"ArtScene" | NC Museum of Art | Arts | Indy Week



When: Sat., April 26, 1 p.m. 2014

During a three-week class last February, high school art students from Hickory and Jacksonville sprawled on the floor of a darkened NC Museum of Art classroom as photographer Bill Bamberger showed them his stark documentary portraits. They had taken their own photos, exploring "leadership," earlier that morning. The results will be displayed on vinyl banners at this annual Teen Arts Council production, made by and for North Carolina teens. Taking inspiration from the museum's new show of modern Mexican-American and Latino art, Estampas de la raza/Prints for the People: The Romo Collection, ArtScene features dance and music performances, poetry slams, videos and more, all by area high schoolers. There's a screen-printing workshop with Derek Toomes, a fabric design class in association with Durham's Spoonflower and an exhibit of correspondence from the museum's Global Journal Exchange program. This impressive show of teen gumption earns its leadership theme. —Brian Howe

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