North Carolina Museum of Art Hosts Free Art Event for Teens

ArtScene features live entertainment, art workshops, and teen art on view

On April 25, 2015, the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) hosts ArtScene, an annual free event for teens across North Carolina. Centered on the theme of “Work in Progress,” the event features art-making workshops, live music and dance performances, a pop-up teen art gallery, and food. Participants will have the opportunity to meet local artists and participate in a variety of scenes exploring the artistic process. The event concludes with an award ceremony and reception celebrating winners of this year’s Teens, Inspired art competition.

ArtScene is organized by the NCMA Teen Arts Council, a group of 25 teens from area North Carolina high schools.

ArtScene features several Museum “scenes,” including:

  • Live Scene: Enjoy music and dance performances by the Enloe Dance Troupe, Look a Ghost, Qualian, The Motions, Jill’s Socks, and more.
  • Artists’ Row: Chat with local artists and observe their processes in action. Artists include Caroline Cockrell, Susan Soper, Kate Faulkner, Sharon Bass, Brenda Brokke, and Leatha Koefler.
  • Group Print: Drop in and work on a collaborative blueprint-inspired drawing.
  • 50/50: Sign up to be the subject of one of NCMA artist-in-residence Kiki Farish’s 50-second portraits.
  • Green Scene: Make art outdoors and take a stroll through the Museum Park (weather permitting).
  • Teens, Inspired Pop-Up Gallery: Check out the accepted poems and 2-D works of art, and vote for your favorite.
  • Film Scene: Watch screenings of Teens, Inspired videos.
  • Blueprint Photo Booth: Draw your own backdrop for a selfie.
  • Work in Progress Student Exhibition: See student work in progress from three of the Museum’s online high school courses (available through North Carolina Virtual Public School).

ArtScene 2015 Spring Teen Event: Work in Progress
Saturday, April 25, 1–4 pm

About the North Carolina Museum of Art
The North Carolina Museum of Art’s permanent collection spans more than 5,000 years, from ancient Egypt to the present, making the institution one of the premier art museums in the South. The Museum’s collection provides educational, aesthetic, intellectual, and cultural experiences for the citizens of North Carolina and beyond. The 164-acre Museum Park showcases the connection between art and nature through site-specific works of environmental art. The Museum offers changing national touring exhibitions, classes, lectures, family activities, films, and concerts.

The Museum opened West Building, home to the permanent collection, in 2010. The North Carolina Museum of Art, Lawrence J. Wheeler, director, is located at 2110 Blue Ridge Road in Raleigh. It is the art museum of the State of North Carolina, Pat McCrory, governor, and an agency of the Department of Cultural Resources, Susan Kluttz, secretary.

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