Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Check Out The "Don't Get It Twisted" Exhibition @ APEXART From May 1 to May 12 !

Don't Get It Twisted
Violence Affects Every One


Exhibition takes place at
APEXART
291 church street
new york ny 10013
t: 212.431.5270
www.apexart.org
May 1- May12, 2007
Exhibition Opening
Tuesday May 1
Reception: 6pm
Curator's Talk: 7 pm

Featured Artist:
Bradley McCallum and Jaqueline Tarry
Michael Paul Britto
John Abner
Lan Tuazon
Jessica Acobe

Student Curators:

Keith Campell
Stephanie Aracena
Juan Chalas
Shanay Francis
Ashly Rivera
Crystal Gutierrez
Eliezer Rodriguez
Jossie Medina
Maria Santana
Daniel Laureano II
Nytieria Young
Yusef Clay
Esteffani Russo
Jennifer Flores
Edgar Pena
Leo Plourde
Ashley Rodriguez
Elizabeth Castellanos

Art Benefits All Coalition Alternative (ABACA), Inc., was founded in 1992 through an innovative partnership among five arts organizations(Artist Space, Art in General, The Drawing Center, Franklin Furnace, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council) and Satellite Academy/Forsyth Campus(SA/F), an alternative public high school serving students throughout New York City. Satellite joined forces with these organizations, all in close proximity, to form ABACA to provide a range of culturally diverse arts education experiences for youth who have had little experience with galleries, alternative spaces and museums. The current partners(Artist Space, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Satellite Academy) Continue to support ABACA's mission to enhance student's achievement, broaden student's horizons and build self-esteem through experiences of success in the arts.

Satellite Academy, Forsyth Street, is an alternative high school founded in 1979.
It is a school founded with the intention of catching young people who have fallen through the cracks at other schools, have chosen to leave or have been asked to leave other educational settings for any number of reasons. We are a vital and diverse community of learners devoted to transforming young minds and lives through education. We believe in the power of knowledge, of words, of arts, of relationships and of the power of non-violence. We nurture self-determination, hope and confidence. Our 200 students enroll on classes that are designed to re-awaken their love of learning and to foster a sense of community. Our curriculum encourages students to make connections between what they encounter in their academic pursuits and what they experience in the world. At Satellite Academy, education is liberation.

apexart was founded in 1994, by artist Steven Rand, apexart is a 501(c)(3) not for profit contemporary visual arts organization based in New York City with an exhibition space, an international residency, various ongoing public programs, and a conference series. Known primarily for our compelling exhibition program, we are committed to cultural and intellectual diversity with a focus on contextualizing international contemporary art and culture. apexart's focus is on ideas, and our programs and printed materials are intended to encourage thought and commentary and to stimulate public dialogue about contemporary art, enriching the cultural landscape of New York City. apexart's audience is broad and growing with over 7,000 visitors to our exhibition space annually.

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