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Alumni Event on Saturday 8/13: We Want Your Ideas!

May 23rd, 2011

Mark your calendars! The annual event for alumni of the Art & Language Arts program is Saturday 8/13.

We’re taking suggestions for potential themes for this event. Some of our prior themes were: “Animals,” “Food in Art,” and “The Many Faces of Portraiture.” But what are we going to do this year? Do you have any ideas for a theme that we can connect to our permanent collection or to temporary exhibitions that will be on view in August?

A few exhibitions that will be on view at that time are A Revolutionary Project: Cuba from Walker Evans to Now, In Focus: The Sky, which will have photographs inspired by the sky, and Luminous Paper: British Watercolors and Drawings, which will feature work by some of the most famous British artists, including Thomas Gainsborough, J. M. W. Turner, and William Blake.

Looking forward to your ideas!

  1. Monica Petit
    May 23rd, 2011 at 22:49 | #1

    Right now, I don’t have anything to contribute, but I am glad to hear that there will be another upcoming alumni event. I do have a question, though–do you have to be employed by a school district to attend an alumni event? There is a strong possibility that I may not be employed… Maybe a look at poverty could be an angle for the theme… Not very uplifting, but probably very timely…

  2. May 24th, 2011 at 08:16 | #2

    Monica, I’m very sorry to hear that you may not be employed next year. Students need dedicated teachers like you! It’s interesting that you bring up poverty; the special exhibition at the Getty right now is Paris Life & Luxury. Very ironic.

  3. Marichelle Matic
    May 24th, 2011 at 16:15 | #3

    Thanks for the early “save the date.” =)

    A couple of suggestions: 1) Children in Art or 2) Pastimes & Hobbies

  4. May 24th, 2011 at 17:28 | #4

    @Marichelle Matic
    Great suggestions, Marichelle, thanks!

  5. Debbie Winstein
    May 24th, 2011 at 22:49 | #5

    Thanks for the heads up about the inservice-it’s the Saturday before the kids come back to school, but I’ll rip myself away from bulletin board construction to attend:) What about the Art of Design (or has that been used already?) and use the decorative arts, or Similarities from Across the Pond for the British watercolors.

  6. Carol Christensen
    May 24th, 2011 at 23:12 | #6

    The Art Connection
    Art & Words Connect
    Art & the 5 Senses
    Art, The 6th Sense
    Art & Language Arts Connect
    Beyond the Sky
    The Glorious Sky
    Reach For the Sky
    The Sky Is the Limit in Language Arts
    Art Beyond the Sky
    Soaring Through the Sky of Art
    Let’s Soar Through the Sky
    A Flight Through the Sky of Language Arts
    Expression Through Art
    Expressing Art
    A Journey Through the Sky of Art

  7. May 25th, 2011 at 10:29 | #7

    @Debbie Winstein Thanks for the suggestions, Debbie! We haven’t done an “Art of Design” theme for elementary school yet, but we have done something similar for secondary teachers.

  8. May 25th, 2011 at 10:31 | #8

    @Carol Christensen Thanks for sharing so many beautiful titles, Carol! So many possibilities!

  9. Carol Christensen
    May 29th, 2011 at 10:31 | #9

    Meet & Greet Art

  10. Lin Ludwig
    July 5th, 2011 at 22:00 | #10

    Art Overcoming Adversity…Would the intallment on Cuba relate?
    With so many teachers losing their job or being displaced, it might be a relevant theme…you know ..to explore how art can inspire and often is the path to positive outcomes, or peace of mind.

  11. Theresa S
    July 7th, 2011 at 15:09 | #11

    Great idea, Lin. Although we already decided the theme, it does relate. We decided to go with the theme of “Play and Pastimes,” keeping in mind what a difficult year it has been for many teachers. We thought it would be a positive theme that would be needed in today’s climate. More on this soon!

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