Brushes dipped in emotion
Fast on the heels of the Meow Wolf art collective’s $7,000-plus cash-in at SITE Santa Fe’s inaugural SPREAD fundraising dinner and presentation on March 18, Young Curators — a weekly after-school and summer program supported by SITE Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Rotary Foundation — unveils its latest exhibit. Young Curators promotes an interest in contemporary art among teens and young adults and teaches curatorial skills to high-school students.
SITE Santa Fe education/catalog manager Joanne Lefrak said the curators have assembled work that examines human emotions in Inside the Heart, which comprises work by local, regional, and national artists aged 12 to 19. “In this exhibit,” she said, “the artists interpret emotions visually and explore their innermost feelings through the mediums of painting, photography, video, drawing, and sculpture.”
For the show, the curators reviewed more than 150 submissions and accepted 45 works by 30 student artists from Monte del Sol Charter School, La Cueva High School, Santa Fe High School, Albuquerque Academy, Eldorado Middle School, and Santa Fe Preparatory school. The curators — Elizabeth Allen, Daniel Estrada, Paloma Mankus, Alison Penn, Rahul Shinde, Diego Suarez, Sedona Walker-Morrissey, and Liana Woodward — hail from Eldorado Middle School, La Cueva High School, Monte del Sol Charter School, New Mexico School for the Arts, and Santa Fe High School.
Inside the Heart opens at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design’s Fine Arts Gallery (1600 St. Michael’s Drive, Southwest Annex, next to Fogelson Library) with a reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m on Friday, March 25. The exhibit is open through April 1. For information, call 989-1199.
Hannah Sachs: Inside My Heart Lays Color (detail); right, Elise Eberle: Self-Love (detail)