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Armory Art High Student Exhibition

Armory Art High Student Exhibition

Join us Saturday, May 12th from 3:00 - 5:00 pm for the opening reception of our Armory Art High Student Exhibitiona showcase of student artwork by teens in Armory Art High Studio classes and Armory Community Programs.

Artwork featured from Armory Art High Studio classes include: Painting, Figure Drawing, Darkroom Photography, Digital Photography: Thematic Series, Ceramics, Silkscreening, and Comics Art & the Graphic Novel.

The Exhibition also features various locations from our Teen Community Program such as La Pintoresca Teen Education Center in Pasadena, artWorks in Pasadena, Learning Works at Homeboy in Boyle Heights, and LA County Juvenile Halls and Camps.

The stage at La Casita will serve as a platform for multiple audiences to engage with and
transform, as each group brings their own offerings and additions to the dynamic sculpture/stage.
In speaking about their residency at La Casita, Slanguage says the following:
“When we first started this project at La Casita, we had a very general idea of the
thematic we wanted to use but we discovered so much being in residency and allowing
the place, the people around to inspire it. We first did research and looked at possibilities
of sculpture in homes and self-taught artists.
For instance, we took a few trips to the Haunted Shack Garden in Pasadena -- the home
of Brent Allen Spears, which has been transformed into sanctuary of altars, totems, and
sculptures built of recycled materials, broken ceramics, and discarded objects. We also
went to Disneyland to look at the Light Parades and how they built them. We had writing
and drawing sessions for ourselves to brainstorm. And finally we took note of the school
across the street, the kids, the parents, and all the street vendors that daily pass by to sell
candy, fruits, and snacks.
We were so much inspired by the vendors and their packed food carts and trucks, which
were sculptural and architectural. Finally, we decided to use the idea of a discarded
object like the Haunted Shack Gardens. This was structure that was left in the back of La
Casita which nobody knew what it was and who it belonged to. So we decided this would
be the perfect stage to be transformed and reused as a public stage.

Exhibition will run from May 12 - June 10. Community Room Hours: Weekends 12 - 5 pm and Weekdays 12 - 4, 5:30 - 6:30 pm. Event is free and open to the public. 

 

Time:
From Saturday, May 12, 2018 12:00 pm to Sunday, June 10, 2018 4:00 pm

Location:
Armory Center for the Arts Community Room
145 North Raymond Avenue Pasadena, CA 91103