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Maya Faber, Staff Writer

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Art is more than making pretty pictures. Art should make you think.

That’s one of the crucial parts of the Art Collective’s mission.

You’ve seen this club’s work, but may be wondering who are the creative members behind these pieces that pop up from time to time in unexpected places.

Every Wednesday the Art Collective meets to create art pieces for the BMS community. The Art Collective doesn’t advertise because the members hope that the people who join will be just as dedicated and excited to make art as they are. Although the this club has many artistic members, it still looking for more people in order to fulfill its potential.

Another reason this group keeps it quiet is because they want the art collective to be a little secretive and subversive; therefore it doesn’t want to draw extra attention.

Students think one of the best things about the Art Collective is the spontaneity of the meetings.
Poppy Livingstone, an 8th grader, looks forward to the spontaneous meeting each week. “Every day I walk in and don’t know what I’m going to do,’ said Livingstone.

Some are longer projects, but most pieces are short projects about relevant topics such as the last election. Some of the recent projects include a More Than Words art selection at the Westport Art Center. This project spreads awareness and gives others courage to stand up to bullying. The motive of the Art Collective is to open eyes with a different point of view relating to common topics. Currently, they are creating a kaleidoscope that depicts images of trends and popular things that kids commonly have. This allows students and teachers at Bedford to view these trends in a different way.

You may be wondering what the mural in the front of cafeteria represents. Surprisingly, the mural has a story behind it. First papers and trash spills out of many students lockers. Then the trash tumbles down the hallway and slides up the mural wall. This creates what might look like a pretty leaf pile, but also a pile of students’ trash.

The Collective claims it’s a place to think of new ideas. Ava La Consiglio says, “We relay a lot of ideas to each other and do our best to bring them to life.” It is a place to make art, but also build new friendships with others who like to be creative. Tessa Moore, a 7th grade member of the Art collective says, “I really like art and I want to be around others who love it just as much as I do.”

Every member claims they love it for different reasons. Nea Hochman, a 6th grade member thinks, “The art collective is a way to express yourself which is something you don’t get to do at school.”

However, Grace Worraker another 6th grade member has a different view.

“We’re trying to make the world a different place.” Despite the member’s variety of opinions, the collective comes together to make beautiful pieces of art that guides the BMS community to look through their work with a different perspective.

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