ITHE DYLLWILD ARTS ACADEMY PRESENTS THE IDYLLWILD ARTS ACADEMY VISUAL ARTS SHOWCASE AT THE MELISSA MORGAN FINE ART GALLERY ON MAY 6
Idyllwild Arts Academy presents its Spring 2022 Offsite Student Exhibition Reception for the Idyllwild Arts Family of Supporters in Desert Cities. After a break during COVID, visual arts students at Idyllwild Arts are excited to return to the wilderness and showcase their work, marking the reintroduction of a special partnership with Melissa Morgan Fine Art Gallery, which gives students a sneak peek unique taste of what it is to participate in the professional world of fine art. The visual arts reception will be held at the Melissa Morgan Fine Art Gallery (73-660 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260), a prestigious contemporary gallery in the heart of El Paseo, on May 6 from 4-7 p.m.
The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, will run until May 7 and will feature the year’s best visual works from students at Idyllwild Arts Academy, the pioneering arts high school that has changed lives through transformative power of art for over 70 years.
Curated by Visual Arts Chair Linda Santana with the Faculty of Visual Arts, the exhibition showcases the art of 28 artists in a variety of mediums, including painting, ceramics, mixed media, sculpture, drawing, photography, jewelry and printmaking. 40 works were chosen as outstanding examples of the high level of creativity and technical achievement of artists in grades 9-12. The art line speaks to the experiences of young visual artists in the 21st century with reflections on life, friendships, cultural mythologies and personal ethos. All artwork will be available for purchase in support of artists and Idyllwild Arts Academy.
Following the reception, a special rock concert by songwriting students from the Idyllwild Arts Academy will take place at the Melissa Morgan Sculpture Garden from 7-8 p.m., part of the new Melissa Morgan Concert Series, featuring pioneer musicians. The band is led by lead songwriter Gabi Gamberg and original songs will be performed.
Located on a 205-acre campus in the San Jacinto Mountains, the school was recently ranked the #1 private arts high school in America and prides itself on providing a unique experience for young artists over the age of 30. . countries.