Grant Encourages Students to Explore Art and Science Partnerships in 3D

Over the past year, Artists Building Capacity as World Citizens has been collaborating with the Seacoast Charter School of Dover, New Hampshire, to encourage sustainable-development awareness of the United Nations’ Global Goals.

As part of ABC-WC’s program, The Art of Serving Global Goals for Sustainable Development, the Goals are being incorporated into classroom activities; and a Call to Art inspired by the Goals and initiated by ABC-World Citizens is being facilitated with students in all grades by art teacher Hannah Pasquale.

Headmaster Peter Sweet, and
Director of Development Sheila Shea, receive the grant from ABC-WC’s Inger Gregory.

ABC-WC board members Inger Gregory and Mara Khavari recently visited the school’s headmaster Peter Sweet, and director of development Sheila Shea, to finalize the school’s receipt of a grant from ABC-WC for purchase of a quality 3D printer for the school. The donation of the printer aims to support the school’s efforts to provide global STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) education to its students. Students will learn how to use a 3D printer and Computer Aided Design (CAD) software through interdisciplinary approaches to technology that facilitate learning that is challenging, creatively engaging, and effective.

“We are thrilled to further our partnership with ABC-WC to bring the use of 3D printing across all subject matters,” said development director Sheila Shea. “Our students will be able to explore subjects in a more authentic way where they can touch and see their work, which is how students often learn best.”
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Enthusiastic Response to Choral Tales Project on Three Continents

The Choral Tales Project continues to receive appreciative response on its artistic path of service around the planet. The following is an overview of recent project activity and partnerships on three continents.

Bob Cole Chamber Choir from California State University, Long Beach, performing in Wales, where they won the 2016 Choir of the World Award. This choir is to record the works of the Choral Tales Project.

“The Happy Man’s Shirt” Inspires Joy

Enthusiastic response to the provisional recording of “The Happy Man’s Shirt” prepared by composer Ludwig Tuman, continues to arrive from around the U.S and many other countries. This is the first of the Choral Tales for which Ludwig has composed the music.

“I felt like I was listening to the voices of angels. I even imagined myself dancing …” wrote one project supporter in the Philippines. Another in San Mateo, California, called the composition, “Beautiful … I felt my breathing slowing down, and I drifted into a calm place! I can’t wait to hear the next chapters in this journey.”

A message received from a friend of the project in Beijing called the work “absolutely stunning,” adding that “It left me wanting more and imagining, with awe and delight, what the finished product might be like — what a tremendous accomplishment.”
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