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  • Alley Art Project:
    40th Anniversary Mural Ribbon Cutting

    Friday, September 30, 2016
    4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Add to Calendar 09/30/2016 4:30 PM 09/30/2016 8:00 PM America/New_York Alley Art Project:
    40th Anniversary Mural Ribbon Cutting

    September 30, 201640_only
    Capn’ Morgan’s Restaurant
    (36 Bridge Street, Corning, NY)

    Private Student Reception: 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
    For High School Learning Center Students, Parents, and Supporters

    Public Ribbon Cutting: 5:15 p.m.

    Urban Arts Crawl: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.     
    what else is going on at Urban Arts Crawl?

    Join us in celebrating a very special Alley Art Project mural – inspired by and designed with help from artist Virgil Ortiz. 

    Welcoming Artist Virgil Ortiz to Corning

    Heavily sought out by celebrities, royalty, collectors and museums, Cochiti Pueblo artist Virgil Ortiz combines art, décor, fashion, video and film in his artwork.

    Ancient Elder

    All summer, students have studied Ortiz’s Ancient Elder sculpture on view at The Rockwell, a work developed as part of Ortiz’s futuristic revolution story taking place in 2180 that restores sacred lands to the Pueblo peoples.

    From Theory to Fruition

    Inspired by this work, students created their own “super power” characters who are meant to help bring about important changes needed in society such as equality for all peoples.

    Hands On Learning

    The designs evolve as the students learn to mold and shape the materials.

    Mural Mock-Up

    Virgil Ortiz's design incorporates elements of each students’ work that will become this year’s Alley Art Mural. Under Ortiz’s guidance, the mural drawing will be painted by the HSLC students beginning in August.

    For over a decade, Rockwell Museum educators have been partnering with the High School Learning Center of the Corning-Painted Post Area School district to create stunning student-designed and painted murals that use The Rockwell’s own fine-art collection as inspiration.

    Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo), Ancient Elder/Pueblo Revolt 1680 – 2180 (front view), 2012, Clay, 20 x 7.5 x 2. in. Rockwell Museum Purchase by Silver Dollar Society. 2014.6.1. The Rockwell Museum.

    Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo), Ancient Elder/Pueblo Revolt 1680 – 2180 (front view), 2012, Clay, 20 x 7.5 x 2. in. Rockwell Museum Purchase by Silver Dollar Society. 2014.6.1. The Rockwell Museum.

    All summer, HSLC have studied Ortiz’s Ancient Elder sculpture on view at The Rockwell, a work developed as part of Ortiz’s futuristic revolution story taking place in 2180 that restores sacred lands to the Pueblo peoples. Inspired by this work, students created their own “super power” characters who are meant to help bring about important changes needed in society such as equality for all peoples. A final drawing is being created by Mr. Ortiz, incorporating elements of the students’ work that will become this year’s Alley Art Mural. Under Ortiz’s guidance, the mural drawing will be painted by the HSLC students September 27 – 30, 2016.

    More About Virgil Ortiz

    Virgil Ortiz in Corning, Fall 2015

    More about the Alley Art Project

    full press release

    This project is made possible by grants from The Triangle Fund and Great Circle Foundation, Inc., and William G. McGowan Charitable Fund.

     

     

     

     

    September 30, 201640_only
    Capn’ Morgan’s Restaurant
    (36 Bridge Street, Corning, NY)

    Private Student Reception: 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
    For High School Learning Center Students, Parents, and Supporters

    Public Ribbon Cutting: 5:15 p.m.

    Urban Arts Crawl: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.     
    what else is going on at Urban Arts Crawl?

    Join us in celebrating a very special Alley Art Project mural – inspired by and designed with help from artist Virgil Ortiz. 

    Welcoming Artist Virgil Ortiz to Corning

    Heavily sought out by celebrities, royalty, collectors and museums, Cochiti Pueblo artist Virgil Ortiz combines art, décor, fashion, video and film in his artwork.

    Ancient Elder

    All summer, students have studied Ortiz’s Ancient Elder sculpture on view at The Rockwell, a work developed as part of Ortiz’s futuristic revolution story taking place in 2180 that restores sacred lands to the Pueblo peoples.

    From Theory to Fruition

    Inspired by this work, students created their own “super power” characters who are meant to help bring about important changes needed in society such as equality for all peoples.

    Hands On Learning

    The designs evolve as the students learn to mold and shape the materials.

    Mural Mock-Up

    Virgil Ortiz's design incorporates elements of each students’ work that will become this year’s Alley Art Mural. Under Ortiz’s guidance, the mural drawing will be painted by the HSLC students beginning in August.

    For over a decade, Rockwell Museum educators have been partnering with the High School Learning Center of the Corning-Painted Post Area School district to create stunning student-designed and painted murals that use The Rockwell’s own fine-art collection as inspiration.

    Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo), Ancient Elder/Pueblo Revolt 1680 – 2180 (front view), 2012, Clay, 20 x 7.5 x 2. in. Rockwell Museum Purchase by Silver Dollar Society. 2014.6.1. The Rockwell Museum.

    Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo), Ancient Elder/Pueblo Revolt 1680 – 2180 (front view), 2012, Clay, 20 x 7.5 x 2. in. Rockwell Museum Purchase by Silver Dollar Society. 2014.6.1. The Rockwell Museum.

    All summer, HSLC have studied Ortiz’s Ancient Elder sculpture on view at The Rockwell, a work developed as part of Ortiz’s futuristic revolution story taking place in 2180 that restores sacred lands to the Pueblo peoples. Inspired by this work, students created their own “super power” characters who are meant to help bring about important changes needed in society such as equality for all peoples. A final drawing is being created by Mr. Ortiz, incorporating elements of the students’ work that will become this year’s Alley Art Mural. Under Ortiz’s guidance, the mural drawing will be painted by the HSLC students September 27 – 30, 2016.

    More About Virgil Ortiz

    Virgil Ortiz in Corning, Fall 2015

    More about the Alley Art Project

    full press release

    This project is made possible by grants from The Triangle Fund and Great Circle Foundation, Inc., and William G. McGowan Charitable Fund.