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February 23, 2011 / pcatcityartsri

Bridget’s Bio

1. Name: Bridget Haug
2. Year: 2011
3. Major/Minor: Global Studies/ German and Public and Community Service
4. Hometown: Shokan, New York
5. Photography experience:
I’ve always been interested in photography. I took two years of traditional black and white photography in high school. I don’t have much orthodox experience with a digital camera, but I took some great photos while I was abroad.
6. What are your reasons for taking this class?
I think this class is an awesome idea. It’s an outstanding way to teach young kids about community. Many kids learn visually and art is a great way to assist their learning process.
7. Explain your idea of community:
My idea of community is quite complex. In simplistic terms, my idea of community involves a lot of people, and a lot of love with a little bit of conflict mixed in. Lots of people don’t realize how important conflict is to building a community, but it’s integral. Without disagreement, original thoughts don’t develop as well and communities have to be creative in order to bring so much diversity together.
8. Who is your City Art Artist buddy?
Mari ♥
9. What is your service experience (scope of service experience):
My service experience is pretty extensive:
Beginning with soup kitchens in high school, singing to the elderly during holidays, hosting pancake breakfasts, among other things, and moving into college where I participated in MANY service-learning courses, as well as one while abroad, and currently serve as the Community Liaison for the EXPLORE! Program at Mt. Pleasant High School, the Peer Mentor for PC’s Scholarships for Service corps, the trip leader for the Orphanage Outreach Teach Corps trip going to Jaibon, Dominican Republic, as well as performing weekly service at CityArts teaching a digital photography course.
10. Do you have any previous connection to South Providence community?
Yes! Over the summer, as well as last semester, I interned at AIDS Care Ocean State, located on Parkis Avenue. Although I was working in an office, I had a great time experiencing the community- from riding the RIPTA back and forth to eating lunch in the neighborhood.
11. What is your favorite part of the Providence (Providence College) Community?
Right off campus- in the Smith Hill Community
I love St. Patrick’s cemetery. It’s definitely overlooked due to its location and it’s a great place to learn about the past history of the area.
12. What did you want to be when you grew up when you were your buddy’s age?
I wanted to be a Veterinarian. It’s still a secret pipedream of mine.
13. Did you ever take any art classes when you were younger?
Yes! I loved making art and crafts when I was little. I took as many art classes as possible and even drew on my own. My favorite type of art when I was young was jewelry making.
14. Was there art in your school?
Yes and it was my favorite class, hands down!
15. What is the place of art in a community?
I think that art should be at the forefront of a community. It’s a medium that brings people together and anyone can do it.
16. What is the place of art, specifically in your own community?
Art is definitely overlooked in my own community. At my home in New York, there are many statues and sculptures that have been there for years. Every so often people will host a community art project- such as a mural or mass art creation day- but these are few and far between, as well as limited in participation. It’s pretty ironic that I’m from just outside of Woodstock…

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