Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#30724 - 06/01/01 02:52 AM NonWord Mom Brag  
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 1,773
Sparteye Offline
Pooh-Bah
Sparteye  Offline
Pooh-Bah

Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 1,773
[blatant maternal posturing] So, it seems that my hyperactive, autistic son has some artistic talent, and the school district's art teacher has been working with him one-on-one every Friday this year. In January, the school submitted two of his works to the Michigan chapter of an organization called VSA Arts, which is an affiliate of the National Center for the Arts. It was a juried competition, with 171 entries from Michigan. 60 were accepted, including both of Ben's pieces, called Underwater Scene and Bingothxt Store, and Bingothxt Store was selected to represent Michigan in the international exhibit in Washington DC. Bingothxt Store was accepted there as well.

So, Underwater Scene is now in an exhibit touring Michigan, and Bingothxt Store is on national tour. You can see Bingothxt Store here:

http://www.vsaarts.org/gallery/exhibits/chshow00/chshow0c.html

[/blatant maternal posturing]


#30725 - 06/01/01 04:02 AM Re: NonWord Mom Brag  
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 3,065
Bingley Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Bingley  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 3,065
Jakarta
Well done Ben, and I'm sure maternal support was one of the keys to his success.

Bingley


Bingley
#30726 - 06/01/01 09:18 AM Re: NonWord Mom Brag  
Joined: Jun 2000
Posts: 724
Avy Offline
old hand
Avy  Offline
old hand

Joined: Jun 2000
Posts: 724
The warm colours are the colours of a fire - lovely!


#30727 - 06/01/01 10:41 AM Re: NonWord Mom Brag  
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 1,156
Bean Offline
old hand
Bean  Offline
old hand

Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 1,156
Way to go Ben!


#30728 - 06/01/01 10:58 AM Re: NonWord Mom Brag  
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 428
Flatlander Offline
addict
Flatlander  Offline
addict

Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 428
Cape Cod, MA, US
You and Ben should be proud. As a former scholastic art award winner meself [puffed-up-feathers-e] I know what a thrill it is to be honored like that. Bingley is right, too -- artists need strong family support, and Ben is certainly a talented artist. I love the colors, particularly the way similar colors are grouped together (pink/purple, red/orange, blue/green). Speaking as an AWADer, might I also add that Bingothxe is a great word. Reminds me of the old Superman character Mr. Mxylplx (sp?). Does Bingothxe mean anything?


#30729 - 06/01/01 11:52 AM Re: NonWord Mom Brag  
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 275
wordcrazy Offline
enthusiast
wordcrazy  Offline
enthusiast

Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 275
Sparteye,
Thank you for sharing Ben's accomplishment. I see a lot of promise in all the art work. Ben's work offers many little vignettes that invite exploration. Congratulations to mother and son!

chronist

#30730 - 06/01/01 12:46 PM Re: NonWord Mom Brag  
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 1,773
Sparteye Offline
Pooh-Bah
Sparteye  Offline
Pooh-Bah

Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 1,773
Thank you all for the kind words. I wish that the Michigan affiliate had its exhibit online, since I really like Underwater Scene a lot better - more traditionally representational and a cool color scheme, which is my preference. Ben is a prolific artist, to say the least.

Does Bingothxe mean anything?

Ben created "Bingothxt" to describe a type of store which stocks fanciful gadgets. The items in his work are all Rube Goldberg gizmos. Where the "Bingo" part came from, I don't know, but I think that "thxt" might have some relationship to "tech."

Flats is an award-winning artist! So, now I am wondering at the visual-arts backgrounds of our multi-talented group. We have discerned special affinities for music and food; what about painting, drawing, and sculpture? I confess to some talent, although untrained. In my fantasy life, I have time to paint.


#30731 - 06/01/01 04:42 PM Re: NonWord Mom Brag  
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 3,439
wow Offline
Carpal Tunnel
wow  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 3,439
New England, USA
Hurrah for you and Ben, Sparteye!




Moderated by  Jackie 

Forum Statistics
Forums16
Topics13,878
Posts223,763
Members9,009
Most Online3,341
Dec 9th, 2011
Newest Members
Akintola, VegasCaptain, Mallo, drad_dog, Kimi
9009 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 47 guests, and 3 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days)
Top Posters(All Time)
wwh 13,858
Faldage 13,803
Jackie 11,613
tsuwm 10,538
LukeJavan8 8,935
AnnaStrophic 6,511
Wordwind 6,296
of troy 5,400
Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.

Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat

© 1994-2017 Wordsmith

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.013s Queries: 13 (0.003s) Memory: 2.6990 MB (Peak: 2.8161 MB) Zlib disabled. Server Time: 2017-07-20 20:47:23 UTC