Laurel Dell students visited Youth in Arts February 16-17 to see their work on display in the current exhibit “Our World: Youth Visions of Family and Community”.
The mural and other artwork featured in the exhibit were created by Laurel Dell students across the grade levels, working with Youth in Arts Mentor Artist Angela Baker. We were delighted to welcome the students and thank them for letting us share their work with the community!
Students explored the gallery and left notes about what they noticed, felt and wondered as they explored the artwork. They also made paper “handprints” for a collaborative mobile in the gallery that was inspired by the Laurel Dell mural featuring student handprints.
And they saw professional work by Mentor Artist Angela Baker, who led the art project at Laurel Dell that resulted in the mural and exhibit. Students discussed what was similar and different between their mural and Angela’s more abstract paintings. We talked about how artists are inspired by what is around them in their world–and we agreed that all the work in the gallery is very creative!
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The “Our World” exhibit continues through March 2, and Youth in Arts is open from 10-3, Monday-Friday next week, while most Marin students are out of school. The gallery is free and open to the public–we invite you to stop by 917 C Street here in downtown San Rafael to see these young artists’ work and contribute your own “handprint”!