Opening Reception: Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Final Project On View: August 5 – 15, 2015
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12:00 – 6:00 PM
Join us for the culmination of the 2015 Mission Voices Summer program!
(T)HERE [ther · hir] puts a new twist on the age-old question, how do we get there from here? Mission Voices Summer artists investigate the potential for language to allow multiple, and sometimes contrasting, meanings. The artists juxtapose opposites and document their movements across the transdimensional plane between here and there – and guess what, they’re here!
Youth Artists: Giselle, Syncere, Breanna, Analei, Patrick, Sofia, Samantha, Winson, Naomi Jane, Ming Ye, Alyssa, Serena, Elisa, Manuel, Roxy, Victor, Radha, Naomie, Jermiesha, Raymond, Taylor, Terence, Crystal, Leanne, Shannon, Lucinda, WenJie (Emily)
Lead Teaching Artists: C. A. Greenlee, Jennifer Klecker, Wei Li
Teaching Artist Assistants: Daniel Melo, Kate Rhoades, Simon Tran
Youth Leader: Grace Leary
Documentation Intern: Kayleena Fong
MVS Interns: Uji Venkat, Sasha Leitmann
AIE Program Director: Claire LaRose
Southern Exposure's Mission Voices Summer (MVS) is an arts program that gives youth the opportunity to exercise leadership skills in their community by exploring relevant social and personal issues through visual arts workshops. The intensive summer program focuses on arts-based community development by pairing local artists with teens. Youth learn to use the visual arts as a tool to express their creative voices and to make a visual statement about their ideas, interests and ambitions through a series of workshops that result in a project presented to the public.