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Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Grant Supports Arts

Education in the Bronx, NY

Boston, MA, August 1, 2015 – The Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp., a nonprofit, tax-exempt entity established by attorneys from the law firm of Brown Rudnick LLP, awarded a Community Grant to the Bronx Charter School for Better Learning to help purchase art supplies for a fifth-grade arts program.

According to Adam Silver, Bronx Charter School for Better Learning Art Teacher and grant applicant, “The program will introduce students to the Impressionism art movement. Students will select an Impressionist artist to research and will write an analysis of one of that artist’s works of art. Students will learn about the Impressionist painters’ use of color and how it connected to early 19th Century scientific theories about color. They will explore combinations of primary and secondary colors, experiment with creating secondary and tertiary colors, and create a landscape painting using complementary colors.”

Al Wallis, Executive Director of the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp, said, “There is a gap in arts education that hinders the ability of school children to discover their artistic talents and gain an understanding and appreciation of art. The Foundation is a longtime support of arts education programs in urban schools that work to close this gap and encourage art education, and we are pleased to help the Bronx Charter School for Better Learning.”

Created to support front-line educators who often do not have a voice in funding decisions, the Community Grants subsidize small, concrete projects, which will improve inner-city education within Boston, Hartford, London, Orange County, Providence, New York, or Washington DC within the coming year. The Foundation will generally consider grant applications monthly and award grants in an amount totaling not more than $2000 in any one month. The grant applications and an explanation of the program can be found at http://www.brownrudnickcenter.com/foundation/community-grant.

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