Monday, August 17, 2009

Press Release for Gallery Show

MARTINEZ GALLERY RECEPTION SEPTEMBER 18“Green Youth Project” mini exhibit ,“Altered Art, Altered Lives”.

The Martinez Arts Association once again hosts a mini-show in the mARTinez GALLERY of artwork done by students of the “Green Youth Project”,  a new arts program at Juvenile Hall. Karan Simoni is the Director of the program and is enthusiastic about her students work. Making use of dumpster diverted items to promote self awareness and healing has brought about some positive changes and generated new perspectives in the youth involved in the program.

The exhibit runs from September 14 through the 21st. There will be a reception at the GALLERY on September 18th from 6pm to 9pm.

The Martinez Arts Association has been working in Martinez to enhance the arts in the community for over 40 years. Grants to local schools and scholarships for graduating seniors are made possible by the sales of art in the mARTinez GALLERY.

September 18, 6pm - 9pm
630 Court Street
925 370-6270
Sept 14 -21,
M-F 9-3, Sats. 9-1

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Art Contest

We are hosting an art contest at the hall, the ranch, and the girls center. The winners will receive gift certificates to Barnes and Noble and some cash prizes. I have been working hard to get these kids to submit their work. So many of them are so used to experiencing rejection , that they think it is better not to even try. There are some incredibly talented kids in this class. I have been encouraging them to do their best work, and to let me submit some of it to magazines for publication.

Some of the art will be featured at a gallery show at the Martinez Art Gallery in September. I don't have the date yet, but I will post it as soon as everything is finalized.

Here are some pages from their books. Enjoy