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See what happens when strangers are asked to pose in a photograph together in NYC.

Photographer Richard Renaldi approaches random people he meets on New York City’s streets and asks them to pose in photos together as if they actually knew each other. Despite the fact that these people are requested to show a brief, fake sign of affection to each other, what the photographs reflect is unbelievable. Take a second to watch this 2-minute video and the results will amaze you.

Marble Collection Release Gala

“Spring into Art”

A few weeks ago, I received an email from The Marble Collection director, Deanna Elliot, notifying me that Ms. Rogers and I had been selected to receive the Outstanding Educator Award for their high school magazine.  Naturally, I figured this was something that everyone who participated received, prompting Ms. Rogers to call TMC to verify!  Needless to say, it’s a legitimate honor, and we are very excited to accept this award on May 15th at the Harbor Gallery at UMass Boston.

This distinction would not have been possible without the great work submitted by our photo club, summer photo camp, and/or BEAM students.  This magazine offers a fantastic opportunity for students to have their work critiqued and published outside of school.  The Fall 2015 issue of TMC published thirteen MSMS works in total.  Students are overwhelmed with joy when notified that their work has been selected for exhibit.  Students sometimes face rejection upon submitting a piece, which we view as just as valuable a learning experience.  

The Spring 2016 edition of The Marble Collection includes another four MSMS students, with one of our own featured on the front cover!

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Can you believe today is Opening Day?  The weather is certainly no indicator this week. For the past thirteen years, students in my art classes have been drawing David Ortiz.  His baseball jersey is a frequent site in the hallways of MSMS from early Spring to late October until Tom Brady and Gronk take over.

This Spring  I have decided to have students collaborate on several large scale paintings celebrating David Ortiz.  In each class we select two students to work on the canvases.  All students in all three grades are helping out on this project.  Students in each grade have completed a painting assignment this year, and now the skills and knowledge acquired are being utilized on a collaborative project.

We are hoping to have paintings finished for Opening Day in Boston, which is April 11th.   Keep the homeruns coming, “Big Papi.”

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Only 4 Spots Left!!!

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MSMS Summer Photo Camp enrollment is open!  We are pleased to announce this two-week workshop focused on learning street photography!

Enrollment form PDF attached below!

Summer Photo Camp 2016 Enrollment Form

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Students in  the 7th Grade have been working on their  large scale portrait drawings for about 5 weeks. Students were introduced to drawing pencils, ranging  from number  6b to F. They  now understand the importance of value, texture,  line, contrast,and shading  in creating a drawing.

The finished drawings are beautiful. The students are actually  amazed at what they were able to accomplished. Great Job!

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Congratulations to 6th Grade student Anna Perl. Anna’s  scratchboard drawing  was selected to represent Massachusetts as part of the YAM Gallery at the NAEA 2016 Conference in Chicago. The award ceremony was held on Februrary 28 in Boston at the Transportation Building  located  at 10 Park Plaza .  The gallery is open to the public until March 31, 2016. The YAM Family Day celebration was a  huge success!  There were between 1500 and 2000 people in attendance, admiring the talents of 875 students,  representing 94 cities and towns throughout Massachusetts.

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Thirteen Marshall Simonds Middle School students’ works have been selected for publication in the upcoming issue of The Marble Collection Winter 2016, a juried magazine that publishes art, photography, poetry, and writing by Massachusetts high school students. All of the photographs selected were taken in the MSMS summer Street Photography program or MSMS after school Photo Club.

Congratulations to the following students:

Riley McHugh

Sarah Schissler 2 Photographs

Jade Sweeney

Neil Pandit

Aurora Golden 1 Photograph/1 Poetry

Erin Kerr

Sophia Lupo 2 Photographs

Ashlyn Biundo

Alison Martin

Jordan Kalatchev

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Sophia Lupo  

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Jade Sweeney

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Riley McHugh

 

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Aurora Golden

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Alison Martin

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Neil Pandit

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Ashlyn Biundo

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Sarah Schissler

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Erin Kerr

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Jordan Kalatchev

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Aurora Golden