Dutchess Day School Students

Art & Identity

May 10th — June 5th

Art & Identity Art Show by Dutchess Day School Students

Self-Portrait paintings by young artists in grades 5-8

Join us at the Artists reception: Saturday, May 18 from 5- 7 pm

Art & Identity is an exhibit of student art work that focuses on the exploration of self-identity by children in grades 5-8. Students focused on looking at oneself through drawing, painting, and collage. The art program at Dutchess Day School emphasizes having an open mind and creating an accepting space for students to feel safe and included and free to express themselves as humans and artists. The conversation around how to make a classroom and school feel safer and more inclusive takes place year round for every grade level. In particular for our middle school students, there is an emphasis on sharing ideas about how we view ourselves at home, in school, and in the world. Within the parameters of the assignment, the students were given freedom to create their self-portraits using paint on wood, paper, and canvas. There were art history lessons centered around artists and art movements including painters Joan Mitchell, Alex Katz, Peter Max, and Chuck Close.

Artwork is not for sale. For information on the Dutchess Day School art program or this exhibit, please contact Allison Howard Roland for more info on exhibit at 845.677.5014 ext 152 or aroland@dutchessdaysch.org  Learn more about Dutchess Day School in Millbrook, NY at www.dutchessday.org



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Montgomery Row Art Exhibition Space is located on the 2nd floor of Montgomery Row at 6423 Montgomery Street. Enter from Montgomery Street (stairs only) or Montgomery Row parking lots (elevator & stairs). Open M-F 9am-6pm, Sat 8am- 6pm, & Sun 8am-3pm, excluding holidays. Artist receptions are open to the public. Art is for sale unless otherwise noted. To purchase art, please contact artist directly. Sign up to receive notice of upcoming art exhibits. Artists interested in exhibiting, please contact us.