I am really excited about this upcoming exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art. I always enjoy the opportunity to see future talent. It’s great to see that art lives strong through younger generations. Every year, its always a treat to meet some of these astonishing young talents.
The Young Masters Exhibtion will feature selected works created by Advanced Placement® Studio Art, Art History, and Music Theory students participating in the O’Donnell Foundation’s Creating Schools of Excellence in Fine Arts Incentive Program™ in the Concourse beginning February 5.
After twelve years of recognizing outstanding artistic expression of AP studio arts students, the exhibition expanded in 2011 to celebrate the creativity and skill of all three fine arts programs, reflecting a mission to develop participating high schools as self-sustaining national models of creative excellence.
The AP fine arts students were invited to submit an original essay in response to a work in the DMA’s permanent collection, an original composition, or an original two-dimensional or three-dimensional art work.
Incentive program schools with students represented in the exhibition include: Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Coppell High School, Creekview High School, J.J. Pearce High School, Lake Highlands High School, Lovejoy High School, L.V. Berkner High School, McKinney Boyd High School, Newman Smith High School, Plano East Senior High School, Plano Senior High School, Plano West Senior High School and Richardson High School.
In the eighteen-year history of the program, more than 10,000 arts and music students have benefited from the O’Donnell Foundation’s AP Fine Arts Incentive Programs. Last year, graduating seniors earned over $16.8 million in scholarships. For more information, visit http://www.apstrategies.org.
James Cole Burnett, Lovejoy High School, House, 2011, mixed media
Michelle Yi, Coppell High School, June Infestation, 2011, digital
Silvia Zapata-Schleicher, Creekview High School, The Dimensions of Cards, 2011, playing cards
*Information provided by the Dallas Museum of Art (www.dallasmuseumofart.org)