Heather Longway Photography
August 8 - September 19, 2015On display at our Indoor Galleries
Over the course of 8 weeks, MOA's Design and Build Program Interns collaborated on original artworks under the theme of "Altered Reality." Artist in Residence, Cory Gilstrap of Imagined Creations and Studio Manager, Mickey Boyd led 12 creative individuals through the design and build process.
Design and Build Alumni: Mickey Boyd, Katerina Kapodistrias and Ben Patterson will also have installations in the Atrium Gallery. Cory Gilstrap will create a custom installation in MOA's Gallery C as well.
Optical illusions are transfixed and the mind is played upon in Altered Reality. The exhibition twists everyday perceptions, disrupts expectation and slants idealism. After all, what really is reality?
In addition to the collaborative works created by the 2015 Design and Build team, Altered Reality will also include original art by Design and Build Master Artist Instructor Cory Gilstrap who specializes in soft sculpture and puppet making. The second annual alumni exhibition, featuring artwork by Mickey Boyd, Katerina Kapodistrias, and Ben Patterson, will also be on exhibit in the Civic Center Atrium.
"MOA's Design and Build program has been operating for nearly 25 years" said MOA President and Executive Director Cynthia Madden Leitner. "The program is highly competitive and affords undergraduate students the opportunity to work under the direction of a master artist to create thematic, site-specific artworks."
Since 1991, MOA's Design and Build program has provided an opportunity for young artists, students and creative minds to express their creativity in collaborative art projects. Assisted by professional artists in residence, Design and Build participants produce exciting and original site-specific art works for public spaces in the Denver metro area and MOA's indoor gallery. Interns find creative solutions to practical challenges as they master the skills to transform their creative ideas into finished pieces.
The program generates temporary public art and exhibitions while offering lessons in collaborative teamwork, problem-solving and aesthetic and technical considerations. From concept to installation, students must consider a variety of elements including environmental concern, safety, budgeting, project design, proposal writing, maquette making, construction and installation. Summer session Design and Build interns receive a paid stipend and college credit is also available.
OPENING RECEPTION INFORMATION
Please join us as we celebrate the culmination of this summer's Design and Build Program at the opening reception on Saturday, August 8th from 5-8pm. There will be food, drinks, music and great art!
Join our Facebook Invitation and feel free to bring friends.
The Design and Build Program is generously sponsored by the City of Englewood, Xcel Energy Foundation and the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.