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Bruce High Quality Foundation Rallies for Arts Education at Portland State University
Elena Davidson
  Wednesday April 27, 2011 - 10:42 AM
 
New York-based artist group The Bruce High Quality Foundation (BHQF) will continue their national Teach 4 Amerika* tour with a public rally on Sunday, May 1 at 7:00pm at Portland State University, Shattuck Hall Annex, located at 1719 SW 10th Avenue in Portland. Inspired by the spectacle and energy of a political rally and featuring a multimedia presentation by BHQF, balloons, t-shirts, and music from a local marching band, the event is the next in a series of rallies and conversations that call for a rethinking of the current art education system. Teach 4 Amerika is a five-week, 11-city, coast-to-coast road trip, presented by Creative Time, that will cross state lines and institutional boundaries to inspire and enable local art students to define the future of their own educational experience.

Traveling the byways of America in a limousine painted as a school bus, BHQF will visit university art departments, art schools, art institutions, and alternative spaces across the nation. The national tour, which began in New York on March 29 with a kickoff rally at the Cooper Union, will continue through May 2 with a combination of dynamic public rallies and intimate conversations hosted by local partners in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Minneapolis/St Paul, Detroit, Denver, Santa Fe, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Portland.

For more information and a complete list of tour stops and events, visit www.teach4amerika.com.

ABOUT THE BRUCE HIGH QUALITY FOUNDATION

The Bruce High Quality Foundation, the official arbiter of the estate of Bruce High Quality, is dedicated to the preservation of the legacy of the late social sculptor, Bruce High Quality. In the spirit of the life and work of Bruce High Quality, we aspire to invest the experience of public space with wonder, to resurrect art history from the bowels of despair, and to impregnate the institutions of art with the joy of man's desiring. www.thebrucehighqualityfoundation.com

ABOUT CREATIVE TIME

Since 1974, Creative Time has presented the most innovative art in the public realm. The New York-based nonprofit has worked with over 2,000 artists to produce more than 335 groundbreaking public art projects that have ignited the public's imagination, explored ideas that shape society, and engaged millions of people around the globe.

For more information on Creative Time and its projects, visit www.creativetime.org.

*Teach 4 Amerika, The Bruce High Quality Foundation and Creative Time are not affiliated with or licensed, endorsed, approved or sponsored by Teach for America.

Photo: Members of the Bruce High Quality Foundation dine anonymously at the W Hotel after their exhibition in Miami Beach.

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