Congratulations to our High School Learning Center students for their latest creation! The HSLC Alley Art project mural ribbon cutting was held Thursday, October 1 on Bridge Street in Corning.
The 2020 design was conceived and developed under the direction of Amy Ruza, youth and family programs educator, alongside artists Tori Burdick and Gigi Alvaré, former Rockwell director of education.
Art and design classes began in February, and during the COVID-19 school closure students continued to work with the artists remotely to imagine and finalize the design. We invite you to explore this presentation, celebrating the youth artists and their contributions that led to the final design.
From the Rockwell Museum website: "The Alley Art Project is a result of a special collaboration between The Rockwell Museum and the High School Learning Center of the Corning-Painted Post Area School District. Each year, students create individual works of art that evolve into elements of a larger mural design to be painted in the Corning community. Students earn arts credits and community service hours toward their high school diploma during the time spent with Rockwell educators. The Alley Art Project supports students through the vigorous process of designing and producing public art – while cultivating a sense of pride and ownership in the community. This program, which continually receives positive feedback from community residents and leaders, continues to provide an excellent opportunity for students to strengthen their connection to the community in which they live by enabling them to meaningfully contribute to the aesthetics of the city."
Click this link to learn more about our latest HSLC mural