Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Capital City Comics:

ArtWorksWorks by ArtWorks Students

Opening Reception:
Monday, May 25
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Community Gallery
Santa Fe Community Convention Center
201 W. Marcy St.

The Santa Fe Arts Commission and ArtWorks will host an opening reception for Capital City Comics: Works by ArtWorks Students. The young artists will be there to discuss their Captain Fabulous, Squirrel Man, Super Scholar, Hot Diggity Dog, Dr. Cyber Maniac drawings with teachers, parents and the public. A presentation by city dignitaries and a screening of a video about ArtWorks will begin at 5 p.m. This reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. The exhibition will be on display through May 27.

Capital City Comics: Works by ArtWorks Students includes drawings and comic books by over 100 elementary school students from across the Santa Fe Public School district. The work was inspired by a tour of the Comic Art Indigène exhibit at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture last fall. ArtWorks Teaching Artists worked with the students in their classrooms to prepare them to tour the exhibit, led students through the exhibit, and then helped the students create their own super heroes and comic books.

ArtWorks, a program of the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission, makes the arts personally meaningful to children and elementary school teachers through an integrated program of art-making, viewing live performances and exhibits, and achieving understanding through inquiry and reflection.

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