Last week’s blog post focused on our first year of our Art Intensives Foundations program here at The Messy Artist. We capped off the year with a spirited art show on Saturday, June 21.
As with all special events, it took some planning to get everything to go off smoothly. There were drawings and paintings to frame, and sculptures to mount on bases. There were walls to prepare and invitations to be sent. But it all came together for a celebration of art and education on a beautiful Saturday evening in our studios.
Our young artists came about 2 hours early that evening to work on a special group project, as well as to help hang their pieces.
The group art project was a site-specific string art installation, taking over one of our hallways. Stretching from wall to wall, this piece had the students working as a group to make one piece. This installation was a great way to epitomize their whole year of working together in class.
At 6 pm doors were opened for the audience to come in, and a large crowd came to see the works of these 24 talented students. The students’ final projects as well as some others from the year were put on display.
Students posed in front of their art pieces and instructors at The Messy Artist made some speeches to the assembled guests. The attendees and students as well enjoyed seeing all the works that had come out of the AFI’s first year.
This show marked the culmination of this year’s course, with students being graduated to the next level. We can’t wait to see what they do next year!