May 20, 2017 - May 20, 2017

Opening Reception: Emerge. smART Program Exhibition

Join us on Saturday, May 20th, for the Opening Reception for Emerge, the 2017 smART Honors Program Exhibition.

Started in 2004, the smART Honors Program is a Community Arts Initiative of the Jacqueline Casey Hudgens Center for Art & Learning, with a goal to make measurable, positive differences in the lives of Gwinnett County high school students through intensive art education. The program provides professional mentorship and hands-on experience to underserved students who have been identified by their teachers to have an interest and passion for art, while also facing financial, linguistic or emotional barriers to advance arts education resources. Over the course of the eight month program, participants learn to craft an artist statement, create a body of work and collaborate on a large scale team project.

While focused on visual arts, the smART Honors Program strives to enhance participants’ problem solving, critical thinking and creative skills through concentrated engagement in the arts. Social and cognitive skills such as leadership, confidence, discipline and work ethic are engaged through exposure and mastery of new mediums, collaborative projects and a culminating exhibition.

RSVP here for the Opening Reception!

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