Newton Conover High School To Receive Free Computers, Software September 23

Project BauHow, North Carolina Modernist Houses

Thanks to North Carolina Modernist Houses’ “Project BauHow”

On Thursday, September 23, at 2:30 p.m., students in Steve Brucker’s drafting class at Newton Conover High School in Newton, NC, who do not have access to computers at home will receive free desktop computers loaded with Computer Aided Design (CAD) software thanks to “Project BauHow,” a new educational initiative from North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH).

NCMH is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, promoting, and archiving Modernist design across the state. George Smart, founder and director of NCMH, will present the computers to Brucker and his students.

Project BauHow (Bauhaus + Know How) is designed to inspire and accelerate learning in 9th and 10th grade high school drafting classes by increasing students’ access to computers, expanding the ability of drafting teachers to give homework, and encouraging and rewarding the study and creation of Modernist residential architecture.

“North Carolina high school drafting teachers generally can’t give drafting homework because up to 60 percent of high school students in the state don’t have a computer at home or one powerful enough to handle CAD software,” says Smart, who created the project. “That means skills practice in drafting classes can only progress during class time, severely limiting student learning through meaningful homework assignments and additional skill-building.”

In return for the donation, Brucker and other drafting teachers agree to require their students to design Modernist houses then submit those designs to the Student Category of NCMH’s annual George Matsumoto Prize, a competition recognizing excellence in Modernist residential design. The winner of the competition receives a full scholarship to North Carolina State University’s Design Camp this summer.

The Newton donation, worth $5000, is sponsored by Smart Homes + Business of Greenville.

For more details on Project BauHow, including photos and videos about the project, go to http://www.ncmodernist.org/bauhow.htm or contact George Smart: george@ncmodernist.org, 919-740-8407.

 

Douglas Byrd High School To Receive Free Computers, Software September 19

Project BauHow, North Carolina Modernist Houses

Thanks to North Carolina Modernist Houses’ “Project BauHow”

On Friday, September 19, at 2:30 p.m., students in a Denise Renfro’s drafting class at Douglas Byrd High School in Fayetteville, NC, who do not have access to computers at home will receive free desktop computers loaded with Computer Aided Design (CAD) software thanks to “Project BauHow,” a new educational initiative from North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH).

NCMH is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, promoting, and archiving Modernist design across the state. George Smart, founder and director of NCMH, will present the computers to Renfro and her students.

Project BauHow (Bauhaus + Know How) is designed to inspire and accelerate learning in 9th and 10th grade high school drafting classes by increasing students’ access to computers, expanding the ability of drafting teachers to give homework, and encouraging and rewarding the study and creation of Modernist residential architecture.

“North Carolina high school drafting teachers generally can’t give drafting homework because up to 60 percent of high school students in the state don’t have a computer at home or one powerful enough to handle CAD software,” says Smart, who created the project. “That means skills practice in drafting classes can only progress during class time, severely limiting student learning through meaningful homework assignments and additional skill-building.”

In return for the donation, Renfro and other drafting teachers agree to require their students to design Modernist houses that will be submitted to the Student Category of NCMH’s annual George Matsumoto Prize, a competition recognizing excellence in Modernist residential design. The winner of the competition receives a full scholarship to North Carolina State University’s summer Design Camp.

The Fayetteville donation, worth $5000, is sponsored by Smart Homes + Business of Greenville.

For more details on Project BauHow, including photos and videos about the project, go to http://www.ncmodernist.org/bauhow.htm or contact George Smart: george@ncmodernist.org, 919-740-8407.

 

Gallery C To Host NCMH’s “Thirst4Architecture” Event September 18

Claude Howell Gallery C NCMH

This abstract by the late NC artist Claude Howell will be on display during the event.

A networking event for Modernist design fans

Gallery C in Raleigh, one of the Southeast’s leading fine art galleries, will host NCMH’s “Thirst4Architecture” (T4A) networking event on Thursday, September 18, from 6-8 p.m. T4A is free and open to the public.

Emilie Huin of Coldwell Banker, a specialist in Modernist real estate throughout the Triangle, is the T4A series sponsor for 2014.

During the evening, Gallery C’s founder and president, Charlene Newsom, will discuss mid-century Modern artists from North Carolina, which will include a special display of an abstract painting by the late Wilmington artist Claude Howell, who has often been characterized as the “dean of North Carolina painters.”

North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH) connects hundreds of Modernist design enthusiasts through its T4A events. The host business provides refreshments and other entertainment while attendees build relationships, create strategic alliances, and make new contacts.

“We welcome Modernist homeowners, architects and designers, artists, builders and contractors, furniture retainers, students, and anyone else with a huge crush on Modernist design,” said NCMH board chair George Smart.

Charlene Newsom founded Gallery C in 1985. Now located at 540 North Blount Street, the gallery reflects her expertise in contemporary art and historic Southern painting, cartography, and antique prints. It features over 30 contemporary artists as well as historically important North Carolina art, Haitian art, folk art, animation art and antique prints.

NCMH is an award-winning non-profit organization dedicated to documenting, preserving, and promoting Modernist residential design across the state. For the dates and locations of future T4A events, go to www.ncmodernist.org/t4a.