Nov 22, 2008, 11:00 AM
Spiral Workshop Show & Community Reception
recent work by Chicago teen artists
Each fall 100 teen artists from throughout the Chicago area gather on Saturday mornings at Art and Design Hall at the University of Illinois at Chicago to work with student teachers from the UIC Art Education Program to explore contemporary art and to develop artmaking and critical thinking skills. The Workshop is divided into groups organized around themes and techniques. This gives students the opportunity for in-depth investigation of media and themes.
Every year the Spiral Workshops culminates in a show and community reception. Typically hundreds of people attend the show--teens, community adults, families, area art teachers and other educators as well as university students and faculty. Spiral student artists don’t just create exercises. They aren’t just practicing to create "real art." Spiral students and faculty work together to make individual art projects and collaborative installations that investigate vital issues for the youth artists and their many communities.
Work will also be on view from 9 to 5 on Monday, November 24 and Tuesday, November 25. For additional information contact: Olivia Gude at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jessica Poser at email@example.com
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