It's two days full of art for students from area middle schools and high schools.
On Friday, October 5, Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia, one of two artists featured in this year's Mosaic Project, will meet with students from two local high schools to discuss his work and life as a working, successful artist.
Then at 10 a.m., these same students will be joined by the public and the PCA&D community for an artist talk by Hurtado Segovia. Afterwards, there'll be lunch and a drawing workshop.
As part of Lancaster's First Friday, PCA&D's Main Gallery will be open from 5 - 9 p.m. for a public reception of the exhibit "The Mosaic Project: R. Gregory Christie and Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia."
Hurtado Segovia’s large scale woven paper paintings reference abstract painting in the tradition of Mondrian, Scottish tartan plaids, religious tapestries and pixelated screens. The work of this Mexican born artist is compelling in beauty and craftsmanship. Each piece is imbued with a playful quality of improvisation as well as fresh and refined color palettes.
But the art-filled days don't end there. On Saturday morning, October 6, Hurtado Segovia will work with students from two local middle schools for one session of their eight-week studio art class. The class focuses on themes of the Mosaic Porject: individual discovery, and ethnic and cultural diversity.
The 2012 Mosaic Project also includes R. Gregory Christie, who, in additon to having his work featured in the exhibit, will visit PCA&D on November 2 to present an artist talk, book signing, and meet the public during the gallery reception. Christie will also work with middle school students on Saturday morning, November 3, in a manner similar to Hurtado Segovia's visit on October 6.
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Christie is a three time Coretta Scott King Honor Award winner for his children’s book illustrations. He is dedicated to, in his own words “depicting distinctive images of brown people. I choose to illustrate manuscripts that shed light upon historical figures and give a sense of dignity to the many cultures on this planet.” His use of bold color complements his unique figurative style, creating illustrations that are visually compelling and thought provoking.
The exhibit "The Mosaic Project: R. Gregory Christie and Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia" continues through Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Gallery hours: M-F from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; open Saturdays during the school year; First Friday's until 9 p.m.; and ArtWalk weekend.
The Mosaic Project is a multicultural exhibition and educational program for students and families in Lancaster County, and is funded in part by a grant from the Lancaster County Community Foundation.