Tuesday, March 27, 2012

BHS Performing Arts Unveils BEF Funded Poster Project Highlighting Past Shows

From The BHS Music Boosters:

Burlington High School is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant by the Burlington Education Foundation (BEF) for use in establishing a permanent Theatrical Posters Exhibit.
The BEF grant will provide funding for the reproduction, mounting, matting and framing of the posters which have been created by BHS graphic design students for the high school’s spring musicals spanning the last seven years.
Through a coordinated effort each year between BHS art department chair George Ratkevich and musical artistic director and producer John Middleton-Cox, students are given practical experience to research and design the artwork to be used in all manners of publicity including posters, playbills and memorabilia.  This display will include works created by traditional and computer-generated design methods.
The unveiling of the Theatrical Posters Exhibit took place on Friday, March 23 at 7:30 pm, opening night of this year’s musical, “Kiss Me Kate.”  Invited dignitaries joining exhibit project director and foreign language educator Suzanne Borin for the unveiling included board members from the Burlington Education, Foundation, administrators from Burlington Public Schools and the artists.
The Theatrical Posters Exhibit, a source of pride for the BHS community, will continue to be displayed throughout the run of the production and will then be permanently mounted in a prominent location for students and members of the greater Burlington community to view and enjoy.
The following posters will be showcased:
“Kiss Me Kate” created by Kelly Howe, Class of 2012
“Titanic” created by Samantha Bressi, Class of 2011
“The Wizard of Oz” created by Connor Owens, Class of 2011
“Les Miserables” and “Thoroughly Modern Millie” created by Rachel Gregorio, Class of 2009
“Anything Goes” created by Christopher Magliozzi, Class of 2007
“Jekyl & Hyde” created by Jason Yeadon, Class of 2005
The BHS music department has committed to funding subsequent exhibit posters each year and will begin this year with Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”, a poster with supplemental graphics work by Samantha Goober, Class of 2011.
The Burlington Education Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes community support for education excellence in the Burlington Public Schools.  The BEF’s mission is to channel donations from businesses and individuals to provide Burlington educators with an additional source of funding for creative and innovative curriculum enrichment programs.
“Kiss Me Kate”, Cole Porter’s multiple award-winning musical comedy, will be performed March 23-April 1 in the Fogelberg Performing Arts Center of Burlington High School located at 123 Cambridge Street, Burlington, Massachusetts.  Tickets are available online at www.burlingtontickets.org and by phone at 781-A-FUN-TIC (238-6842).  The Fogelberg Performing Arts Center is handicapped accessible.  Please phone 781-270-1860 for special assistance.

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