This Week at Overfield:March 7-11

Registration for Current Families…NOW OPEN
Please come to the office for registration materials.
Notable Dates…
3/7    2nd Artist in Residency:                                           Migiwa Orimo, Ohio Arts Council (3/7-18)
3/12  Open House, 1pm-3pm
3/17  Class Mtg / Artist Celebration 6-7:30pm

3/25  CLOSED – Good Friday
3/28-4/1  CLOSED – Spring Break

Visiting Artist Luncheons

During the weeks that we welcome a visiting artist to the school, Overfield parents provide lunches so teachers and the artist can plan and reflect on their work with the children. It is a  nice way to say “thank you.” Be on the lookout for sign-ups coming from your Class Ambassadors as we prepare to welcome Migiwa Orimo to our campus, March 7-18. Thank you!


Children’s relationships and interactions within a system.Education has to focus on each child, not considered in isolation, but seen in relation with the family, with other children, with the teachers, with the environment of the school, with the community and with the wider society. Each school is viewed as a system in which all these relationships, which are all interconnected and reciprocal, are activated and supported.
– Lella Gandini, “Values and Principles of the Reggio Emilia Approach”


Visiting Artist-in-Residence: Migiwa Orimo

Migiwa Orimo is an artist whose primary work takes the form of installation. She will work with students and teachers for the next two weeks through the Ohio Arts Council’s Artists in Residence program.

Orimo was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. After receiving her degree in literature and studying graphic design, she immigrated to the US in the early eighties.

In her process of creating installations, she begins by entering a space of language. Often her installations consist of disparate elements–painting, drawing, sculpture, video and sound. In attempting to establish relationships and tension between those elements, similar to constructing sentences, she explores the notions of gap, slippage, and “a realm of disjunction.”

She exhibits her work nationally; her work has been shown extensively in Ohio and around the USA — the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC, the San Bernadino Museum, CA, the Richman Gallery, Baltimore, MD, and in Ohio, the Springfield Art Museum, Dayton Art Institute, OSU’s Urban Arts Space, Oberlin College’s Baron Gallery, and Spaces, Cleveland.

A two-time recipient of the Individual Artists Fellowship, in 2008 the Ohio Arts Council awarded Orimo an Individual Creativity Excellence Award for her interdisciplinary art projects. Orimo lives and works in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

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