Location: UMass Dartmouth, College of Visual and Performing Arts
Program Dates: June 8, 2018 and June 9, 2018
Reception: June 9th from 2:30pm to 4pm
CVPA Campus Gallery and CVPA Studios
UMass Dartmouth, College of Visual and Performing Arts
285 Old Westport Road, North Dartmouth, MA
Visitors are advised to use Parking Lots 7/8/9
The College of Visual and Performing Arts at UMass Dartmouth has partnered with the Massachusetts Art Education Association and the New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! to host Art All-State Massachusetts on June 9th and 10th. Now in its 31st year, Art All-State brings 146 of the Commonwealth’s most creative high school juniors to the University for an intense two-day experience. These students will work with 16 artist/mentors who are all accomplished in a variety of art related media. The artist/mentors will introduce the students to the rich arts community of downtown New Bedford, and investigate the works on display at the New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! and other museums and galleries in the area as inspiration for their own creative work. Through these encounters, the artists will mentor the students in experiencing the vast possibilities of the role of the artist in the contemporary creative community. The groups will explore the theme “Limits: No Limits” through which they will solve creative problems to create installation art pieces using limited materials and time constraints.
Please join us for a public viewing, and gallery exhibition showcasing the work of the artist/mentors on Saturday June 9th from 2:30pm to 4pm at the CVPA building, UMass Dartmouth.
Participating Artist/Mentors: Andy Bell, Heather Bentz, Carolyn Clayton, Rebekah Flake, Jennifer Halli, Elisa Hamilton, YoAhn Han, Nancy Grace Horton, Rosa Ibarra, C.M. Judge, Siobhan McBride, Butch Merigoni, Jim O’Donnell, Joseph Ray, Alex Romania, Emily Smith
Related Events: Tape Art Mural
When: Tuesday June 5th through Friday June 8th
Location: CVPA Atrium
Tape Artist Michael Townsend, Leah Smith and the tape art crew will work to install a temporary mural in the CVPA Atrium. Known for his extensive drawings in tape, Michael embodies the spirit of Art All-State and has been an integral part of the program for over 20 years.