Jul 6, 2012
NEW! Art Daze III for 11 to 14 year olds! Teens are invited to bring their old athletic sneakers and cleats to give them a new life. Using a variety of art materials, artist Shaun El C. Leonardo will lead participants in redesigning and customizing their sneakers and cleats to better display each individual’s own personality, while learning about how marketing and products affect how we perceive ourselves.
Art Daze III programs at The Aldrich allow students to work with artists to experience the groundbreaking directions of today’s contemporary art. Participants in this one-day session will unleash their creative talents to design, build, learn new concepts, experiment with materials, and have fun with their peers in a museum setting.
About the artist: Shaun El C. Leonardo is a multidisciplinary artist who blends personal narrative and pop-cultural iconography as a means to convey the complexities of identity, in the form of cutout paintings, drawings and sculptures, and performance. Leonardo received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and currently lives/works in Queens, New York. He has received residencies/grants from Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, The New York Studio School, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Art Matters, New York Foundation for the Arts, McColl Center for Visual Art, Franklin Furnace, and, most recently, a Jerome Foundation Travel Grant. His work has been presented internationally and he is represented by Praxis International Art, New York/Miami/Buenos Aires, with recent solo exhibitions in New York City and Miami.
Children’s summer programs at The Aldrich are supported, in part, by The Cowles Charitable Trust and the Estate of Ruth I. Krauss
|Cost||$65 for family member, $80 for non-member family|
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
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