art scene: little artist BIG ARTIST exhibit and opening reception

Thursday, April 24th, marks the opening of the Chula League’s Little Artist BIG ARTIST Art Show at Pump Project Art Complex, showcasing the work of program participants. Come out to 702 Shady Lane to enjoy a reception including food, drinks, music, and art from 6pm – 8pm.

Funded by Cherrywood Art Fair proceeds, the 2014 Little Artist BIG ARTIST program pairs promising 5th & 6th grade artists from Blackshear, Maplewood & Oak Springs Elementary schools with professional ‘BIG’ artists. Together they explore the creative process, make some really cool art and discuss how art moves from an idea to the marketplace. The program and its events are made possible by many talented, dedicated and caring people—people like Program Coordinator, Jennifer Ramos. She has an amazing amount of energy and passion for this program. LaBA is such a simple concept but one that has a massive impact. Believe in our kids, provide them with opportunity, and they will flourish.

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The opening tonight is a celebration of the little artists and their professional teachers and mentors. There will be great BIG and little artist artwork, light refreshments and musical performances by the Maplewood Ukulele Choir, the Oak Springs Dolphin Players recorder trio, and SWAN (featuring students from Blackshear). It is a night to celebrate their works and nurture their talents, and the organization is excited to welcome the community to enjoy the occasion.

The artwork will be on display Saturdays 12–5 pm through May 10 at Pump Project. Click here for a map.



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