By Michelle Turner, BVP Art Teacher and Director 


Our mission as BVP arts educators is to build world-class
art and music programs at each school within our growing network.  After recently browsing our scholars’ art on
Artsonia.com and attending BVP music concerts last week, I might be a bit
biased for saying this, but we are SO on track with the task!  

For many, though, world-class art and music
might simply mean exemplary teaching in the classroom.  However, let’s consider raising the bar and intentionally
pair great teaching with vision that brings the arts to a larger audience: the
community.

Paul G. Allen, Co-Founder of Microsoft once said, “In my own
philanthropy and business endeavors, I have seen the critical role that the
arts play in stimulating creativity and developing vital communities.  The arts have a crucial impact on our economy
and are an important catalyst for learning, discovery, and achievement in our
country.”  As much as the arts are
integral to learning, we should always remember they are essential to building
and maintaining healthy cultures and communities.

Last weekend, more than 15 artists from BVP were entered into Chase Farm’s first Vernal Arts and Music Festival in Lincoln, celebrating
nature through interactive art and music performances.  Two of our budding artists received awards for
their work.  With “Nature” being the
theme of the contest, ES2’s Tatiana Baldinelli received a third place prize in
the Elementary Division and MS1’s Serena Lincoln captured a second place tie in
the Middle School Division.
  We are so
proud that our community called on us and we happily delivered.  Way to go BVP artists!

So, why are we making this YOUR business?  Because we have a commitment to our scholars,
our mission, our communities…because we are BVP and it’s what we do. Know of an upcoming art event in your community?  Make it OUR business and contact Michelle at mturner@rimabv.org. Thank you for your continued support!