From Our Minds – From Our Hands
The 11th Annual Community Partnerships In The Arts Exhibition will Open on May 12, 2012
Closing reception: Saturday, June 9 at 1:00 pm
From Our Minds – From Our Hands features artwork and installations created by eleven different classrooms from eight of Fleisher’s community partner organizations.
About the Exhibition
Students, their families and the general public are invited to join in celebrating the creative achievements of Fleisher’s young artists. The annual Community Partnership in the Arts (CPA) exhibition, running May 12 through June 9, features the work created in Fleisher’s Teen Lounge and off-site residencies in neighborhood elementary schools and afterschool programs in community centers. The exhibition will be held in the Suzanne Fleisher and Ralph Joel Roberts Gallery on 705 Christian Street in Philadelphia.
The gallery is open Monday – Thursday from 6:00 – 9:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00am. – 3:00 pm. The gallery is also open by appointment. To make an appointment please contact Exhibitions Coordinator, Dave Kim, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 215-922-3456 x333.
The CPA exhibition, entitled From Our Minds – From Our Hands highlights the dynamic artworks and collaborative installations of students from: George Washington, Abigail Vare, Eliza B. Kirkbride, George W. Nebinger, John H. Taggart, and Southwark Elementary schools, as well as young artists from the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia, and Fleisher’s Teen Lounge.
About the CPA Program
Founded in 1997 to address the lack of high-quality arts education experiences for children and youth in South Philadelphia, the CPA program engages students in hands-on, art-making experiences by bringing residencies directly to public elementary schools and afterschool centers. Each residency is developed by Fleisher’s professional teaching artists in collaboration with public school teachers and program administrators. This partnership ensures that each residency builds on school and program curricula, making art a natural extension of each student’s learning. Projects are designed to introduce students to a new way to approach their learning, using art-making as a means to explore topics in science, math, and social studies, while investigating overarching themes of community, culture, and identity.