“Salad Days – High School Art” will be on view in Gallery 1 and Gallery 2 at Haven Arts between May 13th and May 24th, 2008. Featured are paintings, drawings, sculpture, digital prints, and installation art by students at six New York area schools/art organizations. Works by their teachers will also be displayed.
The schools/groups represented are:
…and representing the future generation of high school students,
Because of its dual meaning, the title “Salad Days” evokes the relative enthusiasm, youthfulness, and innocence of the participants but also conveys a sense of people operating at peak performance, of being in their heyday.
Not related to the high school theme, there will be an evening of music on Friday, May 23, a three-band music showcase event hosted by a READNEX POETRY SQUAD. Ticket price will be approximately $30. All money raised will go toward The Front Line Tour, a national tour uniting communities through Hip Hop and Poetry. See www.myspace.com/readnex.
After the exhibition “Salad Days,” Gallery 2 will be rearranged to present the DreamYard installation, “What Do We See/What is Really Happening?” exploring the media, the home, and the education system. Questions of truth and accountability are addressed in this multi-media installation with interactive ballot boxes, found objects, photos and large-scale drawings. This is a one-day exhibit May 28, with reception the same evening from 5 to 9pm.