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Boston 140


BOSTON 140

OVERVIEW

Young people in Greater Boston come from 140 countries around the world! To celebrate our incredible diversity and our collective cultural heritage, OneWorld Classrooms is very proud to present Boston 140. The exhibition features 120 pieces of art created by K-12 students from Greater Boston and 38 countries around the world that reflect the artists’ lives and cultures.

BRING BOSTON 140 TO YOUR SCHOOL/PROGRAM

Boston 140 is currently touring schools and after school programs in Massachusetts (see below for a list of  showings). Related arts residencies and workshops for students, and professional development workshops for teachers, are available. Grants may be available for your district/town. To inquire about bringing Boston 140 to your school/program, please send an Email to paul@oneworldclassrooms.org or call (518) 618-0571. Dates in 2014/2015 are available.

TEACHING ARTIST ROSTER

Click here for a list of OneWorld Classrooms teaching artists who are available to conduct arts residencies in 2014/2015.

BOSTON 140 DEVELOPMENT

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Over the next three years, OneWorld Classrooms will expand the exhibition so that it includes pieces from over 100 countries.

BOSTON 140 SHOWINGS

OneWorld Classrooms has shown or will show Boston 140 at the following venues:

  • James Otis School* (Boston Public Schools)
  • The Vine Street Community Center (Roxbury)
  • Boston Children’s Chorus concert (Boston)
  • Lowell Community Charter Public School**
  • Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
  • West End House Boys and Girls Club (Alston)
  • MassCUE Conference (Gillette Stadium)
  • Memorial Hall Library (Andover)
  • Cambridge River Festival 2013
  • International Place (during ArtWeek Boston)***
  • The Mary Baker Eddy Library’s Mapparium (summer 2014)

A traditional cart, contributed by a sixth grade student from Costa Rica.*with funding from Edvestors and the Boston Public Schools Arts Expansion Initiative (see below for more information)

** with funding from the Metlife and National Association of Elementary School Principals Foundations’ Sharing the Dream program (see below for more information)

***International Place has partnered with OneWorld Classrooms to present Boston 140 during ArtWeek Boston Spring 2014.

K-12 GLOBAL ART EXCHANGE

To receive art from around the world for permanent display, schools/programs may separately participate in OneWorld Classrooms’ K-12 Global Art Exchange.
 

HELP US TO INVITE OVERSEAS SCHOOLS!

If you, your colleagues or parents/family members in your school/program community have connections at overseas schools, we welcome you to invite them to participate in our K-12 Global Art Exchange. Sponsored participation (free or reduced-fee) is available for schools in some world regions. Or, send us the name and Email address of a contact person at an overseas school, along with the school name and the country, to register@oneworldclassrooms.org, and we will send them an invitation. Submissions from all overseas schools/programs will be considered for the Boston 140 exhibit.

PROGRAM SUPPORTERS

Boston 140 is supported by a grant from the Foley Hoag Foundation. The Foundation was established in 1981 by the law firm of Foley Hoag.  Its primary purpose is to improve race relations in the city of Boston, particularly among its young people.

international_place_logoMany thanks to The Chiofaro Company for partnering with OneWorld Classrooms for the ArtWeek Boston display at One International Place!

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Global East Boston, a year-long residency centered on Boston 140  and led by OneWorld Classrooms’ Teaching Artist Cristina Llerena at the James Otis School in East Boston, is funded in part by the Boston Public Schools Arts Expansion Initiative, a multi-year initiative focused on access, equity and quality arts learning for Boston Public Schools students. Boston Public Schools Arts Expansion Initiative funders that support direct arts programming include: the Barr Foundation, The Boston Foundation, the Catherine and Paul Buttenwieser Foundation, Hunt Alternatives Fund, Klarman Family Foundation, Linde Family Foundation, and the Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation. The Wallace Foundation provides major support to the overall Initiative that is managed collaboratively by the Boston Public Schools and EdVestors. Global Lowell, a Boston 140-based residency at the Lowell Community Charter Public School, has been funded through the MetLife and National Association of Elementary School Principals Foundations’ Sharing the Dream program.

 

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