WINNETKA – Vivid Art Gallery is excited to announce an exhibition of the works of New Trier’s AP Art Students from December 1-22. The exhibit, entitled “Seeing Blue,” will include the original artwork of 35 students from two art classes. The opening reception will be held on December 1st at the gallery’s monthly First Friday event. Refreshments and live music will round out the event, which runs from 5-8 PM.
The exhibit is the culmination of a class assignment, says Mark Bowers, teacher of one of the two AP classes that is participating. The students were provided with a typical “Call to Artists” that explained the theme of the show and eligibility requirements. “The idea was to give the students a taste of what it is like to be a working artist applying for an exhibition,” explains Bowers. “It will be really exciting for them to see their work displayed in an actual gallery.”
According to Cynthia Burr, owner of Vivid Art Gallery, the pleasure is all hers. “We are thrilled to be able to support New Trier and these young artists by providing exhibition space for their work,” she enthuses. “It’s a natural outgrowth of our Local Artist program, in which we offer space to a different local artist each month.” In fact, the idea for the New Trier exhibit developed out of conversations between Burr and Bowers, who occasionally stops by the gallery on his bike rides. “We talk about all things art, and Mark has been very supportive of the gallery. I was glad to have an opportunity to add a new dimension to his program as well,” says Burr.
There were no specific requirements for the submitted artworks other than that they reflect the artists’ interpretation of a subject or theme enhanced by the color blue. The students’ work encompasses a number of different styles, including painting, embroidery, digital prints, and ceramics. Each piece of 2-dimensional work is the same size – 8×10 – and is priced at $115. All net proceeds of sales of the students’ work will be donated to Hurricane Relief, a charity selected by the students themselves.
Submitted by Vivid Art Gallery