Street2Studio Opening Reception/Mural Party
09/04/2010 - 12:00am - 3:00am
Opening Reception/Mural Party: Friday, August 20, 6-9 pm
First Friday Reception: Friday, September 3, 6-9 pm
In the Studio: Josiah Lopez
VSA Colorado/Access Gallery is pleased to present our “Street2Studio” program culminating show. For the last 8 weeks teens in this program have worked with professional artists to refine their artistic skills through a variety of activities. The Street2Studio program is a Graffiti reduction project funded by the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs. After applying and interviewing to be in the program the teens are given a series of projects to complete. Professional artists from the community act as mentors and teachers for the teens.
The underlying goal is to harness the teens creativity in a more productive way, exposing them to professional artists, having to create a project for a client and providing structured instruction we feel we have met this goal. The teens have painted two small murals for a community garden here in Denver, have designed and pitched a concept for a commissioned mural for a local gallery and have created a canvas mural in the Access Gallery.
As a culminating event the teens will be doing a live mural for Grace Gallery and Neo Studios during the opening reception.
For more information contact VSA Colorado/Access Gallery – 303-777-0797
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