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May 18, 6:00 PM–8:00 PM

Opening Reception: Art Ready

at Smack Mellon

Smack Mellon is pleased to announce the opening of Art Ready: Selected Work from the Artist Mentorship Program. The exhibition presents the artwork of students who participated in the 2021-2022 session of Art Ready, Smack Mellon’s arts mentorship program for NYC public high school students interested in pursuing a career in the visual arts. This year, students worked with professional artists who specialize in drawing, sculpture, graphic design, architecture, textile art, and social practice. Included in the show will be an impressive range of media such as figurative drawing, painting, mosaics, bookmaking, as well as sculpture made from textiles, clay, wood, and plaster.

Art Ready engages young people in a way no other arts education program does—by pairing students directly with successful working artists. Mentors provide professional and creative guidance as the students make decisions about their futures in the arts. They tutor the students in their creative process, introduce them to new ways of working, and encourage critical reflection. Museum admission, mentor time, snacks, and subsidized transportation are all provided to students free of charge.

This year’s student artists came together from 11 different high schools and the exhibition features students Amarah Azor, Sam Batutis, Angela Delgado, Arnsonia Demendonca, Kyrone Gladden, Samiha Islam, April Li, Sherry Lin, Aksel Mejia, Jhan Pier Motta, Katarina Ostrov, Lesly Palan, Isaiah Sison, Abel Uselton.

This year’s Professional Artist Mentors were Oasa DuVerney, Florencia Escudero, Phillip Shung, Anne Wu, and Sage and Coombe Architects: Antonia Januzzi-Thomas and Charlotte Sie Wing Ho.

Smack Mellon

92 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States

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