Bushwick high school artists show off their work

High school student artists from across Bushwick got to have their artwork displayed as part of Arts in Bushwick’s (AiB) High School Fellows Program.

The 2014-2015 High School Fellows program’s art show opened on Friday at Express Yourself Barista Bar at 82 Central Ave. The opening took place from 5 to 8 p.m. where interested participants could meet with the student artists.

The Fellows exhibition features work from the 2014-2015 workshops, including: portraiture & studio photography, landscape photography, street art and character development and 3D printing and laser cut design objects.

The AiB High School Fellows Program develops field-specific skill-building and community leadership through the arts, utilizing a mentoring model. Nominated Bushwick high school students are paired with a team of AiB mentors comprised of artists, art educators, art therapist and community organizers.

The selected high school students participate in monthly workshops and peer discussion groups with the AiB mentors and complete volunteer leadership service hours. The AiB Fellows then curate and develop their concept for an annual group show throughout the course of the fellowship, with guidance from the mentors.

The Fellows exhibition runs until June 8.

AiB is set to begin their ninth Bushwick Open Studios (BOS) this weekend where art studios across Bushwick and Ridgewood open their doors to the public.

BOS will run from Friday, June 5 through Sunday, June 7 where there will be nearly 500 open studios, performances and exhibitions.

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