Altered Vacant Spaces : Pennslyvania Twilight School

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DRAWINGS OF CHARLES BUKOWSKI A DIRTY OLD MAN
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EAST OF FRESNO ART
MARYANNE STORY : "I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S NOT BUTTER !
ART IN ODD PLACES
Pennslyvania : "Twilight Elementary " Left to the Elements :
HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM TOWANDA PA. WINDOW PAINTINGS BY THE TRICKSTEERS !
VILLAGE HALLOWEEN PARADE IN NEW YORK 2008
HALLOWEEN 2007 NEW YORK
cafeteria window , gym, assembly hall
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This abandoned school house has been vacant for several years and was up for sale. I found the cafeteria door unlocked and went out to lunch in the cafeteria. Being attracted to the concept of a School that was now unattended intrigued me. The classrooms were all mine . I became teacher and student.

Interior kitchen cafeteria
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" Follow the Large White Brushstroke "
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Altered space by Buck Henri : Paint and brush found on site .
" Doorway In The Ceiling , Take Me To Heaven " !
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Classroom installation: Objects found in the room. Buck Henri Instructor, Max Henry student.

This building had previously been "visited" by others. Some had been vandals who only wanted to break things . I tried to be discreet and show some respect for the building and it's past. If someone dumped paint cans all over the floor I picked them up and if paint had leaked out I painted with it. My lessons and notes on the blackboards were written in graphite so they are almost invisible. The lighting I controlled by opening the window blinds and doors.

Hallways, on the way to my " home room" .
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Buck Henri : 2011 {more to come}

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Student mural at entrance.
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The previous class had started a mural. I was instructed to finish it with my addition of "Big Black Bear" . Can you find him ?

Big Black Bear by: Buck Henri.
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But of course !, there he is right next to "Great White" the mighty eagle!

Buck Henri's theater production of "The Firebird"
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Emily Extinguisher as the "Bird".
"The Firebird"
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Dress Rehersal

Every graduating class puts on a production. Buck's class performed his version of the "Firebird" featuring Emily Extingusiher as the flameing bird.