FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2008
FOR MORE INFORMATION: contact Jade Walker
Director, Creative Research Laboratory
EXHIBITION DATES: June 14 - July 5, 2008
RECEPTION: Saturday, June 14, 3 - 6 pm
GALLERY HOURS: 12-5 pm, Tues. - Sat.
For information about the Department of Art and Art History at the University
of Texas at Austin,
contact Carolyn Porter
phone: (512) 471-3379.
NOW AND TOMORROW 5
An exhibition of art by pre-kindergarten to twelfth-grade children from the Austin area
June 14 - July 5, 2008
The Greater Tomorrow Summer Art Program, in collaboration with selected Austin area public school art teachers, presents Now and Tomorrow 5, an exhibition of the artwork of pre-kindergarten to twelfth-grade students in Austin area schools. Now and Tomorrow, now in its 5th year, celebrates the visual and material culture of Austin area youth, featuring drawings, paintings and ceramic work.
Students from the following schools will be included in this year's exhibition; Reagan High School, Hill Country Middle School, The University of Texas at Austin Elementary School, Maplewood Elementary School, Fannie Mae Caldwell Elementary School, Forest Trail Elementary School, Ridgetop Elementary School and the Greater Tomorrow Youth Art Program.
The exhibition, Now and Tomorrow 5, is produced by Greater Tomorrow Summer Art Program, an outreach program in the Visual Art Studies Division of the Department of Art and Art History, at the University of Texas at Austin. Greater Tomorrow provides supplementary art experiences for K-12 students in the public schools and within community settings. These activities provide youth participants with non-linear creative exercises that relate to everyday life experiences. Greater Tomorrow uses art education as a means of fostering analytic thinking processes that are necessary for balanced intellectual development. Greater Tomorrow also provides in-service and in-training to art teachers.
Greater Tomorrow was established in 2002 by the Visual Art Studies Division of the Department of Art and Art History and the College of Fine Arts (COFA) at the University of Texas at Austin in collaboration with school art teachers, students, school administrators, community-based organizations, philanthropic organizations, professional artists, private citizens, and community leaders in Austin.
Creative Research Laboratory presents a year-round schedule of exhibitions of work by students and faculty at the University of Texas at Austin, and also facilitates workshops, performances, demonstrations, seminars, and collaborations. Creative Research Laboratory is located in east Austin at 2832 East Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, inside Flatbed World Headquarters. There is ample free parking and bus service available on Capital Metro's Route 18. The activities of the Department of Art and Art History and the Creative Research Laboratory are free and open to the public.
For further information about Greater Tomorrow or Now and Tomorrow, please contact Dr. Christopher Adejumo at (512) 471-5672 (office), or (512) 528-0269 (home), or by e-mail address at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information about Creative Research Lab can be found online at http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~crlab or by contacting Jade Walker, Gallery Director, at email@example.com, or 512.322.2099. For more information about the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin, contact Carolyn Porter, firstname.lastname@example.org, and 512.471.3379.