Winter 2019 Global Gallery

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PLAY OUR WINTER 2019 GLOBAL GALLERY SONG by MICHAEL L., 11, RYE, NY

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“Empowering kids to use the arts to create a global community”

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WINTER 2019 GLOBAL GALLERY KIDS’ SURVEY


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See BPF ar(t)chives from 29 countries

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WINTER 2019 BEST-IN-SHOW WINNERS

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Arch for Kids in partnership with the Mercy College STEP program

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US-based organizations, Arch for Kids and the Mercy College STEP: Science and Technology Entry Program, partnered to challenge students to consider housing solutions for homeless communities.  Reading articles helped young participants understand circumstances and challenges pertaining to their challenge.  Then, in groups, kids designed both transitional and permanent homes.  “Some were group homes, some were individual houses – often with a separate building with shared facilities, such as a kitchen/dining room/recreation room.

Many designs featured vegetable gardens for food and playgrounds for children. One design was a mobile home so occupants could travel to the best job opportunities.  Each facility had to incorporate sustainable design elements to cut energy costs and preserve the planet.”  – Kathryn Slocum, Arch for Kids Founder and Director

Arch for kids provides young people with dynamic, hands-on learning experiences grounded in architecture, engineering, urban planning and design.

STEP is a free academic enrichment program offered to select middle school and high school students from Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow, Ossining and Peekskill.

See past Best-In-Show winners

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INVITATION TO GLOBAL BPF GROUPS

Join our global music collaboration.  The mashup will be shown in our Spring 2019 Global Gallery.  Please read more about the project.

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Teacher: Zhao Jiayue

Wang Gefei, Li Zihan, Martina Liu, Ren Qiaochu, Wang Yidan

No. 80 Middle School’s submission for our 2019 global music collaboration

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Kids at the Clara Vista Foundation learn to make bracelets that they will eventually sell to tourists. Proceeds will help support their community center.

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Kids from the Renacer School, Angelita School, Yuli School and Politenico School work together to develop their sound.

Jeilin, 12, Cristian, 14, Avin, Elian, Yan, 17, Frakeli, 14, Negrito, 13

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Dominican Republic Exchange Facilitator: Basilis Corcino
BPF Partner Organization that Sponsored the Exchange:  Haitian Relief Organization
Director: Henry Heyne
Photographer: Ingrid Kaempfert

US Exchange Facilitator: Rye City School District Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Sheryl Goffman
Osborn School 5th Grade Teacher:  Amy Carman
Osborn School 5th Grade Teacher: Corie Buonanno

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Osborn Elementary School students from Rye, NY, USA, created friendship bracelets, “loveys,” which are small blanket squares, and hand written notes to send to Dominican students at the Marino Caraballo Rodriguez School.  Touched by the gesture of goodwill, the students at the Marino Caraballo Rodriguez School worked on bracelets to return to the kids in the United States. 

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* While most of the handmade gifts and notes were sent from Osborn Elementary School kids, enthusiastic Rye Middle School and Rye High School kids who heard about the project also voluntarily contributed letters and bracelets for the exchange.

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Program Founder and Director:  Davilmar Maceene

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Fundación Luz Maccene School (FLMACS) is a nonprofit educational institution for Haitian orphans living in the Dominican Republic.  While the school focuses on core academic classes and life skills, rather than art, they would like to find ways to partner with Big Picture Foundation.  The school will try to give kids cameras and encourage them to take photos of the world around them.  As a first global collaboration, Director Maceene has asked if our Rye, NY home-base kids could help the Fundación Luz Maccene School build a website.

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This is the first ar(t)chives submission for the Dominican Republic

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Founder and Music Director: Sahana Gero

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Teacher: Denisa Sima

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This work is Greece’s first ar(t)chives submission

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HAITI WINTER 2019

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Program Director: Weedina Lucien

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See past submissions from Haiti

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Teachers: Barkha Ma’am and Nilofer Ma’am

BPF Program Coordinator: Pragya Tank

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BPF Program Coordinator: Tejas Mehta

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BPF Program Director:  Rami K.

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Anmar, one of our first official BPF members, regularly contributes to the program.  Despite challenging environmental circumstances and a lack of art supplies, Anmar and  our BPF Iraq members find ways to meet BPF challenges. This time, Anmar assembled and took photos to share some of his life with global BPF kids.  His choice to send the BPF logo, to be included in his submission, which makes the BPF director so happy!

Photo Autobiography: Anmar K., 14

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Video footage of the Harsham Refugee Camp, taken by Rami K., our BPF director in Iraq and Anmar’s big brother.

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Important News:  In January, a fire burned down a large section of the Harsham Refugee Camp, including a shelter that housed three BPF Iraq kids.  While extensive damage created increased environmental stress, the three BPF kids and their family have since been resettled back in their original pre-refugee camp home.

Video footage by Rami K.

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See past submissions from Iraq

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JAPAN

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Otsuka Takahiro, 9

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Violetta G., 10

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Teachers: Mr. Joseph Okoth, Mr. Danson Sasso

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Mrs. Agnes Ngala

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Teacher: Asiko Weche

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See past submissions from Kenya

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Program Director: Kiran Dutta

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Video Submissions

Bal Kendra School kids’ contribution to our global music collaboration

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Bal Kendra students perform Resham Firiree, a traditional Nepali folk song.

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About the Bal Kendra School

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vajra academy

Principal:  Udit Bhata

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See past submissions from Nepal

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Teacher:  Anastasiya Kozhemyakina

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See past submissions from Russia

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Syrian BPF kids in the United States asked for their work to be shown representing their country of origin, on behalf of kids from their country who can not participate.

