Brand Library & Art Center is pleased to announce the opening reception of the second Annual Brand Classroom Showcase in partnership with Glendale Unified School District on Friday, March 31, from 6-8 p.m.
Each year the GUSD Annual Brand Classroom Showcase features a wide range of artwork, in various mediums, produced by upper-level students from the five public high schools in Glendale. The annual showcase event provides students with a public platform to express their voices and art through photography, painting, ceramics, sculpture, video and installation art.
The Annual Brand Classroom Showcase is the culminating event in a larger program that provides Glendale high school students the opportunity to learn directly from local art professionals. Matt Ohm, lead preparator at the Autry Museum of The American West, and Erin Stone, co-director of 11:11 Projects, will provide students with instruction on proper handling and installing artwork, curation, presentation and marketing. Past guest educators have been from Disney Archives, the Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Students are invited to Brand Library & Art Center each year for a full day of interactive, hands-on learning with educators that provide the students with best practices for handling and installing artwork. Educators may also focus on practical lessons that support students’ art practice while pursuing an arts career, along with insights on marketing artwork and communicating with galleries.
The second Annual Brand Showcase will be on view from March 31 to April 8. Musical performances by Glendale High School students will take place at Friday’s reception throughout the evening and refreshments will be served.
First published in the March 18 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.