Art at Dawn: transFORM Gallery Exhibits New Rochelle High School PAVE Students
transFORM Gallery is happy to announce our annual exhibition of artwork by students in New Rochelle High School’s Performing and Visual Arts Education Program, PAVE. The opening reception will be held at transFORM Gallery on June 5, 2013 from 6 – 9 pm with drinks and refreshments for family and friends of New Rochelle High School and gallery attendees. The students will each be exhibiting three pieces of art, two of their choice and one focal work with the theme Myths & Legends. The exhibit will be on view for the public at transFORM Gallery through June 25th.
This years exhibiting students from the PAVE 2 Visual Arts class with instructor Alexi Rutsch Brock are: Amanda Appreku, Mariana Bernardini, Davina Bisaria, Yael Brown, Craig Collins, Daniel DaSilva, Ania Dunlap, Khadija Horton, Kayla James, Kristen Kaufman, Jacky Lemus, Selena Lozano, Nancy Mejia, Lelo Mnisi, Jennifer Orozco, Alyssa Sacco, Selin Selman, Abi Wacha, Amanda Wellstood, Chad Williams.
About the PAVE Program
Paving the way for our future Performing and Visual Artists by: Preparing the talented students to meet the demands necessary for their success, both academically and professionally, and by providing them with a broader knowledge, scope, insight, & balance in a comprehensive program of creative & artistic works. Acknowledging their heritage in the New Rochelle community through a curriculum which reflects and expresses this diversity. Viewing themselves as an integral part of the creative process. Empowering them to become leaders in the arts by developing their creativity, theatricalism, self-esteem, respect, mind and body, and their role as artists. Upon successfully completing 5 units of credit, students will receive a PAVE seal on their High School Diploma and fulfill the State Education Department requirement for a Fine Arts sequence.
About transFORM Gallery
transFORM Gallery, founded in 2009, is the unique combination of a traditional showroom for transFORM’s custom-designed storage systems and a contemporary art gallery hosting many diverse exhibitions a year. The 3,000-square-foot former industrial space contains furnished room settings that help visitors reimagine their home. The art adds sophistication to home offices, becomes the centerpieces for conference and coffee tables, and embellishes closets and entertainment centers. transFORM Art Curator, Kara O’Neill, “There are so many talented and creative people out there that really add to what we do. When artwork is combined with our custom cabinetry, there’s a whole synergistic effect that’s created.”
Since its opening, transFORM Gallery has collaborated with local artists and community arts organizations to support the advancement of the arts. Gallery co-owner, Andreas Mesis, “This is a wonderful opportunity for us. We have a space that supports imagination and innovation, and through that, the community at large.”