Baton Rouge Center for Visual and Performing Arts Students Participate in “Sky Sight” Art Project

headlines Jan. 18 2017

Students at Baton Rouge Center for Visual and Performing Arts (BRCVPA) came together as human paint drops to recreate a piece of artwork that celebrates Louisiana music and culture. Dressed in color-coordinated school t-shirts, the students used landscaping materials and their own bodies collectively to produce a piece of art that can only be seen in its entirety from above. The art piece, entitled “The Accordion Player,” was originally produced by artist Robert Grieve (1955). The image was plotted out on the ground using flag markers and spray paint, then filled in with mulch, sand and finally the children to complete the living artwork.

The project leader, Daniel Dancer, travels the world educating students about environmental responsibility, and teaches them to use their “sky sight” to see through the eyes of all beings and through the eyes of future generations. The students were able to see how each individual can come together as one to create something amazing.

It seemed the weather might delay or even cancel the project, but there was a 25-minute break in the rain that allowed all 435 students, 60 faculty and staff members, and several parent volunteers to quickly form the piece, which was photographed from above by Paul Charbonnet, co-owner of Atmosphere Aerial Photography. 

Baton Rouge Center for Visual and Performing Arts would like to recognize the generous donations of landscaping materials by Louisiana Nursery and Clegg’s Nursery.

Baton Rouge Center for Visual and Performing Arts features a strong academic program enriched by an integrated arts curriculum. Students engage in participatory learning motivating them to achieve at the highest level. One of East Baton Rouge Parish’s best performing schools, BRCVPA has maintained a “A rating” since 2013 and was recently awarded the “Top Gains” status for achieving significant student growth in the 2015-2016 school year.

 

http://www.wafb.com/story/34083742/brcvpa-students-participate-in-sky-sight-art-project

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