Gloria, The Gator Bench

Congratulations to Brimmer Upper School students who applied and were selected to be on the 2021 design team for our collaboration with Artists for Humanity. These students will work with Director of Innovation Kathryn Lee and mentors to plan, brainstorm, design, and build a large-scale sculpture that will be permanently installed on campus. The following students were selected for the team: Marianne Alagos ’21, Avery Alperin ’21, Kat Klacko ’21, Betty Wang ’21, Michelle Xu ’21, Emma Goldstone ’22, Lily Goodman ’22, Theo Johnson ’22, and Martin Maynard ’22.

Kathryn Lee adds, "Artists for Humanity (AFH) is 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. Our Brimmer students 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. The completed sculpture will be permanently installed on our campus this summer, along with a plaque honoring each of the designers. 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!"

Gloria, The Gator Bench is here!
This one-of-a-kind bench was designed and built by our very own students in collaboration with Artist For Humanity (AFH)! As their Senior Project, the 12th Grade Designers fabricated this 900lb sculpture at the AFH Studio! Now, Gloria will reside in her new habitat on the Brimmer campus for everyone to enjoy. Feel free to have a seat—she won’t bite!
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