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Youth Invasion at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center!!

Artist Teen Mentoring Project and Elementary Arts Outreach Artwork on display in RGAC Galleries!

Opening Reception: Friday, April 19, 5-8pm

Exhibition Dates:

ATMP: April 19 – May 3, 2013

Elementary Arts Outreach: April 1 – 30, 2013

ATMP design studio(Medford, OR) – April 3, 2013 – The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is pleased to present artwork by inspired local fifth graders and very talented teen artists this month! The Community Gallery is filled with over 100, colorful, mixed-media “Chromarrific” paintings created by three fifth grade classes from Jackson and Kennedy Elementary Schools as part of the Rogue Gallery & Art Center’s Elementary Arts Outreach program. Opening up during Medford’s Third Friday on April 19th, and on display from April 19th through May 3rd is the Artist Teen Mentoring Project exhibit will feature a variety of inspirational art by teens and their professional artist mentors.

The Artist Teen Mentoring Project (ATMP), now in its eighth year at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center, offers local teens a realistic look at the life of a professional artist. Eleven aspiring teenaged artists have the opportunity to work with one of six established artists to create art in a variety of materials and styles, including drawing, oil and watercolor painting, printmaking, photography, and more. Teens go through a rigorous application process in the fall including interviews, portfolio reviews and each teen must submit a written essay and have letters of recommendation. From over 30 applicants, only 11 outstanding teens were selected for the 2013 ATMP program. Teens then spend over 30 hours with their mentors making art and preparing their work for display. This exhibition, presented in the Rogue Gallery & Art Center’s Main Gallery, is the culmination of the project which displays creative work by both teens and mentoring artists. This 2013 ATMP exhibition is made possible through sponsorship by Rogue Disposal and Recycling and runs from April 19th through May 3rd, with a free reception on Friday, April 19th, from 5-8pm.

IMG_6216“The Artist Teen Mentoring Project is a life-changing experience for both the teens and the mentors. Teens are given the opportunity to see how to thrive as a successful artist through the eyes of their mentors learning process and techniques and also preparing their art for professional presentation in an esteemed gallery space. I’d like to invite the entire community to come support these students in their first gallery art exhibit!” Education Director Brooke Nuckles Gentekos.

On display the entire month of April in the Community Gallery are works of art created by students from Jackson and Kennedy Elementary Schools’ 5th grade classes—participants in the Rogue Gallery & Art Center’s Elementary Art Outreach Program. Elementary Arts Outreach offers visual arts instruction to the fifth graders, monthly, from October through April, including two field trips to the Rogue Gallery & Art Center. Fifth graders learn foundational art skills and practice observational drawing, color theory, and study contemporary and historic artists and art styles. The Elementary Arts Outreach program is generously supported by the Oregon Community Foundation Walker Fund, the Anna May Family Foundation, and the generous support of individual donors.

IMG_6197ATMP 2013 Participants

Medium: Drawing/ Illustration

Mentor: Ann DiSalvo

Teen: Nicholaus Carrero (Phoenix High School)

Medium: Oil Painting
Mentor: Silvia Trujillo
Students: Gabe Epperson (Phoenix High School) and Jodie LaRayne Smith (Eagle Point High School)

Medium: Photography
Mentor: Mary Wilkins-Kelly
Teens: Monica Camargo (South Medford HS) and Katie Guisler (South Medford HS)

Medium: Printmaking
Mentor: Nancy Jo Mullen
Teen: Haylee Steadman (South Medford HS)

Medium: Sculpture/ Printmaking

Mentor: Amy Godard Navickas

Teens: Jessica Bowers (Eagle Point HS) and Kaylee Prislac (Crater Renaissance Academy)

Medium: Sequential Art (Cartoon/Comics)
Mentor: Ted Helard
Teens: Ariel Statchwick (North Medford HS) , Luis Barajas (Crater Renaissance Academy) and Melora Mylin Williams (Crater Renaissance Academy)

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