Midwest Artist Studios Group Show
March 3 – April 1, 2017
Opening reception: Friday, March 10, 5:00–9:00 pm
WPCA is proud to host the first Midwest Artist Studios™ Group Show, opening on March 3 and reception on Friday, March 10, from 5 to 9 pm. The Midwest Artist Studios™ (MAS) project is the brainchild of artist, gallerist and art educator Frank Juarez. Marking its third year in 2016, Juarez traveled throughout the Midwest, over 5800 miles and 18 cities/towns, visiting artists at their studios to document and learn about their art and process.
The project creates a dynamic resource for K-12 students and art educators, using current art practices from artists and using those practices to develop curriculum that is relevant, concurrent and innovative. The project answers the criticism in art education of relying on decades-old curriculum, teaching the historic masters of art, e.g. dead artists, and not providing students context on contemporary artists who are breaking new ground. Read on.