Opening Reception for Summer Outreach Art Program

Thursday, August 7, 2014, 4 - 6pm

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On Thursday, August 7, the Summer Outreach Pre-college Program will host the opening reception for their student and artists-in-residence exhibition. The reception will be held on the 2nd, 5th, and 6th floors of the Foundation building from 4-6 PM.

The exhibition will be open August 7th through August 20th, Monday through Thursday 9:00AM - 5:15PM

The exhibition features works by high school students from the 4-Week Drawing Intensive Program, the 6-Week Pre-college Program and this year's Artists in Residence Amie CunatYen-Hua LeeKamau Patton and Emily Weiner.

We are profoundly grateful to Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation.

We gratefully acknowledge our other generous donors: The Altman Foundation, Surdna Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts and Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation.

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