FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 27, 2009
FOR MORE INFORMATION: contact Jade Walker
Director, Creative Research Laboratory
EXHIBITION DATES: June 13 - July 18, 2009
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, June 13, 12 - 3 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 6
An exhibition of art by kindergarten to twelfth-grade children from the Austin area.
June 13 - July 18, 2009
The Greater Tomorrow Youth Art Program, in collaboration with selected Austin area public school art teachers and the Creative Research Laboratory (CRL), presents Now and Tomorrow 6, an exhibition of artwork from kindergarten to twelfth-grade students in Austin area schools. The exhibition is designed to facilitate interaction between participating K-12 students, art teachers, parents and members of the UT Austin community, and celebrate the visual and material culture of Austin area youth.
Featuring drawing, painting and ceramic work, Now and Tomorrow 6 will showcase an array of Austin’s young and vibrant artistic talent. Schools participating in this year’s exhibition include: Baty Elementary School, Forest Trail Elementary School, Harris Elementary School, Hill Country Middle School, Maplewood Elementary School, The University of Texas at Austin Elementary School, Ridgetop Elementary School, Sanchez Elementary School, and students of the Greater Tomorrow Youth Art Program.
Now and Tomorrow, celebrating its sixth year as part of the Greater Tomorrow Youth Art Program (GTYAP) founded by Dr. Christopher Adejumo, UT Associate Professor of Visual Art Studies and Art Education, is part of a reinvigorated community outreach partnership between the CRL and Visual Art Studies and Art Education Division of the Department of Art and Art History. Along with the exhibition, the CRL will transform part of its exhibition space into a studio workspace for participating students of GTYAP’s 2009 Summer Art Program led by Dr. Adejumo.
In conjunction with GTYAP activities during Now and Tomorrow 6, UT alum and current portfolio advisor for Young Artists @ Arthouse Jaime Salvador Castillo (BFA, 2005) will conduct an on-going, weekend service-learning project at CRL with Austin area high school students.
GTYAP 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. GTYAP is an outreach program that provides supplementary art experiences for K-12 students in the public schools and within community settings.
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.
The Creative Research Laboratory (CRL) presents a year-round schedule of exhibitions, featuring work by students and faculty at The University of Texas at Austin. The CRL 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 Capitol 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.