Celebrating Our Changemakers!
Summer Banquet and Showcase: 
July 30th & 31st , 2016
Please join us on July 30th and 31st for our Summer Banquet and Showcase. Be there to help us celebrate this year's students and their hard work.
We are now at the halfway point of our summer program, and students have been settling into the rhythms of the program after a busy first week.  During this time, we have had a number of off campus activities, including a high ropes team building course, a private tour of the Clark Museum to discuss contemporary, impressionist, and modern art, and to Boston, MA, where we toured Fenway Park, enjoyed Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market, and went to an amazing performance of "Cuisine & Confessions" at the Majestic Theatre. Students were surprised with a special  treat after the performance when they were able to meet cast and crew backstage and pose for photos.

In the past week the students have been working hard. Every morning starts off with dialogue sessions where, by sharing their own personal stories and listening to the stories of their peers, they explore the concepts of identity, personal and national narratives, and creating change in conflict situations. In the afternoon they continue to work in pairs or teams on their projects in art, film, and music classes, projects that they will present at the end of the month at the banquet and the showcase.

The Banquet -  Saturday July 30th

Local residents and visitors to Williamstown, Massachusetts will have the rare opportunity to meet a delegation of 25 Israeli, Pales tinian, and American high school students who have been living and working together at Buxton School as part of Artsbridge's Intercultural Lea dership Program. This summer, Artsbridge, Inc. has welcomed the  Berkshires-based organization,  Music in Common to its three week program .  Both organizations use the arts to bring people in conflict together. Students arrived on July 9th  and have been engaging in daily dialogue as well as working on visual art, film, photography, and music projects. 

The banquet takes place on Saturday July 30 from 6-9PM at the Buxton School in Williamstown, MA. This intimate evening of engagement includes dinner with the students as well as a preview of their finished artwork, films and musical performances.  There will also be an auction of exciting items, including student and staff artwork!  Tickets are $75 per person and include dinner and performances. All proceeds will offset the expenses of this year's summer program.  To purchase tickets for the banquet, please visit  http://tiny.cc/lpf1cy or send an email to:  info@artsbridgeinstitute.org.
 

The Showcase - Sunday July 31st

The annual showcase takes place on the Buxton School campus on Sunday July 31 from 11AM - 3PM.  All student works will be displayed, screened, and performed and students will be on hand to meet guests and talk about their projects and their experiences in the program. Light refreshments will be available and the event is free and open to the public.
 

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