February 23-June 1, 2014
Young Artists Society Gallery
On display in the Young Artists Society Gallery is work by high school students from St. Margaret’s Episcopal School inspired by ex•pose artist Dana Harel. Laguna Art Museum’s education department collaborated with art teacher Karen Poffenberger, who guided students to create a collection of photographs that explores gender identity by looking at ways in which social and cultural factors shape and perpetuate stereotypes, as well as at how these stereotypes can be challenged.
About The Young Artists Society Gallery
The Young Artists Society Gallery, generously sponsored by Wells Fargo Foundation, is located on the lower level of the museum’s gallery space and features artwork by K-12 students from Orange County schools and non-profit groups throughout the year. The rotation of shows coincides with the museum’s exhibition schedule, and student work is displayed in the same professional manner as art in the rest of the galleries. Laguna Art Museum’s Education Department collaborates closely with teachers to prepare for an exhibition, with student work based on—and inspired by—one of the other exhibitions on display at the museum at the same time. Students also receive a special behind-the-scenes tour of the museum in the weeks before their exhibition. A special Young Artists Society Gallery opening reception takes place at the museum on the Sunday afternoon following regular night-time members’ openings of new exhibitions.
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