Brimmer is thrilled to introduce The 2021 Artists for Humanity STEAM Collaboration for students in the 11th and 12th grades. This marks the beginning of a new partnership between Brimmer and Artists for Humanity (AFH), a well-established, Boston-based non-profit that employs and commissions high school students from the Boston area to create artwork, murals, sculptures, etc., for various businesses and organizations. You may have even seen some of their work, without evening know it. If you would like to learn more about AFH or see some of the projects their teen employees have created, we invite you to visit their website: https://afhboston.org. The organization itself, its facilities, and the artwork are unbelievable, and we are so excited to be partnering with them for this unique opportunity for our students.
Over the next several months, participants in the STEAM Collaboration will work alongside two AFH Mentors to plan, brainstorm, and design a large-scale sculpture to be permanently installed on the Brimmer Campus. Throughout this process, Brimmer Administration will serve as the client, and the student designers must propose and create a one-of-a-kind sculpture for our entire community to enjoy. The 12th Grade participants will also dedicate their Senior Project in May towards this collaboration. They will be given the additional opportunity to go to the AFH studios in South Boston to construct their original design using various fabrication methods, such as welding or large-scale CNC routing. Unfortunately, this portion of the program is pending COVID restrictions, though remote arrangements are in the works. This unique partnership is a fantastic opportunity for our students to collaborate with one another, learn from professional mentors, and experience new skills while leaving a permanent mark on the Brimmer community!
The completed sculpture will be permanently installed on the Brimmer campus this summer, along with a plaque honoring each of the designers. Stay posted for more updates on this project.