One River School of Art + Design in collaboration with the The Westchester Mall in White Plains, NY will exhibit artwork from two weeks of Street Art camp by our Westchester County art students ages 8 to 18, from our Larchmont and Hartsdale, NY locations. Students created paintings inspired by graffiti and street art to convey their own individual messages. Students thought about the impact of different types of public art while exploring how audience and location function in the creation of motifs and iconography.
Artists like Banksy have placed graffiti on the map, and our campers were able to study the street art movement and create their own large-scale paintings on wood panels with acrylic spray paint! Anonymity, surprise, cleverness, and message are important elements to consider when approaching a project around graffiti, street, and public art. Students may be most familiar with the look of graffiti and its appropriation in advertising and popular culture. Students were challenged to consider their own style when creating pieces throughout this camp.
Join us for the opening reception of The Street Art Painting exhibition at The Westchester Mall in White Plains on Thursday, August 2nd, from 6-8PM. Light refreshments will be served. The exhibition will be displayed at the Savor Level Top Floor and will remain on display through mid-September 2018.
Opening Reception: August 2nd 2018, 6-8PM The Westchester Mall 125 Westchester Ave, White Plains, NY 10601
RSVP to the Exhibition Opening: https://larchmont.oneriverschool.com/events/
ABOUT ONE RIVER SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN Founded by Matt Ross in September of 2012 “one river” west of New York City, One River School of Art + Design has embarked on a mission to change art education in America by implementing a strategic franchise initiative which aims to add 100 new locations in major markets across America over the next five years. Its innovative flagship school in Englewood, NJ has taught thousands of students and established a new direction in art education. One River School’s second Bergen County location opened in Allendale, NJ in February of 2017 with two Westchester locations (Larchmont and Hartsdale) open now.