>>> George Perez to visit Bak Middle School of the Arts (Feb 23, 2016)
Famous comic artist returns to Bak
posted Feb 27, 2016, 1:28 AM by Vu Sleeper
Famous comic artist returns to Bak
Anushka Lakum, Entertainment Editor • February 24, 2016
comic book writer and illustrator, George Perez, returned to Bak on
Feb. 23. His visit was organized by the MSOA Foundation.
“[Perez] is able to teach storytelling, character
analysis, and creative writing, which are skills that will transfer into
just many careers the world has to offer,” Susy Diaz, executive
director of the Foundation, said.
Perez and his wife, Phoenicia Flynn, both interacted with many students.
“I taught a masterclass in the morning to visual and
communications students, and my wife taught three dance classes this
time. It was great,” Perez said.
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posted Feb 21, 2016, 1:11 PM by Vu Sleeper [ updated Feb 21, 2016, 1:18 PM ]
Comic Book Artist George Pérez to Visit Middle School of the Arts Foundation, 2/23
February 21 9:49 2016
West Palm Beach, FL. Legendary comic book
artist, George Pérez, and his wife Phoenicia Flynn will be visiting Bak
Middle School of the Arts at the invitation of the Middle School of the
Arts Foundation on Tuesday, February 23rd. Their visit will incorporate
Master Classes for the students and a tour of the new West Palm Beach
Best known for his drawings and work with DC Comics (Superman, Wonder Woman, The New Teen Titans), Marvel Comics (The Avengers, X-Men), and most recently Boom Comics as creator, author and illustrator of Sirens;
Mr. Pérez will be visiting in order to share his storytelling and
artistic talents with the middle school's Visual Arts and Communications
Students. Ms. Flynn, an artist in her own right, will be teaching two
Workshops to the middle school's Dance Students. As part of the day's
festivities, the students, faculty and staff are encouraged to dress as
their favorite Superhero. This is Mr. Pérez's second visit to the
school. During his visit in 2015, Mr. Pérez received a proclamation and
key to city from City of West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio.
When asked about his return to Bak, Pérez stated, "Carol and I are so
looking forward to returning to the Middle School of the Arts. Anything
that encourages, nurtures and supports a child's love and appreciation
for the arts is definitely something close to our hearts and we're
beyond excited to be part of that." Following the Master Classes, the
dynamic duo will tour the new West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District,
including a visit at the recently installed Musical Swings. The tour
will be hosted by Downtown Development Authority's Executive Director,
The mission of the Middle School of the Arts Foundation is to develop
permanent resources to ensure world-class standards of excellence in
arts and academics at Bak Middle School of the Arts, a public school
serving all of Palm Beach County. The Foundation's purpose is to
identify and secure means to meet needs beyond those that can be funded
by the Palm Beach County School District. The Foundation provides
funding and volunteer support for Bak's efforts to promote and expand
diversity, improve achievement and focus on a unique arts curriculum.
Since it, inception, the MSOA Foundation has provided nearly two million
dollars to assist in the funding of Artists in Residence, Consultants,
Guest Artists, specialized instruments, supplies and equipment for Bak
Middle School of the Arts.