The Durham Art Guild and Student U present “INTERSECTIONS” The Creative Mentorship Program Inaugural Exhibit « Back to Events

Date(s): Jun 3, 2013 - Jun 26, 2013
Time: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Location: Golden Belt

The Durham Art Guild and Student U present “INTERSECTIONS,” the inaugural exhibition of the Creative Mentorship Program in ROOM 100 Gallery at Golden Belt June 3-26, 2013.

Join us for a reception in ROOM 100 gallery on Friday, June 14 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm to celebrate the talents and accomplishments of this inspiring group of artists.
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A Third Friday Durham reception will also be held June 21st from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

Room 100 Gallery is free and open to the public Monday – Saturday 10AM to 7PM and Sundays 12PM to 6PM.

Five Student U high school students and five Durham Art Guild artists have been studying and making art together for 20 weeks through a pilot Creative Mentorship Program created by Durham Art Guild and Student U. The student-mentor pairs collaboratively produced a body of work, including:

• Photographs by Rey Cruz, grade 11 at Hillside New Tech, with mentor Jim Lee
• Ceramics and paintings by Angel Naranjo, grade 10 at Northern High School, with mentor Caty Kendall
• Mosaic and photographs by Diamond Johnson, grade 10 at Southern High School, with mentor Jeannette Brossart
• Site-specific installation and mixed media work by Jared Nelson Lopez, grade 11 at Durham School of the Arts with mentor Adrienne Garnett
• Printmaking, mixed media and installation by Vernondo Garcia-Carroll, grade 10, of Durham School of the Arts, with mentor Lee Moore.

In addition to creating works, each student was in charge of his or her presentation of art and received training how to install and de-install a show, write personal artist statements, and price and sell their work. Commission for sales will go towards funding the Creative Mentorship Program.

About the Creative Mentorship Program

The Creative Mentorship Program empowers students to discover and develop their creative voices and artistic skills through 20 weeks of dedicated work with a professional artist, involvement with the local arts community and a month-long exhibition in Golden Belt’s ROOM 100 Gallery. The program is a collaboration between Student U and the Durham Art Guild. This is the first year of what both organization hope to be many.

About Student U

Student U is a college-access organization that believes all students in Durham have the ability to succeed. In order to make this dream a reality, Student U creates a pipeline of services to support students through middle and high school. By providing direct services during out of school time in the summer and after-school, and advocating for students and families within schools, Student U works to ensure that students develop the academic skills and personal well-being needed to beat the statistics and succeed in college.

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