Monday, March 17, 2014

I'm in Fifth Grade in Brazil


I am excited to have some of my artwork published in a textbook for elementary school students in Brazil. "Artes - 5 ano - Ensino Fundamental I" is authored by Ana Herminia Leoni Souza and published by Editora Poliedro Ltda.

Two of my mixed media pieces are included, both of which happen to be covers of books I made as part of collaborative projects.

Contexture

Distressed Elements

The accompanying text loosely reads "Let's learn about some artists who use the technique of mixed media in their work and see how they feel and think about this process. For Seth Apter, his exploration of different techniques brings the feeling of freedom and offers him the chance to express his art in a flexible, varied, and creative way."

How cool is it that 5th graders in Brazil are being exposed to mixed media arts!

19 comments:

lynne h said...

this is *very* cool, seth!!

xoxo

Jo Murray said...

Well done Seth! Sounds great in any language.

ArtPropelled said...

Way cool, Seth! A good feeling!

Louise said...

Fantastic! Your work is wonderful.

bridgette said...

That's awesome!

Karenliz said...

WOW That is so cool! Congrats!

DWhiteCreations said...

congratulations...so neat

Maureen said...

You are now officially in the book of most highly successful artists. Congratulations, Seth.

Marie Danti said...

fantastico! There is something so uplifting about your art being in a elementary school textbook. It means that mixed media is really gaining traction in the arts and if children can be exposed to this early on, then who knows where they will take it!

Kathryn said...

Rock and roll Seth . . . love that people get to enjoy your work in so many places, young and old.

trish quilty said...

So wonderful that these children are being exposed to our mixed media art. Any art exposure for children is a worthwhile endeavor. I am glad they chose your art for examples....just great!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Congratulations, Seth!
How great for both you and the 5th graders!!
Love that first piece in particular!! Amazing!

Amante del Papel said...

there are really amazing!

Darlene Campbell said...

I think this is beyond cool. Do you think you can obtain a copy of the textbook?

Carol said...

So exciting, Seth! Wonderful that your marvellous art can go so far. Who knows how many of these kids will blossom into mixed media artists with such a great example to follow!

JackieP Neal said...

WOW Seth!! Congratulations!! How very cool for you AND for those fifth graders! What a wonderful gift for all! Super!

Teresa Abajo said...

This is too cool! Well done Seth, and well deserved too.

rivergardenstudio said...

This is wonderful Seth!! Soon you will be in text books around the world, I know!!
roxanne

Laura Strack said...

I wish I had been exposed to more art in the 5th grade. This is so wonderful. Glad to know that Brazil supports the Arts for their children. I have heard from many teachers, here in the US, that our Art, Music, and Sports programs have been questioned as needed. Funds have been cut to a minimum in many schools districts. This was 10 years ago, when my boys were in Jr. High, so I can only imagine that the teachers must be working with less financial funds. Scary to think that anyone would want to take this from our children. We all know Art heals :) Sports keeps us active and Music is the world wide language :)