Guild Hall: Student Art Festival, Grades K-12 / January 19 – February 24


 

27th Student Art Festival

Featuring Grades K-12 

Exhibition on View: January 19 – February 24, 2019
Opening Reception: January 19, 2-4pm 

Guild Hall’s 27th Student Art Festival for grades K–12 opens on January 19 with a reception from 2–4pm. The exhibition, on view through February 24, features the art of local students from kindergarten through senior year of high school. The opening festivities include performances by the East Hampton High School Dance Team, the East Hampton Middle School Dance Team, A&G Dance Co., Abigail Loos of the East Hampton Home School Group, and more.
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The Student Art Festival (SAF) underscores Guild Hall’s mission of cultivating the next generation of artists by presenting their work in a professional environment, and providing on-site and in-school educational programming. The SAF is produced by Casey Dalene, Guild Hall’s Registrar, Curatorial Assistant, and Lewis B. Cullman Associate for Museum Education, and Jennifer Brondo, General Manager of the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall, and Lewis B. Cullman Associate for Theater Education.
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“For 27 years, the Student Art Festival has served to foster the artistic aspirations of young people in our community,” says Andrea Grover, Executive Director of Guild Hall. “We are wholly dedicated to supporting the arts as a fundamental and vital tenet of education by offering enriching opportunities and programs for young artists.”
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New this year to the SAF, Guild Hall’s Teen Arts Council (GHTAC) will work alongside a professional artist and recognize outstanding works by student artists grades 9-12. The high school categories include: Best Portrait (photography); Best Portrait (painting or drawing); Best Landscape (any media); Best Photograph; Best Mixed Media; Best Abstract; Best Sculpture; and Best Print. Awardees will receive certificates of creative excellence. The spring 2019 GHTAC is comprised of fifteen students from Pierson, Bridgehampton, Southampton, Ross, and East Hampton High Schools who meet weekly with Corey Jane Cardoso, GHTAC Coordinator, to generate programming for their peers.
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In conjunction with SAF, Guild Hall will offer several related programs for students throughout the duration of the exhibition. Free art workshops will be organized by Golden Eagle Artist Supply for students in grades K-5, inspired by the projects exhibited in the galleries. Space is limited for these free workshops and reservations are encouraged at guildhall.org. Also featured is Guild Hall’s Word Up! program, which brings local poets into the classroom to explore the constructs of poetry through writing assignments. Local middle school poets will then read their poems in the John Drew Theater. All are welcome to attend.
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All Education Programming supported by a generous grant from The Hearst Foundation and additional funding by Colgate-Palmolive, Kate Cassidy Foundation, Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Endowment Fund, The Melville Straus Family Endowment, and The Schaffner Family Foundation.
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All Museum Programming is supported in part by Crozier Fine Arts, Gerry Charitable Trust, Hess Philanthropic Fund, The Lorenzo and Mary Woodhouse Trust, The Melville Straus Family Endowment, The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, Vital Projects Fund, and public funds provided by Suffolk County.
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Free admission is generously funded by BNB Bank and Landscape Details   
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AAQ Resource: McDonough & Conroy Architects
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