Dates: On view September 17-November 16, 2012
Location: Lobby Gallery (former ATM space) at 45 Memorial Circle in Augusta.
Hours: 9am to 9pm daily (the exhibition can be viewed without entering the building and is lit at night).
Cost: free and open to the public.
Visit the lobby gallery at 45 Memorial Circle in Augusta to enjoy Humanity Expressed Visually, a project by area art students. Humanity Expressed Visually features logo designs by students of Maranacook Community School and 21 Century Community Learning Center’s Lewiston Educational Achievement Program (LEAP). The show will run September 17 through November 16, 2012 and it is sponsored by the Kennebec Valley Art Association.Students in Jeremy Smith‘s Maranacook Community School course, Introduction to Art, recently studied and completed a project in logo design, animation and T-shirt printing with stencils. Mr. Smith has worked along with middle school students at the 21 Century Learning Center’s Lewiston Educational Achievement Program (LEAP) in Lewiston to create a similar logo and T-Shirt design project using block printing techniques. The projects are both spheres of Mr. Smith’s overarching mission to expand knowledge of communities, enhance communication and to foster self-awareness through hands-on, cultural, exploration in the visual arts. The overall project, including development of the logos and creation of the T-shirts, is called Humanity Expressed Visually and it is a new focus that Mr. Smith designed for teaching the arts, visual culture, and identity. Attendees to the 45 Memorial Circle lobby gallery in Augusta will be able to see the imagination, creativity, and dedication of some of the the 70 young artists and designers who participated in the project.