Treat yourself to the sounds of WEMS FM 180 as our young djs from Elkhardt Middle School spin vinyl at The BIG Show. This spring, India Paige and the others in our program have hit pause on their iPods and put the needle on the record– to explore the art of vinyl records and the djs who play them, and discover a new side of themselves. You’ll want to hear this show!
Bryce Bedford is putting together the pieces of his dream machine, a collection of multimedia works that allow him to create a greater vision of himself and his future. We hope you will find Bryce at his exhibit at The BIG Show, and ask him and his fellow artists from the Falling Creek Boys & Girls Club about their artwork!
Transformation occurs in every ART 180 program, but we rarely see it literally take place within a single artwork–as we do in the dance piece choreographed by our young people at Blackwell Elementary School. There Tamiyah Crawley, Alonshay Witcher and others have learned how creative movement can help them express themselves, and feel good doing it! Their performance at The BIG Show will incorporate yoga, dance, poetry and more. Don’t miss it.
Shantaeja Grier and Jade Perry have travelled an interesting path over the past 12 weeks in our street art program at Boushall Middle School. Their destination? The creation of a large-scale painted map of a place discovered only through their own imagination. In the city they’ve made spaghetti grass lines the streets, hamburgers have wheels and nearly everything is edible. Let these young artists take you on a guided tour of this magical world at The BIG Show!
Jaysen is coming to The BIG Show–are you? Preparations are in full swing for ART 180’s premier annual event, which takes place this year on Wednesday, June 6 at 6pm at the Plant Zero event space.
The BIG Show is our chance to celebrate the spectacular young talent of Richmond. This inspiring event features art works ranging from street art to sculpture, dance to documentary film–all created by young people at 12 program sites throughout the City. We’ll be counting down to The BIG Show on June 6 by featuring one program a day for the next two weeks.
Jaysen Walker and others in the ART 180 program at The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club look forward to sharing their stories at The BIG Show. They’ll be putting their words to music in a unique performance of the poetry only they could write.
Won’t you join us June 6 and hear what they have to say?