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June 2, 2012 - June 30, 2012
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Watermill Center

The Watermill Center hosts The Southampton Intermediate School’s 8th Grade Class exhibition Heroic Students which is part of the One Million Bones project. The exhibition is scheduled to open at The Watermill Center on Saturday, June 2 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. (with a rain date on Sunday, June 3rd from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.). The exhibition will be available for view from June 2 – June 30 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. The exhibition will be on display outside on the grounds of Watermill. The interior of The Watermill Center is available for tours on Saturdays, June 9 and 23 at 11:00 a.m. Click HERE to make a reservation for one of these tours.

At Southampton Intermediate School, teacher Melissa Mitchell has studied the Holocaust with her 8th Grade English Language Arts classroom and is working with her students to start an exciting project with One Million Bones. The students have made clay bones to represent lives lost during the Holocaust or other genocides to be brought to Washington, D.C. in 2013 and added to the bones being made by students throughout the country. To further add to the bones’ significance, the students are researching and contacting the Holocaust or other genocide survivors and/or their families to hopefully dedicate a victim’s name to each bone. Before making their journey to D.C., the bones will be installed in an exhibit at The Watermill Center during the month of June. The students also learned that their partnership with One Million Bones will result in a $1 per bone donation to CARE, a leading humanitarian organization, as a part of the Students Rebuild Challenge: A Path Forward. The donation made will directly fund support for those suffering from Genocide today in the Congo. For more information about the Student Rebuild Challenge visit: http://studentsrebuild.org/.

For more information about Heroic Students or to contact Mrs. Mitchell please visit: www.heroicstudents.com

One Million Bones is a large-scale social arts practice, which uses education and hands-on art-making to raise awareness of genocides and atrocities going on around the world, this very day. They are collecting artwork bones for a collaborative installation of 1,000,000 bones on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in the spring of 2013. This installation will serve as a collaborative site of conscience to remember victims and survivors, and as a visible petition to raise awareness of the issue and call upon our government to take much needed and long overdue action.

One Million Bones is committed to leveraging the power of art to inspire activism. As artists and activists they feel the most powerful thing we can do to effect change is to use art as a means of introducing people to the issue and offering actions related to it.
For more information on the One Million Bones project visit: www.onemillionbones.org

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