Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Young Artists and Their Mentors, Part 2 of 3

At The Meeting Room Gallery, At Bagelz Of Wakefield
90 Pershing Ave

March 5th - May 5th, 2010
Opening: Friday, March 5th, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Hera Gallery is please to present Young Artists and Their Mentors, Part 2, an exhibition highlighting the role of mentoring in the development of young artists.
Young Artists and Their Mentors, Part 2 will be on display at the Meeting Room Gallery, at Bagelz of Wakefield. This show, which is the second installation of three parts, features the work of John Kotula, Christian Pidru, Graham Wheeler, Zoey Stites, A. E. McGuire, Mike Collington, Barbara Pagh, Mary Kudlak, Allen Hazard, Joshua Carter, Rebecca Volynsky, Ava Ginsburg, Charlene Carpenzano, and Sarya Wallace.

In arts education there has been a resurgence of the notion that the classroom is not the only place to learn creative skills. More and more there is now an emphasis on personal connections between students and mentors as a way for the young person to grow and develop. This trend is described as "real world learning", "community based training," and/or "learning through internships." Additionally, many young artists whose training is mainly based in schools rather than in their communities form student-mentor relationships that deeply influence their development as artists.

In looking at young artists and their mentors, the emphasis is typically on what the young person gains from the relationship. However, anyone who has ever served as a mentor will tell you it is both parties that learn and grow from the experience. Young Artists and Their Mentors celebrates the dynamic relationship that develops between a student and a teacher.

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