Friday, February 24, 2012

Soldiers are the Same Everywhere

Our work from the Panzi project is being put together, and the show should be remarkable. The work will be on display at the St. Petersburg Holocaust Museum later this year. We are very excited!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Where is Rusty?

The kids are still plugging along with their Panzi projects. I should not be surprised by the quality of the kids work, but even after four years of teaching here I am; the kids are incredible. I'll post images of their projects next week.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Kings of our art jungle!

The kids are plugging along working on the Panzi Foundation Project. There is some really good work being made from all of our students.

I cannot wait to see what next week will bring!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Here is a piece that one of my students made for the Panzi project we are doing. He is an AP student who makes good art.

"This is my contribution to the Panzi Foundation. I used the pen tool to make the shape of the country and I used selections and thresholds to make the blood spattered figures. On opposing corners of the piece is the first president of the DRC and the current president. the other figures include a crying child and women, armed children as soldiers, a UN soldier, and a convoy carrying various teenaged soldiers. In french, the official language of the DRC, it reads:  What will you do?"

We are only on the second day of the project, and I expect more good work as the students progress.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Tomorrow we will have a visiting artist, Peter Frantz, and for two weeks our kids will work on projects that are conceived from their exposure to the great work that the Panzi Foundation does. Peter invited the faculty to do work also, which was very generous of him. Our kids love to work beside of us and watch us struggle too.