March 31 - April 8, 2023
Opening Reception March 31, 6-8pm
Brand Library & Art Center was pleased to announce the opening reception of the 2nd Annual Brand Classroom Showcase of Glendale Unified School District, 2022-2023 on Friday, March 31, from 6-8pm.
Each year the Annual Brand Classroom Showcase of Glendale Unified School District (ABCS of GUSD) features artwork in a wide range of media by upper-level students from the five public high schools in Glendale. Photography, painting, ceramics, sculpture, video and installation art are represented in this exciting exhibition that provides students with a public platform for their voices and their art.
The Annual Brand Classroom Showcase is the culminating event in a larger program that provides Glendale high school students the opportunity to learn directly from local art professionals. Each year students are invited to Brand Library & Art Center for a full day of interactive, hands-on learning. The students receive instruction on the proper handing and installation of artwork, curation, presentation, and marketing. Past guest educators have been from Disney Archives, The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, and the Museum of Contemporary Art. This year we welcomed Matt Ohm, Lead Preparator at the Autry Museum of The American West, and Erin Stone, Co-Director of 11:11 Projects. Educators provided the students with best practices for handling and installing artwork, as well as practical lessons on supporting their art practice while pursuing an arts career and insights on marketing their artwork and communicating with galleries.
The 2nd Annual Brand Showcase was on view March 31 - April 8, 2023. A free, public opening reception was held on Friday, March 31, 6-8pm. Musical performances by students from Glendale High School took place throughout the evening and refreshments were served.
The exhibition was presented in partnership with GUSD and is sponsored by the Brand Associates.
The Brand Associates offered an ARTful Conversations workshop on Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at 6pm in conjunction with the exhibition.