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Peter Tunney With Students

 

IMG_8795Walking through our halls, you may have noticed the intriguing art collection hanging on the walls. We have had Peter Tunney’s Dictionary Daze art collection hanging in our hallways since last spring. His work probes our culture by mining images from newspapers, magazines, and art books and reinterpreting them through his own unique perspective. We are so grateful to be able to display this collection and have our students exposed to such creative works. Peter brings art and life to everything and everyone he encounters. Recently, our students were able to meet Peter. Our students had an amazing time listening and working with Peter. He inspired them deeply and told amazing and encouraging stories of failure and turning failure into accomplishment. Below are just a few quotes from the reflections our students had on their experience with Peter.

Peter Tunney_7“He inspired to me to pursue my dreams and believe that anything is possible as long as you portray effort and believe.” – Stella, 8th grade

“Though, what was most important was how he thought. We talked about the golden secrets of the universe. How galaxies never end, how little termites in the desert can make a big difference, the reason of existence of a panda. He thinks like a river, flowing with thoughts, always a piece to be created and always looking through the dictionary to find a new word like courage, or ounce.” – Sophia, 5th grade

Peter Tunney_2“Peter Tunney is more than just an artist, he is a teacher.”-Mira, 5th grade

“Peter taught me that it’s okay to make mistakes in art… without mistakes nothing new can be discovered or accomplished.” -Stella, 8th grade

“The thing I learned and amazed me was how many mistakes he made, and that he turned it into amazing pieces of art” -Diego, 8th grade

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We are so thankful for this wonderful experience and the inspiration it brought to our students. Thank you Peter!

We hope to see all our parents at the Dictionary Daze & hous d’oeuvres event on April 20th, 2016 at 6:30 to learn more about the Dictionary Daze exhibit hanging in our hallways. You will leave as inspired by Peter as we are! If you are attending, please RSVP by April 15th, 2016.