WHAT: A collection of artwork by students in 9th – 12th grades that includes painting, drawing ceramics, printmaking, photography and digital will be on exhibit. The end of the school year culminates with an opportunity for Archer student artists to display their work in a professional setting. Guest jurors Soshanna Wayne (Shoshanna Wayne gallery) and Patti Marcus, former director of The Gallery at The Archer School for Girls will be awarding first, second and third place awards. Additionally, there’s an award for “Fan Favorite” selected by the students who cast their votes for their favorite piece of art. The Gallery is curated by students as part of the school’s gallery management program.
Archer’s DANCE SHOWCASE will also take place on the same evening making it a vibrant night of Archer culture.
The evening’s events are proudly sponsored by Caffe Luxxe.
WHO: Archer students, family, friends and art enthusiasts and more.
WHEN: Opening reception, Thursday, May 23 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm. By appointment thereafter until September 1.
WHERE: The Gallery at The Archer School for Girls: 11725 Sunset Blvd, L.A. CA 90049.
PRICE: Admission is free and open to the public on May 23 and by appointment thereafter by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Archer School For Girls
Founded in 1995, The Archer School for Girls is an independent school that provides a 21st-century college preparatory program for students in grades 6 through 12 in an environment that explores and refines the ways girls learn best. Cultivating a strong sense of individuality, personal identity, independence, a sense of global engagement and an array of leadership opportunities define each student’s experience. For more information, please visit our website at www.archer.org or call 310-873-7000.
About The Gallery
The Gallery at The Archer School for Girls provides a unique opportunity to experience the work of well-known artists. In addition to viewing diverse rotating exhibits, there are panel discussions and artist dinners, which bring collectors, gallery directors, artists, and curators to campus. The Gallery was established in 2006 and has featured works by more than 30 well-known artists.
The Gallery affords Archer students the opportunity to study the organization, management, and operation of a contemporary art gallery. Students develop the skills required to curate exhibitions, conceptualize and direct the installation of artwork in the gallery space, prepare educational materials, publicize and archive information related to each exhibition, and serve as docents.
The Gallery at Archer and its Student/Docent Curator Program serve as a model for local public and private schools. Archer’s Gallery Director and students have reached out to other schools to assist them in starting their own Gallery and Student Docent/Curator Programs. The outreach includes providing the information, guidelines, and mentoring for other educators to start their own program as well as ongoing guidance on how to effectively integrate it into their curriculum. Our students have also presented at local events, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Public School Evening for Educators in the Arts.
For media relations, contact Christina McIntosh Director of Communications and Marketing at:
Tel 310-873-7025 Cmintosh@archer.org