36 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WILL BE LOCKED IN THE WIREGRASS MUSEUM OF ART
Feb 23,2010 Dothan, AL – The Wiregrass Museum of Art will lock 36 high school students in the museum beginning Friday, February 26 at 3pm. The event, gives six different high school teams 24 hours, $100 Friend Bank debit card, an art mentor, a topic (example: global warming) and a location within the museum to create an art installation. The concept is based on reality television to where the teams race to create art and compete to win $500 grant for their high school art programs courtesy of Friend Bank. The installations will be judged by an outside Art Museum Professional.
Over eight teams applied for the six spots. Teams were selected by the panel of art mentors based on their teacher recommendations and their application of 24 words or less. The schools that will compete are Dothan, Northview, Abbeville, Rehobeth, Carroll and Geneva High.
“The goal of Project Installation is for teenagers to learn leadership and team working skills along with helping them learn about inner workings of an art museum,” said Deidre Frith, Director of Community Relations. “By pairing them with an art mentor, we’re connecting generations through art while teaching them necessary life skills such as working together and problem solving.”
The public is welcome to come watch the teams work on Saturday, Feb 27 from 10am – 3pm. It will also be available to watch live on web cams on wiregrassmuseum.org beginning Feb 26. The six installations will be on exhibit in the Wiregrass Museum of Art from March 2 – 27 during Youth Art Month. An opening reception is scheduled for March 2, 5 – 7pm. The winning team and merit awards will be at 6pm. Friends and family are invited to attend.
Project Installation is made possible in part by The Institute of Museum and Library Services and Friend Bank. WMA is located at 126 Museum Ave in downtown Dothan. WMA is open Tues. – Sat, 10am – 5pm. Admission is free.