Recently I had a lovely visit from a former art teacher colleague that I haven’t seen in close to 15 years. Naturally, we spent some time sharing our current teaching practices. As we talked we quickly realized that we’ve both made similar philosophical shifts in our teaching since we began our careers. (I’m talking about a shift so completely opposite from what we were taught in our undergraduate art education programs.) This shift to valuing process over product has made our work new and exciting for everyone!
Simply put, we value the process (steps of thinking and planning) one goes through to get to the end result and understand that it is often more important than the product (art piece) itself. For our scholars at BVP, this is what the Artistic Process looks like:
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We will host our annual “For Art’s Sake” Art Show April 2nd and every BVP scholar will have a piece on display. Because we celebrate ideas and the process our scholars go through, this year we’re letting scholars choose work they feel best represents their artistic journey. As it has been in previous years, this event is free and open to the public, so we invite you to join us and embrace the Artistic Process with us. When you visit, if you come upon a scholar we invite you to ask them HOW they made their art, WHY they made it, and WHAT have they learned from their process. I promise, you’ll be impressed with what they can explain to you.
On behalf of the BVP art team and our scholar artists, we invite you to join us on Saturday, April 2nd, for our free art show and creation stations, including one with guest artist, Joyce Kutty. We hope to see you there!
Our free scholar art show is made possible thanks, in part, to the proceeds donated at our art opening reception and silent auction. This year’s reception will be held at Mad Dog Art Studio & Gallery from 6-9 pm. Tickets are available with a minimum donation of $35/each and the evening includes food, wine, and a brief program. For tickets or inquiries as to how to donate to the auction, please e-mail Jen LoPiccolo at email@example.com or purchase online.