Sunday, August 22, 2010

Mosaic Birds Flock to Silver Spring Coffeehouse

Artwork by: Hana Grohte

Birds on the Block
Wednesday, August 25 – Friday, October 1, 2010

The exhibit will feature colorful mosaics and an eclectic mix of handmade bird-themed greeting cards created with recycled materials by Arts on the Block’s 21 most recent high school-aged apprentice artists.

Opening reception: Friday, September 10, 2010 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at the cafĂ©.
Light refreshments will be provided compliments of Kefa Cafe.

The artwork for sale and on display was created by participants in Arts on the Block’s recently completed Pour You Art Out workshop. The theme for this exhibit was chosen because birds are a symbol of freedom common to most cultures. Artist and arts educator Carien Quiroga and her assistant, Rachel Gelenius, led the six-week workshop.

Arts on the Block is a nonprofit organization that provides paid opportunities and job training to high school age youth from Montgomery County. Participants in Arts on the Block work with established artists/mentors on publicly and privately commissioned artwork and entrepreneurial projects.

Artwork by: Jennifer Nguyen, Eduardo Aguilar, Jasmine Andara, Diana Aragon, Nicholas Chung, Connie Dai, Michael Gardiner, Ronald Gardiner, Elyana Goldwater, Hana Grothe, Tara Hamilton, Christian Hidalgo, Zoey Lee, Sara Luu, Janae Matthews, Nora Meek, Toney Pearson, Lionel Pelap, JoAnne Pierre-Canel, Alexis Wallace, Erica Wang

Special thanks to June Linowitz and Trisha Gupta for organizing and
installing the exhibit.