A Look to the Future: B.T.W. Student Show

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Goodwyn Gallery’s first fall exhibition “A Look to the Future: B.T.W. Student Show” is open from August 15 through September 15, 2016 and highlights artworks in a range of media made by current students enrolled at Booker T. Washington Magnet High School located in Montgomery, Alabama.

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B.T.W. Magnet High School focuses on providing a “hands on interdisciplinary, arts-centered approach to instruction” for all of its students and includes strong programs in the visual arts and photography. The School’s student-created motto “Excellence in All Things” ably describes the wide diversity of skillfully executed, unique, and creative artworks on view in the Gallery.

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There are a total of 25 artworks on display in “A Look to the Future: B.T.W. Student Show,” including digital color photographs, silver gelatin prints, and works in mixed media, utilizing marker, colored pencil, or pastel. In addition to the photographers listed below, other B.T.W. students who participated in the exhibition are: Grace Walz, Jordan Brazell, Myles Beasley, Erika Lewis, Lina Yun, Leigh Clark, Hannah Choi, Katie Lawrence, Susie Kim, Payton Cherry, Katherine Myrick, and Murielle Martines.

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Photographs (above): Maria Nunez, Alyssa Tinch, Heli Patel, Abby Ford, and Jordan Clayton

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On Wednesday, August 17th from 4:00-5:30 pm the AUM Fine Arts Department and the College of Arts & Sciences were glad to welcome B.T.W. art teachers, current students, and their families and friends to the Goodwyn Gallery to celebrate the exhibition’s grand opening. We had a fantastic turn-out for the event, and were pleased to meet these young, ambitious artists, talk with them about their future aspirations, and admire their impressive artworks!

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As the first exhibition of AUM’s 2016-2017 academic calendar year, “A Look to the Future” seeks to forge a connection between high school students and teachers working in the arts in the city of Montgomery, and the faculty and students in AUM’s Fine Arts Department and the College of Arts & Sciences. The AUM Fine Arts Department is very grateful to photography teacher Emily Thomas (above left) and visual arts teacher Rachel Dudley (above right) for collaborating on this exciting exhibition with us, and to the B.T.W. students who participated and came to the gallery opening.

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