For more than 50 years, the Mount’s art gallery has hosted incredible art exhibitions featuring famous, and most recently, future artists. Last week, the long, bright hallway on the third floor of the Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery was a frenzy of families, art teachers, and proud artists with giant smiles. The walls were filled with a parade of new art—everything from sculptures to paintings, 3-D tunnel books, comic strips, personalized t-shirts, and self-portraits. Many of the artists, ranging in grades 1 through 8, had to stand on their tippy toes to explain their creative techniques and favorite work.
Collectively, these future artists are graduates of the annual art camps held in the art studios of the Dorothy Meyer Ziv art building, where the gallery is also located. When registering for the camps, the young artists could choose between two themes—“Art & Our World: Exploring Ideas” and “Art & Stories: Imagination Creation.” Then, during week-long camps held in June and July, they enjoyed courses taught by alumni who now have their own art classrooms around the city.
Mount professors Susan Lawrence and Sylvia Dick, along with gallery director Velma Dailey, provided the expertise necessary for organizing supplies, planning lessons, and channeling the creativity of these students. Their knowledge and support contributed to another successful year and an opportunity for budding young artists to showcase their talents and work.
To learn more about the Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery, including visiting hours, see the gallery’s webpage. Future exhibitions will be posted on the website, too, as information becomes available.