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High School Students Study Art and Architecture

Posted: June 20, 2006, 8:00 am

Young Artists Build 'Personal Space'

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Media contact: Sue Stevens, (817) 272-3317, sstevens@uta.edu

A select group of teenage artists who are studying with University of Texas at Arlington art and art history and architecture faculty this summer will present their projects at a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, June 30, in the Gallery at UTA in the Fine Arts Building, 700 Greek Row Drive.

Twenty area high schools each chose one student with exceptional potential in visual art and/or design for the innovative new program called SEED: strategies, events, episodes and devices. The students, rising juniors, seniors and one new graduate, are participating in the two-week SEED program at no charge.

“This is definitely not the usual ‘how-to’ workshop,” said Professor of Art and Art History Kenda North, noting that she was extremely impressed with the quality of students participating.

North said the students will be working alongside faculty from the Department of Art & Art History and the School of Architecture to gain an awareness of how professional artists and architects work. The final exhibit won’t be standard student art, either. North said the exhibit will be a non-traditional installation, with each young artist creating a “personal space.”

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