Long Beach Museum of Art Announces Middle School Biennial Exhibition Featuring Works of Art Created By Middle School Students From Long Beach Unified School District
LONG BEACH, CA (April 17, 2015) – The Long Beach Museum of Art (LBMA) will open a new exhibition on April 19 featuring works of art from middle school students from the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD). The Middle School Biennial Exhibition will feature 100 works from students inspired to illustrate a scene from a variety of popular literature including novels such as Moby Dick and the Harry Potter series. The exhibition will run through June 7.
For more than a decade, LBMA has hosted a biennial juried exhibition of artwork created by students from either middle schools or high schools in the LBUSD. This year 10 middle schools participated and the exhibition was coordinated by the Museum’s education department and the LBUSD.
Students were asked to reflect on a story, novel or poem they had read, which created a strong visual impact. They were then free to use any medium to create their work, which included 3D dioramas, collage, woodblock prints, and pastel illustrations.
A reception will be held for all participating students on Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 2:00-4:00 pm where they will receive a certificate of merit.
Participating schools include:
- Bancroft Middle School
- Franklin Classical Middle School
- Hill Classical Middle School
- Hoover Middle School
- Hughes Middle School
- Newcomb K-8 Academy
- Rogers Middle School
- Leland Stanford Middle School
- Elizabeth Hudson Elementary
- Tincher K-8 Preparatory School.