Thursday, July 9, 2020
A Virtual Photography Exhibit by
Rye High School Advanced Placement Photography Students
The Guiding Light Program
The Ground Glass Association of Photographers
The Ground Glass, a 45 year old association of fine art photographers based at the Rye Arts Center in Rye, NY, has launched an outreach program called “Guiding Light”. This year the program teamed with students in the Advanced Placement Photography course at the Rye High School to provide supplementary instruction via mentorship and lectures, culminating in an exhibit of student portfolios at the Rye Arts Center Gallery. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, the latter part of the program was curtailed.
Instead of a physical exhibition, The Ground Glass presents a virtual gallery of the student portfolios at: http://gg-ryehs.ddns.net/pr/ .
The exhibit may also be accessed through The Ground Glass website at: http://www.thegroundglass.org
Saman Majd, a member responsible for establishment of the mentorship program, commented about the program, “Most members of The Ground Glass are adults with many years of experience in all aspects of photography. It’s a pleasure to share our knowledge with young people who share our enthusiasm for the photographic arts. This is an important first step in our new “Guiding Light” outreach program. “
The title of the student exhibit, “Sustained Investigations,” is derived from the underlying concept of the College Board AP Art and Design Course. The course guides students through an inquiry-based approach to learning about and making Art. During the school year, students conduct an in-depth, “sustained investigation” that involves practice, experimentation, and revision using materials, processes, and ideas. The course focuses on three fundamental ideas about Art which form the basis for in-depth study. The ideas are posed to students as the following questions:
1 – What informs artists in their process of making art ?
2 – How do artists make works of art ?
3 – How do artists present their work to viewers?
Over their year of study, students create a portfolio of their own work demonstrating development of materials, processes, and ideas. Portfolios include works of art, process documentation, and written information about the work presented.
The “Sustained Investigations” Exhibit represents a selection of photographic images from each student’s personal portfolio of work.
Please join us in congratulating the graduates of our inaugural mentorship program.
Event Location and Ticket Information
Date: Thursday, July 9, 2020
Times: All Day
Presenter: The Ground Glass
Presenter Phone: 914-582-0584
Presenter Website: http://www.thegroundglass.org