Raleigh resident’s mural graces wall of his Indiana boarding school
RALEIGH, N.C. – Nathan VanDeVelde’s living room at home became his art studio over the summer, and the end result was a colorful mural that graces the wall of his barrack at the college prep boarding school he attends in northern Indiana.
Here's a glimpse behind the scenes as the mural progressed...
A tribute to the important people and events that shaped the Black Horse Troop
Spoleto Study Abroad Program
Nathan attended the Spoleto Study Abroad 2013 Arts & Humanities immersion program in the medieval town of Spoleto, Italy this summer. This educational journey featured a rich and dynamic curriculum in the arts. Twice-weekly excursions to cultural centers such as Florence, Assisi, Tivoli, Siena, and other historic cities, offered students the opportunity to experience significant artistic, cultural, and historic treasures first-hand. Nathan was part of a select group of students chosen for this intensive summer study abroad program.
Culver Academies is an active member of the select consortium schools across the country that supports the Spoleto Study Abroad program mission. Spoleto Study Abroad is committed to bringing an integrated style of learning to those students interested in pursuing their academic and artistic interests in an inspiring European setting.
Fine Arts Honor Society
Nathan inducted into Culver's
Fine Arts Honor Society!
Culver Academies inducted students into the Fine Arts Honor Society during the 2013 Spring Parents Weekend. Fine Arts Honor Society inductees are students who, in the opinion of the Fine Arts faculty, “demonstrate a dedication to craft through purposeful practice, accomplishing the highest standard in performance and exhibition.”
A tradition that began in 1913, with the first inauguration of President Woodrow Wilson, Culver's Black Horse Troop journeyed to Washington, D.C. to participate in the 2013 inauguration of President Barak Obama. Nathan was among the Culver cadets honored to make the trip.
The 2013 Presidential Inaugural Parade
The pictures below show Nathan preparing his horse for the inaugural parade.
For the past several years, Nathan has painted a holiday card for HFI, LLC. The image to the right, titled "Rudolph" was the card front for 2012.
Below are a few images of Nathan's seasonal artwork throughout his young years.
2012 NC Cow Parade
CowParade, the world’s largest public art exhibit, has arrived in the Triangle! CowParade North Carolina 2012 features 81 painted and costumed cows, all whimsically transformed by regional artists, professional and amateur, from life-sized “blank canvas” fiberglass cows.
Thanks to the support of many corporate sponsors, stylized cows are grazing in high-trafficked public places throughout Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh now through December 7, 2012, displayed in streets, parks, storefronts and other public places as a veritable free outdoor museum of cows.
Herd locations include the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus, the American Tobacco campus and Golden Belt in Durham, and North Hills and Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh. Visitors will also find several “cows in outlying pastures” throughout the greater Triangle and beyond, as far away as Fayetteville and Wilmington.
The life-sized bovines, each with a fanciful moniker fitting her design, are about 8’ long and 5’ high and weigh approximately 125 pounds before application by the artist. The cows are additionally attached to a 400-pound concrete base so as not to “moo-ve” from their grazing locations.
CowParade North Carolina 2012, presented by Wells Fargo for the benefit of North Carolina Children’s Hospital, is conservatively estimated to attract more than 500,000 visitors to the Triangle during the three-month exhibition late this summer and early fall.
At the conclusion of the public exhibition phase of CowParade North Carolina, select bovines will be sold via live auction at a gala event in February 2013, while others will be sold through an online auction. Funds raised will benefit N.C. Children’s Hospital.
Nathan's design for a cow, was accepted into the North Carolina Cow Parade Portfolio in March 2012. His cow was then sponsored by Railinc, to be completed and become a part of the 2012 Cow Parade event.
"Mooving" is located on Fayetteville St. in downtown Raleigh, NC near ABC 11 through December 7, 2012.
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2012 Wake County Student Art Contest
Nathan's painting "Capricorn" has been included as one of the five entries representing Wakefield High School.
DURANT ROAD MUSICAL THEATRE WINS NATIONAL AWARDS AT
2012 JUNIOR THEATER FESTIVAL IN ATLANTA
Nathan had the privilege of representing the Durant Rd. Musical Theatre in the Technical Theatre Competition for Set Design at the 2012 Jr. Theatre Festival in Atlanta. He submitted a 3 minute video describing his set design activity at the theatre. Court Watson presented him with a Freddie Gershon Achievement Award for "Inspiration"!
Nathan has been selected to serve on the 2011-2012 Teen Council for the new Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh (CAM)!
The CAM Raleigh Teen Council develops programs, events and Museum-focused materials throughout the school year for their peers. The Teen Council is made up of dedicated high school students from across the Triangle region.
Nathan had several opportunites to promote the Shape the World Game at local toy stores!
Nathan at Brilliant Sky Toys and Books
Marbles Kids Museum
Nathan has been asked to be a Guest Speaker for Marbles Museum of Raleigh Young Entrepreneurs Camp. He will describe a 10 step process for taking an idea to the marketplace using his Shape the World Game as an example.
In an effort to inspire other kids, Nathan had an opportunity with Kidsville News to write several articles, offering insight into the creative thinking behind his paintings...