the trans housing network is an important blog to me, and i suggest that everyone follow it, make a submission if they have a home that they have space in to offer people who need emergency housing
i personally have used that blog to find emergency housing when i was homeless the summer before last. it does make a difference. please submit to this page, and promote it, thank you.
#ArtThursday: Inhotim, Brazil’s Hidden Art Oasis
To see more photos and videos of the “Viewing Machine” and other artwork at Inhotim, browse the Instituto Inhotim location page.
In the hills of southeast Brazil hides Inhotim, a 3,000-acre contemporary-art complex founded by mining magnate Bernando Paz. About 1,000 employees, including curators, botanists and concrete pourers, work at Inhotim to preserve and display its more than 500 works by both foreign and Brazilian artists. Even Paz himself lives at Inhotim to be amidst the artwork that he loves.
Because of Inhotim’s sprawling scale, each artist is given a an unusual amount of space for their projects. One of the more popular pieces on the site is Danish artist Olafur Eliasson’s “Viewing Machine”—an oversized kaleidoscope visitors can point at anything in Inhotim’s botanical gardens, including the friends who came with them.
Ok tumblr, I know the power of the internet so just hear me out right quick as I ask for a simple favor. See those cereal boxes up there? If you buy any Kellogg’s product with that Free Book logo on it there is a 16 digit code inside your box of cereal. Now, when you get three of those codes together you submit them online and they will send you a free Scholastic book. Now I’m sure you’re wondering why I’m bringing it up, so here goes.
I teach first grade at a school where the kids have little to nothing. Through generous donations (government, three square, various community partners, etc.) the kids get backpacks, clothes, shoes, free breakfast/lunch, and some school supplies. The school is not in the best part of town. I’ve had students who live with grandparents because their own parents are in jail, kids who have parents that don’t have custody over them for various reasons, and so on and so forth. Now I am trying to get my kids to read books, but they literally don’t have any books at home that they can use to practice their reading. Sure they get a library book from the school library but it’s not the same, you know? They don’t own the book, it’s not theirs.
Here’s where you come in. If you happen to buy one of these specially marked boxes and don’t plan on using the code please send me that code through my ask box. If 60 people on here send me a code I’ll be able to get 20 books, which will easily allow me to get each of my students a brand new book of their own. I used the Fly Guy books above because my kids are currently obsessed with the character and the book has sight words that we’re working on in class. Even if you have no codes, I’d appreciate the signal boost as well.
So, if you happen to get a code please send it my way. I would appreciate it and so would my kids. Heck, if I get 60 codes, that would give me enough to give each of my students a book and I will gladly take a picture to show you how excited they are to get a book. If more codes keep coming, I’ll post up their thank you notes. They’re seven so expect something awesome. Thanks in advance.
So today in Design class the teacher asked if I would demonstrate how to cut a piece of wood at a certain angle and a girl in my class said “Zoe’s great at cutting! You should see her wrist” before I could even react the really quiet girl in my class got out of her seat punched the girl in the face without even saying a word.