What is the future of the art world? That is a hard question to answer, but on Thursday, June 2 you can see the possibilities.
The Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies’ Night of the Arts (NOTA) will be a four-floor exhibit of K-12 students’ work at the A. Alfred Taubman Center of Design Education. It runs from 5:00-8:00pm.
This is the fifth year for the Night of the Arts and will showcase hundreds and hundreds of pieces created by students at the Henry Ford Academy: Elementary School K-5 and Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies 6-12.
These students also don’t appear to be on the track of starving artists either. The entire 2016 class will go on to either a two- or four-year college. They have also completed an internship and a related project and prepared an art portfolio.
There is no need to fear a night of strictly enforced repetitive work. While enjoying the light refreshments (also prepared creatively by students), patrons can look upon and enjoy an eclectic range of themes and media. Among them are printmaking, self-portraits, dream house drawings, character sculptures and much more.
What’s more, those creatively made snacks are part of ongoing work with the Detroit Food Academy.
This look at how a new generation of budding artists sees the world will be at the A. Alfred Taubman Center of Design Education, 485 W. Milwaukee St. in Detroit.
Those who wish to be a future participant in the schools’ art programs can apply for the 2016-2017 school year. Families may apply online at www.hfaelementary.org for grades K-5 and www.schoolforcreativestudies.org for grades 6-12. The schools are tuition-free. The Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies currently has 1200 students.
– Top photo: At by Naomi Cook, a 10th grade student at Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies
– All photos courtesy of Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies