Young Tennessee Artists: 2012 Statewide Upper-Level Studio Art Exhibition
Young Tennessee Artists: 2012 Statewide Upper-Level Studio Art Exhibition Opens November 2, 2012 in Frist Center’s Conte Community Arts Gallery
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 22, 2012)—The Frist Center for the Visual arts will open Young Tennessee Artists: 2012 Statewide Upper-Level Studio Art Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, in the Conte Community Arts Gallery. This fourth biennial exhibition showcases the finest artwork of 34 high school students who were enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Studio Art programs throughout Tennessee in 2012. The drawings, paintings, photographs and mixed-media works on view in this exhibition represent student artists from18 schools and were chosen from 800 submissions from across the state. The exhibition, organized by the Frist Center, will continue through April 21, 2013.
Upper-level high school studio art programs allow highly motivated students to concentrate on studio practice and refine their artistic practice through ongoing critical investigation and reflection. With the encouragement and guidance of committed AP and IB teachers, these students produce works that challenge their artistic perceptions and develop their aesthetic methods, both conceptually and stylistically. At the end of the year, these students submit a body of work for review by either the AP College Board or IB examiners; the assessments enable students to receive college credit.
This exhibition reveals the students’ execution of thoughtful artworks that skillfully synthesize form, technique and content. The range and quality of work demonstrates a growing sophistication of AP and IB Studio Art programs across the state.
Admission to the Conte Community Arts Gallery is FREE and open to the public.
Publix Supermarket Charities is the presenting sponsor of Young Tennessee Artists: 2012 Upper-Level Studio Art.
The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is supported in part by the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission, the Tennessee Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts
Advanced Placement is a trademark of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this exhibition. International Baccalaureate is a registered trademark worldwide by the IB organization, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this exhibition.
About the Frist Center
Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, located at 919 Broadway in downtown Nashville, Tenn., is an art exhibition center dedicated to presenting the finest visual art from local, regional, U.S. and international sources in a program of changing exhibitions. The Frist Center’s Martin ArtQuest Gallery, open until 5:30 p.m. each day, features interactive stations relating to Frist Center exhibitions. Gallery admission to the Frist Center is free for visitors 18 and younger and to Frist Center members. With possible exception for some specially-ticketed exhibitions, Frist Center admission is $10.00 for adults and $7.00 for seniors, military and college students with ID. College students are admitted free Thursday and Friday evenings, 5–9 p.m. Discounts are offered for groups of 10 or more with advance reservation by calling (615) 744-3247.The Frist Center is open seven days a week: Mondays through Wednesdays, and Saturdays, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.–9 p.m. and Sundays, 1–5:30 p.m., with the Frist Center Café opening at noon. Additional information is available by calling (615) 244-3340 or by visiting our website at www.fristcenter.org.
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