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LOCATION: RedLine - 2350 Arapahoe St

CATEGORY: Art Events

UPCOMING DATE AND TIME:

  • Sat, May 21, 2022 - Thu, Jun 2, 2022  

Join us at RedLine Contemporary Art Center for the opening reception of our annual Youth Arts Exhibition! Featuring youth artists from RedLine's two local art education programs: EPIC Arts & Art Mentoring.

The opening reception is on Saturday, May 21st, from 1-3pm MST. The exhibition will be on display from May 21-June 2.

The exhibition is a culmination of art from youth who participated in RedLine’s Art Mentoring and EPIC education programs. Since the beginning of the year, students reflected on topics pertaining to social justice and advocacy, shedding light on issues they deem as important. Throughout this exhibit, you'll find diverse mediums that inspire the viewer to learn more about these issues, interact with the pieces, and think critically about our experiences from a different perspective. Youth artists were encouraged to be agents of change in their communities, and here's what they have to say!


About the Youth Art Mentoring program at RedLine:
Youth Art Mentoring uses one-on-one mentoring to provide a safe environment for students to explore the arts while creating connections with a trusted adult figure. Selected students have the opportunity to work with a professional artist to create a project that investigates social justice issues. The program gives students a practical way to approach the world with the inquiring mind of an artist. Youth Art Mentoring currently exists at Whittier ECE-8 School and Bruce Randolph Middle School for students in grades 5-8. By developing artistic process and skills of inquiry, students are able to create art that has social impact and become advocates in uplifting issues in their communities. 

Students: King Brian, Jay’vion Carter, Quetzalli Casillas, Raymen Mendoza, Medinah Clarke, Zariah Clarke, Ja’Niya Clinton, Jerome Clinton, Ma'Layah Curry-Hopkins, Gabriel Eastler, Kimberly Harbin, Navarro Harbin, Ni’Tianna Houston, Kenia Ibarra, Jadyn Peterson, Lukes Ramirez, Fernando Rojas, Alice Watson, Khalijah Williams, Ayanleh Yussuf

Artist Mentors: Sophie Aldnger, Brianna Armstrong, Yazz Atmore, Kaylee Bender, Madalyn Drewno, Patricia Howard, George- Michael Karas, Karen McChesney, Miles McKay, Sarah Palmeri, Mike Roderique, Alex Saintil, Josh Schmidt, Sarah Shay, Derek Simon, Minerva Spencer, Autumn Thomas, Morgynne Tora, Karla Trevino, Luisa Zamora


About the EPIC Arts Program at RedLine:
RedLine’s EPIC Arts Program challenges the current educational pedagogy in order to create room for students’ voices through contemporary art. Each semester RedLine Resident Artists and Denver community artists are matched with educators and students, resulting in a unique student-generated art collaboration. This semester-long project is designed to engage K-12th grade students living in underserved communities who would otherwise have limited or no access to inclusive or affirming arts education. EPIC provides opportunities for students to explore and express social issues through offering an opportunity for them to express their unique perspectives and ideas about today’s world.

Schools: Boston Elementary, Bruce Randolph High School, Bruce Randolph Middle School, Denver Green School, Manual McAullife Middle School, Rise Up Community School, Whittier EC-8

Artists: Cya TheCreator, Sam Grabowska, Jasmine Holmes, Rochelle Johnson, Efrain Leal, Sheika Leslie, Jesse Pacheco, Eriko Tsogo


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