Imagine if you could see and feel music. What would it look like? Sometimes music makes us feel emotions we can’t describe. Just like music, art can make us feel things there is no name for. This exhibit demonstrates the connection between music and art, and the indescribable feelings they share. View the Ears & Eyes exhibit in the front of the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery May 7 – July 22.
In addition to pieces from the library’s permanent collection, the following area high school students will have work on display in the exhibit:
- Maya Beyer, Topeka High School
- Josias Espinoza, Highland Park High School
- Carsyn George, Washburn Rural High School
- Shyanne Hall, Washburn Rural High School
- Kathy Martinez-Reynaga, Highland Park High School
- Brianna Reynolds, Jefferson West High School
- Cody Simonsen, Seaman High School
- Jasmine Simpson, Washburn Rural High School
- Adriana Stewart, Topeka High School
What does a Curate This! Teen Curator do?
This annual program brings teens together from area high schools to curate an exhibit. To begin the participants decide on a theme or main idea.
The teen curators put out a call for art from high school artists and select pieces that help tell their story best. By looking through the artworks in the Sabatini Gallery permanent collection (things we own), they fill out the exhibit.
The guest curators research our records and use the library resources to create text for the exhibit, which includes information for the artwork labels. They also write a curatorial statement that explains the story or idea the exhibit is organized around.
Teen Curators learn to mat and frame artworks as needed. Deciding where each of the pieces and text will be placed is an important part of the layout process. Finally, the teen curators hang the artworks with careful measuring and leveling, and arrange the cases.
Voila! It is a finished exhibit.
Meet the Teen Curators
Maya Irene Byer
Kathy Martinez Reynaga
Ever since I was a child living in Southern California, I have had a penchant for the arts. It is through art that I am able to express myself and inspire others. Constantly seeking growth, I pull inspiration from the daily lives of other artists and my family members.