Responding to an audience underserved by museums, the Georgia Museum of Art (GMOA) at the University of Georgia has created a new program specifically for teenagers. The first Teen Studio Night is scheduled for Thursday, May 3, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Teens can join GMOA editor Mary Koon and textile designer Susan Hable as they discuss the exhibition "Pattern and Palette in Print: Gentry Magazine and a New Generation of Trendsetters," then participate in a fabric design workshop inspired by the exhibition.
"Pattern and Palette in Print" is a collaborative exhibition featuring work by students in the fabric design program at UGA's Lamar Dodd School of Art. Students took inspiration from the 1950s menswear periodical Gentry and were asked to create a color palette and design their own patterns based on their studies of the magazine and other 1950s-era media. Koon and Hable served as co-curators of the exhibition along with Clay McLaurin, fabric design chair at the art school.
"This is a really great chance for teens to work alongside successful professionals in the field and get authentic hands-on experience," said Melissa Rackley, who organizes community programs for GMOA's education department.
This program provides a unique opportunity for teenagers to tour the exhibition and participate in an individualized workshop with the co-curators. Pizza will be served and space is limited. Call the museum at 706.542.GMOA (4662) to reserve your spot.