Ray Smith Studio Presents! The Art School Without Walls Vol.: A Mural Workshop with Sofia Maldonado.
Acclaimed muralist Sofia Maldonado is leading the cre8tive YouTH*ink team of teen artists from Los Galeristas Adolescentes in a workshop to design and produce the original large-scale mural (see rendering above) on the wall pictured below. We wish to revive the spirit of apprenticeship in the arts by engaging inner-city kids in the making of significant works of art.
Funds beyond our $2,500 goal will serve to compensate our young Galeristas for their participation in the project, so please keep giving!
The wall at 92 Third St, Brooklyn - site of cre8tive YouTH*ink's new mural
Watch the clip of Los Galeristas Adolescentes (below) dismantling and restoring Sofia's 42nd St. Mural - then painting and helping her to install last year's Concrete Jungle Divas at the Magnan Metz Gallery.
Ray Smith Studio Presents! will honor our Kickstarter funders with an special sneak preview of the mural and Open Studio DJ Dance and BBQ on June 4, 2011 during the Atlantic Avenue Artwalk.
Ray Smith Studio Presents! will also host a year-end exhibition of new paintings from the nonprofit arts education organization, Doing Art Together - featuring artwork (below) produced by the teens of the Barbara Blum Residence, a group home for adolescent boys who are involved with the juvenile justice system.
Finally, you can follow Los Galeristas Adolescentes in this video wrap-up of the 2010 Gallery Club. Thanks to all of the artists, galleries and curators who have made it so amazing!
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