A feast for the senses to bloom at the Frist

 

“Pride and Prejudice” by Bridget Bailey, Oil, 18” x 24”, 2010

     “Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that will never be again. And what do we teach our children? We teach them that two and two make four, and that Paris is the capital of France. When will we also teach them what they are? We should say to each of them: Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel.  And when you grow up, can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel? You must work, we must all work, to make the world worthy of its children.”

 Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Spanish Artist and Painter
 

     

     (AAPNW) – The Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville will open Young Tennessee Artists: 2010 Statewide Advanced Placement Studio Art” in the Conte Community Arts Gallery on Friday, October 29. This third bi-annual exhibition showcases the artwork of 33 high school students who were enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP) Studio Art programs throughout Tennessee in 2010. In this exhibition, not only do the students’ artworks skillfully synthesize form, technique and content, but also the range and quality of work demonstrates a growing sophistication of AP Studio Art programs statewide.

“Memory” by Juliana Horner, gouache and nail polish, 7 ½” x 7”, 2010

     The College Board’s AP Studio Art program makes it possible for highly motivated high school students to participate in university-level art study. The 40 drawings, paintings, photographs, and mixed-media works represent eleven schools and were chosen from seven hundred submissions from across the state.

     With the encouragement and guidance of committed AP teachers, these students produce work that challenges their artistic perceptions and develops their aesthetic methods, both conceptually and in terms of execution. At the end of the school year, students submit portfolios of their work to the College Board for evaluation which enable colleges to acknowledge and encourage students’ accomplishments by granting them credit for these courses.

     Publix Supermarket Charities is the presenting sponsor of “Young Tennessee Artists: 2010 Statewide Advanced Placement Studio Art.” Participating artist and schools are: Bearden High: Hannah Hill, Allison Grubb, and Corrina Adams; Montgomery Central: Courtney Webb, Brayan Zavala, and Sharyn Bachleda, Harpeth Hall: Anna Spickard, Caroline Green, Jenny Cook, and Bridget Bailey; Columbia Central: Stephanie Riley, Kazlyn Bastone, Genna Doak, Katie Morgan, and Sara Croft; Ravenwood High: Fei Ni Pan and Ann Bomar; University of School of Jackson: Alex Phillips and Anna Kate Craig; Hillsboro High: Juliana Horner, Anna Knowles-Bagwell, Emma Schwartz, Lauren Taylor, and Erik Doty; Brentwood High: Matt Steinbrecher and Alyssa Ekdall; Notre Dame: Sangmin You and Olivia Fowler; Briarcrest Christian: Kristen Lovelace and Amanda Garner; Montgomery Bell Academy: Nate Smith; Montgomery Central High: Erica Tucker; and Ben Weathers of Columbia Central High.

“Lazer Pointer” by Erik Doty, gulch, digital photography, 10” x 17”, 2010

     Admission is free and open to the public.

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is located at 919 Broadway in downtown Nashville, where it serves as an art exhibition center dedicated to presenting the finest visual art from local, regional, U.S. and international sources in a program of changing exhibitions. It also is supported in part by the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission and the Tennessee Arts Commission. For more information, see www.fristcenter.org.

    The Bugle is the educational section within the Art-to-Art Palette Journal print edition, that also includes departments: Storybook, Poet’s Corner and Educator’s Row.

 




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