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"Spaces of Belonging" AIR Exhibition & Artist Talk

Friday, August 5, 2022 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Teen Bridge/Artist in Residence Opening Reception
Friday, August 5 at the Piano Craft Gallery

6:00 - 8:00 pm: Join us for the reception
7:00 pm: Gallery Talk with GoFive and TakeOne and Teen Bridge artists

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Join us to celebrate the culmination of the GoFive's and TakeOne's residency with an opening reception for "Spaces of Belonging" on view at the Piano Craft Gallery, August 5 - 28. The show features work created by our Teen Bridge students and inspired by the residency. Come for exciting new youth art, good conversation, and light refreshments. Admission is free, but please register so we will know you are coming. This is an excellent opportunity for friends and supporters of the Teen Bridge and Artist in Resident programs to see the latest creations from this dynamic group of young adults.

How do we shape the spaces that shape us? The 2022 Eliot School Artist in Residence Project—“Spaces of Belonging”— explores this question by engaging Teen Bridge artists, students from English High School, and members of the surrounding community in the process of planning and creating a public mural at The English High School in Jamaica Plain. The exhibition at Piano Craft Gallery provides a insider look into the process of creating the mural that was installed on English High School's campus as part of the residency. The exhibition also showcases the artwork that demonstrates the artists' growth.

Teen Bridge and Artist in Residence program are made possible through the generous support of The Adelard A. and Valeda Lea Roy Foundation, Boston Private Industry Council, BPS Arts Expansion Fund at EdVestors, City of Boston Department of Youth Engagement & Employment, Deborah Munroe Noonan Memorial Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, The Joe Kalt & Judy Gans Family Foundation, Linde Family Foundation, Maureen and David Moses Family, National Endowment for the Arts, New England Foundation for the Art’s Public Art for Spatial Justice program, with generous support from the Barr Foundation, New World Foundation, general support from Mass Cultural Council, and individual donors.

Teen Bridge and Artist in Residence are also funded in part by Boston Public Schools (BPS) Arts Expansion, a multi-year effort focusing on access, equity, and quality arts learning for BPS students. The BPS Arts Expansion Fund, managed by EdVestors, is supported by the Barr Foundation, The Boston Foundation, Katie and Paul Buttenwieser, The Klarman Family Foundation, Linde Family Foundation, and other individuals. BPS Arts Expansion is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

COVID-19 vaccinations are highly encouraged and indoor masking is required.