High School Students take part in Kinetic Mobile-Making Art Project
High school students at Boynton Beach Community High School will participate in a mini-mobile kinetic art project on Thursday, Dec. 8 from 11:00-11:30 a.m. at the school, located at 4975 Park Ridge Road.
The City’s Art in Public Places commissioned kinetic artist Elayna Toby Singer to create “Kinetic Intentions,” a kinetic art project made from upcycled items, such as fishing line and tree seed pods. The project will be completed at the City’s International Kinetic Art Exhibit & Symposium held Feb. 3-5, 2017. Singer has hosted six free workshops, where over 150 people participated in the project.
On Thursday, approximately 50 students will create mini-mobiles, which will be added to the works of other participants to create the largest temporary kinetic tree installation in Palm Beach County. The students will create the mobiles in visual art instructor Ms. Gwenn Seuling’s class. The mobiles, along with participant’s written intentions, will cover four downtown trees to create a curtained outdoor “room” with positive messages that will blow in the wind.
The project gives high school students enrolled in visual arts, earth science and computer classes an opportunity to participate in a community project and to learn about kinetic art. Kinetic art is art that moves with the help of wind, light, water or other elements.