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See past submissions from Syrian kids in the US

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Program Director: Kathryn Slocum

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BEST IN SHOW WINNERS

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This award is typically awarded to groups that use the arts for significant local, national, and global community building initiatives

US-based organizations, Arch for Kids and the Mercy College STEP program, partnered to challenge grade-school students to consider housing solutions for homeless communities.  Reading articles helped young participants understand circumstances and obstacles pertaining to their challenge.  Then, in groups, kids designed both transitional and permanent homes.  “Some were group homes, some were individual houses – often with a separate building with shared facilities, such as a kitchen/dining room/recreation room.

Many designs featured vegetable gardens for food and playgrounds for children. One design was a mobile home so occupants could travel to the best job opportunities.  Each facility had to incorporate sustainable design elements to cut energy costs and preserve the planet.”  – Kathryn Slocum, Arch for Kids Founder and Director

Arch for kids provides young people with dynamic, hands-on learning experiences grounded in architecture, engineering, urban planning and design.

STEP is a free academic enrichment program offered to select middle school and high school students from the United States, living in the Tarrytown, NY, Sleepy Hollow, NY, Ossining, NY and Peekskill, NY.

See past submission from Arch for Kids

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Back to Bach

Regional Manager:  Sean Yu

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Collaboration with Big Picture Foundation

On Sunday February 10th, 7 young “Back to Bach” musicians mesmerized over 40 Big Picture Foundation kids and over 20 adults at an inspirational event that began with the Star Wars theme song and ended with the theme song from Mission Impossible.  The musicians, including Ethan Resnik, Dylan Hamme, Katelyn Moon, Charissa Soh, Sean Yu, Enako Matsumoto, Victoria Soh, all members of the Julliard pre-college program, made the event an informative learning session by slipping music lessons in-between their ensemble pieces and solo performances.

Rye High School 9th grader, regional manager for Back to Bach, Julliard pre-college student, and cello prodigy, Sean Yu, led the “Back to Bach” music appreciation workshop for his hometown community. Sean generously shared his love of music with local kids, in order to foster passion and respect for classical music.

“The Back to Bach Project consists of young outstanding classical musicians and artists. Manyof us have won prizes on the national, as well as international levels. We volunteer our time to visit elementary schools, libraries and community centers, to share a love of making music and the arts that cannot be contained!” Noah Lee – Founder and President – The “Back to BACH” Project. – quote taken from the Back to Bach website: https://www.backtobachproject.org/

Event Photographer: Vilson Lleshaj

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Back to Bach musicians Ethan Resnik, Dylan Hamme, Katelyn Moon, Charissa Soh, Big Picture Foundation founder, Kim Tamalonis, Sean Yu, Enako Matsumoto, Victoria Soh

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This is the first submission for the “Back to BACH” Project.

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Teacher: Sherry Tamalonis

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See past submissions from Greenwich Academy

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Osborn School 5th Grade Teacher: Amy Carman
Osborn School 5th Grade Teacher: Corie Buonanno

US Exchange Facilitator: Rye City School District Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Sheryl Goffman

Dominican Republic Exchange Facilitator: Basilis Corcino
BPF Partner Organization that Sponsored the Exchange: Haitian Relief Organization
Director: Henry Heyne
Photographer: Ingrid Kaempfert

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Osborn Elementary School students from Rye, NY, USA, created friendship bracelets, “loveys,” which are small blanket squares, and hand written notes to send to Dominican students at the Marino Caraballo Rodriguez School. Touched by the gesture of goodwill, the students at the Marino Caraballo Rodriguez School worked on bracelets to return to the kids in the United States.

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* While most of the handmade gifts and notes were sent from Osborn Elementary School kids, enthusiastic Rye Middle School and Rye High School kids who heard about the project also voluntarily contributed letters and bracelets for the exchange.

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Marino Caraballo Rodriguez School kids receiving handmade gifts sent by 5th grade students from the Osborn Elementary School.

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Dylan Wu, Jenny Jiang, Chelsie Lim, Sean Yu

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This is the first submission for the Ponticelli group.

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Teacher: Kim Tamalonis

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On November 20th, 2018, around 40 kids convened at the Rye Arts Center to loom hats.  The event was a Big Picture Foundation event, overseen by the Rye Youth Council, hosted by the Rye Arts Center, and chaperoned by parent volunteers.  The hats were donated to the nearby nonprofit, Kids in Crisis.

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This is the first submission for the Rye Youth Council.

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VIDEO SUBMISSIONS

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Mari M., 14, Ayden H., 14, Mark O., 14, Lily S., 14, Karis R., 14

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Clip from Rye Home Base Group’s Submission for our music collaboration

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HOME BASE BPF EVENTS

On November 11th, 2018, 36 enthusiastic and devoted kids convened for our Giving Tuesday campaign preparation (there were actually more, but a few didn’t sign in).  They spent 3 hours writing postcards with the request that neighbors, family, and friends consider Big Picture Foundation in year-end giving plans.  The kids each vowed to then deliver the postcards to 3 blocks of houses.  In all, 500 postcards were distributed by Rye kids!

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On November 20th, 2018, around 40 kids convened to loom hats.  The hats were donated to the nearby nonprofit, Kids in Crisis. The event is described in further detail under the Rye Youth Council and Rye Arts Center section, above.

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On February 10th, seven Julliard pre-college program students, all part of the Back-to-Back organization, led an afternoon workshop for Big Picture Foundation, at the Rye Free Reading Room. The event is described in further detail under the Back to BACH’ Project section, above.