Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Shanghai Lounge



The special exhibits room on the second floor of the Asian Art Museum has recently been turned into something called the Shanghai Lounge...



...with an uninteresting wall of computers with "New Media" about Shanghai...



...a wall to hang art messages created by visitors to the Shanghai exhibit on the floor below...



...and best of all, a display of woodcuts created by 14 teenagers who were part of this year's ArtSpeak summer program at the museum.



The woodcut and its print (above by William Yu) are displayed side by side...



...and a portfolio of each print has been given to their fellow artists and to a girls school in Shanghai ("Moo" is by Feibi Mcintosh).



Winner of the most up-to-the-moment piece is the Muni rant above by Imen Yeh which is priceless.

2 comments:

namastenancy said...

I really liked the woodcuts with their strong graphic line and political messages - felt that the students show real talent.

momo said...

Great art by the kids! We are going to see this when we come to town in August.