Teen Studio Project Reception for "Visions"
Tuesday May 2 – 6:30-8:00pm
The Firehouse and BMoCA Studio Project Teens invite you to a showing of “Visions”
After a series of fatal drug overdoses in our community, teens from Studio Project came together with a collective drive to address the problems of teen drug abuse. Under the mentorship of AG PNT, they created a collaborative mural focusing on a vision of drug abuse as a problem that needs to be dealt with, but it is also a problem that requires compassion, community support, and a critical closer look.
Studio Project is a program created by BMoCA that provides purposeful engagement for high school aged youth. This program is targeted to serve youth with opportunities to create dialogue about art, art making, and social issues as they affect young people. Participants create art with local artists, partner with nonprofits active in the local community, and plan fun and engaging events to share the artwork they created during the program.
AG, aka AGPNT (pronounced A. G. Paint), is a nomadic visual artist living on the road based in the United States. Born and raised in Michigan, his love for art was clear at a young age, but it wasn’t until he discovered graffiti and skateboarding that he found what truly inspired him to create. Fascinated with the rebellious, unconventional nature of the two, AG moved out to Colorado to live in the mountains and refine his skills on a skateboard and snowboard around some of the best extreme sports athletes and parks in the United States. Unaware of the art scene growing in Denver, AG discovered a world class street art movement in Denver’s RiNo Art District and became obsessed with improving his skills and concepts with a spray can.
The students will be raising money for Natural Highs. Natural Highs – Healthy Alternatives to Drugs & Alcohol is an interactive strengths-based Prevention/Intervention Peer Mentor Program that is co-created by teens to empower teens and their communities around healthy lifestyle choices and creating a positive peer culture.
Their MISSION is to empower teens and adults to become inspired leaders around healthy lifestyle choices and to work for positive change and social justice especially around substance abuse & mental health issues in their communities.
The students have created a limited edition print of their go to natural highs, things they reach for instead of substances. Natural Highs will be at the event educating the community on their mission as well as providing a mate bar and acu-detox.
Enjoy music and refreshments available for donation. Free and open to the public