BOOM: Armory Art High Student Exhibition
Sunday, Apr 14, 2019
BOOM is a showcase of the energetic, thoughtful and unapologetic work from the Armory’s Art High program. This exhibition highlights the talents of teens who share a common interest in art and are working side-by-side with Armory Teaching Artists to learn and further their skills in painting, drawing, ceramics, silk screening, street art, photography, video production, sound engineering, graphic design, animation, and more. Art High programs are taught in a range of creative environments from neighborhood teen centers, probation camps, and the Armory Studio.
Please join us for the opening of BOOM during ArtNight Pasadena on Friday, March 8, from 6:00 to 10:00 PM. A closing reception for the exhibition will take place in the Armory's Community Room on Sunday, April 14, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. The ArtNight opening and the April 14 closing reception are both free and open to the public.
The Armory's Community Room is open Monday through Friday, 12:00 to 6:00 PM, and Saturday through Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00 PM. Admission is always free.
About Art High
Since 2006, the Armory’s Art High programs have made free after school art classes and mentorship opportunities readily accessible to local teens at parks, schools, and community centers throughout the region. Art High demonstrates the Armory's deep commitment to bringing the power of art into the lives of teens, especially those living in neighborhoods facing challenges like drugs, gangs, poverty, and racial divisions. Art High brings teens together that share a common interest in art and provides over 1,000 hours of free instruction to over 700 teens each year. Class offerings taught by professional artists include painting, drawing, ceramics, silk screening, street art, photography, video production, sound engineering, graphic design, animation, and more. Art High also serves incarcerated teens in LA County juvenile halls and detention camps.
At a White House ceremony in 2015, First Lady Michelle Obama presented the Armory's Art High Program with the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award — an accolade the White House called the highest honor for after school art programs in the Nation.
BOOM: Armory Art High Student Exhibition is supported by Institute of Museum and Library Services.