Art amidst and in a bocce court! This was the second year the Youth Art Show that showcases art created by students in after-school programs guided by Joan Mitchell Foundation Artist-Teachers in partnership with St. Nicks Alliance was presented at 211 Ainslie Street’s Swinging Sixties Senior Center. Art covered the walls of halls and rooms downstairs and, as mentioned, was inventively displayed in and around a bocce court. Natalie Beall, an Artist-Teacher at P.S. 34 and one of the two exhibition coordinators, was on hand the final evening of this event. As to how the art is selected she said, “Every Artist-Teacher comes up with a curriculum for the show, and they try to represent every child that participates regularly in the programs.”
The variety of art was impressive. Examples of collage, print-making, papier-mâché sculpture, dioramas, paintings, drawings, an archeologist’s expedition that took the form of a plotted out dig site, were among this feast for the eyes — feast having a double-meaning as food as was found to be the muse in several of the creations.