YOBTALKSLOGOThe Explorer’s Journey: Pushing Boundaries

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known” – Carl Sagan

Sunday – October 26, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join us for an afternoon of discovery with leaders in the field of exploration.

Accomplished explorers—whose discoveries impact our lives and shape the scope of understanding—will share their passion, vision, and journey in this unique live-streamed event.

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he Explorer’s Journey shares the experiences of the brightest minds in science that help push the boundaries of the world we think we know. Join these explorers as they reveal their discoveries from the farthest depths of the ocean, land, and the cosmos. We hope to expand the curiosity of young minds through first hand experiences, and to challenge emerging explorers’ goals to pursue STEM careers that help them envision journeys that can turn science fiction into science fact.

About Youth@Bruce: Youth@Bruce is the Bruce Museum’s Youth Committee. A student volunteer group with a diverse background from neighboring communities that are provided the opportunity to learn and gain job skills through the creation and participation in Youth specific projects. Youth@Bruce is a participant in the Association of Science Technology Centers’ Youth Inspired Challenge, a national program introduced by President Obama’s goal to strengthen science, technology, engineering and mathematics in America’s education programs.

iCreate Exhibition Final Weekend


iCreate Teen Art Show at Bruce Museum Runs Through Sunday

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By Leslie Yager

Screen Shot 2014-07-04 at 10.12.28 AMThe Bruce Museum’s fifth annual iCreate teen art show showcases the artworks of 46 jury-selected finalists in the Museum’s Lecture Gallery.

The artworks were selected from almost 500 submissions gathered from an open call to regional high schools and, this year, one school in China. The artworks will be on display through Sunday, July 6.

“iCreate is an annual exhibition organized by the Bruce Museum’s Youth Committee, Youth@Bruce,” explains Mary Ann Lendenmann, Volunteer Manager and New Media Developer at the Bruce Museum. “It’s a way for them to have a meaningful experience at the Museum, and their efforts have created what is now a very exciting annual exhibition for us.”

This year’s iCreate exhibition features not only the selected works of regional high school students but also the selected works of students from Tianjin No. 2 High School, a Chinese high school that is paired with Greenwich High School through the prestigious ‘Confucius Classroom’ program.

“We reached out to the Chinese high school this year in the spirit of the cross-cultural exchange of art displayed in our current exhibition Tales of Two Cities: New York & Beijing,” explained Lendenmann. “One of the Chinese students even won a prize!”

Cash prizes were awarded to first, second and third place winners selected by a jury of professionals. An additional award, the Youth@Bruce Award, was selected by the Youth@Bruce teen committee. And this year, because of the overwhelming quality of the entries, there were two Honorable Mention Awards.

First place was awarded to Anna Vanderpool, a senior at Fox Lane High School, New York, for her dry brush acrylic work entitled Hysteria.

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Second place went to Michelle Devlin, a senior at Spackenhill High School, New York, for Don’t Eat Me Up, an acrylic on hardboard work.

Third place was awarded to Wang Hongtao for 花开   Blossoms, a Chinese Water Ink painting from Tianjin High School No. 2.

The Youth@Bruce Award went to Kristina Dittrich, a senior at Fox Lane High School, for Descent, a vellum and colored pencil piece.

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Honorable Mentions were awarded to Kyra Cushing, a senior at Fox Lane High School, for Self Portrait, a paper origami piece, and to Maddie Osborne, a sophomore at Hastings High School, for Bruna, a work of marker and collage.

Screen Shot 2014-07-04 at 10.42.18 AMScreen Shot 2014-07-04 at 10.41.28 AMScreen Shot 2014-07-04 at 10.39.35 AMThe Bruce Museum is located at 1 Museum Dr, Greenwich. Tel. (203) 868-0376. Closed Independence Day. Open Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday 1:00pm – 5:00pm.
(Doors close 1/2 hour before closing. Last admission 4:30 pm.)

 

 

 

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iCreate’s People’s Choice Award will be Announced June 15, 2014


Exploring China Family Day

Sunday, June 15, 2014 — 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Dance China NY is the resident company of the New York Chinese Cultural Center.

Dance China NY is the resident company of the New York Chinese Cultural Center.

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of exploration, art-making and performances in celebration of the exhibition Tales of Two Cities: New York & Beijing. Take a gallery hunt through the exhibition,  create a work of art inspired by the art on view, and at 3:00 pm there will be a performance with Arts for Learning Connecticut’s Dance China NY of Lion Dance Plus!  Enjoy traditional Chinese dance pieces and audience participation featuring the Lion Dance, Mongolian Dance, Monkey King Dance, Fan Dance, Ribbon Dance and more!  All activities are suitable for people of all ages and abilities and are free with Museum admission.

Voting will close midnight on Saturday June 14th – iCreate’s People’s Choice Award will be announced at 2:00 pm on Sunday June 15, 2014.

 

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The People’s Choice Award will be decided by the public vote online and in person, as viewers vote for their favorite art submission. Each art entry has a number on their art label and video label. The submission video and voting link, on the Bruce Museum website, will start on our website June 7, 2014.  You may also vote in person when viewing the exhibition at the Bruce Museum. brucemuseum.org/site/exhibitions_detail/icreate-2014


Li Yuanyauan, Tianjin High School #2, China; The Bride; Decorative Painti
iCreate is an annual exhibition organized by the Bruce Museum’s Youth Committee, Youth@Bruce. This year we have a final selection of 46 artworks from an open call to regional high schools and one school from Tianjin, China.  These jury-selected finalists will be displayed in the Lecture Gallery along with a digital presentation of all entries, beginning this Saturday, June 7 through July 6, 2014.
In the spirit of the cross-cultural exchange of art displayed in our current exhibition Tales of Two Cities: New York & Beijing, this year’siCreate exhibition is especially exciting as it will feature not only the selected works of regional high school students, but also the selected works of students from Tianjin No. 2 High School, a Chinese high school that is paired with Greenwich High School through the prestigious “Confucius Classroom” program.
Sakura Tateiwa, Harrison High School, Grade 10
Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners, and this year we have added the People’s Choice Award.
The People’s Choice Award will be decided by the public vote online and in person, as viewers vote for their favorite art submission.  Each art entry has a number on their art label and video label.  The submission video and voting link will be posted on our website June 7, 2014.
The People’s Choice Award will be announced at our June 15, 2014 Chinese Family Day at 2:00 pm.

Last Call For Art Entries – iCreate


High School Students have until the morning of May 19,2014 to submit their art entries for this year’s iCreate exhibition at the Bruce Museum.  iCreate offers an open enrollment to all regional 
high school students. Students may submit up to three entries digitally to MLendenmann@brucemuseum.org.

Sakura Tatelwa - Harrison High School sophomore

Sakura Tatelwa – Harrison High School sophomore

Awards Presented at the exhibition opening – Cash prizes will be given of the following amounts:  – 1st: $500 2nd: $250 3rd: $100 Honorable Mention: $50 Youth@Bruce: $50.  This year we have added the People’s Choice Award that will be awarded in mid-June allowing the public to vote online and in person for their favorite art submission. Further details and a voting link will be forth coming after the exhibition opening,