"Art Ready: Selected Works from the Artist Mentorship Program" Exhibition

Smack Mellon

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This exhibition presents the work of students who participated in the 2009-2010 session of Art Ready, Smack Mellon's arts mentorship program for motivated high school students interested in possibly pursuing a career in the visual arts. Working with professional painters, architects, installation artists, jewelry makers, video artists, and photographers, the student artists in this show created an impressive range of work in a variety of media. The art on view includes digital videos and animations, digital photographs, drawings in various media, and collages using cardboard and other unconventional materials. One student worked with a jewelry designer to create an original necklace, and two students collaborated with professional architects to design their ideal school through scale models and diagrams. The work will address such topics as body image, urban planning, and personal iconography.

Art Ready is a mentorship program designed to give students the opportunity to experience firsthand what it is like to be a professional working in a visual arts discipline. Students are exposed to a wide variety of artists and arts professionals, participate in internships, and visit museums and galleries.

[Image: Smack Mellon's 2009-2010 Art Ready students on a field trip to Storm King Art Center in front of the earth work sculpture by Maya Lin, Storm King Wavefield, 2007-2008]


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