink program!
This video pesents our Rainforest ArtLink program which features the formation of unique classroom partnerships between students from the United States and countries in the rainforest regions of Latin-America. Partner classes exchange art on an environmental theme and are given the opportunity to question their partners in a live video- or tele-conference. Given the unique location of the international partner classes the dialogue focuses on the impact of environment on culture.
TheRainforest ArtLink program runs from January 2012- June 2012. We are currently accepting applications, here is the link: http://www.creativeconnections.org/enroll-now/
"Reach for the Arts and Beyond" CAEA Conference
Monday, October 24, 2011 10:13 AM
On Monday, October 24, 2011, Alan Steckler and Miguel Barreto attended and presented at the "Reach For the Arts and Beyond” ConnecticutArt Education Association, Inc (CAEA) 2011 Fall Conference. The conference took place at the Conference Hotel at the CoCo Key Water Resort in Waterbury, CT USA. This conference is Connecticut’s largest professional development opportunity for art educators, offering 33 workshops. Alan and Miguel were thrilled to present important information about our ArtLink programs, highlighting our Rainforest ArtLink program which will launch this January.
Reaching for the Stars
Friday, October 21, 2011 10:00 AM
This art piece was created by Heather W. of Brien McMahon High School, Norwalk, CT USA, while she was participating in the ArtLink program.
She describes her art work: “This piece shows the bond that a son and father have. In my piece I want to show the viewers that the father lifts the son up to the sky to reach for the shooting star. By the father lifting the boy up he can feel enormous to the normal size he is, and can interact with the stars at a better view. I chose this scene, because I love the bonds young children and parents have. I wanted to draw something that represents this, because when children become teens they tend to lose that bond with their parents.” Heather shares her dreams and hopes: “… to get into the college of [her] dreams and achieve in [her] future years.”
Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Three Activist Women
Friday, October 7, 2011 12:30 PM
The Nobel Peace Prize for 2011 was awarded on Friday 10.7.11 to three women from Africa and the Arab world in acknowledgment of their nonviolent role in promoting peace, democracy and gender equality. We congratulate the winners - Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first elected female president, her compatriot, peace activist Leymah Gbowee and Tawakul Karman of Yemen, a pro-democracy campaigner.
“If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.”
― Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, This Child Will Be Great: Memoir of a Remarkable Life
Art work: “African Mama” by Aminal S. , Lagos, Nigeria
RainForest ArtLink Program
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 9:39 AM
How does the environment affect one’s culture?
The Rainforest ArtLink program begins to answer this question and continues the conversation. We are accepting applications for our RainForest ArtLink program which launches in January 2012.