Image courtesy of Tezh Modarressi. “We’ve Already Changed the Name of the Street.” Oil on paper with mixed media
Hi guys! It’s been a while since I’ve blogged about PAFA in particular but I’m here to tell you all of the cool things PAFA has going on this month. This is the prom/graduation season that we all look forward to, and PAFA— as not only a museum but an academy—is showcasing their students’ work in two ways.
The Works on Paper Gallery that I’ve mentioned before in a blog post has a new collection, curated by PAFA’s students. It was amazing for me to witness what decisions the students, who are not much older than us, were able to make that would reach thousands of eyes. Whether or not you’re interested in the arts, that kind of message can be an inspiration to any path you choose to follow. But enough of the mushy stuff.
Works in this collection are of space. Not in the galactic sense; imagine paintings of rooms. These stills of empty and embellished places somehow capture emotions and cause us to ask questions about the place, our lives, or the lives of those who inhabit them. And if that’s not enough, they’re beautiful. I highly recommend visiting this exhibit. Hurry, because it ends June 22nd.
Another celebration of alumni is the 113th Annual Student Exhibition held in the Hamilton Building. It has over 1,000 cool works from their students and each one has it’s own personality.
Visit PAFA ASAP to enjoy these cool exhibits from students like us!
READY TO VISIT PAFA? Check out the PAFA profile page for the hours you can use your STAMP pass!
This post was written by Amani Bey, a STAMP Teen Council member. Amani attends Science Leadership Academy.
Image courtesy of Terri Aluise